Annual Gala


Cindy’s Swim School holds an Annual Gala! This has quickly become a firm favourite in many of our swimmers diaries and is well worth the effort. Last year’s gala was our best yet, with Pirate JoJo entertaining the younger children with all sorts of fun goodies and tricks! All participants also receive a participation medal and a bursting gift bag, whilst 1st, 2nd, 3rd get proper metal gold, silver or bronze place medals. All ages are welcome, and we break the gala up into 2 separate sessions so as to accommodate those younger swimmers.

Please see below for more details of the next event. Dates to be confirmed soon!

Come join in our fun busting annual gala!

!!CSS Gala Sunday June 2017!!

As we have done in all our previous galas, we will be asking for parent volunteers for the day, to ensure that the gala is run as efficiently and safely as possible! Roles will vary. Please do let us know on the Gala Participation Slip if you would like to volunteer 🙂

First Session:

Stage 1-4’s       (Ages 3 and up) 14:00-15:00

Stages 1-4 all partake in fun races,  swimming across the width of the pool. The races are categorised by stage.


The races are broken up as follows:

Stage 1’s               Noodle races front and back

Stage 2’s               Superman/front speedboat and back with board races

Stage 3’s               Front crawl and Backstroke-board optional

Stage 4’s               Front crawl, Backstroke and Breaststroke

We will then finish the first part of the gala with a 1,2,3 place medal, participation medal and goodie bag ceremony.

15:00 End of First Session

Second Session:

Parents’ and Teachers’ Races

This session is the super exciting, highly competitive Parents’ and Teachers’ Races! We encourage parents to take part in the parents’ races, as this is a great way to show the kids the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork. It also shows them that swimming can continue to be a fun and positive part of their lives long after they have left school 🙂

As the Parents’ and Teachers’ Races are right after Session 1, parents of younger and older swimmers can take part.

Dads’ 50 metres Freestyle race

Moms’ 25 metres Freestyle race

Mixed Dads’, Moms’, Female Teachers’ and Male Teachers’ Medley Relay race!


15:30 – End of Second Session

Third Session:

Stage 5’s and up    15:40-17:30

Stages 5 and up swimmers partake in full length, timed races. The races are categorised by age. All upper stages are able to enter into Front crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly races. There will also be a fun cannonball relay medley at the end that all the swimmers are encouraged to enter!

The gala then comes to an end with a medal and goodie bag ceremony for the Stages 5 and up and the parents’ medal ceremony.

17:30 – End of Third Session and Gala


How to enter

If you are interested in joining in on the gala fun, please print off and fill in the Gala Participation Slips in the email we send you.


St. Joseph’s College

Beulah Hill, SE19 3HL


Generally in June, dates are confirmed closer to the time.


£12 – to be invoiced and paid before the gala

Session 1: Stage 1-4: 14:00-15:00

Session 2: Parents’ and Teachers’ Races: 15:15-15:30

Session 3: Stages 5 & up: 16:30-17:30 at the latest.