Rossington Amateur Swimming Club
Rossington ASC train at Rossington Sports Centre at the following times during the week
|Monday / Wednesday||C squad||7:00 - 7:30pm|
|B squad||7:30 - 8:15pm|
|A squad||8:15 - 9:15pm|
|Thursday||C squad||7:15 - 7:45pm|
|Competitive start award||7:45 - 8:30pm|
|A squad||7:45 - 9:00pm|
|Pool lifeguard||8:30 - 10:00pm|
|Adults session||9:00 - 10:00pm|
|Friday||C squad||5:45 - 6:15pm|
|C squad||6:15 - 6:45pm|
|C squad||6:45 - 7:15pm|
|B squad||7:15 - 8:00pm|
|A squad||8:00 - 9:00pm|
C squad is where almost all of the club's swimmers start out. C squad is made up of four different groups of widths swimmers from the very beginners at the shallow end of the pool up to those at the deep end of the pool. In C squad swimmers first learn to swim and then develop their swimming skills and abilities.
In B squad swimmers develop their abilities further as well as perfecting stroke technique. B squad is made up of four groups of length swimmers.
In A squad swimmers train for galas and competitions working to outlined training programmes to improve their ability and stamina levels. Like B squad, A squad is also made up of four lanes of swimmers.
Leagues and Galas
Rossington ASC is a competitive club and competes in three local leagues as well as other trophy and friendly galas. The club also competes in Individual and Team Championships.
The Dinsdale League
This league is made up of two divisions of clubs from the Doncaster Metropolitan Amateur Swimming Association (DMASA). This year Rossington ASC are in division one of the league along with Adwick, Armthorpe and Edlington. Only two clubs from the division compete at each gala, each club providing 'A' and 'B' teams. Swimmers who have attained gold, silver or bronze medals in the Doncaster Championships are not eligible to swim that particular stroke in these galas.
The Barnsley Minor League
The BML is made up of four divisions of teams from South Yorkshire and the surrounding area, from Stocksbridge in the West to Thorne in the East, and from Selby in the North to Sheffield in the South. Rossington ASC are currently in Division Three of the BML along with City of Sheffield, Sheffield City and Selby Tigersharks. Swimmers who have swam in the finals of The Yorkshire Championships or competed in the North East Counties or National Championships are not eligible to swim in this league
The Pocklington Times League
The Pocklington Times League is made up of three divisions of clubs across the East side of Yorkshire from Scarborough in the North all the way down to ourselves in the south. This year Rossington ASC is competing in Division Two of the league against Bridlington, New Earswick, South Hunsley and Wakefield. All swimmers over the age of ten are eligible to swim in The Pocklington Times League.
Doncaster Metropolitan Amateur Swimming Association Championships
There are three championships at which swimmers from DMASA member clubs compete.
The Dinsdale Championships - These are held in February and March and are for those swimmers who swim in The Dinsdale League
The Bridon Shield - These are the DMASA Team Championships and are held in May, all events are relays.
The IndividualChampionships - These are held in October and November and are the main focus of the majority of club swimmers.
The Annual Gala
Rossington ASC hold an Annual Club Gala in the autumn. Every swimmer in 'A' and 'B' squadis encouraged to take part and compete in races against their team mates. Swimmers aged ten and under swim 25 metres of each stroke as well as a 4 x 25 metres Individual Medley. Swimmers aged eleven and over swim 50 metres of each stroke as well as a 4 x 25 metres Individual Medley. Medals are awarded to the top three swimmers in each age group for each event. To help determine the age group champions three points are awrded for each gold medal, two for a silver, and one for a bronze. Trophies are awarded to the overall Boy and Girl Champions of each age group (ie. the swimmer who amasses the most points).
The swimmers in 'C' squad have their own Annual Widths Gala in which they compete in fun races across the width of the pool. All of the simmers taking part receive a medal.
Throughout the year swimmers are awarded points for any 'personal best' times they achieve in galas. 'Sprint Nights' are also held on the first Thursday of each month to give swimmers another oppurtunity to achieve PBs. The Sprint Champions are the two swimmers (one boy and one girl) who have accumulated the most points during the year.
Every December Rossington ASC holds a Presentation Evening, Family Disco and buffet. At the Presentation Evening the trophies won at the Annual Gala are presented along with the Sprint Night Trophies and other Special Awards.