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Warrington Dolphins - 33rd Albert Dock Liverpool Championships

15 Sep 2018

WELCOME TO WARRINGTON DOLPHINS 33rd ALBERT DOCK CHAMPIONSHIPS

SATURDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2018 

Liverpool Watersports Centre, Mariners Wharf,  Queens Dock,  Liverpool  L3 4DG.

SWIM SECRETARY

Robert Waterhouse

Email. 

Tel. 07986 160147

ENTRY FEES

Juniors £15.00 
Seniors £24.00
This includes the price of a meal.

AGE LIMITS

Juniors 2 miles event - 12 years and under 16 years on the day. 
Senior 2 miles event - 16 years and over on the day.

REGISTRATION

All competitors are to register between 7.45 - 8.30 a.m. at the Liverpool Watersports Centre.

BRIEFING

All competitors, officials, canoeists and rescue personnel at 08:30 a.m. on the café terrace area.

START

At 09:00 a.m. in a line from the foot of the pontoon in front of the Watersports Centre.

ENTRY LIMIT

2 mile race – 40 swimmers (with flexibility to adjust dependant on other event entries)

THE COURSE

Starting from the Watersports Centre, Mariners Wharf, this is a straight course through the dock system. Swimming in an anti clockwise direction and following the marker buoys, swimmers will proceed through Queens Dock, passing under Queens Wharf Road bridge, through Wapping Dock and under the next bridge into Wapping Basin. Swimmers should pass the turning buoy near the far end of Wapping Basin on the left making the return journey back through the system to Mariners Wharf, keeping to the right hand side, until passing the white turning buoy adjacent to the Watersports Centre pontoon, which will be passed on the left.  On passing the pontoon, swimmers will call out their race number to the timekeepers prior to the commencement of the next lap.

One circuit of the course is 1 mile. Therefore 2 miles events are 2 circuits and 4 miles events 4 circuits.

FINISH

To finish, swimmers must touch the pontoon and call out their number to the timekeepers and finishing judge. Swimmers should not leave the water until told to do so.

CHAMPIONSHIPS

Junior Ladies, Junior Gents 2 miles Freestyle and Breaststroke Championships. 
Senior Ladies, Senior Gents 2 miles Freestyle and Breaststroke Championships.

The first swimmer to complete the course in each event will be the Championship winner. If this happens to be a breaststroke swimmer then the Championship Trophy and the Breaststroke Trophy will be awarded to that swimmer.

WETSUIT COMPETITIONS

Junior Ladies, Junior Gents 2 mile Senior Ladies, Senior Gents 2 miles

Senior Ladies, Senior Gents 4miles

Under BDLSA rules swimmers in wetsuits are not permitted to be part of the Championship events. Therefore separate trophies will be awarded to the winners of the wetsuit events.

 ENTRY CONDITIONS

1. The Championships are swum under B.L.D.S.A. rules; i.e. only traditional swimming costumes/ trunks (must not extend beyond the end of the shoulder onto the upper arm and lower than the crotch onto the upper leg) will be permitted (No wetsuits, knee or body suits). Please see the BLDSA website for a more details.

2. Breaststroke swimmers must wear PINK caps, freestyle swimmers any colour but Pink or white­. Note – For the championship events, only one cap may be worn, it must have no insulating properties.

3. You will declare that if you enter the swim whilst pregnant, you will inform the swim secretary at the earliest possible opportunity, and will provide him/her with a letter from a doctor or midwife confirming your suitability to enter the event. You understand that entry may be refused to pregnant swimmers at the discretion of the swim secretary, following a risk assessment.

4. Junior swimmers must be accompanied to the event by a parent/guardian who must remain at the Watersports Centre whilst the Championships are taking place.

THE PRESENTATION

Trophies and certificates will be presented following the end of the event at the Watersports Centre.  A buffet meal and hot drink (included in the entrance fee) will be provided for swimmers immediately prior to the presentation. Supporters are welcome to attend the presentation, where they can purchase food from the café if required.

HOW TO GET THERE

Liverpool Watersports Centre is situated at Mariners Wharf, Queens Dock, Liverpool L3 4DG. The Docks are well signposted and Mariners Wharf is situated at the far end away from Liverpool City Centre.

MAIN POINTS

1. For Licensing purposes, the Club has to register the number of swimmers using the facility with the relevant authorities. To avoid disappointment, apply early.

2. Entrants who are not members of the B.L.D.S.A. or an affilliated swimming club will be provided with a one day free membership of Warrington Dolphins LDSC for the day of the event.

3. Of more relevance to swimmers, the water in the dock complex provides a surprisingly clean environment in which to race, being home to a range of saltwater fauna.

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Watersports Centre has toilet, changing and shower facilities. Lockers are also available (20p coin required).

Organiser
Rob Waterhouse

07986 160147

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Albert Dock Liverpool - 4 mile Championship15 Sep 2018??/25Open07 Sep 2018
Albert Dock Liverpool - 4 mile Wetsuits15 Sep 2018??/12Open07 Sep 2018
Albert Dock Liverpool - 2 miles Championship15 Sep 2018??/30Open07 Sep 2018
Albert Dock Liverpool - 2 miles Wetsuits15 Sep 2018??/13Open07 Sep 2018
Albert Dock Liverpool - 2 miles Junior Championship15 Sep 2018??/5Open07 Sep 2018
Albert Dock Liverpool - 2 miles Junior Wetsuit Championship15 Sep 2018??/5Open07 Sep 2018
Prices

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Event Address
Liverpool Watersports Centre Mariners Wharf, Queens Dock, Liverpool L3 4DG. The Docks are well signposted and Mariners Wharf is situated at the far end away from Liverpool City Centre