Swimming competitions

In accordance with the British Swimming Competition Pathway, the Swimming Committee organises the following competitions annually:

  • Long Course Championships – usually held in May
  • Short Course Championships – usually held in November
  • Inter-county Competition – usually held in July

 Details of forthcoming competitions, including entry times and conditions can be found below.

2018 Short Course Championships

(Under ASA Laws and Regulations and ASA Technical Rules of Racing)

2nd – 4th November 2018 at Inspire: Luton Sports Village

Butterfield Green Road, Off Hitchin Road, Luton, LU2 8DD

Entry Pack

Qualifying Times


Received Entries

Closing date for entries: midday on Friday 12th October 2018

The Swimming Committee is concerned that some swimmers have had insufficient opportunities to qualify for the 100m Individual Medley at the Swim England East Region Short Course Championships.


It has therefore been decided that swimmers can enter the 100m Individual Medley if they have the 200m Individual Medley qualifying time for the championships. 


Those competitors who already have a 100m Individual Medley qualifying time must enter with that time. 


Swimmers entering with a 200m Individual Medley time will be seeded with that time.


To enter the 100IM using a 200IM time click the N against the event until it turns to a green Y. The entry administrator will then enter the 200IM time for the event. If the swimmer has qualified for the 200IM event but is not entering it please provide a screen shot from rankings showing the swimmer has achieved the 200IM QT.

The Swim England East Region Swimming Committee have released the qualifying times, race schedule and entry pack for the 2019 Swim England East Region Long Course Championships.

Racing will once again take place over the two bank holiday weekends in May, with reverse distance events for all age groups being held in a separate session on Saturday 18th May. 

In a change to previous years, 2019 regional qualifying times may now be achieved between the 1st May 2018 and the entry closing date. This means that times registered at last year’s regional long course championships and summer national meets can now be used to enter the Championships.

It is hoped that this change will be of use to all swimmers, but particularly those competing in distance freestyle events. 

Over the course of the 2018-19 season, the Region will be changing the email address that club officers use to make entries. The new address is swimentries@eastswimming.org. We ask club officers to update their records as soon as possible. 

We look forward to welcoming you all to our galas in Luton, Basildon and Norwich in May 2019.

Qualifying times

Entry pack

Schedule of events

Become a swimming official

At every event we run we rely on the expertise of qualified, experienced volunteers able to provide the events that our competitors need to acheive their personal goals.

Swim England East Region has a Swimming Officials Group that co-ordinates training for officials in the Region.

East Region Travel and Expenses Policy

East Region will pay travel and subsistence expenses of all volunteers that are appointed to work at Regional swimming events.

Download the Region’s expenses policy for swimming events.

Licensing your gala.