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.
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.
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.
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.
Meets are entry level events in pools 25m or greater. Borough Championships or a Club 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.
All official times are stored on the Swim England database. You can access this via the following link:
When entering a competition (or checking against qualifying times), please help our amazing admin team by providing up-to-date times where possible. If they have no time, simply use NT.
Cornwall County Qualifying Times
Qualifying Times 2020 - age as at 31/12/20
Swim England South West Regional Qualifying Times
Regional and National
Swim England National Winter Championships 2021: 3 – 5 December at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. https://www.swimming.org/sport/national-winter-champs-competitor-information/
Swim Wales Winters 2021: 17-19 December at Wales National Pool Swansea: https://www.swimwales.org/events/swim-wales-winters-2021
Please follow the link below for details of the South West Long Course (Level 1) regionals. This event will take place in May 2022, age groups are at 31/12/22.
This is a high standard meet. Details are shared now to give swimmers plenty of time to work towards achieving these qualifying times, should they wish to qualify. I truly believe all swimmers have the ability to achieve a regional time if they work for it.