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 It may contain some deviations from the Swimming Calendar which was fixed at start of the year – Check regularly here for Gala information and Social information related to the club. 

June 2017

  • Conacht Munster Long Course Gala

  • June 2-4 2017.
  • June 2. Warm Up 6.00 pm Start 7.00 pm.

  • June 3 & 4 Warm up 9a.m. Start 10.00 am

    • Sign up here

    • Venue: University of Limerick

    • Coaches will pick relay team.

    • MEET CONDITIONS

      • Age up -31 December 2017 (Year of birth)

      • AGE GROUPS : Male 13&U, 14/15, 16/17, 18 +, Female 12&U, 13/14, 15/16, 17+

      • Closing Date for Entry Thursday, May 11th. 2017 = NO LATE ENTRIES

      • Swimmers with ONE Qualifying Time will be permitted to enter TWO additional events from the following list: 200m backstroke, 200m breaststroke, 200m butterfly, but must enter a time.

      • Swimmers with TWO Qualifying Time will be permitted to enter ONE additional event from the following list: 200m backstroke, 200m breaststroke,200m butterfly, but must enter a time.

      • All other swimmers may ONLY enter the events in which they have qualified.

      • Qualifying times MUST have been achieved in OPEN competition and must appear on the National database.

May 2017

  • Connacht Long Distance Gala – Longford Pool

    • 1500M & 800M

    • Warm up 6pm Saturday 27th May

    • Sign up form here for both the long distance & “A” Gala below

    • Note Gala fees will be €5 for 3 swims across all galas and €5 for each additional swim.

  • Connacht A Gala – Longford Pool

    • Venue: Longford Pool

    • Sunday 28th May 2017

    • Warm-up 8.30am Start 9.30am

    • Strokes: 200m Fly, 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle, 200m IM

    • Medals awarded in 11,13,14+Age groups.

    • MEET CONDITIONS

      • Any swimmer who has not achieved a qualifying time for the Irish Age /Youths Championships may enter this competition.

      • Closing date 11TH MAY 2017 – No Late Entries Accepted

      • Note gala fees will be €5 for 3 swims across all galas and €5 for each additional swim.

      • The 200M Gala is a Division 2 gala – Swimmers Must have “A” times in the event

  • B/C Regional Graded Gala

    • Sign up form available here

    • Venue: Longford Pool

    • Sunday 28th May 2017

    • Closing date Thursday 11th May – No Late Entries Accepted

    • Warm-up after “A” gala events

    • Strokes: 50/100m Fly, 100m Backstroke 100m Breaststroke and 100m Freestyle

    • AGE GROUPS: /11, /13, /14 +

    • MEET CONDITIONS

      • ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM SWIMMERS WHO:

        • Have not yet achieved a faster time then the B Grade cut off time.

        • Swimmers must swim in their own age group in individual. (Age on day)

        • CLOSING DATE 18TH MAY 2016

        • Swimmers who return a faster time than the cut off grade B time will be awarded a certificate, not a medal.

        • The first three swimmers in each event will be awarded a medal in each age group, both B and C Sections.

        • Note gala fees will be €5 for 3 swims across all galas and €5 for each additional swim.

  • Claremorris A Gala

    • Closing Date for entry April 27th 2017

    • Entry form HERE

    • WARM UP 8:00am START Session 1- 8.45 AM / Session 2- 30 minutes after session 1, Warm up: Boys 20 mins – Girls 20 mins.

    • MEET CONDITIONS

      • Entries on Hy-Tek file

      • Date of birth, + S.I. ID. NO (All swimmers must have SI ID numbers or no swim)

      • Age on day of gala

      • Entry time required.

      • Late entries will not be accepted

      • Scratch sheets returned 40 mins before start of gala

      • Swimmers must have achieved ‘A’ times in 100m Events and corresponding 100m ‘A’ times in other events.

      • Events may have to be curtailed due to time restrictions, clubs will be notified 3 days before the gala.

    • Each club will be required to supply officials.

    • Session 1:                                                                      Session 2:

#1 200 IM                                                                            #5 200m Freestyle

 # 50m Freestyle                                                                 #6 100m Back

 #3 100m Butterfly                                                             #7 200m Breaststroke

 #4 4*50m IM Relay                                                           #8 4x50m Freestyle Relay

  • AER LINGUS SWIMMING CLUB ANNUAL GALA

    • VENUE : ALSAA Pool Complex Dublin Airport

    • DATE : Saturday 6th May and Sunday 7th May 2017

      • Saturday 6th May :

        • Session 1: Warm Up 8.30am START: 9.30am

        • Session 2: Warm Up 12.30pm START:1.30pm – Minnows can enter the Saturday Event.

