I am quite amazed that the ISL competition was advertised on British Swimming on Facebook and is under the wings of British Swimming. Some big relief went around my body as at the beginning I felt stressed what format the competition would take.
Even better is that I probably can officiate as I just love officiating for competitions at the London Aquatics Centre, which has become my second home.
Calling it the London roar is very appropriate as Adam Peaty swims there and he is a big lion fan. It wouldn’t surprise me if Adam asked the organisers to name the competition London Roar.
As I’ve learned British Swimming will also recruit the officials for this, something I didn’t think would be possible. Announcements will be short notice but people are alerted to stand by. The big event will be 23. and 24. November 2019.
It’s just great that Melanie Marshall, Adam Peaty’s coach is head coach, so everything is just like normal.