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Currently available ASA SW Region swimming programme, entry forms and qualifying times for 2009 can be accessed from the ASA SW Region Swimming Events 2009 menu link.

View ASA SW Region 2009 Swimming Championships revised events

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Closing Date

18 Jan 2009

Long Distance Time Trials
800m Free & 400m IM mixed



24 Jan 2009

Long Distance Time Trials
1500m mixed



26 April 2009

Masters Sprints



2-4 May 2009

Youth Championships


13 Apr 09

17 May 2009

Relay Gala

Millfield (25m)

13 Apr 09

6-7 Jun 2009

Age Groups


18 May 09

13-14 Jun 2009

Age Groups


18 May 09

27 Jun 2009

Masters Long Distance



28 Jun 2009

Sprint Gala


15 Jun 09

27 Sep 2009

Masters Middle distance

Hutton Moor TBC


6-8 Nov 2009

Championships (S/C)

Hutton Moor

19 Oct 09

Other events

28 Mar 2009

ASA SWR 5Km and 3Km
Pool Challenge

Univ. of Bath

7 Mar 2009


7 Feb 2009

National Relays



27 April 2009

Primary School Relays

Millfield (25m)


11 Nov 2009

Secondary Schools Relays

Millfield (25m)


British Gas Tri-Nations Swim Meet 2009

1/2 August 2009 - Crystal Palace

As the British Gas senior swimming squad are finishing their World Championship campaign in Rome, some of Britain’s most promising swimmers will be battling it out for international honours at the British Tri-Nations.

The 40-strong British Gas Tri-Nations team will face tough competition from strong Canadian and Russian squads as it aims to emulate last year’s position at the top of the points table.

Last year’s event, held in Quebec, Canada, saw the British contingent depart with 44 medals, comprising 20 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze, after a very successful meet.

FINA clarifies rules

David Sparkes, chief executive of British Swimming, is hopeful an end is in sight over the controversy of swimsuits that has overshadowed the sport recently after Fina clarified its rules. The world governing body's congress in Rome has voted to amend rule SW10.7 which now reads: "No swimmer shall be permitted to use or wear any device or swimsuit that may aid his / her speed, buoyancy or endurance during a competition [such as webbed gloves, flippers, fins, etc.].

ASA SW Region Swimming Events 2010

Information on proposed and confirmed Youth, Age Groups and Championships events, with qualifying times etc as supplied for publication.

FINA World Championships 2009 - Swimming

The FINA World Championships take place in Rome from 17 July to 2 August 2009. Britain will be represented in diving, open water swimming, synchronised swimming and the swimming events. The British Gas Swimming Team destined for Rome are finalising preparations at a holding camp in Sardinia.

Forty-one swimmers, including double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington and Olympic medalists David Davies, Keri-Anne Payne and Jo Jackson, will fly the flag for Britain in Rome from 26 July. The team will spend the next week at their base in Olbia ensuring their race preparations have been finalized before heading into Rome on 22 July.

World University Games 2009 - Swimming squad announced for 25th Universiade Belgrade 2009

1 -12 July 2009 - Belgrade, Serbia (Swimming competition begins on 5 July)

The Great Britain Swimming Squad for the World University Games has been announced. The selection, which was delayed due to the World Championships selection, includes five male and two female swimmers.

Three of the athletes have experienced the World University Games previously, having been part of Team GBR in Bangkok 2007. Matthew Clay (University of Bath) returned home from Bangkok with a Bronze in the 50m Backstroke. Clay was a Gold medalist at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and will look to impress in Belgrade this year.

36th European Junior Swimming Championships 2009

8 to 12 July 2009 - Prague

A squad of 57 of Britain’s top junior swimmers are finalising their preparations as they bid to take on Europe’s best next week for international honours.

The British Gas swimmers will face tough competition from large squads from Russia and Germany as they aim to continue the steady rate of improvement that British Junior athletes have shown on the European stage.

British Gas Swimming Team for the 2009 World Championships in Rome

A team of 40 swimmers, including double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington and Olympic medalists David Davies, Keri-Anne Payne and Jo Jackson, will fly the flag for Britain in Rome.

British Swimming Head Coach Dennis Pursley commented: “This team has a really good mixture of veterans and young, up-and-coming swimmers and that was our goal. Our aim within the first year of the Olympic cycle plan was to try to get inexperienced swimmers competing in the premier events on the calendar such as the World Championships in Rome and this will be a good development opportunity. “I’m looking forward to seeing some strong leadership from the veterans to begin the process of molding together a tightly bonded team.”

Team for European Youth Olympic Festival 2009

18 to 25 July 2009 - Tampere, Finland

A team of 16 swimmers have been chosen to represent Team GB in Finland. A total of 61 athletes will be competing for Team GB and will feature amongst the 2,500 athletes from 49 European nations that will be competing in a total of nine sports: athletics, cycling, gymnastics, judo, swimming, tennis, basketball, handball and volleyball. Participating athletes will be between 13 and 16 years old, depending on their sport.

Plymouth Leander’s Sam Straughan is looking forward to his international debut. "I am really excited at the moment about being selected for the European Youth Olympic Festival, but I am sure I will feel nervous as the event comes closer. This will be my first international competition and it is a real honour to represent my country. I am hoping to make a final during the competition. I think that would be great."

UK School Games 2009 - Swimming squads announced

The UK School Games will be held from 3 to 6 September 2009 - Swimming events take place at Wales National Pool in Swansea

The list comprises the highest performing competitors of school age, representing England Central, England North, England East, England South, Ireland, Scotland North and West, Scotland South and East, and Wales.

The UK School Games is the pinnacle sports event of for young people competing in the UK. As a major multi-sport event it showcases elite athletes across a range of sport genres. The UK School Games is designed to create a legacy whereby young people of all ages and abilities can aspire to compete in sport, become leaders, volunteers and technical officials.

Carn Brea 24th Open Meet - Level 3 Oct 09

Saturday 3 October 2009- Penzance Leisure Centre
Affiliated to CCASA and ASA SW Region. Licence 3SW9400

  • 25m – 6 lane pool, warm up / cool down facility, electronic timing
  • friendly meet ideal for “bench marking” or achieving qualifying times for the coming competitive season
  • great poolside atmosphere

Full 1-day programme (warm up 9.15am for 10.15 start) includes:

  • 50m/100m/200m – Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly & Medley
  • All events are “Heat Declared Winners”
  • Awards in each age group: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & over
  • Entry fee just £4 per event
  • Coaches pass £10 each

For further information or queries please contact Rosie Gordon, 8 Carriage Parc, Goonhavern, Truro, TR4 9QW (Tel: 01872 573615; rosie@philipgordon.co.uk.

Download Open Meet pack below which is also available via the link from the homepage of www.carnbreasc.co.uk.

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