The ASA has a set of competitive award standards and badges for swimmers to work towards regardless of age. The required times for these awards are in the table below.
The awards are split into Sprint (25m,50m and 100m); Middle Distance (All 200m & 400m freestyle) and Distance (400m IM, All 800m and 1500m Freestyle).
The idea is to get the circular round badges for Sprint, Middle Distance and Distance in Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum and have each of the strokes under the badge. The round badges are for display purposes and the strips are earned according to the time. You only need to get one sprint time. E.g. If you get the time in 25m Free, then you get the badge and once you get it in 50m free you don’t get any further badges for the Sprint.
If you achieve a qualifying time at an organised meet, you can make a claim for the appropriate badge, or wait for the badge to be awarded by the badge administrator through Swim Club Manager.
What do the badges look like, and what could I do with them?
What are the qualifying times?
How can I keep a record of which badges I have?
Swim Club Manager will keep a record of awards you have received. You could also use this ASA Awards Record.