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ASA Rankings

The ASA maintains a database of individual personal best times and grouped rankings by age. This can be found at on the ASA site here

ASA Speed and Distance Awards

The ASA Speed Awards are aimed predominantly at the Junior Swimmer (12 and under) as a means of measuring progress and motivating the swimmer.

There are awards for SPRINT and MIDDLE DISTANCE in each of the 4 strokes plus the Individual Medley and DISTANCE awards for 800/1500m freestyle and the 400 IM. There are times to achieve in a variety of SPRINT, MIDDLE DISTANCE or DISTANCE events.

The awards can be earned either through official times done in individual events in competitive galas (not relay splits) or in official Time Trials.

In Time Trails as in any competition the stroke must be legal for the time to valid.

Speed Awards times can be found here

Distance Awards times can be found here

This is what the ASA web site says about these awards;

"Times are consistent with the ASA Graded Swimming Times and that Gold Standards approximate to average county age group qualifying times for 12 year old boys. When this level is reached, there is a good chance that these swimmers would qualify at county level. Platinum awards are normally used by clubs and squads as improvement indicators for group progressions".

Badges can be obtained from Nikki Lyle at events or at arranged sessions. We are always looking for more people to join the badge team to ensure we can continue to deliver these to as many swimmers as possible.

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