Changes Announced for 2018 Regional Open Water Championships

20 November 2017
Open Water Champs 2016The regional open water committee have reviewed the distances available to competitiors at our regional championships following notification of changes to the distances at the Swim England National Open Water Championships that will be implemented in 2018.  The committee would like to advise that for the next East Region Open Water Championships on 22nd July 2018, the 800m will be change to 1000m (1K) and the 1.5K will change to 2K.

The committee would also like to announce that after feedback and a review at the last committee meeting, there will be extra age groups added for younger swimmers.  Medals will therefore be awarded in the following age groups:
1K:  11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17+ 
2K:  12-14 and 15-16 
3K and 5K:  13-14 and 15-16
(please note, age groups above these remain unchanged)

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