Spectator Food: We were hoping for a relaxation of the food policy at the LAC, 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- UP Times: The warm-up times for weekend 1 are below
Results Website: You can follow the results here http://results.kentswimming.org/
The first point is If a swimmer has qualified, please stress the importance of competing, lots of other swimmers have been disappointed, please don't waste the space.
Medal Presentations: We are bringing back age group presentations (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 time, but we need swimmers to turn up. If you aren't there you will miss the presentation. If you are a 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. 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)
Warm-Down: Warm-down is available in all sessions except S1,2,4 and 5. 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.
Withdrawals: 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 warmup starts . Please withdraw at the medal table.
11yr-old parents presentation: There will be a presentation about the Swimming Pathway for parents of 11yr old swimmers on Sunday lunchtime, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions regarding this.
Good Luck everyone.
Alan Davidson on behalf of Kent Swimming Committee