Development Galas

What is a Development Gala?

Development Galas are used as part of the criteria for swimmers moving between certain squads within the club.

Who can enter a Development Gala ?

All Achiever squads from Reception Achievers 1 & 2, Red,Blue & Green Achievers plus High Achievers 1, 2 & 3. Entry to the gala is free.

When and Where

Dates are November 20th 2016, February 5th 2017 (TBC) and June 4th 2017(TBC). All Development Galas are held the University of Warwick Sports Centre.

Events to be entered

If you need help in deciding which events you should enter please consult your coach for advice. Please note to make best use of the time available events will be based on entry times and not separated into age groups. Please enter where possible accurate times (preferably from the last development gala) to help with the seeding of the events.

Reception Achievers 2
100m freestyle AND 50m breaststroke and 50m backstroke.

Reception Achievers 1
100m Freestyle AND 50m Breaststroke & 50m Backstroke AND 100m IM at the discretion of Anita.

High Achievers 1, 2 & 3
200m freestyle, up to two events from 50m breaststroke OR backstroke OR butterfly & 200m IM

How do swimmers enter?

A note will be put on the website noticeboard 4-6 weeks before the event when online entry is available. Complete the online form, there is a seperate link for the Reception Achievers 1 & 2 online entry to the other squads. A few days after the closing date a provisional programme will be produced which should be checked for accuracy. Once the final programme has been produced no further changes can be made.

What do I do if a swimmer can not make it on the day due to illness etc?

No problem.  We hope they will be better for the next one!

Can Parents watch the Development Galas?

Due to Health & Safety restrictions by the University of Warwick, there is a limit on the numbers allowed on the balcony (80 people). Entry to the balcony is first come first served and there is a charge of £2.00 per ticket. 

What do I need to bring on the day & what is expected of the swimmers?

All swimmers are advised, as a minimum, to bring with them a T-shirt and dark shorts/tracksuit bottoms, something to wear on their feet (flip flops/trainers), 2 towels (one for poolside and a spare for afterwards to get dry!), a “C” hat if a hat is worn & two pairs of goggles (in case one pair break). It is also advisable to have plenty of fluids to drink as performances can drop if swimmers get dehydrated.

Cold Swims! by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-10-24
Excellent job on Saturday from the Senior Elite swimmers and their cold swims - a max effort swim at 6am with no warm-up. 6 swimmers within 3% of their PBs - great job!

Race Simulation by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-06-09
Nice job yesterday from Senior Elite with their Race Simulation day - fast swimming guys!

Solihull invitation Gala by Steve Burke on 2016-03-12
Our first opurtunity to see how we performed as a team we had no good swims only great ones. With 24 1st 12 2nd 7 3rd places and 2 DQs we won with 243 points 24 points ahead of Rugby and 41 points ahead of Solihull . Thanks to Mel Mcwhirter for team managing no mean task on your own. Well done!

100 Challenge by Paul Wilson on 2016-02-11
Big effort tonight from HA1 and JP, congrats especially to Niall going 40 100s! #fastswimming

#fastswimming by Paul Wilson on 2016-02-10
HA1 loving life with a max kick set, they love kick so much! Booooom!!

Great Week for Junior Elite by Rikki Morris on 2016-01-30
Excellent session this morning from Junior Elite! And great way to end a hard week of work! Well Done!

Go Alex by Adam Ruckwood on 2016-01-26
Alex Carroll showing all the Senior Elite lads the way tonight with his 10.5 for 25m underwater kick with fins - boom! Charlie Waddingham not happy.......!

Great Session HA2! by Jessica Ford on 2015-11-24
A big well done to HA2 who put in their best effort this evening. One of the toughest sets weve done so far!

Junior Elite by Rikki Morris on 2015-11-11
Great session from Junior Elite tonight! The best threshold session weve done all season! Excellent work!

Coloured achievers by Steve Burke on 2015-11-01
Well done coloured achievers 3k today looked impressive and you all worked hard . Just remember fual just like all engines ensures they keep running so bring and drink plenty.

Ginger north trophy gala by Steve Burke on 2015-10-24
Well done to all swimmers who swam at leamington tonight there were some good hard swims and some great come backs . Well done guys lets build on this for the future . Thanks to the team managers who got all swimmers to the right place at the right time well done .

Great set HA1 by Paul Wilson on 2015-10-21
Great job from HA1 tonight, tough kick test, no backing down! Good job!!

Happy Birthday Abs by Adam Ruckwood on 2015-10-08
Big happy 17th birthday to Abi Humphreys - 40x100 Free at 5.30am this morning was my gift to her! Enjoy!!

Coaches Blogs by Adam Ruckwood on 2015-09-11
All of the coaches will soon have access to put their blogs on here, maybe it will be about something they have seen, something their groups have done. Keep your eyes peeled

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