24 February 2018
This years Herts County Junior Swimming Gala will take place on Friday 11th May at Watford Pool 6.30 for 7pm start. Unfortunately this year there will not be trials held, but swimmers are being asked to submit their times. I would be grateful if you could hand out the relevant information to any very good swimmers in your present years 5 and 6. I must stress that children wishing to take part must be able to meet the times shown on the attached sheet. They must also complete the date they achieved this time and which registered gala/open meet it was at.
N.B. These forms are for children with excellent swimming ability. Please do not send children who cannot meet the requirements in terms of times and correct strokes. I will consider children who are near the times but may not have yet met them due to the gala being a few month away. It is not only time-wasting for the officials but extremely demoralising for the children if they find themselves disqualified. All individual events are swum over 50m – both Y5 and Y6.
Two children are chosen for each individual event so that the East Herts team will be made up of sixteen swimmers from Year 5 and sixteen swimmers from Year 6 (comprising eight boys and eight girls from each year group). Each selected swimmer will swim in an individual event and either the freestyle or medley relay. The standard of swimming is high and to assist you in assessing those children capable of entering the trials I am including some times for the four main strokes, set out below, these are only guidelines.
The third page of this e-mail attachment can be sent to the parents of children you consider may be interested, together with a copy of the sheet showing slowest times to be achieved. Please photocopy as necessary.
Would you please fill in the form on page 2 in block capitals and return to me at the e-mail address shown at the top of this letter on or before Friday 16th March. This will ensure that children's names are spelt correctly on results sheets and the team list. I will write to your school by 19th March 2018 informing you of the team selection.
If you have any members of staff or parents who would be willing to help with marshalling the children or any other non-official poolside tasks on the day of the intercounty gala , please ask them to contact me on the email address above.
If you have any problems please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note I have changed schools so please contact me directly via email.