Summer Open (Individual) Championships 2023

The Summer Open (Individual) Championships organiser is Stewart Nicklin

In 2023, ESSA are holding their 4th Summer Open Championships. It is open to all school age swimmers from 9 years old, including para swimmers.

2024 Event 

Planned to be Licensed by Swim England at Level 3
Date: 13th/14th July 2024
We plan to introduce new entry methods to include compatibility with clubs running Hy-Tek/TeamUnify.

2023 Event 

RESULTS: We have had a few challenges getting the results uploaded to Rankings
- this has now been successfuly resolved and results are available on SwimEngland's rankings.
We apologise for the delay and for any inconvenience caused.

Licensed by Swim England at Level 3 (3SE230715)
Date: 8th/9th July 2023
Venue: K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley, RH11 9BQ
             50m Pool, 8 Lanes, full electronic timing with anti-turbulence lane ropes
Age Groups: 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15 and over. Ages are calculated as at 9th July 2023 (Last day of competition)
Events: 50m, 100m and 200m all strokes plus 200m IM, 400m Freestyle & IM
All events will be heat declared winners.
(Para swimmers may enter the events shown in their respective classification that have qualifying times)
Fees: £8 per event (Payment by BACS/cheques payable to ESSA)
Awards: Awards to 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. (HDW)
Entries: Entries to be sent to (Stewart Nicklin)
- Club, School, Individual and Para entry files are linked below
Closing Date: Friday 2nd June 2023 - Entries are now closed

Spectators: £5 per session,  £15 for both days (all 4 sessions).
Concessions : £3 per session,  £10 for both days (all 4 sessions).
Children Under 13 Free.

Check here for updates.
See below for entry files, editable forms and details of session times etc


This is a Level 3 licensed meet. We are seeking volunteers to help with the running of this event on the day.
If anyone is able to volunteer some time as an official, or to help on the door, medals table, marchalling of swimmers - all offers of help are appreciated. 
Please complete the online Volunteer form (Officials and Non-Technical officials): 
Expenses will be paid in accordance with our expenses policy:

Accepted Entries - Entries are now closed - please let us know of errors as soon as possible
All entries received up to the closing date were accepted - please let us know if any are missing.

Please Note: This version will always lag the live status held by the organisers.
If the status against a swimmer is not shown as 'OK', we will not be able to upload their results to Rankings. Please contact by end of competition on Sunday 9th July with any corrections to enable a match to be made and times to be successfully uploaded.


Withdrawals close for each session at the start of the session's Warm-Up.
Withdrawals can be made using the online form
Paper forms will be available at the control Desk (Upstairs), and at the referee's table (near the start end of the pool, completed forms should be attached to the 'string')


Live Start-Lists and Results will appear during the meet at

Programme of Events

(Finish times are best estimates)

Session 1
Warm up 8:00am; Start 9:00am; Finish TBApm
Session 3
Warm up 8:00am; Start 9:00am; Finish TBApm
101 Girls 200m Individual Medley  301 Boys 200m Individual Medley
102 Boys 400m Freestyle  302 Girls 400m Freestyle
103 Girls 200m Backstroke  303 Boys 200m Backstroke
104 Boys 200m Breaststroke  304 Girls 200m Breaststroke
105 Girls 100m Freestyle  305 Boys 100m Freestyle
106 Boys 50m Breaststroke  306 Girls 50m Breaststroke
107 Girls 50m Butterfly  307 Boys 50m Butterfly
Session 2
Warm up 13:15; Start 14:15; Finish TBApm 
Session 4
Warm up 13:00; Start 14:00; Finish TBApm 
201 Girls 400m Individual Medley  401 Boys 400m Individual Medley
202 Boys 100m Backstroke  402 Girls 100m Backstroke
203 Girls 100m Butterfly  403  Boys 100m Butterfly
204 Boys 200m Freestyle  404  Girls 200m Freestyle
205 Girls 200m Butterfly  405 Boys 200m Butterfly
206 Boys 100m Breaststroke  406 Girls 100m Breaststroke
207 Girls 50m Freestyle  407  Boys 50m Freestyle
208 Boys 50m Backstroke   408 Girls 50m Backstroke


Meet Conditions, entry forms etc.

If you have difficulties downloading any of these files, please contact stating which file you are attempting to download and the difficulty you are encountering.
After clicking to download any of the files below the file may open in a new tab, or may be sent to your 'downloads' folder - which varies according to browser and device.
Times submitted should be short course times.

Individual/Para entry form:

Coach/Team Manager Pass Application Form: (apply by 2nd June):

Chaperone Pass Application Form: (apply by 2nd June):

For School entries:

For Club entries:

SportSystems Entry-Manager V2 download

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can enter?

This is an individual event where swimmers represent themselves. They may enter directly, through their club or their school. It is open to all secondary school aged swimmers, and primary school swimmers that have reached the age of 9 by the last day of the championships, including Para swimmers.

Championships Results

2nd Summer Open Championships - 2022

1st Summer Open Championships - 2019