Swim England London

Aquatic sports in the London region

SE London Region Open Water Championships 2024

Swim England London have been advised that unfortunately the site for our Regional Open Water Championship Event 2024 (the lake at Merchant Taylors School) is currently closed. We are in close communication with the venue and working with our partner agencies to assist in resolving the situation as quickly as possible. Further information will be made available in due course so please keep checking for updates.

The Regional Open Water event is taking place on the 7th July 2024 at Merchant Taylors’ School, Sandy Lodge, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2HT

Key Information 

  • Please read the Conditions document carefully prior to entry.
  • Estimated entry times are required in the format mm:ss.hh where “m” is minutes, “s” is seconds, “h” is hundredths of seconds.  At the moment the entry portal cannot accept a time of over 60 minutes, so a time of 1hr 10mins 30.34secs should be entered as 59:30.34. Entering the correct time format is essential. Estimated entry times are not used for the purpose of seeding.
  • Competitors should be confident they can complete distances within the cut off times stated in the Conditions document (see below).
  • Note there are separate entry portals for Age Group and Masters swimmers.
  • Entries for Age Group swimmers must be made via the swimmer’s club and with coach approval. Individual entries will not be accepted.
  • Individual entries will only be accepted for para swimmers, masters swimmers and adult swimmers not affiliated to a Swim England club.
  • Adult swimmers seeking to qualify for National Open Water Age Group events should enter via online meet entry portal for Age Group swimmers (see below).
  • We welcome entries from adult swimmers who are not members of a Swim England affiliated club but entries must be accompanied with a Swim England temporary compete membership form (see below).
  • Swimmers can enter more than one event.
  • The personal declaration form (see below) must be signed by each entrant and must be brought to the competition by the coach, team manager or individual entrant.

The closing date for entries and payment is June 14th, 2024

Meet Documents

Entry Conditions

Meet Entry File for Age Group Club Entry

Online Meet Entry Portal – Age Group Swimmers

Online Meet Entry Portal – Masters Swimmers

Swim England Event Accreditation

Guidance for Swimmers and Parents (Details to follow)

Entry Pack (Details to follow)

Schedule of events (Details to follow)

Please be advised that we will need to have received completed temporary membership forms by June 10th to process them in time to allow non-affiliated members to complete their applications ahead of the June 14th closing date. 

Temporary Compete Form 2024

Temporary Support Member Form 2024

Personal Declaration Form

Open Water Development Day

For Age Group swimmers keen to get some experience in open water and hone race skills, the London Region Open Water Swimming team will be running a Development Day at Luxborough Lakes, Chigwell, on Sunday June 9th. Please see link below for more details.

Development Day Details – 9th June 2024


Clubs can practice/train at Merchant Taylors’ School on Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Sat/Sun mornings. Coaches are permitted to go on the water in a kayak/SUP as long as they check in with the lakeside team first.

Bookable at the below page:


Please direct enquiries to David Skinner and [email protected]