2018 London Swimming Summer Open Meet

The London Swimming Events Team are pleased to announce the
2018 London Swimming Summer Open Meet
Licensed by Swim England at Level 1 (1LR181069)

ENTRY DEADLINE FOR THIS MEET HAS NOW PASSED. ENTRY IS CLOSED.

Note: This is not a Multi-Classification meet.
Para-Swimmers who achieve the published qualifying times may enter and compete alongside able-bodied competitors.


SCHEDULE
DATE LOCATION
Saturday 26th May 2018                                               London Aquatics Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London.          
Sunday 27th May 2018                                                      








SATURDAY 26TH MAY 2018   
WITHDRAWALS/SIGN-IN CLOSES
WARM-UP SCHEDULE RACING STARTS
Session 1 08.10 (SHARP)  Start: 08.00; Finish: 08.50 09.00
Session 2 (TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAY) 12.10 Start: 12.00; Finish: 12.50 13.00
Session 3 (TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAY) 15.40 Start: 15.30; Finish: 16.20 16.30






SUNDAY 27TH MAY 2018      
WITHDRAWALS/SIGN-IN CLOSES
WARM-UP SCHEDULE RACING STARTS
Session 4 08.10 (SHARP)  Start: 08.00; Finish: 08.50 09.00
Session 5 (TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAY) 12.10 Start: 12.00; Finish: 12.50 13.00
Session 6 (TIMES MAY BE SUBJECT TO DELAY) 15.40 Start: 15.30; Finish: 16.20 16.30






The Meet Manager for this event is Nick Hallam (click to send email). Documents may be sent to Nick at 34 Kingswood Avenue, SOUTH CROYDON, Surrey. CR2 9DQ. United Kingdom.
The Meet Promoter for this event is Alan Thurlow (click to send email).

  1. The closing deadline for all entries and full payment is 10pm on Wednesday May 9th 2018.
  2. A swimmer's age shall be determined as at midnight on December 31st 2018.
  3. All qualifying times are stated as Long Course times. Conversion from Short Course times are permitted using current ASA Equivalence Tables.
  4. Masters Swimmers may enter but must do so using Individual Entry Forms as the Electronic Entry System will not permit use of your recorded times.
  5. PLEASE NOTE: Contrary to the corresponding 2017 Meet, this meet is being managed using the SPORTSYSTEMS Meet Organisation software. Electronic entries will need to be compiled and submitted using the SPORTSYSTEMS Entry Manager application which can be downloaded from here - Entry Manager.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEET CONDITIONS, WITHDRAWALS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE (EMAIL) TO THE MEET MANAGER BY 10AM ON THE DAY BEFORE THE START OF THIS COMPETITION OR ELSE MUST BE COMPLETED POOLSIDE AND SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN THE PUBLISHED TIMES FOR EACH SESSION (SEE ABOVE).

REFUNDS FOR REJECTED ENTRIES
  • In the circumstance that your swimmer has been unfortunate and has had entries rejected AND your entries were forwarded as part of a collective Club entry, the refund will be made to the Club for further distribution. Your Club should forward their bank details to Kelly Stannard () quoting their Club Code and Kelly will effect the necessary refunds upon her return from annual leave shortly.
  • In the circumstance that your swimmer has been unfortunate and has had entries rejected AND your entries were forwarded as an individual, the refund will be made directly to you. You should forward your bank details to Kelly Stannard () quoting your original payment reference and Kelly will effect the necessary refunds upon her return from annual leave shortly.
  • Thank you.

RESERVE LIST FOR LOND DISTANCE EVENTS
  • In recognition of the fact that it was necessary to reject a lot of entries for the two long distance events (1500FR & 800FR), Nick Hallam will be operating a reserve list for these events only. There will not be a list operated for any other events.
  • If your swimmer was unfortunate and had their entry rejected for the 1500FR or 800FR and they wish to be considered as a reserve in case there are withdrawals from these events, they must make their way to the Timing Suite on Pool Deck PRIOR TO WITHDRAWALS CLOSING to inform Nick that they wish to be added to the list. If there are withdrawals, reserve swimmers will be added to the event in fastest time order - it is not first-come, first-served.
  • TO BE VERY CLEAR - THE SWIMMER MUST REGISTER THEIR INTEREST WITH NICK PRIOR TO WITHDRAWALS CLOSING TO BE CONSIDERED.

SPECTATOR ENTRY FEES
  • Entry to spectate the meets shall cost £10.00 per day (regardless of arrival/departure time) for all adults (16 years old and over).
  • Entry to spectate the meets shall be free-of-charge for all children (15 years old and younger).
  • Printed programmes shall be available - WHILST STOCKS LAST - free-of-charge with paid entry.
  • We encourage all attendees to download and print the programmes at home to ensure that you are not disappointed on the day should stocks be depleted prior to your arrival (see below).

LIVE RESULTS
  • Live results and start lists will be published online throughout the event and can be found here - http://www.londonswimresults.org/2018/2018SummerOpen/.
  • Medals will not be presented on the day of the meet. Medal winners should approach the Awards Table where they will receive their medal.
  • PDF downloadable and printable results for each session will be available from a link within the Live Results page shortly after the meet has finshed.

TWITTER

  • We would love to see your messages of support and congratulations along with your team/swimmer photoss too. Please tag us when posting on Twitter (@LondonSwimming) and use the hashtag #2018LondonOpen. Thanks.

ALL MEET DOCUMENTS AND QUALIFYING TIMES ARE PUBLISHED BELOW








Thank you all for your interest in our Meet - we received a great many entries, so many in fact that we have had need to reject some in order to achieve a workable Meet Schedule.
The following actions were taken to achieve this;
1. The QTs were marked up by 4.5% across all events and age categories.
2. Additional consideration was given to MSC Dubai and Garioch SC swimmers who have booked flights and accomodation for their swimmers and are travelling the furthest to attend. We feel this is reasonable given the advance cost and organisation that their entries required of them.
3. The LD events (1500FR & 800FR) were restricted to 20 entries each (2 heats per event).
We greatly regret having to take this action but hope it will permit the event to run smoothly and give all entrants the opportunity to swim to their full potential.





For those Coaches, Team Managers and/or Chaperones from clubs outside of the London Region who are attending this meet and require access to poolside.

These forms should be submitted to Jeanette Edmiston (click to email) with appropriate payment.