Commonwealth Youth Games 2023 nomination policy released

The nomination policy for the 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games has been released.

A team of up to 12 swimmers will represent Team England at the seventh Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad and Tobago between 4 and 11 August.

And following a recent rule change on age ranges from World Aquatics, now up to six boys and six girls between the ages of 14 and 18 will make up the final team.

Trials for the Games will be held at the British Swimming Championships, which is taking place at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 April.

Olympic champion Tom Dean is among the swimmers who have represented Team England at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the past.

It is the first time the Games will go ahead since 2017, when they were held in the Bahamas.

They were due to take place in 2021 but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Amazing experience

Richard Blackshaw, Swim England talent officer, said the Games were a great opportunity to impress on the international stage.

He said: “It’s fantastic the Commonwealth Youth Games are going ahead this year.

“Being able to attend a multi-sport competition of this magnitude will be an amazing experience for those selected.

“We look forward to seeing some fast swims in Sheffield in April.”

The policy has been agreed by Swim England and Commonwealth Games England.

It provides details on the process Swim England will take to reach its nominations for the selection of the team, which will then be submitted to Commonwealth Games England for ratification.

To view the policy, and full list of consideration times, please click here.

Main image: The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF)