Meet Guides & Information

Gala Colour (70 of 70)

Wandsworth Swimming Club is a competitive swimming club. Once a swimmer becomes a member they will be offered opportunities to attend swimming galas or meets. Under Swim England Rules swimmers who have not yet reached their ninth birthday may ONLY compete in internal club galas.

The young swimmers' first experience of competitive swimming in the club will usually be in one of our Mini-Galas, which we hold on a regular basis at Ernest Bevin College pool (approximately three times per season). During these Mini-Galas our youngest swimmers from Pre-Development and Development 1 & 2 squads are given opportunities to swim one or two length races in each of the four strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly) in a fun, friendly yet competitive environment.  Swimmers are ranked by age, youngest first, and often swim in mixed-gender individual races and relays.

View our guides to find out everything you need to know about how competitions are run and what to expect:


Entering competitions

Entering competitions via Swim Manager online

1. Go to your MEETS in your Swim Manager account
2. Click the meet you want to enter
3. Select races you wish to enter your swimmer (GREEN= able to book / RED= no qualifying time or wrong age & can't be booked)
4. NOTE - you MUST SUBMIT the entry for it to be confirmed. SAVE DRAFT only if you are not ready to submit yet (these will not be submitted)

Entry charges will be invoiced close to the event date and automatically invoiced and debited from your account.

NOTE: We submit entries as a club and sometimes they can be rejected due to entry numbers. Therefore, please wait for the accepted list of entries regularly sent by the competition secretary to take your entry as confirmed. Please respect the deadline and if you have to make any changes email the Competition Secretary promptly.

Please do make sure to update your emergency contact details on Swim Manager and discuss entries with the coach before submitting.

Meet results & programmes

Most Meets publish Heat Programs and Results on the Meet Mobile App. Do not expect paper programs/word documents to be sent out. You can download the app but please note it is a paid-for app.

As most Meets are sign-in, Heat Sheets are published after the Warmup. When you enter a meet please read the Promoter’s Conditions carefully, which are available on Swim-Manager-Meets, to familiarize yourself with the specific process as all meets vary.

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