BBS National Youth Swimming Gala

British Blind Sport National Youth Swimming Gala

Click Here to register for BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2019.

British Blind Sport run an annual National Youth Swimming Gala. The 2018 event took place on Saturday 5th May and was a huge success. Children from all across the country took part in a fun filled afternoon of swimming. The 2019 BBS Youth Swimming Gala will take place on Saturday 30th March between 12:30pm and 5pm.

This event has been held successfully for over 20 years and is the only VI specific youth swimming competition in the UK, always attracting participants from across the country. Open to all abilities, whether you are a beginner or competitive swimmer come and have a go!

Lessons will also be on offer for  those children aged 5-17, who may not feel confident enough to take part in the swimming gala but would like to learn the basic principles of how to swim.

Free entry for all blind and partially sighted children aged between 5 to 17 years old.

Download the PDF BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2019 Poster

Download the BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2019 Accessible Poster


Swimming events for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, freestyle relay and medley relay 25m, 50m and 100m. Gala restricted to swimmers aged between 8 and 17 years old and can confidently swim 25m.

Lessons also available for beginners aged between 5-17 years old.

When and where

Saturday, 30th March 2019

12:30pm – 5pm

Sport & Fitness Centre, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham. B15 2TT

Get involved

Click Here to register for BBS National Youth Swimming Gala 2019.

To find out the latest information about the British Blind Sport Swimming Gala or additional programme of events please contact Alex Pitts, BBS Participation Officer.

Contact: Alex Pitts, Participation Officer


Telephone: 01926 424 247 or 07929 356428