Gala News

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

Leinster LC Open Qualifying Meet - 18-20 Jan 19
Attached please find the Meet Information and the Hy-Tek Meet Event files for the Leinster Qualifying Meet on January 18th - 20th next. This will be a long-course meet with a full Olympic programme of events. The distance (800m, 1500m) swims will take place on Friday evening Jan 18th with two full days of swimming following on Saturday and Sunday.

All of the entries for this Meet have now been received and uploaded into Meet Manager. 
We have been able to accept all entries (although there are a few entry times we will need to clarify with the clubs/coaches concerned) and run the Meet within the available pool time. However, in order to keep the within the Swim Ireland guidelines in respect to the length of the individual sessions, we will be making one change to the Order of Events.

Event 3 (Girls 400m Free) will be swopped in the schedule with Event 26 (Girls 400m IM). Thus we will start morning swimming on Saturday 19th with Event 26, the Girls 400m IM, and then proceed to Event 4 etc. On Sunday 20th, we will begin the afternoon session with Event 3, the Girls 400m Free, and then follow that with Event 27 onwards. The revised Order of Events is in the attached Session Report.
If this change is inconvenient for any swimmer, we will allow them free withdrawal from either of these events, or the facility to change out of either event into another. 

As previously noted, we can accept "Late Entries" into this meet from those swimmers who achieve the QTs at the Leinster Development Meet next Sunday 13th. However I must advise that we do not have a lot of space left in the gala so there may be limitations on the events that late entry swimmers can compete in.
Attached please finde the Warm-Up arrangements and the Officials Roster.

Leinster LC Open Qualifying Meet - 8-10 Mar 19
Please find attached the Meet Information and HyTek Meet Events files for the Leinster Open Qualifying Meet scheduled for March 8th to March 10th. The Consideration Times etc are identical to those used for the January Open Qualifying Meet (18-20 Jan). 

Laois Marlins Valentines Gala - 16 Feb 19
Please find attached Gala Details and HyTek Meet Events files for the Level 1 Valentines Fun gala hosted by Laois Marlins which is taking place in Portlaoise Leisure Centre on Saturday Feb 16th.
We will be sticking to the exact same format & numbers as our successful Winter Fun Gala so hope to see you and your club there.

St Fiacc's 25th Anniversary Level 3 Gala - 2 Mar 19
Please find attached an invitation to St Fiacc's Level 3 Meet on Saturday March 2nd in K Leisure, Athy, Co. Kildare.  St Fiacc's would be delighted to welcome your swimmers to compete but ask that only those who are experienced enough for a Level 3 meet are entered.  Full details, Order of Events and Hy-tek Meet Events files are attached. If you have any questions please contact Gala Secretary Sam Kenny.

Wexford Spring Gala - 24 Mar 19
Attached please find the Meet Information and HyTek Meet Events files for the Wexford Spring Gala, scheduled for the end of March. Here is some text for the website:

As the evenings lengthen, come and end enjoy a Spring Day in the South-East at the Wexford SC Spring Gala, which will be held at the Wexford Swimming Pool, Ferrybank, on Sunday March 24th. With full electronic timing in operation, this meet aims to provide qualification opportunities through to the Regional Championships and the IAG2. Wexford SC looks forward to welcoming you to the South-East!

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