      • Sunday 7th May :

        • Session 3: Warm Up 7.30am START: 8.30AM

        • Session 4: Warm Up 12.30pm START: 1.30PM

    • See order of events here

    • Entries are €6 per individual event plus €5 coach cost.

    • Sign Up here – Closing date for entries is Saturday 22nd April .

    • Collection on Saturday 22nd April Morning after Dolphins and Minnows Session.

    • Payment must be made by Saturday 22nd.

April 2017

  • Ballinasloe Graded Gala. Venue: Ballinasloe Pool

    • Sunday 30th April

    • Sign up form available here. Closing date Sat 25th March

    • Warm Up 8:00am. Start 8:45am

    • Strokes: 100 Breaststroke, 50/100 Butterfly, 200 Freestyle, 4×50 Mixed Relay

    • AGE GROUPS: /11, /13, /14 +

  • MEET CONDITIONS

    • Age on day: Please supply date of birth

    • ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM SWIMMERS WHO:

    • Have not yet achieved a faster time then the B Grade cut off time.

    • Swim in their own age group in individual.

    • Squads: Swimmers on Squads must swim and be qualified to swim in the event on the day. If swimmers break the Q.T. time on the day, they WILL be allowed to swim in the Relay Event.

    • Two swimmers may swim up on a relay but can only swim in one relay.
      SWIMMERS WHO RETURN A FASTER TIME THAN THE CUT OFF GRADE B TIME WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE, NOT A MEDAL

March 2017

  • Athlone Annual “A” Gala. Venue: Athlone Regional Sports Centre

    • Sunday 12th March 2017

    • Sign up form available here . Closing date 5th March

    • Warm Up 8.00am Start 8.45 am – Boys 20 mins. -Girls 20 mins.

    • Strokes: 400M IM, 100M Butterfly, 100M Backstroke, 4X50M IM Relay, 100M Breaststroke, 100M Freestyle, 4X50M Freestyle Relay.

  • MEET CONDITIONS:

    • Entries on Hy-Tek file

    • Date of birth, + S.I. ID. NO (All swimmers must have SI ID numbers or no swim)

    • Age on day of gala

    • Entry time required.

    • Late entries will not be accepted

    • Scratch sheets returned 40 mins before start of gala

    • Swimmers must have achieved ‘A’ times and swimmers may swim a second event without A time.

    • 3 Events +400m IM.

    • Age groups 11,13,15,SEN

    • Medals will be awarded 1st,2nd,3rd, in each age group.

    • Entry fee: €5.00 Relays €10.00

    • Events may have to be curtailed due to time restraints.

    • Clubs will be notified 3 days before the gala.OFFICIALS: Each club will be required to supply officials.

February 2017

  • Longford Graded Gala 26th February 

    • Sign up here – WARM –UP 5.45PM Start 6.45PM

    • STROKES: 100M BACKSTROKE, 100m u/11/200m u/13 / 14+ INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY, 100M FREESTYLE.

    • YOU CAN SWIM ALL 3 STROKES – AGE GROUPS: /11, /13, /14 +MEET CONDITIONS

    • Age on day: Please supply date of birth

    • ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM SWIMMERS WHO:
      1. Have not yet achieved a faster time then the B Grade cut off time.
      2. Swim in their own age group in individual.
      3. Squads: Swimmers on Squads must swim and be qualified to swim in the event on the day. If swimmers break the Q.T. time on the day, they WILL be allowed to swim in the Relay Event.
      4. Two swimmers may swim up on a relay but can only swim in one relay.

    • SWIMMERS WHO RETURN A FASTER TIME THAN THE CUT OFF GRADE B TIME WILL BE AWARDED A CERTIFICATE, NOT A MEDAL

  • Tuam Gala Sunday 19th February – VENUE: Coral Leisure Centre, Tuam

    • SIGN UP HERE

    • VENUE: Coral Leisure Centre, Tuam

    • WARM UP: Session 1 @ 8am , Boys (20 mins), Girls (20 mins), START: Session 1 starts 9am

    • WARM UP: Session 2 will start 30 mins after the end of session 1.

    • MEET CONDITIONS:

      • Entries on Hy-Tek file

      • Date of birth, + S.I. ID. NO.

      • This meet will operate ‘an age on day’ policy.

      • Swimmers must have ‘A’ times in 100m events and corresponding 100m A times in other events.

