General Information


Team Lists
These will appear on the notice board a few weeks before an event. Please keep checking on club night. Please indicate with a tick / cross whether you can attend or not.

Home Galas
These normally start with warm up at 5.15pm at St Neots pool. Help is always needed for the door / raffle / drinks / timekeeping and recording. (Don’t worry, instructions will be given if you haven’t helped before) Supporters cheering on swimmers are also an important part of any event!

Away Galas
These can be to many different places. A coach may be provided and, if so swimmers are expected to travel with the team. Supporters are also more than welcome to travel on the coach.

These are held as the Development gala  (November) and the full County competition (March). Every swimmer who has achieved qualifying times will receive a form to complete for each swim event they can enter. These involve the whole club and are held at Peterborough regional pool or Cambridge Parkside pool.  Most club swimmers will be swim at the Development gala – this is one of the main competitions of the year.

Open Meets
Swans may attend some Open meets (e.g. Spalding Tulip meet ( early May), Scarborough (June), Sheffield Teaspoon Gala (Sept) as a club – see individual pages for information.  There are numerous others around the county and further afield.  Check the website and notice board for more details.  ASA Calendar also contains a list of licensed meets around the country.  If there is a meet you’d like to attend, let Linda know and email as there may be other swimmers who’d like to join you.


This is an open meet that everybody can attend. The team travels to Scarborough for the weekend spending Saturday at the open meet and having a bit of jolly before and after, time allowing. Great for team spirit.

Presentation Evening
This is also the end of year Christmas party! Club Championship awards are presented to all swimmers followed by a buffet and disco. Fun for all the family and a celebration of the swimming year.

This year we have entered 2 swimming leagues. The Anglian league, for the older swimmers and the Fenland league, for the slightly younger.  A league is a competition amongst a number of clubs and has several rounds.

Long Term Development of Young Swimmers
Produced by the ASA Technical Swimming Committee, this document provides an explanation to help parents and club helpers understand the principles behind training and competition for young swimmers – although swimming, as a dynamic sport, will continue to change and develop, this will not alter the basic principles behind the long term development of young swimmers.

The official line is that as long as the suit conforms as below it is permitted. British Swimming and the ASA do not have a list of approved swimsuits.
The list of approved swimsuits is for FINA competitions, World championships, Olympic Games etc. As long as an athlete complies with the wording below then that will suffice!

  • BL 8.2   In swimming competitions the competitor must wear only one swimsuit in one or two pieces. No additional items, like arm bands or leg bands shall be regarded as parts of a swimsuit.
  • BL 8.3    From January 1, 2010 swimwear for men shall not extend above the navel nor below the knee, and for women, shall not cover the neck, extend past the shoulder, nor shall extend below knee. All swimsuits shall be made from textile materials.

The majority of the “rubberised/ plastic coated suits” do not conform in design so will be easily recognisable as not permitted.

The service is provided for anyone involved in swimming where the welfare of a child or young adult is at risk. This could be through neglect or abuse, bullying or fear of someone, or anything that is worrying you and you don’t know who to discuss it with. SwimLine calls are free and do not appear on itemised bills unless the call is made from a mobile phone. SwimLine does not use the 1471 code or any other call return or call display facility.
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