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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.



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.

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming events.