The Qualification Window for the 2019 British Summer Championships and Home Nation summer meets will run from 22nd March – 27th May 2019 (inclusive). 9 week window
The Summer Championships and the three respective home nation summer meets form part of the broader Performance Pathway Strategy to supporting junior talent across the Great Britain on their journey towards senior medal-winning international performances.
The dates of the ‘Window’ for the end of season summer meets are set annually by the cross-Home Nations and British Swimming Performance Implementation Group (PIG).
Entry to the summer meets will continue to be by invitation only, from performances recorded in this designated Qualifying Window. Entries will be accepted from competitors registered as members of a British Swimming home nation federation (Swim England, Scottish Swimming or Swim Wales).
British Swimming will continue with the development introduced this year of publishing weekly rankings lists once the Qualifying Window opens. A final draft rankings list will then be published once the Window has closed.
Looking ahead to the 2020 Qualification Window, following feedback from the competitive swimming community, meet organisers should note that there is the desire to close the Window earlier to both limit the cross over with the school examination period and allow a for a longer run in (and training block) post the close of the Window to the end of season domestic meets.
The window for 2020 will commence 13th March and run through to 10th May 2018 giving a 8 week window.
Wigan BEST will publish it’s 2019 competition programme in due course.