Licensed Meets levels, calendar and resourcesMay 17, 2016 Compete
Licensed Meets are swimming events licensed by Swim England. This means they have to meet certain standards to ensure fair competition.
The English swimming licensed meets calendar contains a range of ‘open’ meets, designed to give all competitive swimmers in England the chance to achieve their true potential.
- Click here to go to the full Meets calendar (external site)
Guide to the four levels of licensed meets
All licensed meets are subject to Swim England Regulations and the Swim England Technical Rules of Racing. They are graded into four levels.
- Level 1 Meets are long course (50m) only and cover National, Regional and County Championships. Their purpose is to enable athletes to achieve qualifying times for entry into National, Regional and County Championships.
- Level 2 Meets are short course (25m) only and cover National, Regional and County Championships. Their purpose is to enable athletes to achieve qualifying times for entry into National, Regional and County Championships in short course.
- Level 3 Meets are long and short course events. Their purpose is to enable athletes to achieve times for entry into Regional and County Championships and other Meets at Level 1 or Level 2.
- Level 4 Meets are entry level events in pools 25m or greater. Borough Championships are an example. They are for inexperienced athletes and swimmers seeking to compete outside their club environment. If times are good athletes progress to Level 3 Meets.
Further information on Licensed Meets
If you are organising Licensed Meets, or are interested to know more about them, below is our Licensed Meets document library.
It contains a range of Word and PDF documents for swimmers and organisers alike. Everything from criteria for entry into events to a list of Regional Licensing Officers to contact is there. Any new help or guidance created for Licensed Meets will be added to the library.
If there is something you feel is missing or incorrect please contact us.