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Swimming Regional Trial Information

​2017 Combined 13-19yrs Regional Swimming Trial Information

 

Districts are invited to nominate THREE (3) swimmers in each event regardless of qualifying times.  Provision remains for more than three (3) swimmers to be nominated where a district is able to show that all of the swimmers nominated in that event have met the QUALIFYING STANDARD (see 2017 Metropolitan East 13 – 19yrs Swimming Qualifying Standards, Appendix C) at their District Meet or equivalent.   Due to the large number of events there are no relays.
 
Ages
Ages are calculated on the year of birth. 
                            13 years                                      Born 2004
                            14 years                                      Born 2003
                            13 years & 14 years                    Born 2003 & 2004
                            15 years                                      Born 2002
                            16 years                                      Born 2001
                            15 years & 16 years                    Born 2001 & 2002
                            17 years to 19 years                    Born 2000, 1999, 1998
                            13 years to19 years                     Born 2004 to 1998
 
N.B.  Swimmers may be nominated to swim in a maximum of NINE (9) individual events (This does not include distance event nominations at the Regional trials). A student may only swim in a maximum of 9 events total at the State Championships.
 
1.      Swimmers will be nominated with the times that they swam in the corresponding event in their District Trial.  Where events were not available in the District Trial, a time swum at a Major QSA endorsed meet during the 2016-2017 season may be used (eg Qld Distance Meet, Qld Open and Age Championships, Qld Sprint Championships or equivalent meets from other states).
 
2.      Only students who have been nominated by their District will be accepted for this trial.  Swimmers who fail to compete at District level and who wish to be nominated for the Regional trials should submit evidence to show cause for consideration for selection in the District Team and should include evidence of qualifying times as in 1. above.  This is to be submitted to the District Swimming Convenor at the time of the District Trials, ie before nomination file is sent.  THIS IS A DISTRICT RESPONSIBILITY.  ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THIS.
 
        Due to time constraints, the following events to be conducted at the State Championships WILL NOT be swum at the Regional Trials:
 
           13 – 19 yrs Mens & Womens 1500m Freestyle
           13 – 19 yrs Mens & Womens 800m Freestyle
           13 yrs Mens & Womens 400m Individual Medley
           14 yrs Mens & Womens 400m Individual Medley
           15 yrs Mens & Womens 400m Individual Medley
           16 yrs Mens & Womens 400m Individual Medley
           17 – 19 yrs Mens & Womens 400m Individual Medley
        
Swimmers must nominate a time on the Distance Event Nomination Form – (Appendix E) listing times as in 1, above. Qualifying times for these events are listed on the 2017 Qld School Sport 13 – 19yrs Swimming Qualifying Standards Form. 
 
Format
Please note that all 13 – 19yrs events will be swum in a multi-age format. Competitors of all ages will be placed into seeded races according to their nominated time. (eg. The first race of the 50m Freestyle will include the 10 slowest swimmers on times nominated from 13 – 19yrs. The next heat will have the next 10 fastest swimmers on times nominated from 13 – 19yrs etc).
 
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 therefore extremely important that accurate times are submitted with nominations.
Awards
Ribbons will be provided for the first, second and third place getters (based on times) in each event.
 
Queensland School Sport 13 – 19 Yrs Swimming Championships
Qld Secondary Schools Swimming State Championships will be held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre from 23 – 25 March 2017. Each competing region may nominate the following:
 
· In all 50m Freestyle events, a maximum of four (4) swimmers;
· In all 800m and 1500m Freestyle events, a maximum of one(1) swimmer in each of the age divisions of 15yrs & under and 16yrs & over.
· In all other individual events a maximum of two (2) swimmers in each individual age group;
· In all relay events a maximum of one (1) team.
 
Provision remains for an additional two swimmers per age group to be nominated where a Region is able to show that all of the swimmers nominated in that event meet the set standard for the event.
 
State Qualifiers
For State Qualifying times please refer to the Met East Website – www.meteastschoolsport.eq.edu.au  When it is made available.
 
 
COMPETITION CONDITIONS
13 – 19 YEARS ATHLETES IN A MULTI CLASS EVENT
13 – 19 Years ATHLETES IN A MULTI-CLASS EVENT
                 Before competition, Multi-Class Athletes  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 sporting classification will not be permitted to compete at the Regional Trials.
 
State Qualifiers
For State Qualifying times please refer to the Met East Website – (www.meteastschoolsport.eq.edu.au).
 
Dual Pathways for Athletes in a Multi – Class Event
Multi-Class Athletes in 2017 are able to compete in Multi-Class (MC) 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
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.
Queensland School Sport 13 – 19Yrs Swimming Championships
Qld School Sport 13 – 19yrs Swimming State Championships will be held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre from 23 - 25 March 2017. Each competing region may nominate the following:
 
·         In all 50m Freestyle events, a maximum of four (4) swimmers;
·         In all 800m and 1500m Freestyle events, a maximum of one (1) swimmer in each of the age divisions of 15yrs & under and 16yrs & over.
·         In all other individual events a maximum of two (2) swimmers in each individual age group;
·         In all relay events a maximum of one (1) team.
 
Provision remains for an additional two swimmers per age group to be nominated where a Region is able to show that all of the swimmers nominated in that event meet the set standard for the event.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
·         FINALS WILL NOT BE SWUM AT THE METROPOLITAN EAST REGIONAL TRIAL.  Swimmers will be seeded according to nomination times, ie District Trial 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.
 
·         PROGRAMS:  Programs will be on sale for $4.00.
 
·         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 BE ASSUMED 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 28 February 2017.  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 1 March 2017.
 
      (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 2016/17 season.)
Ø  Be signed by the Sport Coordinator or School Swimming Coordinator.
 
      The Metropolitan East Swimming Committee will consider such 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 Sports Officials before the end of the program.
 
      Students who do not present 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 Adelaide, at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre as a part of the Pacific School Games, from 1 – 10 December 2017.

 

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