ONK kortebaan end of October (updated 16-5-2012)
The KNZB site is the fixture of next season appeared with one very striking fact.
Unlike previous years, the Dutch Open Championship in 2012 kortebaan will not take place in early December, but already late October.
The tournament which is also expected to serve as qualifying tournament for the European and World Championships Short Course, both of which take place in December, service is scheduled for the weekend of 26th, 27th and 28th of October.
It may be called at least remarkable that KNZB has taken this decision. In a post-Olympic season is the motivation of top swimmers to take part in the European and World Championships Short Course section often limited. If they decide to hold equally delicious holiday after the Olympics will be a qualifier in late October also very early.
Should the tournament meant for swimmers who do not appear at the start in London, then the impact of the shift is very large for a very small group with realistic qualification chances.
For swimmers who are motivated / promising, would also be a World Cup race could be used as qualifier. Considered These are scheduled for 13-14 October (Stockholm), 17-18 October (Moscow) and 20/12 of October (Berlin).
For northern Netherlands the new date of the ONC also means that it will fall to the middle and south in the second weekend of the autumn Netherlands falls on the weekend after the autumn.
Update (25-4-2012): Partly in response to the comments below, we have contacted the KNZB and put the following mail deposited:
The new calendar of 2012-2013 is the ONC kortebaan scheduled for late October, is this correct?
As a trainer, this seems a very undesirable situation.
By abolishing the 25m pool limits for the summer NK clubs / swimmers are 'forced' to starting February / March their matches to swim in a 50m pool as possible. This means that there is less swum in a 25m pool is so swimmers will have their limits in the ONK kortebaan should achieve. Yet after the summer holidays With a limit period closes in early October that is almost impossible.
Furthermore, I think it is also against the regulations of the KNZB itself:
"Dutch Winter Swimming Championships.
a. Dutch Winter Swimming Championships each year between December 1 and 30
April organized "
In this mail we received the following response:
The ONK kb is indeed scheduled for late October.
Your mail, telling us there as a trainer along to have trouble, I also forwarded to Titus Mennen.
The limit shall be extended to all NK's next season. This will mean that the deadline to register is on Oct 15, to stand up and be t / m Oct. 14th limits can be achieved.
There is also an amendment of the regulations in the making, in which we modify the rules at that point
Of course, we have once again responded here, this time with the question of why this rather radical change of course.
From the KNZB indicated that they will provide through official channels and knzb.nl zwemkroniek.com only. Information
If there are trainers who are interested in the motives of the KNZB decisions, for they can always contact the KNZB yourself. For more information about the movement of the ONC kortebaan to October Titus Mennen the right contact person.