Competitive Performance Awards

The competitive swimming performance awards may be achieved in competitions or organised time trials.

All times are consistent with the ASA Graded Swimming Times. Gold Standards approximate to average county age group qualifying times for 12 year old boys. When this level is reached, there is a good chance that these swimmers would qualify at county level. Platinum awards are normally used by clubs and squads as improvement indicators for group progressions.

These Awards have been developed in conjunction with the British Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association. The quality of swimming technique should comply with the expectations of the Competitive Stroke Awards.

When swimmers equal or better the times detailed below, they will be awarded the relevant ‘Flash’ by the Records & Awards Secretary.

Freestyle

Distance

Award Time

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

25m

21.0

18.3

16.7

50m

47.0

41.0

37.2

100m

1.44.30

1.31.00

1.22.80

1.16.90

Backstroke

Distance

Award Time

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

25m

24.70

21.50

19.60

50m

54.40

47.50

43.00

100m

1.56.00

1.41.40

1.32.00

1.25.50

Breaststroke

Distance

Award Time

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

25m

27.20

23.80

21.70

50m

1.00.40

52.70

48.00

100m

2.12.00

1.55.40

1.44.80

1.37.30

Butterfly

Distance

Award Time

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

25m

23.20

20.30

18.50

50m

52.40

45.70

41.50

100m

1.53.80

1.39.40

1.30.40

1.23.90

Individual Medley

Distance

Award Time

Bronze

Silver

Gold

Platinum

4 x 25m

1.58.60

1.43.60

1.35.10

4 x 50m

4.17.20

3.44.60

3.24.10

3.09.50