There are a number of different kinds of gala, including graded
galas,junior league and open (individual entry) competitions.
Most swimmers are initially given the opportunity to have experience in
a graded league gala, competing as part of the Anaconda team against
others of a similar ability.
All swimmers in the big pools are encouraged to make themselves
available to swim in galas if invited to do so. It is a requirement of
the club that all squad swimmers at Cally must be committed to
representing the club in galas. Galas are normally held on Saturdays and
on some occasions a minibus may be provided to take swimmers from the
Cally Pool to the gala and return them to the pool (a small charge is