We hope that you are all keeping well in these difficult times and have plans for getting your club through the isolation period.
Plans for the Junior Inter-League and the M11 League are obviously up in the air right now. The M11 League has taken SEER advice and cancelled our April and May dates. For now, we are retaining the June date and we have a reserve date of 26 July booked with another possible option of a date in September.
However the likelihood is that if we are able to go ahead at all, we will be reduced to a single round competition. Once I have any confirmation of a certain date then I will inform everyone a month in advance.
Thank you to everyone who has submitted their eligible swimmers list. I do realise that some clubs may not even be able to pay their coaches right now and that we cannot expect normal service from you at this time. You will have an opportunity to re-submit your eligible swimmers 1 month before the event and if the date is not 21 June, add more 9 year olds. Inevitably there will be some clubs who won’t be able to take part so this may affect the draw.
All previous statements about the draws and the hosts are to be ignored, these will change.
There is a ZOOM meeting planned by the Junior Inter-League committee for 2 April. We hope to learn more about what other Leagues are planning and what might be the impact for the Area and Grand finals.
competing teams have been confirmed for the 2020 Season of M11 Junior League. The draw for round one, 19th April, can be seen on our Fixtures page.
Gala 1 at Barnet – Chelmsford host
Gala 2 at Basildon – Hackney Aquatic host
Gala 1 at Enfield – NUEL host
Gala 2 at Braintree – Halstead host
The next milestone: member clubs need to submit their eligible swimmers lists to me, using the spreadsheet provided, by 31 March 2020. All competing swimmers must be named by that date and must be Swim England Cat2 registered.
The AGM for the coming season will take place on Wed. 13 Nov. 2019 at
Membership, Rules, Dates, and Accounts will be discussed and agreed. A direct email has been sent out with the paperwork. If you did not receive this, please email the Secretary who will forward it to you.
All Clubs may send voting delegates. Please do attend. This is the appropriate moment to have your say. We rely on your support. Thank you.
Apologies but we had one race that needed careful checking. All results are now verified.
We hoped you enjoyed this year’s competition and look forward to planning for 2020.
The AGM date is 13 November 2019, when plans will be confirmed
Pool dates for 2020:
Firstly, many thanks to all our hosts, officials and volunteers who helped us run the league in 2019. There will be a few post-competition observations posted here and at the AGM, but generally things went very well again.
The provisional results and their files have been uploaded to our website result pages.
Congratulations to Camden Swiss Cottage for winning BOTH divisions this year! Topping every round in both Divisions, they are an unequivocably strong team and we hope to see great things from them in the Area and National finals.
Also very many thanks to all swimmers and coaches who took part, particularly with the lure of two bank holidays offering alternative temptation.
Both divisions were hotly contested right to the very end and several of the positions changed place at the final. It was observed that with most swimmers finishing very close to each other on times, the events were short and in some cases we saw the meets concluded in record time, an indication of how close it was.
All swimmers should be very proud of their achievement.
Any of you who were quick to look at the fixtures… I was mistaken about the location of the Div1 final. This is taking place at Basildon Sporting Village. Braintree is not available on 23 June.
The draw for round 3 is now available on our Fixtures page
Anaconda at Basildon pool
NUEL at Romford pool
Team Luton at Southbury pool
Rochford at Barnet pool
I will be contacting the hosts directly to let them know which referees are attending, and to send out host packs.
We are massively greatful to our hosts for their hard work under difficult circumstances, so please please ensure you contact them, letting them know your officials and offering help.
Apologies for the slightly late results for Round 2. These can now be seen on our Results pages.
Firstly, massive thanks to our hosts for ensuring all went well under difficult circumstances. Due to the Bank Holiday 2 clubs were unable to attend and there was a shortage of officials and many new helpers hosting for the first time. I’m afraid this meant I had to adjust 3 out of 4 sets of results when I received them. It became apparent that I need to write better instructions for use of the spreadsheet.
The missing clubs meant Div1 gala had to be adjusted for 7 teams, conversely Div2 gala no longer needed to be adjusted. I’m greatful to those coaches who entered under/over age swimmers and forefeited points, just to put a good show on the road. But it also meant I had some checking to do. I believe it is all correct now.
Referees: if no time is recorded, and RD is required. The spreadsheet works out placings and points on time and some operators didn’t enter times even though a placing was clear. Editing the placing column is risky: sometimes it works, but it can also mess up points allocation.
Time is catching up with us. So although I haven’t received all the CTK slips from round 1, I believe it is more important to let clubs and hosts know the decision for round two.
Following some queries, I made an adjustment to the results from Basildon meet because it has a bearing on where Anaconda and Greenwich swim in round two and it seemed like a clear typo to me (I will verify, but I won’t change the round 2 draw). Its 2 weeks away and we need certainty.
So the draw and hosts for round two can now be seen on our Fixtures page. Our hosts are:
Camden A – at Basildon – ref: Jonathan Chan
Barnet – at home – ref: Carol O’Brien
Haringey – at Braintree – ref: Matt Hart
Enfield Squad – at home – ref: Debbie Burcombe
Host packs have been sent out.
I apologise that this meet falls on a Bank Holiday weekend and clashes with East Region. In the end there was no other booking we could get. That is why London Region clubs have been asked to host this round BUT, given the Bank Holiday, can I please ask all other clubs to do their utmost to help provide officials.
Good luck and have a great swim!
Well done to everyone who helped ensure round 1 ran smoothly.
Provisional results are up on our Results page. Already I’ve had one query. Each race will be checked when I receive the CTK slips. It wasn’t possible for me to see any obvious typos from the Excel sheets I received.
Therefore draw and hosts for round 2 to be announced when I’m sure, so please don’t delay sending over those slips because it foreshortens the notice period for the next hosts.