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.

National Summer Meet 2019

  • When: 31 July – 4 August 2019
  • Where: Sheffield
  • Address: Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf Street, Sheffield, S1 2BP
  • Who: Swimmers ranked 25 – 44 (or 19 – 33 for 800m & 1500m Freestyle) in their respective age group.
  • Entries: Open in June 2019 – look out for information on our Competitor Entry page
  • Tickets: Released closer to the date of the competition – look out for information on our Spectator Information page
  • Social: Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates about the event or join the conversation by using the hashtag #SESwimmming

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 will feature at this year’s Meet.

  • Click here to read reports from the 2018 National Summer Meet (50m).
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