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Swimming Regional Trial Information

​2018 Combined 10 - 12yrs Swimming Regional Trial Information

 
List of Events
 
The following events will be conducted for 10 – 12yrs students on
TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2018.
 
100m Freestyle   10 – 12yrs          
100m Breaststroke 10 – 12yrs
100m Backstroke   10 – 12yrs
100m Butterfly  10 – 12yrs
 
​​50m Freestyle 10yr, 11yr, 12yr
50m Breaststroke 10yr, 11yr, 12yr
50m Backstroke 10yr, 11yr, 12yr
50m Butterfly 10yr, 11yr, 12yr
 
200m Individual Medley   10 – 12yrs                  
 
The below events will not be conducted at the Met East Trials. Paper nomination only – please refer to appendix Y
 
400m Individual Medley 10 – 12yrs                
200m Freestyle 10 – 12yrs
400m Freestyle   10 – 12yrs
200m Breaststroke 10 – 12yrs
200m Backstroke   10 – 12yrs
200m Butterfly  10 – 12yrs
 
Ages
 
Ages are calculated on the year of birth. 
 
10 years Born 2008
11 years Born 2007
12 years Born 2006
10 – 12 years  Born 2006 - 2008
 
Format
 
Please note that all 10 – 12yrs 100m & 200m events will be swum in a multi-age format. Competitors of all ages, 10 – 12yrs will be placed into seeded races in the 100m and 200m events according to their nominated time. (eg. The first heat of the 100m Freestyle will include the 10 slowest swimmers on times nominated from 10 – 12yrs. The next heat will have the next 10 fastest swimmers on times nominated from 10 – 12yrs and so on).
 
All 50m events will be swum in age groups. Eg. 10yrs Girls 50m Freestyle
 
At the completion of the event, a ranked list of competitors per age group will be established and places will be awarded to each age group.
 
It is extremely important that accurate times are submitted with nominations.
 
Number of Competitors
 
Each District will be allowed to nominate: six (6) competitors in all events. Please see Appendix Z for Recommended Times.

State Qualifiers

 
Metropolitan East Region may nominate up to five (5) competitors to the State Championships. The Queensland School Sport 10 – 12yrs State Swimming Championships will be held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre from 19 – 21 March 2018.
 
Distance Events
 
Due to time constraints and the welfare of the swimmers, the Open 200m Freestyle, 200m Backstroke, 200m Breaststroke, 200m Butterfly, 400m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley for 10 – 12yrs students will not be swum at the regional trials on 28 February. These events will require swimmers to submit a paper nomination. This nomination form (10 – 12 yrs Distance Events Nomination Form: Appendix Y) must be returned to the Metropolitan East Sport Office no later than Friday 16 February 2018.  Fax: 3259 7707 or John Masters on Email: john.masters@det.qld.gov.au. 
 
Students who are successful in gaining selection in these 200m and 400m events will be highlighted and displayed at the Metropolitan East Regional Swimming Trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Students whose names are highlighted must report to the Met East table on pool deck to receive paperwork.
 
Awards
 
Ribbons will be provided for the first, second and third place getters (based on times) in each event swum on the day.
 
 
COMPETITION CONDITIONS
 
10 – 12 YEARS ATHLETES IN A MULTI-CLASS EVENT
 
 
                 10 – 12yrs Athletes in a multi-class event are required to compete at the Regional Trials to gain selection in the Metropolitan East Team. District Secretaries are required to send the 10 – 19 yrs Multi-Class Athlete Nomination Form: Appendix B. to all schools. These nomination forms are to be returned to the District Swimming Convenor who will forward them to the Sports Office by Friday 16 February 2018. The District Swimming Convenor will forward confirmed nominations to schools.
 
