News & Announcements

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.

26th Jan 2017

New Season Updates

The 2017 league season begins on 25th February.  Details of divisions plus fixture dates, host club, location and times are now posted on the Fixtures page.   A new version of the Gala Scoring sheet is posted for 2017 on the Documents page as are the updated League rules and minutes of the Annual General meeting held last October. We extend a warm welcome to Runnymede, Brentwood and Barking & Dagenham who have returned to compete in the league for the 2017 season.

11th Sept 2016

New Season AGM

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Essex Swimming League will be held on Sunday 9th October in the upstairs meeting room of Basildon Sporting Village starting at 10am.  All clubs planning to participate in the 2016-17 season are requested to ensure they have a representative at this meeting.

Any new clubs interested in joining the league can contact us via email.

17th June 2016

Div 1 Final Gala - Final Results

  • Romford sucessfully secured the Essex Swimming League Division One title with a win at the final Div 1 gala of the season.  Results from the previous galas had left Romford fairly secure in terms of the league title, but things were looking a little different on the night as a resurgent Basildon & Phoenix squad secured a two point lead at the halfway point and further extended it to 16 points with only 13 events to go.  The Basildon challenge fell away though in the final quarter as Romford pulled at 7x1st's and 4x2nd places to finish ahead by seven points on the night.  See Results page for final results and league table.

15th May 2016

Div 3 Final Gala - Final Results

  • At the final gala of the season, Saffron Seals secured the Essex Swimming League Division Three title with another strong performance, beating challengers Harwich by 31 swim points to win the final gala. By taking first place on the night Saffron completed a clean sweep in their Division, winning each of the four galas that make up the 2015-16 season. In a tussle for third place, Leyton had set out an early lead over Hornchurch by 4 points at the halfway point but were pulled back in the third set of events to see the two teams only two pints apart, and the two teams traded places in the last quarter to stay that way at the end of the night's excitement.  See Results page for final results and league table.

27th April 2016

Div 3 Gala 3 - Confirmed Results

  • The confirmed results are now published on the results page.
    A strong challenge from Harwich this time round still wasn't quite enough to overcome the Saffron Seals squad who are now looking almost certain to secure the Division three title. Hornchurch still have a chance to gain second place but they have to beat Harwich and either finish more than one place above them, or by a large points margin, at the final gala in Becontree on 7th May.


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.

Quick Links


Division One

Division Two

Results 2017:

Division One

Division Two

Pool Maps:





Harlow Leisurezone  

Loughton LC

Fullwell Cross

Pool Profiles:

Profile Doc


Essex Swimming

Scoring Sheet (Excel)



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