Colchester Swimming Club
Essex Championships

Essex Age Group Championships
This Championships normally take place each year in January and February, with entry closing date in the preceding month of December.
In light of Swim England’s decision to move the County window for 2021 Swim England Essex have taken the  following steps:

1. The Essex County Championships will now take place in June and July - the exact dates and programme will be released on 1st December 2020

2. The closing date for 2021 county championships will be 31st May 2021

3. Licensed qualifying times will NOT be required by any Age group- this means that Time trial times will be accepted for all age groups

4. Previously released numbers will still apply - there will be NO qualifying times for all age groups in 2021

5. The Age on day remains 31/12/2021

6 . There will be big changes made to the structure of the championships next year so as to allow for social distancing - to accommodate this we plan to hold the Championships over 4 weekends.


2021 Statement issued by Swim England Essex

Championship Dates:

    To be confirmed


There will be NO QUALIFYING TIMES for the Essex Age Group Championships 2021.
The reason for this decision is that swimmers would not have competed for such a long period of time. 

Therefore, the Meet Organisers will use the Swim England rankings and select;

The top 60 swimmers for 50’s
        30 for 100’s
        15 for 200’s
        8 for 400’s, 800 and 1500


These numbers are the MINIMUM depending on social distancing.

AGE GROUPS will remain the same as 2020 with Age on Day 31st December 2021


We appreciate the fact that many of these swimmers might not have competed in a licensed meet.

For these swimmers  – A time achieved during a ‘time trial’ swim will be able to be used

These times MUST be signed off by a committee member and an official from a club and sent to the organiser via a form that will be able to be downloaded from the website

The Age Groups schedule will change.

The Conditions and Schedule will be released on the opening date for entries – this will be 1st November 2020

Depending on the government and Swim England guidelines, Essex reserve the rights to change or cancel any County competition.

Our Meet Promoter

Helen Stephens is our very own qualified British Referee and has been our Meet Organiser for all our club Swimming Competitions.

Should you require any assistance with the Meet Rules please contact Helen who would be happy to help. 

Helen Stephens

Essex Age Group Championships Venue

The Essex Age Group Championships are held at the London Aquatics Centre and Basildon Sporting Village
London Aquatics Centre
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London E20 2AQ

Sporting Village Basildon
Cranes Farm Rd, Basildon, SS14 3GR


Parking at the London Aquatic Centre is in the Stratford Shopping Mall Car Park with variable rates which can be discounted through advanced bookings.

Parking at Basildon Sporting Village is free.

London Aquatics Centre

Sporting Village Basildon
RESULTS: 2020 Essex Age Group Championships

The full results for the 2020 Age Group Championships can be found on the Swim England Essex website (click here).

This year’s Championships was a great event where we saw the Competition hosted by a whole host of volunteers from the top Essex clubs.  It was also a year where we saw over 60 new Event Best times!

A huge thank you to all swimmers and volunteers!

Would you like to get involved?

If you would like to get involved please contact our Club Secretary using our online Form?