Welcome to the web site for the Essex Swimming League.  This league is an annual competition for Essex-based swimming clubs which runs over four separate galas usually running between January and June.  Here you will find details of  fixtures, gala results, current league positions and other miscellaneous material relating to the league.

News & Announcements

8th December 2017

2018 AGM Minutes & Season Dates
Draft 2017 AGM minutes are now available.  

Fixture dates for the 2018 season are now available on the Fixtures page.

Pool locations, host clubs etc, will be added shortly (we are awaiting confirmation of the last pool cost to finalise bookings).

22nd Sept 2017

2018 Season & AGM
Applications are now invited from any new clubs interested in joining the league for the forthcoming season.  Please contact us to apply, or with any questions.

Existing clubs are reminded that the annual £50 affiliation fee is now due. This can be paid directly into our account, please contact the Treasurer for details.

The Annual General Meeting will be held at Basildon Sporting Village on Sunday 22nd October starting 10:00am.  All clubs are requested to send a representative.

6th June 2017

2017 Full Season Results!
Results of the last two galas of the season are now in and there were exciting competitions at both pools to finish off the season.  Congratulations to Basildon and Phoenix for  securing the Division One trophy thereby knocking Romford off the top slot for the first time in more than 10 years!  Congratulations also to Brentwood who managed to overtake Barking and Dagenham in the last gala to tie the Division on Gala points and take the Division Two title by accumulating a higher number of Swim points over the course of all four galas.  See the Results page for final league positions.

19th May 2017

Change of Venue - Division One on 3rd June
Due to the extended closure of Braintree pool the league has had to move the venue for the final Division One gala on 3rd June to the Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre (Chingford Road, Walthamstow, London E17 5AA).  Warm-up and start times remain at 18:00/18:30.

13th May 2017

Results - Round 3

The ratified results from the round tree galas on 6th May are now available on the Results Page.  

30th Mar 2017

Change of Pool - Division 2 on 6th May

Due to essential maintenance work at Braintree pool the original venue is no longer available for our Division two fixture on 6th May.  As a result we have relocated the gala to Becontree Leisure Centre and the gala will start 30 minutes later.  See Fixtures page for details.

18th Mar 2017

First 2017 Season Gala Results

The initial pair of galas for the new Essex league season gave out some interesting results.  
In Division One, the Basildon and Harlow teams got in early blows as they set out a challenge for the season, pushing 2016 champions Romford into third place.  Saffron Seals, winners of division three in 2016 found the jump up two divisions a big challenge but there is still plenty of time to close the gap in subsequent galas.
In Division Two, newcomers Brentwood challenged returnees Barking & Dagenham closely through the first three quarters of the gala keeping just one good swim behind. A flurry of top places from the relays in the last quarter saw the Barking and Dagenham team pull away to finish top of the division after the first round.  See Results page for validated scores and current league positions.   

18th Feb 2017

Updated Host Guide

An updated version of the ESL Host Club guide is now available on our documents page.  The main change for 2017 is the inclusion of the requirement for the host club to provide a designated Child Safeguarding or Welfare officer for the gala.

Quick Links


Division One

Division Two

Results 2017:

Division One

Division Two

Pool Maps:





Fullwell Cross

Harlow Leisurezone  

Loughton LC

Waltham Forest

Pool Profiles:

Profile Doc


Essex Swimming

Scoring Sheet (Excel)



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