Gala Info 2022-02-04T11:42:19+00:00

Upcoming 2022 Galas

Date Gala Name Location Age Group Level More Information Qualifying Times
February 24th-26th McCullagh International Open Bangor International Link
March 6th Munster Future Challenger Meet UL Age 10-12 Regional Link
March 26th-27th Munster Aspiring Champions Meet 2 UL Age 13 and over Regional
April 8th-9th Gerry Ryan Invitational LC Meet UL Regional
April 1st-3rd Dolphin Open Invitational Mayfield, Cork Regional
April 19th-23rd Irish Open Championships NAC, Dublin National Link QT Link
May 6th-8th Munster Youth LC Championships UL Age 15 and under Regional
May 20th-22nd Munster Senior LC Championships UL Over 15 Regional
June 11th and 12th Dolphin Minnows Mayfield, Cork Age 12 and under Local
July 6th-10th Irish National Division 2 Competition UL National Link QT Link
July 20th-24th Irish Summer National Championships NAC, Dublin National QT Link

Gala Info

Swimming Galas are held throughout the year. Coaches will select swimmers to enter these based on their ability and the criteria set out by Swim Ireland. Only swimmers that are registered as competitive will be eligible to be considered for gala entry.

Gala Day Information

Please note some important information and advice to make sure everyone is prepared and can enjoy the day.

  • Please make sure each child eats a good breakfast before leaving the house on the morning of the Gala.
  • Children will need to bring – Togs and goggles (spare pair of each if you have them), 2 towels, a t-shirt, shorts and a pair of flip flops and a club had as this enables the coaches to identify he swimmers in the water (available to purchase through the club).
  • Please ensure your child brings a packed lunch (rolls, pasta etc.) include plenty of water (not fizzy drinks).
  • When swimmers arrive at the pool please check in with the coach and team manager. All swimmers should try to sit together as a team.  The team manager/coach will let swimmer know what heat and lane they are in. On finishing a race, swimmers should ask time keepers for their times and report back to the coach.
  • It is important that after each race children have a shower and dry off, put on dry clothes and flip flops to keep warm between races. They should also drink plenty of water.

There should be no pressure put on any child to compete. Some will like it some might not. That is okay.  Galas should be enjoyed, used to make new friends and soak up the atmosphere.


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