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A Guide to Galas

Galas are organised competitions for swimmers to compete against each other. There are different levels of galas, from those aimed at novice swimmers through to higher levels for experienced swimmers, right up to National competitions.

Find Out More About Galas

If you are a parent, carer or swimmer who is involved in competitive swimming, you may have questions on how to get started.  Here you will find useful information to help you navigate the world of swimming galas, from entering your first gala through to competing at County, Regional or National competitions. If you need advice, please speak to your squad coach, the Competition Secretary ( or other parents and guardians who will be happy to help.