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Kent County ASA Swimming Championships 2020 - Update

19th January 2020

(License 1SE200205 , 1SE200206 , 1SE200207 Licensed Conditions)

The Championships are almost upon us, so a good time to remind people of a few key points. Please forward this to your coaches, swimmers and parents.

The first point is: If a swimmer has qualified, please stress the importance of competing. Over 1000 entries were not accepted. To respect those that were not accepted, unless there is an injury, please fulfil your entry commitment. Don't waste the space.

Medal Presentations
We are continuing with age group presentations which were brought back last year (unless we have any technical disasters). We need the assistance of coaches, swimmers and parents to make this happen. At the end of each session, we have set aside presentation time, but we need swimmers to turn up. If you aren't there you will miss the presentation. Top 3 swimmer (coaches please note), make sure you are in the presentation area at the end of each session. Medals 4th-8th will be available for collection at the medal table. Parents please stay to the end of the session and support the presentations.

Coach Refreshments
This year, coaches with poolside passes will be able to join the officials for food at the break (except at LAC -where its only Tea and Coffee)

The spectator entrance has moved this year, and as I write I am expecting the entrance to be on the upper level on the left hand side from where the old spectator entrance was. Swimmers can still go in at the main entrance downstairs. On Saturday 18th, West Ham are at home to Everton, so please arrive in good time especially those in session 3 as the football kicks off at 3pm as does Session 3. Please remind spectators it is cash on the door for entrance and programmes.

Spectator Food at LAC
We were hoping for a relaxation of the food policy, but this hasn't been confirmed, so as a reminder. The venue has an exclusive catering contract with its caterers and will not allow spectators to bring their own food/drink. Spectators may be bag searched for food, and asked to dispose of any food/drink. This is not ideal, but is outside of our control, please ensure your swimmers and spectators are aware of this.

We have agreed with the operators that swimmers can bring their own food. They should take any food through with them. Spectators will not be able to give them food during the event unless purchased on site.

Warm-down is available in all sessions except Sessions 1 and as the LAC will not allow us to hire the space to warm down in the water before 2 pm, so coaches and swimmers ... please adapt to the facilities.

In the unfortunate event that a withdrawal is necessary (remember there are many swimmers that could have taken the space in most events), You must withdraw before the warm-up starts . Please withdraw at the medal table.

11-year-old parents presentation
There will be a presentation about the Swimming Pathway for parents of 11-year-old swimmers on the last Saturday of the championships, please contact john.handley@kentswimming.org, if you have any questions regarding this.

Warm- Up Times
Please see the programme on this link

Results Website
You can follow the results here or click on the front page link on the website

Hoodies and Hats
We have commissioned Championship Hoodies and Hats for this years championships, they are available to purchase on this link.

Guest Olympian
Andrew Willis former Olympian and World Silver medallist will be assisting with presentations on Saturday, and will be poolside for swimmers Q&A throughout the afternoon. So all the breaststrokers can have a chance to chat and find out what it takes to make it to the top-level. (Link to Bio)

Alan Davidson
on behalf of KCASA Swimming Committee

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