Sussex County Championships

24th February 2018

 Changes to the format of County Championships (August 2017)

At the recent national meeting of regional licensing officers changes to the format of county
championship regulations were agreed for immediate introduction. It is hoped that these changes
will bring clarity to the guidelines set out in the National Competition Pathway.

If Sussex did not to follow these regulations we would not be able to license the Championships.
The changes that affect Sussex are:
1. Senior Championships (16yrs +) will replace the Open Championships.
2. Junior Championship will be aged 15yrs & under.
3. Introduction of heats and finals for 50m and 100m events in every age group (10/11, 12, 13,
14, 15 years & 16/over).

To accommodate these changes in our County Championships:
• Open Championship finals will be discontinued and be replaced by Senior Championships
(16/over) finals.
• The winner of the 16/over finals will become the Senior Champion.
• The Junior champion will be the overall fastest swimmer from the 10/11, 12, 13, 14 or 15
years finals.
• All 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m events will be heat declared and follow the Junior/Senior
Championship age format.
• All events will have age group medals for 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18yrs +. These will
be awarded for swim times in HDW events. Where finals are swum the awards will come
from the results in the finals.
• Results from the relay competition will not be included in the ‘club points’ competition in the
- The relay gala will be a stand alone event with it’s own points competition and trophy.
- The relay gala age groups will remain as 10/11yrs, 12/13yrs, junior and open (to change
them we believe would have a significant impact on clubs’ ability to pull together teams).
• Age qualification date for all county galas will remain as 31st December in the year of
• County records will continue to be recorded as age on the day of the swim.

Venue:  K2 Crawley

Dates:  Sun 4th Feb (long distance events), Sat 10th/Sun 11th Feb, Sat 24th/Sun 25th Feb

Age Groups:

  • 10yrs,11yrs,12yrs,13yrs,14yrs,15yrs,16yrs,17yrs+                 
  • Age as at 31st December 2018


  • 50m, 100m & 200m events, & 400m Free - 10yrs+
  • 400m IM, 800m, 1500m events - 12yrs+ 

Entry Fee:  £5 per event plus the one-time £3 Contribution to Coaches Passes

Entry Times:  Times submitted must be equal to or faster than the qualifying times specified and must have been achieved at licensed meets swum since 1st March 2017.  This does not include times achieved from Time Trials or from the Sussex League galas.  




ELIGIBILITY REPORT (22nd January, including times from both days of the Seahawks meet)

The Closing date is 22nd January, NOT 29th January as specified on the Programme of Events


PROGRAMME - Sat 4th Feb

PROGRAMME - Sun 5th Feb

PROGRAMME - Sat 24th Feb

PROGRAMME - Sun 25th Feb

Confirmed warm up tmes for Days 1-3:

      Warm Up Start
Day 1 Sun 4th Feb 800m 3pm  
    1500m 5pm  
Day 2 Sat 10th Feb Session 1 8.30am 9.15am
    Session 2 12.15pm 1.20pm
Day 3 Sun 11th Feb Session 1 8.30am 9.15am
    Session 2 12.30pm 1.35pm
Day 4 Sat 24th Feb Session 1 8.30am 9.15am
    Session 2 12.15pm
Day 5 Sun 25th Feb Session 1 8.30am 9.15am
    Session 2 12.15pm


Closing date for entries: 23rd January 2018