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Entering Galas

There are a range of competitive meets that your child may participate in.


Open meets:

Any swimmer can enter a level 4 or 3 meet. There are generally no qualifying times (although there may be upper times and a swimmer can occasionally be too fast). Qualifying times are required for level 1 meets. Check the events calendar for upcoming galas and their levels. An email will be sent out providing entry details. Paper forms can be then handed to the competition secretary and money paid in cash or by BACS.

Read more about licensed meets here


Yorkshire and North Eastern competitions:

A swimmer will need a qualifying time to compete at these. You can check the times that your child will need on the Yorkshire ASA site, and your child's current times on their asa rankings page. However, the competition secretary will inform you if your child has achieved the times and will then invite you to enter the appropriate competitions.


Interhouse galas:

These are internal galas that are run quarterly. Swimmers will compete in a range of races. By achieving certain times in the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Freestyle they will be able to move squads. Look at the progression times page for more information and the events calendar for upcoming dates. It is important to note that these times are used for club purposes and will not appear on asa rankings. However it is still important that swimmers try to attend, particularly if they wish to progress to a higher squad. These are held on training nights and an email will be send out providing details.


Club championships:

An annual event held in November which covers a range of stroke and distances in both individual and team events. Results are announced at the presentation evening which is held every January. An email will be sent out asking you to confirm which races your child would like to enter. There is no cost.


Barnsley Minor League:

A range of girls and boys are selected (based on their times) to compete against other clubs in their league. There are three events per year and you will be emailed if your child is selected. It's a really fun event so do try to attend if you do get the email!

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