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Alsager Bridgestone Needs You
Due to the continued expansion of our swimming programme and in particular our junior squads
we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic parents to help on the pool deck at gala’s and
during training session. For those willing to commit the club can assist with acquiring coaching qualifications.
If you are keen to become involved in a fast growing club please contact:
Please read this letter
from our Chair concerning trophy Sponsorship,
if you or somebody you know's would like to sponsor a trophy please speak
to a member of the committee
• Rather than specialise in one event, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) believes that each
swimmer should compete in a number of events to help develop a swimmer’s potential. In the UK,
events are divided into categories and are called the British Age Group Categories or BAGCats for
short. When a swimmer competes in a BAGCat event, their time is converted into points that take
into account a swimmer's age and sex. A swimmer can take part in as many events in a season as
they choose to, but only their highest points score in each swimming category will count towards
their final BAGCat total.
• The overall position of a swimmer is the sum of the BEST points score in each of the 5 categories
(50m events, 100m, FORM, Distance and IM (100IM for 9-11year olds and 200-400IM for older
swimmers). It is therefore advisable to enter every category in the Age Groups if you can achieve the
qualifying times. (N.B boys 12 and below and girls 11 and below don’t swim the 100m individual
events) - FORM stroke is one of the three strokes having specific requirements (i.e. 200m
Breaststroke, Butterfly or Backstroke). Freestyle is not a FORM stroke but is used for distance events,
such as 200/400/800 or 1500m depending on the swimmers age and sex.
• The points are derived from the swimmers time, stroke, and age and correction factors. As each
stroke correction factor is different, it may not be obvious which is the swimmers best stroke!