Eileen Casey, Gala Secretary, writes…

Swimmers have attended 11 Galas this year from Inter-Club, Regional and National.

Gala fees are going up every year but the club will still pay the first £5 of gala fees and any extra fees to be paid by the swimmer. There have been some great swims this year lots of cups and shields won and personnel best times recorded so well done to all our swimmers for a great year.

Gala Results, 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018.

Special Olympics National Games

Sheffield, 7-12 August 2017.

  • 15 swimmers attended
  • 5 gold, 10 silver, 7 bronze
  • 20 personal bests
  • 3 relay golds and 1 relay silver.

Astra Regional Gala

Sevenoaks, 23 September 2017.

  • 7 swimmers attended
  • 7 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
  • 1st junior points trophy
  • 1st senior points trophy
  • 1st overall points trophy.

May Philips Down Syndrome Nationals

Rugby. 7 October 2017

  • 7 Swimmers attended
  • 7 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze
  • 8 personal bests
  • 1st 4x25m Free Relay

Astra National Championships

Southgate. 14 October 2017

  • 6 Swimmers attended
  • 2 Gold 2 silver 3rd League Relay

Guildford Games Gala

Guildford. 19 November 2017

  • 17 Swimmers attended
  • 10 gold, 8 silver, 5 bronze
  • 26 personal bests
  • Individual ladies shield won by Katy Neill
  • 50m freestyle trophy won by Connor Page
  • Sharks A Team won Medley Relay Cup and Freestyle Relay Cup

Eastern Region Special Olympics Gala

Hatfield. 25 November 2017

  • 9 Swimmers attended
  • 5 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze. 5 personal bests
  • Speeding Ticket 100m Free Jack Lyons
  • 1st 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay
  • 2nd 4 x 25m Freestyle Relay

Friday Swimmers Gala

Guildford. 10 March 2018

  • 10 Swimmers attended
  • 4 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze
  • A Team 2nd in Medley and Freestyle Relay
  • Individual Male Shield won by Jack Gillham

Down Syndrome European Open

Southampton. 21-22 April 2018

  • 2 swimmers attended
  • 5 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
  • 5 personal bests
  • Speeding Ticket 25m Breast Jack Lyons

Special Olympics Eastern Region Gala

Hatfield. 28 April 2018

  • 15 Swimmers attended
  • 8 gold, 10 silver, 11 bronze
  • 17 personal bests

Leatherhead Swans Gala

Dorking. 3 June 2018

  • 17 swimmers attended
  • 3 gold, 13 silver, 16 bronze
  • 19 personal bests

Astra Regional Gala

Sevenoaks. 30 June 2018

  • 6 swimmers attended.
  • 3 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze
  • 1st League Relay
  • 3rd Senior Relay