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Mary Duncan Swimming Gala

5th March 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A picture of people swimming up and down lanes in the pool.
Our swimming gala for swimmers of all ages with physical, visual, hearing or learning disabilities.

The event will take place at Fraserburgh Swimming Pool with swimmers arriving from 1pm for a 1.30pm start. The gala will finish at approximately 5.00pm dependant on the size of entries.

Entries are accepted for all strokes but note that swimmers will only be allowed to enter 4 events. Swimmers who record a time of less than 42.00 for 50m freestyle must enter 100m event. Please submit accurate times which will allow for a fair competition for all those taking part.

The entry form is available on Eventbrite as linked below or entries can be submitted via email by completing the entry form Mary Duncan Gala Entry 2022 (1)

Please copy the timecard sheet TIME CARD 2022 and complete for each swimmer (lane and event numbers will be added once the programme is complete) or add details on the Eventbrite Entry Form. As this event also acts as a qualifier for the Scottish National Senior Championships it is important that you put the full date of birth of each swimmer on the entry form.

The SDS Championships for swimmers with a physical disability and sensory disability will be held at Grangemouth April 2022. The SDS Senior Championships for swimmers with a learning disability will be held at Tollcross in Glasgow on May 2022. Swimmers who qualify for these events will be notified via their club, or as individuals after the Mary Duncan Gala.

Entry fees (£5 per swimmer) will be due once you have entered. We will provide bank details for this but please let us know if you need another payment method e.g. cheque.

There is plenty of parking at Fraserburgh Swimming Pool plus a pool hoist and accessible changing room available. The lockers in the changing rooms operate with a £1 coin.

Each team entering must provide at least one adult helper to help with timekeeping etc.

In the past it has been left to clubs/schools on the day to provide helpers so it would be appreciated if more than 1 named helper per club/ school could be notified with this application

Additional Information

• Swimmers wishing a warm-up will have the opportunity to do so prior to the start of the gala. They should be supervised whilst in the water with a coach at the end of the lane they are warming up in.

• Swimmers with epilepsy should be “spotted” when involved in their races.

• Only swimmers who are competent should dive. No diving at the shallow end. Should swimmers wish to use diving blocks, please tick the box when entering their time.

• There will be a short break in the middle of the progamme to allow swimmers to have a drink and a small snack. Please remember they will be returning to the pool to swim, so shouldn’t eat anything too heavy and fizzy juice should be avoided.

• Swimmers will only be allowed to enter four events. Swimmers can only enter one distance per stroke and if their time is too quick for the 25m events they should move up to the 50m race and similarly from 50m to 100m.

• If there are four or more swimmers in an event then gold, silver and bronze medals will be presented. If there are 3 swimmers in an event then gold and silver medals will be presented. If there are 1 or 2 swimmers in an event then a gold medal will be presented. Please note that in the most common time bands, races may be run over a number of heats with the medals being worked out on the quickest times. Please explain to your swimmers that although they may place well in their heat, their times will be compared to those from other heats before medals are presented.

  • No photography or videoing will be allowed at this event.


Fraserburgh Swimming Pool
Maconochie Place
Fraserburgh, AB43 9TH United Kingdom
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