Meet licencing is a programme of classification of swimming meets designed to ensure that all swimmers can swim in competitions which are specific to their ability and that competitions of relevant levels are run to a uniform standard.

There are four levels of licence ranging from Level 1 which is typically an inter-club gala to Level 5 which are National Championship events. For more information of the types of competition, please read the competition pathway and domestic plan notes.

The programme is designed to help support the national calendar planning process and support the Long-Term Athlete Development Pathway in terms of competition and training. Meet Licencing is coordinated regionally and overseen by a national coordinator (

Click here to access the explanatory notes/application guidelines, and application form:

You will find a full list of Licenced Officials here

Any queries in regard to licencing should be sent to the coordinator in the relevant region: