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Competitive Swimming in Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire

Affiliated to Swim England

Galas for our 4Shires Swimmers

To enter a gala you will need to know your best times in each event and that is where Hytek comes in. This database stores all personal bests that have been achieved at qualifying events by individual swimmers for both short and long course events


















1. Click on the picture above for Swimmers' times (link to Hytek) - When the screen appears, select 4shires team   from the very top of the list and then a relatively blank screen will appear with several options across the top.


2. Click on 'Athletes' and then select your child's name - use the

alphabet across the top to select the surname.


3. Next to the relevant name, clock on 'Times'. Again, an apparently blank screen appears.


4.  Click on the button next to 'Course' where a drop-down menu will appear and click on 'SCM' (Short Course Meet - 25m pool). If your

child went to a Long Course Meet (50m pool), then click on 'LCM'.

The distance, stroke and current best time will then appear.

Swimming galas are the life blood of any competitive swimming club and that is very much the case for 4Shires. They give a focus for the training and allow the swimmers to experience the thrill of competition whilst improving their times and their race technique. Below are the details you need to complete a gala entry for your child. Most galas have their own application process which we will help to manage for you, but they also have very strict deadlines due to the popularity of the events, so we ask that you complete application forms and pay the entry fees promptly to give your child and the club as a whole the best chance of securing the places in the event. Help us to help you by not leaving everything to the last minute! 


You should always discuss the appropriate level of gala for your child with the coach but after that the first port of call should be Chris Lawrence, our excellent gala secretary, who you can contact by clicking here

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For details of how to pay for Galas click the picture above

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Details of great gala performances by our swimmers - click the picture above


Click the picture to see all our club records


hytek times 2

Click this picture to access your

best times