County Championships 2014

After the recent discussions at the Herts ASA Coaches Forums there have been a number of outcomes concerning the County Championships 2014 and other swimming events.

Age as at 23rd March 2014.

1.    Times - Whilst the times have not been changed for a few years, the over subscription this year which was accommodated had to be addressed.
a.    For the 9 years age group the time of this year’s 12th fastest swimmer has been taken as next year’s QT.
b.    All other age groups the 24th fastest swimmer’s time has set the QT.
c.    If the above times are slower than this year’s QT time then the QT will remain.
d.    There have been some tweaks to make the whole thing fit.
e.    The times are now on the Herts ASA website.
f.    The times for disability are also on the Herts ASA website.
g.    The QT can be attained from 4th May 2013 through to the closing date – 7th February 2014.

2.    Dates - The dates have been booked for 2014;
Long distance – 1st March at Inspire, Luton – Long Course
Bagcats, Youths & Championships – The Venue – Short Course
15th/16th March – 5 sessions
22nd/23rd March- 5 Sessions

3.    Qualification - All entries for events will have to be accompanied by an achieved licensed qualifying time.
a.    This includes 50m, 100m, 200m, all strokes.
b.     100m IM & 200m IM.

4.    Relays
a.    Maximum of two teams per club.
b.    An additional Relay for under 13 age group – Free & Medley –boy & girl 4 x 50m.
c.    Times to be submitted so that the heats can be spearheaded and better seeding within heats.
d.    Swimmers do not have to swim in individual events in counties, but must comply with the right to swim conditions and their names must be submitted in advance with their ASA number.
e.    The order of swimming with final names will have to be submitted 45minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session on the provided ‘entry form’

5.    Medals
a.    Will be awarded for ALL  age group events that the swimmer is allowed to enter
b.    There will be the age group medals, gold, silver and bronze as appropriate
c.    County medals will be awarded for Junior Championships and Championship events only.
d.    Bagcat trophies will be awarded to the top 8 in each age group subject to them receiving points in the appropriate number of categories for their age.

6.    Session Times
a.    These will not appear in the programme.
b.    They will be posted on the website.
c.    They will also be posted at the pool.

Bob Daplyn Trophy;
1.    7th December 2013 – The Venue, Borehamwood
2.    Same format as previously.

Development Meet
1.    17th November 2013 The Venue, Borehamwood
2.    Licensed meet
a.    It will not be licensed
b.    Any time achieved at the meet will be acceptable for entries into Counties 2014, if the time is a QT as stipulated in the Counties conditions.
3.    Events
a.    All strokes 50m
b.    All strokes 200m
c.    IM 100m & 200M
d.    50m swims can only be entered if the same stroke 200m event is entered
e.    Entry fee £8.00 for each stroke (50m & 200m two events). To be confirmed.
4.    Awards
a.    County qualifying certificate as appropriate.
b.    Medals for winners below QT.


Age as at 23rd March 2014.

1. Whilst the times have not been changed for a few years, the over subscription this year which was accommodated had to be addressed.

a. For the 9 years age group the time of this year’s 12th fastest swimmer has been taken as next year’s QT.

b. All other age groups the 24th fastest swimmer’s time has set the QT.

c. If the above times are slower than this year’s QT time then the QT will remain.

d. There have been some tweaks to make the whole thing fit.

e. The times are now on the Herts ASA website.

f. The times for disability are also on the Herts ASA website.

g. The QT can be attained from 4th May 2013 through to the closing date – 7th February 2014.

2. The dates have been booked for 2014;

Long distance – 1st March at Inspire, Luton – Long Course

Bagcats, Youths & Championships – The Venue – Short Course

15th/16th March – 5 sessions

22nd/23rd March- 5 Sessions

3. All entries for events will have to be accompanied by an achieved licensed qualifying time.

a. This includes 50m, 100m, 200m, all strokes.

b. 100m IM & 200m IM.

4. Relays

a. Maximum of two teams per club.

b. An additional Relay for under 13 age group – Free & Medley –boy & girl 4 x 50m.

c. Times to be submitted so that the heats can be spearheaded and better seeding within heats.

d. Swimmers do not have to swim in individual events in counties, but must comply with the right to swim conditions and their names must be submitted in advance with their ASA number.

e. The order of swimming with final names will have to be submitted 45minutes prior to the scheduled start of the session on the provided ‘entry form’

5. Medals

a. Will be awarded for ALL age group events that the swimmer is allowed to enter

b. There will be the age group medals, gold, silver and bronze as appropriate

c. County medals will be awarded for Junior Championships and Championship events only.

d. Bagcat trophies will be awarded to the top 8 in each age group subject to them receiving points in the appropriate number of categories for their age.

6. Session times

a. These will not appear in the programme.

b. They will be posted on the website.

c. They will also be posted at the pool.

 

Bob Daplyn Trophy;

1. 7th December 2013 – The Venue, Borehamwood

2. Same format as previously.

Development Meet

1. 17th November 2013 The Venue, Borehamwood

2. Licensed meet

a. It will not be licensed

b. Any time achieved at the meet will be acceptable for entries into Counties 2014, if the time is a QT as stipulated in the Counties conditions.

3. Events

a. All strokes 50m

b. All strokes 200m

c. IM 100m & 200M

d. 50m swims can only be entered if the same stroke 200m event is entered

e. Entry fee £8.00 for each stroke (50m & 200m two events). To be confirmed.

4. Awards

a. County qualifying certificate as appropriate.

b. Medals for winners below QT.