• Regionals 14 and under

    Regionals 14 and under

    The 14 and under events in the 2017 South East Region Championships will take place at K2 Crawley on 13th/14th and 28th/29th May 2017

    DDCS Closing date for entries: Tuesday 15th April 20:00.

    All times must appear on ASA Rankings and be set at meets licensed at level 1, 2 or 3 since 1st June 2016.

    • First leg relay splits are NOT eligible
    • Times from Masters rankings are NOT eligible

    Managing Poolside Overcrowding

    We accept as many swimmers as possible for our championships. As a result we need to manage crowding on poolside as effectively as possible. If we fail to do this, it is likely that pool operators will impose limits on the number of people on the pool deck which will mean we cannpt accomodate as many swimmers.

    Please not the following additions to the competition conditions:

    • Access to poolside is restricted to swimmers competing in the session, coaches and team managers in possession of poolside passes, accredited officials and volunteers.
    • To comply with conditions of hire of the pools used for the competition, swimmers are not allowed to carry a bag larger than a small draw string bag onto poolside. This rule will be strictly enforced.

    Base and Automatic Qualifying Times

    Qualifying times are based on an analysis of last years entries (not swims at the competition).

    The auto time is set at the 70% mark, and the base time at 110%. (Example: If the target is 36 swimmers, the auto time is set at the time of the 25th fastest entry last year and the base time at the time of the 40th fastest entry last year).

    At the recommendation of the coaches panel, the team events have been removed from the programme. This allows a larger number of swimmers to be accepted for 400m/800m/1500m individual events.

    Some adjustments have been made to the auto times to ensure that times are progressive. As in previous years, there will be a condition that states that no swimmer will be accepted on a time slower than that of a younger swimmer who was rejected.

    There are a some significant differences to last years times. For example, there were 84 entries for the age 14 100m backstroke last year .. the QTs were obviously not right.

    Please notify Mike Lambert if you believe that any of these times are incorrect. Only long course times have currently been published. Short course times will be added once any anomalies in the published times have been resolved.

    Target Number of Swims per Event

    Event Target number of swims
    50m events 36 (36)
    100m events 36 (36)
    200m events (except medley) 32 (32)
    200m individual medley 36 (32)
    400m events 24 (18)
    800m/1500m events 16 (14)

    2016 target numbers in brackets.