Forth Valley Galas

Next Gala - 22nd February - Warmup 13:45pm @ Bathgate


Alloa ASC is one of the clubs that participate in the Forth Valley League. These competitions are a great introduction for novice competitors to gain valuable experience in a racing environment.


The following dates/warm up times are confirmed for Alloa ASC  for the FVJL @Xcite in Bathgate:

22nd Feb     13:45pm

8th Mar       16:15pm

21st Jun       16:45pm

23rd Aug     16:45pm

13th Sept    16:45pm  Alloa is hosting this gala and we will need as much parent support as possible please.  A list og required jobs will be published nearer the time.

22nd Nov     13:45pm 


The Forth Valley Finals with be held on 20th December 2015.


These galas are aimed at the Development and Junior Potential squads. Veronica will inform each child if they have been selected to participate in an up and coming Forth Valley gala - this list is normally posted on the notice board at the Leisure Bowl. If you cannot attend, please inform your coach know as soon as possible.


The cost of the gala entries are met by the Club


These are fun galas to build up your child's confidence and therefore no medals are awarded. However, points are awarded to each club for every race.

There are 6 race events plus a final each year. Please see the key dates to view the galas throughout the year.


Race Event Requirements:

You should arrive at the gala no sooner than 15 minutes prior to warm-up - NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ON POOLSIDE UNTIL 15 MINUTES BEFORE WARM-UP.

No bags are allowed onto poolside, so please ensure that you have all your personal belongings in a locker, leaving changing cubicles free for other swimmers.


Swimmers are required to have:

  • Appropriate Swimwear

  • Race tight goggles

  • 2 Towels

  • Alloa T-Shirt

  • Alloa Cap (if required)

  • Drink of water or diluting juice

  • Snack (no chocolate or sweets)


All swimmers will receive a free drink and packet of crisps from the host club on leaving the gala.Anyone who wishes to spectate will have an entry fee of £2.00, this will also include a programme of the sessions races. The gala should last approximately 2 hours.

Should anyone have any questions please contact your coach or the Forth Valley Reps: Gayle Downie or Hilary Archer.



In order for the competition to run smoothly, and to allow coaches to provide much needed support to the swimmers it is essential that we have Timekeepers prior to arrival at the various galas. You will find a volunteer sheet on the notice board at the Leisure Bowl. As galas approach, you will find a “We need you” form on the notice board at the Leisure Bowl. This really would be helpful if you can take your turn as a parent to help out at your child’s gala. Every gala requires two timekeeper’s otherwise we cannot participate. Please help!


Please contact the Forth Valley Reps if you have any questions, or would like to participate.