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.
Devon County Championships
12th January 800m Boys and Girls, Long Course
and 9th/10 February Championships/Age Groups
23rd February 1500m Boys and Girls, Long Course
Scottish Age Group Championships
British Swimming Championships
ASA SW Regionals (Youth)
4th/ 5th (Plymouth)
ASA SW Regionals (Age Group)
11th/ 12th May (Hengrove)
18th/ 19th May (Millfield)
2019 Fina World Championships
12th-28th July 2019 Gwangju, South KoreaREAD MORE
European Youth Olympics Festival 2019
20th-28th July 2019, Baku, AzerbaijanREAD MORE
British Summer Championships
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.
FINA World Junior Swimming Championships 2019
Budapest, HungaryREAD MORE
2019 SwimWest Regional Winter Championships
Details to be confirmed...READ MORE
SwimEngland National Winter Championships (25m) 2019
Swim England Winter Championships 2019 will be at Ponds Forge from 5th-8th December 2019.
There will be a partial training day on 4th December.READ MORE