As you’ll be aware, we have always applied one ‘age as at’ date for our annual Championship meets. These meets are –
The ‘age as at date’ changes each year to align with the date of our first championship meet of the season and as a result, we have a different group of swimmers who are affected (both positively and negatively) by the changes in the ‘age as at’ date each year.
After much discussion, we have decided that going forward, we will follow the lead from other sports and adopt one date annually as our ‘age as at’ date for all our championship meets, regardless of when the meets are held.
This will take effect from the start of the 2018/19 swimming season and the date will 31 December.
Apologies to those swimmers who feel they have been unfairly impacted in the past, however, we are confident that having a standardised ‘age as at’ date will clarify this issue for our swimmers going forward.
Any questions, please just ask.