Following the recent announcements regarding the Government Roadmap please find below the current situation regarding Competitions & Championships within the region including Licensed Meets.
The Swim England Swimming Leadership Group has already announced that Level X racing, Series 2, would commence from the 12th April 2021. Hopefully Clubs are taking advantage of this opportunity to put swimmer’s times into British Rankings.
Level 4 Licenced Single Club Meets will be able to take place from Monday 17th May. Licence applications are now being accepted from Clubs. The application form can be found here:- https://www.swimming.org/swimengland/licensed-meets-information-clubs. Please ensure that you submit full details of the meet/s with your application including the conditions.
From June 21st it is intended that meets at Levels 1-3 will also be able to take place. Licensing applications for these meets will be accepted from Tuesday 1st June 2021. An updated application form will be available from the web address referred to above. As above ensure that you submit full details of the meet/s with your application including the conditions.
The Home Nations are proposing to hold a Festival of Swimming at the end of the current season. It is intended that all Swim England Regions will promote meets in support of this initiative and we will, therefore, be promoting two meets to be delivered in conjunction with our Counties as follows:
Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th July – Sunderland Aquatic Centre – for swimmers who are members of clubs affiliated to Northumberland & Durham.
Saturday 31st July/Sunday 1st August – Ponds Forge, Sheffield – for swimmers who are members of clubs affiliated to Yorkshire.
Events will be 50m Freestyle, 100m & 200m all strokes, 400m Freestyle, 200m & 400m Ind. Medley.
Age groups are 12 & under, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & over.
Full details will be published in due course.
We expect to have our Regional Championships (25m) as usual in the Autumn. These are scheduled to take place on 6th & 7th November at Ponds Forge using two 25m pools, as previously.
THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT COVID-19 GUIDANCE MUST BE COMPLIED WITH AT TIMES. Swim England Guidance on the return to competion can be found here: https://swimming.app.box.com/s/aydu72bn10zwui6mgv34pmi8od8e9ko7/file/798926288586
Barry J Saunders
Swim England North East Region