ONK Short Course end of October (updated 16-5-2012)
The on site KNZB fixture next season appeared with one very striking fact.
The Dutch Open Championship In contrast to previous years, Short Course not take place in early December 2012 but already late October.
The tournament which will probably also serve as a qualifying tournament for the European and World Championships Short Course, both of which take place in December, is scheduled for the weekend of 26th, 27th and 28th of October.
It should at least be mentioned that the striking 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 often limited. If they decide to keep equally delicious holiday, after the Olympic Games 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.
Would be a World Cup for the swimmers who are motivated / promising even contest regarded as qualifier. Can be These are scheduled for 13/14 of 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 into the second weekend of the autumn, for middle and southern Netherlands falls on the weekend after the autumn.
Update (25-4-2012): we Partly in response to the comments below contacted KNZB and put the following mail deposited:
The new calendar of 2012-2013 the Dutch Open Short Course is scheduled for late October, is this correct?
As a trainer I think this is a very undesirable situation.
By abolishing the 25m pool limits for summer NK clubs / swimmers are 'forced' to all their matches to swim as much as possible from February / March in a 50m pool. This means that there is less swum in a 25m pool, and swimmers will have to get their limits for the Dutch Open Short Course even after the summer holidays. With a limit period which closes the beginning of October that is practically impossible.
Furthermore, I think it is also against the rules from the KNZB itself:
"Dutch Winter Swimming Championships.
a. The Dutch Winter Swimming Championships annually 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, which you say you have a hard time with a trainer, I have also forwarded to Titus Mennen.
The limit period from next season extended for all National Championships. This will mean that the deadline to register will be placed on Oct 15 and one t / m Oct. 14 can achieve the limits.
There is also an amendment of the regulations in the making, we modify the rules at that point
Of course we have here again responded, this time with the question of why this rather radical change.
Is from KNZB indicated that they will only provide information through official channels and knzb.nl zwemkroniek.com.
If they can, there are trainers who are interested in the motives of the KNZB for decisions made, do not hesitate to contact KNZB itself. For more information about the movement of the Dutch Open Short Course for October Titus Mennen the right contact person.