Trojan Time Banded Gala
Each year Trojan ASC host our own swimming gala, its normally held each June at Xcite Whitburn Leisure Centre. The gala is open to visiting clubs with 50m events covering each of the four main swimming strokes along a 4x50m Freestyle Relay.
So what is a Time banded gala? During a time a time banded gala swimmers are entered to compete in one or more of the available strokes. For each stroke entered swimmers are placed in the appropriate band, either A, B or C dependant on their entry time.
For each stroke a seperate event is swam for both boys and girls in each of the three bands (i.e 6 events per stroke). As a result swimmers will end up competing against other swimmers with entry times within the same time band. This results in a competition which allows swimmers to compete based on their ability rather than age.
Medals are awarded to swimmers in each event who are placed in postions 1 to 6, with an award made to any swimmer who swims to fast for their entered band and therefore not eligible for a medal. The event trophy is also presented to the winning club with points accumulated through the event based upon their swimmers performance.
2019 Time Banded Gala
The 20189Time Banded Gala was held on Sunday 9th June, where we welcomed almost 250 swimmers from 12 swimming clubs from across central Scotland. Some fantastic swims were witnessed and many personal bests achieved over the two sessions.
Our Trojan swimmers secured 14 medals, destroyed personal bests and finished in Ninth Place in the Club Competition. Special congratulations go our swimmers for which this was their first competitive event, they all swam brilliantly and done their coaches and the club proud.
Overall Kilmarnock regained the event trophy finishing first in the Club Competition after Broxburn ended their 5 year run in 2018. We look forward to welcoming them back along with all the other visiting clubs in 2020.
Special thanks go to all the Committee Members, Parents, Meet Management, Timekeepers and Technical Officials who gave up their time to make the event a success. Aswell as the staff and mamagement at Xcite for allowing us to host the event.
2019 Clubs Attending Finishing Position
Aquanauts of Livingston ASC
Balfron Barracudas ASC
Bathgate ASC 2
City Of Glasgow Swim Team
Dunedin Swim Team
Fauldhouse Penguins 3
Kilmarnock ASC 1
Livingston & District Dolphins ASC
Trojan ASC 9
Full event results are available on the swim scotland website.