Derbyshire Junior Grand Prix 2021

The Derbyshire Junior Grand Prix is a series of 3 galas aimed at novice swimmers in Derbyshire to give them competition experience in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, and to give them
the opportunity to post qualifying times for the County events later in the season. They are licenced to level 4. It’s a great opportunity to compete against other swimmers in their age group
from around the county. Beforehand, there will be an introductory talk for the swimmers to tell them what they need to know before they compete for the first time.


The top 3 swimmers in each age group will be presented with medals at the Derbyshire Long Course Championships at Ponds Forge in December,
by the Derbyshire ASA President. All competitors will be given a Certificate of Participation.


We are very much looking forward to another fantastic evening of swimming, with 12 Derbyshire clubs attending. Here is some information about Round 2 on Sunday 10th October:

ALC car park requires a car park ticket to be displayed in your car – these can be collected from the reception desk on arrival. 

Warm up is scheduled for 5.15-5.45pm, but may more like 5.30pm-6pm (to allow ALC a bit longer to set up the pool).  

At the end of the warm up, prior to the racing, there will be a short talk to the swimmers from Jamie Main, DX head coach, followed by Jacob Whittle, DX and Olympic swimmer who will also do a demo swim. Racing will start after these short presentations, and we should be finished for about 8.15pm.  

Swimmers should report for their races to the Competitive Stewards in the poolside area by the changing rooms. There will be two sets of 1-6 numbers on the outside wall of the pool, where the swimmers can be taken to line up prior to their races.   

It’ll be swimmers only in the changing room please,.

There are no Covid related spectator restrictions at Alfreton Leisure Centre. However, because we have more swimmers competing in this round, we may run out of seating poolside. We will obviously try to accommodate as many spectators as possible, but please be aware that some spectators may need to remain in the cafeteria area. 

We will have a raffle with some great prizes, including some items kindly donated by Olympic swimmers Molly Renshaw, Jacob Whittle and Abbie Wood.

Good luck to everyone competing!


The promoters conditions and entry files are now available for the 2021 Junior Grand Prix Series of Galas

Promoters Conditions - note updated conditions

Galas will take place at Alfreton Leisure Centre on the following dates:

 Saturday 11th September 2021

Entry File        Results

Sunday 10th October 2021

Entry File       Accepted Swimmers

Sunday 7th November 2021

Entry File


Alfreton Leisure Centre are currently not operating with any Covid restrictions at all, so spectators will be allowed (any change to this will be communicated).