Gala Information



Each child’s own parents/guardians are responsible for the transportation of their children to and from swim galas. Each child’s parents/guardians are responsible for looking after their children during the event. Parents/guardian’s must ensure that children have adequate food and drinks and should generally support their children. 

In the event that a parent cannot accompany their child to a gala, they must appoint a responsible adult to act as chaperone for their child for the duration of the gala.  This applies to all swimmers, regardless of age.  Chaperones should ensure that they have the swimmer’s parents/guardians’ phone numbers and that they are aware of any specific medical ailment or medicine which the swimmer under their care is on.  Chaperones should ensure they have adequate insurance cover when transporting other swimmers and should not carry more than the permitted number of passengers in their car.  All swimmers should wear a seatbelt.  Chaperones should note that they may have to cover  official duties more than once at the gala as duties are allocated per swimmer. 


Remember that you are representing your Club and that your behaviour should always reflect the Club’s good image and reputation.  You should always follow the Coach and Team Manager’s instructions and let the Team Manager know when you are leaving the main group.  You should try your best in all your events.  Damage to property, unacceptable behaviour, refusal to do as instructed, unauthorised absences from the group or other forms of insubordination may result in suspension for the remainder of the gala and other possible punishment before being allowed to training sessions.

Some things you should bring with you to galas:

  • Water
  • Sufficient food for the length of the gala
  • Official CST swim hat
  • Swimming togs and change of swimming togs
  • Flip flops/slides for poolside
  • Towel and spare t-shirt for poolside
  • Club hoodie and t-shirt
  • Towels
  • Spare goggles
  • Plastic bag for wet gear
  • Change of dry clothes