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Changes from Previous Year
There are some changes this year, based on recommendations from
- The ASA South East Region coaches panel, who want more finals and less swimming for 10 year olds
- The ASA Swimming Committee, who recommended bringing 14 year old girls into the Age Group championships
- The ASA SER Development Group, who recommeded a gradual tightening of entry times to provide a clear progression from County to National competition
The major changes are:
- Age groups for the Youth Championships. 15/16, 17/Over for Individuals. 15-18 for team events.
- Single qualifying time for all age groups (to encourage participation by older swimmers)
Moving 14 year old girls to the Age Group Championships takes 25% of the swims out of this competition. To ensure that the competition is a reasonable experience for swimmers, we have eased entry times, particularly for older swimmers and introduced Base and Automatic QTs to allow for flexibility when processing entries.
24th January 2012: The conditions have been modified to allow 14 year old girls to compete in the Youth Championships. This allows for swimmers who "age up" between the Region Championships and Nationals to get appropriate times. There will be no finals and no medals for this age group, because they have the opportunity to win trophies in the Age Group Championships. See detailed conditions for details.
16th February 2012: Programme of events for Sunday 6th May changed to put team events at the start of the day to allow swimmers who have been invited to participate in the School Games at the Olympic Pool in London to participate.
6th March 2012: It is not only girls who may "age up" between Region Championships and Nationals. The conditions have been modifed to allow 14 year old boys to enter on the same basis as girls.
6th March 2012: The conditions have been clarified to make it clear that the new category in the youth championships is 14 years, NOT 14 and under. That means that swimmers who are younger than 14 cannot enter.
30th March 2012: Late entries will be considered for individual events providing:
- There is space available
- The entry time must be equal to or faster than the automatic qualifying time for the event
- A supplement of 100% of the normal entry fee, per event, is paid
Late entries for team events will not be considered.
Answers to Questions
Q: As 14 Years is a formal age group for Youth Regionals they WILL be able to submit late entries?
A: Yes, providing that they have made the automatic QTs.
Q: If the meet is fully subscribed with rejections from 15+ age groups, will 14 year old or late entries will be accepted
If the meet is fully subscribed with swimmers who have achieved the automatic QTs, we will take no late entries. However, when deciding whether to accept entries from swimmers who have not achieved the automatic QT, we may decide to leave some space for late entries from swimmers who have achieved the QTs
Q: Will 14 year old entries will take precedence over late entries when filling any space in the meet?
No. Unless we have real problems (which I don't expect), 14 year olds will only be rejected if they have failed to achieve the automatic QTs. If for health and safety reasons, we are forced to reject swimmers who have achieved the automatic QTs we will not be able to accept any late entries. As it states on the web site, we will accept late entries on a first come first served basis.
The way to submit an entry for a disabled swimmer who is not yet 14 is to submit an online entry with an incorrect date of birth (so that the system thinks that they are 14). When we validate the entries against ASA registrations, this will be flagged and we will correct it.