How to find an ASA number and times

Now, you know that Carol and I care very much about all of our swimmers and parents at the club, and will generally do all we can to assist whenever we can.  We, and the other coaches, are completely thrilled and overexcited by the fact that 45 (count ’em!) swimmers have applied for swims at the Newmarket gala, more than we’ve had at a gala for some considerable time (this stuff really makes us happy!). Obviously, this creates a little bit of work for Carol, who needs to sift and sort and check and collate and enter and calculate and email… so if you could make your forms as shiny and complete as possible before you hand them to her *in good time* for the deadline she sets, that would really help her.  As an aside, please note that whenever you are giving Carol a form rather than sending it off yourself, you need to make the cheque payable to ‘Bottisham Swimming Club’ as we make one collective payment for all swimmers with the electronic entry.  If you’re entering directly (e.g. if you missed Carol’s deadline!) then you need to make the cheque payable to the name on the form and hope the organisers don’t mind you sneaking in separately…

Allow me to introduce you to the ASA database, which will tell you your child’s ASA number if you plug in his/her surname.  It will also list his/her best licensed times, so if your child is a regular competitor and you’re struggling to get on to the club database for whatever reason, this is a good place to look for entry times.  However it doesn’t include results from unlicensed galas like JFL meets or club championships.

All times achieved are available, along with your child’s ASA number, on the club database (‘Swim Data‘). This continues to be slightly erratic in its operation, unfortunately, and I understand that quite a few people are still having problems getting on to it.  If you do have problems, please try resetting your password – if that doesn’t work, send me an email to JFL@bottishamswimclub.org.uk and tell me your login and when you tried to access the database, which will help me get an idea of how often the problems are occurring and may give me some clues on how to solve them.  Thanks!

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