Swimming groups and events summary

Swimming groups


·         open

·         junior defined as: 14-17 years (born in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006).


·         open

·         junior defined as: 15-18 years (born in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005).

Age as at 31 December 2020.


Events – heats and finals

50m events in all strokes with open and junior finals followed by skins for the open event. The first round of the skins will feature an open final with 8 swimmers, reducing to 6, 4, 3, 2 and a winner. Men’s and women’s skins events will be alternated each evening. Rules for the skins event are detailed on this website.

100m and 200m events in all strokes and 200m IM will be swum with open, B and junior finals.

The fastest 16 swimmers from the 100m and 200m heats in each event, irrespective of age, will be allocated places in the open and B finals. The next fastest 8 swimmers from the junior entrants will be allocated places in the junior final.

400m IM and freestyle will be swum as heats and finals for open and junior swimmers. There will be no B final in the open event.

800m and 1500m freestyle events are HDW.   Fastest heat will be swum in the finals session.


Multi-classification events

Selected events have a separate qualifying standard for swimmers with a recognised classification (WPS, BS, BBS, UKSA, or INAS-FID) which must be held on the Scottish Swimming, British Swimming or WPS Database/Masterlist at time of entry. Swimmers must have achieved the qualifying standard or consideration time for their class in each MC event in an accredited meet in 2019, which must be verifiable. Please submit a proof of times report with entries.


The MC events will be integrated into the heats, seeded by absolute time. MC swimmers can compete in the Open, B or junior finals, where appropriate, based on time. There will be no separate MC finals.

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