26 November 2018
Swimmers and parents,
The club needs to prepare to enter swimmers for the Swim England Hertfordshire County Championships held in January 2019. To qualify or be considered, swimmers must have achieved the published times at licensed meets/galas between 1st June 2018 and 28th November 2018.
There are two levels of entry: firstly, swimmers achieving the 'qualification time' will be entitled to swim regardless of the number of entrants who achieve the time; secondly, the County has a 'consideration time', which is a minimum time for a swimmer to be considered for entry, subject to a maximum number of swimmers in that particular event in the relevant age group. Please note, the number of swimmers varies by distance and age, therefore please read the entry terms and conditions for more details here
For the first time this year, and to help clubs keep track of swimmers who have qualified or have achieved consideration times, Swim England Hertfordshire will publish an updated list at weekly intervals. These updated lists will be placed on the website and our swimmers and parents are encouraged to check regularly, especially after licensed meets and galas. The uploading of updated lists will be publicised using the club's twitter account.
It is the swimmer and/or parent's responsibility to advise the club that they wish to enter the County Championships by contacting Galaentries@stevenageswimclub.org.uk by 4th December at the very latest.
If a swimmer achieves a new entry/faster time in the last round of Arena League on 8th December 2018, we will do our very best to use the new time. However, it is important to note that this cannot be guaranteed as such times will need to have been confirmed and uploaded to the ranking database before being checked and verified by the club and we cannot risk jeopardising entries by submitting incorrect information. We would therefore urge swimmers/parents to contact the meet manager as soon as any new time is achieved. Otherwise, the previous entry time will be submitted.