Cheltenham Swimming and WaterPolo Club
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Open Meets

Open Meets

I have been asked to provide some information on entering open meets. Normally the club will advise on which meets we are targeting, what events your child is eligible for, and submit the entries but, as an overview, please read on:

Open meets are licenced with levels from 4 up to 1 (4 being entry level and 1 the top level). Qualifying times get quicker as the level moves from 4 to 1. Most open meets ask for qualifying times as listed on the ASA Rankings data base; ( Just enter your child’s surname to find their times.

Some of the lower level meets will accept times submitted by the club from league or club championship competitions. If in doubt you can ask Brian Armstrong for PB times as he holds this information for our swimmers.

Clubs running open meets will issue an entry or meet pack which will have all the entry conditions and qualifying times included.

In order to have times listed on the ASA rankings database swimmers need to enter licenced meets to get official times recorded. County times will go onto the database.

There are several open meets in the SW area every season, both short and long course and the club will advise which events we are targeting and which are suitable for your child. You can enter meets individually if you like but please ask the Head Coach first to ensure it fits in with the swimmers training program. There is an event calendar on the ASA SW website;

When entering a long course meet, you can normally use converted short course times (and vice versa). Times can be converted using a conversion site such as

If you have any questions please ask a member of the coaching team or the committee.

Steve Williams



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