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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 information.
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
- Friday 30th March from 4pm
- Saturday 31st
March from 7.15am
- Sunday 1st April
Please ensure you don't arrive early as the
security team will restrict entry before these times.
All access to the building for officials,
spectators, swimmers and coaches is through the event
Officials must be carrying their ASA cards at all times.
Coaches must wear their Poolside Passes at all
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 control - please ensure your swimmers and spectators
are aware of this.
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 basis.
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 centre.
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 /
These will be available to pick up
on entering the LAC upstairs.
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
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
Programmes for all
Sessions will be available on our website (the main
Easter Open Meet 2018 page) 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
There will be no spectator charge
for Friday evening / Session 1. Children under the age of 10
will gain entry free of charge.
Please click here for
confirmed Session Timings.
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 need lots of prizes for
this to be successful! If you do have anything to donate,
Swimzi will be setting up a stall
on both the Saturday and
We will be issuing a link to live
results nearer the time.
Please find below
the links to the Accepted Entries & Rejected Entries
2-7. As per our Conditions, we have
restricted entries to the fastest/individual ages received
whilst seeking to ensure that every age is adequately represented
in each event.
Session timings and further information about visiting the London
Aquatic Centre will be issued nearer to the event
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Open Meets Secretary, Beckenham SC
Please find below the link
to the Accepted Entries for
where we have our Long Distance events, along with the links
to the Reserve List for each event. As per our Conditions,
these events are an Open Age Group event and we are accepting a
maximum of 8 heats for the Girls
800m and 4 heats for the boys
We would kindly ask all swimmers on the Accepted Entries list
to confirm that they intend to swim; if they advise me that
they do not intend to swim I can start contacting those on the
Reserve List. Similarly those swimmers on the Reserve List
need to confirm that they wish to remain on the list.
Please note if you are have
already been accepted for a swim in this Session and then decide
not to swim, you will not get a refund. All those on the
Reserve List will get a refund as long as they have told us to take
them off the list or they do not get called back in to
and Rejections for Sessions 2-7 will be issued as
soon as possible; huge apologies for the delay but as previously
advised, this meet was vastly over-subscribed.
We thank you for your
Open Meets Secretary,
Please find attached the details relating to our
125th Anniversary Easter International Open
Meet taking place between Friday 30th
March – Sunday 1st April
2018 at the London Aquatic Centre (LAC),
Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, London.
is a licensed Level 1
Gala with Qualifying Times. 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.
you'd like your child to compete in this gala, please either
email or post your entries back to me by Friday
19th January 2018 as follows: email
to firstname.lastname@example.org / post to Vaishalli Visrolia-Patel, 2
Point Central, 14b Sydenham Road, Croydon CR0 2DU.
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 'EIO18' 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 EIO18+Swimmer Surname as the
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
this is a Level 1 gala we need the help of all our J1 & above
qualified officials. Please contact David
Ziwa at email@example.com to advise your availability or fill out your
details in the space provided on the entry form & send back
with your entry.
Beckenham SC are hosting this gala we will need lots of help making
it a success! If anyone would like to help out in anyway
please contact Lindsey Davison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
look forward to receiving your entries.