PSC Distance Gala – 2019


PSC Distance Gala – 24th February 2019

L3 – Licence No: 3NW190372

Date: Sunday 24th February 2019
Venue: Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen. BB3 1PW
Facilities: This a fabulous 25m pool complex with 8 lanes, anti-wave lane ropes and electronic Daktronics timing in operation with scoreboard display.

There is onsite parking, which is limited; however, there are numerous local parking facilities in the vicinity of the pool.

Age: Ages are as at midnight on the 24th February 2019
The Meet: The meet will be held under ASA Laws and Technical Rules and is licensed by the ASA to a level 3 standard.

The programme will operate on a start sheet system and will cover 1500m Freestyle for boys and 800m Freestyle events for girls and 400 IM.

Entries will be seeded on a slowest to fastest time basis for all age groups within an event.

If a 50m (long course) time is to be used this must be converted to 25m (short course) times using ASA Equivalent Performance Tables or Sportsystem Equivalent Times Converter electronic programme.

Entry times should normally have been achieved in the twelve months prior to the event, converted to short course. It is not essential that entry times have been achieved at a previous licensed open meet, however, any submitted times must have been achieved at an agreed club time trial / timed event and endorsed by the club coaches. If submitting times approved by a coach you MUST have the coaches signature on the entry form otherwise the entry form will be rejected.

All events will be heat declared winners within the prescribed age limits.

Withdrawals: Withdrawals must be made by either:

·         e-mail (pscgalasecretary@gmail.com) or text (07597634286) by 8pm the evening before competition.

·         in person at the designated desk on the day using a withdrawal form.

Coaches, team managers and parents may withdraw a swimmer from an event on the day of competition provided the appropriate withdrawal form has been completed.

Note: The time limit for withdrawals on the day is 1 hour before the start of a session.

Awards: Awards will be made for the first place participant in each individual age group.

·         Girls 10 yrs, 11 yrs, 12 yrs, 13 yrs & 14 yrs, 15 yrs and over.

·         Boys: 10 yrs, 11 yrs, 12 yrs, 13 yrs, 14 yrs, 15 yrs and over.

All races will be spearheaded. No formal presentations will be made for the individual events, where all awards can be collected from the designated table.

Entries: Cost per entry is £6.00 (electronic entry) or £6.50 for paper entries. Clubs should make their entries collectively and send payment with 1 cheque per club only

(make cheques payable to ‘Preston Swimming Club’) Refund cheques will only be payable to the entered Club.

All clubs are encouraged to enter using the Sportsystem electronic entries. This is available on request from pscgalasecretary@gmail.com

Closing Date & acceptance criteria: In order to manage any potential oversubscription to the meet, we are operating on ‘First Come First Served’ basis. It is hoped that by doing this we can accommodate as many entries as possible.

The window for applications will open at:

1pm Monday 14th Jan 2019.

With the final closing date for entries being:

6.30pm: Friday 8th Feb 2019.

All accepted and rejected entries will be posted on the web-site. Can you please ensure you check these entries and ensure any queries / errors are raised immediately as we will not be in a position to correct errors / add swimmers on the day.

Coaches: Passes for coaches are free. Note all poolside helpers must have full CRB clearance.
Website: www.swimpreston.co.uk
Cheques: Must be made payable to Preston Swimming Club.

Programme of Events – 24th February 2019

Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen.  BB3 1PW

Event 101
Boys 1500M Freestyle
Event 102
Girls 800M   Freestyle
Event 103
Boys 400 IM
Event 104
Girls 400 IM

Warm up – 9.00AM
Session Start – Approx 9.25AM

Copies of all entries & forms together with cheques are to be posted to:-

As well as submitting entries electronically please complete and return the club entry summary form along with your payment to:

PSC Gala Secretary

16 The Evergreens




PSC Distance Gala 2019 Entry Pack

PSC Distance Gala 2019 Accepted Entries

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