”Progression” qualifying times have been introduced for those swimmers in the first two years of the male and female Open age group.
The Progression qualifying times are for males born 1999 and 2000 and females born 2000 and 2001. The new document “version 2” has been uploaded under the Coaches section here.
The format of the finals remains the same; Junior, Transition and Open. The conditions for the event also remain unchanged, with qualifying times having to be achieved since 28th February 2018.The additional qualifying times have been introduced to help with the junior to senior transition by making more individuals eligible to enter the meet. The aim is to make the National Championships more inclusive, and see the World Class team taking a proactive step to ease the progression up from junior age groups.