      • Depending on entries, the entries for the 400m freestyle may be limited to allow the gala to finish at a reasonable time. Clubs will be notified in advance if any entries are not accepted.

      • Scratch sheets returned 40 mins before start of gala.

      • Medals will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each age group at U-11, U-13, U-15 and 16+ .

      • Full electronic timing will be used in this meet & run under Swim Ireland & FINA laws.

      • Closing date for entries Friday 10 February 2017.

    • ORDER OF EVENTS 

      • SESSION 1
        Event 1 400M Boys Freestyle HDW (Number of Heats may be limited)
        Event 2 100M Girls Breaststroke HDW
        Event 3 100M Boys Breaststroke HDW
        Event 4 200M Girls Backstroke HDW
        Event 5 200M Boys Backstroke HDW

      • SESSION 2

Event 6 400m Girls Freestyle HDW (Number of Heats may be limited)
Event 7 100M Boys Freestyle HDW
Event 8 100M Girls Freestyle HDW
Event 9 200M Girls Butterfly HDW
Event 10 200M Boys Butterfly HDW

OFFICIALS: Each club will be required to supply 2 officials per session & to ensure the smooth running of the meet, clubs will be expected to include designated officials for each of the sessions with their club entries.

 January 2017

  • Gerry Ryan Invitation Gala Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd January 2017 – University of Limerick

    • Sign up here

    • Order of events

    • Qualification Standards

    • Meet Conditions

      • Swimmers must be members of Swim Ireland & Swim Ireland Rules will apply.

      • One Start rule will apply for this gala.

      • Age up -31st December 2017. (Year of birth)

      • Heats will be run as an open event based on each swimmers entry time in 10 lane formats.

      • All events will be H.D.W.

      • Medals will be awarded in all individual events in age groups according to qualification table attached.

      • Swimmers will be limited to 10 individual swim events total over the 2 days.

      • There are Qualifying Times for all events. The host club reserve the right to have some of their swimmers outside the qualifying times in 50’s, 100’s and 200’s events only.

      • All entry times must be official times and may be verified on the National database.

      • Relays – will be run as Junior and Senior and 2 teams per club per relay event. Please provide names of relay swimmers in advance. Junior girls 14 and under. Senior girls 15 and over. Junior boys 15 and under. Senior boys 16 and over.

      • Qualification standards will be waived for swimmers with disabilities who are classified through Paralympics Ireland.

      • Swimmers who qualify for one event may enter one other, but must enter with a time no NT will be allowed.

      • Restrictions on personnel poolside will be strictly enforced to ensure safety & effective running of all gala. ID badges will be allocated on the morning of the gala to coaches & team managers on deck (based on entries). Please provide their names with entries where possible. All other coaches and team managers are welcome in the spectator area.

      • There will be no changes after closing date as the gala will be seeded into heats – NO SCRATCHES 

      • The Gerry Ryan Perpetual Cup will be presented to the best overall club at the gala and  The L.S.C. Plaque will be presented to the runner-up club.

December 2016

  • Cranny Gala Sunday 18th December 2016 Venue: Leisureland, Salthill, Galway

  • Enter online here

    • Warm Up – Session 1: 11.15-11.35am, Girls (25mins) 11.35-12.05pm, Boys (25 mins) Session 1- Start 12.15pm Finish – 3pm approximately

    • Warm Up – Session 2 Girls 3-3.20pm Boys 3.20-3.45pm Session 2 – Start 3.45pm Finish – 6.30pm approx

    • MEET CONDITIONS:

      • This meet will operate ‘an age on day’ policy.

      • Swimmers who only have ‘A’ times in 100 events may use those respective times to enter the 200 events but will be seeded in the first heats of the competition.

      • Scratch sheets returned 40 mins before start of gala.

      • All 200’s are HDW.

      • Swimmers may only enter up to four 200’s.

      • Age groups for the meet are U/12, U/14, U/16, & 17yrs & over.

      • Swimmers aged 9/10 will be eligible to swim in the U12 category provided they have an A time.

      • Full electronic timing will be used in this meet & run under Swim Ireland & FINA laws.

      • Meet entries € 6 per event.

      • OFFICIALS: Each club will be required to supply 2 officials per session & to ensure the smooth running of the meet, clubs will be expected to include designated officials for each of the sessions with their club entries.

  • Parents Gala Saturday 17th December 

    • Format is 10 person Cannon relay.

    • Parents team from each group; Sharks, Dolphins, Minnows and Seals [and the coaches!]

    • Group coordinators will organise the teams. If you can float you’re good enough!

