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Halifax Swimming Club Galas

Object

The object of the competition is for swimmers to compete against their own times on a regular basis under competition conditions. This will allow them to challenge for places in teams and prepare them for competition. They will be gaining experience of the distances that are part of the national qualifying programme. Points are scored for any improvements gained and are aggregated for the purpose of making periodic and annual awards. The competition is called Points Score and is open to all members of the club.

Conditions

The competition is split into three groups, BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD and promotion between groups is gained by achieving qualifying times. We will use the ASA Competitive Swimming Performance Award (CSPA) system which was developed in conjunction with the British Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association. Times are set for different levels for each stroke and distance.

Swimmers who are new to the club will be allocated a group by using all known personal best times (Pb’s) recorded at any gala in the previous year. Swimmers with no known recorded times will start in the Bronze group.

Each group has its own program of events.

Group Bronze

  • 25m all strokes + 50m freestyle, backstroke & Breaststroke + 100m individual medley
  • Promotion to Silver group is gained by achieving Bronze CSPA award in 25metres freestyle and two other events.
     

Group Silver

  • 50m all strokes + 100m all strokes + 200m all strokes including Individual medley.
  • Promotion to Gold group is gained by achieving Silver CSPA award in 50metres freestyle and two other events. (9yr olds cannot swim 100m events)

Group Gold

  • 50m freestyle + 100m all strokes + 200m all strokes including individual medley
  • Swimmers will aim to achieve the Gold CSPA award. Five gold times must be achieved to enter platinum where swimmers will improve their grade on the national grading table.
  • A swimmer should compete in a maximum of THREE events at any one Points Score gala.
  • A swimmer should compete in all four strokes at least TWICE in the points score calendar, (backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle). An Individual Medley swim will count as one other chosen stroke.
  • A swimmer may only compete in events for their own points score group.
  • All points score meets will be run under A.S.A. laws.
  • Points can only be gained at the internal club galas
  • Each swimmer competes against his or her points score time and points will be awarded when a swimmer equals or betters his or her points score time as follows:
     
Points awarded 25m and 50m swims 100m swims 200m swims Platinum and/or national times

2 points

Equal to

Equal to

Equal to

Equal to

4 points

0.1 to 0.4

0.1 to 0.4

0.1 to 0.4

0.1 to 0.4

6 points

0.5 to 0.9

0.5 to 0.9

0.5 to 0.9

0.5 to 0.9

8 points

-

1.0 to 1.4

1.0 to 1.9

-

10 points

1.0.+

1.5+

2.0+

1.0+

Entries

To ensure the efficient running of the programme swimmers are requested to enter selections for the next gala during the four weeks immediately following a gala. It is your responsibility to make sure your entries are in on time. You can enter on Thursday evenings between 7 and 9.30 pm by finding Amanda Raine on the balcony or if you can't come on Thursdays you can email her on araine492@gmail.com. You can also email or phone your entries to Mary, provided they are received by the closing date. Entries close at 9pm on the closing date, NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED.

ANY PROBLEMS PLEASE CONTACT Mary McClung

Awards

  • Medals will be presented to the top 3 swimmers in each points score group who have gained the most points in the previous points score meet.
  • In order to be eligible for such an award, a  swimmer must have gained a minimum of 10 points.
  • In the event of a tie, the award will be made by comparing times.
  • An annual trophy will be presented to the boy and girl gaining the most points throughout the points score competition year.
  • Club trophies will be presented at the end of the year to the swimmer in each age group with the fastest time in each event.
  • Bronze, Silver and Gold CSPA award badges can be purchased by parents and swimmers if they wish. Times must be verified by a club official.
  • The Swimmer of the Year Trophy will be awarded to the swimmer with the best achievement in the competitive calendar, not just from Points Score galas.

Award Times

Event Stroke Bronze Silver Gold Platinum 

25m Front crawl

19.6

     

25m Backstroke

22.1

     

25m Breaststroke

24.3

     

25m Butterfly

23.0

     
         

50m Freestyle

41.4

37.1

33.1

 

50m Backstroke

46.9

42.7

38.6

 

50m Breaststroke

52.0

47.5

43.2

 

50m Butterfly

49.8

45.3

41.2

 
         

100m Freestyle

1.29.0

1.18.0

1.08.2

1.05.9

100m Backstroke

1.41.3

1.30.2

1.20.2

1.14.7

100m Breaststroke

1.52.9

1.41.1

1.30.2

1.23.8

100m Butterfly

1.50.2

1.38.0

1.27.1

1.12.2

         

200m Freestyle

3.12.5

2.44.5

2.21.4

2.19.2

200m Backstroke

3.30.5

3.05.6

2.45.9

2.41.8

200m Breaststroke

3.56.9

3.31.6

3.15.4

3.10.9

200m Butterfly

3.45.7

3.25.8

3.09.5

2.55.9

         

100m IM

1.50.5

1.38.1

1.27.0

 

200m IM

4.03.7

3.29.7

3.01.4

2.44.2

We have recently added two new Open events: 400m freestyle and 400m Individual Medley.