County, regional and national level events

As swimmers improve their skills and become faster, they will look to test themselves against the best. To enter these events, swimmers must qualify by achieving times within the set window before the deadline.

First up is the county championships, usually held in January/ February. The swimmer chooses which county to compete in and for PL swimmers this would normally be Devon or Cornwall. Swims from March through to December usually qualify.

Next are the regional championships, which cover the whole of the south west. It's split into two age groups which are held over three weekends in May. The qualifying times are tougher and the qualifying window opens at the beginning of October.

Summer nationals are split into British and separate home nations. These are held over two full weeks in the summer. Qualification is based on the top ranked swimmers in the country and times must be achieved at long course level 1.

20 January
Devon County Championships

Devon County Championships

Plymouth Life Centre

13th/ 14th January, 20th/ 21st January, 3rd/ 4th February, 24th February (Long Distance).

http://www.devonswimming.org.uk

01 March
British Swimming Championships

British Swimming Championships

Edinburgh

https://www.britishswimming.org

10 March
United Bristol & Bristol Henleaze National Qualifier

United Bristol & Bristol Henleaze National Qualifier

Hengrove Park Leisure Centre

Level 1 Open Meet
Licence Number: 1SW180292

To download further information about this meet please click here

04 April
Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018

Australia- Gold Coast

https://www.gc2018.com

05 May
ASA SW Regionals (Youth)

ASA SW Regionals (Youth)

5th/ 6th/7th May (Plymouth)

12 May
ASA SW Regionals (Age Group)

ASA SW Regionals (Age Group)

12th/ 13th May (Hengrove)
19th/ 20th May (Millfield)

https://www.swimwest.org.uk/competitions

31 May
British Para- Swimming (Sheffield)

British Para- Swimming (Sheffield)

www.britishswimming.org

13 July
Scotland (Aberdeen)

Scotland (Aberdeen)

https://www.scottishswimming.com

24 July
British Summer Championships - (Sheffield)

British Summer Championships - (Sheffield)

The Summer Championships and the three home nation summer meets continue to form part of the broader Performance Pathway Strategy aimed at supporting the UK’s junior swimming talent on their journey towards senior medal-winning international performances.

30 July
Wales (Swansea)

Wales (Swansea)

http://www.swimwales.org

31 July
Home Nations Summer Championships - England (Sheffield)

Home Nations Summer Championships - England (Sheffield)

The National Summer Meet is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year.

http://www.swimming.org/swimengland