EDSC Masters Meet
The event will take place at Crook Log Leisure Centre on Sunday the 20th May.
This Meet grows in popularity every year and in 2018 will incorporate the KCASA Masters Long Distance Championships. They are expanding the programme too and will now be running 3 sessions on the day so that they are able to offer you the opportunity to compete in every event from 50m to 1500m.
You can also enter online.
Spring Charity Meet - Update
Many thanks for your entries. We have a great Meet planned and look forward to welcoming you to Crook Log in just over 3 weeks time. Please find attached the final confirmed entries by Club and then by swimmer. Please check your entries and advise of any errors in advance of the day. Mistakes are always much easier to fix in advance.
The timings for the Meet are altered very slightly and are now confirmed as follows:
Session 1 – Saturday 3rd March.
Sign in opens at 3.15pm, closes at 4.00pm.
Warm up 4.00pm to 5.00pm – split into 3 x 20 minute sessions.
Session starts at 5.05pm and finishes at 8.05pm.
Session 2 – Sunday 4th March.
Sign in opens at 7.45am, closes at 8.30am
Warm Up 8.30am to 9.30am – split into 3 x 20 minute sessions.
Session starts at 9.35am and finishes at 12.35pm
Session 3 – Sunday 4th March.
Sign in opens at 12.15pm, closes at 1.00pm.
Warm up 1.00pm to 2.00pm – split into 3 x 20 minute sessions.
Session starts at 2.05pm and finishes at 5.05pm.
There is ample free parking available at Crook Log and the Cafeteria will be open all day serving hot and cold food and drinks. The balcony at Crook Log is large and there will be plenty of seating available for spectators. We have a large number of swimmers taking part so the balcony will be busy and we ask that spectators do not reserve seats. The spectator entry fee is £3.00 per session or £5.00 for the day on Sunday. We will also be running a raffle on both days.
Coach packs will be available for collection on the day from the signing in tables. Please ask your Coaches to collect them from there. They are also welcome to come to the Officials room throughout the weekend for hot and cold drinks, breakfast and lunch.
Hire conditions at Crook Log dictate that large bags are not taken on to poolside. Swimmers should leave their large bags in the lockers provided and just bring a small bag containing their essential kit on to poolside. The lockers take a £1 coin and this is refunded.
As always, we would appreciate offers of help from your Club Officials. If you have qualified Officials who would be able to assist at any session then please ask them to e-mail me and let me know.
We do have a Swim Shop coming along for the weekend – SRS Leisure – they sell a huge range of costumes and swimming equipment so this may be a good opportunity for you to purchase items that you need.
In a bid to keep things moving as quickly as possible, we will be adopting a slightly different approach in Backstroke events throughout the weekend. We will not be asking swimmers to clear the pool at the end of each race, instead we will ask the swimmers to hold the lane rope and stay in the corner of the lane whilst we get the next set of swimmers in and started. Once the race has started they should exit the pool by the side in the usual manner. Please ensure that swimmers are aware of this subtle change.
If you are a Team Manager, can you please forward this e-mail to your swimmers and coaches.
We hope that we haven’t missed anything. If you do have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact John by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Again and as always, thanks for your support and we look forward to seeing you all at the Meet.
Kent County Team Championships
The County Team will be selected by our head coach Sergio and you will be notified ASAP if you have been selected to represent Orpington Ojays at the 2018 Championships.
If you are selected to swim for your team you will be expected to attend
Age group teams (note the relays will also include mixed teams)
12 & under
13 / 14 years
Junior ( under 17years at the end of the year )
You do not need to enter the team events as the club will do this for you. The team selection list will be sent round by email and posted on the notice board at the Walnuts nearer the time, please keep an eye out.
Less than a week to go until our annual club presentation evening and it is looking as if this will be a fantastic night of celebrations with so many of you attending.
If you do wish to attend and haven’t already purchased your tickets, you MUST purchase a ticket prior to the evening as tickets will not be on sale on the night.
Tickets will be available until Monday 19th February at the very latest.
Summer Regionals 2018
The entry forms are not available yet but here is the schedule of events and qualifying times. If you are swimming in the Beckenham Open at Easter you will be able to update your Regional entry times with your times from this event.
Closing date for Regionals will be Monday 26th March.