ASA Decathlon Competition
The ASA run the annual competition which lasts for a full calendar year. You do not need to enter it or pay anything for it. Any meet with electronic timing which submits results can be involved.
A special formula is used to relate the time of your swim at your age, to a time for age 25. That time gets points and so this aspect takes age differences out of the competition. There are separate male & female competitions.
Up to 10 different events contributes to your score. The system picks your best events.
Events are divided into 6 groups – 50m, 100m, 200m in each stroke giving 4 groups. The other two are (400m, 800m, 1500m Freestyle) and (100m, 200m, 400m IM).
Your best result from each group gives 6 events. The other four are second best results in four different groups.
Click on the ASA website link for individual results and a more detailed explanation of the decathlon competition. NB if you click on your name it will take you to a break down of yours swims and their points.
NB They do not usually start to publish the current year’s results until a few months have passed.
There are also male & female team events which use the top 4 swimmers in a club.
The ladies came 66th out of 459 teams with a total of 9565 points
The men came 67th out of 507 teams with a total of 10130 points
The ladies came 55th out of 431 teams with a total of 9792 points
The men came 75th out of 482 teams with a total of 10097 points
Our ladies came 44th (out of 385 teams) with 9,462 points.
Our men came 49th (out of 461 teams) with 10,734 points.