London Swimming Records

1 . The following distances and strokes shall be recognised for London Swimming records:

Freestyle  50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres
Backstroke 50, 100 and 200 metres
Breaststroke 50, 100 and 200 metres
Butterfly 50, 100 and 200 metres
Individual medley 100, 200 and 400 metres
Freestyle team relay 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 metres (open only)
Medley team relay 4 x 100 metres (open only)

2 . All records shall be for male and female, for long course and short course and, except for relays as specified above, for open and junior classifications. The open classification shall have no age limits; in the junior classification a swimmer shall be under the age of 16 years on the day of the swim.

3. Records will be recognised only if the event was either:
a. entered in the name of a club (or first named club in the case of dual recognition) affiliated to London Swimming; or
b. entered in the name of a country (e g Great Britain or England), Region or County where, at the time of the competition, the swimmer’s club with the longest unbroken membership is affiliated to London Swimming;

4. The time must be on British Rankings and have been achieved at an event licensed at Levels 1, 2 or 3 by the ASA or WASA, or Levels 1 or 2 by the SASA, or at an event outside of Great Britain also with a time on the British rankings.

5. All conditions specified in ASA laws regarding English records shall apply to London Swimming unless otherwise specified above.

6. All records will be published on the Region website – While every attempt will be made to maintain accurate records, anybody wishing to bring a possible record to the attention of the Region should e-mail full details to

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