Gala News

Leinster Clubs who would like to put Gala Details on this page should submit them to Tom Roche by eMail to info@swimleinster.com.




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.

Guidance Notes
Some time ago, Ger Fleming produced an Explanatory Note for swimmers and parents that outlines how a Graded Gala is organised and how the medals are awarded. He also provided a list of the Grades/Times for the different events; this might be placed on your club notice-boards or websites along with the Explanatory Note.

Meet Licencing
Swim Ireland is now introducing a Meet licensing programme which was piloted successfully in Munster in 2012-2013 with a view to rolling out the programme nationally in 2014.

The purpose of a Meet Licensing programme is to seek to ensure that all swimmers will have the opportunity to swim in competitions which are specific to their ability and that competitions of relevant levels are run to the same/equivalent standard. The Meet Licence Initiative is designed to offer three categories of competition classification in Ireland, which range, for example, from inter-club galas where no electronic timing is in place to the highest level category which would include national championship events. The licence process is a simple administration and advance planning exercise which must be completed by competition organisers prior to the competition season. The programme is designed to help support the National calendar planning process and in particular support the Long Term Athlete Development Pathway in terms of competition and training. The initiative will be managed centrally through a Meet Licence panel and will have a specified Meet Licence Coordinator.

Information regarding the Background to the Licence, the Licensing Process and an Application Form in PDF Format  as well as a MS Word version are attached.

From September 1st 2014, Regions applying for Level 2A licences and clubs applying for Level 3A licences, will be required to have qualified officials in the Lead Referee role at the very least. Also from September 2014, results from competitions without electronic timing cannot be used to enter National Competitions.

Ideally, clubs should start to complete applications now, so that if there are any issues, they can be flagged before the programme is officially in place in September.

All clubs who apply for a licence through this procedure, will be awarded a licence (unless there are huge concerns around Health and Safety) and Swim Ireland will work with clubs to ensure they have the appropriate personnel etc in place, to receive the highest level of licence possible.

If you have any queries or concerns regarding this process, you can contact Niamh McDonnell on competitions@swimireland.ie or Pat Daly, Leinster representative on the National competitions committee, on safetyfirst@live.ie





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Leinster Clubs who would like to put news or other information on this page should submit it to Tom Roche by eMail at info@swimleinster.com. Suitable photos can also be submitted for the Gallery Page



Master's News


Master's News, Records and Claim Forms are available here on the Swim Ireland web site.

 

 

 



Leinster Competitions Committeee 2016 - 2017
Pat Daly (New Ross) - Chair
Ger Fleming (Wexford) - Secretary
Patricia Healy - Cormorant
Antoinette Rossiter - Templeogue

Gala Secretary Leinster Schools
Caroline Bentley - Asgard
Yvonne Daly - New Ross

National Competitions Committee
Pat Daly (New Ross)

Click here for Terms of Reference of Leinster Competitions Committee
Click here for Leinster Region Competitions Handbook (revised 10 Feb 14)

Gala Entry Fees
The Leinster gala secretary will clearly state on all documentation for forthcoming galas

1) the closing date for HyTek files
2) the final payment date.

The final payment date will be (First Post) Friday after the closing date.
If a club fails to make the correct payment (as per HyTek) by the final payment date, that club’s swimmers will not be eligible to compete in the Leinster gala.
To receive acknowledgement of the receipt of gala fees, please email the Leinster Treasurer at leinsterregiontreasurer@gmail.com