Monday 28 September 2020
Ten pilot clubs have been selected to pilot Swim England’s brand new swimming competition ahead of its official launch next month.
Level X is an exciting event which will enable swimmers to compete against others from across the country within the comforts of their own club training sessions.
With competitions cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Swim England has been keen to ensure clubs swimmers of all ages are able to work towards competitive activity.
Level X will see swimmers submit times for freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and individual medley races at varying distances – with leaderboards to be published by Swim England throughout the competition.
City of Norwich, Guildford City, City of Coventry, Long Eaton, Basildon and Phonix, Flitwick Dolphins, Harrowgate, Stocksbridge Pentaqua, Camden Swiss Cottage, Trafford Met and Taunton Deane have been chosen to try out all elements of Level X.
This will include timing the races, compling the results in the correct format and uploading them to Swim England rankings.
Becky Walker, Swim England Club Growth and Programme Manager, said: “We’re excited to be testing the Level X and ensuring the whole process runs smoothly ahead of the official launch.
The pilot clubs were chosen based on those which had completed the return to the water survey to indicate they were back in training and include a mix of larger and smaller clubs, those with paid coaches and volunteer-run clubs. They also have access to Sports Systems and Hytek to test the process of entering the results to rankings.
This is a brand new concept so we’re looking forward to seeing how the testing goes and can’t wait to official open up Level X to all our clubs and members.”
Massive thanks to the amazing Sportspark team who are working with us to make sure we can run our first Level X – keep your eyes open for confirmation on dates!
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