ADASC

Aberystwyth District Amateur Swimming Club

Login FormClose

We have 11 guests and no members online

Gala Levels

Below are the criteria and constraints, which relate to the licensing of meets. There are four levels of licensed meet, which are described below.

Level 1 Meet

These meets are intended for British, ASA and Welsh Qualification. Times are also accepted for Regional Qualification. All officials have to be registered for the duty for which they are used (i.e.Referee, Starter, Judge Etc). The pool must be 25m or 50m long, and where possible ‘Swim Down’ facilities should be provided, as these are ‘Premier’ events. Results sheets should show  split times.

The minimum set of qualifying standards must be equivalent to the “A” Grade qualifying times as published on the British Swimming web site. For Boys 11 years, 12 years, 13 years & 14 years; Girls 11 years, 12 years, & 13 years no 50-metre events are permitted to be included.

Level 2 Meet

These meets are intended for Regional Qualification, and times swum can be used for entry in National Competitions. All officials have to be registered, with at least one official acting as referee, for which they must be qualified. Swimmers who achieve a National Qualifying Time at a level 2 meet may use that time for entry into National Championships. The pool must be 25m or 50m.

Upper qualifying times for these meets cannot be faster than the ASA Age Group and Youth qualifying times for the respective age group. For Boys 11 years, 12 years, 13 years and 14 years; Girls 11 years, 12 years & 13 years no 50-metre events are to be included.

Level 3 Meet

Level 3 Meets are intended for those swimmers wishing to achieve a Regional Qualifying time, which is not catered for at levels one and two. All officials should be registered with the minimum qualification of Judge being held by the official acting as referee. The pools must be of a length, which can be interpreted by use of the ASA Equivalent Performance Tables. Level 3 Meets include ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ Grade Meets, Sprint Meets. (‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ Grade Meets must have an advertised upper and lower qualifying time).

Level 4 Meet

All officials must be registered with the minimum qualification of Judge being held by the person acting as referee. Level 4 meets include Club Championships, Swimming Leagues, Diddy Meets, and Development Meets. Level 4 meets are intended for those swimmers wishing to achieve a Regional Qualifying time, and not catered for at levels one, two, and three. If electronic timing is used, the times can be used for the rankings. No qualifying times apply.

A competition calendar is issued by Swim Wales / ASA at the end of November each year. There is also a four-year competition calendar to assist in the planning of future events. This calendar will provide dates allocated to particular championships and competitions, which have to be avoided by Open Meet organisers (e.g. Speedo League Galas. Regional Championships currently scheduled to take place in February.) Also on that calendar are meets already booked by clubs. There are limitations as to how many clubs can hold meets at any one time so as to avoid conflicts .The competition year runs from 1st September each year.

A table summarising the licensing criteria is shown below:

 

Meet

Level

Entry

Swimmers for whom meet is aimed at

Qualifying Times Accepted

Officials Qualifications

Pool Length

Electronic Timing

Computerised Results for Rankings

1

Qualifying Times

National Qualifiers

National & Regional

All Swim Wales registered Officials

25m or 50m

Yes

Yes

2

Qualifying Times & Upper Limit Times

Regional Qualifiers

National & Regional

All Swim Wales registered Officials

25m or 50m

Yes

Yes

3

Qualifying Times & Upper Limit Times

B/C Grades

Sprint Meets

 

Regional

All Swim Wales registered Officials

25m

Yes for Regional Qualification

Yes for Regional Qualification

4

No Qualifying Times

Club Championships

Leagues

Diddy Meets

Development Meets

Regional

All Swim Wales registered Officials

25m

Not required, if used times can be submitted for rankings.

No