fundraise and donate to our community programme

All fundraising and donations for our community programmes are ring fenced for our Primary Schools Gala, Inclusive Gala and community programmes. Find out how you can help.

As a charity, Winchester City Swimming Club has a clear vision for aquatics provision across the City and local area, so in addition to our busy schedule of lessons, training and competition, we run a number of additional programmes for the community.

Winchester Primary Schools Swimming Gala 2024

Our 22nd Schools gala will be held at Winchester Sport and Leisure Park on the morning of Friday June 7th 2024.  The closing date for entries will be Friday 26th April.  Please use our contact form and select primary schools gala to register. Currently, the following schools have registered:

St Swithuns     Prince’s Mead     Owslebury     St Faith’s     Twyford St Mary     Harestock     Otterbourne     The Pilgrims’     Sparsholt     Bishops Waltham     Sherborne House     St Swithun Wells     Twyford     St Bede     Weeke     South Wonston     Winnall     Colden Common     John Keble     Western      Kings Worthy     Stanmore     The Westgate    Oliver's Battery    All Saints

Over the past twenty years Winchester City Swimming Club has hosted an annual Swimming Gala for approximately 300 children from primary schools in the Winchester area.

This very successful event allows many young children to experience the excitement of participating in a swimming competition, gives them a great sense of personal achievement and realisation of the benefits of sport and activity.

Support from local businesses and organisations makes this possible. In addition to covering core event costs, grants and sponsorship mean all children can be given a T- shirt, goody bag and certificate. There are also trophies, medals and rosettes for the top six competitors in each event.

As well as the teams from around 26 schools, their parents and teachers, our invited guests will include the Mayor of Winchester, Sponsors and representatives from the local press and radio.

Would you be able to support the event this year? It would be greatly appreciated.

Local businesses and organisations are invited to support the Winchester Primary Schools Gala, either by becoming a Sponsor or placing an advertisement in the gala programme (250 copies). By supporting our Primary Schools Gala you will also be supporting our Inclusive Gala, for children with additional needs, which will be run this year on Friday June 7th.


Principle sponsor

  • The 2024 Primary Schools Gala will be named after the principal sponsor
  • Large logo for main sponsor on the back of T-shirts for the children.
  • The programme and certificates would be designed with the main sponsor’s company logo and web site details.
  • Company advertising posters displayed around pool area
  • A representative of your organisation will be invited to open the gala and present the trophies
  • Large Advertisement in the Event Programme (250 copies)
  • From the Principal Sponsor, we are looking for sponsorship of £1000



  • Large advertisement in the Event Programme (250 copies)
  • Logo on T-shirts to all swimmers
  • Present awards at the gala
  • From a Sponsor, we are looking for sponsorship £300



  • A full page colour advertisement in the programme £90
  • A half page colour advertisement in the programme £55
  • A quarter page colour advertisement in programme £30
  • A full page black and white advertisement £55
  • A half page black and white advertisement £30
  • A quarter page black and white advertisement in programme £20


Items for goody bags

  • All swimmers are given a good bag. We are looking for small items that could be added to each bag. New items with company names or just fun items would be very much appreciated.


Raffle prizes

  • We would be very grateful for suitable raffle prizes and will acknowledge any company donations in the programme.

If you would like to support this very worthwhile community event and programme, please contact us as soon as possible using our contact us form and selecting schools gala sponsorship.

Thank you very much for your time reading this information. We hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes,

Lucy, Thelma, Alison, Gemma and Sue.

The Gala Organising Team, on behalf of Winchester City Swimming Club