**Bookings are open and will close on Thursday 29 November at midnight**
U10 - 25m Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly, Freestyle, 4x25 Medley Relay & 4x25m Freestyle Relay.
U11 & U12 - 50m Breaststroke, Backstroke, Freestyle, 25m Butterfly, 4x25 Medley Relay & 4x25m Freestyle Relay.
U13 - 50m Breaststroke, Backstroke, Freestyle,25m Butterfly, 4x25 Medley Relay & 4x25m Freestyle Relay.
U11 Small Schools Relay - 8x25m relay is 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.
Qualifying for the finals
Schools must enter a qualifying round swimming gala (QR) in order to qualify for the national finals.
Times will be collected nationally from all galas.
The top 20 swimmers in each age group will qualify for the finals in the individual races.
The top 12 schools in each age group will qualify for the finals in the relays.
The top 10 schools across all the galas will qualify for the small schools relay.
The finals will be held at the London Aquatics Centre on Saturday 8 June 2019.
Schools will be sent the final list of results in April 2019.
It is the schools responsibility to check the results to see whether any of your competitors/teams have qualified for the finals.
Winning an event at a qualifier does not guarantee a place at the finals. Qualification is achieved based on the time swam.
We will not accept any submission of times from individual time trials held outside of an official IAPS qualifier.
The same relay team competitors should swim at the finals. Replacement swimmers will only be accepted in case of illness or injury.
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As the official merchandisers for IAPS, they sell branded products both online and at events throughout the year. All of the commission made from the merchandise is reinvested into the sports programme, to keep improving the events every year.
Shirt Logos can produce team hoodies for schools. Place your order online and have your personalised hoodies sent directly to your school or collect them at the event.
Condition of entry
As part of your entry, schools agree to use and submit their competitor details using the Team Manager software.
Schools who do not submit their competitor details using the Team Manger software, may be asked to withdraw from the event.
Schools agree to honour the decisions made by the event referee. The referees decision is final.
A school may enter one boys and one girls team in each age group.
A team is comprised of a maximum of four competitors.
Schools may enter one competitor per event.
Competitors are only permitted to swim in one individual race and two relays. This does not apply to the the small schools relay.
Competitors may swim up an age group but must only compete in one age group for the duration of the competition.
All competitors must attend an IAPS school.
A competitor is tied to the school that they compete for in the qualifying rounds. If a competitor moves to another IAPS school between the qualifying round and finals, they must represent the school they competed for in the qualifying round.
If a competitor moves to a non IAPS school, they will no longer be able to compete in the competition.
Only a member of school staff, with a school email address, can book onto IAPS sports events online.
At all qualifiers, diving should only take place at one end of the pool, even if the venue has two deep ends. Many schools only have one deep end, therefore this rule helps keep the competition as fair as possible.
At the finals, diving is permitted at both ends of the pool.
Date of birth
The competitors age is taken from the 1 September 2018.
Rules and Regulations
National governing body
The national governing body for swimming in England is The Amateur Swimming Association
All IAPS swimming galas are conducted under the ASA rules.
Please read the rules and regulations in full before entering the event.
Entering your school
STEP 1: Book your place online
Schools must enter online and book directly onto the qualifying gala that they wish to attend.
Places are granted on a first come first served basis.
Due to poolside capacity and H&S, places are limited at each qualifying gala.
If a qualifying gala is already full, you can join the waiting list.
We would strongly suggest you book onto another gala, as we cannot guarantee schools who are on a waiting list a place.
You must book all the different age groups you wish to enter and tell us the total number of swimmers you will bring.
You may only book one team per age group and gender.
You must confirm and pay for this booking ensuring that you have read all of IAPS's important documents.
Once you have entered a qualifying gala, your place is guaranteed at this venue. You do not need to wait for confirmation from IAPS as to which venue you have been allocated.
STEP 2: Team Manager
You must submit your swimmers information via Team Manager to your qualifying round organiser, at least two weeks before the gala.
Organisers may ask schools to submit details earlier than 2 weeks. Please adhere to this request.
With 4000 swimmers entering the swimming galas, there is a huge amount of competitor information to process.
Failure to enter your swimmers on Team Manager may result in you forfeiting your place at the gala.
You may need to enlist the help of your IT department to download the software onto your computer.
The software does not work on networked computers and must be installed on local computers.
Submitting competitor details
Everything you need to be able to complete your competitor zip file can be found in the Team Manager Dropbox
The following files are in the Dropbox folder:
Team Manager Instructions - revised and updated for 2019. Please read and follow all of the steps carefully.
Team Manager Update - there is an update required for Team Manager. Please read and follow the instructions carefully. They explain clearly what to do.
Team Manager zip file - schools will need to download this file to import into Team Manager for this year’s galas.
School codes - each school has a 5 letter code to input into Team Manager. Schools taking part for the first time will not have a code. Please contact IAPS Sport to be issued with one.