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Swimmers power through SE Championships

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Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

The Swim England South East Championships 2019 for the 15 and Overs were held over the first bank holiday weekend in May and Sevenoaks were represented in Wycombe by the following female qualifiers: Eleanor Allen, Lilie Chambers, Amelia Childs, Maddy Glen, Megan Marter, Zoe Naylor-Perrot, Edith Norton, Jasmine Wallace and Daisy Widdowson.

The Boys who qualified and competed were Louis Hayes, Jacob Hudson, 
Christopher Lee, Aiden McMillan, Zachary Raymond, Nathaniel Rodrigues, Benjamin Strebel, Euan Terry.

The South East Region hosts many strong large Clubs, ranging from Thanet, Guildford and the City of Oxford, meaning that the qualification standard is incredibly difficult; with only 10-18 swimmers allowed to enter the varied distances and events. 

Despite this criteria, Sevenoaks’ 17 Swimmers amassed numerous heat swims and personal bests, resulting in a total of 30 finals and 9 medals. 

Lilie Chambers (right) collected the Bronze medal in the 50m Fly. Credit: Mark Leman

Lilie Chambers (15) kicked off the medals Saturday evening, winning a bronze in the 50m Fly, followed later the same evening by breaststroking duo Maddy Glen (16) and Jacob Hudson (15) winning Bronze respectively in the 100m Breaststroke.

Louis Hayes (15) over 3 days, managed to secure Golds in the 100Free, 100m Fly and 50m Fly, Silvers in the 200m Free and 50m Free and a Bronze in the 50m Back.

Louis Hayes (centre) with his Gold medal in the 100m Fly. Credit: Mark Leman.

Sevenoaks too competed in the 4x100m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley relay events in pursuit of national qualification. Jasmine Wallace, Edith Norton, Maddy Glen, Amelia Childs and Lilie Chambers rotated for both relays and finished in strong top 10 places. Robert Allen joined the pool for the boys relays alongside Benjamin Strebel, Aiden McMillan, Euan Terry, Jake Hudson and Zachary Raymond. 

Both sets of relay swimmers await for confirmation of National qualification along with those competing in individual events and will find out by the end of May.

Thanking all coaches at Sevenoaks Swimming Club, parents and volunteers, Head Coach Keiron Piper was extremely proud of all his swimmers. “Hard work pays off and there is more to come!” 

The 14 and Under Regionals will be held over two later weekends in May and the Club are confident that the age groupers will follow suit from their older peers and excel at their Regional Championships to be held in Crawley. 

Entry payments are now due.  Please ensure payment is made by Friday 3rd May 7pm latest.  NO LATE PAYMENTS PLEASE

 

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Accepted entries

 

 

Confirmed arrangements for the 2019 Region Championships

Friday/Saturday/Sunday/Monday
3rd-6th May
Saturday/Sunday
11th/12th May
Saturday/Sunday
25th/26th May
Wycombe Leisure Centre (50m) K2 Crawley (50m) K2 Crawly (50m)
15/Over Competition
All Team Events
Multi-Classification Events

14/Under Competition

 

14/Under Competition

 

Closing date for entries
20:00 on Tues 23rd April
Closing date for entries
20:00 on Tues 23rd April
Closing date for entries
20:00 on Tues 23rd April

 

 

Base and Automatic Times

Provisional base and automatic qualifying times are now available. Please report any anomalies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following principles have been used to set qualifying times.

  1. Based on entries received in 2018
  2. Automatic times set to accept 55% of target number. No automatic time to be faster than the slowest swimmer accepted for the Swim England Summer Meet in 2018.
  3. Base times set to include 120% of target number. [Some swimmers who achieve the base time will not be accepted].
  4. No swimmer will be accepted with a time slower than a rejected swimmer in a younger age group

All times must be set in a level 1, 2 or 3 meet no earlier than 1st June 2018. (5th May 2018 for multi-classification entries.)

Number of Swimmers Per Event

All swimmers who have achieved the automatic qualifying time shall be accepted for that event. If there is space available, swimmers who have not achieved the automatic qualifying time but have achieved the base time may be accepted. Those swimmers who are closest to the automatic time shall be accepted first. The number of additional swimmers that can be accepted will be determined on an event by event basis. The target number of swimmers for each event is as follows.

 

Boys/Men 15 Years 16 Years 17 Years 18 & Over
50m 18 18 18 18
100m 13 13 13 13
200m 13 13 13 13
400m 9 9 9 9
800m 8 8 8 8
1500m 8 8 8 8

There are different QTs for 17 Years and 18/Over to ensure that any swimmer with a realistic chance of qualifying for the British Championships or the Swim England Summer Meet can swim. These swimmers will compete together in the 17/Over age group in the Region Championships.

Girls/Ladies 15 Years 16 Years 17 & Over
50m 24 24 24
100m 17 17 17
200m 17 17 17
400m 12 12 12
800m 12 12 12
1500m 10 10 10

Because girls mature earlier, there is no need for different QTs for 18/Over.

 

 

 

 

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