Swimming Championships & Age Group Competition 2018

Under ASA Laws and Regulations and FINA Technical Rules of Swimming
Swimming Championships & Age Group Competition 2018

August 2017

Changes to the format of County Championships

All Sussex County Swimming Competitions are run on Hy-Tek meet manager. Use this file to help you complete the Hy-Teck entry process.

Bags and chairs on poolside

Space is at a premium at all venues. To make the most of the available space and to give swimmers as much comfort as possible on poolside, the number and size of bags able to be brought onto poolside is limited.

  1. All large kit bags and loose kit is banned from the poolside during competition.
  2. Only one bag per swimmer will be allowed on poolside and this will be restricted to a small “string pull” bag that can hold essential medicines, refreshments and some personal items. Coaches will be allowed a kit bag.
  3. Swimmers are not allowed to bring chairs onto poolside. Coaches and team managers may bring a folding chair for their personal use. One chair only per team.
Notice to clubs

Entry fees for these competitions will only be accepted if paid by BACS. Any entry fees received after the stated date may result in swimmers being eliminated from the event. No refunds will be offered for any swimmer eliminated from the event because of late payment of entry fees.

Safeguarding of children is important. There have been a number of incidences in recent years where unidentified people have walked onto poolside and assumed a position of authority with teams. To ensure that everyone on poolside is authorised to be there we are regulating the use of coach passes. Please make sure that all your coaches and team manager wear their passes at all time – there can be no exceptions.

ASA’s Performance Pathway

The ASA’s new competition structure for swimming is designed to ensure that all participating swimmers have an enjoyable and fulfilling experience within the sport, and those who aspire to achieve Olympic success are fully supported in doing so.

Sussex ASA has adjusted the format of the Championships and Age Group Competition to ensure that our swimmers can benefit from the changes at National level.

You can find out more about the new competition structure here.

Other helpful links

Download the official ASA times conversions from this link. Select ‘equivalent performance’ from the downloads menu and save to your computer.

To check your times on the National Rankings use this link. Enter your ASA membership number & select “Go Looking”, your complete licensed time history will then be available to view.

Photography policy

Sussex County ASA are aware of the wide range of mobile phone and other personal hand held devices with a photographic capability, enabling the capture of both static & moving images. Used responsibly, such devices are perfectly safe, but sharing images widely may betray a confidence or even an identity and such information may help those who may want to harm children.

The use of such equipment is difficult to control but we can all be vigilant and if you have concerns in this area please bring them to the attention of the event manager.

This event will be photographed. Static images will be displayed on the website www.sussexswimming.org at the venue and used to promote the sport at this event and events in the future. Sussex County ASA, British swimming and the ASA work closely with our experts to ensure that in making these images available to enhance the presentation of the event; we are not putting any children at risk in any way. If you have any concerns please refer to ASA Wavepower document, section 2.5, pages 84-85.