Qualifying round details

UPDATED 26.05.20

It is really sad that we had to cancel the IAPS National Swimming Finals 2020, this event is one of the highlights of the year. We are gutted for the swimmers and schools who worked so hard to reach the finals. 

We know you would like to celebrate your swimmers' achievements within your schools (and at home!). We will circulate the results from the swimming qualifiers as soon as possible. There has been a delay in collating the list of times whilst schools have been closed. We will make schools aware once we have the results by email and our twitter account. 

Thank you for your patience. 

IAPS Sport Team


What you need to know before you enter

Everything you need to know about taking part in an IAPS swimming qualifier can be found in the Event Information Pack (TBC).
Please read this information carefully before booking onto and attending a qualifying gala.

How to book onto a qualifying round

Schools must book onto the qualifying gala they wish to attend (list of events below).
You must book all the different age groups you wish to enter and provide the total number of swimmers you predict you will bring. This helps us to manage poolside capacity.
If a qualifying gala is already full, you can join the waiting list.
We advise you book onto another gala, as we cannot guarantee schools who are on a waiting list a place.

Submitting competitor details

All schools must use software called Team Manager to submit their competitor details.

The software is FREE to download and install.

It can take a little while to use the software if it is your first time.

We strongly advise you install the software as soon as you have booked a place at a gala, to avoid last minute stress! 

Schools are asked to submit their competitor details AT LEAST 2 weeks prior to the gala. If the organiser asks for these details sooner, please respect that request. 

With over 4500 competitors taking part each year (and only two members of staff at IAPS Sport) we need schools support making the swimming qualifiers a success. Schools submitting their competitor details using Team Manager means we can quickly, accurately and easily collate 40 qualifying round results. Thank you for your support!

Booking online

Opening date: TBC

Closing date: TBC

Cost of entry: £25.00 per team (team = 4 individual strokes & 2 relays, per gender, per age group)

Booking criteria


All competitors must attend an IAPS School.

Competitors ages must be taken from 1st September 2020. 

Competitors may only enter one age group per competition.

Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.

Bookings are made on a first come, first served basis. 

Terms and conditions

Schools must read and accept the Terms and Conditions before booking for an event.


IAPS' Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection at all events. 

Privacy notice

IAPS is committed to protecting your personal data. Data will be processed for the purposes of responding to requests to enter and participate in IAPS sport events. The Association has a legitimate interest for processing basic and sensitive personal data and will only process and keep the minimum required data to organise and run events safely. IAPS will only share your data with third parties where necessary to do so to compete in an IAPS sporting event and to meet National Governing Bodies regulations. Further information is available here.

Risk assessment

A full risk assessment is carried out between IAPS and host venues for each event.

If you require a copy of the events risk assessment, please contact IAPS Sport. 


Rules and regulations

The national governing body for swimming in England is Swim England

The swimming championships are conducted under the Swim England rules and regulations.
Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.


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A range of products are available, specific to each individual sport, in a range of colours and sizes to suit all ages, including producing team hoodies for schools. 

All the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.

To see what is available to purchase, and to place an order, please visit the IAPS sport web shop here.

Please note that this is a third party website which is not governed by the IAPS privacy and cookie statements. Once you have used this link to leave our site, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting the site.



Qualifying round

2020 - Unfortunately a number of our organisers were self-isolating at the time schools closed, which has caused a delay in collating the results. We will circulate the times to schools as soon as we have a complete list. Please note we will not have a complete list to publish until school staff are allowed back onto school premises. Thank you for your patience at this time.




National finals

2020 - cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic. 





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