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For information: London Swimming Regional Summer Championships 2018

Please see the recently released QTs and event schedule for 2018:

2018 London Swimming Regional Summer Championships Qualifying Times v1

2018 London Swimming Regional Summer Championships_Event Schedule

Good news- girls can enter 1500m free and boys can enter 800m free.

The championships will take place in May and there will be more information about entry nearer the time.

GALA ENTRY: MCASA Spring Development Meet, 10th , 11th & 17th March 2018

Closing date/time for entries is Thursday 1st February 2108 at 5pm

Swimmers should not have swum faster than the upper limit times (see link below) and must have renewed their Swim England membership for 2018 at Category 2 to apply.

Please read the gala information before you put in an entry:

Dev Meet Conditions

Dev Meet Programme

Upper Limit Times



GALA ENTRY: Beckenham SC 125th Anniversary International Open 2018, 30th, 31st March, 1st April

The closing date/time for entries is Monday 29th January 2018 at 12 noon

Swimmers entry times must be equal to or faster than the Qualifying Times (see below). Entry times must be Long Course (or converted from SC to LC)

Please read the gala information before putting in an entry:

125th – Conditions

125th – Programme

125th – Qualifying Times

Gala entry UPDATE 8th Jan 2018: CoStA Spring Open Meet 10th March 2018

UPDATE: Swimmers/parents: This gala is on the same day as the Middlesex Development Meet  and entry to the Development Meet takes priority over the CoStA meet. (The full details of the Development Meet are not available yet).

Deadline for entries: Thursday 11th January 2018 at 5.00pm or earlier if filling up quickly.

Swimmers must slower that the QTs (see below)


Gala information:

Conditions (3)


Meet Qualifying Times

Gala entry: ESS Regional Qualifier 3rd March 2018

Deadline for entries: Tuesday 9th January at 5.00pm (or sooner if required).

Swimmers must be slower that the QTs and NO TIMES (NT) entries are accepted.

The Conditions document contains all the information swimmers and parents/carers need and has been edited so it just has the essentials – so please read before you put an entry in.

Conditions (2)


Upper QTs (NTs also accepted)

Swim England 2018 Renewal: now open (31st Dec 2017-31st Jan 2018)

The annual Swim England (former ASA) Membership is due for ALL members (Divers, Swimmers, Water Polo Players, Staff & Volunteers).

The Renewal Process:
Simply, click on the link to the form Swim England form

This will direct you to a membership form, please complete all details then click on submit.
For the registration to be complete you need to pay the amount via your bank as NO money is taken out of your account when submitting the form.
The Fees for 2018:
Category 1 (non competitive) – £21.00
Category 2 (competitive) – £38.00
Category 3 – (staff, officials, volunteers) – contact me direct.
IMPORTANT – Failure to renew the membership by Wednesday 31st January 2018 will result in your child being turned away from their training session and their membership with the Club and Swim England being lapsed.

Late applications and payments after 31st January will incur a £10 administration fee on top of normal fees to reinstate the lapsed membership.


Development Squads (stages 8-9-10)
The coaches highly recommend to apply for Cat 2 Competitive.
Club Squad (Friday only, 7-8pm @Park Road)
Should apply for Cat 1. If interested in entering competitions please call me for further details.
Competitive Squads and Performance Squads
MUST apply for Cat 2 Competitive.
Water Polo Players
Please check with your coach which Category you should apply for.
Please check with your coach which Category you should apply for.
If you have any further questions about the annual membership, please do not hesitate to contact Marianna by email or phone (07799 121692)

Swim England 2018 membership renewal

The annual Swim England (formerly ASA) membership is due for renewal for ALL members (divers, swimmers, water polo players, staff and volunteers).
Membership renewal will be open from 31st December 2017 until 31st January 2018 (late payment will incur an £10 administrative fee)Full information and link to the form will be available on the website and the same information will be emailed to all members.

Opportunities to become a British Swimming Judge

There are two training courses to become a Qualified Judge (J1) starting in the New Year.
Becoming a Qualified Judge (J1) a is a great way to get more involved with the club and will help understand the swimming world at a much deeper level and a good way to pass the long hours at agala.
Please remember a gala cannot run without Officials (who are all volunteers) and all our swimmers’ entries to a competition can be rejected if we fail to provide Officials to help. It is vital for our club to have a good number of Qualified Judges available to share the duties in the many galas we have planned to do.  At present we are really in need of new people and all application would be most welcomed.
Please contact Marianna as soon possible if you are interested in doing one of these courses.

Course 1     Tutor Ralph Shortland

Venue Barnet Copthall Leisure Centre, Championsh Way, Hendon NW4 1PX

Workshop Dates                                           Time

Sunday 14th January 2018                           9:30am – 12:30 pm

Sunday 11th February 2018                         11:30am – 13:30pm

Sunday 25th March 2018                              9:30am – 12:30 pm

Please contact: if you wish to attend.

Course 2    Tutor Andy Woska

Venue Pimlico Academy  Lupus St, Pimlico, London SW1V 

Workshop Dates                                           Time

Tuesday evening 30th January 2018             18:30 – 21:30

Tuesday evening 27th Febuary 2018             18:30 – 20:30

Tuesday evening 17th April       2018             18:30 – 20:30

Please contact:    if you wish to attend

NB    All three Workshops must be attended in order to complete the course.(but can move between this course and Barnet Copthall if necessary)

The cost for the course is £8 per person and all candidates must be ASA registered prior to submitting an application form.