Club Night Qualifying Times

To swim in the following events swimmers must attain set qualifying times, these are included in the brackets:

200m Swims
· 200m IM (1 min 50 secs or less for 100m IM)
· 200m Choice (1 min 25 secs or less for 100m F/S)

100m Swims
· 100m F/S (46 secs or less for 50m F/S)
· 100m Bk (50 secs or less for 50m Bk)
· 100m Brs (55 secs or less for 50m Brs)
· 100m Fly (50 secs or less for 50m Fly)
· 100m IM (qualified for 100m F/S)

50m Swims
· 50m F/S (25 secs or less for 25m F/S)
· 50m Bk (25 secs or less for 25m Bk)
· 50m Brs (27 secs or less for 25m Brs)
· 50m Fly (25 secs or less for 25m Fly)

25m Swims
· 25m F/S (18 secs or less for 12.5m F/S)
· 25m Bk (21 secs or less for 12.5m Bk)
· 25m Brs (22 secs or less for 12.5m Breast)
· 25m Fly (21 secs or less for 12.5m Fly)

These qualifying times are set for the following reasons:

     · To ensure swimmers compete only in events they are currently capable of. There is no benefit in having a swimmer compete in an event they are not strong enough to complete correctly. It only dents their confidence and puts them off doing the swim again.


     · To ensure swimmers are competing against swimmers of similar ability. It is disheartening for younger or newer swimmers if an older, stronger swimmer ‘swims down’ a distance.


     · To provide goals for swimmers. These times act as great incentives to keep improving. When the swimmer attains a qualifying time they gain great satisfaction and are further motivated to keep improving.

If your name does not appear on the race list for a certain event this means you have not yet qualified for that event. If swimmers swim in a distance that they are not listed under they WILL NOT receive points for that event. For example, if their name appears on the 50m start list they MUST swim in the 50m event. Swimming in the 25m or the 100m will forfeit points for that event.

For new Club members, the following guide lines should be followed for the first swims of each stroke so as times can be collected and swimmers can be placed in appropriate distances for their future swims:

      LTS – begin in 12.5m or 25m events
      Bronze Squad – begin in 25m races
      Silver Squad – begin in 50m races

Times from the end of each season will carry over to the following season (ie, winter to summer and summer to winter).

Club Night Qualifying Times

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