Galas

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There are different types of Swimming Galas. Galas where the club competes as a team against other clubs in Leagues or friendly Galas or Galas where the swimmer competes individually in licensed meets.

All licensed meets are subject to ASA laws and regulations and the ASA Technical Rules of Racing. They are graded into four levels.

  1. Level 1 Meets are long course (50m) only and cover National, Regional and County Championships. Their purpose is to enable athletes to achieve qualifying times for entry into National, Regional and County Championships.
  2. Level 2 Meets are short course (25m) only and cover National, Regional and County Championships. Their purpose is to enable athletes to achieve qualifying times for entry into National, Regional and County Championships in short course.
  3. Level 3 Meets are long and short course events. Their purpose is to enable athletes to achieve times for entry into Regional and County Championships and other Meets at Level 1 or Level 2.
  4. Level 4 Meets are entry level events in pools 25m or greater. Club Championships are an example. They are for inexperienced athletes and swimmers seeking to compete outside their club environment. If times are good athletes progress to Level 3 Meets.

This should give you a brief overview of galas however, if you have any queries relating to galas, entry requirements, qualifications times, eligibility etc, please contact John our Competition Secretary on competitionsecretary@stivesbayswimclub.co.uk