SW - Primary Swimming

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Organised by

Sydney West School Sport Association

Sport type

Primary Swimming


Thursday, 19 March 2020

Method of entry

Zone team


Zone teams are to be emailed using meet manager to Convener by 6 March, 2020

Cost info

$5.00 - spectators. (cash) No eftpos facilities. 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    7:30am

Warmup         8:00am

Events           8:30am  to 3:15pm


There will be no hard copies available on the day.


One teacher from each school - submit Officials Nomination Form (PDF 362KB) via email

Event venue

Sydney International Aquatic Centre

Street address

Olympic Blvd


Sydney Olympic Park



Post Code


Venue Comment

$18 flat rate

All Zone Coaches/Managers are to email their entry via Meet Manager to Convener no later than 6th March 2020.

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.


Session Times (59.40kb pdf)


Sydney West Primary Swimming Championships Program 2020 (PDF 546KB)


Officials Nomination Form 2020


Warm up Pool Roster 2020 [for Officials] (XLSX 20KB)


Rules/Entry details

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 Friday 6th March, 2020

All entries must  be via meet manager. No other format will be accepted 

All events will be seeded according to times submitted from zone carnivals.

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 district. 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.

4.    Sections

Age Groups:     

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 on the Multi Class Entry Form (PDF 156KB)  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.

Qualifying Times:

* 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

* Fastest ten (10) submitted times will be in the final.

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 6th - 7th April 2020. 

8.    Relays

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.

10.    Finish

Competitors must remain in their lanes at the finish of each event, until told to leave the water.

11.   Placegetters

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.

12.   Coaching

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.

13.   Protests

Protest shall be dealt with by the disputes committee comprising:

Carnival Manager


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:

Timed Finals:

Place Points Place Points
1st  10 6th 5
2nd 9 7th 4
3rd 8 8th 3
4th 7 9th 2
5th 6 10th 1

16.    Relief

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

Position Full Name School Name Email Phone
Convener Rob Pugh Quakers Hill Public School robert.pugh@det.nsw.edu.au 9626 9284
Convener Nicole Harvey Lidcombe Public School nicole.d.monk@det.nsw.edu.au 9649 7576