Ribbon Galas and Mini Meets are unlicensed competitions introducing younger swimmers and their families to a racing environment.
Swimmers in Stages 6 and 7 are eligible to enter the termly Ribbon Gala. The event schedule, is 3 x 25m. 25m freestyle, 25m backstroke and 25m breaststroke, swimmers will be entered for all events. Ribbons are awarded to the top six swimmers in each age group, per event.
Swimmers in Stages 8 and Pre Squad are eligible to enter the termly Mini Meet. The event schedule is 3 x 50m and 1 x 25m. 50m freestyle, 50m backstroke and 50m breaststroke, 25m butterfly, swimmers will be entered for all events. Medals are awarded to the top three swimmers in each age group, per event.
Academy swimmers are expected to enter the galas they are eligible for every term as the meets are an important part of their racing progression and part of the criteria.
We need your help!
Please consider helping on the night at the Ribbon Gala/Mini Meets, this is a great opportunity to start to get involved in officiating and to gain a better view of the pool on the night. There are numerous roles to be filled from admin, to help on poolside and any assistance is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help at either competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you have a particular role in mind.