With the start of the new swimming season there will be lots of opportunities to participate in both internal and external competitions. Swimmers in the top squads aiming at the 2016 Counties have, as Kim has already said, just 3 months to get good qualifiing times, so participation in all eligible events should be a priority.
I'm pleased to say that all entries for the Gloucester L3 Sprints on September 20th and the Milton Keynes SC L3 Development Meet on September 19th & 20th have been accepted. I will confirm the warm-up times shortly.
The autumn Club Champs will be split into three separate sessions this year, with the main event being planned for October 3rd at Carterton Leisure Centre. This will be split by squad so that Academy & Pre-Comp. will be able to swim in 50m sprints. The other squads, Comp., County, Regional, Platinum & Masters will be able to particpate in 200m events.
There will be two futher sessions on consecutive Wednesdays at Kingham Hill School on the 7th & 14th of October. These will both run from 6pm to 8.30pm - both sessions will be open to the Comp., County, Regional, Platinum & Masters squads as follows:
7th Oct. 1500m & 800m Freestyle
14th Oct. 400 IM & 400m Freestyle
Please note that the normal training sessions at KHS will be cancelled for these two evenings and swimmers will be able to attend either the Wednesday 6.30-7.30am session at the Fire Service College or the Saturday 7-8.30am session at KHS instead.
Please make a note of the dates, I will be sending out entry forms in the next week or so.