Most galas take place on a Saturday afternoon/evening and last approximately 2 hours, excluding travelling time. Warm up usually starts 30 minutes before the start time. The Team Manager will inform the swimmers about the races they are to swim.
The Club tries to arrange at least two 'friendly' competitions during the year. These are designed for the swimmers who are not yet up to League Gala standard. In order to ensure that the true spirit of a Friendly is adhered to, strict maximum times are applied to each race in these galas. Swimmers who exceed these times will be disqualified. Please make your interest known to the Competitions Secretary if you would like to take part in a Friendly gala. Participation is encouraged from all Club members aged 8 and over.
Whilst we make every effort to ask as many swimmers as possible to take part in these competitions, we are only human and do forget people! We encourage you to make your interest known to the Competitions Secretary if you would like to take part in a Friendly gala. Participation is encouraged from all Club members aged 8 and over.
We compete in two league competitions throughout the year, The Ridings League and the Borders League. Swimmers from the age of 8 (must be aged 9 by 31st December in the year of competition) can be expected to take part in one or more of these Leagues. Teams for all inter-club galas are chosen by the individual League Managers. If you are not selected, don’t despair. Every effort is made during the year to use as many swimmers as possible so that they may then enter the League Championships at the end of the year.
At the end of each year the Scarborough and District Swimming Association (SADSA) has Championship events to allow all swimmers who have taken part in the League galas during the year to compete as an individual. Only swimmers who have competed in a league gala may enter the championships.
Enter at the club desk using a TWHST gala entry form