Sprint Competition – 14th Dec 2017 & 30th Jan 2018

I am very excited to let you know that once again the Club will be running its very successful Sprint competition, to be held on 14th Dec 2017 and 30th Jan 2018 between 7.30-9pm at the Marlborough Leisure Centre.

We know December is often a busy month for parents and children, so we have decided to run two identical competitions so that as many children as possible have the opportunity to enter. All 4 strokes will be swum at each competition. If children are available then they can enter the competition on both nights !!

The Sprint competitions are open to all swimmers that can swim 1 x 25m length of any, or all of the strokes. Those swimmers that train in lengths are encouraged to enter 1 x 25m length of all four of the strokes (i.e. front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke and butterfly). Those swimmers in widths classes (i.e. Group 4 and below) can enter 1 x 25m length of any of the strokes, but please speak to your teacher to agree your entries beforehand.

The primary aim for the Sprint event is to give young swimmers the opportunity to gain and/or improve their sprint times, in a competitive but relaxed and fun environment. There is also the opportunity for them to achieve a County Sprint qualifying time, where they can compete in the Wilts County Sprint Championships held in March 2018. And thats not all….. swimmers who achieve the times listed at the bottom of this email, will be presented with a Swim England Sprint Award comprising a certificate and badge which they can attach to their swimming towels. And finally it’s free to enter !

If you would like to enter, please complete the attached form(s) and return it to your teacher or coach. The closing date for entries is:

14th Dec – no later than 7th Dec 2017
30th Jan – no later than 23rd Jan 2018

Sadly entries received after the closing dates will not be accepted.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with me, or speak to your teacher or coach.

Head Coach
Marlborough Penguins ASC

Times to achieve for Swim England Sprint awards :-

Front Crawl 21.00
Backstroke 24.30
Breaststroke 26.70
Butterfly 23.10
Front Crawl 18.80
Backstroke 22.20
Breaststroke 24.70
Butterfly 21.00
Front Crawl 16.50
Backstroke 19.50
Breaststroke 21.50
Butterfly 18.20

Sprint Competition Entry Form for 14th Dec 2017

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Sprint Competition Entry Form for 30th Jan 2017

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