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Octopus Gala Page Dates for 2017 Gala 1: 28 January Gala 2: 11 March Gala 3: 6 May Gala 4: 10 June Gala 5: 1 July Gala 6: 23 September

Octopus League Co-ordinator: Hannah Davies

South Croydon SC Octopus League Champions 2013 : South Croydon SC Octopus League Runner's Up 2012, 2015

South Croydon entered this inter-club league for the first time in 2011. We gained our first gala win in the league on the 26th May 2012 and came 2nd in the league 2012 and achieved Top Honours for 2013. Swimmers in the squads are asked to keep the league dates which are
shown on the website free should they be selected for the team.

Swimmers are selected upon times recorded at galas and in training sessions and as time restrainted is based on performances at open meets and commitment to training etc. We generally take a team of around 20 swimmers. Entrance is free to Swimmers. If your child would like to be considered for selection please email us at southcroydonsc@live.co.uk or speak to Hannah at the club.

Parents: If you would like to help out at these galas in any way please speak to Hannah who will advise you how to obtain ASA Membership which is the first step in volunteering. A rule of entering galas is that we supply volunteers to help and it can be fun too!

OCTOPUS LEAGUE RULES (2012)

 (Held Under ASA Laws and Technical Rules)

The League comprises a series of six galas with each club participating in all galas. The object of the League is to offer club members, who are not yet regular gala swimmers, the opportunity to gain competitive experience.
All galas will be time restricted. All ages to be at date of last gala in the year of competition.

  • All Individual Races distances as printed. All relays to be mixed 4x1 length.
  • Freestyle Relays to be swum with both girls starting from the Starter’s end.
  • Medley Relays to be swum in any order.
  • All squadrons to be 8x1 length with 1 boy and 1 girl from each age group to swim in ascending age order, all girls starting from the Starter’s end.
  • Scoring – 1st place = 8 points, 2nd place = 7 points, 3rd place = 6 points, 4th place = 5 points, 5th place = 4 points, 6th place = 3 points, 7th place = 2 points, 8th place = 1 point. No swim or a disqualification = 0 points.
  • In the event of a tie in a race the two swimmers who have tied will both be awarded the number of points applicable to their joint position with the next fastest swimmer dropping a place e.g. If there is a tie for 1st place, those two swimmers will each be awarded 8 points with the third swimmer gaining 6 points.
  • At the end of the gala league points will be awarded as follows: Team with the most gala points = 8 points, 2nd team = 7 points, 3rd team = 6 points, 4th team = 5 points, 5th team = 4 points, 6th team = 3 points, 7th team = 2 points, 8th team = 1 point. In the event of a tie the two teams who have tied will both be awarded the number of points applicable to their joint position with the next team dropping a place, e.g. If there is a tie for 1st position, the two teams will each be awarded 8 points with the third team gaining 6 points.
  • Swimmers may compete in a maximum of 3 individual events in total.
  • There is no restriction with regard to the number of swims in team events.
  • All competing clubs shall provide one judge and one timekeeper.
  • Swimmers must be 9 or over (age as at last gala date) and ASA Category 2 registered.
    • Entrance Fee for Adults £3.00 Children free without programme