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Draft Programme released for the ASA National Masters Championships 2016

The draft programme is now available for the ASA National Masters Championships 2016 after entries for the competition closed on Friday 30 September.

The Championships, which are one of the highlights of the Master swimming calendar, will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre between the 28 – 30 October.

  • Click here to download the ASA National Masters Championships 2016 draft programme.

New format for ASA Masters Entries

As the event has got more popular, the Masters Working Group have decided to change the event format slightly to keep it manageable. From 2017 there will be qualifying times which swimmers must meet in order to compete.

Chair of the Masters Working Group, Verity Dobbie, said: “We listened to the ASA Masters members’ views and took on board suggestions. As a result, we realised this event is no longer a participation event. It is the pinnacle of the annual Masters calendar which many swimmers aspire to attend.

“We considered all of the options and concluded that swimmers can enter until the event is full in 2016. As of next year (2017), we will be introducing qualifying times for all events.

“This will mean swimmers need to have a time on British Rankings within two years of the closing date of the competition for 2017.” – Verity Dobbie

The ASA will release qualifying times soon. This will allow swimmers to judge how close they are to these times at the 2016 event. Swimmers should plan for achieving their qualifying times ahead of the ASA National Masters Championships 2017.