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Dorset Primary Schools Swimming Gala's

Information about the Dorset Primary Schools Swimming Gala's

 Swimming Gala's are organised by the; 

DORSET SCHOOLS SWIMMING ASSOCIATION

Areas Covered: East Dorset, North Dorset, Weymouth & Portland, Purbeck East Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch areas 

Age groups: Year 4, 5 and 6.

 

Results for area gala's and the County Finals Gala can be viewed on the Primary School Results page 

Pictures taken of the winners presentations can be viewed here    

 

Format: An area event is held (under ASA Laws and technical rules) to decide the fastest swimmer or relay team from each area. The fastest swimmer or relay team from each area will then compete in the Dorset Primary School Finals Gala's to represent their area. 

Information regarding the Dorset Schools Swimming Gala's 

For Primary Schools events ( Year 4 / Years 5 and 6 ) the County is currently in eight areas:  West Dorset, North Dorset, Weymouth & Portland (sometimes known as South Dorset) , Purbeck,  East Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Each of these areas holds a Year 5/6 event – listed below are the events for each age group.

Year 6:   Boys / Girls

100m Freestyle
50m Freestyle
50m Breaststroke
50m Backstroke
25m ‘Fly
4 x 25m Freestyle Relay  ........ Relay Teams should all come from one school
4 x 25m Mixed Stroke relay ... Back stroke, Breaststroke, Br.St or ‘Fly, Frontcrawl

Year 5:    Boys / Girls

50m Freestyle
50m Breaststroke
50m Backstroke
25m ‘Fly
4 x 25m Freestyle Relay ......... Relay Teams should all come from one school
4 x 25m Mixed Stroke Relay ... Back stroke, Breaststroke, Br.St or ‘Fly, Frontcrawl

Year 4 
The Year 4 ‘teaching style’ gala, where there is little or no disqualification, and the swimmers are taken through the programme at a slower pace, in preparation for the Year 5/6 gala the following year – is quite short so some of the areas combine for this event ( Poole & East Dorset,  Bournemouth & Christchurch  ) West Dorset, Weyport and Purbeck which is the smallest area and N.Dorset which is the largest, run their own events. 

Year 4:    Boys / Girls

25m Backstroke
25m Breaststroke
25m Freestyle
4 x 25m Freestyle relay  ....... Relay Teams should all come from one school
4 x 25m Mixed stroke relay .....  Back stroke, Breaststroke, Any stroke, Front Crawl  

  

 

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