London Swimming May Open Meet

Please note the following important information with regards to next weekend London Open at the London Aquatic Centre.

  • The car park is completely closed and there are therefore no spaces for parking. The nearest Car Park is at Westfield in Car Park B which costs £9.50 per day.
  • Spectators are not permitted to bring any food/drinks/refreshments into the facility. Only refreshments that have been purchased on site may be consumed in the spectators’ seating areas.
  • The permitted use of devices which capture still or moving images is no longer dependent upon pre-registration. However, flash photography remains prohibited at all times. Anyone who attends must have a clear understanding of their responsibilities and obligations as detailed in the “ASA Photography Guidance” section of Wavepower 2016-19 (the current ASA Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures publication).

Forthcoming Galas

There are lots of opportunities for competitive swimming over the next three months. Please talk to your coach about which events are most suitable and any application deadlines. You can check the club calendar for details of the following:

29 April – 1 May: London Swimming Regional Youth Championships (LC)

13-14 May: Team Luton May Long Course Meet 2017 (Luton)

13-14 May: London Age Group Championships Sessions 1-4 (LAC)

20 -21 May: London Age Group Championships Sessions 5-8 (Crystal Palace)

27 – 28 May: London Swimming Open “Last Chance” Meet (LAC)

2 June: Barking & Dagenham Club Championships

4 June: Newham & UEL SC Invitational Meet 2017 (East Ham)

17 June: Thurrock SC Summer Sprint Meet (Blackshotts)

1 July: Basildon & Phoenix SC Novice Meet (Basildon Sporting Village)

2 July: 2017 Regional Open Water Championship (Surrey Quays)

2 July: Epping Forest Summer Sprint Gala (Loughton)

15 July: Harrow SC L3 Distance Meet (Barnet)

16 July: Harrow SC L3 Sprint Meet (Barnet)


Last Chance Regional Qualifier Results

We hope that the many swimmers and spectators that took part in our gala over the weekend had a rewarding time. It was good to see so many swimmers from such a range of different clubs. There were some great performances and hopefully even more Regional qualification times were achieved.

The full results from last weekend are available here:

LBRSC Last Chance Regional Qualifier Results.

Our next gala takes place over the weekend of 7 and 8 October 2017. Qualifying times, criteria and conditions can be found on our calendar here.

Last Chance Regional Qualifier Update

Coaches and swimmers who will be attending our gala on 25 and 26 March:

Please note that due to changes at Fullwell Cross Pool and the subsequent loss of the room we usually use to organise swimmers in advance of their events, we have decided that there will be no bags allowed poolside with any swimmer over the  weekend.

Space will be limited as this gala is full and would appreciate the cooperation of all Coaches/Team Managers/Parents and swimmers. There will be notices placed around the poolside as a reminder.

Please also note that the leisure centre car park charging timings have recently changed. Parking is now charged for between 0630 and 1800. Please do not get caught out!

Other paid parking is available in the car park just off the Fullwell Cross roundabout where an all day ticket costs £4. It is also possible to park on some streets near to the leisure centre. Please check signs for restrictions.

Additional Gala

Further to the list of galas we published earlier this week, we would also encourage swimmers to take part in an additional event, this time just down the road at East Ham Leisure Centre.

Newham & UEL’s Summer Invitational Meet takes place on Sunday 4 June and includes 50, 100 and 200m events. Please speak to your coach if you want to take part. They will hand out entry forms closer to the date.