    • We would like ALL PARENTS to sponsor a swimmer for €10 [or you have to swim! No excuses!].

See your group coordinator for details: Maura – Seals; Orla – Minnows; Shirley – Dolphins; Pauline – Sharks

  • Seals Minnows Christmas Gala Saturday 17th December – Closing date for entry is December 10th

  • Comans Graded Gala 11th December  2016 – Sign up forms available here 

    • Warm –Up 4.15pm Start 5.00pm

    • Strokes:  50M Breaststroke/ 50M Backstroke/50M Freestyle/50M Fly/ 4x50m Freestyle Mixed Relays

    • Age Groups: /11, /13, /14 +

    • Meet Conditions

      • Swimmers can swim 3 events only

      • Age on day: Please supply date of birth

      • ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM SWIMMERS WHO:

      • Have not yet achieved a faster time then the B Grade cut off time

      • Swim in their own age group in individual.

      • Squads: Swimmers on Squads must swim and be qualified to swim in the event on the day. If swimmers  break the Q.T. time on the day then they WILL be allowed to swim in the Relay Event.

      •  Two swimmers may swim up on a relay but can only swim in one relay.

      • All swimmers taking part in the gala will receive a gift

      • Order of events:

        1. Open 50M Backstroke Girls

        2. Open 50M Backstroke Boys

        3. Open 50M Breaststroke Girls

        4. Open 50M Breaststroke Boys

        5. Open 50M Fly Girls

        6. Open 50M Fly Boys

        7. Open 50M Free Girls

        8. Open 50M Free Boys

        9. U11 Mixed Freestyle Relays Girls/Boys

        10. U/14 Mixed Freestyle Relays Girls/Boys

November 2016

  • Carrick-On-Shannon B/C Gala Sunday 27th November 2016,  Warm –Up 8.00am Start 8.45am,

    • Sign up closed November 20th.

    •  Strokes: 200M Backstroke; 50/100m Butterfly; 100M Breaststroke – You can swim 3 strokes only

    • AGE GROUPS: /11, /13, /14

    • Girls/Boys Relay Teams will be selected by coach on day.

    • U11 & under Mixed 200M Freestyle Relay

    • 12 & over Mixed 200M Freestyle Relay

    • MEET CONDITIONS

      • Age on day: Please supply date of birth

      • Have not yet achieved a faster time than the B Grade cut off time.

      • Swim in their own age group in individual events.

      • Squads: Swimmers on Squads must swim and be qualified to swim in the event on the day. If swimmers break the Q.T. time on the day then they WILL be allowed to swim in the Relay Event.

      • Two swimmers may swim up on a relay but can only swim in one relay.

      • Closing Date: 2oth NOVEMBER 2016 – no late entries accepted.

      • Once signed up to the gala – you are committing to the FULL entry fee if you subsequently cancel and the club is charged for the entry – this fine will only be waived if a doctor’s Cert is produced.

      • Swimmers who return a faster time than the cut off Grade B time will be awarded an A Certificate, not a medal

  •  Longford “A” Gala – Sunday 20th November – Warm up: 8.30 a.m. – Start at 9.30 a.m.

    • Sign up closed- Closing Date was 16th November – No late entries accepted

    • Age on the Day. Under 11, 12-13, 14-15, 16 and over

    • Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each age group.

    • Individual entry Fee: €5 per entry        Relay entry fee: €10 per relay.

    • Once signed up to the gala – you are committing to the FULL entry fee if you subsequently cancel and the club is charged for the entry – this fine will only be waived if a doctor’s Cert is produced

Session 1.                                               Session 2. (30 min after session 1)
1. Boys 400 IM                                         6. Girls 400 IM
2. Girls 100 IM                                         7. Boys 100 IM
3. Boys 100 Free                                     8. Girls 100 Freestyle
4. Girls 100 Butterfly                                9. Boys 100 Fly
5. Boys 200 Relay (Medley)                    10. Girls 200 Relay (Medley)

Relay age groups: U11, 12-13, 14 and over.

October 2016

  • Connacht Short Course Championships, Leisureland, Galway.

    • Closing date: Friday 21st OCTOBER 2016 – ENTRIES NOW CLOSED 

    • Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October 2016

    • Session 1, Saturday 29th, Events 1-14 – Warm-Up 2.00pm, Start 3.00pm

    • Sessions 2/3, Sunday 30th Events 15-33 – Warm Up 9.00am, Start 10.00am

    • Meet Conditions:

      • Junior Girls & Boys 14 and Under.

      • Senior Girls and Boys 15 and over.

