Find out everything you need to know about 2020 National Summer Meet

The event conditions and schedule have been confirmed for the 2020 Swim England National Summer Meet – with a change to the entry process set to increase opportunities for swimmers.

The National Summer Meet will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, from Wednesday 29 July to Sunday 2 August, only a week after the British Summer Championships.

In line with British Swimming and the home nations, the qualifying window will be open from 13 March to 10 May 2020.

Swimmers who accept an invitation to attend the British Summer Championships will be unable to compete at the National Summer Meet.

This means that the 20 next fastest English competitors who don’t attend the British Swimming event (15 for the 800m and 1500m Freestyle) will receive an invite to the National Summer Meet.

Should a swimmer receive a secondary entry to the British Summer Championships, their place at the National Summer Meet will be backfilled by the next ranked swimmer.

Entry process

The first batch of invites will be sent out after British Swimming’s initial window closes on 1 June, with successful swimmers given until 5pm on Friday 12 June 2020 to accept.

Swim England will then send secondary invites out on Monday 15 June 2020 and entries will be accepted until the Team Leaders meeting, which is due to take place 6pm on Tuesday 28 July 2020 at Ponds Forge.

The National Summer Meet will feature all individual events on the Olympic programme, as well as the 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.


Qualifying times for the para-swimming events must have been achieved within the period from 1 August 2019 until 10 May 2020.

Times may have been recorded in either a long course or a short course pool.

This will again be a multi-class competition, with finalists and medallists determined by British Para-Swimming Point (BPS) scores.

Visit the National Summer Meet competitor information page to download the event conditions, schedule and para-swimming qualifying times.

Para-swimming events at 2020 Swim England National Summer Meet

  • 50m Freestyle (S1-S13)
  • 100m Freestyle (S1-S13)
  • 200m Freestyle (S1-S5 & S14)
  • 400m Freestyle (S6-S13)
  • 50m Backstroke (S1-S5)
  • 100m Backstroke (S1, S2 & S6-S14)
  • 50m Breaststroke (SB1-SB3)
  • 100m Breaststroke (SB4-SB9, SB11-SB14)
  • 50m Butterfly (S1-S7)
  • 100m Butterfly (S8-S14)
  • 150m Individual Medley (SM1-SM4)
  • 200m Individual Medley (SM5-SM14)