Individual Competitions

There are myriad individual competitions available for swimmers to enter throughout the year. The Club endorses a minimum of six for which the Club will promote to swimmers and will deal with entries. To avoid confusion, for the Club endorsed events, please ensure any entries you wish to make are through the Club.  

How to Enter

Look out for entry forms which are on Club Noticeboards some time before the event. Completed entry forms must be returned by the date shown to the Club Desk marked for the attention of the Competitions Secretary. Due to the large number of entries for such competitions, it is important to plan ahead. Some entry forms might be required up to two months in advance of a competition date.

Susan Harrison

A, B & C Grade Competitions

This is a type of handicap system operated so that most swimmers have a chance to win. The competitions are graded A, B or C. Any swimmer with a time slower than the quoted cut off time for that particular competition enter the relevant grade. If a swimmer swims particularly well and beats the cut off time by a specified margin (usually 2 seconds), he/she will be given a ‘Speeding Ticket’ instead of a medal/trophy. These Speeding Tickets should be regarded as prize possessions as they mean that the swimmer is ready for higher grade and Open competitions. Some competitions are multi-grade. In this case a swimmer's times are entered and the organisers arrange the swimmers into the correct grade. To enter an each grade, the swimmer must have achieved a certain cut off or qualifying time for the event.

To enter these competitions, look out for entry forms which are on Club Noticeboards some time before the event. Completed entry forms must be returned by the date shown to the Club Desk marked for the attention of the Competitions Secretary. Due to the large number of entries for such competitions, it is important to plan ahead. Some entry forms might be required up to two months in advance of a competition date.

Open Competitions

These are competitions hosted by a club, where swimmers must submit personal entry forms to compete. The swimmers must be ASA cataegory 2 registered to be licensed to swim.  The TWHST Fixture List will identify which Open Competitions the coaches would expect members with qualifying times to enter. At these events you will be competing against other swimmers from other clubss and districts. The times you achieve may be recognised for entry into Regional and National events. If a swimmer were to achieve a county record time, they or their parents should obtain a County Record Form from a club coach. They should complete the form and send it to the County Records Secretary together with a copy of the official result sheet that confirms the time, date, venue and event. County Records must be claimed within three months of the swim.

To enter these competitions, look out for entry forms which are on Club Noticeboards some time before the event. Completed entry forms must be returned by the date shown to the Club Desk marked for the attention of the Competitions Secretary. Due to the large number of entries for such competitions, it is important to plan ahead. Some entry forms might be required up to two months in advance of a competition date.

Yorkshire Championships

These are for swimmers aged 9 years and above and are held annually. Most recently the venues have been shared by Ponds Forge (Sheffield) and Leeds. The Club encourages all members who make the qualifying times to enter. The Competitions Secretary will check all PBs prior to the last entry date for the competition and will inform any swimmers who have qualified. The County Championships also include celine replica team relay events in age groups, which you may be asked to compete in, even if you are not swimming in individual events. The County Championships take place over several weekends throughout the year.


North East Region Champs

The North East Regional Championships (ASANERs) are held twice a year for age group, senior and junior swimmers.  They are usually held at Sunderland and Ponds Forge, the qualifying times are generally higher than those required for the yorkshire Championships and are a stepping stone to the Nationals.

The Competitions Secretary will inform swimmers whcih events they have qualified for.  Entries are made through TWHST, any swimmer who qualifies at this level is expected to enter.

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