Reading Swimming Club organises a few Ribbon Galas each season. These Ribbon Galas are open to the Teaching Programme, RSC Dev4 and Dev3 Squads and invited swim schools. Ribbon Galas allow the younger swimmers to get experience of competitive swimming in a relaxed environment. Times are recorded and ribbons rewarded but the gala is not licensed and therefore times not sent off to the ASA database. Swimmers are not disqualified, but will be advised where a DQ would have been recorded in a licensed event.
We normally try to have the following events:
|Girls 25 Freestyle
||Girls 50 Breaststroke
|Boys 25 Freestyle
||Boys 50 Breaststroke
|Girls 50 Freestyle
||Girls 25 Butterfly
|Boys 50 Freestyle
||Boys 25 Butterfly
|Girls 25 Backstroke
||Girls 50 Butterfly
|Boys 25 Backstroke
||Boys 50 Butterfly
|Girls 50 Backstroke
|Boys 50 Backstroke
|Girls 25 Breaststroke
|Boys 25 Breaststroke
Here is a useful check list of things that the swimmers should bring (thanks to Sarah Doyle!):
- Swim suit / trunks
- Over shorts for pool side
- T-Shirt for pool side
- 2 towels - keep one with parents on balcony
- Change of clothes - keep with parents on balcony, so they stay dry!
- Poolside shoes - flip flops
- Goggles - 2 pairs if you have them
- Club swim hat - plus spare if you have it
- Kit bag to be taken on poolside and not left in changing room
- Please name kit - it can go astray!
Food shouldn’t be necessary for this gala as will be under 3 hours and there won’t be a break. Swimmers should however bring plenty of water to drink. Spectators should wear light clothing and also bring water as it will become very hot on the balcony!
Teaching Programme entry forms should be handed to Hazel Syrad. Dev4 or Dev3 entry forms should be handed to the Meet Manager on a Thursday night at Central.
Any questions should be sent to the Meet Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org