All About Competitions
Eastleigh Swim Club participate in a number of competitions each year ranging from Team Galas to Open Meets where swimmers participate as individuals. The level of the competitions vary based on the swimmers ability and development. The Club cater for all levels from introductory Fun Galas, Competitive League Galas, Open Meets to County, Regional and National competitions.
- A Gala is an inter-club competition where the swimmers participate as a TEAM. Individual performances are converted to points for the team. The team is selected by the coaches and invitations are sent by email to the swimmers that have made the team.
- An Open Meet is a competition where the swimmer competes as an INDIVIDUAL under the Club banner. Swimmers are responsible for submitting entries for the events they wish to do. The Eastleigh SC Open Meets Team will send invites to Open Meets by email and swimmers need to select their events and submit their entries before the closing date specified on the email.
The Club schedule a number of Galas each year targeted at different groups and squads of swimmers. The aim is to allow different groups of swimmers the opportunity to compete as part the Club team and to help in swimmer development as for many participation in Galas is a stepping stone to doing Open Meets. It is also an opportunity for the younger less experienced swimmers (and their parents) to watch and see the senior swimmers in race conditions so they can learn and hopefully aspire to be like them.
The Galas we normally participate in are:
- The Rother League (3 galas)
- Junior Cup (1 gala)
- Gemini Trophy (1 gala)
- Arena League (3 galas)
- Fun Interclub Galas
- Dual Meets
The Club also provide coaching support and manage entries for up to eight Open Meets per year. These are organised targeting different level competitions at various swimming pools that are usually less than a one hour drive from Eastleigh.
Individual Personal Best times and Club Record times, along with more information about what to expect at competitions can be found via the Login.
For more information, please contact Open Meet Enquiries via the Contact Us form.