City of Chester Swimming Club

Competitive Swimming - Water Polo - Learn to Swim

House Galas


House galas take place 4 times a year as a transition for Learn to Swim swimmers to the competitive squads and for the junior squad members as a transition to external galas.

Swimmers will receive a letter inviting them to take part and these will be handed out by the teachers. If you have not attended before you will be put in a team on the day and you will then be a member of that team for all future galas.

All swimmers compete for their team by swimming 1 length Backstroke, Breaststroke and Front crawl and joining in relays which are always great fun. The one-length swims are timed so that you can see your speed improve at future galas. These galas are a lot of fun. Your parents may choose to help on poolside by signing on the volunteers list on the notice board.

Please bring 2 towels one to get dry between races and one to use at the end of the gala.

You can start from a push from the side or a dive, but if you wear goggles make sure they fit well so they don't slip off when to start your race.





Swimmers aim to achieve the following times in a 25 yard pool:

Stroke Bronze Silver Gold
Front Crawl 21.00 18.80 16.50
BackStroke 24.30 22.20 24.70
Breaststroke 26.70 24.70 21.50