The DDSC Club championships are run throughout each calendar year. They are run under ASA Law and ASA Technical rules of swimming. Each event is run on a heat declared winner basis and each heat is seeded slowest to fastest using the latest swimming times held for every competitor on the club database at the entry closing date. All swimming members in Bronze, Silver, Gold, Junior Top & Top squads are expected to enter all of the categories listed for their age group subject to ability. Younger swimmers should liaise with their coach if in any doubt.

Eligibility

Swimmers must be a fully paid up member of Dartford District Swimming Club and this must be their Primary club not secondary club.

Age Groups

Qualifying ages are as at 31st December each year.

The age groups for trophies and awards presented at our annual presentation evening are:

Boys 9 Years & Under Girls 9 Years & Under
Boys 10 & 11 Years Girls 10 & 11 Years
Boys 12 & 13 Years Girls 12 & 13 Years
Boys 14 & 15 Years Girls 14 & 15 Years
Boys 16 & 17 Years Girls 16 & 17 Years
Men’s Open Ladies Open

NB: ALL SWIMMERS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED FOR THE ‘OPEN’AGE GROUP.

Qualifying Events For Championship Points

Boys & Girls 9 Years and under

  • 25m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly & Freestyle
  • 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly & Freestyle
  • 100m Individual Medley
  • 200m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle & Individual medley*

NB: There are 14 events in total, and whilst all swimmers will be encouraged to enter all the events, only your best 10 results will be counted towards the overall championship points.

*NB: Swimmers are permitted to enter the 200m events, however all entries must be validated by your coach.

Boys & Girls 10 & 11 Years

  • 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly & Freestyle
  • 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle & Individual Medley
  • 200m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle & Individual medley*
  • 400m Freestyle

NB: There are 15 events in total, and whilst all swimmers will be encouraged to enter all the events, only your best 10 results will be counted towards the overall championship points.

*NB: Swimmers are permitted to enter the 200m/400m events, however all entries must be validated by your coach.

Boys & Girls 12 & 13 Years, 14 &15 Years, 16 & 17 Years.

  • 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly & Freestyle
  • 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle & Individual Medley
  • 200m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle & Individual medley
  • 400m Freestyle
  • 400m Individual Medley
  • 800m Freestyle (Girls)
  • 1500m Freestyle (Boys)

NB: There are 17 events in total, and whilst all swimmers will be encouraged to enter all the events, only your best 13 results will be counted towards the overall championship points.

Boys & Girls Open.

  • 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly & Freestyle
  • 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle & Individual Medley
  • 200m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle & Individual medley
  • 400m Freestyle
  • 400m Individual Medley
  • 800m Freestyle (Girls)
  • 1500m Freestyle (Boys)

NB: There are 17 events in total, and whilst all swimmers will be encouraged to enter all the events, only your best 13 results will be counted towards the overall championship points.

Championship Points

Points are awarded per qualifying event in each age group. Six points are awarded for first place, five points for Second place, four points for third place, three points for fourth place, two points for fifth place and one point for sixth place. All swimmers are automatically entered for the ‘OPEN’ age group and points are awarded as above irrespective of the swimmers age. The points accumulated throughout the year by each swimmer are added together in order to establish each age group winner, runner up etc.

Medals & Ribbons

Medals are awarded to the first three swimmers in every event for swimmers in the 9 and under age group and 10 & 11Year age group. No Medals will be awarded for swimmers 12 Years and upwards.

Ribbons are awarded to fourth, fifth and sixth place in all 9 and under age group events.

Trophies Presented at the Annual Presentation Evening

Age Group Awards

A club trophy is awarded to each age group winner, including the OPEN age group, with their name suitably engraved on it. These trophies are retained by each winner until the following November when they are returned to the club for engraving and presentation to the next recipient. In addition trophies are awarded to the winner, second, third, fourth, fifth & sixth in each age group for them to keep.

Individual Stroke Awards

A trophy is awarded to the overall fastest boy and girl 100 metre swimmer in each of the four swimming strokes attained at the club championships irrespective of their age. These trophies are suitably engraved and retained by each winner until the following November when they are returned to the club for engraving and presentation to the next recipient.

200 Metre Awards

A trophy is awarded to the overall fastest boy and girl 200 metre swimmer in each of the four swimming strokes and Individual Medley attained at the club championships irrespective of their age. These trophies are suitably engraved and retained by each winner until the following November when they are returned to the club for engraving and presentation to the next recipient.

400 Individual Medley, 400, 800 and 1500m Freestyle Awards

A trophy is awarded to the fastest 400m and 400mIM boy and girl, the fastest 800m girl and the fastest 1500m boy attained at the club championships irrespective of their age. These trophies are suitably engraved and retained by each winner until the following November when they are returned to the club for engraving and presentation to the next recipient.

Lynda Pinkess Awards

Trophies are awarded to the boy and girl who have gained the most 4th to 6th place finishes during the entire club championships. These trophies were kindly donated by Lynda Pinkess to recognise those swimmers who regularly participate in each club championship but finish just outside the first three. These trophies are suitably engraved and retained by each winner until the following November when they are returned to the club for engraving and presentation to the next recipient.

See this years individual Club Champs event calendar entry.