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Records were formerly captured from the season of 1989-90.

Records are made to be broken.  Regardless of whether they may appear to be obsolete they are important to our members and a tribute to their own personal efforts.

It is acknowledged that there were many wonderful swimmers whose performances were not captured and recorded prior to 1989-90. We salute them all.

 

The club will post all record holders since the 1989-90 season in the near future.

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The club holds a number of one off special events such as the:

1. Jon Facey Challenge Race

In the 1975/76 season the then Senior Champion, Jon Facey, threw down the gauntlet to all the up and coming bucks from the Junior ranks over a 100m FS match race. The idea was to select the fastest seven 100m swimmers over the season including the 100m Club Championship races and have a one off match race at the end of the season. The event would incorporate separate Men’s and Ladies races.

A large trophy cup was purchased and donated to the club by Jon Facey. Finally the day arrived and in a boil-over Jon Facey was beaten into second place by Duncan Wade with Veronica Hatcher winning the Ladies challenge.

There was much debate as to whether the trophy should be named the Jon Facey “Memorial” Trophy but this light heartedness was sensibly overlooked for the more apt “Jon Facey Challenge Trophy”.

Since then, the trophy has represented a major highlight for all budding stars to aspire to within the Club and has also provided all Club members with a fitting spectacle to cap off the season on a high note.

As an epilogue Jon Facey has competed in the race many times over the years and still to this day has never won. A true example of what the spirit of the trophy and the club represents. Try hard and always give it your best shot, no matter what your age.


2. President’s Challenge Race

In the 1994/95 season the then President, Chris Gray, thought that the prestige of the Jon Facey Challenge Trophy should be extended to encompass the club’s younger swimmers.

Subsequently, Chris donated a trophy called the President’s Trophy. The trophy was to be organised along the same lines as the Jon Facey Challenge Trophy but with 3 major restrictions.

  • The race was to be a 50mFS sprint,
  • the age restriction was 12 years and under, and
  • the swimmer cannot compete for both the Jon Facey and President’s Challenge trophies.


3. JC 1000

Jim Croke was a long time stalwart of the club who was well known to swim at the same pace no matter what the distance.

President Chris Gray organised a 1000m challenge for Jim and the rest of the club and sure enough Jim came in almost exactly the predicted time.

In honour of Jim’s service and committment to the club a special event named the JC 1000 is now held to challenge all our swimmers young and old.


4. Handicap Relay Challenge

Introduced in 2006-07 the Handicap Relay Challenge is held during the first half of the season and allows swimmers to join teams of 4 or 5 to race in 3 handicap relay races over a six week period.

The teams are pre-nominated and a simple pointscore applied. Handicaps are varied each week according to club results and/or the handicapper’s discretion.

A committment to the team, tactical team selection, consistent performances and sheer luck is the recipe for success.


5. Handicap Challenge

The Handicap Challenge is a knockout-style event open to all members who have qualified for and swum the 50m Freestyle event during season.

The event is on a single Saturday morning at the end of the season, and there are heats, semi-finals (if needed) and a final. The winner of the final is named the “Handicap Challenge Champion”.


6. Duathlon

The inspiration of the City to Surf and Cole Classic rough water swim resulted in the introduction of the Annual Duathlon events held on the last day of the season.The Duathlon is a run/swim event held over various distances for the various age brackets (as at 1 Feb) and once again is an example of the variety that the AASC provides its members.

Division Ages Run leg Swim leg
Nippers 9yrs and under 110m 25m
Cadets 10 to 12yrs 330m 100m
Juniors 13 to 15yrs 660m 200m
Seniors 16yrs and over 1000m 300m

 

 

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The Overall Pointscore Trophy is awarded to the winners of the Men’s and Ladies’ pointscore in each season. Within the Club’s pointscore system, points are gained for personal improvement, so these are probably the Club’s most prestigious and hard-won trophies.

In the 1976/77 season the club honoured the late long serving committee member, Sid Ferrier, by renaming the “Most Improved trophy” as the “Sid Ferrier Most Improved Trophy”. Sid had recently passed away at the time. This trophy remained in place throughout the 80’s but for some reason was lost at some point in time.

