About the National Summer Meet

The National Summer Meet is Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event of the year.

The Summer Meet forms part of a swimming competition structure in Great Britain whereby the top ranked swimmers in each event are invited to compete at the British Swimming Summer Championships.

Swim England National Summer Meet 2020

This year’s National Summer Meet has been cancelled.

Read our news story about the cancellation to find out more.

The next ranked swimmers at Swim England affiliated clubs – or those who have chosen to be ranked as an English swimmer – are invited to compete at the Nationals.

The rankings are on swimmers’ performances at level 1 meets between a qualification window, typically between March and May of the same calendar year.

What can I expect from the National Summer Meet?

We call the National Summer Meet our biggest event for good reason! Thousands of swimmers compete over the six-day meet with events held for five different age groups as well as para-swimmers.

The boys’ age groups are 13/14 Yrs, 15 Yrs, 16 Yrs, 17 Yrs and 18 Yrs / Over while the girls’ age groups are 12/13 Yrs, 14 Yrs, 15 Yrs, 16 Yrs and 17 Yrs / Over.

Competitions are held across the full range of Olympic swimming events, as well as 50m for breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly. A range of multi-classification events are also held.

Head to the Competitor Information page to find out the latest about which events feature at the Meet.

  • Read reports from the 2019 National Summer Meet (50m) on our news pages.