Nation's top young swimmers to compete at Swim England National Summer MeetAugust 1, 2023
More than 1,300 of the nation’s fastest young swimmers are preparing to compete at Swim England’s biggest domestic event, the National Summer Meet.
This year’s event will see them descend on Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield for five days of competition.
The event begins on Wednesday 2 August and will run until Sunday 6 August where both able bodied and para-swimming athletes are set to compete.
Races will be run across five age categories for men and women whilst para-swimming events will be determined by British Para-Swimming points under the Multi-Classification format.
Heat sessions will begin at 9am each day with a second heats session at 1pm from Thursday to Sunday.
The fastest 10 competitors from the heats will book their place in the finals session, with the 800m and 1500m races to be ‘Heat Declared Winners’.
Finals will get underway at 5pm each evening where we’ll crown a host of new national champions.
A competitive environment
Last year’s competition saw a number of personal bests and close finishes in an action packed event in Sheffield.
The 2022 edition got off the mark with a tie for gold in the Women’s MC 100m Freestyle between Rachael Partington and Brooklyn Hale whilst Ella Williams from Swindon Dolphins won the competitions first gold medal in the Women’s MC 100m Breaststroke.
There were also a number of multiple medallists as swimmers hit their peak to close out the season at Ponds Forge.
Northumberland and Durham’s William Ellis was among those after he won a trio of backstroke titles following a lifetime best in the Men’s 18 Years and Over 200m Backstroke on the final day whilst City of Bristol’s Martha Sell won four medals with a hat trick of golds across the five days.
You can catch up on all the action from 2022 and read about all the medallists here.
Swim England’s social media channels will be across the competition throughout the five days with reports from the competition being published on the Swim England website.
If you would like to attend the event, tickets are still available to purchase at the venue.