Beckenham SC 125th
Anniversary Easter Open Meet 2018
Friday 30th March, Saturday 31st March and
Sunday 1st April 2018
at the London Aquatics Center, Queen Elizabeth
Olympic Park, Stratford London
Easter International Open Meet 2018
Licence Level 1 - 1LR180255
Our Easter International Open
Meet is nearly upon us and Beckenham Swimming Club will be
welcoming clubs from all over the country along with clubs
from Ireland, Belgium and Spain! The London Aquatic
Centre will be a new venue to many swimmers, coaches,
officials and parents so please pass this on to everyone involved
and take a few moments to read the following
The London Aquatic Centre
The venue is one of the best
swimming venues in the world and we hope provides inspiration for
all those competing.
Entry for swimmers, spectators and coaches will be as
Please ensure you don't arrive early
as the security team will restrict entry before these times.
- Friday 30th March from 4pm
- Saturday 31st March from
- Sunday 1st April from
All access to the building for officials, spectators, swimmers and
coaches is through the event doors
upstairs. Officials must be carrying their ASA cards at
all times. Coaches must wear their Poolside Passes at
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 and asked to dispose of any
food/drink. This is not ideal, but is outside of our
please ensure your swimmers and spectators are aware of
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.
Car parking at the LAC is limited. There are eleven (11) blue
badge parking spots and these are on a first come first served
Officials, Spectators, Swimmers and Coaches should park in
Westfield Centre, Stratford. The best car park is car park
B. It should take about ten minutes to walk to the Aquatics
For those of you not familiar with the LAC, it is right next
door to the London Stadium where West Ham FC plays its home
matches. There will be a fixture on Saturday 31st March at
3pm. This usually means a lot of congestion in the area
building up to and after the game so please be aware.
Coach Packs / Poolside Passes
These will be available to pick up on entering the LAC
All events for this gala are SIGN IN.
Sign in will take place on poolside.
The sign in sheets will reflect the programme so please make sure
your swimmers are roughly aware of their position for each event in
advance to help speed up the process. This will be very busy
for Sessions 2 & 5. Please impress upon your swimmers that
they must sign in with their name and not sign in on behalf of
Anyone who has pre-notified me of a withdrawal please note
these swimmers will still appear in the programme but they have
been crossed-through on the Sign-in Sheets.
For Session 1 we have received a few withdrawals
and have replaced these with swimmers on the Reserve Lists so
have full heats for each long distance race. If any of the
remaining swimmers on the Reserve Lists wish to now be removed,
please can they let me know.
Programmes for all Sessions will be available on our
website from Wednesday 28th March. Note that we
will not be selling programmes at the
Open itself and urge you just to print out what you need.
Spectator entry will be by a coded wrist-band and will be charged
at £10.00 per day or £4 per session. Spectators
will be charged at the higher rate for each session (£10 if
you enter in Sessions 2 & 5, £8 if you enter in Sessions
3 & 6) and refunds will be given accordingly as long as the
spectator leaves before the start of the next Session & turns
in their wristband.
There will be no spectator charge for Friday evening / Session 1.
Children under the age of 10 will gain entry free of
Please click here for confirmed Session
If any officials have yet to advise if they can help us out,
please can they email
Jackie Bedford. The meeting point for those of you who
have kindly agree to officiate is downstairs in the Creche.
We will be holding a Raffle on the Saturday to raise funds for our
swimmers to attend a training camp in Mallorca later this year in
October. We would really appreciate your support with this as
we will have some amazing prizes to be won!
Swimzi will be setting up a stall on both the Saturday and
We will be issuing a link to live results nearer the
Lastly, we hope that everyone has an amazing
event with us!
With kind regards
Open Meets Secretary, Beckenham SC
Session times can be found here.
Promoters conditions and qualifying times can be found
Accepted entries can be found here.
Rejected entries can be found here.