Gala Information

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Gala Information – Onyx Aquatic Club focuses on competitive swimming and is registered with Swimming South Africa and Eastern Gauteng Aquatics.

 

All Gala races are either:

  • Long Course (LC) – 50m swimming pool
  • Short Course (SC) – 25m swimming pool

 

Age Group Gala’s

  • EGA hosted events.
  • Gala events are featured throughout the Winter and Summer periods.
  • All these dates and events are predetermined and published at the beginning of the season.
  • The above Gala’s are either a SC or LC event
  • All Gala’s will be raced in predetermined heats.

EGA Championships

  • EGA hosted event.
  • Run as a 5 day programme in December of each year.
  • This is a LC event raced at the Delville Swimming Pool in Germiston
  • The event will be raced in predetermined heats and finals
  • All swimmers must have achieved a time within the current season in order to race that particular event.
  • ONYX participates in relays at EGA Champs.

National Events

Level 1/2/3/SANJ

All swimmers who race throughout the season are eligible for the National Gala’s on the following conditions:

  1. There is no qualifying time for Level 1.
  2. SA hosted galas with the assistance of the District they are racing in.
  3. They must have achieved a qualifying time in a particular event in the age group which the swimmer will be on the first day of the gala. New qualifying times are published every year.
  4. No 50m qualifying times for Level 3 & SANJ.
  5. Swimmers may only participate in one level gala of which they have to swim at the highest level they have qualified for.
  6. Swimmers need to have swum 2 Individual Medley times within the current season in order to participate at Level 3 and SANJ.
  7. Level 1, 2, 3 and SANJ is swum at 1 venue with all the countrywide clubs participating.
  8. Raced as heats and finals.

SA Elite Youth/Youth/Senior/Short Course Nationals

All swimmers who race throughout the season are eligible for the National Gala’s on the following conditions:

  • SSA hosted galas with the assistance of the District they are racing in.
  • There is only 1 qualifying time per event regardless of age groups. They must have achieved a qualifying time in a particular event. New qualifying times are published every year.
  • SA Youth and SA Senior Nationals are swum LC. SA Short Course are swum as SC.
  • Raced as heats and finals.
Delville Swimming Pool

Inter-Provincial Galas

These galas are for selection only. EGA selection committee will choose all teams based on the times which swimmers have achieved in the current season. (Please note that non participation in winter galas may result in a swimmer not being selected for IP Galas).

 

Out of Province Galas

  • Sasolburg Winter Championships – Penny Heyns Pool, Sasolburg
  • Seagulls Short Course – Kings Park Pool, Durban
  • NTS Galas – Run throughout the season at different pools.
  • CGA Level Galas – Run throughout the season. SC at Wahoo in Sunninghill and LC at Ellispark. Swimmers may only participate at the gala which they have qualifying times for.
    Please note that swimmers may only enter through the Gala Secretary as clearance must be obtained from EGA to allow a swimmer to race outside of the District.
  • Should there be an EGA hosted gala on the same day, no clearance will be given to participate in a different District.