07 Jan 2018
December, 11 2017
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We look forward to welcoming all the swimmers to the

Winter Elementary Gala

Sunday 7th January 2018.


  The gala will take place at the The Spa, Beckenham, not Trinity School.

  Sign in will take place between 8.30am-9am and will be located behind the welcome desk in the foyer.  Swimmers should sign in for each event that they have entered.  There may be a queue on the morning so please be patient and please be aware that the Spa will be open to other members at this time.

  Warm up will take place between 9.00am and 9.30am and will commence with the boys.  Please remind swimmers that they are not allowed poolside until 9am and only when a coach is present.

  The gala will begin at 9.35am promptly and the estimated finish time is 12.30pm.

  All events will be swum as Heat Declared Winner (i.e. no finals and will be seeded in squad order and then YoB).

  Medals will be awarded  to the 1st to 6th fastest swimmers in each age group.  Age Groups are as follows:  * 8 & under * 9 years * 10 years * 11 years * 12  years * 13 & over  (Age as at 31/12/18).


  Swimmers are reminded that they should bring with them the following items:

* Two towels - one for poolside & one to get changed with *

* Goggles that do not leak plus spares in case of emergency *

* BSC hat * BSC top * A drink * Snacks *

  Entry to the event will be £3 (children free) and programmes will be available at a cost of £1 each.

 If any of our officials are available to help out and have not let David Ziwa know, please can they do so as we still need more officials!!

  Thank you to all officials and helpers who have kindly given up their time on Sunday to ensure that this gala can run as a licensed meet.  For many of our swimmers, this will be their first gala, so please show your support and encouragement from the gallery with plenty of loud cheering and applause.

Thanks, Katrina


Please find attached the Accepted Entries for this Gala.  Please get back to Katrina Pauling (katrinapauling@gmail.com) by Wednesday 27th December 2017 if there are any issues - this is a hard deadline so we can then compile the programme in time.

Parents who have paid too much will be able to collect Refunds on the day from Katrina (towards the end of the day).

To ensure we keep our licensed status, & therefore times can be used for entry into the Kent Championships, we urgently require more of our officials to offer their help on the day - please contact David via email davidziwa@hotmail.com.

Regards & Merry Christmas!


Please find attached the details relating to the Winter Elementary Gala taking place on Sunday 7th January 2018 at The Spa, Beckenham.  This Gala is open to the following squads: Dev 2, Blue, White, Bronze, Silver, Club & Platinum.  Swimmers in gold squad can compete in this gala but on a time trial basis only

This is a licensed Level 4 Gala with no Qualifying Times - swimmers will be seeded in Squad, then YOB order.  Please read all the information and conditions carefully before entering your child, making sure you are entering events that are open to them & if needs be speak with your coach.

This gala will be the LAST CHANCE to qualify for the Kent Swimming Championships so in order for any times achieved to be recognised we need all of our officials to offer their help to ensure we meet the licensing conditions.  The format is slightly different from normal in that it will only be in the morning, so won't take up your entire day.  So please can our officials offer their help & contact David Ziwa, thank you!

Also, we cannot run this gala effectively without the help of parents - so please contact Mark if you are able to help!

If you'd like your child to compete in this gala, please get your entries back to me by Monday 11th December as follows: email to katrinapauling@gmail.com / post to Katrina Pauling - 2 Woodclyffe Drive, Chislehurst, BR7 5NT.

In line with the new Gala Entry Procedure please return your entries and agree the amount that you need to pay with me before the deadline date. 

  • Cheques should be made payable to Beckenham Swimming Club (not BSC) & please include the swimmer's name and 'WEG18' on the back.  
  • If you are paying by bank transfer, please REMEMBER TO USE THE NEW ACCOUNT (Sort Code: 60-02-12, Account 53746031), and please use WEG18+Swimmer Surname as the reference.

In addition, please remember the £1 admin fee per swimmer/per gala to cover incremental bank fees (this is included on the entry form). 

Many thanks
Katrina Pauling & Mark Ryan