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Dover District Leisure Centre Hosts First Major Competitive Swimming Event

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Kent County ASA Relay Championships 2019

The new Dover District Leisure Centre, and its home swimming team, Dover Life Guard Club, host their first major competitive swimming event this weekend with up to 300 swimmers representing 24 teams competing for honours at the Kent County Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) Relay Championships 2019 on Sunday, 17 March. 

The £26m Dover District Leisure Centre which opened on 25 February 2019 boasts a county standard 8-lane short course championships swimming pool which, along with spectator seating for 250 people, makes it one of the premier competitive swimming venues in Kent.

The 24 teams will compete over 28 events for all age groups, including heats and finals for the 4x50 free and medley relays for both males and females.

Roger Walton, DDC’s Strategic Director, said: “We’re delighted to be showcasing the fantastic competitive swimming facilities now available in Dover.  We’re really looking forward to some first class swimming, and who knows, perhaps seeing some records broken!”

Mike West, Development Manager and Vice-Chairman of Dover Life Guard Club, said: “It’s fantastic for us to be hosting such an important competition in our new home pool.  We’d like to thank Tony Crafer and the Places Leisure team for going out of their way to help us achieve a smooth transition to the new leisure centre and in preparing for this weekend’s competition. 

“We’re looking forward to showing off the facilities to our fellow competitors.  The pool certainly has fast water so we think it’s going to be a really exciting event!”  

The leisure centre is open to the public on Sunday although the swimming pool, teaching pool, sauna and steam room will be closed from 8.30am.   

Note to editors:

Swimming clubs competing at the Kent County (ASA) Relay Championships 2019, include:

  1. Ashford Town Swimming Club
  2. Beachfield Swimming Squad (Sheppey)
  3. Beckenham Swimming Club
  4. Bexley Swimming Club
  5. Black Lion Swimming Club (Medway)
  6. Bromley Swimming Club
  7. City of Canterbury Swimming Club
  8. Dover Life Guard Club
  9. Edenbridge Piranhas Swimming Club
  10. Erith & District Swimming Club
  11. Faversham Swimming Club
  12. Folkestone Sports Centre Swimming Club
  13. Gravesend & Northfleet Swimming Club
  14. Greenwich Royals Swimming Club
  15. Hythe Aqua Swimming Club
  16. Kings School Canterbury
  17. Larkfield Swimming Club
  18. Maidstone Swimming Club
  19. Orpington Ojays Swimming Club
  20. RTW Monson Swimming Club (Tunbridge Wells)
  21. Sevenoaks Swimming Club
  22. Sittingbourne & Milton Swimming Club
  23. Thanet Swim Club
  24. Tonbridge Swimming Club
Posted on 13 March 2019


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