Tayside Age Group Leagues
What are the Tayside age Group Leagues?
These are run within Midland District as a stand-alone, friendly set of galas which take place over each calendar year. Perth has entered a team into the Premier Division for 2018.
Each team in a division will host a home gala attended by all other league participants. All club officials and helpers are invited to help with our home gala. The programme will include Freestyle and Medley relays in each age group, plus individual races in each stroke. Each team member will swim a maximum of both relays and one individual race. Points are awarded for placings and totaled for each meet to decide who will win the annual trophy.
It is important that you come to every gala that you are selected for, otherwise the other members of your age group will not be able to swim as a relay team.
The dates, warm-up and (start times) of the meetings and host club are as follows:
10 February – PERTH 15:00 (15:30)
24 March – MONIFIETH (held at Arbroath) 17:30 (18:00)
2 June – KINROSS 15:00 (15:30)
8 September – DCA (at Olympia) 17:30 (18:00)
3 or 10 November [to be confirmed] – MENZIESHILL (at Olympia)
Please note the dates and try to keep free in case you are chosen! All of the club’s swimmers will be eligible to take part in the league. There is no guarantee a swimmer will be chosen to take part in the league, but we will try and involve as many as possible over the course of the 5 galas.
The selected team for each gala will be placed on the club noticeboard at least 2 weeks beforehand. Please tick your name to confirm you can take part. If you cannot take part, please mark with a cross as early as possible, so another swimmer can take your place.
Bus times for away galas will be confirmed closer to time. All swimmers should arrive in plenty of time for the bus / warm-up as relay and team lines have to be handed in.
The first gala is at home, and all swimmers should be at the pool and ready to swim well in advance of the 3.30pm warm-up.
Swimmers should bring the following to each gala:
£5 (please put in an envelope marked with the swimmer’s name and hand to the team manager before boarding the bus. This helps cover the cost of pool & equipment hire, league fees and bus hire. It is still payable if your swimmer does not travel on the team bus, though we strongly recommend that they do travel as a team.) This cost also applies to our home gala and fees should be given to the team manager at poolside.
Goggles & spares.
Club swim cap (please do not use alternative caps).
Small, healthy snacks.
£1 coin for locker. (50p for Perth and it may be 20p for Arbroath pool)
The events in Dundee and Arbroath should finish at around 8pm, so your swimmer may need a packed tea to eat on the way home.
The club will require officials to help at each gala, and volunteers can travel free on the team bus if seats are available.
If you have any questions about the league, please contact:
Travel to the galas
Bus times will be posted on the notice board. It is preferable for you to travel to and from the gala on the bus. If you are an official or team helper, you can travel with the team on the bus at no charge, but all other parents are very welcome to attend by private car to cheer the team on. (If there is space on the bus, parents are welcome to travel with the team if they pay the £5 contribution). Please ensure that you are at Perth Leisure Pool at least 15 minutes before the bus is due to leave, so that the Team Managers can check everyone is there and that the bus leaves on time