Following a review, Swim England’s Swimming Leadership Group have voted to change the qualification period for the 2022 Swim England National Winter Championships.
The decision has been taken after feedback from coaches and swimmers noted that the opportunities to reach the qualification times have been severely restricted by the Covid-19 lockdown period.
There was little swimming in England between March 2020 until the start of the following season in September 2021 meaning there have been a limited number of meets for competitors to set a representative time in.
Having considered the situation, the decision has been made to change the initial qualifying date to 1 November 2019.
The times to enter will still have to be achieved at a Level 2 meet between this date and the closing date of 22 November 2022.