Congratulations to Martin Iankov and Maggie Welsh for being selected for Swim England East Midlands virtual development day replacing the standard development programme, organised by the Swim England Talent team. The one day is instead of the originally planned three development days and is for swimmers aged 12 years old at 31 December 2020, forming a team of 36 swimmers (18 Male & 18 Female).

Martin and Maggie were selected by the Athlete Selection Policy, and with the current situation, the standard selection policy was amended, allowing for the competition situation before lockdown. The aim was to be inclusive as possible, which now allows for long course and short course ranking consideration. The selection policy also includes engagement within the competition pathway via the County Championships in the absence of the 2020 Regional Championships.