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National Partnership Swimming Competition 2018

Information, entry pack and entry forms for the 2018 event, as well as details from previous years

Hosted by Mencap and Special Olympics GB, the National Partnership Swimming Competition (formerly the National Swimming Championship), is now in its 13th year.

Around 130 swimmers with a learning disability take part each year.

About the event

This years National Partnership Swimming Competition will be taking place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 September 2018.

It will be held at Wales National Pool, Sketty Lane, Swansea, SA2 8QG.

How to take part

The cost of entering the competition is £7.50 per athlete per event.

This fee includes competition entry, access to the opening and closing ceremonies, and one free pool pass per four athletes (athletes who need medical spotters will receive one extra pass). Additional passes can be ordered via the entry form at a cost of £6 per pass, which is then payable at the event.

Take a look at the entry pack (PDF, 829 KB) for this year's competition, as well as the minimum qualifying entry times for the events (PDF, 98 KB).

To book your place please complete this online registration form.

Please note you can only enter 6 athletes per online form. 

Alternatively, you can enter more than 6 athletes at one time via our paper entry form (PDF, 258 KB), which is to be returned by post to Mencap Sport, 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

If you have any issues or questions about your entry, please contact

2017 competition 

Take a look at the results from the 2017 event below:

2016 competition results

View the results from 2016 event by clicking the links below:

Take a look at photos from the 2016 championship, or watch ITV News's coverage of the 2016 event. 

Find out more

If you need more information please contact

Enter the competition

The 2018 competition will be taking place at the Wales National Pool in Swansea on 1 and 2 September.

Enter the competition by completing our online registration form.


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