Swimming Qualifiers Yr 4-6 (Central Wim. & West Wim.)

Location

Kings College School

Kings College School The Kings Club Swimming Pool Woodhayes Road SW19 4TT

Competition date

20th May 2024 @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Team requirements

  • Full team: 8 girls and 8 boys
  • You can still enter a smaller team or individual
  • Swimmers must be in the year group for the races they are selected for
  • Swimmers must be swim tested

Resources

Enter the competition

Clusters

Borough ChampionshipsCentral Wimbledon ClusterWest Wimbledon Cluster

Competition type

Competitions and Festivals

Venue: Kings College School, The Kings Club Swimming Pool, Woodhayes Road, SW19 4TT.

There will not be any spectators allowed on site for this event, please make sure all parents/ guardians are made aware of this when you invite your swimmers.

This event is for schools in the Central Wimbledon and West Wimbledon Clusters.

For East Mitcham, Mitcham Town and Morden schools, please book onto the qualifying event on Monday 13th May 2024.

There will be multiple session at this event but schools only attend one session. We will confirm your allocated time slot closer to the date.

Schools entering this event will be expected to attend the Swimming Championship Finals on Monday 24th June 2024 (time TBC) if any of their pupils qualify from the Heat Stages.

In order to qualify pupils must come in the top six fastest swimmers across all heats.

Team Requirements & Eligibility

  • In order to have a full team you would need to bring 8 girls and 8 boys.
  • However if you do not have enough swimmers for a complete team you can still enter a smaller team or an individual.
  • Swimmers must be in the year group for the races they are selected for.
  • Swimmers must be tested before they come to the heat, this is up to the school to check that they are capable of swimming the required distance.

Kit & Equipment

  • Swimmers will provide all their own kit and equipment.

Rules

  • Competitors may only swim in 1 individual event and 1 open relay event.
  • Only 1 child from each school can enter an individual event.
  • Your relay team must be selected from the individual competitors you bring for the event.
  • There will be a limited amount of spaces for schools to enter.
  • Swimmers must be tested before they come to the heat, this is up to the school to check that they are capable of swimming the required distance.
  • The heats and final will be held at Morden Baths.
  • It will be each schools responsibility to double check with parents that the child competing is able to swim this distance and will be available on the heats date and final date.
  • The age groups for all competitors will be based on their current year group at Primary School in June 2024.
  • In order to have a full team you would need to bring 8 girls and 8 boys.  However if you do not have enough swimmers for a complete team you can still enter a smaller team or an individual.
  • The children need to be informed before the heats date exactly what events they will be competing in.
  • The fastest 6 swimmers (based on times) from the heats overall will be invited to compete in the final.

Swimming Gala Races

 

Gender

Year Group

Event

Girls Year 4 Freestyle
Girls Year 5 Freestyle
Girls Year 6 Freestyle
Girls Year 4 Backstroke
Girls Year 5 Backstroke
Girls Year 6 Backstroke
Girls Year 5 Breaststroke
Girls Year 6 Breaststroke
Girls Open Medley Relay

1st Back

2nd Breast

3rd Free

4th Free

Girls Open Freestyle Relay

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Boys Year 4 Freestyle
Boys Year 5 Freestyle
Boys Year 6 Freestyle
Boys Year 4 Backstroke
Boys Year 5 Backstroke
Boys Year 6 Backstroke
Boys Year 5 Breaststroke
Boys Year 6 Breaststroke
Boys Open Medley Relay

1st Back

2nd Breast

3rd Free

4th Free

Boys Open

Freestyle Relay

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Results

  • Results and event report will be available on the news webpage after all heats have been completed and Gala Final places announced.

Winners Pathway

  • The fastest 6 swimmers (based on times) from the heats overall will be invited to compete in the final on Monday 24th June 2024.

MSSP Duty of Care 

MSSP have a duty to take all measures that are reasonable in the circumstances to ensure the health, safety, wellbeing and welfare of all participants and any other attendees involved in the relevant event. MSSP have tried to ensure that all reasonable steps have been taken in its duty of care being discharged, and to the requisite standard of care, MSSP have ensured the following guidance and actions have been adhered to and carried out: 

  • That the advice of the UK Government and public health authorities has been followed 
  • That the bespoke guidance and protocols issued by the relevant NGB, federation and/or umbrella organisation (if applicable) have been followed. 

Safeguarding and DBS 

MSSP acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and the requirements of the Partnership’s host organisation, the Harris Federation. 

We recognise that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. We aim to ensure that regardless of age, ability or disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation, socio-economic background, all children and young leaders: 

  • have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport or physical activity at MSSP events in a safe and child centred environment
  • are protected from abuse whilst participating or officiating at MSSP events 

All MSSP staff at the event are fully vetted and enhanced DBS checked. It is the schools’ responsibility to ensure any staff and volunteers who attend the event comply with the host venue safeguarding and welfare policy and can provide documentation to support this on request.  

Spectators will not be permitted entry to school/private sports facilities and should be informed of this when letters are sent to parents. In order to safeguard children at our events, we will only allow entry to parents if they have been DBS checked and vetted through safer recruitment procedures and authorised to attend by your school. The school will maintain responsible for them at all times. At public sites such as parks we will section off an area for the public where parents that are not with the school party may spectate from. 

For more information regarding MSSP’s safeguarding, please click here 

If you have any concerns about a child at our event please make sure you say something. The MSSP safeguarding team contact details will be on display at all events or for more information on who to speak to please click here 

Please see attached Risk Assessment in the ‘Resources’ sections for event specific planning and considerations.

REFSPECT 

MSSP values the contributions by all those involved in making our events a FUN, safe and enjoyable environment for children to take part in sport. To ensure our events continue to be successful we promote our REFSPECT campaign. We expect everyone attending our events to maintain respect for the rules, officials, opponents, teammates and themselves. Only designated staff and volunteers will be allowed on the side-lines. All spectators are to remain behind the barriers, providing positive support and encouraging a fun and fair event.  

For more information about REFSPECT and codes of conduct for attendance at our events, please click here

If any staff, adults or children are deemed to be in breach of our REFSPECT codes of conduct they will be asked to leave the event and the Head Teacher of the relevant school will be informed immediately.

Photo Consent 

Photographs will be taken at this event by staff members from MSSP and may be used for promotional material. If you have any children that do not have permission to be photographed, please inform a member of staff before the start of the event. 

Please ensure your school only take photographs of their own students and do not share any photos of other children on social media without consent from that school.  

Social Media 

For information and updates from our events, please follow and use the platforms below.  

Email:info@mertonssp.org.uk

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First Aid 

MSSP will have a basic first aid kit and qualified person at all events but will not be available to tend to less urgent first aid, as they will be delivering the event. As part of the school’s risk assessment a qualified first aider should be with the school team at all times (including travel) to tend to their children during the event.  

Comments, Compliments and Complaints 

MSSP aims to deliver a first-class service to all of its stakeholders. We see all feedback, whether good or bad, as a valuable way for us to learn and improve. Therefore, we welcome all comments, compliments and complaints. For further details, please click here

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