British Para-Swimming Championships Rescheduled For January 2021

2 May 2015; Bethany Firth, Ards, competes in the final of the women's 100m final event during the 2015 Irish Open Swimming Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
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The British Para-Swimming Championships have been rescheduled for January 2021 as the effects of the pandemic continue.

The two-day event was due to be held on 5-6 December 2020 at the Manchester Aquatics Centre but with question marks hanging over the continued reopening of pools as well as the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK.

Now they are set to take place on 16-17 January at the same venue although British Swimming said:

“This decision is still subject to the sport successfully moving through the phased return to competitive sport and no further restrictions being imposed by the Government in the future.”

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Chris Furber, British Para-Swimming Performance Director, added:

“As we move into the new Paralympic year, we know that competition experiences are what we all love and need.

“It’s fantastic to be working with our friends at Activity Alliance on this event again and we will be working hard in the background to ensure we can deliver a safe and fun competition environment for everyone within the Government’s regulations.”

Barry Horne, chief executive at the Active Alliance charity that works to help organisations in supporting disabled people, added:

“The National Para-Swimming Championships are an essential part of the para-swimming pathway. We know the important role such competitive events can play in athlete development. But returning safely for participants, volunteers and officials is our top priority.

“We are working closely with British Para-Swimming and within guidance to make sure everyone can return to a safe and enjoyable competition environment.”


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