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KCASA Championships 2018 - Accepted Entries


  1. Individual Event Programme
  2. Team Event Programme
  3. Qualifying Times
  4. Licensed Conditions

With apologies, it has been flagged up that there was a bug in the first version of the accepted entries which meant there was an error with the 50 Back for girls which resulted in most of the 14-year-olds being initially rejected.  The ones that were missed in error have now been added.  Please note that this only effects 50 Back 14- year-old girls.  Please apologise to them on my behalf for any upset caused, and the corrected lists are now on the links below.

As you all know, the racing starts next week. This year has broken new records for the number of swimmers entering. We are often criticised for having tough qualifying times, but every year the swimming community of Kent rises to the challenge. The freestyle events in particular, were heavily oversubscribed, 64% over on 50 Free for girls and 40% on the boys 50 Free.

Unfortunately, we can't cope with that volume of swimmers - even using 10 lanes at the LAC - and we have had to restrict the numbers based on the criteria in the conditions by 949. Had we been at Medway Park we would be rejecting around 2500 swims

If a swimmer has qualified, please stress the importance of competing, lots of other swimmers have been disappointed, so please don't waste the space.

The updated accepted entry list for all the clubs is here, the list of refunds for swimmers that had consideration times, but didn't quite make it, is here.  As you will see, the quality of swimming continues in Kent continues to be very high, and if you have been accepted that is a great achievement. If you are on the refund list please email the clubs bank details to Ian Howes (KCASA Treasurer). 

We will circulate the disability swimmer acceptances to the relevant clubs in a separate email. It is a separate exercise and will be out very soon.

Now you know who is swimming we would like clubs to volunteer to host sessions.  Please click here to contact Jean Scott to offer your services - if enough people help it's not too onerous.  The county can't host events such as this without club support, and we would like to thank everyone in advance for all the help they will be giving over the next few weeks.

Good Luck everyone

Alan Davidson
on behalf of KCASA Swimming Committee

Selection Policy for 11-year-old Pathway

A minimum of 24 swimmers (12 male/12 female) and a maximum of 36 (18 male/18 female) will be selected as follows:

  • The ASA rankings data base will be used for selection purposes. Only times achieved between 1 September 2017 and the Monday following the final County Championship weekend in 2018, will be considered.
  • The highest ranked 11 year old male and female (age as at 31 December in the year of competition), in each event competed at County Championships will be initially selected.
  • Further selections will be made from the 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc ranked swimmers.
  • Where swimmers have an equal ranking, selections will be made prioritised according to the highest Fina Point Score in a single event.
  • Selections can be from either short or long course rankings but should be congruent with your County Championships mode (for example, if your County Championships are held in a long course pool, then long course rankings should be used for selection purposes and vice versa).
  • Swimmer selections must be completed within one week of the completion of the County Championships.

As with all competitions you need to be in it to win it! If a swimmer has a consideration time they should enter. As a reminder:

Qualifying Times

We have had a number of similar questions on how the Qualifying system works, to help people out the following is an explanation:

  • Each event has its own maximum number generally based on the pool time to run the event eg 50's have more than 200's.
  • There is a table for each in the conditions.
  • For 50m it's 28 per age group.
  • The target is to have 196 entrants across all ages in a 50.
  • This is done as follows:
  1. All swimmers with an auto QT are accepted (even if we have more than 28). That's why autos are tough.
  2. The balance (up to 28) is made up from consideration QT's in each age group
  3. If there are less than 28 after 1 and 2 above, we will distribute the spaces to the other age groups proportionate to entries. So if say we only have 20 15yr-olds, the missing 8 would be added and spread across other excess ages.

Last year we accepted all that had consideration times, as we had space and could squeeze them in. It was one of the criticisms we had, so we will be stricter this year.  There is a whole statistical model to set QT's to make the above work!

If you look at rankings for 2017 swims for Kent swimmers you will have a good indication of whether a consideration will make it.  However, YOU SHOULD ENTER IF YOU HAVE A CONSIDERATION TIME even if it is outside the top 28 (for 50's), because you don't know that all the swimmers ranked higher will enter any particular event.

Alan Davidson

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