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Upcoming Open Galas - updated Featured

Published in Open Galas
Monday, 16 April 2018 00:00

Sevenoaks Swimming Club regularly attends, supports and competes in selected licensed / non-licensed open meets and galas.

This page details the upcoming galas that we will be supporting.


Sevenoaks SC members can now enter all club supported Open Galas listed on this page through our secure online gala entry and payment system. Online entry ensures that your Open Gala entry is received safely, securely and conveniently.  You'll receive email confirmation of your online entry and payment.

A reminder to parents that this form should only be used to enter club supported Open Galas.  Separate / different forms may be published on our website from time to time for other events such as Club Championships / Swim Camps.

Please do not enter non supported galas as these will NOT be processed. You will need to enter individually directly for any such non supported competitions.


Click here to open the Online Open Gala Entry Form


Swimmer details section– Please ensure you only enter one swimmer per form.

Events section– This generic gala entry form includes all possible events, please ensure you only enter those available at your selected gala.

Payment section- Open Gala Refund Policy: Swimmers who are rejected by the Open Gala hosts will have their payment refunded at the earliest opportunity following confirmation of rejections by way of a separate manual reconciliation. Where possible these will be paid directly back via bank transfer / refund to your debit or credit card. Please note that processing fees are non refundable for partial refunds.

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IMPORTANT Open Gala Guidance for the 2018 season

The following extremely useful and detailed gala guidance documents have been produced by Head Coach Matt Smithurst which provide swimmers and parents with essential direction regarding the 2018 competitive season.





Location : Medway Park Leisure Centre, Mill Road, Gillingham ME7 1HF

Date : Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2018

Licence : Level 3 (SC)

Cost : £5.50 per event 

Event info : Event Pack


Rejected entries




Location : Cardiff International Pool, Cardiff, CF11 0JS

Date : Thursday 24th May - Sunday 27th May 2018

Licence : Level 1 (LC)

Cost : £8.25 per event

Event info :





Location : London Aquatic Centre , Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London

Date : 26 & 27 May 2018

Licence : Level 1

Cost : SD/MD events £7 each, LD £10 per event 

Event info :





Location : Sevenoaks Leisure Centre

Date : 2 June 2018

Licence : unlicensed - this is a club event

Cost : £5 per event. Shoals T-Shirts and hats also available at additional cost.

Event info :


CLOSING DATE : 20/05/18 @ 19:00 HRS SHARP

*** Sevenoaks SC swimmers should enter via the online form ***




Location : Sevenoaks Leisure Centre

Date : 14 & 15 July 2018

Licence : Level 3

Cost : £5.50 per event

Event info :


CLOSING DATE : 18/06/18 @ 19:00 HRS SHARP

*** Sevenoaks SC swimmers should enter via the online form ***



To view ASA licensed opens and meets click here.  This will take you to the ASA website. This page is regularly updated and you find all the details needed to enter the advertised galas direct. Should you require any advice please speak to your child's coach.While swimmers are clearly welcome to enter other open events, squad coaches will be present at the above-mentioned selected events.


To allow the open gala entry system to run as smoothly as possible, please can you note the following:

  • The club Gala Secretary for Level 1, 2, 3 & 4 licensed events is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Before entering an open, please read the Conditions of Entry, in particular noting whether entries should be submitted in short or long course. If conversion is allowed, please ensure you are using the correct Conversion Charts
  • If entries are rejected, refunds will be applied through the Gala Refund Policy. Please contact the gala secretary to enquire re your 'credit'.
  • For galas displayed on the Open Gala website page, it is preferred that entries are made through the club, rather than individually.


Also, please note the following Open Gala entry requirements:

  • Entries will only be accepted if submitted by the club closing date with payment enclosed. Where payment is not required by the time of entry this will be indicated.
  • We accept entries via our Online Open Gala Entry and Payment Form or by hard-copy Open Gala Entry Form. These entry methods must always be used for all events unless otherwise stated.  We do not accept entries via email or SMS text.
  • Click here to download the entry form
  • If you wish to make a paper entry you must liaise with the Open Gala Secretary by email in advance, the same cut off rules will apply, payment and entry to be received before the dead line.
  • For members using the hard-copy Open Gala Entry Form, cheques are the preferred method of payment, made payable to Sevenoaks SC unless otherwise stated.
  • If two separate opens are being entered at the same time, separate cheques are required. 
  • Siblings may have joint cheques for the same open.
  • Please write name of open and swimmer/s name on back of cheque/s.
  • Swimmers in Bronze and Silver squads should always look to enter 200 freestyle, 200 in their form stroke (butterfly, backstroke or breaststroke) and an I.M. in any Open Meets. This prepares them for the Bagcat events in the Kents and it is important for swimmers in these squads to get used to racing these distances.
  • Please see your son or daughter’s coach for more guidance on events to enter at Open meets or if you have any questions.

Many thanks for your co-operation.




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