2016 Long Distance Championship/Accumulator will be held on Monday 14th and Monday 21st March.
Swimmers will be required to compete in 2 events on each evening, the times for the 4 events will be added together. Awards will be given to swimmers whose combined times better the ‘Standards Time’ set out below. These ‘Standards’ will vary by age group which is set at the swimmers age as at 31st December. In addition medals will be awarded for the first 3 in each age group – note that the age groups are different from those in the Club Championships.
Swimmers aged 11 years and under will swim 200m Individual Medley, 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle. Based on recommendations, distances may change for some members of Dolphins squad.
The other 4 age groups – 12/13 years, 14/15 years, 16 years & over and Masters – will swim 200m Individual Medley, 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke and 400m Freestyle.
Just like the Club Championships, attendance is compulsory and all events must be completed; all swimmers 11yrs and over will be automatically entered into the event.
All swimmers be ready to go on poolside for 6.30pm.
I’d like to remind swimmers that you will need an extra towel to sit on, t-shirt and shorts to keep you warm and a healthy snack and drink. No fizzy drinks or electronic gadgets are allowed on poolside.
For this event to run smoothly and to allow us to record accurate times we need timekeepers; therefore if you can help please let us know.
Good luck to all swimmers