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Thanet Spring Regional Qualifier 2018 - Accepted Entries

Accepted entries for the Thanet Spring Regional Qualifier on Sunday 8 April 2018 are now available to view on the calendar events page.

Warm Up – 8.30am, Start – 9.30am

Warm Up – 12 noon, Start – 1.00pm


Warm Up – 4.00pm, Start – 5.00pm, Finish – 7.00pm (approx)

PB and East Invicta Consideration Times - Update 12 March 2018



Updated PB and East Invicta Consideration time sheets (12 March 2018) are now posted in our Members Area.

The East Invicta Consideration sheets show times that have been achieved based on current PBs and, where not reached, the time difference required to attain these for each event.


KCASA Relay Championships - 11 March 2018


Entry for swimmers, spectators and coaches will be from 8.30am through the Event doors upstairs. The day should end by 5.30pm.

Warm Up : Session 1 at 9.30am and Session 2 at 1.15pm

The venue has an exclusive catering contract with its caterers and will not allow spectators to bring their own food/drink. Spectators may be bag searched for food, and asked to dispose of any food/drink.  Swimmers are allowed to bring their own food. They should take any food through with them. Spectators will not be able to give them food during the event unless purchased on site.

Officials, spectators, swimmers and coaches should park in Westfield Centre, Stratford. The best car park is Car Park B, Aisle 114.

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - 10 March 2018 - Rescheduled Date


Thanet have rescheduled the Development Gala for next Saturday – 10 March 2018. All timings to be the same. Please let Neil or I know if you’re unable to attend – refunds will be issued. They are hoping that many of you will still join them!

Other information from Thanet Swim Club – the Kent Primary Schools Individual Gala is now being combined with the Relay Gala on 24 March 2018.

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - Accepted Entries

Accepted entries for the Thanet Development Gala on Saturday 3 March 2018 are now available to view on the calendar events page.

Warm Up – 12 noon to 12.50pm
Start – 12.55pm
Finish – 4.15pm (includes 10mins comfort break mid-session)

Warm Up – 4.20pm to 5.10pm
Start – 5.15pm
Finish – 8.30pm (includes 10mins comfort break mid-session)

Thanet Development Gala 2018 - Entry Closing Date



ATSC closing date for entries to the Thanet Development Gala is Tuesday 23 January, 7.30pm at Club Desk. No late entries will be accepted. Entry form and information pack can be downloaded from the calendar events page.

This is a development level gala. Swimmers with a 2018 Kent Auto QT are excluded from entering that specific event in this competition. There are no minimum entry times but if the gala becomes over-subscribed the slowest swimmers will be rejected from each age group so that session times can be adhered to.

Kent Championships 2018 - Entry Deadline

A reminder that entry forms are due in by Thursday 4 January. Simon will be available on Thursday evening. He is travelling to the US on Sunday, so I’ll be submitting the entries.

If you have chosen to swim at Icebreaker to improve your ranking or gain last chance qualifying times please still have your entries in by Thursday. Please indicate on your entry form which events you are targeting. Although I will be poolside at Canterbury, please message me or send an email to ashford.town@swimclubmanager.co.uk by Monday 8 January if you have gained a new or improved time, so I can ensure that your entry is amended.

I am unable to make any manual changes to the entry file. All times are brought through from Rankings – SC times will be converted to LC. Hopefully, they will be updated quickly and then I can submit our entries on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Icebreaker 2018 - Final Details

As a result of the large number of entries the programme has been revised. Warm up for Sessions 1 & 3 is 8.30am. Warm up for Sessions 2 & 4 is 12.45pm.

The gala is a sign-in event. That means you must sign in BEFORE warm up. As there are large numbers, there will be 3 sign-in tables – please be patient!

There is a poolside plan for visiting clubs, so please use the space that has been allocated to us. I have updated Scott Walker on the availability of our official volunteers.

BPSC Last Chance County Qualifier 2017 - Results

Results from the BPSC Last Chance County Qualifier on 16 and 17 December 2017.

Early & Late Squad Sessions - Christmas

The final squad sessions prior to Christmas will be on Thursday 21 December.
There will be training on Thursday 28 December, but no session on Sunday 31 December.
A full schedule will resume in 2018 from Tuesday 2 January.

Learn to Swim Christmas Shutdown

The final Learn to Swim session prior to the Christmas break will be Tuesday 19 December.
The Learn to Swim sessions will resume in 2018 from Thursday 4 January.
These dates are subject to change.

BPSC Last Chance County Qualifier 2017 - Accepted Entries


Accepted entries for this meet are available to view on the calendar events page.

ATSC Christmas Gala - 2 December 2017

Larkfield Leisure Centre, New Hythe Lane, Aylesford, ME20 6RH

Warm up is at 6.00pm and the gala will run till 8.00pm, and will be followed by one hour in the leisure pool (which has waves, river rapids and flumes).

There is a cafe there open for general public use until 8.00pm and you can bring your own food and drink for use in the cafe seating area between 8.00pm and 9.45pm.

The Christmas gala is open to all swimmers from Learn to Swim through to Masters.

