Introduction

The purpose of this survey is to gather information on competition experience/insight from previous competitions as well as looking forward to competitions beyond COVID-19, purely from an athletes’ perspective.

The collective information generated by athletes will provide a vital contribution toward informing the development of competitions within Scottish Swimming jurisdiction, from local meets all the way to National Championship Meets.

Your responses will remain anonymous unless you choose to provide your email address at the end of this survey. Please complete all sections of this questionnaire, providing as much detail as possible. Use this opportunity to voice your opinions and participate in positive change of competition experiences in the future.  

All questions with an asterisk (*) require an answer.  However, should you feel that you do not have enough experience or knowledge in that particular area, please tick the N/A box or write N/A in the text box.
Section 1:
Data Gathering Questions

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* 3. How many competitions do you compete at in a normal season?

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* 4. How many competitions would you like to compete at if it were completely up to you?

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* 6. How many events, per competition, would you prefer to compete in and why?

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* 7. What motivates/drives you to compete and progress?

Overarching Question

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* 8. With competitions in mind, what is most important to you and why?

Section 2: Reflection
Looking back on your competition experiences within Scotland, please provide as much detail as possible for the following questions:

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* 9. Why do you compete?

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* 10. Identify both your best and worst competition experiences and explain why these moments stand out for you?

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* 11. If you could go back and change anything about your previous competition experiences what would you change and why?

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* 12. Based on the competitions you have experienced please identify an area you feel has been under catered for and explain why?

Section 3: Looking Forward
Looking ahead, with no COVID-19, and a full competition calendar in place, please provide as much detail as possible for the following questions:

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* 13. What type of competitions would you like to see more of and why?

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* 14. How can competitions be progressed to support your development as an athlete?

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* 15. How can competitions be adapted/changed to encourage you and your peers/friends to continue in the sport?

“Virtual” competition is a new concept that would involve a pairing of one club/team to another who would then race separately in their own pools and compare results online. Virtual competitions would be organised and run by your own club/coach and could incorporate a range of strokes, distances, and competitors.

e.g. A racing points focused team event between 2 or more clubs

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* 16. How do you think virtual competitions could impact your competition experience and why?

Section 4:
Final Thoughts

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* 17. All things considered, what are you looking forward to the most about competing this season and why?

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* 18. Please provide your thoughts on an area you feel has not been covered in this survey and is important to you e.g. examples from another sport:

Contact Details

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* 19. If you are happy to be contacted to further discuss your survey responses, please provide your email address below:

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