HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018 – QUALIFYING TIMES & CONDITIONS

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Provisional Arrangements

Saturday/Sunday
20th/21st January

Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth

Long Course

Saturday/Sunday
27th/28th January

Waterlooville Leisure Centre


Short Course

Saturday/Sunday
3rd/4th February

Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth
Long Course

All 800m/1500m events14/Under 400m Events

14/Under Team Events

15/Over 4x200m Freestyle

14/Under 50m, 100m, 200m Individual Events 15/Over 50m, 100m,200m, 400m Individual Events15/Over Team Events (Except 4x200m)

Multi-Classification Competition

 

CLICK HERE FOR HAMPSHIRE COUNTY QUALIFYING TIMES 2018

These are draft short course times, long course equivalent times will be published in due course.

Qualifying times must have been achieved in the period from 1st March 2017 to 27th December 2017

2018 Programme Of Events

2018 Championships Conditions

2018 Championships Conditions Changes

2018 County Championships – Major Changes

Open/Junior Awards

This year there will not be Open/Junior awards as part of the Hampshire County Championships competition.

14/Under Swimmers in “Youth” Championships

Swimmers under 15 will NOT be accepted for the final weekend of the championships. With no Open/Junior awards, these would now effectively be time trials, which the conditions do not permit. In addition, they are adding additional finals, which means that the time available for heats is reduced by just over 10%.

Age Group Finals

There will be separate finals for Age 15, Age 16 and Age 17/Over. Last year, very few 16 years olds (particularly boys) qualified for the 16/Over finals.

Qualifying Times

In 2017, there was a large variation in the number of accepted entries for different events

  • Between strokes
  • Between ages
  • Between sexes

The 2018 base and automatic times have been set to address this

  • There are now target numbers of swims for each event, which will result in approximately the same number of swims as in 2017
  • Auto and base times have been set based on 2017 entries
  • Auto times have been set to 60% fill each event
  • Base times have been set to 120% fill each event

In line with the Region, Hampshire County are moving to a system of accepting a fixed number of swimmers per event

Why have automatic QTs?

  • To give as many swimmers as practical the certainty of acceptance
  • To help in recruitment of officials and volunteers

Why have base (Consideration) times?

  • To set a minimum standard and help in managing session times

 

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