Dorset County Development Meet

07 Jul 2018 (01:00 AM) - 08 Jul 2018 (01:00 AM)
May, 27 2018



link to the full meet pack can be found here

Please see the below message from Di Gibbs. Please can we make sure that swimmers/families from our club do not contravene these requests.
Thank you

Dear All


Quick update on the Development Competition.



·         Complaint received from Littledown following County Champs that large numbers of swimmers and their families are using the café area to consume packed lunches. This prevented other centre users from using the facilities. Please remind competitors that only food bought on the premises may be consumed in the café areas.

·         Swimmers also sat in groups on the floor in the reception area to eat packed lunches or socialise. Please ask them not to do this as it blocks the area for other centre users.

·         Studio 2 will be provided as a ‘pack lunch area’ for those bringing food from home and we would be grateful if you could ensure your swimmers are aware – and use it.

·         Posters will be put up in the café reminding users that it is only food bought on the premises – anyone not complying will be required to leave by centre staff.



·         Observations received from a number of spectators at 2017 Dev Comp and again at the 2018 County Champs that some swimmers are warming up on poolside inappropriately attired.

·         All swimmers undertaking warm-up on poolside are now required to wear shorts/track bottoms and T-shirts. Please make sure your swimmers are aware.



Following a recent incident at the Graded Meet the following clause will be included in all competition conditions, effective immediately:

“Behaviour by any spectator, coach, club official or swimmer deemed to be inappropriate, disrespectful, abusive and/or aggressive will result in that individual being required to leave the area hired by Dorset County ASA and being excluded from all future Dorset County ASA events.



Reminder that competitions at Littledown in 2017 were marked by plants being pulled out of the beds on poolside by the marshalling area and over which Littledown is justifiably getting a little upset. Despite all efforts, this again happened during the first weekend of the 2018 County Champs, though thanks to the host club were replanted before the centre had a chance to notice. Please tell your swimmers this really isn’t an appropriate thing to do and there would be serious consequences if caught!


Many thanks


Cris Hitchcock
Club Secretary
West Dorset Swimming Club
Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester,
Dorset, DT1 2HR |