Swim England South East Open/Junior Championships 2021 (SC) @ To be decided

Swim England South East has decided to proceed with the 2021 Short Course Open/Junior Championships, even if there are COVID-19 restrictions in place, and has budgetted to lose money on the event if necessary.

The nature of this competition will depend on the level of rerstrictions in place at the time of the competition. 

We are hoping that the level of restrictions in place will be minimal, and that the operation of the event will be virtually normal, but we have to have a plan to cope with any restrictions imposed by

  • The Government
  • Swim England
  • The Pool Operator

Clubs and swimmers should not the following:

  • Entry times must be from level 1, 2, 3 and 4 licensed meets or Level X swimming.
    For swims up to 200m, times must be set no earlier than 1st October 2020.
    For swims longer than 200m, times must be set no earlier than 1st October 2019.
  • There will be no meaningful qualifying times. The fastest entries for each event will be accepted. The number to be accepted (and a decision on whether to include finals) will be published when there is clarity regarding the capacity constraints agreed with the pool operator
  • We may not be able to accomodate spectators. It is our intent to provide live streaming as at the Festival of Swimming.
  • We intend to offer a full programme of events (50m, 100m, 200m, 400, 800m (female), 1500m (male). 

21st September 2021 - Important Update

We hope to be able to announce where this competition will take place by the end of this week. Please be prepared for the competition to start on the evening of Friday 5th November.

Members of the Region Coaches Forum have reported that swimmers are having difficulty gaining entry to suitable level 1, 2 and 3 events, especially for distances greater than 200m. As a result, we will accept times set in all levels of licensed meet and Level X competitions.

  • For swims of 50m, 100m and 200m, times must be set since 1st October 2020.
  • For swims of 400m, 800m and 1500m, times must be set since 1st October 2019.