Workington 9th Presidents Gala 2018

Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September 2018

at Workington Leisure Centre

Entry Conditions and all associated files to follow, this is an early heads up at this point to allow people to pre-book cheaper accommodation in advance of the event.


Warm-up times (DRAFT):

Friday 6pm for 7pm start (Distance events)

Saturday 8:30am for 9:30am start & 1:15pm for 2:15pm start

Sunday 8:30am for 9:30am start & 1:15pm for 2:15pm start



2018 NW Summer Champs

Consideration times for the 2018 NW Summer Champs <LINK>

Please review and ensure you know if you have a time for an event and email the club secretary.

Draft programme <LINK>

Events at Workington Leisure Centre

Can I please remind all swimmers / parents / spectators of the following points for events held at Workington Leisure Centre:

All kit bags are to be stored in the lockers provided and not taken onto poolside or left in the changing cubicles, the lockers are £1 which is then returned when re-entering the key to the locker lock, items left unattended may be removed to lost property for collection, any loss is not the responsibility of the Leisure Centre. We do understand small bags to hold spare kit may be needed and would be acceptable but no larger than 25cm by 20cm please (this is to enable us to facilitate larger numbers of swimmers at events and a safe environment on the poolside).
Outdoor shoes are not permitted onto the poolside and all swimmers and officials on poolside are recommended to have poolside shoes so as to reduce the risk of any slips and falls rather than bare feet.

No food is allowed poolside, though small healthy snacks bars (Nutri-grain, Eat Natural, Alpen, Tracker, etc) would be allowed due to the circumstances of a gala as long as litter is placed in the bins in and around the changing village (No chocolate or sweets e.g. mars bars, skittles or similar), all other food including lunch must be eaten off poolside. Drinks are allowed everywhere, but the current fad of flipping bottles to try to land on their base has caused issues with juice being ejected out of the tops and up walls, etc. making areas sticky, so this action is no longer permitted.

No electronic items capable of photography are allowed on the poolside or balconey e.g. camera’s, phones, iPods, etc., unless advised to the WASC team who will then confirmed with the GLL centre manager as being permitted for event reasons only, any items seen may be confiscated until the end of the day/session or individuals being removed from the pool without refund if not following this policy.

Doors of the different areas of the centre will only open once all checks have been made. Please be expected to be asked to exit an area if entering before these checks are complete.


Parking for WASC events will be FREE if parked in the Allerdale house (Council Offices)  car park and your vehicle registration submitted on the form on the reception desk, no other parking concessions will be available for the event days and parking in the main car park is NOT covered by this offer from Allerdale BC.

Nick Gillingham at Workington

Nick Gillingham - all swimmers

What a great night we all had on Wednesday 1st April when Nick Gillingham visited the club, thanks to our friends from Cockermouth and Copeland for joining us and helping us making Nick feel so welcome. (picture above of all swimmers who attended)