See below our NEW 2021-2022 Gala Calendar!
Please visit this page for gala updates throughout the year. Gala registration form links will shortly be added here – watch this space!
Entries for many of the meets below can be checked on: OpenMeets.co.uk
|Date||Meet||Venue||Course||Group||Entry & Closing|
|9 – 10 Oct||Yorkshires||John Charles||Short||Qualifiers||Closed|
|23 – 24 Oct||Yorkshires||Ponds Forge||Short||Qualifiers||Closed|
|6 – 7 Nov||NERs||Ponds Forge||Short||Qualifiers||Closing: 27/10/21|
|14 Nov||Spenborough Bonfire Bash||John Charles||Short||Whole Squad (Apart from Upper Regional Groups)||Closed|
|3- 5 Dec||SE Winter National Champs||Ponds Forge||Short||Qualifiers||Closing: 25/11/21|
|11 – 12 Dec||YCBC Winter Extravaganza||John Charles||Short||Whole Squad||Closed|
|8-9 Jan||City of Leeds New Year Meet||John Charles||Long||Whole Squad (Apart from Upper Regional Groups)||TBC|
|15-16 Jan||City of Derby Level 1 Meet||Ponds Forge||Long||Coach Advised||TBC|
|12 March||Jorvik Spring Festival||John Charles||Short||Whole Squad||TBC|
|26-27 March||CoS Premier Meet, Level 1||Ponds Forge||TBC||Coach Advised||TBC|
|1 April||Derventio Excel, Level 1||Ponds Forge||Long||Coach Advised||TBC|
|23-24 April||NERs||John Charles||Long||Qualifiers||TBC|
|30 April – 1 May||NERs||TBC||Long||Qualifiers||TBC|
|7-8 May||NERs||John Charles||Long||Qualifiers||TBC|
|April/May TBC||British Champs||TBC||Long||Qualifiers||TBC|
|12 June||Jorvik Viking Sprints||John Charles||Short||Whole Squad (Apart from Upper Regional Groups)||TBC|
|26-31 July||British Summer Champs||TBC||TBC||Qualifiers||TBC|
|5-9 August||Summer Nationals||TBC||TBC||Qualifiers||TBC|
Important Gala Documents
Do I have to compete in galas?
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 York Sport swimming hat, goggles, T shirt, footwear such as flip flops or similar, two towels, snacks and plenty water. You might also want to bring something to do in between events when you are not swimming or supporting your team.