Hampshire County Open/Junior Swimming Championships 2018

Hampshire County Open/Junior Swimming Championships 2018 @ Southampton


Hampshire County Swimming Association is holding its Open and Junior Swimming Championships on 22nd/23rd September 2018 at The Quays in Southampton. This will be a level 2 competition.

The list below shows all confirmed entries. The only rejected entries were those with entry times outside of the consideration times for this competition.


There will not be any printed programmes for sale at this competition. The programme is now available for download and printing. Heat start lists will be posted to this web site before the start of each session.

Entries Received

Entries recevied up to 20 Sep 2018 15:33.


Session TImes

Date Session Warm-Up First Event Est Finish
Saturday 22nd September 1 09:00 10:00 12:15
  2 13:00 14:00 16:15
Sunday 23rd September 3 09:00 10:00 12:15
  4 13:00 14:00 16:15


What is this Competition?

The County Open and Junior Championships identify the top swimmers in each event independent of age group and the top Junior Swimmers (under 17 on 31st December).

This is a long-standing competition, with trophies for the majority of events.

For many years, this was held as a short course competition in November or December.

In recent years, this has been combined with the 15/Over County Championships. However changes mandated by Swim England, specifically the need to hold individual age group finals mean that it is no longer possible to determine fair Open and Junior results from this competition.

As a trial, we are reintroducing this competition as a short course competition in the autumn.

The timing, at the end of September, is intended to provide a means for swimmers to qualify for regional and national short course championships at the start of November and December respectively. 

Definition of a Junior Swimmer

The statement above relating to age of Juniors is not a mistake.

The date for juniors used to be under 16 on the "age up" date for the competition. When that was changed from 31st December to the last day of the competition, it made a nonsense of the definition of a junior.

Under 17 on 31st December is very little different to Under 16 on the 4th February.