How to claim a Regional record

Conditions for making a claim.

All claims for records must be made using the official claim form.

To claim a record the swimmer must be a bona fide member of a club affiliated to the Region and must be swimming either:

a)  in the name of that club or

b)  in the name of a team that is not an affiliated club but which may select a swimmer whose only membership is of that club or

c)  when competing in an ESSA competition or

d)  when competing in a national BUCS competition

A claim for a record by a swimmer competing as a member of a County, Regional or National Team will be accepted only if his selection was based on performance in accordance with the above.

For relay events the team must represent a club directly affiliated to the Region and every member must be a member of that club.

Two Timekeepers shall be sufficient when using hand held electronic watches.

ASA Technical Rules shall be applied to decide the official time.

All records except in Regional events or competing in a Regional team must be applied for on the official form obtainable from the records officer.

Application shall be made within 28 days of the performance.

Applications are not necessary for records set at Regional events or when competing in a Regional Team but a reminder may avoid a record being overlooked.

An application for a record set at a County, Swim England or British Swimming event or Licensed Meet or when swimming in Swim England or British Swimming teams should be supported by a copy of the result sheet.

Junior Records will be recognised for males and females in short and long course events whose age is under 16 at midnight on the day of the swim.

All records require ratification by the Records Officer.

Details of new records shall be published at the first suitable opportunity.

A certificate shall be awarded by the Region for each new Record when it has been ratified.