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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 12 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

    19/01/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Monkton Monkton Prep School FULL Waiting List
    24/01/2018 Swimming Qualifier - James Allen's James Allen's Girls' School FULL Waiting List
    25/01/2018 Swimming Qualifier - Dulwich London Dulwich College FULL Waiting List
    25/01/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Millfield Millfield Prep School FULL Waiting List
    25/01/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Moreton First Moreton First SY11 3EW More Info
    26/01/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Walthamstow Hall Walthamstow Hall Senior School FULL Waiting List
    29/01/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - The Pilgrims’ Winchester College PE Centre FULL Waiting List
    29/01/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - RGS Royal Grammer Junior School NE2 4RX More Info
    30/01/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Bede's (St Andrews) Bede's Senior School FULL Waiting List
    02/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Dragon Dragon School FULL Waiting List
    02/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Downsend Downsend School FULL Waiting List
    02/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Kimbolton Kimbolton FULL Waiting List
    02/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Latymer Latymer Prep School FULL Waiting List
    02/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - St. Margaret's St Margaret's Preparatory School FULL Waiting List
    05/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Cranleigh Cranleigh School FULL Waiting List
    05/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Cranmore Cranmore School FULL Waiting List
    06/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Guildford High School Guildford High FULL Waiting List
    06/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Maltman's Green Maltman's Green School FULL Waiting List
    08/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - St Teresa's St Teresa’s FULL Waiting List
    08/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - St. Mary's Stonyhurst St. Mary's Stoneyhurst BB7 9PU More Info
    15/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - King Henry VIII King Henry VIII School FULL Waiting List
    22/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Aldwickbury Aldwickbury School FULL Waiting List
    22/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Hurstpierpoint Hurstpierpoint College FULL Waiting List
    23/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Ardingly College Ardingly College FULL Waiting List
    23/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Brockhurst and Marlston House Brockhurst and Marlston House FULL Waiting List
    23/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Junior King’s Junior King's School CT2 0AY More Info
    27/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Clayesmore Clayesmore School FULL Waiting List
    27/02/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - St Faith's St Faith's School FULL Waiting List
    05/03/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Repton Repton School Sports Centre DE65 6FH More Info
    05/03/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Bishop's Stortford Bishops Stortford College FULL Waiting List
    08/03/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Berkhamsted Berkhamsted Preparatory School FULL Waiting List
    08/03/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Crosfields Crosfields School FULL Waiting List
    08/03/2018 Swimming Qualifying Gala - Stamford Stamford Endowed School FULL Waiting List
    09/06/2018 National Swimming Finals - London Aquatics Centre London Aquatics Centre FULL Waiting List

    PREVIOUS SWIMMING RESULTS

    06/05/2017 National Swimming Finals K2 Leisure Centre More Info

    SOME FACTS ABOUT IAPS SWIMMING

    4416

    2017 Competitors

    257

    2017 Schools

    1500

    Finalists

    1896

    Olympic debut