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 2018

  • When: 31 July – 4 August 2018
  • Where: Ponds Forge, Sheffield
  • Who: Swimmers ranked 21 – 39 (or 21 – 35 for 800m & 1500m Freestyle) in their respective age group.
  • Tickets: Adult prices from £5.00 – head to swimmingresults.org for a 10% discount.

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. Click here to view the latest English rankings.

The 2018 Swim England National Summer Meet takes place from 31 July – 4 August – view which events take place on each day on our Summer Meet Schedule page.

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 2017 National Summer Meet (50m).