Swim England has 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.
Swim England had already called off events in all disciplines until the end of August because of the Covid-19 pandemic – which included the National Summer Meet.
Now it has been confirmed the following national competitions will not take place:
- September: Swim England Open Water National Masters Championships (Nene Park, Peterborough)
- October: Swim England National County Team Championships (Ponds Forge); Swim England Masters National Championships (Ponds Forge)
- November: Swim England Water Polo National Age Group Championships U15s Finals (Ponds Forge); Swim England Artistic Swimming National Masters Championships (K2 Crawley); Swim England Masters Swimming Inter County Team Event (various venues)
- December: Swim England Winter Championships (Ponds Forge).