Although the present Overall Pointscore Trophy has not been named after Sid Ferrier it should be recognised here that this trophy truely represents the “Most Improved” and is therefore inexplicably linked with the late Sid Ferrier.

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The yearly pointscores are held for male and female swimmers in the various Age divisions. Points are awarded for each club swim (including Club Championship or Special Events) based on the competitor’s individual times. The emphasis is on individual improvement.

Points may be earned for any of the following events (where the swimmer is qualified);

  1. Freestyle (FS) – 20m, 30m, 50m, 100m, 200m & 400m
  2. Breaststroke (BR) – 20m, 30m, 50m, 100m & 200m
  3. Backstroke (BK) – 20m, 30m, 50m, 100m & 200m
  4. Butterfly (BF) – 20m, 30m, 50m, 100m & 200m
  5. Medley (Med) – 200m & 400m.

There is no restriction on what events is swum to earn points on the basis that the swimmer:

  1. has qualified for the event;
  2. has not swum more than the maximum number of races for the day;
  3. if an event is swum more than once only the fastest time may gain points;
  4. only two swims will be counted where the distance is 100m or greater;
  5. only one 200m or 400m is counted each week;

The maximum number of races that will earn points for a swimmer is four(4) each meeting (excluding the relays). The number of races may be reduced at the discretion of the Race Secretary depending on the number of competitors and time availability.

By-Law 4. Pointscore


a. The yearly pointscores are held for male and female competitors in the Age divisions as outlined in By-Law (B2).

b. Points are awarded for each club swim (including Club Championship or Special Events) based on the competitor’s individual times. The emphasis is on individual improvement.

c. Swimmers who represent the Club at approved District Meetings will be awarded 10 points towards their pointscore total when the timing of the carnival makes Saturday attendance unreasonable.

d. Points are awarded against the following table:-

Criteria Points
20m, 30m & 50m Events
More than 2 seconds Outside Best 1
1.01 to 2.0 seconds Outside Best 3
0.01 to 1.0 seconds Outside Best 4
Equal to Best & Start 5
0.01 to 1.0 seconds better than Best 6
1.01 to 2.0 seconds better than Best 8
More than 2 seconds better than Best 10
100m Events
More than 4 seconds Outside Best 1
2.01 to 4.0 seconds Outside Best 3
0.01 to 2.0 seconds Outside Best 4
Equal to Best & Start 5
0.01 to 2.0 seconds better than Best 6
2.01 to 4.0 seconds better than Best 8
More than 4 seconds better than Best 10
200m & 400m Events
More than 8 seconds Outside Best 1
4.01 to 8.0 seconds Outside Best 3
0.01 to 4.0 seconds Outside Best 4
Equal to Best & Start 5
0.01 to 4.0 seconds better than Best 6
4.01 to 8.0 seconds better than Best 8
More than 8 seconds better than Best 10
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The yearly Club Championships are held for male and female competitors in the various Age divisions. Separate Championships are conducted for both male and female events. The Club Championships traditionally start on the second Saturday of February unless otherwise specified by the General Committee.

By-Law 2. Age Divisions
a. Male and Female competitors will swim combined races. Competitors are grouped into the following age divisions for both Championship and Pointscore trophies:-
Division Age
JUNIOR NOVICE 9 Years and Under
SUB-JUVENILE 9 Years and Under
NOVICE 10 and 11 Years
JUVENILE 10 and 11 Years
SUB-JUNIOR 12 and 13 Years
JUNIOR 14 and 15 Years
SENIOR 16 Years and 39 Years
MASTER 40 Years to 49 Years
VETERAN 50 Years & Over

b. Novice & Junior Novice (Club Championship) swimmers are those who don’t qualify for more than two (2) 50 metre events.
c. Novice swimmers being those swimmers whose Age Division is classified as being Juvenile.
d. Junior Novice being those swimmers whose Age Division is classified as being Sub-Juvenile.
e. The swimmer’s age for each club year shall be the age as at 1st February

Club Championship


The Club Championships will start on the 2nd Saturday of February.

