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.

Job descriptions for the roles within the Swimming Committee and sub committee are detailed below, please click on the relevant role to view the full job description:

Swimming Manager 
Swimming Committee Secretary
Swimming Committee Finance Controller
Admin & Events Co-Ordinator
Regional Licencing Officer
Officials Committee Secretary
Regional Technical Officials Training & Development Co-Ordinator
Coaches Committee roles & Duties of Secretary/Coaches Administrator
Meet Organiser
Masters Committee Secretary

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 read the SW Swimming Compeititon General Conditions

Click here to view the current Regional Swimming Record holders.

Click here to view the current Regional Championships Best Times 2019 - Short Course.

2022 Regional Events

We are running the following Regional Events at various venues in 2022

Summer Championships

23.04.22 - 24.04.2022 - Millfield School, Street

30.04.2022 - 02.05.2022 - Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth (Para Events will be held this weekend)

07.05.2022 - 08.05.2022 - Hengrove Lesiure Centre, Bristol

Winter Championships

04.11.2022 - 06.11.2022 Millfield School, Street

NEW Revised Summer Championship Times - these are different to those released in the conditions and take effect from 16.03.2022

Summer Championship Entry Files - This link is to the Hy-Tek files (updated 18.03.22 at 1020pm)

The full meet conditions for all of the above events can be found here.

The Para Entry form and qualification times can be found here.

Swimming Officials / Licenced Meet Documents

In order to run our meets we always require Officials, please check back here for updates and information about Regional opportunies for both Officiating at our events and training that we are providing. 

Online J1 Training Success

Following the success of the SW Pilot of the J1 online the Region has been generously fully funding SW candidates through their  J1 training since January 2020. There is a SW closed version of the National Course and despite the pandemic over 88 vouchers have been issued.  

This month a second SW fully funded closed course, J1 online without Timekeeper, has been launched for eligible candidates who have recently studied to become a timekeeper.    

To read about the scheme (course information) and to apply for your voucher please follow the guidelines found on the below links.

Enrolling on the J1 online without Timekeeper

Enrolling on the J1 online

Judge 2 training continues to be delivered by ZOOM on the fourth Wednesday of each month on a rolling basis. To find out what is involved and how to apply read the fact sheet.  The remaining dates this season are April 27th; May 25th and June 22nd.   

Questions on any aspect of Officials Training can be directed to Jill Beard The Regional Officials Training and Development Coordinator on beardfamilyuk@icloud.com


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 (i.e. at least 2 sessions one of which includes the finals) at Championship Meets or at other events for the whole competition (i.e. 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. Officials must work all sessions over both or all days, Journey must be in excess of 1 hour.

Claims for accommodation on the night prior to competition (e.g. Friday night) are allowed if the journey is in excess of 75 miles or 1.5 hours in time and the official works two full days.

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 the Regional Expenses Form and include the receipt for both hotel and evening meal.

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 except with prior approval.

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. With attendance agreed by the Regional Officials Organiser prior to the event, J1 trainee Officials will be provided with lunch and may claim expenses subject to prior authorisation from the regional officials’ organiser

Licensed Meet Information

Whilst we continue to negotiate the changing landscape of Covid-19, the previous adjustments made to the number of Technical Officials required for Licensed Meets and the level of qualification required for each role have been extended.

They have been designed to facilitate safe competition and should be seen as minimum requirements. It continues to be important for the sport that athletes have times that have a solid provenance and have been achieved at meets run with integrity.

These adjustments will remain in place for all meets taking place up until 10th March 2022 inclsuive. At that time it is anticipated that the previous requirements will be reinstated.

SE Licensed Meet Officials' Requirements 2022.pdf

Useful Documents 

Licensed Meet How to Guide

Swim England guidance on water depths

Technical officials attendance sheet - SWR 190522

Referee Report Form - 120522

Promoter Report Form - 120522

Licensed Meet Application Form for Licenced Meet - 120522

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