As we are a competitive, Swim England affiliated club, we enter many events of varying levels throughout the year.
Newer swimmers will have the chance to compete in the ‘Stepping Stones’ series from the age of eight, where they can build up confidence of competing in a friendly and fun environment. Skipton Swimming Club host three of these galas throughout the year at Craven Leisure Centre, Skipton; these are unlicensed and therefore excellent for the less experienced.
From the age of nine, swimmers are able to compete in licensed events run by local clubs, across the north of England. Most of these will be open meets, designed for all, however some have lower limit entry times. Throughout the season, we enter galas held in Leeds, Sheffield and Harrogate.
Swimmers have the opportunity to progress through the levels of competition and aim to qualify for Yorkshire and North East Regional Championships – in 2018, a quarter of the members in our club qualified for at least one event in the Yorkshire Winter Competition.