ASA Nationals – Qualifying Times and Programmes 2012

ASA Nationals – Qualifying Times and Programmes 2012

Qualifying Times and Programmes of Events for the British Gas ASA National Championships (50m), the British Gas ASA National Age Group Championships and the British Gas ASA National Youth/MC Championships in 2012 have now been released.

Changes made to the structure of the ASA National Age & Youth Championships in 2012

As a result of feedback from coaches and swimmers changes are being made to the structure of the ASA National Age & Youth Championships in 2012.

Changes to the event

  1. Your age to be eligible to swim will be taken for both championships on 26 July 2012
  2. Swimmers' age groups will be aligned.
  3. Events will be introduced within the National Youth Championship Programme for older swimmers.

In order to accommodate the above the following will take place:

  • 14 year old girls will now compete in the National Age Group Championships not the Youth Championships.
  • The ages for the National Age Group Championships will be 11/12, 13 & 14 years for both boys & girls.
  • Swimmers from the age of 10 to 14, on the 26th July 2012, can swim in teams at the National Age Group Championships.
  • Semi-Finals will be introduced for some of the events involving the 14-year-old age group.
  • The ages for the Youth Championships will be 15/16, 17/18 years for both boys & girls.
  • Semi-Finals will be retained within the Youth Championships.
  • Youth Teams will consist of swimmers aged 15-18 years on the 26th July 2012.
  • 40 teams will be invited to compete in each team event at the National Age & Youth Championships.
  • Events will also be available within the National Youth Championships for swimmers ages 19 & over.
  • There will be no team events for the 19 & over age group.
  • Events will continue to be available for MC swimmers with the Youth Championship Programme.

As the date of the British Gas ASA Regional Youth Championships clashes with the opening ceremony for the National Childrens Games in London an opportunity will be provided for Youth Teams to qualify for the National Youth Championships at the ASA Zonal Championships in January.

The British Gas ASA Championships (50m) will be held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield from Wednesday 20 – Saturday 23 June 2012. This will be the final opportunity to qualify for the British team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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