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Organised by

Sydney West School Sport Association

Sport type

Secondary Swimming


Tuesday, 4 April 2023

Method of entry

Zone team

Entry instructions

Zone entry only.  All competitors must be members of Zone teams.

Times must be included for each entry.

All team members' names and date of birth must be included in relay entries.

Cost info

$5 online pre-purchased ticket for spectators - 2023 SW Secondary Swimming Championship Ticket Sales

(No Charge for competitors/officials)


This event includes specific activities for people with disabilities who are classified through the appropriate sport association

Quick information


Gates Open: 7:15am

Start Time: 8:15am


The secondary swimming championship is a ticketed event. Spectators will need to pre-purchase a ticket and present it on the day to gain entry into the event. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. Please note that only spectators will need to pre-purchase a ticket, competitors may enter for free. Tickets may be purchased from 2023 SW Secondary Swimming Championship Ticket Sales

Event venue

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Street address

Edwin Flack Avenue


Sydney Olympic Park



Post Code


Venue Comment

Parking is available in P2 & P3.  Parking rates are set by SOPAC. 4 Hours free, then parking fees apply after.

Limited free parking is available in surrounding streets.

Call 131 500 for public transport options.



Session Report (TBA) 



a)    All competitors must be members of zone teams.

b)    Zones are permitted to enter: A maximum of two (2) competitors and one (1) relay team per zone for each event. This also applies to para athlete events.   Requests for a second relay team may be made to the convener.

c)     Events will be swum in 2 heats. If there are an insufficient number of entrants then the event will be swum in one heat.

d)    A competitor may enter any number of individual events plus:

  • 200m Individual Medley
  • One Freestyle Age Relay
  • One Medley Relay
  • One Freestyle All Age Relay




  • 100m Butterfly
Age Boys Girls
12 1.50:00 2.00:00
13 1.45:00 1.55:00
14 1.40:00  1.50:00
15 1.35:00 1.45:00
16 1.30:00 1.40:00
17 1.25:00 1.35:00
  •   200m Individual Medley
Age Boys Girls
12 3.25:00 3.30:00
13 3.20:00  3.25:00 
14 3.15:00 3.20:00 
15 3.10:00 3.15:00 
16 3.05:00 3.10:00 
17 3.00:00 3.05:00 
  • 200m Freestyle
  • The 100m Fly,  200m IM and 200m FS events in each age group will be filled by the 10 fastest nominated times, regardless of the zone that the swimmer is from.
  • Swimmers can use a time from a recognised swimming club event or NSW swimming championships. Swimmers may use their time from a 2022 school carnival.  Times not be older than 12 months. Times are to be long course. Times will be verified with NSW swimming records.


Nominations form for Zone for the above events available via the link below;


  • Relays - All to be school teams only. Please note rule - "Students may swim in one freestyle age relay event only - at their own age or  at a higher age group".

f)      Swimmers who wish to be considered for entry in the 800m Freestyle, 400 Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley events at NSWCHSSA must submit a qualifying time entry form (PDF 13KB) to the Sydney West convener in writing by midday on the day of the carnival. Please note that the 400m event is swum in the following age groups - 12-14 years, 15-16 years and 17+ years.


Program of Events:  Sec Swimming Program 2023 (PDF 1393KB) is available for download and print.

Officials: Applications are called for officials. The swimming officials teacher application form must be completed and returned by email  - 4 weeks prior to the event. Officials must be available for the duration of the championship. As per the constitution, each school must provide 1 teacher official this may include the team manager These teachers must complete an application and return. Retired teachers are welcome to submit an application but priority will be given to teachers currently in schools. Retired teachers must also provide a copy of their current WWCC letter and their Mandatory Child Protection Training Certificate 2021 with their nomination. Details will be provided in the appointed officials email. Swimming officials nomination form (PDF 177KB)

Managers are the only ones allowed on pool deck during the championships. No parents and/or spectators are permitted in this area.

Coaching: Once competitors are in the hands of the marshal coaching is not permitted. The penalty will be disqualification.

Protests: Must be submitted in writing by zone team managers. 

Apparel:  Sale of the Sydney West Souvenir Hoodie is only available for purchase through our ONLINE STORE: Sydney West Swimming Hoodie Shop (Link to be advised)

Athletes with a disability:

(a) The NSWCHS encourages students with intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities to participate in the swimming program. All students should compete at their zone carnival prior to completing at the Sydney West swimming championships. Zone entries must include all Para Athlete entries. Students must ensure that they have a current classification with the appropriate body.  Zone conveners should forward a copy of their student's classification documentation with the zone team entries. Events are multi class events. SWSSA Secondary swimming multi class form (PDF 142KB)

(b) Swimmers with a disability who wish to be considered for entry in the 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke or 200 IM multi class events at the NSWCHSSA Swimming Championships must submit a qualifying time entry form to the Sydney West convener in writing by midday on the day of the carnival.  Forms are available for download here SWSSA Secondary Swimming Consideration Of Entry Mulit Class Events (PDF 142KB).   Please note that the events will be swum in the following age groups - 12-15 years and 16-19 years

(c) For further information about classification please click here

Further Information

  • Swimsuits - All swimmers must compete in one swimsuit only (no underwear may be worn under this swimsuit). Speedsuits shall have the FINA approval label on them.
  • Entries are via zone conveners as well as nominations for the events indicated.
  • Points will be awarded for the first 15 places. Relays receive double points
  • Each competitor must wear a Zone swim cap in order to compete. A school swim cap can be used for relays.

Knockout Relay: The final of the Sydney West SSA Swimming Knockout will be swum on the day. Please refer to the program for further details. The winning school will represent Sydney West SSA in the NSWCHSSA Finals at NSWCHSSA Swimming Championships. Each zone may enter one team.

NSWCHSSA Championship: A Sydney West team will be selected at the conclusion of the trial to participate at the NSWCHSSA Swimming Championships on Wednesday 3rd May - Friday 5th May 2023 at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. Requests for injury and illness will not be considered. Students wishing to gain selection in the team must compete at the Sydney West Championships. Students selected in the Sydney West team will be expected to make their own travel arrangements to the NSWCHS Swimming Championships.

Position Full Name School Name Email Phone
Manager Nathan Lewis Blaxland High School 4739 4655
Convener Julie Letters Penrith High School 4721 2674
Convener Assistant Tayla Propst Hawkesbury High School 4579 6800