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Preparation for the 2019 championships has been a little more challenging than previous years, but Iím pleased to be able to report that everything is now ready.
Kent is one of the largest swimming counties in England, and we have a fantastic group of volunteers, officials, coaches, organisers, although we do have to manage with a poor supply of appropriate competitive venues in central locations.
However, this year sees the addition of the new Olympic events (boys 800m free and girls 1500m free). We will be using a new venue at Dover which is an 8-lane x 25m pool and opening in February 2019, with the Kent Relays as its first competitive event. The East Invicta clubs travel a long way to Crystal Palace and LAC, and it would be great to see the relays well-supported from the all the clubs of the county.
You will see that all of the relevant files have been compressed into one file so that it's easy to download as well as separate files for those that prefer individual ones. Please note the Sportsystem file is for individual entries only. Unlike many entry files, the times cannot be edited.
To enter swimmers:
Team entries should be entered on the team summary sheet.
The Coach Passes will be similar to 2018. They will also be valid for the development meet in October, so coaches should retain them. Replacements for the Development Meet will incur a charge.
Please complete and return the summary sheets, entry files and coach pass forms, but NOT the individual entry forms. Each club should retain them in case of queries.
The files you need are here:
Any questions please channel via club entry secretaries. It is not possible to deal with individual parent questions.
Good Luck everyone
Selection Policy for 11 year old Pathway
A minimum of 24 swimmers (12 male/12 female) and a maximum of 36 (18 male/18 female) will be selected as follows:
Swimmer selections must be completed within one week of the completion of the County Championships.
Remember, as with all competitions you need to be in it to win it. If a swimmer has a consideration time they should enter. As a reminder
We have had a number of similar questions on how the Qualifying system works, to help people out the following is an explanation:
Each event has its own maximum number, generally based on the pool time to run the event. E.g.50's have more than 200's.
There is a table for each in the conditions:
This is done as follows:
Last year we accepted all that had consideration times, as we had space and could squeeze them in. It was one of the criticisms we had, so we will be stricter this year.
There is a whole statistical model to set QT's to make the above work.
If you look at rankings for 2017 swims for Kent swimmers you will have a good indication of whether a consideration will make it. However, you should enter if you have a consideration time even if it is outside the top 28 (for 50's), because you don't know that all the swimmers ranked higher will enter any particular event.
on behalf of Kent Swimming Committee