What we enter
Bristol North offer a range of competitions to suit all levels of swimmer. In fact, being a smaller club we aim to ensure that nobody misses out; that everyone has the opportunities that they need to compete at a comfortable level which helps them progress their swimming.
As we are a competitive club, it is expected that all squad swimmers compete. This can be very frightening for new, particularly younger swimmers, and so we have many events on the annual calendar to make this transition easier.
There are a number of different types of competition and this can be confusing for first-time parents and swimmers. We have attempted to distil this into something that ordinary parents, like us, can digest.
Just us (no other clubs are involved) and held every June. A great way to start competing in a supportive environment, develop race practice and gain personal bests.
Leagues & Galas
We enter gala leagues like the National Arena league, Cotswold League, and Southern Junior League. They are a terrific opportunity to compete as a team and typically available from 8 years. For galas, we select the team and the races that you enter.
The club organises entry into open meets for its members. Our 9/over swimmers use these to develop race experience and acquire Championship qualifying times. For open meets, you choose the races that you enter.
are held annually in Gloucester for qualifying 10/over swimmers and are a great opportunity to compete at a higher level, and experience competitive swimming at its most exciting.
are the peak of amateur competitive swimming and a significant achievement for those who reach this level.
BNSC Junior Open
For over 40 years, Bristol North has hosted its annual Junior Open in September. This has become an important event at the start of the swimming season, and a great opportunity for young swimmers (9-12 years) to compete at a friendly, fun, competitive event.
The next BNSC Junior Open will be held in September 2021, at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.
Further details (the meet pack) for our 2021 open meet will be posted here when available.