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Swimmer development with England Talent Open Water

The highest level of support you can receive as an English swimmer is with Swim England Talent Open Water.

The England Talent pathway includes opportunities for the top distance swimmers under the age of 22 to gain selection for:

  • Open Water training camps
  • Advice from national open water coaches
  • Entry to certain international open water events

Selection for the Swim England Talent Open Water pathway is made from results at the National Age Group Championships and 1500m/800m English rankings.

If you have achieved notable results in either of these, the Talent team will contact you directly and offer you a place at the appropriate level.

If you are not yet competing at the highest level for your age group, read our eight steps for becoming an elite swimmer.

Selection for British international events

Selection for British events such as the European Junior Championships are made from qualifying events and at the discretion of the British Swimming selectors.

Head to the British Swimming website to view the latest selection policies for these events.