Each year Essex County publishes the qualifying times for swimmers to achieve in order to take part in the competition. These times can only be gained at licensed open meets that take place between December and the closing date for that year’s competition.
This is a long course (LC) competition which typically takes place at Basildon Sporting Village (100m events and above) and London Aquatic Centre (50m sprint events).
Qualifying times are slightly different for 2021 Championships due to the fact that no competitions have been held since March 2020. Meet dates for 2021 have been set and standards published – see the East Region web site for details of the Future Champions Meet (10/11 yrs).