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Annual Gala

*** GALA RESULTS are now online!

The 2018 club gala will be on Saturday 17th November this year from 17:30 to 19:30 at the Nottingham University swimming pool.

The club organises a Gala every year for swimmers in the club to compete against other swimmers in the same age group.   You can download an entry form to be handed in at the desk.

(Hopefully!) everything you need to know about the gala is here.  If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact any of the committee members.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS    Each child must be able to swim 25 metres

RACES    On arrival please check the notice boards to find your race(s).

RACE RULES              Starting  - EITHER   a) by diving or jumping off starting blocks

                                                                b) by diving or jumping from poolside

                                                                c) from within pool (e.g. as backstroke start)

Use both hands to complete breaststoke and butterfly events.

Electronic timing is provided by the University staff.

HELPERS                Compere – tbc

                                Allcomers relay organiser – tbc

                                Events Recorder – tbc

                                Starter – tbc

SCORING                  The principle of the scoring system is to reward all round effort.

SYSTEM                 1.       Points awarded as follows: 1 point for first place, 2 points for second place etc.

                               2.    Non-participation (in any event) scores 10 points - so, the more events you enter, the better your points score!

TIMETABLE             Please arrive at 5.15 for a prompt start at 5.30

1.       5.30-5.40 Pool available for warm-ups

2.       5.40- 7.15 Individual events

3.       7.15 All-comers fun relay (One adult team captain and as many children as volunteer – usually teams of seven/eight. The challenge for the organiser is to ensure all teams enter the final leg in contention)

4.       7.30 Warm down and get changed.


POOL   ETIQUETTE     Swimmers can get cold between events.  Please bring enough towels to keep them warm


  1. Spectator facilities comprise tiered concrete seating down each side of the pool. Bring your own cushions. ALL SHOES NEED TO BE REMOVED IN THIS AREA.
  2. There's a very small viewing area adjacent to the shallow end overlooking the pool.
  3. Changing rooms at entrance. Lockers available (refundable deposit system)