To compete in Championship Events members must meet the following qualifications:-

    • (i) Competed on six (6) Club Saturday morning race meets by the Saturday prior to the starting date of the Championships.
    • (ii) Members must meet the qualifying standard, during the current season, in each respective event to be eligible to compete.
    • (iii) Members must have competed at least once, during the current season, in each respective event to be eligible to compete.
    • (iv) The last day of qualifying will be the last Saturday before the commencement of the championships.

Championship points will be allocated as follows:-

Place Points
1st 8
2nd 7
3rd 6
4th 5
5th 4
6th 3
7th 2
All other competitors 1

Note: Where there is more than one heat in any event places will be determined on heat times

Events held for the respective Age Divisions are as follows :-

Veteran, Masters, Senior, Junior, Sub-Junior, Juvenile & Sub-Juvenile

  • 50 metres – All Strokes
  • 100 metres – All Strokes
  • 200 metres – Freestyle & Medley
  • 400 metres – Freestyle

Novice & Junior Novice

  • 20 metres – All Strokes
  • 30 metres – All Strokes
  • 50 metres – All Strokes
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Male and Female competitors will swim combined races. Competitors are grouped into the following age divisions for both Championship and Pointscore trophies:-

Division Age
SUB-JUVENILE 9 Years and Under
JUVENILE 10 and 11 Years
SUB-JUNIOR 12 and 13 Years
JUNIOR 14 and 15 Years
SENIOR 16 Years and 39 Years
MASTER 40 Years to 49 Years
VETERAN 50 Years & Over

The swimmer’s age for each club year is determined as follows :

(i) summer season – the age as at 1st February; and

(ii) winter season – the age as at 1st August.

For Club Championships only there are two additional competitions within the age divisions.  They are the Novice & Junior Novice age competitions for those swimmers who have not qualified to swim in more than two (2) 50 metre events.

Novice swimmers are those who are in the Juvenile age bandwidth.

Junior Novice swimmers are those who in the Sub-Juvenile age bandwidth.

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Our weekly swim meets are held on Saturday mornings between 7.00am and 8.45am.
Events include:

  1. individual club swims;
  2. relay events;
  3. special events;
  4. mystery prizes; 

Swimmers compete in various age divisions for:

  1. Club Pointscores
  2. Club Championships
  3. One off Special Events

We compete in a fun and friendly environment with the emphasis on self improvement.

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The Club Meet Qualifying Times are below.
These are the times needed for a swimmer to advance in distance to gain points in the Club Pointscore.
The discretion of swimmers swimming in events not qualified for remains with the Race Secretary.

 

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FS = Freestyle, BR = Breastroke, BK = Backstroke, BF = Butterfly, Med = Medley

EventQualifying Event(s)Qualifying Time
20mFS NA NA
30mFS 20mFS 00:24.00
50mFS 30mFS 00:33.00
100mFS 50mFS 00:55.00
200mFS 100mFS 01:50.00
400mFS 200mFS 03:50.00
20mBR,BK&BF NA NA
30mBR,BK&BF 20mBR,BK&BF 00:28.00
50mBR,BK&BF 30mBR,BK&BF 00:38.00
100mBR,BK&BF 50mBR,BK&BF 01:00.00
200mBR,BK&BF 100mBR,BK&BF 02:00.00
200m Med All 50m strokes See Above
400m Med All 100m strokes See Above
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Ashfield Amateur Swimming Club Inc is a not-for-profit, family-oriented, community swimming club.

We meet Saturdays 7:00 am till 8:45 am during the summer swimming season at Ashfield Pool in Sydney’s inner-west.

Everyone is encouraged to participate. There are 20 and 30 metre races for those learning to swim, through to longer distances (50, 100, 200 & 400 metres) for juniors, teens, seniors and the Mums and Dads.

We run a comprehensive Life Saving program and have an active social calendar.

We have fun, we compete, we share beautiful Saturday mornings in a friendly and inclusive spirit.

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