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Open Galas

Details of upcoming club supported competitions together with entry forms.  

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.

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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.

 


 

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL SWIM MEET incorporating  BRITISH SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS (50m) 2018  

Location : Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB 

Date : Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 4 March 2018

Licence : Level 1

Cost : £11.00 Per Event

Event info : https://eism.org.uk/event-information/meetinformation/

 

PLEASE SUBMIT ALL TIMES AS LONG COURSE ONLY

ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 21 JAN 2018 @ 8PM SHARP

 


 

DARTFORD DISTRICT SWIMMING CLUB SPRING MEET

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

Date : 17 & 18 March 2018

Licence : Level 3 (SC)

Cost : £5.00 per event

Info : Event pack (MS Word Doc)

 

CLOSING DATE MONDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2018 @ 19:00 HRS SHARP

PLEASE NOTE ALL TIMES MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SHORT COURSE

 


 

CITY OF SHEFFIELD PREMIER LONG COURSE MEET 2018

Location : Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf Street, Sheffield S12BP

Date : Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March 2018

Licence : Level 1 (LC)

Cost : £7.00 Per Event

Event info : http://www.cosss.co.uk/index.php/gala-information/forthcoming-galas

 

CLOSING DATE IS TUESDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2018 @ 19:00 HRS SHARP

PLEASE NOTE ALL TIMES MUST BE SUBMITTED AS LONG COURSE

 


 

GUILDFORD SPRING OPEN MEET

Location : Surrey Sports Park, Guildford, GU2 7AD

Date : Friday 6th, Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April 2018

Licence : Level 1 (LC)

Cost : £8.00 per event except for the 800m freestyle & 1500m freestyle (£10 per entry)

Event info: http://www.gcsc.co.uk/l1-spring-open-meet/

 

CLOSING DATE IS SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2018 @ 18:00 HRS SHARP

PLEASE NOTE ALL TIMES MUST BE SUBMITTED AS LONG COURSE

 


 

BLACK LION SPRING OPEN MEET 2018

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

 

ENTRIES CLOSE ON MONDAY 19th  MARCH 2018 @ 19:00 HRS SHARP

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED AS SHORT COURSE

 


 

CITY OF CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL OPEN MEET 2018

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 : http://cardiffswimming.co.uk/the-fixtures/cardiff-international-open-2018/

 

CLOSING DATE MONDAY 9TH APRIL 2018 @ 19:00 HRS SHARP

PLEASE NOTE ALL TIME MUST BE SUBMITTED AS LONG COURSE

 


 

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.

 
 

 

 
 
 
Last modified on Thursday, 11 January 2018 13:01

Sevenoaks SC members can now enter all club supported Open Galas 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.

 

Click here to open the Online Open Gala Entry Form (opens in new window)

 


 

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 as a result of late entry or 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 or refund to your debit / credit card.

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