This is the most up to date information on this major competition in the Swim Ulster Calendar. Entry forms will be given out by coaching staff to those eligible.
Date 28-30th March 2014
Venue Aurora Aquatics & Leisure Centre, Bangor
Age Groups Minimum age of entry is 9yrs Age Up Date Age on last day of the meet
Male 11 & under, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16/17yrs
Female 11 & under, 12, 13, 14, 15/16yrs
100m, 200m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly – Heats & Finals
200m Individual Medley – Heats & Finals
400m Individual Medley, 400m/800m/1500m Freestyle – Heat Declared Winners
Relay Events; Clubs are limited to two teams per event
4 x 50m Medley & 4 x 50m Freestyle. HDW events swum in the finals sessions
Male, Female 12/under, Male, Female 14/under, Female 16/under, Male 17 /under
A Swimmer can only swim in one Medley and one Freestyle Relay and can either swim in their own age group or swim up.
Awards Medals will be awarded to the first three places in each age group.
Elizabeth Long Trophy – awarded to the top performing girl and boy who are 11 years of age on the last day of the Ulster Age Group Championships. The events counting will be the 100m in the 4 strokes and the 200m IM, scored as points – 11, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and for 1st to 10th place in finals or HDW events. The swimmer with the greatest number of points over the 5 events will be the winner. In the event of a tie the award will be shared. Points will only be awarded if swimmers achieve the qualifying time in the relevant event.
Multi Class/Disability Athletes
Swimmers with a disability who have achieved the qualifying times for any event will be subject to all the terms of open competition and will not be eligible for a separate Multi Class Award.
Other Ulster Regional Disability Squad swimmers must have a National Classification and have a recorded time in the events entered. As far as is practical a separate Multi Class final will be held in the 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly, 100m Breaststroke, and 100m Freestyle. Medals will be awarded to the top three swimmers based on percentage closest to the world record or ranking in their classification.
Entries Swimmers entering the meet must be a registered member of an affiliated club. All entries must be submitted on the meet Hytek file and include a time. The Swim Ireland Registration number for each swimmer must be included in the file.
Short Course Qualifying Times will be published for this event and must be achieved in the year prior to the closing date for the competition.
Swimmers achieving less than three qualifying times can only swim in the events in which they qualify. Swimmers achieving three or more qualifying times can enter a maximum of two bonus swims from the following: 200BF, 200BC, 200BR, 400IM. Entries in the 800m and 1500m events will be limited to the top six per age group based on rankings on the closing dates for entries. If all lanes are not filled swimmers will be offered a lane based on rankings irrespective of age.
Entry Fees Individual £5