Enter competition

This event is for schools in the Raynes Park and Wimbledon Clusters. For Morden and Mitcham Schools please book onto Event 2 on Tuesday 5th Feb 2019.

There will be three sessions at this event. Please see below for allocated time slots for all entries. 

Heat 1

10.45am-12pm

Heat 2

12.15-1.30pm

Heat 3

1.45-3.00pm

St Mary's RC

Merton Park

Hollymount

Pelham

Wimbledon Chase

Bishop Gilpin CE

Sacred Heart RC

Merton Abbey

Dundonald

All Saints CE

Holy Trinity CE

St. Matthew's C of E

Hatfeild

Garfield

Poplar

Aragon

Wimbledon Park

 

Schools entering this event will be expected to attend the Swimming Gala Finals on Friday 15th March 2019, 12:30 - 14:30 if any of their pupils qualify from the Heat Stages. In order to qualify pupils must come in the top six fastest swimmers across all heats.

The event consists of three sessions, schools only attend one session. You will be notified which session to attend prior to the event.

Rules

  • Competitors may only swim in 1 individual event and 1 open relay event.
  • Only 1 child from each school can enter an individual event.
  • Your relay team must be selected from the individual competitors you bring for the event.
  • There will be a limited amount of spaces for schools to enter.
  • Swimmers must be tested before they come to the heat, this is up to the school to check that they are capable of swimming the required distance.
  • The heats and final will be held at Morden Baths.  The length of the pool is 25metres long.
  • It will be each schools responsibility to double check with parents that the child competing is able to swim this distance and will be available on the heats date and final date.
  • The age groups for all competitors will be based on their current year group at Primary School in June 2019.
  • In order to have a full team you would need to bring 8 girls and 8 boys.  However if you do not have enough swimmers for a complete team you can still enter a smaller team or an individual.
  • The children need to be informed before the heats date exactly what events they will be competing in.
  • The fastest 6 swimmers (based on times) from the heats overall will be invited to compete in the final.  

 

Swimming Gala Races

 

Gender

Year Group

Event

Girls

Year 4

Freestyle

Girls

Year 5

Freestyle

Girls

Year 6

Freestyle

Girls

Year 4

Backstroke

Girls

Year 5

Backstroke

Girls

Year 6

Backstroke

Girls

Year 5

Breaststroke

Girls

Year 6

Breaststroke

Girls

Open

Medley Relay

1st Back

2nd Breast

3rd Free

4th Free

Girls

Open

Freestyle Relay

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Boys

Year 4

Freestyle

Boys

Year 5

Freestyle

Boys

Year 6

Freestyle

Boys

Year 4

Backstroke

Boys

Year 5

Backstroke

Boys

Year 6

Backstroke

Boys

Year 5

Breaststroke

Boys

Year 6

Breaststroke

Boys

Open

Medley Relay

1st Back

2nd Breast

3rd Free

4th Free

Boys

Open

Freestyle Relay

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Results

  • Results and event report will be available on the news webpage within 24 hours of the event ending.

Winner's Pathway

  • The fastest 6 swimmers (based on times) from the heats overall will be invited to compete in the final.

Photo Consent

Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event.

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First Aid

MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but staff may not be available to tend to less urgent first aid if they are preoccupied delivering the event. It is important that schools also provide their own first aid kit and qualified person to tend to their children at our events. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should also be with the travelling group to and from any events.

Safeguarding and DBS

All MSSP staff at the event are fully vetted and enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools’ responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.

Spectators will not be permitted entry to school facilities and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents. In order to safeguard children at our events, we will only allow entry to parents if they have been DBS checked and authorised to attend by your school who will maintain responsibility for them at all times. At public sites such as parks we will section off an area for the public where parents that are not with the school party may spectate from.

REF-SPECT

MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a safe, enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we promote our REF-SPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. Only designated staff and volunteers will be allowed on the side-lines. All spectators are to remain behind the barriers, providing positive support and encouraging a fun and fair event.

For more information about REF-SPECT please click here

If you have any questions regarding the Swimming Gala then please feel free to contact Kath Bennett, event organiser: k.bennett@malmesbury.merton.sch.uk