16.-17.12.2023  -  48. IWS: Internationales Weihnachtsschwimmen in Kiel

Important Information

Dear international guests,

A big swim meet like our IWS "Internationales Weihnachtsschwimmen" requires some special regulations, so please read carefully the following information.

  • The Kiel University pool is divided into two 25m pools and the competition will be held in these two pools in parallel. The women will be swimming at the window side pool and the mens races will be held at the diving tower side. If there are considerably more female than male participants in an event (or vice versa), individual heats of this event will be started simultaneously on the other side of the pool to compensate.
  • For the long distances on Saturay evening each swimmer must bring someone to show the lap counters.
  • The freestyle events 400/800/1500m will be run with two swimmers in one lane. First swimmers in lanes 1a-6a will be started and a few seconds later lanes 1b-6b. Swimmers then must stay on their side of the lane and must not disturb each other. Seen from the start the a-side is left in the women's pool and right in the men's pool!
  • Important: For the lockers in the changing rooms you need to bring your own padlocks !   Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended in the changing rooms.
  • During the competition result sheets will be posted on the tribune and in the main access way to the changing rooms. Detailed heat results (still inofficial) and our Live! Result Filter can be seen online in the Internet. You can see the results including all 50m split times immediately after each race.
  • After each meet segment ("Abschnitt") and only then medals are handed out to the club officials. Victory ceremonies will be held only for special achievements like meet records, national records etc.
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  • Swimmers and accompanying persons can buy food and beverages on the entry level of the University Sports Center.
  • Food is not allowed inside the swimming hall. Glass bottles must not be used inside !!!  
  • Please take care that the air circulation vents in the swimming hall will not be blocked by bags or towels.
  • The little pool in front of the results room may be used only for a short relaxation immediately after a race and only if attended by a club official.
  • All rooms not directly connected to the swimming hall except changing rooms and explicitly assigned rooms may not be entered. The Sports Center Supervisors will deny all further access to the Center to all unauthorized persons watched in these rooms (video surveillance) !!!
  • In case that swimmer data is represented incorrectly in the meet entry lists please report immediatly to

We wish you a good journey and a successful and enjoyable swimming competition.

Schwimmverein Wiking Kiel
Event Organisation

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