Competitive Swimming Performance Awards
The Amateur Swimming Association is the national governing body for swimming.
This award scheme, sponsored by Kellogg's, is designed to motivate
and reward achievements of swimmers at any age or level.
Through the scheme swimmers can collect badges and certificates
when they have successfully achieved the required standard in terms of
developing new techniques, achieving times or distances.
These awards can be achieved in competition (including league galas)
or organised time trials
Award times are consistent with the ASA Graded Swimming Times. Gold Standard is 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.
There are 3 types of award which relate to the length of the swim:
- Sprint: Distances up to 100m.* All strokes including Individual Medley (IM)
- Middle Distance: 200m. All strokes including IM and 400m front crawl
- Distance: 400m IM and 800m and 1500m front crawl
Please note platinum sprint badges are not awarded for 50m events
Times are graded at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum with a separate award for each stroke. Once the swimmer achieves a time at that level for any stroke, they can claim the round badge that relates to the distance (i.e. Sprint, Middle, Distance) and the relevant stroke flash, then collect further flashes as times are achieved for each stroke of that distance.
How do I know I have qualified for an award?
Please see your times in the Member's Area under Performance Awards. These get updated 3 to 4 times a year.
How much do they cost?
For a badge and certificate £4.25 and then for a stroke flash £1.25
So once you have a Certificate and Badge for 50m Sprint (£4.25) each stroke will then only need a flash (£1.25).
How do I order?
You can email your order to Caroline Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to state the following when ordering:
- Swimmer's name
- Name and date of meet
- Distance swum
- Time achieved
- Award required e.g. badge, certificate and flash or just flash
What do I do with my awards once I have started collecting them?
Display them proudly on you CBHSC T shirt!!
As a competitive swimming club, all club swimmers have the opportunity to qualify for the ASA Competitive Swimming Performance Awards whenever they swim competitively, either in one of the above events or at the club's own regular timings. Bronze, silver, gold and platinum sew-on flashes/badges and certificates are awarded to swimmers who attain the times required by the ASA to qualify for the relevant award.
- 25m-100m are Sprint Awards
- 200m-400m are Middle Distance Awards
- 800m-1500m are Distance Awards
(includes 400 IM)
|25 Metres Award|
|50 Metres Award|
|100 Metres Award|
|200 Metres Award|
|400 Metres Award|
|800 Metres Award|
|1500 Metres Award|