Compete at the Swim England Masters National Championships

At the Masters Hub, we firmly believe there are few feelings that match the buzz of competitive swimming.

The pinnacle of racing (from our humble point of view) is to compete at the Swim England Masters National Championships.

It’s the biggest domestic event in the short course pool where each length is 25m.

Competition is always fierce for medals in every age group, but it’s also a great event to work towards if you’re new to Masters swimming or returning to the sport after some years away.

Enter the 2018 Championships

The Swim England Masters National Championships (25m) 2018 take place from 26 – 28 October at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

Entries are now closed for this event.


To compete in an event, you need to have at least equalled the Masters National Championships qualifying time for that event.

After reviewing last year’s event, the Masters Working Group took on board all feedback from swimmers in calculating this year’s qualifying times.

The times are slightly faster than last year, but the group feels this will still enable the majority of swimmers to enter while balancing the need to maintain the high standard for the event.

Your time must be from the past 24 months and must be recorded in the British rankings database.

Click here to download the qualifying times for the 2018 Championships in PDF format.


The 2018 event will run from Friday 26 October until Sunday 28 October with three sessions on the first two days and two sessions on the final day.

You can view a full version of the schedule in the Entry Pack (PDF). Alternatively, click or tap on the session numbers below to view the events for each day.

Friday 26 October

Session 1 - 9:00 AM
101Mixed 1500m Freestyle
Session 2 - 1:30 PM
201Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relays
202Men's 100m Backstroke
203Women's 100m Backstroke
204Men's 50m Breaststroke
205Women's 50m Breaststroke
206Men's 200m Individual Medley
207Women's 200m Individual Medley
208Men's 4x50m Freestyle Relays
209Women's 4x50m Freestyle Relays
Session 3 - 5:45 PM
301Mixed 4x100m Medley Relays
302Men's 200m Butterfly
303Women's 200m Butterfly
304Men's 100m Freestyle
305Women's 100m Freestyle

Saturday 27 October

Session 4 - 9:00 AM
401Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relays
402Men's 100m Individual Medley
403Women's 100m Individual Medley
404Men's 400m Freestyle
405Women's 400m Freestyle
206Men's 4x50m Medley Relays
207Women's 4x50m Medley Relays
Session 5 - 12:30 PM
501Men's 100m Butterfly
502Women's 100m Butterfly
503Men's 50m Backstroke
504Women's 50m Backstroke
505Men's 200m Freestyle
506Women's 200m Freestyle
507Men's 4x100m Medley Relays
508Women's 4x100m Medley Relays
Session 6 - 5:30 PM
601Mixed 4x50m Freestyle Relays
602Men's 200m Breaststroke
603Women's 200m Breaststroke
604Men's 50m Butterfly
605Women's 50m Butterfly
606Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relays
607Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relays

Sunday 28 October

Session 7 - 9:00 AM
701Men's 400m Individual Medley
702Women's 400m Individual Medley
703Men's 50m Freestyle
704Women's 50m Freestyle
705Men's 100m Breaststroke
706Women's 100m Breaststroke
707Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relays
708Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relays
Session 8 - 1:15 PM
801Mixed 4x50m Medley Relays
802Men's 200m Backstroke
803Women's 200m Backstroke
804Mixed 800m Freestyle

If you have any questions about competing at this year’s Swim England Masters National Championships, please contact