Due to time constraints and the welfare of the swimmers the 100m Backstroke, 100m Breaststroke, 100m Butterfly, 200m Freestyle and the 200m Individual Medley for 10 – 12yrs students will be paper nominated. The 10 – 19 yrs Multi-Class Nomination Form: Appendix B must be handed to the District Swimming Convenor on the day of the District Trials. District Swimming Convenors are to forward these nomination forms to the Metropolitan East Sport Office no later than Friday 16 February 2018.  Fax:  3259 7707 or marisa.jones@det.qld.gov.au. Students who have been successful in gaining selection in these events will be notified at the Metropolitan East Regional Swimming Trials at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2018.  Athletes in a Multi-Class event are to nominate for these events on Appendix B as per other events.
 
Before competition, Athletes in a Multi-Class event are required to show proof of their classification by presenting their classification card. This card is sent to students, by their classifying organisation, once they have been formally classified. More information about classification can be accessed from the Met East Website at:  www.meteastschoolsport.eq.edu.au
 
 
Students who do not have an official classification will not be permitted to compete at the Regional Trials.
List of Events
 
The following events will be conducted for 10 – 12yrs Athletes in a Multi-Class (MC) event on Tuesday 27 February 2018.
 
100m Freestyle ​MC
​50m Freestyle ​MC
​50m Breaststroke ​MC
​50m Backstroke ​MC
​50m Butterfly ​MC
 
The events listed above are for both boys and girls.
 
 
Number of Competitors
 
Each District will be allowed to nominate: six (6) competitors in all events in all classifications.

State Qualifiers

 
Metropolitan East Region may nominate up to five (5) competitors, to the State Championships. The Queensland School Sport 10 – 12yrs State Swimming Championships will be held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre from 19 – 21 March 2018.
Awards
 
Competitor’s times will be processed using the current Swimming Australia Long-Course Multiclass Point score Program. The swimmer with the highest point score for their age bracket (10-12 years; 13-15 years; 16-19 years) and gender will win the event, second highest point score will be awarded second etc.
Nomination Fee
 
Students who are selected to compete at the Regional Trials will be required to pay a nomination fee of $20.00. Students when notified of their selection will be advised by their district of the method of payment for this nomination fee.
 
 
Athlete in a Multi-Class Event Qualifying
 
Please refer to the 10 – 12 yrs Multi-Class Recommended Qualifying Times: Appendix W for Metropolitan East Qualifying times for 10 – 12yrs Athletes in a Multi-Class Event.
 
 
Dual Pathways for MULTI-CLASS ATHLETES
 
Multi-Class Athletes in 2018 are able to compete in Multi-Class events and abled bodied events at the same meet. A Multi-Class Athlete can compete in the same event type both as a Multi Class athlete or an abled bodied athlete as long as they meet qualifying for both events. Eg.
 
Event # 50m Freestyle
 
Event # 50m Freestyle MC
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
·         Finals will not be swum at the Regional Trial.  Swimmers will be seeded according to nomination times, ie District Trials times.  After all heats have been swum all swimmers will be ranked in their age group according to their heat times.
 
 
·         PROGRAM: There will be four (4) sessions at approximately the following times. The Meet Director will not be held strictly to these times. The times are a guide only. It is expected that competitors will be at the pool for the whole day.  The organising committee reserves the right to alter the program as required.
 
 
                             Session 1       Start 8:00am
 
                        Session 2       Not before 9:45am            (Event 19)
 
                            Session 3       Not before 12:00pm          (Event 37)
 
                             Session 4       Not before 2:00pm            (Event 55)
 
 
 
      Due to the number of events it is unlikely that there will be a break between sessions.
 
 
·         NOMINATION FEE:  $20.00 per swimmer (regardless of the number of events entered).  It is the responsibility of District Treasurers to collect nomination fees.  The Metropolitan East Sports Office will invoice District Treasurers based on the number of nominations submitted as at 23 FEBRUARY 2018. District Treasurers are advised to retain a copy of their team list.
 
·         PROGRAMS:  Programs will be on sale for $5.00.
 
·         PARKING:  There will be no charge for parking at this meet.
 
·         OFFICIALS: A meeting of officials will be held at 7:30am.  All officials are requested to be at the pool no later than 7:15am.
 
