National Events

Details will follow regarding the national meets in 2020. For English and British National Summer Meets qualifying times must have been swum long course at level 1 between 13th March 2020 and 10th May 2020.

The Qualifying Window for the British Summer Championships and the Home Nation Summer Meets will open on Friday 13th March 2020 and run through to Sunday 10th May 2020.

Entry to the key end of season events is by invitation only, from performances recorded in the designated Qualifying Window. The 24 top ranked swimmers in each event in each age grouping will be invited to attend the British Summer Championships, except for the 800m and 1500m events where the top 18 will be invited.

Interim Ranking Lists

This year weekly rankings lists will be published on a twice weekly basis (Tuesday and Friday) once the Qualifying Window opens. A final draft rankings list will be produced on 13th May 2020, once the Window has closed.

English Nationals 2020

Window is 13th March 2020 and 10th May 2020

British Swimming Championships

British Swimming is pleased to announce that the 2020 British Swimming Championships will make the move back to the London Aquatics Centre and will welcome more competitors than ever before. 

Given the higher cost of the event being in London, British Swimming’s Performance Implementation Group has agreed that this provides a great opportunity to open the event up to a much larger group of competitors to meet the heightened interest in the 2020 event. Taking place from the 14th – 19th April,  the British Championships will also act as the selection event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as well as the European Senior and Junior Championship teams. 

British Swimming’s Head of Elite Development, Tim Jones, explained:

“Listening to feedback from the last couple of British Championships, we believe that having more athletes involved will spark positive interest in the meet from the swimming community, promoting a more inclusive event. We are going to run three sessions per day, comprising of faster heats in the morning, slower heats early afternoon, and continue with a three-final format in the evening in a similar vein to previous British Championships. This approach has been implemented across the world and widening the scope of these competitions have been  accepted positively. 

“We have discussed for a good period of time the issue of qualifying times, and have landed for ease on a simple single entry time, which has been made simpler given there is only one junior team being selected this year. We really look forward to welcoming a host of first-time athletes to the 2020 British Championships.”

qualification times for the 2020 british swimming championships:

Swimming Champs times 2020