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    IAPS Swimming
    The largest annual prep school swimming gala in the UK!

IAPS SWIMMING

IAPS swimming gala is the largest event in the annual calendar with more than 400 teams entering the qualifying galas. All swimmers are aiming to qualify for the largest prep school swimming finals, competing against the fastest 20 individuals in the country. For some swimmers, this may be the first time they have represented their school in a sports competition.

Gala Information

  • Schools must enter a qualifying round swimming gala (QR) in order to qualify for the national finals.
  • U10 – 25m races
  • U11/U12/U13 – 50m races
  • Butterfly – 25m races
  • Relay – 100m races
  • The fastest 20 swimmers in each age group will qualify for the finals in the individual races.
  • The top 20 schools across all galas will qualify for the finals in the relays.
  • The top 10 schools will qualify for the small schools relay.
  • Small Schools Relay – for schools who have no more than a combined total of 50 (girls and boys) in years 5 + 6. Must comprise of four year 5 & four year 6 children.


Condition of entry

  • Schools submit their names and DOB’s 2 weeks prior to the QR using Hytek software.
  • Schools provide a team manager for both the QR and national finals.
  • Schools provide a competent gala official for the QR.

    Rules and regulations

  • The competition will be run under ASA laws and technical rules.
  • Winning an event at the QR does not guarantee a place at the finals.
  • All competitors must attend an IAPS school.
  • Children should be entered into races based on their DOB on 1 September 2017 and not based on their year group.
  • Swimmers may swim up but must only compete in one age group for the duration of the competition.
  • Schools may enter one swimmer per school per event.
  • Children are only permitted to swim in one individual race and two relays
  • All relays will start in the deep end of the pool. No diving at the shallow end.
  • The event referees decision is final
  • Qualification for the finals will depend on times achieved by participation in an official IAPS QR. No submitted times or times from individual time trials held outside of an official IAPS QR will be accepted.
  • A competitor is tied to the school that submits their QR time. If a child moves school between the QR and finals, the child must represent the school for which they swam their QR.

National Governing Body Information

  • The national governing body is The Amateur Swimming Association
  • FORTHCOMING SWIMMING EVENTS

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    19/01/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Monkton

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    24/01/2018 - Swimming Qualifier - James Allen's

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    25/01/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Morton First

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    25/01/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Millfield

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    29/01/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - RGS

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    30/01/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Bede's (St Andrews)

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    02/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Dragon

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    02/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - St. Margaret's

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    02/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Downsend

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    05/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Cranmore

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    06/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Maltman's Green

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    06/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Guildford High School

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    08/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - St Teresa's

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    22/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Aldwickbury

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    27/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Clayesmore

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    28/02/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - King Henry VIII

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    01/03/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - St. Mary's Stonyhurst

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    05/03/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Bishop Stortford

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    08/03/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Crosfields

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    08/03/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Stamford

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    08/03/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Walthamstow Hall

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    08/03/2018 - Swimming Qualifying Gala - Berkhamsted

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    09/06/2018 - National Swimming Finals - London Aquatics Centre

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    PREVIOUS SWIMMING RESULTS

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    06/05/2017 - National Swimming Finals

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    SOME FACTS ABOUT IAPS SWIMMING

    4416

    2017 Competitors

    257

    2017 Schools

    1500

    Finalists

    1896

    Olympic debut