Club Nights

Friday night club nights at the Samford Pool are just as good as they were in the old days. Everybody loves the relaxed local community atmosphere, family friendly vibe and spirit of mateship among the kids that really gives it a truly vintage feel.

Children are arranged into heats according to their personal best times and are seeded regardless of age or gender. 

When is swim club held?  Club nights are held every Friday night from Friday 8 October 2021 to 25 March 2022 with a break during Christmas school holidays. 

JUNIOR STINGRAY PUPS 5:30-6:15PM (Age Guide: 8 & Under - swimmers largely competing at 12.5m and developing their stroke over 25m.  Perhaps has one or two strokes at 25m and still developing the others.)

  *  May compete in all 12.5m events as well as the rotated 25m events which are offered each week (Free/Breast one week, Back/Fly the next).  No club points will apply to the junior session, including 25m events.
  *  The primary focus for our juniors is on stroke development and confidence building in a fun environment.  There are no disqualifications.  
  *  Progression to senior session should be in consultation with your child's coach and the referee, having regards to their times and stroke competence in all four strokes at 25m.
  *  Separate club championships to be held for juniors on Friday 18th March 2022 - 12.5m & 25m events in all strokes, separated into male and female races, mixed age.  Age 8 & Under Only for Junior Club Championships.  No disqualifications, unless a completely different stroke has been swum to that being raced.  Awards for placegetters in each 12.5m & 25m event, and ribbons for all competitors.
  *  End of season Junior trophies to be awarded to every swimmer.     
SENIOR STINGRAYS 6:30PM onwards (No age restrictions, but swimmers should be competent in all four strokes - age categories from 6 & Under to 17 & Over)

  *  Will operate by and large the same as usual, aside from the rotation of Individual Medley and 100m events to help shorten the program.
*  May compete in one distance per stroke per club night only.  Cannot swim both 50m & 100m in the same stroke at the same club night when 100m is offered.
  *  May swim the 100m or 200m Individual Medley in addition to the four standard strokes when it is offered.           
  *  Accumulation of club points will apply for each swim, ranging from 1 to 8 points depending on comparison to personal best time.
  *  Progression from 25m to 50m is subject to the Club's set progression times.
  * Rule tolerances will apply to children aged 8 & under, where every effort will be made not to disqualify unless a completely different stroke is being swum to that being raced.  No tolerances will be applied to swimmers aged 9 & over, meaning that they may be disqualified for fundamental stroke errors, false starts etc.  Usually we will issue warnings first to give the swimmers an opportunity to correct.  At club championships no tolerances will apply to swimmers aged 9 & over.
  * To be eligible for distance championship events (200m/400m), swimmers must swim a trial over 100m at a club night (or have done so in a previous season).  
  *  Club championships to be held as usual over two days - Friday 18th & Saturday 19th March 2022.
  * To be eligible for age champion at club championships, swimmers must swim all 4 standard strokes at either 25m (9 & under) or 50m (10 & over).
* Swimmers will race by gender and age group.  Ie. male & female 6 & Under through to 17 & Over, with awards to placegetters in every event.
  * End of season perpetual points plaque for every swimmer with a plate added for each year of membership.  Points champions calculated from overall points for the season, as well as other annual perpetual awards - male & female club champions, distance champions, and other awards of Excellence relating to the highest number of swims for the season (club & carnival), and most number of times a personal best time is broken for the season.

Relax and enjoy the end of the school week, with our BBQ to help you take care of Friday night dinner for the family.

We aim to conclude the senior session by 8.30pm at the latest. 

Club night results are available in real-time on the free Meet Mobile app through your smart phone or device.