30 Jan 2024

To All: Coaches, Team Managers and competitors.
Many thanks for your entries, we look forward to welcoming you to Crook Log Leisure Centre on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd March. Here is the final entry report ( spring meet 2024 accepted entries.pdf ). This report lists all swimmers by club and then by name. Please take a moment to check your entries. If there are any errors, let me know before the competition as mistakes are much easier to fix in advance of the day. In addition, you can view start sheets for all sessions here: ( spring meet 2024 start sheet.pdf )
Timings for the weekend have altered and are now confirmed as follows:
Session 1 Saturday 2nd March (Events 101-107): Warm up 17:00-17:45. Start 17:50. Finish 20:30 ( spring meet 2024 session 1 accepted entries.pdf )
Session 2 Sunday 3rd March (Events 201-207): Warm up 08:00-08:45. Start 08:50. Finish 11:35 ( spring meet 2024 session 2 accepted entries.pdf )
Session 3 Sunday 3rd March (Events 301-306): Warm up 11:45-12:45. Start 12:50. Finish 15:05 ( spring meet 2024 session 3 accepted entries.pdf )
Session 4 Sunday 3rd March (Events 401-406): Warm up 15:15-16:00. Start 16:05. Finish 17:55 ( spring meet 2024 session 4 accepted entries.pdf )
Each warm-up period will be divided into 15 minute periods with each period comprising of 10 minutes continuous lane swimming and 5 minutes of one-way sprint lanes. Schedules have been organised and can be viewed here ( spring meet 2024 warm up arrangements.pdf )
Signing out / withdrawals.
Anyone wishing to withdraw from an event or events should e-mail [email protected] by the start of the warm-up for the relevant session. It is extremely easy for swimmers not to sign out but those not doing so leave empty lanes and wasted session time for all involved. We do have a very full weekend of swimming planned so please show respect for others at the meet by making every effort to let us know you are withdrawing from an event or events. A final list of seeded entries will be available to view on Meet Mobile shortly after the start of the warm-up of each session and we will also post printed copies of the heat sheets on poolside and issue copies to coaches and team managers. Please note that entries are non-refundable, although any competitors who withdraw through injury (supportive medical evidence is required) in advance of the start of the meet may be entitled to a refund.
Marshalling will take place in the area just outside the changing village. When swimmers are called to marshalling, they will need to gather in this area and should wear appropriate footwear (poolside shoes) and clothing.
Results & awards.
Results will be published throughout the day on Meet Mobile. Medals are awarded to the fastest 3 swimmers in each stroke / distance plus the IM’s in the
following age groups: 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs and 16 & over.
Poolside guidance.
Swimmers should leave poolside as soon as they have completed their events. Those arriving for the following sessions should not come on to poolside until the previous session has finished. Hire conditions and limited poolside space at Crook Log mean that swimmers must not bring large bags and chairs on to poolside. Large bags should be stored in the changing village lockers which take a £1 coin and are refundable. Competitors must only bring a small bag on to poolside containing essential equipment.
The spectator entry is £4.00 per session and you will be issued a colored wristband for re-entry. We are able to accept cash or contactless card payments. Spectators who are staying for multiple sessions will be able to buy multi-session tickets at a reduced price. Whilst it is lovely to see wider family members in the balcony, we ask that on this occasion, spectators are limited to one to two per swimmer / family. If everyone abides by this guidance it should allow us to accommodate all that want to watch.
The cafeteria at Crook Log will be open all day, serving hot and cold drinks and food. Refreshments for Coaches and Team Managers will be provided throughout the weekend in the creche, which is located behind the reception desk. 
As always, we are only able to successfully run our meet with help from qualified officials. Any officials who are available and willing to help should e-mail Daniel O'Connell at [email protected] letting him know their name, Swim England number, qualification and sessions for which they are available.
I do hope that I have covered everything. As always, should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 
John Burdett
Meet Promoter

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