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Click here to see what England's move to Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown means for sport and recreation from 19 July. Swim England has issued this update to members, clubs, swim schools, learn to swim providers and leisure operators. View Swim England / Institute of Swimming Coronavirus (Covid-19) FAQs.

Our Covid-19 Toolkit includes archive links to resources, including webinar recordings and guidance on group numbers, which helped ensure all our disciplines, clubs, members and workforce could return to action when permitted to do so.

Click on the menu items under Your Sports for more information on specific disciplines.


Somerset ASA usually hold Championships annually for

  • Swimming
    • Our Championships are usually held annually and within a date window set by Swim England. View details of our most recent County Championship event (19/25/26 Jan & 1/2/8/9 Feb 2020) at Millfield, Street. Swim England announced that the normal window for 2021 would be suspended.
    • Somerset usually stages a two day Swimming Development Meet. We have published details of the 2021 event (Level 3, License No: 3SW210333) due to be held over Sat 2 & Sun 3 October at Millfield School, Street. View announcement. Unfortunately we had to cancel the competition originally scheduled for 3/4 October 2020,
  • Open Water (June / July) - Cancelled in 2020. Counties and Regions were to be consulted to ensure that participation in the Regional Open Water Championships is not affected by any decision on new window dates for 2021.
  • Masters (May) - Cancelled in 2020
  • Artistic Swimming (formerly known as Synchro) if competitors reach a standard set by the County Artistic Swimming Secretary (Sep / Oct ) - Cancelled in 2020; and
  • Water Polo (by November) at Senior level - Cancelled in 2020.


Parents and carers of participants under the age of 18 who wish to take images at events are requested to focus on their own children as much as reasonably possible and to avoid including other children in images, particularly if those images are being shared with family and friends or through social media platforms.

Whilst it is acknowledged that parents / carers wish to celebrate the achievements of their own children when taking part in aquatic events, it should be recognised and respected that other parents / carers may not wish for their child’s image to be taken and shared in this way.

View Swim England’s Filming and Photography Policy.

There is useful information about child welfare in Swim England’s Wavepower document.