Maidstone SC 175th Anniversary Gala (L3) - Final Arrangements

23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
October, 11 2019
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We look forward to seeing you all this weekend at Mote Park for our 175th Anniversary Celebration Gala.


All the required event information, which is detailed below, can also be accessed via the following link:-





Please could you urgently provide details of available officials and sessions directly to Colin Booth (colin.booth@blueyonder.co.uk) who is coordinating the officials for the meet to ensure we meet licencing requirements. We are looking short for three out of the four sessions (Sessions 2 to 4), so if you have any officials who are Timekeeper qualified and above, and are able to assist in a session, we would be very grateful for their time. Thank you to those who have already provided their availability.


Accepted Entries, Sign In & On the Day Entries

Please find attached the final list of accepted entries by club and swimmers.  Swimmers will be required to sign in for each session before the warm-up starts. Full details are included within the attached warm-up schedule. We will be accepting on the day entries at a price of £5.50. All of these entries will be seeded, but will not be eligible for an award. No entries will be accepted from swimmers with times that are faster than the Upper Limits.


Programme, Start Lists & Results

Please find attached the programme for those who wish to print off a copy. It is also now available on our website to download electronically. We will have a small amount of programmes available to purchase on admission for £3.50. We are also looking to provide start lists and results via the Sports Systems results link on the day (technology permitting).



The entry fee for spectators will be £5.00 per day or part of. Children under 12 are free. A dedicated pop-up café will be available throughout the meet serving hot drinks. For those with young children, there is a really nice park with an adventure playground behind the leisure centre. Exit the building at the main entrance, turn right and make your way around the building.



Parking is free, providing you register your car details on the machines inside the leisure centre if you are staying longer than 3 hours. Failure to do so will incur a fine.


‘Hot Heat’ Prizes

Random ‘hot heats’ will be announced throughout the meet, where the winner of that heat will receive a spot prize.


Photographer & Mobile Shops

Nick Barham (NB Photography) is a special events photographer based in Kent. He will be with us throughout the meet capturing the swimmers in action. Swimzi and SwimPath will have mobile shops for those who might like to buy some early Christmas presents. Links to their websites are included on the event page.


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards,


Carole Murphy

Internal Gala Coordinator


Please find below the entry details relating to the Maidstone SC 175th Anniversary Celebration Gala (Level 3) taking place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November 2019 at Maidstone Leisure Centre.  


This is a licensed gala with only Upper Qualifying Times   (so entry times must be slower than the Upper Limit Times published)Swimmers are allowed to compete if they have No Time for a specific event.

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.  Ages are as at midnight on 24th November 2019.

If you'd like your swimmer to compete in this gala, the deadline for submitting both your entry form and payment to me is Friday 11th October 2019; please don’t leave it until the last minute!  Failure to make payment (at the latest) by the closing date, will see your swimmer removed and they will not be entered to swim.

Entries and payment details should be submitted via email to julianking@hotmail.com or posted to me at 36 Hampden Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 4HB.



  • Cheques should be made payable to Beckenham Swimming Club (not BSC) and please include the swimmer's name and 'MSC19' 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 MSC19+Swimmer Surname as the reference.
  • In addition, pleae remember to add the £4 admin fee per swimmer/per gala (this is included on the form).

I look forward to receiving your entries.

Kind regards, Julian