NJK Short Course is much calmer than last year (UPDATE 17-1-2012)
For NJK Short Course of last year there was also at this site, a lot of discussion about the limits and the number of participants.
It was through the KNZB set policy more flexible limits and thereby creating an additional incentive for young swimmers had resulted in a number of participants which can hardly be processed. Fortunately, the chaos was afterwards, and was full of praise discussed the solutions that the organization had been found in association with the KNZB.
To ensure that the number of participants in Dordrecht at the 2011 National Junior 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 participants of the National Junior Short Course, was obviously an unpopular measure, but one that turned out certainly necessary. NJK Dordrecht was eventually crowded but comfortably handle.
To all the vicissitudes of 2011 not to do so again in 2012 on, it was decided this season to tighten the limits for NJK's. 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 National Junior Short Course in 2012 a piece will be quieter than last year.
On zwemrank.nl are now the limits again on the page limit , where we also take into account the set minimum number of participants per program 8. Were there at the National Junior Short Course 2011 at almost all distances even 20+ swimmers who had reached the limit for the National Junior Short Course in 2012, there are no less than 20 distances less than 8 swimmers who managed to get the sharp limits. For both girls juniors 2 as the boys juniors 3 are needed on 7 of the 12 numbers rankings to get a full series.
Possible that there can be looked in the summer towards the NJK or a minimum of 16 participants is no better option to get more balanced partitions on the junior age groups?
UPDATE 16-1-2012: We have tried to process all the results of the circle winter championships and our knowledge, the rankings are now complete.
Obviously there at the last moment still quite achieved what limits, which remain still 13 distances over which 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 when one looks at the total number of limits by age:
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
* At the youngest ages, no 50vrij, 200vlinder 400wissel and swam, with 50vrij certainly would be good for about 60 limits the distribution seen in the other ages
Looking at the success why the Dutch Juniors struggling to meet the current limits, it is of course no surprise that the 200m butterfly at the top state (total boys and girls, all ages (5) together, only 28 limits. The distances at all ages to swim the 200m breaststroke with 89 limits the least busy, closely followed by the 100m butterfly with 91 earned limits Total achieved limits of all ages and distances:. 1822. By comparison, were the NJK in Terneuzen achieved there 3152 limits.
UPDATE 17-1-2012: On 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 National Junior associations must therefore ONLY write the swimmers who have met the limit times. Subscribe swimmers over the limit as time will always result in an administrative fee / penalty.