Auckland Swimming (ASA) runs it competitive meets as a combination of:
Level meets: there are three levels (1,2,3). Swimmers begin as Level 3 swimmers and then move up to Level 2 and Level 1 by meeting criteria based on times for specific events
Open and Age Group meets based on meeting specified qualified times for each event
In January 2020 ASA announced that they have restructured the Level 1 and 2 criteria and qualifying times for Auckland swimming competitions - please read the following from ASA
The Competitive Swimming Group have spent the last 4 months reviewing the ASA Level Competitions and as a result have re-set the qualifying times and age-groups for both Level 1 and Level 2.
The new times are based on FINA Points so as to achieve consistency and the new age-groups reflect the differences in male and female athlete development.
These will now provide goals for swimmers and coaches, and also encourage the all-round development of techniques and skills across a range of distances and disciplines.
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