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Club Championships

Check v. Members Handbook p 15 & 16

Club Championships 2020/2021 will be announced after the start of the 20/21 season.


  1. Only financial members shall be eligible to swim in Club Championships
  2. Members registered with any other Club for the current season must compete solely for Sandgate & District Swimming Club at any Swimming Queensland/Brisbane Swimming Association or interclub meets the Club attends to be eligible for Club Championships
  3. Competitors may only compete in their own age group
  4. Open events will swum as multi-age events and places awarded regardless of age
  5. Competitors must have obtained a qualifying time at least once in each stroke to be eligible to compete in Open Club Championship events.

What you need to do next:

  1. Check that your child is in the correct age group here. Age is determined as age on the first night of Championships ie as of 12th March. If your child’s age group is incorrect please email me.
  2. If your child is eligible to swim in the Club Championships, please nominate them by {date to be announds in sesaon} - this is the closing date for all Club Championship events across the 3 nights. Your child will be placed in the distance they swim at Club Night.
  3. If your child wishes to swim any of the Open Events (100m free, back, breast, fly and 200m, 400m and 800m free), nominate here

Club Championship Event Qualifying

When you nominate, you will automatically be placed in the strokes (Free/Back/Breast/Fly) and distances (25m/50m) allocated to age on the day of championships.

Age Free Breast Back Fly IM
6 & under 25m 25m 25m 25m 100m
7 years 25m 25m 25m 25m 100m
8 years 25m 25m 25m 25m 100m
9 years 25m 25m 25m 25m 100m
10 years 50m 50m 50m 50m 100m
11 years 50m 50m 50m 50m 100m
12 years 50m 50m 50m 50m 100m
13 years 50m 50m 50m 50m 100m
Open 100m 100m 100m 100m  

Open Events are nominated for separately. Usual Qualifying Times for IM and Open Events, as stated on the Club Night page, apply.

Club Championship rules

For 25m + events, no rule tolerances apply. A one start rule applies. All events are swum as heats only, with places based on the judge’s adjudication and the judge’s decision is final. For 12.5m events, there will be rule tolerance - this means it is not necessary for these swimmers to be technically correct, but they must start in a fair manner. 12.5m swimmers must hang on to the bar and not leave the wall until the start gun sounds.

More information about rules can be found here and here.

Awards and Records

First, second and third places will be awarded for each competitive age group, stroke and distance category. In each age-competitive event, competitors can accrue points towards age champion according to their place. Swimmers in Open and 12.5m events can accrue points toward Open Champion and Age Champion.

Points are awarded as follows:

Age Champion medals and certificates for swimmers who break club and championship records will be awarded on Trophy Night. Age Champions are awarded to the boy and girl swimmer gaining the most points across all events in their age group. The age group events are 25m or 50m in each of the four strokes (free, back, breast and fly) and either the 100m or 200m medley.

Please email if you need to know anything else.

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