SWIMMING
LEVELS.

The 5 Levels

CGA swimming galas operate on 5 different levels as follows:

Level 1

Level 2

The Level 2 Regional Age Group Competition caters for swimmers from 10 years and under up to 16 years. You need one qualifying time to compete.
You may compete in all the events you have qualified in plus 3 others PROVIDED you have swum that event during the current season and you have a time for it on the database. If you have a level 3 time you may not swim (unless you are 10 years or under in which case you can choose level 2 or level 3). Swimmers who wish to enter in another region, must apply to SSA, motivating their request through the club.

  1. All swimmers swimming CGA for the first time can start at level 1 or 2.

  2. Swimmers 8 years and under must compete at level 1.

  3. No-one over 16 years may swim in level 2 galas.

  4. Once a swimmer has made a level 3 qualifying time they move up to level 3.

  5. Only swimmers 10 years and under may choose to stay at level 2 and not move up to level 3.

  6. Once you have moved up to level 3 you may not move back down to level 2 (unless a swimmer ages up and does not make the new qualifying time).

Take note that there are:

Level 3

The Level 3 Regional Age Group Competition caters for swimmers from 11 years and under up to the age group of 15-18 years. You need one qualifying time to compete, and two IM participating times. You may compete in all the events you have qualified in plus 3 others PROVIDED you have swum that event during the current season and you have a time for it on the database
If you have a SA Junior National qualifying time you may not swim (unless you are 11 years or under in which case you can choose level 3 or SA Junior Nationals).Swimmers that wish to swim in other regional competitions, must apply to SSA, motivating their request through the club.

  1. A swimmer must have one level 3 qualifying time to enter this league.

  2. At level 3 the 15-16 year and the 17-18 year age groups have been combined to form a 15-18 year age group.

  3. Swimmers 10 years and younger are encouraged to swim level 2 even if they have qualified for level 3 or SA Junior Nationals.

  4. Similarly, 11 year olds with SA Junior National times are encouraged to swim at level 3 although they have a choice.

  5. Once a swimmer makes a SA Junior National qualifying time they move up to SA Junior Nation level and may not move back down to level 3 (unless a swimmer ages up and does not make the new qualifying time).

Take note that there are:

South African Junior National

Take note that there are:

Senior Nationals