ASA Awards

See further information below regarding how to order and pay for your awards ............................................

 

Understanding the ASA Award Scheme

The ASA operate a set of competitive award standards for all swimmers to work towards regardless of age. Flashes (rectangles) are awarded for each stroke when the relevant standard has been met at the bronze, silver, gold or platinum level for a particular distance.

The club operates the scheme for all strokes from 25m distance right through to 1500m distance. Badges (round) are awarded for each stroke the first time a swimmer achieves a level.

Certificates are awarded with the first badge and when a swimmer has achieved another stroke it is added to the certificate.

The scheme is an excellent way to measure progression within the sport.

The table below gives details of the times which need to be achieved:

SWIM DISTANCE
 

DISTANCE (M)
 

TIME
 

TIME
 

TIME  
 

TIME
 

Sprint
 


 

Bronze
 

Silver
 

Gold
 

Platinum
 

Backstroke
 

25
 

24.70
 

21.50
 

19.60
 

N/A
 

50
 

54.40
 

47.50
 

43.00
 

40.00
 

100
 

1:56.0
 

1:41.4
 

1:32.0
 

1:25.5
 

Breaststroke
 

25
 

27.20
 

23.80
 

21.70
 


 

50
 

1:00.4
 

52.70
 

48.00
 

46.40
 

100
 

2:12.0
 

1:55.4
 

1:44.8
 

1:37.3
 

Butterfly
 

25
 

23.20
 

20.30
 

18.50
 


 

50
 

52.40
 

45.70
 

41.50
 

38.50
 

100
 

1:53.8
 

1:39.4
 

1:30.4
 

1:23.9
 

Freestyle
 

25
 

21.00
 

18.30
 

16.70
 


 

50
 

47.00
 

41.00
 

37.20
 

34.60
 

100
 

1:44.3
 

01:31.0
 

01:22.8
 

01:16.9
 

IM
 

100
 

1:58.6
 

1:43.6
 

1:34.1
 

1:30.2
 

Middle Distance 
 


DISTANCE (M)

TIME

TIME

TIME

TIME


 

Bronze
 

Silver
 

Gold
 

Platinum
 

Backstroke
 

200
 

4:11.1
 

3:39.4
 

3:19.3
 

3:05.0
 

Breaststroke
 

200
 

4:40.4
 

4:05.0
 

3:42.6
 

3:26.6
 

Butterfly
 

200
 

4:09.2
 

3:37.7
 

3:17.8
 

3:03.7
 

Freestyle
 

200
 

3:49.9
 

3:20.8
 

3:03.4
 

2:49.4
 

400
 

8:04.7
 

7:03.5
 

6:24.7
 

5:05.2
 

IM
 

200
 

4:17.2
 

3:44.6
 

3:24.1
 

3:09.5
 

Distance
 


DISTANCE (M)

TIME

TIME

TIME 

TIME


 

Bronze
 

Silver
 

Gold
 

Platinum
 

Freestyle
 

800
 

16:45.3
 

14:38.2
 

13:17.9
 

12:20.7
 

1500
 

31:43.4
 

27:42.8
 

25:10.7
 

23:22.4
 

IM
 

400
 

9:03.7
 

7:55.0
 

7:11.5
 

6:40.6
 

Where can I achieve an award time?

Swimmers can achieve their times when competing in individual events at:

  • Any club event e.g. Club Champs

  • Any league gala e.g. Sussex League

  • Any friendly gala held under ASA Laws e.g. Hastings, Eastbourne SC

  • Any recognized licensed Open Meet e.g. Vanessa Knight, Eastbourne Open

Note that awards are not available for times achieved in relay events or at time trials.

How will I know if I have achieved an award?

After each time you compete in an internal club event or external gala check your newly gained personal best (PB) time against the times shown in the above table. If you have achieved a new award complete an order form, and return to the Club ‘Badge Coordinator’.

Fill out the record sheet to keep track of which badges you have achieved: HSC ASA Award Scheme badge record sheet

How much will my award cost?

  • Badges & Certificate cost £3.00

  • Stroke flashes cost £1.00

Payment to be made online to HSBC 403735 Account 71061194 - Ensure payment made prior to handing in order form

How can I order an award?

You can download a printable PDF version of the order form HERE .

You can download a WORD version of the order form HERE .

Please print your completed order form and place it in the labelled folder at the pool. Once your order has been processed you will receive an email and your items will be available for collection in the designated ‘Badges’ folder.


If you have any questions regarding ordering your awards please contact Gwen Taylor the Club ‘Badge Coordinator’ on Poolside at training, or via email badges.hsc@gmail.com  

 

What will I do with my awards?

  • Some swimmers like to collect their awards and keep them at home. The ASA issue an Awards File which can be ordered.

  • This can be ordered at the same time as your badges and flashes.

  • Some swimmers sew them on to a swimming towel.

But we would encourage you to:

  • Sew them on to your Club t-bag or Club polo shirt as this is a good way to

  • show your strength when the club competes against other clubs.

Please see below an example of how to sew your badges onto your shirt: