Competition

As a Club, Saffron Seals competes in two leagues – Essex Mini League and Essex Swimming League.   The dates for this year’s fixtures are given in the appropriate sections below.

We also attend open meets throughout the year to enable our swimmers to gain or improve PB times.   Not all open meets are licensed but those that are are set at four different levels.   Level 1 Swim England membership is required for Licensed Level 4 meets and unlicensed meets, Level 2 Swim England membership is required for Licensed Level 3, 2 and 1 meets.

Unlicensed meets – these are an ideal opportunity for our newest members to experience open meet competition and gain PB times.  They are also opportunities for swimmers to improve PB times which will assist team managers in their squad selection for league fixtures.

Licensed Level 4 meets – No time restrictions are imposed and  give new swimmers another opportunity to gain PB times.   Times gained at this level of meet are eligible for Age Group Championships.

Licensed Level 3 meet –  Upper and lower time restrictions apply, and times gained are eligible for Age Group Championships.

Licensed Level 2 meets – Upper and lower time restrictions apply and times gained are eligible for Age Group Championships and Regional Championships.

Licensed Level 1 meets – This is the level for Age Group and Regional Championships and swimmers must qualify to enter.

 

 

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