Worcester County Swimming & Qualifying Times. A swimmers first aim when training to a competitive level is to qualify for a Worcester County time over a 12 month period whereby the championships take place in Janauary. Please find below the Worcester County Qualifying Times
Worcester County Championships 2018 - Details
Session 1 - 21st January, Worcester Pool (Warm Up 10.30am)
Session 2 - 21st January, Worcester Pool (Warm Up 12.15pm TBC)
Session 3 - 27th January, Wolverhampton (Warm Up 9am)
Session 4 - 27th Janauary (Warm Up 1.15pm TBC)
Session 5 - 28th January, Wolverhampton (Warm Up 9am)
Session 6 - 28th January, Wolverhampton (Warm Up 1.15pm TBC)
Session 7 -3rd February, Wolverhampton (Warm Up 9am)
Session 8 - 3rd February, Wolverhampton (Warm Up 1.15pm)
Session 9 - 4th February, Wolverhampton (Warm Up 9am)
Session 10 - 4th February, Wolverhampton (Warm Up 1.15pm)
Age: Age as at 31st December in Year of Competition
Age Groups: 10/11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16/Ov, 25+
Qualifying Dates: 1st April to Closing Date
Qualifying Type: GB Rankings via Licenced Meet
Long Distance Events
Boys: Boys can swim the 800m events if they have a 1500m QT
Girls: Girls can swim the 1500m if they have a 800m QT
Swimmers wishing to withdraw from any events should do so via the following dates the precede the session. The form can be downloaded on this page and sent to
Tuesday 16th Jan 2018, 23rd Jan 2018, 30th Jan 2018
County Deadline: Entries must be in by 15th December.
HHSC: Entries to Nick Bates-Mudie or Amanda Taylor-Seal with payment by 10th December.
Note: Please note, by the 10th December 2017, entries must be available on GB Rankings. If they are not, you cannot enter the meet. Please ensure this before entering any competitions.
Tickets for Worcester County Championships
This year the County have introduced individual swimming bands for entry into the Championships for the sprint events at Wolverhampton Central Baths.
Unfortunately, due to Health and Safety reasons we only have capacity for 224 spectators. Therefore, it is essential that the correct coloured band (listed below) are worn for the relevant session. No bands will be available for purchase on the day and no duplicate bands will be issued.
No band – No Entry.
Session 3 - 27th Jan - Purple Band
Session 4 - 27th Jan - Green Band
Session 5 - 28th Jan - Blue Band
Session 6 - 28th Jan - Orange Band
Session 7 - 3rd Feb - Red Band
Session 8 - 3rd Feb - White Band
Session 9 - 4th Feb - Gold Band
Session 10 - 4th Feb - Silver Band
The pool will be cleared at the end of the AM session; however, you can leave bags etc on seats. It will take approximately 10 mins for people to queue in the corridor before being let in prior to entry checks for the PM session.
Entry for the distance events at Worcester will be pay on the door at £3.00 per session.
I am honoured to be President of Worcester County Swimming Association for this next year and take this opportunity to wish you all a happy New Year.
I look forward to a great 2018 County Championships, with some exciting swimming.
I must say thank you to all the members of management board, members of swimming Committee, officials and volunteers, without you there would not be Worcester County competition.
I look forward to being invited to visit Clubs in the County, in the near future.