Wednesday, March 18, 2020

British Swimming Update

Further to our communication yesterday (17th March) stating that British Swimming and the Home Nations have decided to suspend the published Qualifying Window dates and process with immediate effect, we are now in a position to provide further advice on the updated invite process for the summer meets.

As you will appreciate, the guidance around staging events is subject to change over the coming weeks. Working on the assumption that it is viable for the 2020 British Summer Championships and 2020 Home Nation Summer Meets to take place, we will be inviting athletes on the basis of retrospective long-course performances achieved in the period 1st July 2019 to 12th March 2020. No performance after this date will be considered. This is the case even if some meets start to take place in May.

For para-swimmers, the qualification process will remain the same, however the qualification window will be slightly longer, with performances from 1st April 2019 to 12 March 2020 being considered. The top 20 swimmers per event, scoring more than 550 British Para-Swimming points, will be invited.

Only performances that feature on the British rankings (www.swimmingresults.org) and have been achieved at licensed meets will be eligible.

The process for invites, including notification dates, will be announced in due course. Given the current circumstances, your understanding of the need for this change to the process is appreciated.   

Further information will be published in due course.
Article courtesy of British Swimming
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