Details of all galas can be found on this page and through the Calendar on the left hand side. Please download a copy of the galas for 2018-19 using the link below.

Gala Calendar 2018 – 2019

Find your swimming times from the Swim England site

Important Gala Documents

Nutrition for Swimmers
Swimming Terminology
Convert times – Long Course – Short Course
Swimming Galas
TSS Competition Guide
Code of Conduct for Swimmers
Code of Conduct for COMPETITIONS

Do I have to compete in galas?

Yes is the short answer! Swimming in galas is the best way to improve and register your times with the ASA. Gala practice is vital for a swimmer and each squad member is expected to enter at least some galas throughout the year. Galas are organised so that all swimmers get the chance to compete at some point.

Can I discuss my child’s progress with the coaches?

Yes you can book appointments with the coaches to discuss your child’s development. You are not allowed to discuss any matters at poolside however as this is against pool etiquette and distracts the coaches from their coaching duties.

Support at Galas

Parents/carers are welcome to come and spectate at galas. Most galas will charge a fee for entry of about £5.  If you cannot attend a gala that your swimmer has entered then please let the team manager know beforehand along with any emergency contact details.

What do I bring to galas?

You’ll need to bring plenty of water and snack. Please be aware of food that cannot be taken for allergy reasons (nuts, kiwis, sesame seeds and strawberries)   Guidance on nutrition can be found using the link.

What kit do I need at a gala?

You’ll need a Tadcaster swimming hat, goggles, T-bag shirt, two towels, snacks and plenty water. Some swimmers like to take a pair of crocks or similar. You might also want to bring something to do inbetween events when you are not swimming or supporting your team.  You can order kit through the order form on the Swim Squad noticeboard and handing it to a committee member. If no committe member is available you can hand it into reception with payment to be placed in the Squad tray.