Our Grand Prix results for 2017 are now available;
Background to the Grand Prix
It was in 1997 that the idea of having an overall champion – a “Grand Prix” Champion who had performed consistently well over the whole season came to fruition.
Ever since that year at the end of each season the Grand Prix winner has been determined.
There are three categories: Senior, Junior and Veteran.
The Grand Prix works like this:
- Every time a swimmer completes a BLDSA Championship event they get a point for every mile they swim.
- Additional points are given based on the finishing place. The winner of a race gets an additional 10 points, second place gets 9 points, third place gets 8 points and so on down to the tenth place swimmer who gets one point.
- However, some championships hold concurrent championships like at Derwentwater and St Mary’s. Swimmers will be awarded a point for each mile swum at each of these events but additional winning points will be only awarded to the longer swim.
- The Grand Prix Champion is the swimmer at the end of the season that gets the most points overall!
The following events count towards the Grand Prix points.
|Colwick Park||5 km|
|Wykeham||5 km||2 miles|
|5 km (Night)|
|Champion of Champions South (Dover)||9 miles||9 miles|
|Champion of Champions North (Ellerton Lake)||9 miles||9 miles|
|Torbay||8 miles||4 miles|
|Llyn Tegid (Bala)||3 km||3 km||3 km|
|3 mile||3 miles|
|Coniston||5.25 miles||5.25 miles||3.25 miles|
|2 Way Windermere||21.0 miles|
|Derwentwater||5.25 miles||5.25 miles|
|2 miles||2 miles|
|St Mary’s Loch||3 miles||3 miles|
|6 miles||6 miles|
|Lynn Regis||4.5 km||1 km||4.5 km|
Contact Vince Classen for more details