There will be four meets held throughout the 2022-2023 season.  The first three meets will be held in a short course venue and Regions may choose to run the last meet in a long course venue.  Regions may also choose to split clubs and run the meets in multiple venues.

Age Groups:    
Minimum entry age is 10 years
Male 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13/14yrs
Female 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13/14yrs

Age-Up Date:   
Meet 1 & 2 (Round 1) – 31st December 2022
Meet 3 & 4 (Round 2) – 31st December 2023

10yrs: 50m Butterfly/Backstroke/Breaststroke/Freestyle, 100m IM, 25m Free Kick
11yrs: 50m Butterfly, 100m Backstroke/Breaststroke/Freestyle, 200m IM, 25m Free Kick
12-14yrs: 100m Butterfly/Backstroke/Breaststroke, 200m Freestyle, 200m IM, 25m Free Kick
Mixed 4 x 25m Freestyle & Medley Team Relay 10-12yrs – must be at least 1 male and 1 female and a maximum of one 12-year-old on the team and all swimmers must be competing in the competition

Entries: No qualifying times will be published. Athletes may only compete in their own Region. 

Unless otherwise stated in the meet conditions athletes can enter as many individual events as deemed appropriate by their coach.  Athletes may swim down distances if their coach believes this is the appropriate distance for them, and athletes are limited to 1 distance per stroke per meet.  Clubs can enter multiple relay teams.

The Future Challenger Series is open to all competitive members aged 10 to 12 years however athletes aged 13/14 years may enter if they have not previously competed at the Aspiring Champions level or above and cannot compete at the Aspiring Champions Series in the same cycle i.e., the short course or long course season

Athletes with a disability must be registered as members of a Swim Ireland affiliated club at the time of entry.

Awards: Connacht Olympic Band Awards

Order of Events:

Meet 1 & 3Meet 2 & 4
Mixed 4 x 25m MTRMixed 4 x 25m MTR (4 x 50m in Meet 4 if LC)
10-14yrs 100m IM11-14yrs 200m IM
12-14yrs 200m Freestyle10-14yrs 50m Backstroke
11-14yrs 100m Freestyle11-14yrs 100m Backstroke
10-14yrs 50m Freestyle10-14yrs 50m Fly
11-14yrs 100m Breaststroke12-14yrs 100m Fly
10-14yrs 25m Free Kick10-14yrs 50m Breaststroke
Mixed 4 x 25m FTRMixed 4 x 25m FTR (4 x 50m in Meet 4 if LC)


Click here to download information on the Connacht Future Challenger Reward Structure