Norwich Swan Swimming Club

Learn To Swim Spring Gala

Sunday 9th July 2023

Town Close Pool - Warm up starts 14:15  Racing starts 14:30


This gala is suitable for swimmers working on stage 4 and above (passed stage 3) Please check with your teacher whether this gala is appropriate for you.

Squad swimmers are NOT allowed to enter this Gala.

Spectators will be admitted approximately 15 minutes before the start for a £2.00 entry fee (children under 16 free).

A warm up will be available to those who wish to practice swimming in deep water before the competition.

Town Close Pool is 16m long but all events are listed as 25m.

The children will be swimming one length of the pool.

All swimmers will start in the water.

Age Groups 5&U/6yrs/7yrs/8yrs/9yrs/10yrs/11yrs +

Medals will be awarded to first, second and third place boys and girls in all age groups.

Age as at 19/03/23

Entry Fee £3:50 per event

Athlete surcharge of £2.50 per swimmer 

Programme of Events are:

1. Boys 25m Freestyle                    2. Girls 25m Freestyle

3. Boys 25m Backstroke                 4. Girls 25m Backstroke

5. Boys 25m Breaststroke              6. Girls 25m Breaststroke

7. Boys 25m Butterfly                     8. Girls 25m Butterfly

Please be on poolside by 2:00pm for a 2:15pm warm up.

To Enter:

To enter please go to the events tab here and follow the instructions to declare your entry and tick the events you wish to swim. Gala entry fees and athlete surcharge will be invoiced to your account for payment in the 1st March 2023 billing cycle. No cash or cheque payments are required for this meet.  You will need to register a credit or debit card on your account in order to sign up for this event.

** Please note that if your child subsequently decides not to participate for whatever reason, the fees will still be payable once you have committed to attend.**

Can you help?

We rely on volunteers to run these galas for your swimmers.  Are you able to help at all to ensure this event can go ahead for your swimmers?  

Please email Michael if you can help. 

CLOSING DATE Sunday 25th June 2023 - midnight


Directions for Town Close Pool:

From the City Centre, drive along St. Stephens Rd, then take the right fork at the traffic lights onto Newmarket Rd. Travel 400m then turn left onto Town Close Prep School Car Park just before the bollards. Walk around the right hand side of the building. The swimming pool is left as you come onto the playground with the entrance past the table tennis tables. Boys & Girls changing rooms are along the corridor which spectator’s area up the stairs and through the doors.

Rough post code but will get you quite close is NR2 2HW

Map can be found here