All Zone Coaches/Managers are to email their entry via Meet Manager to Convener no later than 17th March 2023.
The concourse and the beginners pool is strictly out of bounds to competitors and spectators.
Any persons contravening this rule will be asked to leave the championship.
SW 2023 Primary Swimming Championships Program (PDF 1435KB)
SW 2023 Prim Swimming Officials Nomination Form (PDF 186KB)
SW 2023 Prim Swimming Multi Class Entry Form (PDF 163KB)
SW 2023 Estimated - Session Times (PDF 57KB ) - TBA
2023 Warm Up Pool Roster [for Officials] (PDF 66KB)
1. The Championships will be conducted in accordance with NSWPSSA Rules and Regulations and the Sydney West Constitution.
2. Zone Entry
a) Entries close 3.00pm Wednesday 17th March, 2023
All entries must be via meet manager. No other format will be accepted.
All events will be seeded according to times submitted from zone championships.
b) Each zone or combination of zones may nominate up to the number of competitors/teams per event as detailed in rule 6 below. Should there be a desire for additional entries, the special circumstances are to be stated when lodging entries.
c) Substitutes may be allowed by the championship manager on the recommendation of the relevant team manager, prior to the commencement of the championships.
d) Competitors Caps - All competitors must wear a cap in the colour designated to his/her respective Zone. Competitors not complying, will not be permitted to swim in that event.
3. Limitation of Event
There will be no limitation of individual entries, except those determined by age, as outlined in rule 6 below.
8 years 9 years
10 years 11 years
12 years 13 years
i) Junior - All children aged 8, 9 or 10 years
ii) 11 Years
iii) Senior - All children aged 12 or 13 years
iv) Open - All children aged 8 years to 13 years inclusive.
A competitor whose significant birthday occurs during the current year, is eligible for that age event only. No competitor shall enter in more than one division except for All-Age events.
5. Athletes competing in a multi class event
a) Competitors are to enter through their respective Zones (Meet Manager) and complete the Multi Class Entry Form (PDF 156KB) (for events not swum at Zone) and forward it to your zone swimming convener who will send all their entries through meet manager to the swimming convener and also a copy to the Sydney West Office.
b) Types of Disability and Classifications:
Functional Disability - Must have Australian Paralympic Committee Card
There are 10 classes S1 - S10 with S1 being the most profound. Competitors must have a physical loss of more than 10%. Classification must be from Australian Paralympic Committee.
Visually Impaired - Must have Optimologist report
There are 3 classes S11, S12, S13. Classification should be made through a Medical Practitioner or Vision Australia. Visual acuity of 6/60 or less and a visual field of less than 20.
Hearing Impaired - Must have Audiogram
There is one classification S15. Competitors must have a current audiogram signifying a loss of more than 55 decibels in the better ear.
Intellectual Disability - Must have AUSRAPID Card
There is one classification, S14.
There is one classification S16
c) All competitors will compete against the International times for their classification.
d) Results shall be judged as timed finals.
6. Number of Entries per Zone:
a) For the following events, zones may enter up to:-
50m Freestyle and Relays
*Up to 3 competitors per zone and 3 teams per zone provided qualifying times are met.
* Junior Girls 4 x50m Freestyle Relay 3.55.00
* Junior Boys 4 x50m Freestyle Relay 3.50.00
* Senior Girls 4 x50m Freestyle Relay 3.40.00
* Senior Boys 4 x50m Freestyle Relay 3.35.00
* All Freestyle qualifiers (9yrs to 13yrs) must be less than 1.00.00
* 8yrs 50m Freestyle qualifiers less than 1.05.00
b) Form Strokes (Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly)
* 2 Competitors per zone.
c) 100m Freestyle (Open Age) and 200m Individual Medley (Senior and Junior)
* Max 2 competitors per zone may be entered
200M IM 100m Free
Jun girls 4:05.00 Girls 1:30.00
Jun boys 4: 00.00 Boys 1:25.00
Sen girls 3:30.00
Sen boys 3:20.00
d) Multi Class - up to 3 competitors per division (junior, senior) and gender in freestyle and up to 2 competitors per division (junior, senior) and gender in stroke events.
7. State Entry
Finalists placed first, second or third, qualify for the NSW PSSA Swimming State Championships held at Sydney Olympic Park 5th - 6th April 2023.
a) Relays are conducted in two sections for both Boys and Girls:-
13-12-11 years [Senior]
10-9-8 years [Junior]
There will also be a co-ed All-Age relay in two divisions:
i) PP6 Schools
ii) PP5 Schools with enrolments of 56 students or less.
b) In all relays swimmers must be from the same school and qualified in terms of Rule 6.
9. Method of Starting
Competitors shall be placed in their lanes and one half pace behind the starting position
A one start rule shall apply.
Competitors must remain in their lanes at the finish of each event, until told to leave the water.
Placegetters in each timed final shall be awarded certificates at the conclusion of each event.
Certificates will be made for individual champions: Junior Boy; Junior Girl; 11 Years Boy; 11 Years Girl; 12/13 Years Boy and 12/13 Years Girl.
Once competitors are in the hands of the officials controlling the event, they are not to receive any coaching or advice.
Penalty - disqualification.
Under no circumstances may coaching/cheering be conducted at the edge of the pool.
Protest shall be dealt with by the disputes committee comprising:
Relevant Sectional Official
No protest shall be considered unless lodged by the relevant Zone Team Manager, in writing not exceeding 15 minutes after the event.
14. Touching the Wall
In all events a swimmer, when turning, shall make physical contact with the end of the pool or course. The turn must be made from the wall and it is not permitted to take a stride or step from the bottom of the pool.
See NSWPSSA Rules and Regulations 5.14.15
Special consideration may be taken into account, where physical handicap exists.
15. Point Score
The point score for the swimming championships shall be as follows:
No casual relief will be available for appointed officials. Casual relief will be available for appointed Zone Team Managers (2 per zone).
17. Zone Seating
Zones will be allocated a seating area