Information on Open Meets

How to enter Open Meets

  • Look on website for up and coming galas.
  • Identify the events that you wish to enter.
  • Make sure that the swimmer is eligible to compete in that event.
  • Entry times must be filled in on the form, if you have no entry time you must email coach for an estimate.
  • Complete paperwork and provide the correct amount of money.
  • Hand in form to >>>> before the Stevenage’s closing date.

How Open Meets are run

  • Acceptance list will be issued 2-3 weeks prior to gala.
  • Confirmation of warm up times will be issued along with start times of the first race.
  • Swimmers are REQUIRED to warm up and then should sit with the rest of the team until their swim.
  • Swimmers will be sent to a marshalling area where they will be put into heats with other swimmers.
  • Events are swam in time order, dependent upon entry time.
  • Swimmers will be escorted to the starting end of the pool.
  • Races are then swum with times recorded.
  • Once the swimmer has finished, they MUST report back to the coach on poolside for a debrief on their swim.