The goal of the Swimming Committee is to develop talent and to provide opportunity for swimmers, whatever their ability or age, to achieve their potential.  The Swimming Committee is assisted by 5 sub-committees to run competitions for swimmers aged 11/12 and upwards:-

  • Officials
  • Coaches
  • Events
  • Masters
  • Para Swimming

In addition to the full range of competitions, the Region also sends a team of swimmers annually to an Overseas Camp.  This camp includes education, training and an opportunity for swimmers to experience competition in an international environment, away from their home club.

Three training camps are run during the year as part of the England Talent Programme, focusing at Regional level on 12 year olds.  These involve specific aspects of stroke development, land training and talks.

The Region organises, assists and helps fund the training of Officials.  We hold CPD seminars and mentoring courses to ensure all our Officials are kept up to date with new developments, and that competitions at all levels are staffed with the correct level of competence.

As well as arranging coaching courses as and when required, the Region supports the development of Coaches by running seminars, workshops and conferences. Coaches are also encouraged to assist at the training camps and the Overseas Camp.

Team Manager courses levels 1 and 2 are run as required.  Club Team Managers have the opportunity to enhance their skills by attending the annual Coaches/Team Managers Conferences and assisting at training camps and overseas camps.

Click here to view the Competition Calendar.

Click here to view the current Regional Swimming Record holders.

2018 Regional Competitions 

Regional Winter Championships - license number 2SW180511

Please find attached details of the Swim England South West Region Winter Short Course Championships to be held at Millfield over the first weekend of November. The entry file will be circulated later. 

Changes for this year are:

1. Reintroduction of the 100m Individual Medley

2. Reverse 800/1500m events, the 1500m will be swam on the Friday evening and the 800m split between 3 finals sessions over the weekend, there will be 6 heats in both events split equally between boys/girls and senior/junior with times taken from rankings

3. Finals Open, Junior and Open B

4. Cyclic seeding of the last 3 heats in all events with final. HDW events will have last heat spearheaded.

5. A condition enabling the management committee to reject swimmers with a QT if the sessions are likely to exceed the time allowed to comply with licensing requirement.

Click here for the Entry Pack (PDF Format available here)

Click here for the entry data file for clubs. 

At the Swimming Committee last week Robert Margetts announced that this is the last time he shall be standing as Competition Secretary and so from next June we shall be looking for his replacement so please amongst the volunteers within your club who might be willing to take on some or all of my duties as Competition Secretary, if you have somebody please ask them to ring Robert or talk to him at any of our events in the near future.

Regional Championships Parents Talk Resources

Click here to view presentation from the 2018 Parents Talk and click here for the document regarding The Youth Physical Development Model. 

On the First weekend of Regional Champs a talk about Nutrition took place click here for the presentation. 

Swimming Officials / Licenced Meet Documents


Mileage will be checked and verification may be requested before payment is made. Payment for mileage will be made at an agreed current rate set by Swim England South West and will normally be between home address and the venue. If the journey starting point differs from the home address payment will be made for whichever is the shorter distance. Where an official has a competing swimmer at boarding school and  travels from outside the region, mileage will only be paid from swimmer’s home club/school. Mileage between the pool and the hotel will be limited to 5 miles. 

Mileage is paid for officials who work for the whole day (ie at least 2 sessions) at Championship Meets or at other events for the whole competition (ie  Sprints, Masters, Disability). Relays – at least 2 sessions to be worked.


Applicable to Youth, Age Groups, Championships or any event with consecutive days. Maximum claim 1 night per weekend or 2 nights if work 3 days.Claims for accommodation on the night prior to competition (eg Friday night) are not allowed. Officials must work all sessions over both or all days, Journey must be in excess of 1 hour.

Accommodation to be shared where possible. Accommodation costs will be considered for those who make an official request on the Officials form, and approved in advance.Officials will need to book their own accommodation and make a claim for re-imbursement on production of a receipt.

Presently the maximum allowance is £80 for 2 officials sharing a double/twin room or £60 single including breakfast and car parking charges. Accommodation costs above this amount will not be refunded.

Officials who have a swimmer participating in the competition or are accompanied by other persons may claim 50% on production of a receipt.

Evening Meal

This is normally paid for those who have approval for overnight accommodation. A detailed receipt MUST be attached to the claim form. If the receipt is for multiple people it must be clear which items are for the official. Current rate is a maximum of £17.50 per night (alcohol cannot be included).

NB. Those who fulfil club duties requested by the Events Management Secretary are not entitled to claim expenses. J1 trainee Officials cannot claim expenses and should provide their own lunch.

Useful Documents 

Licensed Meet How to Guide

Licensed Meet Application Form

Open Meet Promoter Report Form

Open Meet Referee Report Form

Open Meet Technical Officials Attendance Sheet

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