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 has been held as a short course 25m event for the past two years.

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

The 2017 Championship will take 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 2016, Molly Renshaw and Timothy Shuttleworth won the Alan Hime Memorial Trophies for their British record performances in the 200m Breaststroke and 1500m Freestyle respectively.

The Alan Lawrence Memorial Trophies for the top junior performances went to Newcastle’s Annalea Davison and City of Birmingham’s Samuel Osborne for their efforts in the 800m and 1500m Freestyle respectively.

  • Click here to read reports from the 2016 ASA National Winter Meet (25m).