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Friday, January 14, 2022

County Championship Weekend 1 Update

Just a reminder for everyone in preparation for this weekends County Championships.


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This is a general reminder to all competitors that withdrawals from a race close at 6pm on the day before the scheduled race. Therefore withdrawals from any event on Saturday need to be complete by 6pm Friday evening using the online withdrawal form. Events that are due to take place on Sunday, withdrawals need to be made online no later than 6pm on Saturday evening. Failure to withdraw from a race and then not compete in that race will result in a £10 fine.


We are still following the most recent guidance and at present we are still allowed to have spectators at our competitions, but the COVID guidance below must be followed. Spectator admission is not ticketed and it is to be paid for at the entrance control on the balcony upon arrival. A wrist band will be provided to all paid spectators for each day and this must be clearly worn and displayed at all times while in the spectators balcony.


The Bean Culture café situated in the foyer of Harvey Hadden will be open on Saturday and Sunday offering a wide selection of hot and cold drinks and food.

Medals, Presentations and Photography:

When swimmers are collecting medals from the medals desk and also during presentations it is important that they wear a face mask to help keep everyone as safe as possible. We will have our official photographer on poolside to take photos of the trophy presentations. For COVID safe practices we are asking that ONLY our official photographer is to be taking photos on poolside during these presentations. ONLY the swimmers who are being presented with trophies are to attend the presentation area. Anyone else in attendance will be asked to return back to their club areas. There is to be NO photography from poolside or in the changing rooms at all throughout the competition except from our official photographer.

COVID Guidance:

  • Everyone who is to attend the county championships are to attend at their own risk. and should follow all current government guidelines with regards to COVID restrictions, and should only attend if they are fit and able to do so in line with the Swim England Return to Competition Health Declaration.
  • We are advising EVERYONE who wishes to attend the County Championships, Spectators, Swimmers, Coaches and Volunteers, to take a Lateral Flow Test within 48 hours prior to attending the championships. If the test shows a positive or a failed test, PLEASE DO NOT attend the championships, and swimmers please withdraw using the online form as above.
  • Face Coverings MUST be worn (except exempt) while entering, exiting and moving about the facility and for spectators they must be worn until seated. Once seated, it is the spectators choice if they wish to remain wearing them.

Swimmers are NOT to go into the balcony at any point during the competition.

Warm Up:

Our Warm Up Marshall has produced a warm up schedule that can be found here. Please follow this as we need to keep the numbers in each lane down to prevent overcrowding and also give everyone a fair warm up. Further information will be announced on the day at the start and during the warm up and this notice will also be published around the pool.

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