If you're interested in competitive swimming outside of club events, you might like to enter an open meet. These
events are hosted by various swimming clubs, and are graded to suit swimmers of various abilities.
Note that Open Meets often last all day or all weekend and start early on Sunday mornings, so a certain amount of dedication
is required if you wish to swim a number of events! It is recommended that, at least for the first few Open Meets or for younger
swimmers, that you only enter events in a single session.
If you would like to enter an open meet, just check the events on offer on the Schedule
page and choose those that appeal to you. You can ask your swimming teacher for guidance if you need it. Then
you need to check your Personal Best (PB) times in your chosen events to
make sure you qualify to enter, i.e. that you're not too fast or too slow for that particular competition.
Also make sure that you look at the entry times for the correct age group, open meets tend to use different
"age as at" criteria.
Once you've made your choice and checked your times, email Chris Michael with your full name as entered
on your ASA registration form, your date of birth, the events you have chosen and your PBs in those events. There will be
an entry fee for each race you enter, which is usually about £5 – the total amount due will be confirmed to you and
should be paid electronically to Chris Michael .
It is your own responsibility to make sure you arrive in plenty of time to sign in to confirm your swim, but
there are usually other Wey Valley swimmers and a poolside representative to help you once you're there.