Thank you for your entries to the North Mids. We have had a record number of entries this year, which unfortunately means we cannot fit all of the swimmers in to some of the races in the legal time allowed per session. In order to disappoint the fewest number of swimmers we propose the following:
1. Moving the first event from Session 6 back to the end of Session 5. So event 601 (Boys 200 back) will now be at the end of session 5 (before lunch instead of after).
2. Removing a heat from all races in Sessions 1 and 3 and from events 602 (Girls 200 breast) and 604 (Girls 800 free).
All other sessions will continue as planned aside from minor adjustments.
Before we impose the following license condition, "The competition secretary reserves the right to restrict entries in the interest of safety, time constraints and to ensure the smooth running of the competition. Where this rule is invoked the swimmers with the fastest submitted times in each age group shall take precedence." we would like to offer swimmers the opportunity to withdraw from any of the affected events by Monday 24th September at 10am. There will, obviously, be a refund whether the swimmer is voluntarily withdrawn or rejected on the grounds of time constraints. Also, if your swimmer can no longer enter the boys 200 backstroke due to the session move, then a refund will be provided and we are sorry for any inconvenience.
Affected events for voluntary withdrawal:
101 Girls 400 free
102 Boys 50 back
103 Girls 50 breast
104 Boys 100 back
105 Girls 100 free
301 Girls 100 fly
302 Boys 200 breast
303 Girls 200 free
304 Boys 100 free
305 Girls 200 back
602 Girls 200 breast
604 Girls 800 free
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 24th September at 10am with your details and the races you wish to withdraw from and we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding whilst we finalise the entries. A final list of accepted entries will be available early next week once amendments have been made. They will be sent by email to clubs and be posted in the North Mids Website.