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BN Swimming Gala


National and International
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Event details

Venue: Aylestone Leisure Centre - Knighton Lane East, Leicester

Swimmers of all standards are welcome - You must be able to swim 50 metres.

  • Events: 50m Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle.
  • Relays include: Club relay; Medley relay; Family relay and the Open Sprint race – male and female 14 plus.

Race registration is on the night of the event from 18.00 to 18:45 and the races will start from 19:00 hours.

Please buy your entry tickets in advance from the BN Events Website - your ticket includes a complimentary refreshments pack and a participation badge.

  • Pool is booked from 18:00. Arrive promptly for booking in.
  • All* races are 50m (2 lengths), Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Freestyle. (*the last race (only) is an Open 25m freestyle race. Under 10's are also 25m)
  • You can dive, jump or start from in the water. You don't need to be able to tumble turn.
  • All races have separate Womens/Mens (or Girls/Boys) categories.
  • There are 16 age categories ranging from Under 10's to Over 75's. These are mostly 5 year age bands (eg 45-49 years). Age is your age on the night.
  • There are also mixed gender Club Relays (freestyle and medley) plus a family breaststroke relay (3 persons, incl 1 or 2 U17's)
  • Club entries are strongly encouraged, travel together. A Club trophy based on a points system is presented. Everyone who completes their swim wins at least one point for their club, so everybody counts!
  • Medals (and trophies for some races). Presentations midway and at the end of the evening.
  • The BN Gala is the basis for selecting the team to represent BN (and the UK) at the 48th International Gala in Paris.
  • Under 18's do not need to be members, but must be accompanied by a responsible guardian who is a BN Member or BN Club Member.

Admission for Swimmers:

BN members (must produce BN Card)                     £ 10.00

BN Club members (must produce club card)           £ 13.00

U18 - Free to register - must be accompanied by a parent

The Swimming Gala is BN Member / BN Club Member event

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