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Arthur McDonald Novice Gala

Arthur McDonald Novice Gala

Posted on: 7th October 2019

The unmissable Arthur McDonald Novice Gala is coming up on Sat 2nd November 2019 and we want ALL eligible swimmers to be at this gala – DO NOT MISS this gala!

This is our baseline gala for future Aquasprint galas later on in the season, and is one of the most fun & exciting galas of the season in a 4-way tie against hosts Newry & Mourne, Armagh, Lurgan and Portadown clubs.

All races are 25m (1 length), location is Newry Pool, and there will be mixed Medley & Freestyle Relays (2 Boys & 2 Girls) in each age group.

  • Group A – Born 2011
  • Group B – Born 2010
  • Group C – Born 2009
  • Group D – Born 2008

Entry forms coming soon!

Check at the desk on Wed nights for further information.


You are not able to compete in this gala if you are:-

  1. Armagh Champs individual medal winner
  2. Overall age group winner at previous Arthur McDonald gala (medal winner in individual strokes & relays are eligible to enter).
  3. Individual medal winner at Swim Ulster Schools Gala (Bangor) (including this year) or the Swim Ireland Schools Gala (Dublin).


If you are not eligible for the Arthur McDonald you can enter the Larne Sprints which are also being held on the same day, further information will be on Club desk or Swim Ulster website.