Information and guidance for running swimming competitions
In this section you will find a range of resources designed to aid you in running swimming competitions. Read on to find out more.
From a range of data files, programs and services to use on your computer through to medical guidance and minimum ages for competing, this section contains all the information you need to run a swimming competition.
Simply choose from the options below to access a range of resources including technical information, qualifying times software, information on the general conditions under which competitions need to be held and a list of measured swimming pools across Great Britain.
Some of the amazing results from all of our past competitions can be seen on our site's Swimming Records and Swimming performance tables, or for more information on what's happening in the future check out our extensive swimming events calendar.
The website has an all-encompassing events calendar. This covers competitions, courses, minutes and meetings or conferences.
All information (entry forms, schedule of events and final programme) for entering competitions is attached to the calendar.
Below you will find a range of links that will pre-filter the calendar for you to show only aquatics competitions. Click on the links to open the calendar.
When open the calendar will show you all competitions for the current year. Simply use the drop down menus to filter further.
When you find the competition you are seeking, click on it and you will open a page with all relevant information attached.
If you have any problems please click here to email the web team.
|Click here to open the calendar and access Swimming competitions.|
Click here to open the calendar and access Diving competitions
Click here to open the calendar and access Synchro competitions
Click here to open calendar and access Disability competitions
Click here to open calendar and access Water Polo competitions
Click here to open calendar and access Masters' competitions
Click here to open calendar and access Open Water competitions
All Disciplines Championship Conditions
The conditions under which competitions can be held are as follows:
- ASA championships and competitions shall be competed for under the laws, rules, regulations and championship conditions of the association.
- The promoter of each ASA championship or competition shall be the appropriate ASA Technical Committee.
- The individual event conditions may not include any conditions which affect the event conditions of another discipline.
In addition, you must ensure that all individual event conditions include the date by which members must have joined the club and under whose name they are competing.
Minimum Competition Ages
For each category the age specified is the age of the swimmer at midnight on the day of the event or the final day of a series of events forming part of one competition, whichever is later.
The age of a swimmer at midnight on 31 December in the year of competition is no longer used in the determination of a swimmer’s age with reference to the minimum ages of competition for any swimming competition.
Age limits for competition
|Download the ASA Handbook 2013||Law 410||Page 57|
A List of Measured Swimming Pools
To ensure any competition you hold meets the correct standards it will need to take place in a measured pool. Read on for more details.
Swimming pools can differ in length, even when they are labelled as 25m or 50m. To hold an event you need to ensure the pool you are using measures up. Click here to download a list of all measured pools in England, Scotland and Wales.
Medical Declaration Forms
Medical declaration forms must be completed in order to compete in a range of situations.
Anyone representing Great Britain or their home country internationally, or competing in a British Swimming ASA, SASA or WASA national event - in all disciplines but excluding Masters - MUSTcomplete a medication declaration form.
The form is available through your club from the registration/welfare officer or through the British Swimming website by clicking here. It must be completed annually or whenever you, or your doctor, change your medication.
Medication in competing - whether prescribed by a doctor or purchased from a pharmacy or other retail outlet - includes supplements such as vitamins, Creatine and Echinacea, along with anything that you may apply to your skin or agents such as eye drops, ear drops, nasal sprays and inhalers. It is vitally important you declare everything.
For general guidance on completing the form and other medical advice concerning competitions and swimming in general, click here.
Here is range of technical information to assist you in running swimming competitions.