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Northern Region Pool Championships

NORTHERN REGION POOL RESCUE CHAMPS EVENT UPDATE 31 August 2021

As you are all aware, the government announced that Auckland is to stay at level 4 for the next couple of weeks. As previously stated with events, SLSNR is only able to run events in their current format when Auckland is in Level 1. Anything above Level 1, capacity, tracking and crowd management limitations make our events unfeasible and unsafe to deliver.

With that in mind, the 2021 SLSNR Pool Rescue Championships set for this coming weekend will be postponed.

Contingencies have been discussed with the appropriate volunteer committees (JOC & C-LOC) & coaches, with the below options available. Contingency 1 is our preferred option although we can only make concrete plans once levels are confirmed and facilities are taking bookings.

Contingency 1:

As we cannot deliver NR Pool Rescue Championships in its current format, we will move to a hybrid delivery format. We will look to award points and an overall NR Pool Rescue Championship trophy through the below format:

  • SLSNR to hold Relay-specific session(s)
    • Dates, times, age-groups and venues TBC
  • Individual times for NR Pool Championships will be taken from NZ Pool Rescue Championships. As we are awarding points, integrity and fairness is paramount. This option will mean all have similar equipment and accurate results.
    • If NZ Pools experience a venue change, we will revisit this point.

Contingency 2:

If, for whatever reason, SLSNZ Pool Rescue Championships are not held, the NR Pool Rescue Championships will be delivered through the below format:

  • SLSNR to hold Relay-specific session(s)
    • Dates, times, age-groups and venues TBC
  • Clubs to run ‘race-days’ for specified individual events (SLSNR to communicate).
      • Results to be sent through to SLSNR for recording (guidelines to be communicated)
      • A deadline on results will be communicated also

Contingency 3:

  • We find a suitable weekend somewhere in the season or at end of season to run the NR pool champs in its traditional state (ie. over a weekend).

The above contingencies will depend on available pool space. Whichever contingency is chosen may need to be amended/changed depending on what is available to us. The one guarantee is that pools won’t confirm bookings until they are in at least level 2 so nothing can be locked in until that date is known.

Note: SLSNR only invoices entries out to clubs post-event. If you have already paid entry fees, please contact your club administrators.

We appreciate the above options are a step away from what has historically been delivered. We hope the membership appreciates being communicated the above to clarify our intention in delivering this event.

 

 

EVENT UPDATE: 19th August, 2021

Hoping everyone is safe and well in light of recent developments. We appreciate this won’t be at the top of everyone’s priority list currently but want to provide clarity around NR Pool Rescue Championships (4-5th September).

As previously stated with events, we are only able to run events in their current format when Auckland is in Level 1. Anything above Level 1, capacity, tracking and crowd management limitations make our events unfeasible to deliver.

The below outlines our contingency strategy for NR Pool Rescue Champs:

Status Quo:

  • If we have confirmation from the government that we will be back in level 1 by Saturday 4 September the Northern Region Pool Rescue Champs will go ahead. We will run all junior events on the Saturday and Senior events will be run on the Sunday.

Contingency:

  • If we have confirmation we will not in level 1 by 4 September then we will move to a hybrid event for our Pool Rescue Championships. We will look to award points and an overall NR Pool Rescue Championship trophy through the below format:
    • Clubs to run ‘race-days’ for specified individual events (SLSNR to communicate).
      • Results to be sent through to SLSNR for recording
      • A deadline on results will be communicated
    • SLSNR will deliver 2x 3-hour sessions which will run: Relays events and any individual events clubs cannot facilitate.
      • Dates & events will be confirmed in due course. We are limited to when Pool facilities are back operating (Level 1 or Level 2)

The above option will operate on a ‘good-faith’ assumption that clubs play by the rules.

Our number 1 priority is our members safety during the uncertain time and to provide opportunities to race. More information and specifics will be communicated in time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We will keep everyone up to date on latest information regarding the pool champs.

Stay safe, be kind to each other and hopefully we will all be racing together soon.

 

The 2021 Northern Region Pool Rescue Championships will be held at the National Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium on 4-5 September.

This year will see a change to the U15 – Open categories for racing. We will not have aged based categories, instead they will be done by entry race times and heated that way. This means there will be a mix of ages racing together based on ability.

  • Line throw will stay as age based categories.
  • Juniors (U14 and below) and Masters will stay as age groups.

*Pre-Event Information

*Final Event Information

*Final Event Programme

*Warm Up Lane Allocation

*Team Change Forms

*Scratching Forms

*Photographer Application Agreements

*Seating Allocation

*RESULTS: Session One

*RESULTS: Session Two

*RESULTS: Session Three

*RESULTS: Session Four

*Final Competition Points

*NZ Pool Records