How to Nominate

 

NOMINATING FOR SWIM MEETS

Please nominate for the meets of your choice by nomination online via the Wide Bay Swimming Association website ( www.widebayswimming.org.au ) or by the meet flyer links emailed to you by the Race Secretary.

Most meet nominations can now be completed and paid for online via My Lane. Once registered as a swimmer, you will receive your web ID number to log onto "The Swimmers Profile" to find meets.  The race secretary is available to assist.

Nominations close 1 to 3 weeks before the scheduled date of the meet.

 As a guide the cost of nominations can range from $5.00 per event, with championship events starting from $12.00 per event.  Clubs set their own nomination fees, so you need to check this cost prior to nominating.

 NOMINATION FEES

Payment on line via My Lane incurs a credit card surcharge. Any nomination fees will be recorded on your account in MYOB and an invoice issued and emailed to you.

You shall pay the Treasurer monies owing on a regular basis with Cash and cheque on Club nights.  Alternatively you can bank deposit the amount into the club's bank account (See bank details under 'Membership and Fees'). If you use the bank deposit option please ensure a copy of the transaction is given to the Treasurer.

Once the meet entries have closed, you are responsible for these fees, even if your child does not compete at the meet.

COMPETITIVE MEETS

A club member must be registered as a competitive swimmer to be eligible to compete at meets/carnivals.

CATEGORIES OF MEETS WITHIN WIDE BAY REGION

Development Meets

The main aim of a Development Meet is to give swimmers aged 11yrs & under, the opportunity to gain experience in a range of strokes and events in a developmental environment. Swimmers should have the basic skills and capacities in all four strokes.  Qualifying times may be gained and used for Transition meets and Regional Champiopnships, however the main aim is for swimmers to gain experience.

Transition Meets

The main aim of a Transition Meet is to give swimmers the opportunity to compete and gain racing experience in a wide range of strokes and events. Swimmers should have the necessary skills and capacities gained from competing at Development Meets.  Qualifying times can be gained and used for Preparation meets, Regional and State Championships, however the main aim is to gain racing experience.

Preparation Meets

The main aim of a Preparation Meet is to give swimmers aged 11yrs & over, the opportunity to gain experience competing in all strokes and events. Swimmers should have advanced skills and capacities in all four strokes developed through participation in Transition meets.  Qualifying times can be gained and used for Regional, State and National Championships, the main aim is to gain competition experience.

Swimmng Queensland Junior Rule Tolerance Policy

  • Swimming Queensland has a policy that SQ Referees will not disqualify swimmers aged 7 years and under at any meet under any circumstances.
  • At all non-qualifying meets, SQ Referees will make every effort to avoid disqualifying swimmers aged 8 and 9 years by applying tolerances to the Swimming Rules. (please refer to the types of meets described above for clarification on this point.)

Restricted Meet indicates that the swimmers are invited to compete e.g. 4 way meet or is restricted to swimmers from a specific area e.g. Burnett Fraser Championships.

Qualifying Times must be met for:-

  • Wide Bay Regional LC Championships
  • Qld Championships
  • Qld Sprint Championships
  • Australian Open Championships
  • Australian Age Championships
  • and any other State/Australian level competitions

Times must be achieved at a Swimming Queensland (SQ) designated qualifying meet as outlined above.

Club Night times and Club Championship results are not acceptable.

Qualifying for Wide Bay Championships – Only LC times will be accepted and must be achieved at a Transition or Preparation meet.