ISA Friendly Swimming Gala
We hold an annual friendly ISA Swimming Gala. We see these as “personal development” opportunities that allow the children participating from the Intermediate and Advanced Levels the experience of swimming in a longer, deeper and cooler pool. It is about facing up to those differences in the environment, standing in front of their friends, family and the rest of the crowd and boosting their self-esteem.
A life-changing experience
Swimming in front of a friendly audience will boost your child’s self-esteem.
Friends and family have the opportunity to swim together in our fun relays.
This is a celebration of all your child’s successes throughout the course.
Why is the gala key to your child's emotional and physical development?
Our galas are a chance to really see your child’s progress and give them their opportunity to shine! Each race begins with a 10-minute warm-up lesson where they can interact with other swimmers of their level, work on swimming longer distances and get some last-minute tips from our instructors. For some, it may be all about winning the race, but for us, it’s about the experience and seeing how proud our swimmers are of themselves and their amazing achievements!
Can parents get involved in our galas?
We love to see our team and families bonding at our gala events and we encourage parents to get involved. At our previous galas, the bravest parents have jumped in the water to swim together with their children and the teachers in the fun relay!
How do we celebrate children achievements at our galas?
Celebrating achievement and participation is so important for the children. We like to celebrate our galas with parties, with a medal or an award, organising educational activities and, of course, having a lot of fun!!
Who is the gala for?
You will be invited to participate in the event if your child is ready. Selection is not just based on swimming ability; the swimmer’s emotional readiness is also taken into account. Galas are not a compulsory event. If you decide to participate, you will be given all the details in advance, including price. Galas are not included in the termly fees.
Did you know?
Did you know the National Curriculum expects children to be swimming 25 metres between 11-12 years old, when they finish primary school?. We have swimmers as young as 3,5 years old swimming this distance at the ISA Swimming Galas!