Hampshire County Championships 2020

Hampshire County Championships 2020 @ Portsmouth
Hampshire County Championships 2020 @ Waterlooville
Hampshire County Championships 2020 @ Portsmouth


The dates and locations for the County Championships are:

  • January 17th/18th/19th (Portsmouth)
  • February 1st/2nd (Waterlooville)
  • February 8th/9th (Portsmouth)

All ages as at 31st December 2020.

Closing date for entries: 20:00 on Thursday December 26th, 2019. ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED.

Entry fees are unchanged from 2019. Individual events: £6. Team events: £10.

The list below shows accepted entries and team declarations. A list showing accepted and rejected entries is also available.

Photographs of Presentations

Photographs of presentations are available

Any photo may be downloaded free of charge. 


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do there appear to be empty lanes in some events? Why do you not fill all of the lanes?

Because of withdrawals there will always be empty lanes. We calculate how many heats we want and take slightly more swimmers to allow for withdrawals. If we allocated all of the lanes, we would actually accept fewer swimmers.

Do you take reserves in case swimmers withdraw?

We do not take reserves because we rely on some withdrawals to get down to the required number of heats. Also, handling reserves on the day of the meet introduces a significant additional amount of stress during the short period when swimmers are being arranmged into heats. That in turn leads to errors.

What happens if there are weather problems (or any other issues that might affect the competition)?

This is a real risk for an event herld in January. We will take any decision to change the structure and timing of the competition as early as possible, but conditions do change rapidly. We will try to communicvate by e-mail to everyone who has submitted entries. The primary was in which we will keep you informed is via this web site. Look for the orange box at the top of the page.

Can late entries be accepted?

The competition is over-subscribed and more than 700 entries submitted by the closing date have been rejected. That means that late entries cannot be considered.

Can we have poolside passes with more than one name?

No. More stringent child protection and safeguarding rules mean that we are now only able to issue passes with a single name, and that may only be used by the person named on the pass.

Qualifying TImes

Provisional Base and Automatic Qualifying Times are now available.

  • All swimmers who achieve the automatic QTs will be accepted
  • We expect to accept about 90% of entries that achieve the base QT

The number of swimmers accepted for each event will as last year be based on a target number depending on age and distance of swim.

We publish automatic QTs so that better swimmers have a guarantee of acceptance and can make travel and accomodation arrangements. Approx 55% of all entries achieve the automatic time.

We publish base times to allow us to manage the timing of the competition and handle the natural variation in standard from year to year.

The target number of accepted swimmers will be:

Event Age 10/11 Age 12, 13, 14 Age 15, 16 Age 17/Over
All 50m 14 20 15 20
All 100m (except fly) 14 20 15 20
100m fly 10 15 15 20
All 200m (except fly) 12 18 14 18
200m fly 10 14 8 12
All 400m 10 15 10 12
800m/1500m No event 8 8 8


All submitted times must be set in meets licensed at level 1, 2, 3 or 4 on or after 1st March 2019. Split times cannot be accepted.