Seniors Gala 2015

DATE    Saturday 21th November 2015
TIME    6:30pm Warm up for 7:00pm Start
VENUE    Bishop’s Stortford College 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop’s Stortford, CM23 2PJ

This year’s Senior League Gala is being hosted by Bishop’s Stortford Master’s at the above pool.

The requirements for the League are that the gala should be held in a 25 metre pool.
If your club wishes to enter a team (or teams if lanes aren’t full), please contact Pam by e mail, ‘phone or letter using the contact details above.

All Hertfordshire Leagues are open to all members of affiliated clubs, not just registered swimmers. This should allow you to make up numbers from teachers and coaches and parents provided that they are members of your club. Combined clubs possible..

As previously, the gala will be run under Herts ASA rules.  All individual events will be 2 lengths (50m)
Under ASA Law. One round only
Points scoring 1st = 6 points, 2nd 5 points and so on 0 points disqualification or no swimmer this will allow Bishop’s Stortford to run the gala using SportSystems
No swimmer may compete in more than two individual events in their own age group
Age groups are u18+ , 35+ and 45+; ages at 31st December 2015.
Older swimmers may swim down but 18+ may NOT swim up
Each team is requested to bring a Judge & timekeeper

The gala will be as follows, Ladies events are odd numbered
New programme for this Year.

All Individuals 50m Events

1 & 2 18+ Butterfly   21 & 22 18+ Backstroke
3 & 4 35+ Butterfly   23 & 24 35+ Backstroke
5 & 6 45+ Butterfly   25 & 26 45+ Backstroke
7 120+ Mixed Medley Relay   27 120+ Mixed Free Relay
8 180+ Mixed Medley Relay   28 180+ Mixed Free Relay
9 & 10 18+ Freestyle   29 & 30 18+ Breaststroke
11 & 12 35+ Freestyle   31 & 32 35+ Breaststroke
13 & 14 45+ Freestyle   33 & 34 45+ Breaststroke

15 & 16

100+ 4 x 1 Free Relay   35 & 36 100+ 4 x 1 medley relay
17 & 18 140+ 4 x 1 Free Relay   37 & 38 140+ 4 x 1 medley relay
19 & 20 180+ 4 x 1 Free Relay   39 & 40 180+ 4 x 1 medley relay
41 16 x 1 Free Relay    (8 men, 8 women, any age)

Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis so to ensure your lane in this gala please send your cheque for £40 made payable to B.S.S.C by Saturday 1st November 2015.  To-
Pam Spratt
18 Honeybourne
Bishops Stortford
Herts, CM23 4EF

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you on November 21st and I hope that we can keep the Senior League alive.
Yours sincerely
Graham Huggett
Herts ASA Swimming Committee
'Masters Co-Ordinator'
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Delay in Peanuts R2 D2 Results

Due to a compliance issue there is a delay in producing the Peanuts Round Two Division Two Results, the Compliance Officer is awaiting the paperwork from the host club of one of the galas, there will also be a delay in the draw, however the hosting clubs for Round Three have received early notification.

Herts League 2015 Results Delay

Due to a delay with some of the results being returned late the compliance checks for Division 1 and 2 have not yet been done, we do hope however to shortly release the Division 3 results.

HSL Committee Role Vacancy

We have received the resignation of a well respected and long standing committee member Derek Hughes , who was responsible for allocating the senior officials for our league galas. He has been a fantastic asset to the HSL over the past 10 years and will be sorely missed by everyone.
We are looking for someone to take over this role and if you would like to join the committee please contact HSL Secretary Karen Huckle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please reference the bulleted list of some time related and other KPI’s appropriate for this role:

  • Ascertain availability of all senior officials (Referees and Starters) before the season starts - typically November/December prior to January start of Major League, availability, at   least for first galas needs to be completed early December prior to League’s January start.
  • Appoint senior officials to all Herts Swimming League Galas based on availability noted above and any available updates.  Ideally officials’ appointments need to be resolved a minimum of 1 week before the gala date.  Minimum level is two Referees (ideally at least one qualified) and 1 Starter to each gala
  • Allocate starting kits to all Herts Swimming League Galas through liaison with county-based kit holders (at League, Club and individual level) - ideally starting kit arrangements need to be resolved a minimum of 1 week before the gala date.
  • Look after and house the two Herts Swimming League starting kits, organising repairs as necessary.
  • Manage loan of League Starting Kits to League Clubs and associated individuals and bodies – ensuring no clash with League requirements which are paramount.
  • Act as contact point between senior officials and the league regarding gala- and league-related issues.
  • Act as contact point between Herts ASA and League on matters impacting on Technical Officials.
  • Liaise with Herts ASA Officials Training Organiser regarding use of League galas for practical assessments.
  • Organise design, manufacture and distribution of HSL Officials polo shirts (NB - One-off for 2015, design and manufacture complete, distribution to be sorted out)