“Looking ahead to the 2020 Qualification Window, following feedback from the competitive swimming community, meet organisers should note that there is the desire to close the Window earlier to both limit the cross over with the school examination period and allow a for a longer run in (and training block) post the close of the Window to the end of season domestic meets.”
As Madison is one of those swimmers who genuinely also very much enjoy school and education, the news are more than welcome.
I suppose it also takes a lot of strain of many parents who are constantly worried how their children can mix GCSE and A-level exams with preparation for the British Nationals.
Currently the qualifying window opens on 22nd March but hey, why not start the qualifying window during Counties, which are also held in 50m pools.
When British Swimming funds currently 2, national swim centres. Swim England wants to fund 4 performance centres from this year, July onward, there will be better access all around for those studying swimmers.
“At the moment many talented swimmers are unable to continue their swimming because of the lack of opportunities through further education. This programme was a key element of our swimming talent programme funding bid to Sport England as it will provide a vital link between the Swim England and British Swimming pathway….”
British Swimming is a superb organisation that has progress at its heart.
Obviously both British Swimming and Swim England are working together to further academic brilliance and brilliant swimming, as they know it belongs together.
I do hope that there will be one Performance Centre here in London and the LAC is such an inviting venue.
Our lives would be wonderfully sorted if all our educational and swimming needs get perfectly streamlined.