While many of us hibernate for the winter, we do have some winter swimming on the horizon for those children who wish to participate.
We have two meets coming up in June which will enable the children to obtain qualifying times for the Brisbane Short Course Championships on 30th & 31st July and Queensland Short Course Championships on 27th & 28th August. Club night times cannot be used for these championship meets, nor times from friendly meets such as The Lickiss Cup or J.A.W.S.
Winter swimming is swum in the Short Course format. Ie. swimming in 25m lengths, either in 25m pools (like Samford) or 50m pools with a bulkhead placed at the halfway mark.
Long Course (50m pool) times may be converted and used for qualification purposes. Therefore, if your child swam at carnivals over the summer season, their times may still be valid to use. I would suggest logging into the Online Meet Entry system to see whether any of your child's times are valid.
Age requirements - children need to be aged 8+ or turning 8 on or before 30th July 2016 to participate in these particular meets.
Details regarding qualifying carnivals and relevant meet programs, entry links etc. can be found in the Carnivals section of our club website (here). The major dates to be aware of are:
- Sunday 12th June - Australian Crawl, Burpengary. Online entries close this coming Monday 31st May. Age 8+ (or turning 8 by 30th July 2016)
- Sunday 26th July - Albany Creek. Save the date. Website will be updated once the meet flyer and further details are received. Age 8+ (or turning 8 by 30th July 2016). Closing date Sunday 12th June.
- Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st July - Brisbane Short Course Championships, Chandler. Entries now open. Age 8+. Please note Qualifying Times. Entries close 19th July 2016.
- Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August - QLD Short Course Championships, Chandler. Entries now open. Age 10+. Please note Qualifying Times. Entries close 16th August 2016.