Corby East Midlands International Pool hosts County Championship this weekend

Release Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 16:30

Corby East Midlands International Pool is very excited to be welcoming swimmers from across the county to its water this weekend as it holds the Northamptonshire Amateur Swimming Association 2017 County Swimming Championships.

On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February the competition will take place with swimmers from the 7 competitive affiliated clubs throughout the county taking part. This competition forms part of the nationwide series of County Championships to find the most promising young swimmers of the year.

The Championships will see hundreds of talented swimmers compete, featuring individual sprint, middle and long distance events as well as team relay events. These events provide the opportunity for swimmers to gain qualification times for the 2017 Midland Regional and National Championships including the Para Swimming Championships.

This is the eighth time that Corby East Midlands International Pool has proudly hosted the competition since opening in 2009, using the 50m pool for all events. This year there are 13 sessions of competition taking place which include heats and finals with the fastest 8 from heats contesting finals for each of the 6 age groups.

Throughout the course of the competition there are over 100 volunteer helpers involved in the Championships. This includes the mandatory qualified licensed technical officials who include Referees and Judges. Poolside ancillary staff including club Coaches, chaperones, electronic timing operators and poolside event stewards are also needed for each session.

Due to the event taking place, there will be no public swimming, swimming/diving lessons or supervised diving taking place throughout the day on both the Saturday and Sunday. Corby Borough Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that the Health Suite, Gym, Studio Classes and Cafe will NOT be affected by this event and will be open as normal.

Please visit our Corby Pool pages for any further information on changes to the timetable.

Spectators for the event are more than welcome to come along and cheer the swimmers on but please note that there will be a small admission fee to the Championships of £3 per session or £5 per day. Events programmes will cost £1 per day.

For further information about the Northamptonshire Amateur Swimming Association and its member clubs please visit the NASA website, www.northants-asa.org

More Information: 

For press enquries please contact: Kimberley Buzzard, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464020 Mobile: 07875 166 970
Email kim.buzzard@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Thursday 9th February 2017 04:31:56 PM
Review date: Wednesday 30th January 2019 04:29:13 PM