Gala News

Leinster Clubs who would like to put Gala Details on this page should submit them to Tom Roche by eMail to

Welcome to the 2018/19 Leinster swimming season!
The first two Leinster Swimming competitions will take place on Sunday Sept 30th (Development Meet, Level Two) and the weekend of Oct 13th / 14th (Qualifying Meet, Level Three). These are both short-course swimming meets. The Leinster SC Championships will follow on November 2nd to 4th.

Leinster Short Course Championships - 2-4 Nov 18
Attached please find the Meet Information and Hy-Tek Meet Events files for the Leinster Short-Course Championship, which will take place in the NAC from November 2nd to 4th. 

Note: A query has been raised in relation to the Relay events at this meet, as to whether they will be Open events or divided into Youth and Senior categories, as are the individual events. This point was not covered in the iniital gala information sheets; apologies for this.

Following some consultation we have decided to run the relays as Open events; relay teams may contain swimmers from all age groups. The relay events will be HDW, as is normal.

Both Qualification Times and Consideration Times are provided for this Championship Meet. Swimmers with Qualification Times are guaranteed entry into the relevant events; those outside the Qualification Times but inside the Consideration Times will be accommodated insofar as possible, given the available pool time and Swim Ireland guidelines on duration of sessions. Please do note that the Hy-Tek file has been set up to determine eligibility based on the Consideration Times; not all swimmers who appear eligible via the Hy-Tek eligibility report can necessarily be accepted.

We look forward to a great weekend of championship swimming at Halloween!

On behalf of Leinster Competitions Committee

Laois Marlins Fun Gala- 1 Dec 18
Please find attached full Gala Details and HyTek Meet Events files for the Laois Marlins Winter Fun Gala which takes place on Saturday December 1st in Portlaoise Leisure Centre.
This is a Level One Gala, aimed at the less-experienced swimmers; the emphasis will be on keen competition but in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 
We will be running each individual event seeded by entry times and not ages. Results will be divided into age groups and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 
We welcome entries from your club. We will be using “Meet Manager” to run the gala, so files from Hy-Tek “Team Manager” can be exported and sent as an email attachment, as outlined in the information sheets.
We look forward to seeing you and your up & coming swimmers on the 1st.

NAC Minnows Gala 18 Nov 18
Gala Details and HyTek Meet Events files for the NAC Short Course Minnows Gala to be held on 18 Nov 18 are attached. Closing date for entries is 4 Nov 18.

ESB Annual Gala - 10-11 Nov 18
The ESB Annual Gala will be held at Sportsco, Ringsend, Dublin on 10-11 Nov 18. Closing date for entries is 1 Nov 18. Attached are the Gala Details and HyTek Meet Events files for the gala.

Asgard SC Meet - 27-28 Oct 18
Attached please find Gala Details, Order of Events and Hy-Tek Meet Events files for the Asgard Meet, which will be held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October 2018 
We offer events in all strokes at 50m, 100m and 200m, together with IM avents at 100m, 200m and 400m, and also 400m/800M/1500M Free.
As we have applied for a Level Three licence this gala is restricted to swimmers aged 9 or over (as of Dec 31st 2018). Sundays events are restricted to Age10 and over 
We look forward to welcoming swimmers from your club to Arklow for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Drinking Water.
As an environment-friendly measure, Leinster Swimming will no longer distribute bottled water to timekeepers / officials / coaches. Instead, a water cooler will be provided in the call-room. Timekeepers, officials and coaches are requested to bring their own water bottles with them and are welcome to re-fill them at the water cooler as required.

Athlete Development Program 2018-2019
Leinster Swimming are delighted to announce a pilot program aimed at 16-19-year olds in the regional swimming clubs. We recognise that the dropout rate from competitive swimming increases significantly from the age of 16 years upwards. This program is designed to retain athletes within aquatics sports.
Click the link for full details and an Application Form

Leinster Trainability Squad
The Leinster Trainability Squad commences in the NAC in on September 29th, 2018 at 16:00 – 18:00 and on Sunday 30th, 2018 at 08:00 – 10:00am. 
Information regarding the squad is outlined in the attached document. A separate link to the application form is here.

2018 Meet Licence Guidelines
Attached please find the updated 2018 Meet Licence Guidelines and Criteria. An updated application form will be issued in due course.

As part of the application process, all clubs in Leinster wishing to hold/host a competition must apply to Leinster Swimming for a date to hold their competition. We will collate the calendar for the region and work with clubs to ensure there are limited/no clashes with dates.

Any club events not included on the calendar by the closing date, may not be eligible to receive a licence at a later date, as part one of the process is to apply for a date in advance of the season. The season plan is attached so you can see available weekends.

Please note that no competitions can be permitted to be held on the same weekend as a National Competition, and no competitions are permitted to be held the weekend of the Swim Ireland Congress/Awards or the day of the Swim Ireland AGM (these dates are noted on the Season Plan).

Could you please submit your requested dates by Sunday July 16th, to We will review the dates, sort out any clashes and submit the calendar to Swim Ireland to be included on the National calendar along with the other regions. This will then be published on the Swim Ireland website.

New Line-up procedures for Leinster Galas
Click here for the new line-up procedures for Leinster Galas. They worked very well at the Graded on 25 Oct and will be used going forward.


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Leinster Competitions Committeee 2018 - 2019

Caroline Bentley Chairperson Asg
Phillip Fitzpatrick Temp
Yvonne Daly Kilk
Ger Fleming Wex
Tracey Cullen Kilk
Nicole McInerney Asg
Patricia Healy Corm
Ross Moore LM

Management Committee
Ashley Godden - Kilk

National Meet licensing Committee
Stacey Morris - NAC

Click here for Terms of Reference of Leinster Competitions Committee