The scheme aims to reward young swimmers in their first years of competitive swimming, encouraging them to focus on their strokes, turns and finishes, as well as speed in order to achieve better swim times for each stroke.

There are 3 types of performance award which relate to the length of the swim:

  • Sprint – up-to 100m for all of the strokes including IM
  • Middle Distance – 200m for all strokes including IM and 400m front crawl
  • Distance – 800m & 1500m front crawl and 400m IM

Times can be achieved at Level 4 time trials and any open meets and must be recorded on British Swimming rankings (swimmers must be an ASA Category 2 member).

Times for each stroke are graded at 4 levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Once a swimmer achieves or breaks a time for any stroke at that level they can claim a circular cloth badge which relates to the distance (i.e. Sprint Bronze Award) and the relevant stroke flash (i.e. Bronze Butterfly
Flash). Swimmers can track their progress by collecting further flashes as times are achieved for each stroke at that distance.


We would like to encourage swimmers and parents to start tracking their own personal best (PB) times and understand how to find their times on rankings. As such when your swimmer has achieved one of the times, the badges can be purchased by the swimmer with evidence of their swimming

Times achieved at Level 3 meets and Level 4 time trials can be found at 

British Swimming Website

Swim Club Manager

To find your swimmer’s time you enter your swimmer’s ASA number in the box and their times will be listed. If you do not know their ASA number you can enter their surname name and then pick your swimmer from the list.

If you find your swimmer has achieved a time then record the time they
have achieved. Badges / flashes your swimmer has achieved will then be able to be purchased from the ‘Club Help Desk’ which will be positioned in the spectator viewing area at Salt Ayre Swimming Pool on a Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm.


Certificate & Circular Badge – £2.30
Flash – £1


Enter your user name which is Surname & Date of birth (i.e. smith01/01/2001)

Your password is what you were sent when your child joined the club if you can’t remember this click on forgot password and an email will be sent to you to re set the password.

Then click on reports on the left side then Best swim times

Click Stroke

Then click on the award you are checking from Compare Against QT’s (i.e. Distance and Award Colour)

Then click run report

Then you will see the below, if the box on the right is green then the swimmer has achieved that award

Table of the Required Qualifying Time

Template for Badge Placement on Pool Side Shirt