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Amateur Swimming Association

Championships

6 February 2024

Revised accepted entries listing


6 February 2024

10/11 February – London Aquatics Centre Stratford

Timings (both days)

  • 0730 Swimmer and Coaches Entry (Westfield Side)
  • 0800 Spectator Entry (West Ham Side – Upper Level) (there is no access through the lower level reception area)
  • 0815 Warm Up Sessions 3 and 5
  • 0915 Racing start time Sessions 3 and 5
  • 1230 Warm Up Sessions 4 and 6
  • 1330 Racing start time Sessions 4 and 6

Swim down facilities

There will be limited swim down facilities during the morning until 1300. There are two lanes available for use in the Training Pool. This is subject to supervision by coaches and on account of the limited number of spaces swimmers will need to checked inand out. Details will be confirmed to the Club coaches at the weekend .

The diving pit is available for warm downs from 1330 on Saturday and 1430 on Sunday. Swim downs must be supervised by Clubs.

Withdrawals

All withdrawals must be notified before the start of warm up for the session in question. Clubs please use the system communicated to you previously by Lynn Gates but there will be sign out sheets on poolside.

Presentations and Medals

The medals table will be on the balcony between the spectator and swimmer galleries. Trophies will also be presented on that balcony. This will allow parents the opportunity to take photographs of their swimmers with their medals etc. Because of time constraints there are unlikely to be formal presentations.

Streaming

There will be live streaming of the racing - the link to access is https://www.youtube.com/@KentCountySwimming/playlists

Official Photographer

We do have an official photographer this year. Photos can be viewed and purchases for downloads made at https://jasonshepherd.smugmug.com/Kent-County-Swimming-Championship-2024 You will need a password to access the photos and details have been sent to all Clubs of this. Details of how to view the photos will also be on the wall behind the spectator gallery with a QR code.

Spectator Tickets

Spectator tickets for the LAC sessions are available for purchase at £6 a session at https://www.kentswimming.org/sspage-swimming-championships62-spectator_tickets.html The number is limited to 1,000 – once that number is reached no further tickets will be sold and anyone without a ticket will not be admitted. There are no cash sales on the door.

No Food

The ‘No Food’ policy at LAC preventing bringing in food from outside remains in force except for the swimmers who may bring in their own food. Bags will be checked at the entry point by security staff

Swim Shop

The swim shop SwimPath will be at the LAC - they are taking orders now for Kent 2024 merchandise - the link to SwimPath to order and purchase merchandise can be found at https://www.kentswimming.org/article-county_championships_2024_swimpath_merchandise___pre_order_now_.html

Pool Conditions

We have been advised that at a recent Meet all areas of the Pool Building were extremely hot – we would therefore advise all parents to ensure that they bring for both themselves and their swimmers as much water as possible

Cafes at the Pool

There is a café by the reception area. Past experience has shown that queues can be long and slow moving especially during the break so please be patient. This is totally outside the control of the County. We have requested that the pod at the rear of the gallery is opened so please try and use this as much as possible.

Travel News

The southbound Blackwall Tunnel will be closed throughout the weekend 10/11 February. Please plan your return journeys accordingly.

Please also note that West Ham are at home to Arsenal (1400 ko) on Sunday 11th February and to Burnley on Saturday 9th March (1500 ko). This will mean that access to Westfield Shopping Centre will be restricted and detours put in place.

WAVEPOWER REMINDER

WavePower 2024 has further restricted all mobile use and other devices as part of their changing rooms policy.

It prohibits all use of a mobile phone or device in a changing area'

NO

  • x Taking photos or videos
  • x Texting
  • x Making phone calls
  • x Browsing the internet

Please remind your swimmers of this.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

A great deal of work goes on behind the scenes to enable the championships to run smoothly - the county is always on the look out for new people to help with the technical support needed and whilst we have a dedicated technical support team who can pass on their skills and knowledge it is a small team and we need to increase the numbers - if you are technically minded then this may well be the volunteer role you are looking for in swimming.



31 January 2024 

1500m Freestyle - K2 Crawley, Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley, RH11 9BQ Warm up is at 5.30 pm - start time 6 pm. There is only one session per event. There is a swim down pool available - this is only 0.9m deep and it is STRICTLY NO DIVING. The 'beach area' is also STRICTLY off limits. Any withdrawals prior to Saturday 3 February may be notified to Lynn Gates by 9 am Saturday morning thereafter any withdrawals may be made at the desk that will be situated by the changing village on poolside. 

