Dear Category 2 Swimmers
This first email is to advise you that the Club will be targeting three Open Meets this Autumn in order to help you plan your competition entries.
Somerset ASA Development Meet – Sat 1st/Sun 2nd October, Millfield
Aimed at emerging competitors trying for County Times, this meet does not require competitors to have ASA ranked times, so it is possible to enter events with a ‘Time Trial’ time if you do not already have a time from an Open Meet. Entries are £2 per race (plus a contribution to the coach’s pack). We would encourage you to enter as many events as possible at this Meet as it is very well run and friendly and is the ideal opportunity to gain more competition experience.
Frome Autumn Open Meet – Sat 22nd/Sun 23 October, Millfield
This Meet is taking place on the first weekend of Half Term and includes 400m events for those of you who like longer distances or would like to try them out. It is also an opportunity to gain County Qualifying Times. The entry fees are a bit cheaper for 50m events but quite steep for the 400s, (£4 per 50m event, £6 per 100/200m event and £10 per 400m event). I assume this is because the 400m events are first thing in the morning and they want to discourage people from pulling out on the day because they don’t want to get up early! This is the first time we have considered entering this Meet, so I can’t tell you much about it. If we have sufficient interest, a Coach will be assigned to support the swimmers, but if only a few swimmers want to take part, we will assign a parent as Team Manager.
Tiverton Sparkler Open Meet – Sun 6th November
I have previously emailed about this Meet and many of you have already replied with your entries. It is a well-run friendly Meet which the club has participated in for many years, but they have changed their entry conditions this year and are now only permitting swimmers with ranked ASA times to enter races. I am going to check whether any swimmers are now eligible for other races following the Clevedon & Chard Meet and will advise accordingly. Fees for this Meet are £6 per event (plus £1 contribution to the Coach’s Pack). If any of you haven’t yet entered and would like to, there is still time to do so.
Hope this helps everyone with their planning. I will be emailing out the details of the Development Meet very shortly and details of all three meets will hopefully be posted on the website.