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Pupils can only take part in one age group throughout the whole competition. The competition is defined as both qualifying events and the finals.

Qualifying for the finals

Schools must enter a regional qualifier in order to qualify for the finals.
The top 20 teams/individuals in each event are invited to the finals.


National swimming finals 2022
London Aquatics Centre
Saturday, 11 June

National finals information pack

The following information pack explains everything schools, competitors and spectators need to know about attending the national finals: National swimming finals 2022.

Please read the event information pack before attending the national finals. 

Spectator tickets

Tickets go on sale on Monday, 9 May at 0900 here

All spectators are required to purchase a ticket in order to acces the London Aquatics Centre. Anyone without a ticket will not be able to enter the competition pool. 

Finals day programme

Some hard copies of the event programme will be available on the day. A digital copy is available to view here
(Correct as of 06.06.22) We are aware of an error on pages 20/21 in relation to the timings for the boy's medley and freestyle relays.

Finals day timings

Each year we rotate the sessions. For 2022 the timings are:

  • 0900-1300 - Boys' session (entry from 0830 approx.)
  • 1400-1800 - Girls' session (entry from 1330 approx.)
Risk assessment

The risk assessment for the swimming finals is available to view here



Qualifying for the finals

Qualification for the finals is achieved based on the time swam at a qualifier.

Qualifying numbers are:

  • Individual races - top 20 swimmers in each age group
  • Relays - top 20 schools in each age group

The following is the timeline of events now the qualifying events are drawing to a close:

  • 25 March - Results to be submitted by the event organisers to IAPS
  • 20 April - IAPS will publish provisional results to organisers to circulate to schools
  • 29 April - Deadline for schools to submit result amendments
  • 4 May - Finalised results published to schools and on our website (login required) 
  • 9 May - Swimming final tickets go on sale (link to follow)
  • 11 June - The national swimming finals!! 

2021/22 bookings

The booking window for the 2021/22 IAPS Swimming qualifiers has closed.



Booking criteria


All competitors must attend an IAPS School.

Competitors ages must be taken from 1st September 2021. 

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

Terms and Conditions

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

All IAPS Sports competitions are school events and we expect a member of school staff to attend. Parents cannot attend events in place of a member of school staff. 

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. 

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.

Media Policy

The IAPS media policy  sets out our approach to the use of media supplied to the association by member schools, and the use of media by IAPS staff at sports events. It does not cover the use of media by individual schools at events. IAPS member schools should have their own policies to cover the use of media at events.

Photography advice at IAPS events

There is no professional photography at any IAPS event however parents and spectators can take their own pictures. There is no law against taking photos at public events for personal use, including pictures of other people's children (Ask the Police, 2018). IAPS asks parents and spectators to be cautious when sharing any images on social media. The NSPCC have useful advice on sharing images here.


Safeguarding Policy and Procedures

Children must never be subject to any form of treatment that is harmful, racist, abusive, humiliating or degrading. All reasonable steps must be taken to promote the interests and well-being of children and protect them from harm, discrimination or degrading treatment, as all children have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

IAPS's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures sets out our approach to safeguarding and child protection.

Anti Bullying Policy 

Bullying is the use of aggression with the intention of hurting another person. Bullying results in pain and distress to the victim. IAPS Anti Bullying policy sets out our approach to bullying and the procedures in place to prevent bullying taking place at IAPS sports events.

Safeguarding Contacts 

Emily Connell
Sport Events Manager | Designated Safeguarding Officer
[email protected] | 01926 461501

Mike Kershaw
Sport Events Coordinator | Deputy Safeguarding Officer
[email protected] | 01926 461513 

Phone 01926 887833
Email [email protected]

Codes of Practice

The IAPS Codes of Practice set out our expectations for coaches, officials, spectators and competitors at all IAPS Sport events.

Please take the time to familiarise yourself with them before attending an IAPS Sport event.


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.


Shirt Logos Ltd are the official merchandisers for IAPS Sport events. They are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of branded sports clothing and accessories for participants taking part in IAPS events both online and at events.

They have swimming finals 2022 merchandise available for you to purchase. Pleaase use the following order form to place an order. 


Results are available in the members area. This is in line with our GDPR policy. 

Schools - click here to gain access.

Parents - please ask your school to provide you with the results. 


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