British Swimming Championships 2019 - UPDATE

UPDATE 5th DEC 2018

”Progression” qualifying times have been introduced for those swimmers in the first two years of the male and female Open age group. 

The Progression qualifying times are for males born 1999 and 2000 and females born 2000 and 2001. The new document “version 2” has been uploaded under the Coaches section here.

The format of the finals remains the same; Junior, Transition and Open. The conditions for the event also remain unchanged, with qualifying times having to be achieved since 28 th February 2018.

The additional qualifying times have been introduced to help with the junior to senior transition by making more individuals eligible to enter the meet. The aim is to make the National Championships more inclusive, and see the World Class team taking a proactive step to ease the progression up from junior age groups. 

For Qualifying Times V2 please click here

British Swimming has published the schedule, conditions and qualifying times for the British Swimming Championships 2019.

The schedule includes reverse men’s and women’s distance events and has been designed to provide a full six days of fast-paced swimming action.

The event will see medallists from this year’s European Championships, along with the rest of Great Britain’s elite, competing for title of British Champion and qualification into major senior and junior international events later in the year.

For the British Swimming Championships 2019, there will be a three-final format; Open Final, Transition Final and Junior Final. The Open Final will be contested by the eight fastest qualifiers, irrespective of age.

The Transition Final then serves as an opportunity for the next fastest eight competitors (born 1996 or later) to contest a final round. Finally, the Junior Final has been set to mirror the ages of the World and European Junior Championships, allowing those age-group swimmers the chance to swim a final if they have not achieved entry into either the Open or Transition.  

The competition runs from 16-21 st April at Tollcross International Swimming Centre. Tickets will be on sale via The Ticket Factory in December, so keep your eyes peeled here for further information. 

Click here to view the schedule for the British Swimming Championships 2019.


To view the qualifying times and event conditions click here and go to the coaches tab.