About the National Winter Championships

The National Winter Championships is the biggest English level 1 swimming meet of the winter months, with Britain’s top senior swimmers often involved.

The National Winter Champs offers a Christmas feast of fast swimming with the ASA’s historic and prestigious swimming trophies handed out to event winners.

The Winter Championships were held as a short course 25m event in 2015 and 2016.

However, the 2017 National Winter Championships was a long course 50m competition, with swimmers heading to the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia fine-tuning their preparation in Sheffield.

The 2017 Championship took place from 13 – 17 December – click here to find out more on the Schedule page.

What can I expect from the National Winter Championships?

The National Winter Championships features the full range of Olympic swimming events, as well as 50m competitions for breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly.

When the Championships are held over short course, there are also 100m Individual Medley events for men and women.

There are also 4x100m Freestyle, 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley Relay events held for both sexes.

Medals are given to the fastest senior swimmers in the ‘A’ final of each event as well as the fastest three junior swimmers (15 years old or younger) from the heats or finals.

In 2017, Ellie Faulkner and James Wilby won the Alan Hime Memorial Trophies for their outstanding performances in the 200m Freestyle and 200m Breaststroke respectively.

The Alan Lawrence Memorial Trophies for the top junior performances went to City of Birmingham’s Charlotte Rigg and City of Leicester’s William Bell for their efforts in the 200m Breaststroke and 4400m Freestyle respectively.

  • Click here to read reports from the 2017 Swim England National Winter Championships (50m).