King of the Pool Results - Sunday 6th June

Woking SC Webmaster

Our latest King of the Pool (KOTP) event took place on Sunday 6th June for our younger swimmers in TG7 and TG8. A big well done goes to all of our swimmers and congratulations goes to the overall KOTP winners who are shown below:

50 Free - Francesca Johnson

50 Back - Ella Rooke

50 Breast - Aris Rusen

25 Fly - Harry Crook

The full results of the events can be viewed at the link below:

  KING OF THE POOL RESULTS (page 1 - individual times, page 2 - overall winners)


What is King of the Pool?

KOTP is a brilliant opportunity for our younger swimmers to experience what a meet is like. There is less pressure as it is internal, however the children are disqualified for incorrect swimming techniques but still given a time and a detailed reason as to why to help them improve and understand. The children swim 50's FR/BK/BR and 25 FLY. TG7 and TG8 were invited to KOTP this time, however normally it's just for Senior Associates.

The way KOTP works is that even if you get the fastest time, you have a handicap based on your age. If you are 10 and swam in 45secs and an opponent is 9 and swims in 45secs, the 9 year old is the winner. You have a 1 second handicap per year of age difference per length. 11YO have to swim 2 secs faster on a 50 than a 10YO and 4 secs than a 9YO.

As well as a good opportunity for swimmers, it's a fab chance for parents to get involved in marshalling in order to support the club at future meets and it not be so daunting for them. Great learning experience all round!