Swimmers compete in our Club Galas from the age of 6 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 compete in the Micro-League team competition. For Open Meets, the starting age may be 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!