Spring Development Meet 2024 - Information for Visiting Clubs

This is a Development Meet designed for swimmers aged 9+

50m & 100m all strokes plus 100m and 200m Individual Medley over 2 sessions. 

Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and ribbons for 4th, 5th and 6th places. 

There are upper limits (based very loosely on historic Regional Times) but no lower limits (coaches estimates help for seeding purposes)

Age as of 18th May 2024

For full details, programme and promoter's conditions please click here

You do not need a licensed time to enter, however a coaches estimated time would help with seeding (or put 00:00.00 instead of a time).

You must be 9 years old to enter on the day of the meet and be Club Compete (formerly Cat 2) registered.

Early bird £6.00 per race entry up to 4th March 2024, £7.00 per race entry standard entry rate to 17th April 2024 then late entry £9.00 if space allows up to the 17th May. Plus £2 admin fee.

Electronic Entry 

A document can be found here setting out how you will need to enter this competition. The format follows previous years but we have also added an older age group to allow older swimmers to compete and get some new times.

This is a first come first served gala so we recommend you get your entries in early. If you wish to track your club's entries please contact contact@swimming.events to do this.

The link for the entry: https://swimming.events/meets/368 All information is here and gives you the days left until our closing dates. MEET NOW FULL - SORRY!

If you have any questions about the entry process please contact contact@swimming.events and they will get back to you to respond to any queries. Any technical issues will be best solved with a screenshot of the issue and a full description  of how you got there. We are told this is the best way for them to solve issue. 

An additional admin fee of £2.00 has been placed on each swimmer entering the gala. This is to contribute to the poolside passes. These will be allocated in accordance with the new regulations - approximately to the ratio of 1 pass per 10 swimmers. All persons poolside with swimmers must have an up to date DBS.


Advance withdrawals are using the 'My Events' section of Swimming Events up to 8:30am on Saturday 18th May. For all other queries and medical withdrawals please contact wingalateam@gmail.com.


Officials will be needed - if you can help please email Nina at WASCofficials@gmail.com. A meal allowance will be provided.

To volunteer (in any capacity) please complete this form: https://forms.gle/ttNrVYCwc6eAwa9t5

Roles for Volunteers - If you have volunteered - please check here for your role. This may be subject to change if we have cancellations.

Spectator Tickets

In order to ensure we do not over fill the balcony tickets will be sold - unfortunately with a limit of one per swimmer to give everyone an opportunity to see their swimmer swim. There are 90 seats and is a maximum capacity of 140 on the balcony.

Spectator tickets can be purchased here:https://swimming.events/meets/368 by the person who made the gala entry - only one ticket per swimmer due to balcony capacity, sorry. Please contact wingalateam@gmail.com for a free accompanying child ticket.


Poolside is going to be very busy - please do not bring big bags poolside - leave them in the lockers (or Group Change for Winsford). Brio often do not allow swimmers to have phones poolside either so be prepared for that.

We only have the pool from pm, access to poolside will be from about pm. Warm ups from pm. Please do not come too early.

Raffle and Cake Stall

We will be holding a raffle and cake stall upstairs by the balcony entrance.

Filming for GCSE and A Level PE

Filming may be taking place for GCSE and A Level PE - if you wish to film for these purposes, or do not wish to be filmed, please email wingalateam@gmail.com asap.


Set up: 12:15pm
Poolside/Balcony opens 12:30pm(ish)
Session 1 Warm ups start 12:45pm
Session 1 Start 1:30pm
Session 1 Finish 4:30pm

Session 2 Warm ups start 5pm
Session 2 Start 5:40pm
Session 2 Finish 8:30pm


Warm up information

Please see below for the warm up schedules - starting at 12:45pm and 5pm

Warm Up Schedule
Max 8 swimmers per lane
Session 1Session 2
Warm up 1 Warm up 1
12:45 - 12:55pm5:00 - 5:10pm
Lanes 1 to 5 SatellitesLanes 1 to 5 Satellites
Lane 6 Nantwich Lane 6 Alsager
Warm up 2Warm up 2
12:55 - 1:05pm5:10 - 5:20pm
Lane 1 to 4 Stockport Lane 1 to 5 Stockport
Lane 5 ChesterLane 6 Nantwich
Lane 5 Romily
Lane 5 & 6 Knutsford
Warm up 3Warm up 3
1:05 - 1:15pm5:20 - 5:30pm
Lanes 1 and 2 WinsfordLanes 1, 2 & 3 Winsford
Lanes 3 and 4 NorthwichLanes 3 and 4 Northwich
Lanes 5 and 6 Alsager Lane 5 Romily
Lanes 5 and 6 Knutsford
Warm up 4Warm up 4
1:15 - 1:25pm5:30 - 5:40pm
Winsford Winsford