2024 Gala & Open Meets – Competitive Swimming

2024 Gala & Open Meets Calendar

Now we are back in the water & competitive swimming has resumed Shaun Vasey will be  co-ordinating Open Meet entries for Scarborough, Sheffield, Leeds, Bridlington, Beverley (etc.) and other meets from the 2024 events calendar. He can be contacted in person at most club training sessions.

All entries will be available to enter in swim manager under meets:


Entries must be made by the deadline & all swimmers must be 9 years or older & have paid CAT 2 (Competitive swimming fees)

2024 Kingfishers Competition Schedule
6 & 7 January – Harrogate
13 January – Ridings
27 January – Friendly, Bridlington
3 & 4 February – Yorkshires, Leeds
10 & 11 February – Yorkshires, Leeds
Kingfishers training Friday 16 February cancelled
17 February – Yorkshires, Sheffield
2-3 March – Adam Peaty Race Clinic, Harrogate (Sat Anna Hopkin, Sun Tom Bates, Sport Psych)
9 March – Ridings
Fun internal gala before Easter or Badge Night? TBC
Sunday 17 March – YSA Swimming Development Camp (ZN)
EASTER – 29/3-2/4 – based on attendance numbers last year we will cancel training on Easter
Sunday but aim to run all other sessions – agreed at coaches meeting January
2-7 April, British Swimming Championships, Olympic Park, London
6 & 7 April – SSC Spring Splash
19-21 April – British Masters Swansea
27 & 28 April – NERs, Leeds
Sunday 28 April – Yorkshire Master Championships, Scarborough Sports Village
4 May – Friendly, Scarborough
4-6 May – NERs Sunderland
11 & 12 May – NERs, Leeds
19 May Ridings, Kingfishers
1 June – Ridings
7-9 June – SSC Summer Splash
22 June Friendly, Whitby
Sunday 30 June, Wednesday 3 July & Sunday 7 July – Kingfisher Club Champs TBC (move from
Kingfisher Comp Clinics TBC (12-14 July is Brid open meet, we’re not attending but to avoid that
weekend unless internal day camp 13 or 14th July. Public camp could be 20 or 21 July)
Swimming to break for summer from 21 July – likely limited training mid-late August TBC
27 July – 4 August Swimming 2024 Summer Olympics (pool), Paris
30 July – 3 August GoCardless National Summer Meet, Sheffield
Training Camp for invited Performance Squad, Scotland 1-5 August 2024 TBC
Limited pool training from 12/19 August TBC
8/9 August Swimming 2024 Summer Olympics (marathon swimming), Paris
29 August – 7 September Para Swimming 2024 Summer Olympics, Paris
14 & 15 September Beverley Barracudas County Qualifier
21 September – Friendly, Bridlington (open age group)
5 October – Ridings
12 & 13 October Yorkshire Championships TBC
19 & 20 October Yorkshire Championships TBC
2 & 3 November SENER Championships TBC
9 & 10 November SENER Championships TBC
17 November SADSA champs 1pm start, Scarborough Sports Village (may need to cancel
Kingfisher training)
22-24 November SSC’s Winter Splash
19-22 December TBC GoCardless Swim England National Winter Meet, Sheffield
Early Jan Janus meet Harrogate TB

Openmeets.co.uk  full gala calendar: https://www.openmeets.co.uk/entry_sys/orgs/orgs_calendar?year=2024

Please also see the closed Facebook Group for current updates, deadlines and announcements relating to meets.


Information will also appear here:



For 2023 further information will also be posted on this page.

To reduce errors it is parent/guardian’s responsibility to check Swim England records are correct – particularly for date of birth – to ensure entries can be successfully made for Open Meets.

Click on ‘Information’ in the menu bar above and look on the right hand menu for ‘Swim England Membership Check’ to do this.


New To Swimming Gala’s – All you need to know:

Kingfisher – New To Swimming Gala Useful Information


How to Enter

  • The Club will issue a Gala Calendar at the beginning of each season and it will be updated as more Gala dates are released. The Calendar will be put on the website and on the notice board. 2023 events calendar
  • The Head Coach determines which squads are to attend which gala and this will be noted on the Competition Calendar.
  • Check the programme of events to see how the events run for your age group.
  • Your Coach will be able to advise on the events you should be entering.
  • Check if you have achieved the qualifying standards and fall within the upper and/or lower qualifying time limit for each event. Remember to use Long Course (50m) or Short Course (25m) times appropriate to the Gala being entered. Where necessary use Sports System Equivalent Time Converter to convert your times. (LC to SC or SC to LC) Pullbuoy Time Convertor
  • All entries to Open Meets need to be made in the Swim Manger.
  • Swim Manager – Kingfisher Scarborough SC


Swimmers Personal Best Times

These can be found in the Swimming Rankings Database.

For swimmers biographical data  BIOGRAPHICAL DATA

All times swam at licensed meets are held in this database. When entering a gala the time from this database will be official entry time used by the gala organisers

Click the following link to gain access to your times & enter your ASA membership number or family name:  https://www.swimmingresults.org/individualbest/