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2020 South West Regional Age Group & Championship

Chippenham ASC competes in the Swim England South West Age Group and Championship competition each year.  The events are held on various dates in April/May each year.  Competition is held long course i.e. in a 50m pool.

All ages are determined at 31 December in the year of competition.

Age Groups are for swimmers between 11-14 years who swim all 50m and 100m events with age group finals.  200m and 400m events are heat declared winners.  Medals are awarded in the following age groups, 11/12 years, 13 years, 14 years.  Competition is held at Hengrove Pool, Bristol and Millfield School, Somerset.  Please see the current qualifying times below.  There are consideration times and entry times.

Championships swim all 50m, 100m events with age group finals.  200m and 400m events are heat declared winners.  Medals are awarded in the following age groups, 15 years, 16 years, and 17 and over.  Competition is also open at this event to those Age Group swimmers who achieve a Championship qualifying time.  Competition is over 3 days on the first May bank holiday weekend at The Life Centre, Plymouth. Please see the current qualifying times below.  There are consideration times and entry times.

In addition to these events Region also offer a long distance competition over 800m and 1500m.  All swims are heat declared winners.  These races are combined with the Age Group and Championship events referred to above.  Please see the Programme Schedule for precise dates and locations.

Finally, there is a sprint competition usually held in July, in 2020 it will be held at Millfield School, Somerset.  This comprises of a mixed junior and senior relay team and one length sprints in all strokes.  Age groups are 11 years, 12 years, 13 years, 14 years, 15 years, 16 years, 17/18 years, 19 and over.  Entry is open to those who swam at either the Age Group or Championship events in that competition year.

Championship medals are determined from finals.

Junior Champions are determined from the finals and then using times from the heats.

Junior age is 15/under.

Qualifying Times* Link (21.10.19 version)
Programme

21.10.19 Version Link

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 April : Age Group @ Millfield

Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 May : Age Group @ Hengrove

Friday 8 & Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 May : Youths @ Plymouth

Sunday 5 July : Sprints @ Millfield

2020 Warm Up

*There are both Entry QTs and Consideration QTs for this competition.  If a swimmer achieves the Entry QT or quicker then they are guaranteed an opportunity to compete. If a swimmer achieves a Consideration QT and they wish to swim, their name is submitted to Region and once all entries are to hand Region will 'consider' the number of swimmers against the time allocated for each swim session.  Swimmers with Consideration QTs may have their entries scratched (i.e. rejected) if there are too many to be accommodated.  Scratched entries are usually notified to Clubs around a week or 10 days before the competition date.  You do not pay for scratched entries.

Results can be found at Results - SW Region Age Group & Championships


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