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BAGCat Explained

BAGCat points

The ASA believes that young swimmers develop their potential best by competing in a range of events.  In order to discourage specialising too early, events are divided into the British Age Group Categories – BAGCats for short.

When swimmers compete in a BAGCat event, their time is converted into points which take into account their age and sex and compare them against other swimmers across the country.  The points are used to work out which swimmer has given the best performance overall


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