Swim Meets

There are a number of different types of meets that swimmers can enter.

  1. Internal meets: These meets are run by the Clayfield Swimming. They could be anything

from time trial meet during a training program or Club Championships.  Our own club meets are compulsory for all members.

 

  1. Development meets: These meets are for the inexperienced swimmers to gain

confidence in racing in a low-key environment.  All swimmers in the Development and Junior Squads are encouraged to enter. (The flyer for the swim meet will give you the information you need for entry).

 

  1. Proposed Qualifying meets: These meets will be approved by Swimming QLD and/or Swimming Australia. If a Qualifying Time is gained from these meets it can be used to enter State and National championship meets.  All swimmers from Junior through to Performance squad should regularly attend these meets as per the Clayfield Swimming website competition calendar.

 

  1. Optus Junior Dolphins Meet: For Swimmers aged 8 – 12yrs this is a compulsory meet where the swimmers compete in each of the competitive strokes.

 

STATE QUALIFYING TIMES

There are 3 major State competitions throughout the swimming season.

  1. Short Course Age/Open State Championships (swum in a 25m pool)

The qualifying time sheet can be found on the Swimming QLD website.

(Home page, under the Swimming QLD logo (7th option running across the page), click on Events, from menu – scroll down and click on Swimming QLD events then look down the list for upcoming events and click on details for more information.

  1. Age State/Open Championships (swum in a 50m pool)

(Home page, under the Swimming QLD logo (7th option running across the page), click on Events, from menu – scroll down and click on Swimming QLD events then look down the list for upcoming events and click on details for more information.

  1. Sprint Championships (swum in a 50m pool)

The qualifying time sheet can be found on the Swimming QLD website.

(Home page, under the Swimming QLD logo (7th option running across the page), click on Events, from menu – scroll down and click on Swimming QLD events then look down the list for upcoming events and click on details for more information.

 

All the above competitions are race meets that all swimmer strive to compete in, but it is a long way off for the swimmers that are just starting out in the Development squad program.  We can make the ultimate goal (a state qualifying time swum at an approved swim meet for promotion into one of the CS state squads) a little easier to achieve by chasing the qualifying times of the JX program (Junior Excellence Award Scheme).