2018
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2018
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Hampshire County Open/Junior Swimming Championships 2018 @ Southampton

This event is undersubscribed. All valid entries received will be accepted.

Late entries will be accepted and condition 4.5 which imposes a surcharge for late entries will be waived.

The online entry system is now closed. To request a late entry, please send an e-mail to serentries@swimmeets.org 

 

Hampshire County Swimming Association is holding its Open and Junior Swimming Championships on 22nd/23rd September 2018 at The Quays in Southampton. This will be a level 2 competition.

The list below shows all entries confirmed and rejected. The only rejected entries are those with entry times outside of the consideration times for this competition.

Entries Received

Entries recevied up to 17 Sep 2018 16:16.

Session TImes

Date Session Warm-Up First Event Est Finish
Saturday 22nd September 1 09:00 10:00 12:15
  2 13:00 14:00 16:15
Sunday 23rd September 3 09:00 10:00 12:15
  4 13:00 14:00 16:15

 

What is this Competition?

The County Open and Junior Championships identify the top swimmers in each event independent of age group and the top Junior Swimmers (under 17 on 31st December).

This is a long-standing competition, with trophies for the majority of events.

For many years, this was held as a short course competition in November or December.

In recent years, this has been combined with the 15/Over County Championships. However changes mandated by Swim England, specifically the need to hold individual age group finals mean that it is no longer possible to determine fair Open and Junior results from this competition.

As a trial, we are reintroducing this competition as a short course competition in the autumn.

The timing, at the end of September, is intended to provide a means for swimmers to qualify for regional and national short course championships at the start of November and December respectively. 

Definition of a Junior Swimmer

The statement above relating to age of Juniors is not a mistake.

The date for juniors used to be under 16 on the "age up" date for the competition. When that was changed from 31st December to the last day of the competition, it made a nonsense of the definition of a junior.

Under 17 on 31st December is very little different to Under 16 on the 4th February.

 

Entering this Competition

For this competition we will accept entries in the form of files created by club statistics systems, such as HyTek Team Manager and Team Unify. We will accept the following file formats:

.SD3
.CL2
.HY3

Before the competition we will publish "Meet Files" in the following formats

.EV3
.HYV

This is integrated into the online entry system. Clubs may continue to submit entries directly online.

Some Considerations

  • Submission of a file of entries replaces all individual entries submitted previously by you or anyone else for your club.
  • You may submit updated files. In this case, the new entries replace all previous entries.
  • Once you have submitted a file of entries, those entries will be shown in all summaries of entries received. If you want to amend entries, you may either submit a replacement file or amend entries online.
  • You may submit separate files of LC and SC times, in which case, we will take the time that is most advantageous to the swimmer. If you do this, both files must be submitted together. (The entry system includes provision for submission of two files. We will publish separate meet files containing LC and SC times).
  • Limited technical support will be available close to the closing date. Clubs are strongly recommended to attempt to submit an entry file as early as possible to ensure there is sufficient time to investigate any problems.  Entries submitted early can be replaced (by submitting a new file) or modified (by changing individual entries online) up to the closing date.