      • Open to all current Swim Ireland registered competitive members who have achieved the qualification standards set out here. Qualifying times

      • Entry Standards must have been achieved in Competitions in the preceding twelve months.

      • Only times which appear on the national or Connacht database will be accepted.

      • Swimmers who wish to compete in any of the 50 meter events must have achieved an ‘A’ time in any Graded Gala.

      • All events are HDW.

      • Events may be restricted due to time constraints.

      • The 800 Freestyle will be limited to 3 heats & the 1500 Freestyle 2 heats.

      • Medals will be awarded to the top three highest placed Juniors & Seniors in each individual event.

      • There will be relay events for Junior & Senior in Female & Male categories.

      • Qualifying Times not appearing on the national or Connacht database must be verified by providing a copy of the meet results. A fine of €50 will apply to swimmers who fail to achieve the standard & cannot provide proof that they achieved the standard for the event since the required date.

      • Once signed up to the gala – you are committing to the FULL entry fee if you subsequently cancel and the club is charged for the entry – this fine will only be waived if a doctor’s Cert is produced

  • Castlebar ‘A’ Gala, October 9th 2016. Warm Up: 9.00am 

    • Please follow below link to register for this event. Online registration only.

    • Castlebar ‘A’ Gala Registration Form – Entries closed 28/09/16

    • Meet Conditions
      • Age groups: 11yrs & under, 12/13 yrs, 14/15 yrs, 16 yrs & over.
      • This meet will operate ‘age on day policy’.

    • Swimmers who only have ‘A’ times in 100m events may use times to enter.

    • Once signed up to the gala – you are committing to the FULL entry fee if you subsequently cancel and the club is charged for the entry – this fine will only be waived if a doctor’s Cert is produced

    • Please note: Electronic timing will not be in use in this gala. Times will not be accepted for qualifying for National or International competitions but will be recognised for all Connacht competitions

  • Athlone B/C Gala Oct 2nd 2016. Warm-up 8:00AM, Start 8:45AM

    • Please follow below link to register for this event. Online registration only.

    • Athlone B/C Gala Registration – Entries now closed.

    • Gala fees €5 for up to 3 events – €5 for each subsequent event (the club subsidies the remaining entry fee).

    • Closing Date for entry is Sept 22nd. No late entries accepted.

    • Qualification Times (Can Not have A’ Time in the event entered)

    • Once signed up to the gala – you are committing to the FULL entry fee if you subsequently cancel and the club is charged for the entry – this fine will only be waived if a doctor’s Cert is produced

June 2016

  • Seals/Minnows Summer Gala – Saturday June 18th

    • Please click here and complete registration form for the Seals/Minnows Summer Gala which takes places on Saturday June 18th.

    • Fee collection desk opens at 5.45pm for all pre-registered swimmers, €5.00 payable on the day.

    • Warm up starts at 6pm. First event at 6.20pm

    • Closing date for entries is June 12th. No late entries accepted.

  • Connacht Regional Galas – longford Swimming club 4th & 5th June

    •  (3 in 1), Saturday 4th June – Distance 800 & 1500M,  Warm UP 6PM

    • Sunday 5th June – Morning 200M A Gala Warm Up 8:30 AM  (all 5 200M events)

    • Sunday 5th June – Afternoon (1/2 hr after morning gala completed) Regional B/C Gala (100M Events)

    • Longford Entries –  See here – LongfordGala_entries-FEES-CONNACHT A REGIONAL GRADED GALA MAY 2016-05Jun2016 Note – New Rule since AGM –

      • Gala fees €5 for up to 3 events – €5 for each subsequent event (the club subsidies the remaining entry fee)

      • Once signed up to the gala – you are committing to the FULL entry fee if you subsequently cancel and the club is charged for the entry – this fine will only be waived if a doctor’s Cert is produced

May 2016

  • Connacht Munster May 21-22nd

  • Ballinasloe B/C Gala 15th May – 2PM

    • 100M Fly (U11 50Fly)/100M Back/100M Breast/ 100M Free

    • Entry by 12th May

    • Note – anyone entered the Leinster Div 2 should not enter this

  • Leinster Division 2 Gala 15th May National Aquatic Centre Dublin – Warm Up 8:00am Gala Start 9AM

April

March

  • Athlone A Gala 13th March – Warm Up 8:00am Gala Start 8:45

    • Sign up by Saturday 5th March 9am.

    • Meet for  Sharks –  A times required

    • 400IM, 100Free, 100 Back, 100M Breast, 100M Fly

    • See Details ANNUAL GALA INFO 2016%