British Gas ASA National Qualifying Times 2013

British Gas ASA National Qualifying Times 2013

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 2013 have now been released.

Changes made to the structure of the ASA National Age & Youth Championships in 2013

As a result of feedback from coaches and swimmers changes are being made to the structure of the ASA National Age & Youth Championships in 2013

Changes to the event

  1. Your age to be eligible to swim will be taken for both championships on:
    1. 28th July 2013 (Age Group) and
    2. 4th August 2013 (Youth/Senior/Open).
  2. Swimmers' age groups will be aligned.
  3. Events will be introduced within the National Youth Championship Programme for older swimmers.
  4. Entries Closing Date: 1st July 2013

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 28th July 2013, 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 4th August 2013.
  • 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.
  • All competitors must have equalled or bettered the entry time in an event designated or licensed by the ASA, SASA or WASA for entry into National competitions or, for foreign competitors, approved by their Federation. Times must have been achieved since 1st July 2012.

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.

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