You should always look to enter internal galas run by the club. If you have been competing in these and are 9 years of age you can look to enter an open meet event at level 3 or 4. Your coach can advise on this. If you have recorded ASA times you can look to qualify for the North Lancs District Championship, Lancashire County Championships, North West Regional Championships or National Championship events. Qualifying times for these events are published every year for your swimmer to achieve.