The home of Competitive swimming in Harrogate, North Yorkshire

About HDSC Open Galas

Open Meets at the Hydro

HDSC runs its successful meets at the Harrogate Hydro.
  • The pool opened in April 1999. It is a purpose built 25-metre, 8 lane competition pool with Anti-Turbulence ropes, Swim Down Pool, OMEGA Ares21 Electronic Timing with a colour interactive results display . We have up to date IT systems for the electronic results service and also aim to publish results to this web site after each meet. The Meet Administration team includes over 50 years experience of running events up to 2012 Olympics.
  • The Hydro Pool is about a mile from the noted shopping facilities of Harrogate, where pre-pay ticket parking is available for the shops.  Parking at the Hydro is available and free, but may fill up closer to meet start time. Please do not park on the grass at the Hydro - cars simply sink In the mud. The tractor to pull you out is stunningly expensive (and doesn't take credit cards).
  • 'Safe Sport Away' guidelines - The Hydro takes safety very seriously, and Harrogate is a pleasant town. However, if you are bringing a group to the Hydro and need information to help with your routine risk assessment, then email webmaster@swimharrogate.org and we will be delighted to help


The Hydro Open Meet Galas

Open Meet Results History HDSC Meet General Terms & Conditions

HDSC Gala Dates for your diary:-

2016 Janus Meet  9/10 January

On the National Licensed Meet List. Janus is the mythological Roman God of  beginnings and transitions, thence also of gates, doors, and time. Ideally scheduled for getting qualification times for the new competitive Calendar, especially for County Qualification. This meet filled up very quickly in 2015. A meet for the groups of swimmers who are hoping to improve times and need some well organised competitive experience to help them get a good boost to their competition season.

Janus Meet Details

2016 Spa Town Graded Meet 2/3 April
On the National Licensed Meet List . This meet is first come first served and sold out within minutes in 2015. A meet for the groups of swimmers who are hoping to improve and need some competitive experience to help them.

Spa Town Details

2016 Summer A graded meet 11/12 June
Harrogate's renowned Summer A Grade meet once again scheduled for June. THIS MEET IS LICENSED AT LEVEL 3 BY THE A.S.A. (3NE3050) AND RESULTS WILL QUALIFY SWIMMERS FOR ENTRY INTO REGIONAL & COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Just at the right time to get some great times to round off your season. Entries are accepted for this meet in the traditional way based upon entry times. And its sure to be as popular as our other 2016 meets