At Team Galas you swim for your team against 5 or 7 other clubs. Each swim gains points towards an overall club total. These gala’s only last a couple of hours, but are exciting and lots of fun.
The aim of the club is to try and enter Team Gala's, not only because they are shorter in duration, but also because they are exciting and encourage team spirit. However, with a small squad it is essential that we have the maximum number of swimmers available.
These are like small Open Gala's that require no entry times and are only open to a maximum of eight clubs. They run in one afternoon or session and usually cover about 3-6 events.
Please note you should not enter any events that you have swum at County Championship level. These meets are designed to allow less experienced swimmers to gain official times, or for those wanting to swim in events they don't usual participate in.
At Open Meets you swim as an individual against lots of other swimmers. Swimmers choose their own events (with the help of a coach if needed). Sometimes there are heats and finals, medals are usually issued for the top 3 swimmers. These galas may take place over 2-3 days.
In order to enter these Meets you must have an official time from a previous licensed Meet.
There are entry standards and sometimes 'no faster than' or 'no slower than' times as well.
These qualifying times and speed limits will be posted on the website as appropriate.