The County Team Championships takes place in two short course (25m) pools at the same time – one for Division 1 races, the other for Division 2. There are two heats for each event on the schedule with heats in Division 2 starting about 20 seconds after those of Division 1. The heats for individual races will be seeded according to entry times but the team events will be randomly drawn.
Individual events are contested over 100m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and 100m Breaststroke with three age groups: 12/13 years, 14/15 years and 16/17 years. There are also 4x50m Medley Relays held for each of the age groups and one Mixed 6x50m Freestyle Relay with teams made up of one boy and one girl from each age group.
Point scoring is by place with first place worth 20 points, second place worth 19 points, third worth 18 and so on right through to one point for 20th. No points are awarded for disqualification. At the end of the competition, the bottom four teams from Division 1 are relegated to Division 2 for next year’s event with the top four from Division 2 replacing them.
Full details on Kent team selection and team arrangements are here
Visit the ASA County Team Championship hub for archived results and other information