Gala Descriptions

TEAM EVENTS –

Mini League

This is a team event for swimmers under 12 years of age, and whose birthday is
before the 30th June on the competing year. Entry is free for all swimmers as
Kingston pays a fee for the team. Points are awarded, and the top six teams
swim off in the final (which is normally held sometime in June each year) for
medals and trophies.

Winter League

This is a team event for swimmers of all ages whose birthday is before the 31st
December on the competing year. Entry is free for all swimmers as Kingston pays
a fee for the team. This competition now takes place on the one day (usually in
October each year), and up to 12 clubs compete. Points are awarded, and medals
and trophies are presented to the top teams.

Invitational Meets

These are team events (rather than individuals) with rules decided by the organising
club. They can be for medals but are usually for a team trophy or cup.
Generally no entry fee is charged for these types of event, but if required
Kingston will pay.

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS –

Graded Galas

Like the Kingston sprints in November, this is an event for swimmers from various
invited clubs, who have not swum faster than the time band imposed by the
organising club. This is normally swam for individual medals. Swimmers who swim
faster than the time band will not be awarded a medal. The medals will be
awarded to the swimmers who swim closest to the time band, but not faster.

“Too Fast” prizes are normally awarded to swimmers who break the time band.
Ages are dependent on the organising club’s format. Costs per race are set by
the organising club (generally between £4.00 and £5.00 per race). Swimmers must
pay the club any required fees before the final entry date to be submitted for
entry.

West District Championships

This is a premier event for swimmers from all affiliated clubs in the west of Scotland,
who have reached a qualifying time. Swimmers who compete and do not reach the
qualifying time on the day will be fined £2.00 per race. Swimmers must pay the
club any required fees before the final entry date to be submitted for entry
(generally between £4.00 and £5.00 per race). Entry for each event is not
guaranteed and swimmers may be rejected or held as reserves.

 

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