Qualifying round details

What you need to know before you enter
  • Everything you need to know about taking part in the IAPS swimming championships can be found in the Swimming 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, we advise you book onto another gala. 
  • You can join the waiting list for a full gala but we cannot guarantee a place.

Booking online (if they can go ahead)

Opening date: under review

Closing date: TBC

Cost of entry: £25.00 per team (team = 4 individual strokes and 2 relay teams, 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.


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 2020 merchandise available for you to purchase. Pleaase use the following order form to place an order. 


Qualifying round


Results are password protected, please contact the school for the password. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding with the delay in publishing the qualifiers. Coronavirus has put quite a spanner in the works, not only for collating the results, but for IAPS’s entire sports programme!

We would like to thank all host schools for their endless commitment, dedication and enthusiasm in hosting a swimming gala. Hosting a qualifier isn’t easy, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and many hours are given to ensure that all competitors have the opportunity to swim.

Congratulations to all competitors who took part. We hope that the experience of taking part forms part of the building blocks to go onto bigger and better things.

The top 20 children from each individual race and top 20 relay teams would have qualified for the finals. Although it was disappointing that the national finals couldn’t go ahead this year, we hope that the qualifiers are proud of what they achieved!

Swimming finals merchandise is available to purchase. Please use the following order form to place your purchase. 

We hope that your school community is safe and well throughout this period of uncertainty.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to another swimming qualifier and the national finals in 2021. Best of luck to all leavers for their future sport.

Thank you

IAPS Sport Team




National finals

Results are password protected. Please contact your child's school for the password. 

2020 - cancelled due to Coronavirus pandemic. 





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