Dates: 7-9 December 2018

Venue: Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh 

The Scottish National Short Course Open Swimming Championships is widely recognised as the premier short course meet in the UK, attracting a wealth of swimming talent from across Europe.

The competition, held in a 25m pool, covers breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly at 50m, 100m and 200m. Freestyle is also included at 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m. Short Course also includes the 'Splash and Dash' 100m Individual Medley.

Poolside Pass Information/ Accreditation / Programme
Coaches/Team Managers/Chaperones who are not in possession of an annual pass may purchase a Full Meet or Day Pass for the Championship, the fee for which is:   

Full Meet £25.00        (3 day access)                       
Day Pass £10.00        (Access is only granted on the day the pass has been purchased)

Scottish Swimming Members – Guidance
Non Scottish Swimming members – Guidance


This year our programme is in digital format. You can read it below or view it as a PDF here. You can also download it using the Downloads section of this page.

Spectator Information

The event is being held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh. Please note that venue parking is limited and is on a first come basis.

For directions: Directions to the Venue

Please Note: Car Parking at this venue is limited, please consider alternative transport methods and/or car sharing to alleviate any pressures on car park use. 

Tickets will be available to buy on the door - Further information on ticketing will become available nearer the event date. 

Acceptable Use of Mobile Phones
This event will work to the standards set our in the Scottish Swimming Club's Acceptable Use of Mobile Phone policy and the Venue Regulations. Please click here to view our updated Acceptable Use of Mobile Phone policy. 

Event Merchandise
Our official kit and merchandise supplier, TYR, will be in attendance at the Short Course Championships 2018 selling event specific merchandise along with their own products.  

2017 Highlights
Check out the highlights from the  2017 Short Course Championships highlights on our YouTube Channel! Pictures can be found on the Scottish Swimming Flickr Page.

Entries will be by computer files, which are downloadable from Swimscotland from Friday 28th September 2018. 

The closing date for receipt of entries is 23.59 on Monday 19th November 2018The entry files must be emailed to  Only official files are acceptable.

Please don't forget to complete the Online Entries Application Summary and payment online by Monday 19th November 2018, this can be found by clicking here Please select 'Book as an Individual'

If you are already a member of Scottish Swimming please do not create a new account, Guidelines can be found here

If you have any further queries please email