·         WARM-UPS: From 7:15am lanes will be hired in the diving pool for SUPERVISED WARM-UPS AND SWIM-DOWNS providing this does not detract from the running of the meet.  Any swimmers in the warm-up pool MUST be under the direction of a Manager.
 
      Note: No bags are to be taken onto the pool deck. This is a Workplace Health and Safety issue. Meet Organisers will accept no responsibility for theft or damage to personal items.
 
·         REPORTING FOR EVENTS:  Competitors must report, when notified, to the Marshall room.  Competitors who do not report when called, will assumed to be withdrawn.  Marshall Boards will be displayed on pool deck.
 
·         DISPUTES:  Any protest must be lodged with the Meet Director by a Team Manager in writing within twenty (20) minutes of the completion of the event concerned.  A hearing of the Disputes Committee will be convened.  The Disputes Committee will be made up of the Regional School Sport Officer, the Meet Director and the Chief Referee.
 
·         MARSHALLING:  Once again the organisers of this meet expect a large number of entries from the schools in the Metropolitan East Region.  For the meet to run smoothly, we request assistance from managers and swimmers, particularly at marshalling and at the start.
 
·         SUBSTITUTIONS: Please note that substitutions are not accepted on the day of the Regional Trial.  It is most important that school swimming team managers check to ensure that all their swimmers are nominated in the correct events, prior to the championship.
 
 
·         WITHDRAWALS:  Nominated swimmers who wish to withdraw must do so at least one hour before the start of the session of that event. Any swimmer who does not swim a nominated event without completing the withdrawal in time (ie. one hour before the start of the session) may be denied a start in his/her next nominated event.
 
 
·         ABSENT COMPETITORS:
 
(a)  Any student wishing to be considered for selection in the Metropolitan East Team, but is unable to compete at the Metropolitan East Regional Trials due to illness, injury or absence due to competing at a sporting event of a higher level, MUST submit a written request on Appendix F: Absent Competitor Form.
 
(b) The absent competitor form must be delivered to the Regional Convenor before 8:00am on Tuesday 27 FEBRUARY 2018. If injury or illness occurs on the day of competition and special consideration is required, the Regional Convenor must be notified immediately and the absent competitor form must be received by the Metropolitan East School Sport Office by 3.00pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
      (c)   This request must include:
Ø  Reason for inability to compete (doctor’s certificate if due to injury or illness.) or
 
Ø  Copy of results from a sanctioned Swimming Qld Competition (swum in the 2017/18 season.)
 
Ø  Be signed by the Sport Coordinator or School Swimming Coordinator.
 
The Metropolitan East Swimming Committee will consider applications and advise in due course if the student is to be included in Metropolitan East Team. It is important to note that submitting a time better than those swum at the Regional Trials does not guarantee selection in the Metropolitan East Team.
 
·         RULES:  All competitors should be aware that this meet is governed by FINA Rules although the Meet Director reserves the right to make adjustments as required.
 
 
·         METROPOLITAN EAST TEAM:  Swimmers should consult the results sheets during the day to see if their name is highlighted and are eligible for selection.  Eligible swimmers must collect the necessary forms from the Regional School Sport Officials on pool deck. It would be appreciated if eligible swimmers who are not available for selection for the State Championship make this known to the Regional School Sport Officials before the end of the program.
 
      Students who do not give details to the Regional School Sport Officials and collect the appropriate paperwork may be deemed to be withdrawn from the team.
 
·         NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:  The School Sport Australia Swimming Championships will be held in Tasmania from 28 July – 1 August, 2018.
 
APPENDICES
 
Please note that copies of the 2018 Appendix C, D & W are not yet confirmed. A copy of the 2017 form has been included as a guide only. The 2018 forms will be forwarded as soon as they become available.
 
§  Appendix A         Program of Events (DOC, 18KB)
 
 
 
 
 
 
§  Appendix E         Distance Events Nomination Form (DOC, 17KB)     
 
 
 
§  Appendix Z         10 – 12yrs Recommended Swim Times (DOC, 62KB)