As you progress through the different squads you may be asked to represent Matlock & District Swimming Club at competitive galas. We would ask that when selected you make every effort to be available. We are a competitive swimming club with an appetite for success we want you to be part of that success.

We do realise, however, that galas can be a bit scary on the first occasion. Our coaches and team help will look after you on the day and try to make it an easy and enjoyable time, but to help you prepare please read the following tips and hints.