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Competition Guide

There are two different types of swimming event:

Firstly, there are “galas”. These are team events where Andover Swimming Club competes as a team against other clubs, either as part of a league or as friendly or other one-off events. The team selection is made by the club so you would be invited to attend by appearing on the teamsheet etc. For galas like these you are chosen to swim in particular events by the club, rather than choosing what strokes or distances you’d like to swim.

Secondly, there are “open meets”. These are events you choose to enter as an individual in order to gain experience and to get improved personal best times for specific events. For open meets you choose which strokes and distances to swim. Although you enter as an individual, the club encourages participation in certain, mainly fairly local, open meets. In all cases you still represent the club when swimming at open meets, and at ones the club promotes there will usually be a coach on poolside for support. Some open meets target a certain level of swimmer, so there may be minimum or maximum entry times per event. An example of this is the Hampshire County Champs which have very tough entry times due to the number of large clubs and fast swimmers in Hampshire. Note that the key open meet for many of our swimmers to aim at will be the Hampshire County Development meet which is usually around the start of July, and is for those who are working towards the more stringent county qualifying times.

2016 Results

Basingstoke Last Chancers, Basingstoke, 17/18th Dec 2016

National Arena League Round 3, Southampton, 10th Dec 2016

Age & Aggregate Medal Table, Andover, 26-28th Nov 2016

Age & Aggregate Points Results (Sat/Sun/Mon), Andover, 26-28th Nov 2016

Age & Aggregate Swimmer Results (Sat/Sun/Mon), Andover, 26-28th Nov 2016

Minor League Round 2, Basingstoke, 19th Nov 2016

National Arena League Round 2, High Wycombe, 12th Nov 2016

National Masters Championships, Sheffield, 28-30th Oct 2016

Hart Autumn Meet, Fleet, 29th Oct 2016

ASWPC Novice Gala, Andover, 15th Oct 2016

National Arena League Round 1, Portsmouth, 9th Oct 2016

Junior Cup, Basingstoke, 1st Oct 2016

Rother League Round 3, Basingstoke, 24th Sept 2016

ASWPC 50M Championship, Andover, 17th/19th Sept 2016

ASWPC 400M Championship, Andover, 12th/14th July 2016

Hampshire Development Meet, Waterlooville, 2nd/3rd/9th July 2016

Hampshire Schools, Portsmouth, 26th June 2016

Hampshire Masters, Portsmouth, 19th June 2016

Rother League Round 2 (Team results), Basingstoke, 18th June 2016

Rother League Round 2 (Swimmer results), Basingstoke, 18th June 2016

Rother Junior Trophy, Team Results, Gosport, 11th June 2016

Rother Junior Trophy, Swimmers Results, Gosport, 11th June 2016

Salisbury Open Meet, 5th June 2016

European Masters Championships, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 25th-29th May 2016

Minor League Round 1, Fareham, 21st May 2016

ASWPC 200M Championship, Andover, 23rd/24th/25th April 2016

Rother League Round 1 (Team results), Basingstoke, 16th April 2016

Rother League Round 1 (Individual results), Basingstoke, 16th April 2016

Basingstoke Bluefins Spring Meet, 9th/10th April 2016

British Long Course Masters Sheffield, 2nd/3rd April 2016

Novice Gala, 12th March 2016

Gemini Gala, Alpha Team, 5th March 2016

Gemini Gala, Bravo Team, 5th March 2016

BLD Postal Swim, 25th/26th/28th February 2016

BLD Postal Swim, 25th/26th/28th February 2016 National Standings

Hampshire County Championships Part II, 6th/7th February 2016

Hampshire County Championships Part I, 30th/31st January 2016

South East Region Masters Championships, 23rd/24th January 2016

Virtual Gala, 23rd January 2016