Swim England had announced all its remaining National Events in 2020 have now been cancelled.
The decision has been taken to allow the recognised National Governing Body to start planning for its competitions in 2021.
It will also ensure athletes do not rush back to full fitness and potentially put themselves at the risk of injury when pools are eventually reopened.
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George Wood, Swim England Director of Sport Development, said:
“We know our athletes will be saddened to hear we’ve called off the remainder of our events this year – we’re extremely disappointed too.
It was a decision we deliberated long and hard over but felt that the with current uncertainty still surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, and with no knowledge as to when mass gatherings will be allowed, we were better off starting to prepare for next year’s competitions.”
The issuing of event licenses is currently suspended and will continue to be so until further notice.
Any licences that have already been issued are provisional in status.
The Swim England Discipline Leadership Groups will publish guidance for the reintroduction of competition, licensed or otherwise in their respective discipline once appropriate information is known.