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ESTABLISHED MEETS ADDED TO BRITISH SWIMMING CALENDAR

09 Oct 2009

British Swimming has announced the dates of two preparation events following negotiations with Burns meet and British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championship organisers.

The 2010 Burns meet will take place on 30th and 31st January in Sheffield and will be designated as a preparation meet on the British Swimming World Class calendar.

The BUCS long course swimming championships, also in Sheffield from 12th to 14th February 2010, will be added to the British Swimming calendar as a preparation meet for swimmers to prepare for a busy year of competition.

“We believe these meets will greatly assist swimmers in preparation for the British Swimming Championships and the busy year ahead featuring a European Championships and Commonwealth Games,” said Director of World Class Programmes John Atkinson.

“By working with the Burns meet and BUCS organisers we have strong preparation meets as part of British Swimming’s 2012 Olympic preparations and this will be of great benefit to all involved.”

The Burns meet could become a regular feature of the British Swimming calendar and discussions will take place to try to include it for 2011 and 2012.

Swimmers on Podium and Development programmes, national squad members, ITC swimmers and TASS athletes, as of 1st November this year, will be allowed to enter the BUCS long course swimming championships as guests in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Entry packs will be produced and forwarded to athletes currently on British Swimming programmes.

For more details on the Burns meet, people can visit www.burns-meet.org.uk

For more information on BUCS swimming visit www.bucs.org.uk/swimming

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For further details contact Dave Richards, British Swimming Media Manager, on 01509 632237, 0778 992 6136 or email dave.richards@swimming.org

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