Swimming
Mixed-U12A v Hazelwood School

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Fixture Details Result Details
Date: Tue 08 Feb 2022
Time: 16:00
Venue: Home | Main School Map icon
Type: -
Timings:Meet: 15:45 Tea: 17:20
Transport:None
Further information
FIXTURE DETAILS:
Date: TUE 8 FEB ( Tue 30 Nov, Tue 16 Nov)
Where: at home v Hazelwood School
Meet Time: Prep students meet at 3:45 pm in the prep gym, Senior Students head straight for the changing rooms. Change as quickly as possible.
Warm-up: 3.55pm (approximately)
Racing starts: depending on arrival and warm-up of away school, hopefully, 4.15/4.20pm.
Estimated finish: depending on the above, estimated 5:15 pm + after match snacks
Collect your child: Prep students can be collected from the sports centre but they must be
Kit: Students will need usual swimwear including a school hat. A towel for after racing and possibly a small towel helpful for drying in between races.
Spectators: Will be allowed to attend from the spectator gallery. Please do not enter the changing rooms or poolside. You should not attend if you have any covid symptoms. Masks are not required.
Swim Coach Briefing: “Students will be nervous and excited (which is a normal feeling) but having attended an away fixture, most of the team will have an understanding of how it all works. My primary aim is that students enjoy attending the fixture over anything else. It’s great at that age spending time with friends on the poolside, cheering each other on, and enjoying the excitement of racing. All I expect of students is they try as hard as they can in putting in place the skills and techniques they learn in swimming and give each race their best shot. There is absolutely no expectation in place over finish position…I just want them to get in and do their best!” – Mr. Pickering, Director of Swimming

Q: What’s involved in a team swimming fixture?
A: There are a series of individual and relay races covering at least three of the main strokes. Each team has a representative in that event and they score points based on finish position with the higher placing attracting the most points and the lowest placing attracting the least. At the end of the gala, all the points are added up to give an overall winner.

In this fixture, each student can expect to race between 2 – 5 events when including relays. For years 3,4,5,6, each event is over a distance of 25m and that is the furthest they will swim. Year 7 will swim 50m and 25m on the relays. Team fixtures are usually lots of fun with the cheering each other on and the opportunity to spend time with friends on the poolside whilst waiting. The aim is that students enjoy it.

Q: Aren’t there lots of stroke rules in swimming…. What about being disqualified?
A: Please don’t worry about this, we will help the students prepare for any race leading up to the event and will go through the very basics. This is a school-level competition and as such, they won’t have to perfectly follow the stroke laws.

I really hope you can attend….

Many thanks,

Simon Pickering
Director of Swimming



Result: Lost
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