Level 1 Championship – Fri 9th to Sun 11th Mar (updated 9th Mar)

Level 1 Championship News (Version #1 published 27th Jan and updated Version #2 on 9th Feb)

Please take note of the following… due to space constraints, the Swimboard has decided to host Level 1 over 3 days and not 2 (4 sessions).

Date: Fri 9th – Sun 11th March 2018

Venue: Fairmont High School
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/cURCoS3McCt

Gala entries due date: Sat 24th February 2018

Fees: 

  • R15 – Individual Entries
  • R25 – Relays
  • R60 per swimmer surcharge

Gate open times:

  • Friday 9th March @ 15h30
  • Saturday 10th March @ 08h00
  • Sunday 11th March @ 08h00

Warm-ups:

  • 1 hour before the start of each session.
  • NB!!! No dive-in’s please due to water restrictions.

Meet Program & Session Start Times: 

  • Session 1 : Fri 9th Mar : 17h00 : Events – 200IM (12&O), 50Fly, 4×50 Boys & Girls Medley Relay.
  • Session 2 : Sat 10th Mar : 09h00 : Events – 100Back, 50Free, 4×50 Mixed Free Relay.
  • Session 3 : Sat 10th Mar : TBC : Events – 100Breast, 50Back, 4×50 Boys & Girls Free Relay.
  • Session 4 : Sun 11th Mar : 09h00 : Events – 100Free, 50Breast (updated), 4×50 Mixed Medley Relay, 4×100 Boys & Girls Free Relay.

Rules:

  • Rule 37 applies re ageing up.
  • If a swimmer has a Level 2 qt on the database, but their birthday falls between the Level 1 & Level 2 galas, Clubs must apply to the Swimboard for participating. Failure to do so will result in swimmer not being entered in gala.
  • Swimmers may not participate at this level, if qualifying times for any levels, has been achieved, except 9 year and under. (please see 2018 National/Regional Swimming Competition Rules, Programmes, Dates – dated June 2017)
  • NEW: (9th Feb). Swimmers may swim all events that they have a time for on the database.
  • No probation officials can work as this gala.
  • Clubs can only enter a A & B Team per relay event.
  • There will be a 2 hour break on Saturday between session 2 & 3, due to Level 2 Synchronised Championships taking place.
  • FINA rules will apply.
  • Swimmers must be registered with SSA at the entry level registration.
  • NT’s & CUSTOM times are not allowed.
  • Gala will be swum as timed finals – girls & boys.
  • RELAYS RULES: (please see 2018 National/Regional Swimming Competition Rules, Programmes, Dates – dated June 2017). Only swimmers entered into the gala, may enter the relays.
  • WITHDRAWALS: (please see 2018 National/Regional Swimming Competition Rules, Programmes, Dates – dated June 2017)

Age Groups for medals:

  • The age groups will be 9&under, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15&16, 17&over.
  • Age groups for 200IM will be 12&over.
  • Relay age groups (UPDATED 9th Feb) 10&under, 11-12, 13-14, 15&over.

Opening Ceremony:

  • The opening ceremony will be on Saturday before session 3 starts.
  • All swimmers taking part in the March Past must be neatly dressed in their club colours and have shoes on.
  • We remind all clubs to bring their banners for this prestigious event.

Medal Ceremony:

  • All swimmers receiving a medal MUST be neatly dressed in their club colours and have shoes on.

Entries/Download/Database:

  • The event file will be in the next download.

5 Litres of Water per Swimmer

Please remind all swimmers and parents of the appeal for each participant to bring 5 litres of water to every gala they swim.

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1st Set of Reports (5th Mar )

3rd Set of Reports (9th Mar)

Dear Clubs,

Attached please find final set of reports.

Any further scratchings needs to be done on pool deck.

Should you as a club need to scratch an official (especially Senior officials) it is the club’s responsibility to replace said official.  There are reserve timekeepers.  There are a shortage of senior officials, competitor stewards and chief timekeepers.

Programs per Session and Info Letter (Updated 9th Mar)

 

Meet Mobile

Meet has been uploaded on MeetMobile:
CTMA Level 1 Intra Provincial A/Group Champs

 

Results (published 11th March)

5 Litre Challenge

Please remember to bring 5 litres of water for the pool to each gala you attend.
Read more here:
http://vineyardswimming.co.za/galas-5-litres-per-swimmer-for-the-pool/