Masters Events - 2018

At TSC we are targeting the following competitive Masters events with a wish to get a good turn out and some relays together (entry forms are often not available until a month or two before each event and will clearly state entry deadline dates).

The table below gives an overview of the events which we enter and we’ll try to keep up to date throughout the year.

This is not a comprehensive calendar of all Masters events but identify local and key meets, and appears on the Kent website.  A national calendar can be accessed here

Date

Meet

Venue

20-21 January

Swim England South East LC Masters Competition

K2, Crawley

4 March*

Kent v Sussex Masters Challenge Cup

St Johns, Tunbridge Wells

18 March

Frank Rider Trophy

Erith Leisure Centre

TBC March

Deal Development Meet

Deal

7 April

South East Masters Development Day 

Cobham, Surrey

TBC April

East Invicta Closed Championships

Canterbury

21 April

South East 1500 LC Meet (new)

Aldershot

20 May

Erith & District SC Open Masters Meet 2018

Crook Log, Bexleyheath

20 May**

KCASA Masters Distance Championships (200m-1500m)

Crook Log, Bexleyheath

8-10 June

British Masters Championships (LC)

Plymouth

24 June***

KCASA Masters Sprint Championships (50m-100m)

Medway Park

29 July

Swim England National Open Water Festival 2018

Rother Valley Country Park

3-5 September

LEN European Masters Swimming Championships 2018

Kranj Slovenia

TBC October

Swim England South East SC Masters Competition

TBC

26-28 October

Swim England Masters National Championships (SC)

Sheffield

18 November 

Swim England Masters Inter Counties Competition 

TBC

Jan/Feb/Mar/Sept/Oct

Medway Masters Series (Closed Event)

Medway Park

 

Notes

4 March*: Kent v Sussex Masters Challenge Cup is a new competition, designed to involve Development Masters as well as Masters who regularly compete. There will be two teams to represent both groups, which means that we will need 40-50 Kent Master swimmers to help us win this challenge gala. Warm up 1400 for a 1430 start and the event will be finished by 1700.

20 May**: KCASA Masters Distance Championships - to ensure Kent County gives every opportunity to our swimmers to gain qualifying time for National competitions we will for the first time offer longer swims collecting championship points and medals for the overall Kent County Masters Championship. The events gaining KCASA Championship points are:

  • 1500m Free
  • 800m Free
  • 400 Free
  • 200/400 IM
  • 200m all strokes including the IM

There will be up to four heats of 800m and two heats of 1500m, and the Promoter reserves the right to allow two swimmers per lane.  Swimmers will need to abide by minimum entry guide times identified in the entry pack.

A full range of events are available on the day, but do note that those above are the only swims earning Kent points and the only ones that can set KCASA Championship Event Best Times.

24 June***: KCASA Sprint Championships - the Championships continue in the format that you know well, offering 100m and 50m all strokes and includes the 100m IM, plus relays.  We will be offering further improvements this year:

  • You may now enter a maximum of 6 swims, up from 5 last year
  • Relay swims earn KCASA Championship points
  • There is a new trophy for the Top Swimmer 18-24

 

(Kirsty Alfredson will co-ordinate entries for the externally hosted events above and put relays together - note that the Club pays for relay entries, but individuals' entry fees do apply).

There are several external Masters web sites with details of other external events / galas and you may find the following link of interest:

http://www.swimming.org/britishswimming/masters/competitive-opportunities/

We also aim to put together some social events during the year in conjunction with the Club or simply a drink / meal after some of the events we participate in.