The ASA Category definitions and how these apply to Club membership are as follows:
“ASA Category 1 membership is for members of any age who are learning to swim or who are swimmers at any level, who do not compete in any discipline in open competition other than those exempted under ASA Law 321.1.2 and those competitions designated as ‘Low Level Competition’. For further details and full definition of ‘Low level Competition’ refer to www.swimming.org”.
For City of Derby SC membership this Category includes:
- Swimmers under the age of nine (by 31 Dec)
- Masters swimmers who compete in ‘Low Level Competition’ and do not compete in National, Regional or Open Meets.
“ASA Category 2 membership is for all members of any age who compete in any discipline in open competitions other than those exempted under ASA Law 321.1.2 and those competitions designated as ‘Low Level Competition’. Competitive members benefit from a structured competitive pathway at all levels in all disciplines.”
For City of Derby SC membership, this category includes swimmers of any age who compete in open meets and team galas e.g., Notts & Derby Junior League, Arena League.
NB: The Club policy is for all swimmers over the age of nine (by 31 Dec) to register as ASA Category 2 members. This ensures all swimmers are eligible to swim for the club as required.
“ASA Category 3 membership is for all members of any age who are not in categories 1 or 2 including, but not being limited to, any persons who have voting rights in their club by virtue of being a parent of, or a person with parental responsibility for, a member in categories one or two; administrators; associate members; coaches; helpers; honorary members; life members; officers; qualified officials of any discipline; patrons; teachers; temporary members; vice-presidents and verifiers or tutors of the Association’s educational certificates.”
For City of Derby SC membership, this includes members not covered by Categories 1 or 2 above including, but not limited to, coaches, parents and officials.