The Summer Championships and the three respective home nation
summer meets form part of the broader Performance Pathway Strategy
to supporting junior talent across the Great Britain on their
journey towards senior medal-winning international performances.
The dates of the ‘Window’ for the end of season summer
meets are set annually by the cross-Home Nations and British
Swimming Performance Implementation Group (PIG).
Entry to the summer meets will continue to be by invitation only,
from performances recorded in this designated Qualifying Window.
Entries will be accepted from competitors registered as members of
a British Swimming home nation federation (Swim England, Scottish
Swimming or Swim Wales).
British Swimming will continue with the development introduced this
year of publishing weekly rankings lists once the Qualifying Window
opens. A final draft rankings list will then be published once the
Window has closed.
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.