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Festive Gala 15-16 Dec – Session Added

2017-12-15 Festive Gala NEW Timetable (1 page)Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Festive Gala we have spent some time trying to ensure that the maximum number of swimmers can participate and have a chance to gain County times – and enjoy our fun Festive Gala. Unfortunately, we were in the position of having to reject many swimmers who wanted to join us, so we have come up with a solution which will hopefully work for all; we have added a second session on Saturday. This required moving five events from Sunday to Saturday – this results in a later finish on Saturday but a much earlier finish on Sunday. Whilst we cannot guarantee there won’t be rejections, we hope we can now keep them to a minimum with these changes. Click on image for the amended event Programme. The updated full Entry Pack including Conditions is here [Link]
We hope these changes are acceptable – if not please email Tony Jones BY MIDNIGHT on TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER if you would like to withdraw any entries for a refund.  

Busy weekend ahead…

Good Luck to all our swimmers and teams competing this weekend:

We have the Kent Junior League FINAL on Saturday:
Our A-team will be racing at Beckenham Spa against: Sevenoaks A, Beckenham A, Bromley, Black Lion and RTW Monson A.  The A-team are ranked second in Division 1 with 481 points to Sevenoaks’ 502.  The A-team coach will be leaving Hartsdown at 4pm (please arrive by 3:45pm) we will also do a pick-up at Longreach. Warm up is at 6:30 for a 7pm Start.
Our B-team will be at Hartsdown racing with: Herne Bay, RTW Monson B, Edenbridge Piranhas and Dartford.  The B-team are ranked 7th in Division 2 with 361 points.  B-team swimmers please get to Hartsdown by 5:30pm for warm-up at 6pm – races start at 6:30pm.

We also have 15 swimmers competing in 61 races at the Guildford Open over both days this weekend.  Swimmers, please refer to the latest competitors’ info [Link] and the Guildford competition web-page [Link].
Warm-up times (race sign-in closes 15 mins before warm up):
Saturday:  07:30am, 09:30am and 1:45pm
Sunday:  07:30am, 09:30am and 2pm

Several swimmers are also competing for their schools at the England Schools Swimming Association – National Relay events at the London Aquatics Centre on Saturday.  Additional information can be found on the ESSA website is here [Link].

Maisie Wins National Award

Congratulations to Maisie Macartney on being awarded the Swim England National Talent Athlete of the Year for Open Water Swimming. This award recognises Maisie’s hard work and achievements representing the GB junior open water team for the last three years and her amazing result at the World Junior Open Water Championships, where she finished in fourth place.

Arena League Round 2

Congratulations to our Arena League teams at the weekend:
2018-11-10 Arena A-team (ii)Our A-team came second with 185 points to Oxford who scored 249 in the South Premier Division Gala 2 at the Guildford Spectrum.  The team have placed 6th in the Premier Division which sees them go into the Southern Final on the 8th December. Swimmers who won their individual races included: Daisy, Max, Archie, Olivia-P and Alex.
Our B-team put in a valiant effort in the Division 1 East Gala 3 at  Brighton finishing in fourth place with 124 / 145 points (factor applied for 5-team gala).  Swimmers who won their individual races included: Olivia-M, Maria, Kieran and Oscar-M.
Thank you to all our fantastic Coaches, Team Managers, Officials, League Coordinators, Supporters and to our live Tweeters.


TYR Festive Qualifier – 15-16th Dec

A fun festive gala sponsored by TYR with special prizes!
Aimed at swimmers seeking County qualifying times.
This Gala is now full – Entries are closed
Programme to follow
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