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