As you all hopefully know by now, we are hosting the 2019 Relays in a brand new facility. We will be the first major event there. Dover hosted a local school gala, and a mini test event which we attended this morning. As its all new, we would request some patience. We hope it will run smoothly, but there will undoubtedly be one or two unexpected teething issues.
First things first.
Just to confirm, the venue for the relays will be the brand new pool at:
From the A2 go as far as the McDonalds/Whitfield restaurant roundabout, head towards the docks, take the first exit toward Sandwich, go right at the roundabout towards LIDL, the pool is opposite LIDL. A map is here
There is a cafe in the building, which should be open from the start, there is a Subway (for sandwiches - rather than crossing the road!) a short walk away, the centre is out of town on a business/retail park.
The pool is very modern and an 8x25m. Space around the pool like many modern pools isn't as generous as old pools like Crystal Palace. We will therefore ask that you all stick to the following guidelines please.
We will clear the balcony after the presentations for Session One (Girls), before starting Session Two (Boys). NB: only female swimmers should be poolside during session 1, and male swimmers during session 2.
We will distribute a poolside plan over the next few days.
on behalf of KCASA Swimming Committee