Club Championships

The Rutherglen ASC Club Championships, open to all members, is held every November.

The new format of our Championships, beginning in 2019, consists of two rounds –

Round 1 – The 1500 Metre Challenge

This is held on the second Tuesday training night in November at Lifestyles from 6:00pm.
Boys and Girls both compete over 1500 metres.

Swimmers will be allocated a time slot in advance of the night. Each swimmer must be poolside a few minutes before the start of their slot and will swim 1500m Freestyle, with a time limit of 30 minutes.
There is no water warm up for this event. Swimmers compete two to a lane, keeping left and right of centre. No dive. Times and distance achieved will be recorded for each swimmer.

On the night of the 1500m Challenge there is no formal training.

Round 2 – Club Championships Day

This is our main gala, held at Larkhall or Belshill Pool on the last Sunday in November. The competition consists of a single session commencing at 8:30am and lasting until approximately 2:00pm.

Registration from 8:30am
Warm up: 9:00am
Start Time: 9:45am

Age groups for the competition (Age as at 31st December) are
9yrs and Under, 10-11yrs, 12-13yrs, 14-15yrs, 16yrs and Over
All swimmers will compete in the following events
100m Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley
There will be a short break of approximately 15 minutes after event #7.

After these events there will be our special annual race, the Parent & Coaches “Golden Oldies” 50m Dash (any stroke).
We encourage our parents and coaches to participate in this fun event (no experience needed) to provide a little light relief at the end of the competition and allow our swimmers to cheer on their coaches, parents and guardians for the coveted “Golden Oldies Cup”

All events will be swum as mixed, “multi-age group” events (i.e. all swimmers, boys & girls together, seeded by time) in the following order –
#1 11yrs & Under 200 Metre IM
#2 12-15yrs 100 Metre Butterfly
#3 16yrs & Over 100 Metre Backstroke
#4 11yrs & Under 100 Metre Breaststroke
#5 12-15yrs 100 Metre Freestyle
#6 16yrs & Over 200 Metre IM
#7 11yrs & Under 100 Metre Butterfly
#8 12-15yrs 100 Metre Backstroke
#9 16yrs & Over 100 Metre Breaststroke
#10 11yrs & Under 100 Metre Freestyle
#11 12-15yrs 200 Metre IM
#12 16yrs & Over 100 Metre Butterfly
#13 11yrs & Under 100 Metre Backstroke
#14 12-15yrs 100 Metre Breaststroke
#15 16yrs & Over 100 Metre Freestyle

All events will be Heat Declared winners, no Finals.

General Information

There is no entry fee to participate in the Championships and all club swimmers from all squads are expected to participate. If any swimmer is unable to take part they must let our Entry Secretary know in advance.
Registration for each session of the Club Championships closes when the warm-up starts at 9:00am – if you are late you will be withdrawn regardless of circumstances and will not be able to take part.

The Coaches Cup
To be considered as the Best Boy or Girl and eligible for the Coaches’ Cup, you must must compete in all events of the Club Championships.