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.
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.