Club Rules

Knox Pymble Swim Club will hold Club Races on Friday nights throughout the season at Knox Grammar School Aquatic Centre, to promote swimming through competition, race practice and social activities. Please refer to the calendar for upcoming club nights.  During the year, Club times are 5:00pm warm-up for a 5:30pm start.  Results of events will be uploaded to this website by the Wednesday following each Club night.

Knox Pymble Swim Club Safety Rules.pdf

Knox Pymble Swim Club Warmup Rules.pdf

How can you help? 

For the benefit of all swimmers, you can assist by volunteering at Club nights.   Please see any Club staff member, Coach or Committee member if you are able to assist or just step up and take a lane and timekeep. If all parents are prepared to help we will have an efficiently run Club. 

A parent must accompany swimmers of primary school age while they are at Friday Club Nights and at carnivals however we encourage parents of all swimmers to come along and join in the fun.

Swimmers and parents may be rostered for duty to ensure efficient running of Friday Club Night Races and activities and all members and parents are asked to actively participate in fundraising, without which we cannot ensure the best opportunities for our swimmers.

ELIGIBILITY:

Friday Club Night Racing is ONLY available to MEMBERS of the Knox Pymble Swim Club.

FRIDAY NIGHT CLUB RACING RULES:

How to Enter Club Races

Please see the new guide for how to enter club races.

To Enter Club Night Races:
Prior to each club night you will be advised by email when entries are open.  Log-in to the above website.
Go to Events and check it is the correct Club Night date.
After committing 'Yes'  to the event, tick the races you wish to enter.
There is a maximum of 3 races per club night and there can be no repeat of a stroke.
 

Please complete the online race entry by Thursday, the day before Club Night.

Swimmers who enter after entries close will not be added to the race program and their results will not count.

On Club Night, swimmers will be marshalled into their Events and have to swim in their designated Heat and Lane for times to be matched to the correct swimmer.

When results are processed, they will be posted on the Club Website.

 

Which Races to Enter

Swimmers are encouraged to compete in a maximum of three (3) events each Friday night.

Events offered are at the discretion of the Coaches.  Each Club Night at least two (2) strokes are offered in Club Race Events on a rotating basis, as well as a distance or medley event.

You have a choice of 25m, 50m and 100m in Club Race Events BUT the races chosen cannot be the same stroke over different distances, for example, you cannot swim both the 50m and 100m freestyle in the Club Race Events.

25m events are only for less experienced swimers.  Time limits apply to 25m events for swimmers.  Once a time listed below in seconds is bettered, a swimmer is encouraged to advance to 50m events:

     Encouraged           Free        Back       Breast      Fly

     to advance            23s          24s         26s            23s

Participation & Improvement Points:

The Club runs a participation and improvement point score where each swimmer is awarded points for swimming each race (points awarded for first four legitimate swims on the night) and improving their time over the season.  A database is kept to record swimmers' times from Club Nights and to accumulate points towards the Club Championships at the end of the Season.  The allocation of points is as follows:

The point score tally will cease at least two weeks prior to Presentation Night, to enable organisation of trophies, etc.

Swimmers are asked to consult their Coaches for advice on which events to swim at Club.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS & PRESENTATION NIGHT:

All Medals and awards are presented at our annual Presentation Night when a BBQ is provided for all Club Members.

The swimmer with the most accumulated points receives the Fenton Hepburn Trophy.

The Senior Female Champion will be presented with the Katie Craig Trophy.

Acknowledgement of achievement will be given to swimmers who qualify for any State or National carnival, eg., Metropolitan, State, Age Nationals or participation in the Speedo Sprint Series Finals.

Age Champions:

Club Championships are held annually with Age Champions for boys and girls in each age group from 9 to 15 years.  Distance Champions for boys and girls for 11-12, 13-14 and 15 years & over divisions.

Kerry Frost Memorial Shield:

The heats for this trophy will be swum at a Club Night towards the end of the 2013/2014 Club Season and the final will be swum at our Presentation Night, when the Shield will be presented.

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