ASA Competitive Awards Explained.
COMPETITIVE SWIMMING PERFORMANCE AWARDS
The Amateur Swimming Association is the national governing body for swimming.
This award scheme, sponsored by Kellogg's, is designed to motivate and reward achievements of swimmers at any age or level. Through the scheme swimmers can collect badges and certificates when they have successfully achieved the required standard in terms of racing, achieving times and distances.
All club swimmers have the opportunity to qualify for the ASA Competitive Swimming Performance Awards whenever they swim competitively. These awards can be achieved in any open meet or Club Championships.
There are 3 types of award which relate to the length of the swim:
Sprint: Distances up to 100m.* All strokes including Individual Medley (IM)
Middle Distance: 200m. All strokes including IM and 400m Freestyle
Distance: 400m IM and 800m and 1500m Freestyle
*Please note Platinum sprint badges are not awarded for 50m events
Times are graded at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum with a separate award for each stroke.
Once the swimmer achieves a time at that level for any stroke, they can claim the round badge that relates to the distance (Sprint, Middle, Distance) and the relevant stroke flash, then collect further flashes as times are achieved for each stroke of that distance.
HOW DO I KNOW I HAVE QUALIFIED FOR AN AWARD?
See your PB (Personal Best) times on your Team Unify account. These times are updated after every competition.
S next to times means you swam the time Short Course (25m pool).
L next to times means you swan the time Long Course (50m pool).
The times to be achieved are short course times. If you don’t see a time for an event it means you have not competed in this event.
CAN I GET AN AWARD RETROSPECTIVELY? Yes
If you have a Gold time you can also purchase the Silver award if you wish.
If you have a Silver time you can also purchase the Bronze award if you wish.
HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
For a badge and certificate £3 and then for a stroke flash £1.50
Once you have a Certificate and Badge (£3) for each stroke will then only need a flash (£1.50) for respective distance.
WHAT TIMES DO I NEED TO ACHIEVE?
Times can be downloaded here
HOW DO I ORDER?
Complete the form below, print it out and hand it in at the Club desk on a Wednesday or Sunday together with correct fee.
Badges/Flashes and or Certificates will be available within 7-10 days from placing your order.
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