September 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the majority of the 2019-2020 long course season, with both domestic and international competitions unable to take place in the period March 2020 – August 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic has continued to disrupt the domestic competition calendar as we begin the 2020-21 season and under current circumstances both north and south of the border, the Regions are unable to run October 2020 Development and Qualifying Meets as ‘actual’ meets.

In summary, Swim Ireland’s current intention (which is subject to Government of Ireland/Northern Ireland Executive directives announced during October, November and December 2020) is as follows:

  • October 2020 – Virtual Meet (Development & Qualifying Meet combined)
  • November 2020 – Actual Meet (Regional SC Championships) with a Virtual Meet plan constructed as a contingency if required
  • December 2020 – Actual Meet (National Winter Championships in Dublin)

This document attached outlines the changes adopted to the Swim Ireland Domestic Competition Plan and Meet Licensing requirements in the period September to December 2020.

Swim Ireland Domestic Swimming Competition Plan Update September To December 2020

* Please note this plan has been written and can be delivered where the country is operating under Level 2 of the Government’s COVID-19 Framework (ROI). Where Level 3 or additional measures (ROI and NI) have been introduced additional or enhanced requirements will be required and more information will follow in this regard.

For more information please contact Competitions Manager, Pat Daly – patdaly@swimireland.ie