Gala News

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

Leinster 'Calendar' Meeting - 12 Jun 19
In order to plan for the 2019-2020 season, there will be a "calendar" meeting on Tuesday June 18th at 7.30pm in Sports HQ. An Agenda for this meeting is attached. We need to have representatives present from all Leinster clubs who wish to run swimming galas during the 2019/2020 season.
Clubs who wish to organise meets in Leinster next season are reminded to 

  1. Provisionally book dates etc with their pool facilities, and
  2. Send those dates on to the Gala Secretary so that he can include them in the draft calendar and identify any clashes etc.

As an initiative to support clubs in running long-distance events at their club meets, Leinster Swimming will provide a subsidy to any clubs holding 400m IM, 800m Free and 1500m Free events at club galas. The details are in the attached document, which also contains the application form for the subsidy.  The subsidy will be payable after the conclusion of the relevant competition.

Attached is a draft gala schedule for the coming season with, in red, the applications received from clubs thus far. Also marked in are the dates for the Regional Squad / Skills Squad / Coaching Squad sessions. Please also note that one of the national Meets, the SC Championship in December, has been moved to be one week later than previously advised (now Dec 12th to 15th).

Clubs should email Ger and Caroline with prospective gala dates for next season by Friday 14 Jun 19 so that we can identify any clashes in advance and work with the relevant clubs to reach an accommodation.

Wexford Small Fry Gala - 16 Jun 19
Wexford Swimming Club is pleased to circulate details of our annual Small-Fry Gala (Level 2). This gala will focus on providing relaxed competition and a fun "end-of-season" day for our younger swimmers, and has been moved a little later in the swimming calendar to Sunday June 16th. The Gala details and the Hy-Tek Meet Events files are attached. We will provide full electronic timing and diving blocks will be set up (although swimmers may start in the pool if they so prefer). Entries are open for those aged 12 and under; for swimmers in the 13-14 age bracket, there are "slower than" qualifying times which apply. Swimmers in this age range who are too fast for the Small-Fry gala are welcome to compete in our Summer Meet on May 12th. 

A warm welcome awaits you in Wexford in June.

Tallaght Swim Team Annual Gala (Marion Lane Short Course Gala) - 7-8 Jun 19
Tallaght Swimming Team welcomes all swimmers registered with Swim Ireland to the last chance short course gala of the season to qualify for Irish Age Group Division 2. it also affords swimmers the opportunity to get Irish Short Course times for December.  We will be holding long-distance events on Friday 7th June followed by a full day of events on Saturday 8th June 2019. This is a Level 3 meet, full electronic timing will be in operation, and Swim Ireland qualified officials will supervise.

Attached please find the Meet Details, together with the Hy-Tek Meet Events files.  Deadline for entries Thursday 30th May 2019 @17:00 to  No charge for scratches before Monday, 3rd June @18:00

We look forward to welcoming you to the Marion Lane Tallaght Gala in June!  

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