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Barking and Dagenham Final Information

Please see below and attached information for the Middlesex Development meet over this weekend and the following Saturday, as well as training cancellations/changes for all squads.

Training Cancellations/Changes this Weekend

Saturday 14th AM

Land training and Performance/Competition Youth training will be on as normal. Saturday morning training at LAC is cancelled.

Sunday 15th PM

Training for Junior 1+2 will be at 5.00-6.00pm

All other squads will train as normal on Sunday, taken by coaches Harry and Isabella. There will be no talent lane session

Final Information and Entries

Please see Link for the accepted entries for each swimmer. All swimmers should print off and know their events and what session they are in. This helps with the process of readying swimmers for their races at the right time.

Warm Up/Arrival Time

All Hackney Aquatics swimmers must meet on poolside in full Hackney kit (T-shirt and shorts, or at least black in colour) for a land warm up at the following times:

Please ensure you are there on time! If you expect to be late, please SMS your coach as you may be withdrawn!

Please note that there will be NO COACH for the Friday evening session.

Sign In/ Withdrawals

There is a withdrawal process at this gala, therefore if you do need to withdraw, please let your coach know. Failure to do so will result in a fine.

Sign ins close at the start of warm ups.

Location and Leisure Centre

The gala will take place at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, Dagenham.

A map to the venue can be found here: Link


The main coaches for this meet will be Richard and Tony. There will be no coach on the Friday evening.

Swimmers should speak to their coaches before and after every race!

Gala Expectations

This meet is the last meet of the season for those not attending national competitions and so will be a great opportunity to race at Barking and Dagenham’s pool with swimmers from all across the region. It is also an opportunity to achieve county times for next season.

When not competing themselves, swimmers are expected to remain on poolside and support their team mates.

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