Sputnik Gala Series 2018

Satellites are pleased to be continuing the Sputnik Gala Series for 2018, incorporating the Cheetham Lambert Trophy. This race series was reintroduced in 2012 following a 5 year hiatus and is whilst introducing swimmers to competitive swimming, gives them experience in a competitive team situation. We are very happy to say that we are extending this series to other development clubs in the area. Please see the details below and let us know if your club would be interested in attending.

Dates for the 2018 series are :

24​th​​ ​February​ ​2018  ● 24​th​​ ​March​ ​2018  ● 21​st​​ ​April​ ​2018  ● 20​th​​ ​May​ ​2018

Please note the change of date for the 4th round (was 19th May) due to double booking of the pool.

Warm up for all sessions will start at 4.30pm with the events starting at around 5.00pm and finishing by 7.45pm at the latest.

A separate entry form will be required for each of the 4 rounds

Sputniks Gala Series-2018

Entry Form Round 1

Team Entry Form Round 1

Any withdrawals by 7pm on Friday 23th February

9 years/under:
25 Free, 25 Back, 25 Breast, 25 Fly, 100 IM
Team Events – 4 x 25m Freestyle Relay, 4 x 25m Medley Relay (Backstroke, Breaststroke, Frontcrawl, Freestyle)
NOTE: For the relays, teams can comprise – all Boys OR all Girls OR Mixed

10 to 12 Years:
50 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 200 IM
Team Events – 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay, 4 x 50m Medley Relay
NOTE: For the relays, teams can comprise – all Boys OR all Girls OR Mixed
(10 Yrs can compete in the 100 IM instead of the 200 IM with a signature from their coach)
PLEASE NOTE: For the 10 – 12 yr age group for the IM event please select either the 100IM OR the 200IM – NOT BOTH.

Session 1

Session 3

200m IM200m IM
25m Freestyle25m Breaststroke
50m Freestyle50m Breaststroke
100m IM100m IM
50m Breaststroke50m Freestyle
25m Breaststroke25m Freestyle
4 x 50m Medley Relay4 x 50m Medley Relay
4 x 25m Medley Relay4 x 25m Medley Relay

Session 2

Session 4

100m IM100m IM
50m Backstroke50m Butterfly
25m Backstroke25m Butterfly
200m IM200m IM
25m Butterfly25m Backstroke
50m Butterfly50m Backstroke
4 x 25m Freestyle Relay4 x 25m Freestyle Relay
4 x 50m Freestyle Relay4 x 50m Freestyle Relay

The top 8 swimmers in each age group for each event will be awarded points, and on completion of the final round, medals will be awarded for the top 3 female and top 3 male point scorers in each age group and an award made to the overall top point scorer. Points in the first round will be awarded for the fastest times, and on each additional round will be awarded for the biggest improvements in times, rewarding improvement.

The cost for the each round will be £8 per swimmer.
The cost for the relay events will be: -
For the 25m Relay – £5 for the 1st team from a club and £4 for all subsequent teams from that club.
For the 50m Relay – £5 for the 1st team from a club and £4 for all subsequent teams from that club.

What do you need to bring:
Swimmers should bring on to poolside, a drink, some healthy snacks, a T-shirt and shorts to keep them warm and a towel. Swimmers should also have a spare towel in their bag to get changed afterwards.