NJK kortebaan is much quieter than last year (UPDATE 17-1-2012)
For NJK short course of last year there was also at this site, a lot of debate about the limits and the number of participants.
It was the policy of flexible KNZB set limits and thereby create an additional incentive for young swimmers had resulted in a number of participants that can hardly be processed. Fortunately, the chaos was afterwards, and was full of praise spoken about the solutions that the organization had found in collaboration with the Royal Dutch Swimming Federation.
To ensure that the number of participants in Dordrecht in 2011 NJK would not really be too large, it was decided to use a maximum number of participants per program number. These limits, determined by the number of members of the National Junior Short Course, it was obviously an unpopular measure, but one that turned out indeed needed. NJK in Dordrecht was eventually crowded but comfortably handle.
For all the hassles out in 2011 not to do so again in 2012, it was decided this year to tighten the limits for NJK's. In some ages but limited in other ages very solid, especially the girls and boys juniors juniors 2 3. With only two weeks to go before the limit period closes, we can prepare an interim balance sheet and is already saying that the Short Course NJK 2012. piece will be calmer than last year.
On zwemrank.nl are now limits again on the page limit , where we also take into account the specified minimum number of participants per program 8. Were there NJK Short Course in 2011 at almost all distances even 20+ swimmers who had reached the limit for the 2012 Short Course NJK there are as many as 20 distances less than 8 swimmers who managed to reach the sharp limits. In both the girls and the boys juniors 2 3 juniors are required in 7 of the 12 songs rankings to get a full series.
Possibly that can be looked in the direction the summer NJK or a minimum of 16 participants is no better option to get the balanced distribution of the junior age groups?
UPDATE 16-1-2012: We have tried to incorporate all results from the circle winter championships and our knowledge the rankings are now complete.
Obviously there at the last moment brought a lot of limits, which remain 13 distances are now about where the rankings are required to get a full series.
In terms of distribution of these distances over the ages has not changed much, both girls from 1999 (4 distances) as the boys from 1997 (5 distances) continue to "hit" the hardest ages. This becomes even clearer if we look at the totals by age limits:
Boys 1996: 207 Limits
Boys 1997: 115 Limits
Boys 1998: 528 Limits
Boys 1999: 209 * limits
Girls 1998: 340 Limits
Girls 1999 168 limits
Girls 2000: 256 * limits
* In the youngest age is not 50vrij, 200vlinder 400wissel and swam, with 50vrij certainly would account for some 60 limits given the distribution in other ages
Looking at the success why the Dutch Juniors struggling to meet the current limits, then obviously it's no surprise that the 200m butterfly at the top (total boys and girls, all ages (5) together, only 28 limits. The distances all ages swim the 200m breaststroke with 89 limits the least busy, closely followed by the 100m butterfly 91 won limits Total holds stakes in all ages and distances:. 1822. By comparison, were the NJK in Terneuzen line performance 3152 limits.
UPDATE 17-1-2012: The KNZB site is an additional line added to the register based on the rankings at distances where less than 8 swimmers have reached the limit: Less than 8 participants KNZB will invite the next swimmers.
When registering for the NJK associations must therefore ONLY swimmers who have met to subscribe to the limit times. Subscribe swimmers over the time limit will, as always, result in an administrative fee / penalty.