Swimmers compete in our Club Galas from the age of six years, but Swim England only permits competition outside the club for swimmers who will be at least nine years old by 31st December in that year. Our nine-year-olds can start competing in the Association Leagues as part of the club team. This is chosen by our Team Managers and the different leagues have their own age criteria, such age on the day or age by a certain date. For Open Meets, the starting age maybe 9, 10 or 11 years, depending on the competition. If you are 9yrs+ and want to have a go, speak to your coach. There WILL be a competition that it appropriate for you!