15 January 2017
Kent County ASA Championships 2017
(License SE170171, SE170172, SE170173, SE170174).
As you all know, the racing starts next week. This year has broken new records for entries. We are often criticised for having tough qualifying times, but every year the swimming community of Kent rises to the challenge. This year has seen a massive increase in entries, so a huge well done to everyone that obtained times to be able to enter. We received over 5,500 entries!
Unfortunately, we can't cope with that volume of swimmers, and we have had to restrict the numbers based on the criteria in the conditions. If a swimmer has qualified, please stress the importance of competing, lots of other swimmers (over 1000 entries could not be accommodated), please don't waste the space.
The accepted entry list for all the clubs amended here with WarmUp Times , the list of refunds for swimmers that had consideration times, but didn't quite make it, is here. As you will see, the quality of swimming in Kent is very high, and if you have been accepted that is a great achievement. We haven't had to deal with refunds like this before, but you will be refunded as soon as possible by the treasurer.
We will circulate the disability swimmer acceptances to the relevant clubs in a separate email. It is a separate exercise and will be out very soon.
Now you know who is swimming we would like clubs to volunteer to host sessions. Please click here to contact Jean Scott to offer your services, if enough people help, it's not too onerous. The county can't host events such as this without club support, and we would like to thank everyone in advance for all the help they will be giving over the next few weeks.
Good Luck everyone.