Yorkshire SA Winter Competition IMPORTANT MESSAGE - for 9 / 10 years old

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Notice from Barry J Saunders YSA Swimming Committee Secretary:

Yorkshire Swimming Association Winter Competition 2015

Entries for 9 & 10 year old swimmers.

We have become aware that large numbers of 9 & 10 years olds have not had the opportunity to achieve ranked entry times for the Winter Competition.

The new British Swimming Competition Pathway abolished the restrictions on young swimmers swimming the 100m events and all swimmers are now encouraged to swim 50m, 100m & 200m swims at all ages, in all strokes. However not many clubs have yet reflected this in their Open Meet Programmes.

Opportunities for 9 year old swimmers also appear to have been lower than previously.

In order not to disadvantage our 9 & 10 year old swimmers the following will apply for the 2015 Winter Competition only.

  •  Any 9 year old swimmer who has achieved one or more of the qualifying standards for the 50m events will be allowed to enter the other 50m events without a qualifying time. 
  • Any 10 year old swimmer who has achieved one or more of the qualifying standards for the 100m events will be allowed to enter the other 100m events without a qualifying time.

ONLY SWIMS RECORDED IN THE BRITISH SWIMMING RANKING SYSTEM WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR ENTRY INTO THE 2016 CHAMPIONSHIPS.