Kent / London Swimming Open Water Championships - Accepted Entries

30 Jun 2018 (01:00 AM)
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2018 Open Water Competition 

Date: Saturday 30th June 2018  
Venue: Surrey Quays Watersports Centre, Rotherhithe, London SE16

Message from London Swimming:

Dear Club Gala Secretary 


Please find attached the final instructions for the London Swimming Open Water Championships 2018.


Please note the following 

  1. Any changes to coaches must be submitted in advance to the organisers, NO CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION.
  2. A number of clubs have been advised that their coach does not have a valid regional (premium) pass and that a further fee is due. This must be paid at least 7 days before the event to ensure a coach pass is issued.
  3. A number of emails to parents have bounced back (due to unrecognised email addresses on the entry forms, etc.) and a number of clubs have not sent email addresses or mobile numbers for their coaches - please make sure all your club coaches /  team managers and swimmers / parents have received the relevant Guidance Notes (1 a-c) and other Event Information documentation (2-7) as attached.



London Open Water Events Committee


Dear Club Entries Manager,


Please find attached the  Entry List for the London Swimming Open Water Championships on Sat 30th June.

Please check this list carefully and advise any corrections by email to openwater@londonswimming.org before  5pm on Tues 12th June.
This will enable us to issue the entry packs and confirm the race day time-table.

To assist your team logistics, race briefing times are provisionally planned as follows:

5km Event (all age groups ) - 09:30
2km Event (all 12 year olds and 14 & over) - 10:45

2km Event (all 13 year olds) - 11:15

3km Event (all age groups ) - 13:30

Thank you,


Karen Crabtree
on behalf of the 
London Swimming
Open Water team


The deadline for entering / paying for this competition is today - Monday 21st May 2018 - please get your entries in on time :-)

This is the Open Water Championships for both Kent and London Region and is for aged 12/over.  Please read the attached conditions carefully before entering your child (these differ from usual galas) and please gain your Coach's consent before entering this competition.


Please submit your entries (this includes entry form & consent/medical form) to me no later than close of play Monday 21st May either via:

The cost of each swim is £20 (+ the £1 admin fee).

Payment should be made as follows:

  • Cheques should be made payable to Beckenham Swimming Club (not BSC) & please include the swimmer's name and 'OW18' 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 OW18+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 NOT included on the entry form) per swimmer. 

A reminder that failure to make payment by the closing date will see your swimmer removed and they will not be entered to swim.

I look forward to receiving your prompt entries.

Regards, Lindsey