Speed Awards

Exclusive to the York Sport Swim Scheme

Speed Awards

Speed awards are aimed at children in our Development Squads, giving them extra motivation to keep on pushing themselves. Swimmers will be given the opportunity to earn the awards and beat their previous times at our brand new Speed Award Galas, taking place throughout the year.

There are 15 badges to collect; bronze, silver and gold for Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle and Individual Medley. Each comes with a certificate detailing the swimmer’s time and distance, purchasable together at reception for £3.50. Swimmers can earn an endless amount of certificates as they improve their times and distances. Certificates on their own are available to buy for £2.00 each.

Badges and certificates are awarded at our Speed Award Galas. Using high-tech electronic timing equipment we assess the performance of each swimmer and award them accordingly. The best part about these fun evenings is that there are no losers! The Speed Awards are all about developing as a swimmer and being part of the York Sport Swim Team – not about racing!

Speed Award Criteria

  • Next Gala: Date TBC

    All children in stages 8-10 of our swim scheme are invited to compete in our sixth Speed Award Gala! The evening is a great introduction to galas and gives swimmers the chance to qualify for our exclusive Speed Awards.

    There will be five events throughout the evening; 25m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle and 100m Individual Medley. We’ll time all competitors and check the times against our official Speed Award criteria. Swimmers who meet the criteria will be awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold Speed certificate & badge (which can be purchased at Reception for £3.25). We’ll also be awarding prizes for the Best Boy and Best Girl in various age groups calculated over all the events.

    Entry is free of charge, just register your place below so we can ensure you are in the correct heat (based on the times you have been completing during your lessons).

    Enter here

    Speed Award Criteria