About the Event

From 27-29 May 2023 (Saturday – Bank Holiday Monday) for the first time since its construction in 2011, the London Aquatics Centre will be host to an open International swimming competition.

The event will draw in international and domestic athletes to compete against each other in the most iconic aquatics centre in the world. From Olympic Champions down to our innovative “Grassroots Finals”, this event will be the first of its kind to ever come to the UK.

British Swimming are supporting in the staging of this competition. The meet is also approved by World Aquatics for athletes to qualify A and B times for the World Aquatics Championships, Fukuoka 2023, should their nation’s selection policy allow.

What makes this event different?

Our philosophy with this competition is to target three key goals:

  • Athlete & Coach Experience
  • Spectator Experience
  • Grassroot Sport Inspiration

As this project is built by former and current swimmers, combined with the world’s most experienced aquatics events producer, we will deliver a high-level event for the attendees and a high level of production for the spectators. We are spearheading a unique experience in this iconic venue that others cannot replicate. This meet is fully focused on the athlete and spectator experience with the industry’s best talent already involved in the planning.

  • Biggest ever UK swimming Prize Money pot
  • World Aquatics’ lead producer John Bailey is Event Director
  • Adam Peaty and Ed Baxter as Meet Producers
  • Hosted by World Aquatics official host, John Mason
  • Voice of British Swimming, Alan March in commentary

This will be the first open international swimming event in the UK to ever have an allocated VIP section and an alcohol license that will be held throughout the venue during the competition.