Events – heats and finals
50m events in all strokes with open and junior finals followed by skins for the open event. The first round of the skins will feature an open final with 8 swimmers, reducing to 6, 4, 3, 2 and a winner. Men’s and women’s skins events will be alternated each evening100m and 200m events in all strokes and 200m IM will be swum with open, B and junior finals.
The fastest 16 swimmers from the 100m and 200m heats in each event, irrespective of age, will be allocated places in the open and B finals. The next fastest 8 swimmers from the junior entrants will be allocated places in the junior final.
400m IM and freestyle will be swum as heats and finals for open and junior swimmers. There is no B final in the open event
800m and 1500m freestyle events are HDW. Fastest heat will be swum in the finals session
4 x 100m mixed freestyle and medley relays. Junior teams should be clearly marked at time of entry.
For event distances of 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m, those meeting the open qualifying time for the event (including junior swimmers within the open qualifying time) will compete in heats at the start of each day. Others in these events will swim in the later heats, seeded by time.
The fastest open heat of the 800m and 1500m freestyle events will take place during the evening finals sessions. If there are sufficient entries, at least one other heat of these events will take place in the morning session. Relays will take place during the evening finals session.
Multi classification Events
Selected events have a separate qualifying standard for swimmers with a recognised classification (WPS, BS, BBS, UKSA, or INAS-FID) which must be held on the British Swimming or WPS Database/Masterlist at time of entry. Swimmers must have achieved the qualifying standard or consideration time for their class in each MC event in an accredited meet in 2018, which must be verifiable. Please submit a proof of times report with entries.
The MC events will be integrated into the heats, seeded by absolute time. MC swimmers can compete in the Open, B or Junior finals, where appropriate, based on pure time. There are no separate MC finals.
- junior defined as: 14-17 years (born in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005).
- junior defined as: 15-18 years (born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004).
Age as at 31 December 2019
Provisional Session Times
Indicative session times (TBC when the final programme is ready) are as follows:
Heats : Warm up 07:30 – 8:20 in 50m pool. 7:30 onwards in 25m pool
: Session start faster heats 08:30
slower heats 11:15 (11:00 on Sunday)
Finals : Warm up 16:00 onwards
: Session start 17:00 (16:45 on Sunday).
The pool will be available from 14:00 on 14 March 2019 for training.