Are you ready for the Swim England Summer Meet?July 19, 2017
The Swim England National Summer Meet – the highlight of the English swimming calendar and our biggest event – starts tomorrow!
The event takes place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield from the 2-6 August 2017.
Tickets and full spectator information are available here.
It is an important addition to the competition structure in Great Britain. Some of the top swimmers in England will be battling for national honours in their respective age groups.
The boys’ age groups are 13/14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs, 17yrs and 18yrs+ while the girls’ age groups are 12/13yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs and 17yrs+.
A full complement of Olympic swimming events are contested, as well as additional 50m races in breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. There are also a number of multi-classification events for para-swimmers.
Some swimmers will go on to compete at events like the British Swimming Championships and British Summer Championships as they develop and grow as athletes. A few may become future stars of the swimming world.
If you have entered the event, click here to download the confirmation pack.
A glimpse of what is to come
There was plenty to get excited about at the 2016 event, with loads of personal bests and age group records being set over the five day event.
Durham City SC swimmer Daniel Morley took four gold medals over the course of the event. He was in top form over the five days, beating a number of personal best times along the way.
City of Salford’s Olivia Herron put in quite a performance, tallying up four gold medals in the 12/13 age group. She took titles in the 100m and 200m Breast, and the 100m and 200m Fly.
Erico Cuna secured a gold medal for Plymouth Leander, after just six months training at the club. Cuna was the second fastest qualifier in the 50m Back (16yrs) that morning, and his performance in the final showed he had more in the tank. He touched in 28.18 to take the title in a personal best time.
- Click here to read all of the 2016 reports and re-live the action from last year.