As stated, spaces left by withdrawals made before noon on Friday 2 February will be offered to reserves on the reserve lists previously published Where time is available formal presentations will be made to the Open and Junior male and female winners upon completion of racing. We do have an official photographer this year. Photos can be viewed and purchases for downloads made at https://jasonshepherd.smugmug.com/Kent-County-Swimming-Championship-2024 You will need a password to access the photos and details have been sent to all Clubs of this. Details of how to view the photos will also be on the wall behind the spectator gallery with a QR code. Spectator tickets for the long distance sessions are available for purchase at £3 a session at https://www.kentswimming.org/sspage-swimming-championships62-spectator_tickets.html There will be no cash entry. 

We understand that the access filter from the M23 direction is now open. Crawley do have a home match on 3 February but this should not affect access to the Pool. Spectators for the football are not allowed in the Leisure Centre Car Park. There are events at K2 at the same time as the Championships which may mean that the car park is full. In particular this may be the case on 3 February. There is an overflow car park at the Tilgate office park. The office park can be reached by turning left out of the K2 car park and is not too far along the dual carriageway on the left. If you reach the M23 roundabout you will need to retrace your steps. 

WAVEPOWER REMINDER WavePower 2024 has further restricted all mobile use and other devices as part of their changing rooms policy. It prohibits all use of a mobile phone or device in a changing area' NO x Taking photos or videos x Texting x Making phone calls x Browsing the internet Please remind your swimmers of this.



25 January 2024

Streamed Results

Use this link to access the streamed results, which can also be accessed via the website home page 


24 January 2024

Distance events at K2

Please take the time to read the competitor, spectator and volunteer urgent information before the competitions.

All events

The accepted entries listing is below - there are no rejections.



17 January 2024

Spectator tickets

Entry for the spectators to the Long Distance events is £3.00 per session and for all other sessions during the Championships the cost is £6.00 per session. These tickets can now be bought for all sessions using this link.

Spectators must bring evidence of their bookings for presentation at the entry door to the spectator galle


11 January 2024

Kent County Championships 2024 Long Distance Events 27 January and 3rd February at K2 Crawley

We have now completed the entry process for the Long Distance (800m and 1500m freestyle events) to held at K2 on the above dates.  Links to the following are below:

As per the conditions, we are very limited on available pool time so there are a considerable number of rejected entries.  We have prepared a reserve list for both events so that if there are any open/male withdrawals we will offer the place to an open/male swimmer and female withdrawals to a female swimmer in accordance with the reserved lists.  This will be operational until noon on the Friday immediately preceding the relevant event and we would request that offers of a place to a swimmer on the reserved list should be accepted within 24 hours of the Swimmer’s club being notified, failing which we will reserve the right to offer the place to next eligible swimmer on the reserve list. The reserve list will only operate for the Long Distance events and not any other events later in the Championships.

Spectators at K2

There will be charge of £3 per session for spectators at Crawley - children 12 and under will go free. Spectator tickets must be prepaid by using the link on the website.

Event Best Times and County Records

County swimming records can be found here. As a reminder, you don't have to make an application for a record achieved at the County Championships as these are processed automatically.

Use this link to view the current Event Best times for the 800/1500m events.


20 November 2023

2024 Kent Swimming Championships Incorporating Para-Swimming Multi Classification Inclusive Events 

Licensed at Level 1:  1LR240208 – 1LR204209 – 1LR240210 – 1LR204211

  • Meet Promoter – John Handley – john.handley@kentswimming.org
  • Meet Entries Manager: Lynn Gates - lynn.gates@kentswimming.org
  • Lead Referee – John Burdett – john.burdett@kentswimming.org

Any questions/queries regarding the 2024 Championships must be directed to the Promoter in the first instance. The Promoter will liaise with the Lead referee where necessary.

The entry pack is below - please read the 2024 Championship Important Information Update carefully.


17 November 2023

Ahead of the Conditions being published and subject to those Conditions being approved by Licensing please be aware of the following dates:

Qualifying period commencement date

  • 1 January 2023

Qualifying period Closing dates

  • 800/1500 freestyle at K2: 4 January 2024
  • All other events at LAC: 17 January 2024

Entry Closing Dates

  • 800/1500 freestyle at K2: 4 January 2024
  • All other events at LAC: 17 January 2024

17 November 2023

URGENT Information Update - 2024 Kent County Swimming Championships Long Distance events

Our time at K2 Crawley is limited as we can only secure two evenings to run these. As a result we will be limiting the 800m freestyle to 120 swimmers and the 1500m freestyle to 64 swimmers.   For full details on the arrangements click here


17 November 2023

2024 Championships SwimPath merchandise -  pre-order now!


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