Winter Qualifier 2022

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Level 3 Winter Qualifier

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 November 2022

We look forward to welcoming you all to our home pool this weekend – thank you for supporting our meet.

The meet has been licenced at Level 3 – 3SE220847 and will take place at Maidstone Leisure Centre, Mote Park, Maidstone, ME15 7RN.

Please email galas.maidstonesc@gmail.com if you require any further information.

Competitor Withdrawals

If you are having to pull out of our meet prior to the weekend, your withdrawal should be notified to galas.maidstonesc@gmail.com no later than 5.00pm on Friday 25 November.

An active online WITHDRAWAL system will operate after this time and throughout the meet. The QR code can be scanned on a smart phone using the camera. This will link you to a withdrawal form and when submitted will be sent automatically to the Registration Desk. Withdrawals MUST be made before the start of the session warm up as indicated on the schedule.

There will be no ‘on the day’ entries for this event.

Programme

The psych sheets will be accessible for download within 24 hours of the meet. No paper copies will be available.

Start Lists & Results

Start lists will be made available just before the start of each session & results will be posted online after each event has been completed.

Technical Officials

Thank you to all clubs – we’ve had a great response to our officials online sign-up.

The allocations for all sessions have now been published and sent to all officials involved. Please contact Colin Booth if you have any queries.

‘Hot Heat’ Prizes

Random ‘hot heats’ will be announced throughout the meet, where winners of that heat will receive a spot prize.

Mobile Shop

SwimPath will have a mobile shop for those who might like to buy some early Christmas presents.

Spectators

We have the capacity for 150 spectators. No standing will be allowed.

The entry fee will be £4.00 per session or £10.00 for the day.

Parking

Parking is free, providing you register your car details on the machines inside the leisure centre if you are staying longer than 3 hours. Failure to do so will incur a fine.

 Food & Drink

The leisure centre café will be open over the weekend from 8.00am to 5.00pm. As well as serving hot and cold drinks, they will have a variety of pre-packaged sandwiches, salad pots, sausage rolls and snacks (crisps, flapjacks, muffins, cookies and ice-creams). They have also catered for those who are vegan.

Photographer

DE Photo will be with us throughout the meet capturing the swimmers in action.

Participants and spectators are requested to follow the Swim England guidelines for photography and the use of photographs on social media. Your photography should focus on your family member(s) as much as possible and broadcasting images on social media platforms beyond your family group should be avoided. Flash photography is prohibited at all times.

You must register your intention to use an image-capturing device at the main leisure centre reception each day, where you will be provided with a distinctive wrist band.

Image capturing devices must not be used in the changing area at any time for the purpose of taking photos.

COVID

With the removal of COVID restrictions, the use of face coverings is a personal choice. Hand sanitiser will be available at our Admissions Desk.

Any swimmer who has recently recovered from COVID must have completed appropriate swimming training time to allow for a safe return to competition. Please do NOT attend if you feel unwell.

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