The gala is at Beverley Leisure Centre, Flemingate, Beverley, HU17 0LT. There are usually marshalls in the car park directing you to where to park which is sometimes off the leisure centre site.
Please do not forget your spectator tickets as you be unable to access the seating area without them and you cannot purchase tickets on the day.
Morning warm up begins at 8.00am with the first race at 9.00am.
Afternoon warm up starts at 1.00pm with the first race at 2.00pm.
Please ensure your swimmer is poolside 15 minutes before their warm up starts.
All swimmers should have an old or training suit for the warm up and change into their competition suit prior to racing. Swimmers should not be sat around in wet clothing for long periods. Swimmers will need goggles, their blue T hat, and plenty of towels (always handy to sit on!) Swimmers also need their T-bag top/a t-shirt and shorts for wearing between races. Suitable footwear is a good idea too as it can be slippy on poolside.
Swimmers need plenty of drinks and some small energy snacks. Please do not send any foods containing:
Nuts, Seafood, Kiwi, Sesame and Avocado.
We have some swimmers with severe allergies and even trace amounts can cause a serious reaction. Please ask swimmers not to share their snacks either.
Finally once your swimmer goes poolside they are under the care of the coaches and team managers and will be required to remain poolside for the morning/afternoon. Swimmers MUST inform the coaches if they leave poolside to go to the changing rooms or the toilet.
Parents are not allowed poolside during galas and swimmers should not leave poolside to sit with their parents. If the coaches feel there is an issue with your swimmer they will contact you.
Swimmers should see their coach after they have raced for a debrief and cool down, not leave poolside to go and see their parents. Please also ensure your swimmer has something to do while waiting for their races (book/gadget) it can be a long wait between races.
If for any reason you need to withdraw your swimmer please email the squad email ASAP, Danny will be poolside all day.