Its all about your Personal Best (PB)
The PB Gala is held twice a year, in March and September.
The PB Gala is intended to introduce and reward those swimmers who are new to competition.
Points are awarded for achieving a personal best (PB) time.
Points from the March and September Gala are added together for the over all year awards.
The winners will be those who have shown the most improvement in their times.
Trophies and medals will be awarded at the annual presentation in January of the following year.
Points are awarded as follows:
3 points for a time of 1 second or more than their previous PB.
2 points for a time which is more than their previous PB but less than 1 second improvement.
1 point for swimming but time was slower than their previous PB.
Those swimmers who do not have a PB because this is the first time they have swam get 2 points.
No points are awarded for placing. (its all about beating your previous best time)
Distances are kept short for
9&U 25m & no fly.
10-12 yrs 50m free, back and breast but 25m Fly
13+ 50m all strokes.