BOSS Gala Instructions

The Borough of Southend Firework Spectacular Gala takes place this Sunday, 9th November. There are two sessions with the first warm up at 14:00. The gala takes place at:

Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre
Garon Park,
Southend on Sea

Redbridge Mini Games

The Redbridge Mini Games 50m Swimming Gala will be held at Fullwell Cross  on Thursday 29th January 2015 from 12.00-4.00pm. The Gala is aimed for children in school years 5 and 6 and the entry form is here: Swimming Gala entry – Copy

The results from this gala will be used to select  a Redbridge Squad for the London Mini Games 2015.Several LBRSC swimmers took part in the 2014 gala and went on to represent the borough in the Mini Games at Crystal Palace in the summer term.

This year there is an emphasis on qualifying and consideration times and schools will be required to submit each swimmer’s times when entering. It is essential to complete this part of the entry form.

All swimmers meeting the qualification time will be entered and all remaining places will be given to those swimmers meeting the consideration time. (fastest first). This is to ensure all swimmers can swim 50 metres. Schools will also receive an invitation from the Redbridge Schools Swimming Association to their 25m Gala.

The organisers are also looking to run a 25m freestyle (any stroke on front) and a 25m backstroke race for children with disabilities. They will use this event to select a Redbridge team for the London Mini Games Disability Swimming Squad that will compete in the training 25m pool on the same day as the Mini Games Swimming Squad.  They will run a pan disability race at the Redbridge Gala or  may split the categories depending on the number of entries.

Schools which are unable to fill a full team  but have a couple of swimmers can  still attend either under supervision from school staff or as some swimmers did last year under their parents’ supervision.