British Swimming Championships 2018

01 Mar 2018 - 04 Mar 2018
January, 14 2018


In partnership with the University of Edinburgh

Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 4 March 2018

Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB


Royal Commonwealth Pool, 21 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5BB. 8 lane 50 metre pool with full electronic timing. 6 lane 25m warm up and swim-down pool available throughout the day. http://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/venues/royal-commonwealth-pool/facilities





  • open
  • junior defined as; 14-17 years (born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004).


  • open
  • junior defined as; 15-18 years (born in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003).


EVENTS – heats and finals
50m events in all strokes with open A and junior finals followed by skins for the open event. The first round of the skins will feature an open final with 8 swimmers, reducing to 6, 4, 3, 2 and a winner. Men’s and women’s skins events will be alternated each evening.

100m and 200m events in all strokes and 200m IM will be swum with open and B finals. There will be A finals only for junior events.

The fastest 16 swimmers from the 100m and 200m heats in each event, irrespective of age, will be allocated places in the open and B finals. The next fastest 8 swimmers from the junior entrants will be allocated places in the junior final.

400m IM and freestyle will be swum as heats and finals. The open and junior final will be swum in the evening session. There is no B final.

800m and 1500m freestyle events are HDW. Fastest heat will be swum in the finals session. 4 x 100m mixed freestyle and medley relays. Junior teams should be clearly marked at time of entry.


British Championships - The fastest three swimmers who have GB as their FINA recognised sport nationality will be awarded medals for 1st – 3rd place in the open final, with presentations taking place throughout the evening finals sessions. (Note: in the 50m skins event, medals will be awarded based on placings after the first round of swimming). A presentation schedule will be provided at the coaches/team leaders meeting and will be in the information pack.

Edinburgh International Swim Meet prizes – All swimmers, irrespective of nationality, may win cash prizes. The total cash prize pot is at least £10,500 and will be awarded as follows:
Top 5 performers, based on FINA IPS system
(best performance by a swimmer, regardless of nationality)

  • 1st = £1,000
  • 2nd = £900
  • 3rd = £750
  • 4th = £600
  • 5th = £400

Winners, or a representative, should be available for presentations after the Sunday evening‘s finals.
Cash prizes for relay and individual events (to be collected during the competition) are as follows:
Relays - fastest team only breaking a meet record; £200 senior record ; £40 junior record.

Individual events

£100 to the winner of the skins event; £50 to the runner up and £50 to the round 1 winner.
£100 to the winner of all other open events; £50 to the runner up.
£20 to the junior winner; £10 to the runner up. The junior prizes will be awarded to the fastest in either the open, B or junior final; from women born in 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004, and from men born in 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003.