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More than one thousand swimmers set to compete at Speedo National Summer Meet

Swim England’s biggest domestic swimming event, the National Summer Meet, returns this week after two years away.

This year’s event has been renamed as the Speedo National Summer Meet, following Swim England’s partnership with the swimwear brand.

The five day-long event will see both able bodied and para-swimming athletes compete throughout the duration of the meet.

More than 1,400 swimmers will descend on Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. The event begins on Friday 5 August and will run until Tuesday 9 August.

Heats sessions are set to begin at 9am and 1pm each day, followed by the finals sessions beginning at 5pm. All the action will be available to view via the live stream.

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’.

Action-packed event

The National Summer Meet is always an action-packed event and the 2019 spectacle was no different.

Leatherhead swimmer Conor Ballard took the opening gold medal the last time the event was held. He set a new personal best time to win the Men’s MC 100m Freestyle final.

Tewkesbury’s Adam Hall rounded off the meet, cruising to victory to be crowned national champion in the final event – the Men’s 400m Freestyle (18 Years and Over). Catch up on all the 2019 action here.

The 2020 and 2021 National Summer Meets were unable to take place due to the pandemic – making this year’s event the first time competitors will return.

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