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 start early on Sunday mornings, so a certain amount of dedication is required!
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 Edwina Attwood 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, and cheques should be made out to 'Wey Valley Swimming Club'.
If it is a carded meet then nearer to the competition date you will be given your entry cards, which you then take to the gala yourself. It is
your own responsibility to make sure you arrive in plenty of time to post the cards or to sign in to confirm your entry, but
there are usually other Wey Valley swimmers and a poolside representative to help you once you're there.