ASA Badge Scheme

Understanding the ASA Award Scheme

Below contains a summary about the ASA award schemes and the various badges that swimmers can achieve, and details on how to get hold of them. For more information, go to the ASA website at www.britishswimming.org.


What is it and how does it work?
The Amateur Swimming Association is the national governing body for swimming. Its award scheme, sponsored by Kellogg’s, and is designed to motivate and reward the achievements of swimmers at any age or level. Through the scheme swimmers can collect badges and certificates when they have successfully achieved the required standard in terms of developing new techniques, achieving times or distances. White Oak Swimming Club supports this scheme by running special sessions to allow swimmers to achieve the necessary qualifications and by selling the relevant badges and certificates on behalf of the ASA. Swimmers are encouraged to display their badges on their Club “teabag” shirt.


Competitive Swimmer Award
These awards can be achieved in competition or organised time trials held at the Club and recognise the time achieved. Award times are consistent with the ASA Graded Swimming Times. Gold Standard is approximate to average county age group qualifying times for 12 year old girls and boys. When this level is reached, there is a good chance that these swimmers would qualify at county level.

Times are graded at 4 levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, with a separate award for each stroke.





Once the swimmer achieves a time at that level for any stroke, they can claim the round badge which relates to the distance (i.e. Sprint, Middle, Distance) and the relevant stroke flash and then collect further flashes as times are achieved for each stroke at that distance.

The ASA times for the most popular distances are shown below and on the Club Noticeboard:
1. Metric
2. Imperial
For the full list of times see the ASA website. To claim an award you will need an official time in the Club’s PB register gained either at a competition (Gala or Open Meet) or Club Championships or Club Time Trials.

ASA Award Scheme (Imperial)

The table below shows the times required to be awarded badges in imperial measurements. These will be the times swam at the White Oak swimming pool.

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Under 10 Badges for 36.66yds (1L)
Stroke Time
Frontcrawl 32.00
Backstroke 34.00
Breaststroke 38.00
Butterfly 38.00

Bronze / Silver / Gold / Platinum Badges

In order to gain the relevant ASA badges, Silver times must be achieved over a distance of 73yds (2 lengths), and 110yds (3 lengths) for Gold.

Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Frontcrawl 36.66yds (1L) 29.50 25.70 23.30
Frontcrawl 73.33yds (2L) 1.05.50 57.20 52.00
Frontcrawl 110yds (3L) 1.45.00 1.32.00 1.23.40 1.17.40


Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Backstroke 36.66yds (1L) 34.50 30.10 27.30
Backstroke 73.33yds (2L) 1.13.50 1.04.30 58.40
Backstroke 110yds (3L) 1.57.20 1.42.00 1.32.06 1.26.00


Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Breaststroke 36.66yds (1L) 38.20 33.40 30.30
Breaststroke 73.33yds (2L) 1.23.50 1.13.00 1.06.30
Breaststroke 110yds (3L) 2.13.20 1.56.00 1.45.50 1.38.30


Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Butterfly 36.66yds (1L) 32.70 28.70 26.10
Butterfly 73.33yds (2L) 1.11.30 1.02.20 56.50
Butterfly 110yds (3L) 1.54.50 1.40.00 1.31.00 1.24.40


Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Individual Medley 4 x 36.66yds (1L) 2.44.60 2.23.80 2.10.60
Individual Medley 4 x 73.33yds (2L) 5.56.70 5.11.60 4.43.10
Individual Medley 4 x 110yds (3L) 9.06.80 7.59.70 7.16.20 6.45.20

ASA Award Scheme (Metric)

The table below shows the times required to be awarded badges in metric measurements. These will be the times swam at open meets or galas at other swimming clubs 25m or 50m swimming pools. The entries marked with an (*) - 33.3m, 66.6m and 100m nearly equate to 36yds, 72yds and 110 yds respectively.

Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Frontcrawl 25m 21.00 18.30 16.70
Frontcrawl 33.3m (*) 29.20 25.60 23.20
Frontcrawl 50m 47.00 41.00 37.20
Frontcrawl 66.6m (*) 1.05.10 56.90 51.70
Frontcrawl 100m (*) 1.44.30 1.31.00 1.22.80 1.16.90


Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Backstroke 25m 24.70 21.50 19.60
Backstroke 33.3m (*) 34.20 29.80 27.20
Backstroke 50m 54.40 47.50 43.00
Backstroke 66.6m (*) 1.13.00 1.03.70 58.00
Backstroke 100m (*) 1.56.00 1.41.40 1.32.00 1.25.50


Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Breaststroke 25m 27.20 23.80 21.70
Breaststroke 33.3m (*) 38.00 33.20 30.20
Breaststroke 50m 1.00.40 52.70 48.00
Breaststroke 66.6m (*) 1.23.00 1.12.50 1.05.90
Breaststroke 100m (*) 2.12.00 1.55.40 1.44.80 1.37.30


Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Butterfly 25m 23.20 20.30 18.50
Butterfly 33.3m (*) 32.50 28.50 25.80
Butterfly 50m 52.40 45.70 41.50
Butterfly 66.6m (*) 1.00.80 1.01.90 56.20
Butterfly 100m (*) 1.53.80 1.39.40 1.30.40 1.23.90

Stroke Distance Bronze
Time
Silver
Time
Gold
Time
Platinum
Time
Individual Medley 100m 1.58.60 1.43.60 1.34.10
Individual Medley 200m 4.17.20 3.44.60 3.24.10 3.09.50
Individual Medley 400m 9.03.70 7.55.00 7.11.50 6.40.60
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