05 May 2018 (01:00 AM) - 06 May 2018 (01:00 AM)
March, 12 2018
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Refunds will be processed as soon as the money has been received back from Black Lion SC.  For those of you expecting a refund, please advise me how you would like this paid; by cheque or by BACS. If BACS, please send me your bank account details so this can be processed swiftly.

Regards, Julian


Dear all,
Please use the links below to view / download files containing the accepted and rejected entries for our BLSC Spring Open on the 5th and 6th of May 2018.
Regretfully, due to the gala being oversubscribed we have been unable to accept all entries and therefore (in line with ASA licensing conditions) entrants to some events have been rejected to keep the meet within acceptable time limits.  As a Club we hate having to reject anyone and realise the disappointment this causes, this has been a painstakingly difficult exercise and has taken longer than we initially anticipated.  As per our meet rules, we have tried to be as fair as possible to all swimmers by rejecting slower entries from each age group.
Session times:
Saturday 5th May 2018
Session 1 - Warm-up 08:30 for a 09:30 start
Session 2 - Warm-up 13:30 for a 14:30 start
Sunday 6th May 2018
Session 3 - Warm-up 08:30 for a 09:30 start
Session 4 - Warm-up 13:30 for a 14:30 start
Please accept my apologies on behalf of BLSC for having to reject some swimmers entries, as a Club we loathe having to reject anyone and as per the above have tried to keep this to a minimum.
Where you are due a refund, please could you respond via email with your account details to help us process the payments.
We would appreciate help from attending clubs by providing a licensed official to assist with the running of the event. Each club entering six or more swimmers are requested to supply at least two officials who can act as Time Keeper and/or Judge.  All officials will be provided with refreshments and a buffet style lunch.  Please send details of any officials attending to blscspringopen@gmail.com and paul.caller@sky.com
Venue Information:
Car Parking at Medway Park - Medway Park has a pay and display car park of which some of the parking charge can be refunded at Reception by presenting the parking voucher obtained with the pay and display ticket.
Please note that the Leisure Centre does not open until 7:30am.  Upon arrival swimmers will need to sign in for each of the events they are competing in; the signing in desk will close 45 minutes before the start of each session.  Failure to sign in may result in exclusion of the competitor.
If you have any queries please contact me via email (blscspringopen@gmail.com).
We look forward to seeing you all at our open.
Kind regards,
Alan Elvy


Please find attached the entry details relating to the Black Lion Spring Open Meet (L3) taking place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018 at Medway Park, Gillingham.  

This is a licensed Level 3 Gala with Upper Qualifying Times – this means you can enter any event even if you have no licensed time for that event & will be seeded in the 1st heat.  HOWEVER, anyone whose time is faster than these limits can swim as a time trial if the event is not oversubscribed.  If the event is oversubscribed, time trials entries followed by the slowest entrants to some events will be rejected to keep the meet within acceptable time limits.

Please read the conditions carefully before entering your child, making sure you are entering events that are open to them & if needs be speak with your coach.

If you'd like your child to compete in this gala, please either email or post your entries back to me by Monday 12th March as follows: email to julianking@hotmail.com / post to Julian King - 36 Hampden Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 4HB.


In line with the new Gala Entry Procedure please return your entries and agree the amount that you need to pay with me before the deadline date (the earlier the better!). 

  • Cheques should be made payable to Beckenham Swimming Club (not BSC) & please include the swimmer's name and 'BLSO18' on the back.  
  • If you are paying by bank transfer, please REMEMBER TO USE THE NEW ACCOUNT (Sort Code: 60-02-12, Account 53746031), and please use BLSO18+Swimmer Surname as the reference.
  • In addition, as per the AGM documentation, the Club has introduced a £1 admin fee per swimmer/per gala to cover incremental bank fees so please can you add the extra £1 onto your payment (this is included on the entry form) per swimmer. 

If anyone is available to officiate, please fill in the form attached to the Conditions.

I look forward to receiving your entries.


Kind regards

Julian King - julianking@hotmail.com