Welcome to the "Swimming" section of Newton Abbot Swimming Club.
Under the guidance of the Head Coach, our team of coaches provide training for the competitive squad swimmers with up to 9½ hrs water time available each week for the top group.
Swimmers have the opportunity to take part in different types and levels of competition. Details are displayed on the Club notice board at Newton Abbot Leisure Centre.
- Competition dates are included on the website calendar and club notice board as soon as they are fixed.
- Teams are selected by the head coach and swimmers are notified in advance.
- Team lists are displayed in advance of each gala.
Inter Club Galas and local Leagues
These competitions are arranged by different Clubs and normally held at the home pool of the club arranging the gala. Most of those we compete in are held within our area of Devon with some in Cornwall and Somerset. The team for this type of event is selected:
- To give as many swimmers as possible the chance to compete for their Club.
- To provide opportunities for swimmers to gain experience of competing in different strokes and events.
- Where possible swimmers will be given both relay and individual swims
- We take part in the
- Cornwall and West Devon League,
- East Devon Mini League,
- Gorman Trophy,
- Scott Ormsby,
National Swimming League Western
This is the major National Team Competition of the year, and consists of three Galas held in October, November and December. There is the opportunity for promotion to a higher division of the League. Galas may be held at home or as far away as Gloucester. Team selection for this event is that a winning team is selected on all occasions and we strive to achieve maximum points. This may mean some swimmers swim more events than others because the coaches have researched the best team format for each age group
Devon County ASA Inter Club and Devon County ASA Relay Competitions
These County Competitions are held annually in February - March, when we can prove our worth against every other Devon based Swim Team. The competition is for swimmers aged 9 upward and team selection is on the same basis as National Swimming League.
Details are displayed on the Club Notice Board. To enter fill in the entry forms and give to the nominated person.
Devon County ASA Annual Championships
Swimmers must achieve the minimum qualifying times for their age. The competition is for swimmer's aged 9 upwards. All DCASA competitions incorporate the full BAGCAT (British Age Group category) programme.
Devon County ASA Development Galas
This competition is open to swimmers from all club's in Devon, but excludes any swimmer reaching any final in the County Championships.
ASASW Region and ASA National Championships
Swimmer's who achieve District qualifying times may go on to compete at District Championships. NASC members have represented their club at District and a few at National events over the years and we hope more swimmers will follow them in future.
Many clubs hold competitions which are open to members of other clubs. Our coach supports those meets that fit in with her training plan or which will enable swimmers to obtain qualifying times for County or District events. Swimmers can enter any open meet but should first consult the head coach.
Newton Abbot Swimming Club Annual Gala
The Decoy and Milber Cup competitions for swimmers aged 10 and under are held in June each year. A simple competition held during two Monday evening training sessions in which swimmers enter races of 25metres (1 length) of each stroke.
All swimmers are encouraged to enter our annual gala in November. Events of various distances in Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly, Freestyle and Individual Medley.
Cups and medals won at the Annual Gala are presented at our Annual Presentation evening which is followed by a Disco and social evening.