THE Ribbon Gala Series at Howick Prep Pool have started. These galas are for any swimmer who can swim across a 25 m pool; wanting to take their swimming to the next level. This is a fun, relaxed guided experience for young swimmers to learn about the sport of swimming. Anyone is welcome besides those registered with the SSA. Everyone who participates at R15 per swim is awarded a ribbon depending on the time they took to complete their swim.This will help them learn their best time and what they need to achieve in their next attempt to get the next level ribbon. As young swimmers learn to set small goals and improve their racing confidence, their swimming will naturally improve in this all inclusive approach.These Ribbon Galas then culminate in our highly popular Top 8 Medal Gala at the end of the season where swimmers are invited to race for a podium finish and are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals according to their positions. Age group champions and Victor & Victrix Loudorum are then crowned for the season. Only swimmers who have taken part in our Ribbon Series are eligible for selection to the Medal Gala. For more information, contact Liesel on 072 148 2447— Supplied.