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
Admission for Spectators: £5.00
The Swimming Gala is BN Member / BN Club Member event
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