2021 MANCHESTER INT’L SWIM MEET
- Friday, February 12th – Sunday, February 14th
- Manchester, England, UK
- LCM (50m)
- Live Results
- Live Stream
Live swimming will actually be taking place this weekend in Great Britain amidst much of the nation still under strict coronavirus-related lockdowns.
As we reported on February 4th, organizers confirmed that the annual Manchester International Swim Meet, slated for February 12th-14th would indeed proceed, albeit with several changes having to be implemented from years past.
As a bonus, the action will be livestreamed on British Swimming‘s YouTube channel, giving viewers their first taste of live swimming in that part of the world in nearly a year. A link to day 1’s stream is in the bullet list above.
Much of the United Kingdom has been under national-level lockdowns, with only elite athletes able to train at this time. Following the government’s COVID-19 protocols, the meet will be restricted to these elite athletes only. Specifically for England, only those athletes on the government-approved Elite Athlete Return to Training lists are permitted to compete, with the competition run under the corresponding DCMS guidelines.
The approach to producing the meet is much akin to the International Swimming League (ISL) bubble in Budapest. British Swimming, Manchester City Council, GLL and The City of Manchester Swim Team (COMAST) have collaborated to ensure that traffic flow, athlete confinement outside of competition and social distancing rules are followed and guidelines are adhered to throughout the competition.
Expected competitors include Adam Peaty, James Wilby and Luke Greenbank, with these three already having been named the Tokyo Olympic team. Paralympic champions Ellie Simmonds and Ellie Robinson are also expected to compete.