Swimming Competitions

You will find ASA South West Region Swimming Programme 2012, including Qualification Times for Youth & 17/O Chmpionships, and Age Group Championship (supplied 24 Oct 2011) and other swimming event information under the ASA SW Region Swimming Events 2012 menu link.

Straight from the FINA Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, newly crowned World Champions Rebecca Adlington and Keri-anne Payne celebrated their success with an appearance at the British Gas Big Dip. View video (3m 15s flashplayer required)

Your Regional Licensing Coordinator is Elaine Gilburt (Garston Farm Cottage, Garston, Frome Somerset, BA11 1RU / elainegilburt@live.co.uk)

If you would like your South West licensed meet to be promoted in this section email details to webmaster@swimwest.org.

Download 2011-2012 Licensed Meets Calendar. This is updated monthly on www.swimming.org. Download Licensed Meet Application Form

Plymouth Level 3 Summer LC Open 2012

13 to 15 July 2012 - Plymouth Life Centre (10 lane 50m pool) :
Under ASA Laws & Technical Rules (Licence 3SW2385)

The event is designed for those swimmers who do not quaify for the NAG's or the NYC's but whom Clubs and Coaches wish to see through to a summer end of season meet in a quality venue.

The pool has a 6-lane 25m swim down pool, wedge blocks, 140mm FINA racing lines and is 2m deep throughout - it should be fast! Onsite parking is free and there is a large and well-stocked cafe in the building.

This competition has a full Olympic programme, plus all of the 50's, with heats and finals.

Download meet pack below. Further details on accommodation deals will be published on www.plymouthleander.co.uk shortly.

2012 Time Trial conditions

Age Group swimmers may compete in Time Trials at the Youth Championships and vice versa provided they meet the attached criteria.

ASA South West Region Youth & 17/O Championships Entries File

for Meet Contacts

Please note that this version has the correct Qualifying Times. If you have received any version prior to 23 March 2012, please download and unzip the file below.

YCMeet12.zip 20.17 kB

ASA South West Region Request for Officials 2012

Request For Officials

Please download, complete and return this form to Lynne Elliott by Monday 12 March 2012.

ASA SW Region would again like to request officials' help to run our own events in 2012 and also other events at which we are asked to provide officials.

Last year we had more officials helping, which was very welcome. This year we look forward to welcoming even more! It is essential that this continues as with two new 10 lane pools this year, it means we will require more officials on poolside.

There will be a CPD Seminar at the end of April for both those officials who need to renew their license and the newly qualified officials. Details will be available soon.

British Gas ASA Zonal Championships (50m) 2012 South - Accepted Entries

28/29 January 2012 - Millfield (50m)

English Schools’ Regional Primary Relay Swimming Championships for 2012

Monday 30 April 2012 (Warm Up 6pm for 6.30pm Start) - Millfield School pool, Street, Somerset BA16 0YD.

Download official entry form, conditions for the event and team lists below (please photocopy if necessary). Please return the entry form (with entry times if possible to help seed the heats) to Robert Margetts with the appropriate fees by Monday 23 April 2012. This will confirm your entry into the Divisional Round and your school will be on the programme. For the Divisional gala you will need to bring with you the team sheets and hand these in at the gala.

Please do not forget to visit the ESSA Website at www.essa-schoolswimming.com. You can look on the South West Division web page for updates on the competition from April 2012.

The top three schools in each event will be invited to the National Finals on Saturday 16 June 2012 at Sheffield.

School Games 2012 - ESSA Selection Policy and Expression of Interest

6 to 9 May 2012 - Olympic Pool, London

The ESSA Regional teams for the School Games 2012 will be selected from performances at Licensed Meets prior to 6 February 2012. England South - ESSA Divisions 5, 9, 12.

Please download and unzip the file below for the ESSA Selection Policy and Expression of Interest Form and pass on details to coaches and swimmers.

2011 Duel in the Pool (25m)

The combined forces of the British Gas GBR Swimming Team and the likes of the Netherlands, Denmark, Hungary and Germany will come together under the banner of the European All Star Team and go head-to-head with the might of the USA at the 2011 Duel in the Pool (25m) in Atlanta, Georgia on 16/17 December 2011.

The European All Stars will feature Britain’s Fran Halsall, Lizzie Simmonds, Gemma Spofforth, Robbie Renwick, Adam Brown and Marco Loughran as well as Europe’s finest such as Lotte Friis (Denmark) and Marleen Veldhuis (Netherlands) for the women, and Laszlo Cseh (Hungary) and Pawel Korzeniowski (Poland) for the men as they take on the world’s number one swimming nation on 16th and 17th December.

British Gas ASA Zonal Championships (50m) 2012 South - Pack Updated 4 Dec 2011

Pack dated 4 Dec 2011

Sportsystems Entry file now shows correct entry fee. This download includes previously advised amend to Girls 14/15 200m Breaststroke consideration time (3.00.0) and conditions for the Qualification of Teams for the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships 2012

Please destroy any earlier version of pack

28/29 January 2012 - Millfield (50m)

This competition, introduced for the first time in 2011, brings together swimmers from three regions, South West, South East and London into a zonal championships.

The 2012 meet will be hosted by ASA SW Region. The competition will be hosted by the other regions in turn in subsequent years.

Download and unzip file below for updates (as at 4 Dec 2011) - includes Programme of Events, corrected Consideration / Qualifying Times, Sportsystems Entry file showing corrected £7 individual entry fee, together with instructions, Zonal Competition Conditions and the conditions for the Qualification of Teams for the British Gas ASA National Youth Championships 2012.

Jemma Lowe previews the European Short Course Championships 2011

In December 2010, Jemma Lowe struck silver at the World Short Course Championships to kickstart a season which saw her break Welsh records in the 100m and 200m Butterfly and reach the final in both events at the World Championships in Shanghai.

A year on from that success in Dubai, Lowe is one of the marquee names of a strong British Gas GBR Swimming Team heading out to the premier short course event of the 2011 calendar - the European Short Course Championships in Szczecin, Poland.

Swimming TV caught up with the Welsh swimmer at her training base at the British Gas ITC Swansea to get the low-down on her preparation for the first major event of the Olympic season. If you want to know Jemma's thoughts on the following questions, view the video below.

  • How much are you looking forward to returning to competition in Poland?
  • Did your silver at the 2010 World Short Course Championships play a part in your successes last season?
  • What targets have you set for the European Short Course Championships?
  • How good is the Championships as an introduction to senior internationals for younger swimmers in the team?
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