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National Youth Indoor Championships 2019

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Cardiff International Pool


27th April 2019


You need to be there to register and warm up by 08.00. Racing starts at 08.30 and will continue till early evening.


Club members who will become 13 to 19 during this year are eligible (born 2000—2006). There is no selection – all members within the age range are good enough and are strongly encouraged to come and compete. New members should not be hesitant.

There are four age categories for individual events divided by your age on 31st Dec this year: 13, 14—15, 16—17, 18—19.

Nippers and Youth

If you were born in 2006 (13th birthday this year) you are also eligible for Nipper competition and are probably already aware of and I hope committed to that.

There are quite big differences between the Nipper and Youth events but you are still in the same age group and will be competing against the same people so don't think you need to be any ‘better’ for the Youth competition.

Open and Youth

If you will become 16 or over this year (born 2003 or before) you are also eligible for the Open competition which takes place the day after (Sunday 28th). We will have a team going that day too so look out for an email about Masters and Open competition.


We have already been practising the skills for these events through the winter so they should be familiar. As the competition approaches we will be making sure you all understand all the details.

Remember: the pool is 50m long (twice the length we normally train in) and is about 2m deep the whole length.

  1. Super Lifesaver (17+ only). Solo medley event involving swim, manikin carry and manikin tow with fins.
  2. Obstacle race (100m for 15 & under, 200m for 16 & over). Swimming under two fences each length.
  3. Obstacle relay (4 x 50m)
  4. Manikin carry (50m). Swim 25m, dive to pick up manikin and carry it the remaining 25m.
  5. Manikin carry relay (4 x 25m). Change overs in middle and at ends of the 50m pool
  6. Manikin carry with fins (100m). Swim a length, dive for the manikin and carry it back.
  7. Rescue medley. One length freestyle, 17.5m under water to pick up a manikin and carry it the remaining 32.5m
  8. Manikin tow with fins (100m). Swim a length, clip the manikin into a rescue tube and tow it back.
  9. Medley relay (4 x 50m). As at twilights: 1 swims, 2 swims with fins, 3 swims with tube and 4, with fins, tows 3 home.


You will need:

  1. Swimming costume
  2. Towels
  3. Goggles
  4. Club silicone swim hat (compulsory for all competitors)
  5. Fins (if you have them), These should be long ones and not short training fins (max length 65cm from the back of your heel). We will take a bag of club fins for those who don't have their own.
  6. Club T-shirt (available from Salix Embroidery)
  7. Food and Drink. It will be a long day with a lot of waiting between events but there may not be a defined lunch break. There will be food available at the venue but don't rely on anythng specific.

Travel and Parental Responsibility

The club does not take responsibility for getting children to and from the event or looking after them while there. Their coaches will be there to help, encourage and advise them on the events, techniques, tactics and strategy but each child must have an adult who is answerable for them and is authorised to make decisions about their welfare in an emergency. Provided these conditions are met, it is of course possible to group together for transport and parental responsibility.


We are required to provide helpers to run the event in proportion to the number of competitors we have. Jobs include time-keeping, marshalling youth, setting up equipment (in the pool) etc. Helpers must all be SLSGB members (preferably members of BCSLSC). Please volunteer if you are a parent member or adult members doing the Open and Masters competition the next day and can travel early.