Hamilton Aquatics swimming competitions are designed to provide the right level of competition to swimmers, supporting their development from the first competitive experience for those in the top end of the Learn to Swim programme, right through to elite performance.
We offer four-tier competition series for swimmers of all ages and abilities. These competitions are not only open to Hamilton Aquatics members, but to any swimmer that is registered with their local swimming federation. Allowing, and encouraging, overseas teams to enter our meets ensures that the best swimmers in the region are given exposure to international level of competition. In the past we have hosted teams from UK, Tanzania, Kenya, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Oman, to name a few.
In addition, we run artistic swimming competitions and galas for Synquatics, attended by teams across the Middle East and beyond.
Our professional execution of youth swimming competitions has resulted in Hamilton Aquatics being nominated as technical partners to Asian Paralympic Games and World School Games hosted in the UAE.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
Click on the menus below to find out more information about our competitions and how to enter. If you are a Hamilton Aquatics member, your squad coach can give you more information on which competitions to enter and how to enter.
The Hamilton Aquatics Open Meets are aimed at swimmers with higher experience being used to competing regularly. There are short course (SC) and long course (LC) competitions, held over 2 days with morning and afternoon sessions, throughout the season. Hamilton Aquatics offers six Open Meets throughout the season, including the Middle East Open & Junior Championships in the month of February.
Each of Hamilton Aquatics Open Meets have a specific role in swimmer development.
The Middle East Open & Junior Championship attract swimmers from all over the world, offering a comprehensive programme and finals. This competition has age group finals for all 50m and 100m events, open finals for 200m events, with the fastest heats for the 400m events also being held in the finals sessions. It is held over 3 days with a morning session for heats (Open Championships), an afternoon session for Junior Championships and an evening session for finals (Open Championships) each day. By holding the finals in a separate session, the Middle East Open & Junior Championships mirrors competitions in the UK and prepares swimmers for competing overseas with the Hamilton Aquatics Team or at National level competitions.
Hamilton Aquatics Short Course is held in October, at the start of the season, and gives swimmers the opportunity to demonstrate key skills such as starts, turns and finishes. This competition helps swimmers to excel in these areas as they begin to increase their fitness for the season.
Hamilton Aquatics Winter Long Course is held in December, providing an opportunity for swimmers to race at the end of their training cycle, before the winter break, and allowing them to demonstrate the skills they have developed during this training cycle. It includes the Hamilton Aquatics 'Mixed Mystery Medley' event in which the 8 fastest swimmers from the 200m individual medley are be invited to participate.
The BSM Marlins March Open gives younger swimmers the opportunity to develop the skills associated with attending an overseas competition in a fun and friendly environment.
Hamilton Aquatics 'Last Chance' is held in May, scheduled to fall within the qualifying period for British and other home country National Competitions, offering swimmers a 'Last Chance' to register times that can be used for entry to National competitions without having to travel overseas. This competition includes the Hamilton Aquatics 'Skins' competitions - a true test of swimmer's physical and mental toughness.
Hamilton Aquatics Summer Sizzler is held in June, our last competition of the season. It provides a final opportunity for swimmers to demonstrate the skills they have learned and the development they have made during the season.
3 Dec 2020
5 Dec 2020
Hamilton Aquatics Winter Short Course
Closing Date: Wednesday 25th November 2020
|♣ Entry Pack Available|
11 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021
Middle East Open & Junior Championships
Entry Pack will be available very soon
Closing Date: Thursday 14th January 2021
Competitions open to Hamilton Aquatics swimmers only.
Swim Fast League Events are aimed at supporting swimmer development across the region for swimmers who are too old for the Hamilton Aquatics Development Series. It is unique from other competitions as swimmers from all clubs are given the opportunity to enter without an entry time in order to attempt new events and record times to qualify for other competitions. Across the series swimmers will have the opportunity to race 50m, 100m and 200m events on all strokes and individual medley promoting development of all 4 competitive strokes. Swimmers entering the Swim Fast League Events must enter all league events in each round.
CONNECT WITH OUR COMPETITIONS TEAM
There are a host of links on the left of this page which should serve as a guide for all our competitions. However, if you would like to know more about our upcoming competitions or any related enquiries, email our competitions team at email@example.com.