Black Lion Winter Open - 25 & 26 November

You can view the results at Black Lion Winter Open 2017

You will need to sign in at the front desk for every event that you intend to swim for that particular session. Signing in sheets will be removed 45 minutes prior to the start of each session. Failure to so may result in your exclusion from that event.

Sessions 1 & 3 : Warm-up at 8:30am for a 9:30am start
Session 2 & 4 : Warm-up at 1:45pm for a 2:45pm start

Medway Park has a Pay & Display car park. Refunds for up to 4 hours can be given upon presenting a car park voucher. You can also use Ringo. Please note that the Leisure Centre does not open until 7:30am.

BWFSC New Year Meet 2018 - Rejected Entry

Although we were very quick on our turnaround for entries this meet, I’m afraid it appears we weren’t quick enough. After processing the entries the organiser had received through through to midnight on 31 October they were full – closing nearly 6 weeks early. Historically, they reach this stage mid-November. As this is a meet that will be included in our events schedule for 2018-2019 our entries will be done next year within a shorter time frame to avoid disappointment. Please see Julia at the Club Desk regarding these entries.

For those of you who had chosen to compete at LAC instead of Basildon to improve on your rankings or gain last chance qualifying times for the Kent Championships, Icebreaker will be taking place on 6 & 7 January at Kingsmead Leisure Centre in Canterbury. Information pack and entry forms have now been emailed out to all relevant swimmers.

Kent Development Meet - 28 & 29 October 2017


The results page for the Kent Development Meet is www.kentswimming.org/results/KD2017

Warm Up – Sessions 1 & 3 at 9.00am, Session 2 & 4 at 1.00pm.

The competition will be operating a sign out system. We must withdraw swimmers 10 minutes prior to each session warm up. Failure to withdraw will incur a £10 fine per event not withdrawn in the appropriate time.

REMINDER - Open Meet Closing Dates


Closing date for ATSC entries to this open meet is Tuesday 24th October, 7.30pm at Club Desk.

Closing date for ATSC entries to this open meet is Tuesday 31st October, 7.30pm at Club Desk.

Entry forms and information packs for both meets can be downloaded from the website calendar events page.

If you are not at the pool on either of these days then please scan or email in your entry details to ashford.town@swimclubmanager.co.uk. Payment can be made to the Club Desk the following week.


Kent Development Meet - Accepted Entries


All ATSC entries to the Kent Development Meet on 28 and 29 October have been accepted.

East Invicta Championships 2017 - Results

East Invicta Championships Results 2017

Sunday 1 October, Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October 2017
Kingsmead Leisure Centre, Canterbury, CT2 7PH

Sunday 12 November 2017 (Relays)
Dover Leisure Centre, Dover, CT16 1LN

East Invicta Championships 2017 - Accepted Entries & Hosting Sessions 2 & 3


The following ATSC entries to the East Invicta Championships 2017 have been accepted.

ATSC are hosting Sessions 2 and 3 on Sunday 1 October. An email has been sent out to swimmers of all parents attending these championships. If your child is swimming in these sessions then your help is required.

Awards Afternoon & Evening - Saturday 16 September

Training sessions with Antony James, in the afternoon, are as follows. Please turn up at the relevant time for your appropriate training squad.

13:00 – 14:30 : Top Squad
14:30 – 15:30 : Early Squad
15:30 – 16:00 : Learn to Swim (Stages 6-8)
16:00 – 16:30 : Learn to Swim (Stages 3-5)

The awards evening will be open for all at 18:00. We will start the awards presentation from 19:00 – depending on how long the “float” signing takes.

Homelands Stadium, Ashford Road, Kingsnorth, Ashford, TN26 1NJ

Raffle Donations - Annual Awards Evening

As you know we will be having our annual Awards night on Saturday 16th September and we look forward to seeing you there.

We will be having a raffle during the evening and would be grateful for any donations for this. Also, if you know of any local companies who might offer raffle prizes, please let us know.

Donations can be left at the desk on a Tuesday evening from 29th August, or handed to one of us.

Carol Crawley, Emma Nutbrown and Miriam Ollis (Social Secretaries)

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march, 2018

10mar12:00 pm- 8:30 pmThanet Development Gala 2018 - RESCHEDULEDClick for more information

11mar9:00 am- 6:00 pmKent County Relay Championships 2018CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

17mar - 18mar 178:00 ammar 18Rushmoor Royals Spring National Qualifier Open Meet 2018 (Level 1)Click for more information

24mar6:30 pm- 8:30 pmLong Course 50m Training - LACClick for more information

25mar4:00 pm- 6:30 pmSwim England Competitive Performance Award - Time TrialsClick for more information

30mar - 1aprmar 304:45 pmapr 1- 6:00 pmBeckenham 125th Anniversary Easter International Open 2018 (Level 1)Click for more information

What our swimmers say…

I really enjoy competing at galas – there’s always a great atmosphere.

Alice, aged 12

I’ve made lots of new friends since starting at the club. It’s a great way to keep fit and healthy too.

Oliver, aged 9

Learning to swim is really fun and I feel really confident in the water now.

Emily, aged 7

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