The following is advice for all swimmers considering taking part in any upcoming Galas.
What do I need to bring?
Swim suit x2
PASC hat and a spare hat in case of rips
Goggles x2 in case one pair snaps
Shorts and t-shirt to wear between races and if you like for line-up before your race. Also if you are lucky to win a ribbon or medal you will need to wear a t-shirt for presentations.
Water bottle filler with your name on it
Flip flops or crocs
Plastic bag for your wet clothes
What should I eat?
Swimmers are encouraged to eat healthy at all times
The day before the gala you should eat as normal and drink plenty of water
Get plenty of sleep
Morning of Competition
Have a good breakfast before you leave home, e.g. porridge, Weetabix or a smoothie
At the Competition
Stay hydrated – drink water of juice
Eat small amounts of food throughout the day but not large amounts before a race or between sessions
12 & 13 October
Swim Ulster Schools Cup & Championships
This competition will take place at Aurora Aquatic & Leisure Complex, Bangor.
Saturday 12 October 2019 – Groups 1-4 (born 01/09/10 to 31/08/08)
Sunday 13 October 2019 – Groups 5-7 (born 01/09/05 to 31/08/03)
In recent years PASC swimmers have done exceptionally well at this gala and have gone on to represent their school at the Irish Minors gala held in Dublin later in the year. This gala is the only pathway through which swimmers can qualify for the Irish Minor Schools Gala on 9 February 2020 and Irish Senior Interprovincial Gala on 19 April 2020.
Entries are either made on an individual basis or through the school (depending on school). All entries must be made via post along with full payment and bear the school stamp. Entries must also include entry times, you can get these by emailing email@example.com marking it FAO Paula.
Closing date for receipt of entries and payment is 5pm on Friday 4 October 2019. Full meet conditions, further information and entry can be downloaded on www.swimulster.net. If you have any queries please stop by the club desk on Wednesday and we can show the entry form and answer queries.