Irish National SC Championships

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Meet Location: National Aquatic Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Pool Specification: 10 lane 25m pool; anti-turbulence lane ropes; wedge starting blocks; backstroke ledges; 6 lane 25m warm up/swim down pool

Meet Type: Full Olympic Programme plus 50m Form Strokes and 100m Ind Medley.
Open, Transition and Junior Finals per Olympic Event (800m/1500m as Timed Finals). Open Final only in non-Olympic Events.
Four Open 200m Relays, single gender and mixed Freestyle and Medley relays as Timed Finals

Session Times: Session 1: Thursday 16th December Warm-up (Male 0745-0845. Female 0845-0945); Competition 1000
Session 2: Thursday 16th December Warm-up (Mixed) 1545 – 1715; Competition 1730
Session 3: Friday 17th December
Warm-up (Female 0745-0845. Male 0845-0945); Competition 1000

Session 4: Friday 17th December
Warm-up (Mixed) 1545 – 1715; Competition 1730
Session 5: Saturday 18th December Warm-up (Male 0745-0845. Female 0845-0945); Competition 1000
Session 6: Saturday 18th December Warm-up (Mixed) 1545 – 1715; Competition 1730

Age: Qualifying Times to reflect two age groups per gender.
Age Groups as Junior (male competitors born 2005 – 2008 and female competitors born 2006 – 2008) and Senior (male competitors born 2004 or earlier and female competitors born 2005 or earlier).

Qualification Criteria: Published times are Consideration Times. Heats may be limited to manage session timelines
Times may be achieved in Short Course or Long Course conversion, in the Period 1st July 2019 – 21st November 2021.
Times must have been achieved in meets licenced at Level 3 or higher to be eligible to be used for entry into this meet.
Long Course times used for entry will be converted to Short Course via the Meet Management System for seeding purposes.

Finals: Open Final – Fastest 10 athletes from the heats (all ages, all nationalities)
Transition Final – Fastest 10 athletes Male 22 years & under (born 1999 or later) & Females 21 years & under (born 2000 or later) that have not qualified for the Open Final (maximum of two non-Irish athletes within the final)
Junior Final – Fastest 10 athletes Male 18 years & under (born 2003 or later) & Females 17 years & under (born 2004 or later) that have not qualified for the Open Final or the Transition Final (maximum of two non-Irish athletes within the final)

Team Leaders Meeting: Technical briefing will take place on Tuesday 14th December @ 7.30pm via zoom. Attendance at this meeting is advisable. If a club is not represented at this briefing you are agreeing to any decisions made at the meeting and agree to abide by them at the meet.

Withdrawals: Withdrawals from day 1 must be emailed to [email protected] between 13/12/2021 & 3pm on 15/12/2021. Withdrawals for days 2 & 3 must be summitted by 6pm the previous day, i.e. for day 2, withdrawals must be summitted by 6pm on day 1. There will be a €50 fine if swimmers are not withdrawn within 30 minutes of the announcement of the results of an event for the final that evening or by 6pm for an event for the next day.

Accreditation: Accreditation will be produced through the Go-Membership system. Club admins will need to apply for accreditation for athletes, team managers & coaches. Please ensure that team managers & coaches meet all of the requirements for accreditations, otherwise they will not be awarded. Accreditation lanyards & pouches can be collected at the accreditation desk, which will be located on upper deck near the scoreboard.
Further information on accreditation will be circulated to clubs in the next few weeks.

Entry Form: Electronic Hy-tek entries are accepted via Hy-tek to the Swim Ireland Office at [email protected]
Clubs who do not have hy-tek should email their entries to [email protected]

Entry Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 25th November 2021 for ALL entries.
Payment for ALL entries must be received by 5pm Friday 3rd December 2021

Entry Fees: Individual entries cost €10/£9 per event.
Relay entries cost €25/£22 per event.
No entry will be processed until the appropriate fee has been received at the Swim Ireland Office. Payment options are detailed in the Entry Summary Sheet.
Please note that entries are non-refundable once the final date for payment has passed

Relay Entries: Clubs are permitted to enter more than one relay team per event, but only one team per club will be awarded medals. Approximate entry times should be submitted for all relays. The names of the four relay team members swimming in the race and the order of swimming must be declared on the official Team Declaration Sheet and submitted to the Swim Office Table no later than 60 minutes before the start of the session in which the race takes place. Failure to do so will be subject to a fine of €50 (without exception) and disqualification of the relay team.
All athletes competing in relays must be entered in the meet (even if they are not swimming in individual events). Relay teams that swim in an order that is different from the declared order of swimming shall be disqualified in accordance with FINA Rule SW 10.12.

Awards: The top 3 Swimmers in the Finals & HDW events will be presented with medals at the Victory Ceremony on the podium.
Commemorative medals will be presented to non-Irish athletes, if they finish in the top 3 positions. All athletes must be properly attired in a tracksuit or t-shirt and shorts with footwear for medal ceremonies.
Medals will not be awarded for the Transition or Junior Finals

Swimsuits: All swimsuits must comply with FINA regulations and should bear the FINA approved stamp

Anti-Doping: It is a condition of attending a Swim Ireland event that athletes may be required to be tested for prohibited substances in accordance with the Irish Sports Council/WADA/FINA Anti-Doping rules. For further information visit the Anti-Doping section of the Irish Sports Council website.

COVID-19 Some restrictions may be in place at the time of the meet. Please refer to to view these restrictions.