Christmas Cracker FUN Gala – CANCELLED – (Swimireland statement)

Sunday 19th December 2021 11am – 5pm
National Aquatic Centre, Dublin

Snugborough Rd, Deanestown, Dublin 15, D15 A6WR

Download the FORM: Christmas-Cracker-Information-Entry-Form



Should be read in conjunction with the General Meet Regulations

Pool Specifications:

25m, 10 lane competition pool with wave-breaker lane ropes. There will be semi-automatic electronic timing in place. Diving blocks will be in place (at the start end of the pool only) which swimmers DO NOT have to use if they are not comfortable)

Meet Type:

7 -12 years of age. This competition is open to novice swimmers ONLY. (A novice is defined as never having won an individual medal in Open competition. An Open competition is one in which two or more clubs have competed and includes Regional/National Schools competitions.) Times achieved at this gala cannot be used for entry into other competitions, as the emphases is on fun and participation.

Entry Limit:

Swimmers may enter up to four events.
Swimmers who are faster than the “Cut Off Times” in an event are not eligible to swim in that event but may swim in other events.

Entry Form:

Electronic Hy-tek entries are accepted via Hy-tek to the Swim Ireland Office at [email protected]
Paper entries should be posted to the Swim Ireland Office at Irish Sport HQ, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Ireland marked “2021 CHRISTMAS CRACKER”.
Paper entries are only required where Hy-tek is not used.

Entry Deadline:

Friday 26th November 2021 for ALL entries.
Payment for entries must be received by Friday 3rd December 2021

Entry Fees:

€15.00/£13.00 to cover up to four individual events.
€20.00/£18.00 per relay.
Parents & Coaches races are free to enter
No entry will be processed until the appropriate fee has been received at the Swim Ireland Office. Payment options are detailed in the Entry Summary Sheet.
Please note that entries are non-refundable once the final date for payment has passed


7 & 8 Year Olds – 50m in all four strokes,
9 & 10 year olds – 50m in all four strokes,
11 & 12 year olds – 50m in all four and 100m Individual Medley
Relays – 7-9, and 10-12 4x25m FTR, 4x25m MTR, Cannon 8x25m FTR (1 Boy, 1 Girl from each age group).
All events will be H.D.W. Age is as 31st. December 2021


Each swimmer will be given a participation medal. Top club will be awarded overall club trophy. Points will be awarded in the following way:
1st placed swimmer will get 10 points, 2nd placed swimmer will get 9 points,
3rd placed swimmer will get 8 points, 4th placed swimmer will get 7 points.
5th placed swimmer will get 6 points, 6th placed swimmer will get 5 points,
7th placed swimmer will get 4 points, 8th placed swimmer will get 3 points,
9th placed swimmer will get 2 points, 10th placed swimmer will get 1 point.
Only 3 swimmers from the same club will be awarded points in the same event.

Further Infor:

Please direct all queries to [email protected]
We’ve put in a request to Santa to make a visit during the day to say hello to all our swimmers