Director Chris Spice added: “The past 12 months have certainly had their
challenges for us all – but the performances, results and attitudes of our
swimmers across that time has been incredible, culminating in that Olympic
Games in Tokyo. Now, we are now looking to keep building from there and into a
packed 2022, which features three major international competitions.
British Swimming Championships are the first big focus for our athletes in the
year and it provides a huge platform for the months ahead, playing a key part
in team selections as we target more success at the World Championships in
Fukuoka, our benchmark meet in 2022, as well as the Europeans. There is also a
Commonwealth Games in England, and we know how key the Ponds Forge event will
be for our Home Nations partners.
continue to work closely with those partners, not only with that elite focus,
but also on doing all we can to make this meet as inclusive and open as
possible in the current circumstances. Learnings from previous events hosted
during the pandemic will be so valuable.”
Councillor Mazher Iqbal, Executive Member for City Futures:
Development, Culture and Regeneration in Sheffield, said: “We are thrilled that Sheffield has been selected to host
the British Swimming Championships next year. Sheffield has a rich and inclusive sporting history with
world-class sporting facilities so it is great to see this exciting, elite
event taking place in our city which will hopefully inspire swimmers and fans
of all ages and abilities.
“We know things for large-scale events are
uncertain right now, but we do hope that the event in its full glory will be
able to take place safely as planned and we look forward to welcoming athletes
and spectators from around the country to enjoy the event and all Sheffield has
Further details of
the championships will be available in due course. Visit the event page HERE to view the qualifying times, event conditions and more.