5 April 2006


Swimming ACT 2005-06 Summer Development Series

Welcome to the information page for the 2005-06 Summer Development Series.

A number of changes have been introduced to the Series this year. Some follow on from the success of running two divisions (development and intermediate) during the 2004/05 summer and 2005 winter series. Others are in line with changing national policies on junior sport.

If you have any queries or concerns please raise them within your club and, if you need further assistance or clarification, contact either Rod Hore (our Competitions Director) or Lorraine Wuth (our Registrar).


Development and Intermediate pointscore

Congratulations to the swimmers who did so well over the summer. The Series pointscore for Intermediate and Development has now been decided.
Note: Age as at 5 March 2006

2005-06 Series Meets

Meet When  Where  Warm-up  Start Time
CSD Pentathlon    October 9    AIS    9:30am    10:30am   Program  
Ginninderra    November 26    AIS    9:30am    10:15am   Program  
Queanbeyan    December 18    Queanbeyan    8:30am    9:30am   Program  
2006 Australia Day    January 26    AIS    9:00am    10:00am   Flyer available soon
Goulburn    March 5               

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Rules and Conditions for Core Events:

1. A swimmer may only enter five (5) core events at any one meet. The core events are: 50m and 100m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly and 200m IM.
 
2. No break time applies to swimmers aged 11 and under.
 
3. Swimmers aged 12 and over may only enter events in which they have NOT achieved the break time (see below) for their age group in a long course swim since 1 October 2004.
 
4. Any swimmer (aged 11 and under) whose entry time is faster than the ACT Championships Qualifying Time will not be entitled to any awards for that event however they will still gain points for that swim.
 
5. Three divisions will be recognised for award purposes: Development, Intermediate and ACT Championships Qualifier.
 
6. A Series Pointscore will be calculated in each sex and age group (8 & under, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 and over) in accordance with the scoring rules detailed below.
 
7. Entry time must be the swimmers best long course time since 1 October 2004 for that event which will be used for seeding and division determination.
 
8.   Events longer than 100m (including the 200m IM) are restricted to swimmers aged 9 and over. Swimmers must be 12 or over to enter 400m IM and 800m and 1500m freestyle events if offered on the program.
 
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Series Pointscore

Series points are accumulated at each meet on the following basis:

Points Scored
  0 points     if swimmer does not finish an event or is disqualified
  1 points     if swim does not equal or better previous best Series time
  2 points     if equal to or better than previous best Series time but less than 1 second faster
  3 points     if better than previous best Series time by 1 second but less than 2 seconds
  4 points     if better than previous best Series time by 2 second but less than 3 seconds
  5 points     if better than previous best Series time by 3 seconds or more
  2 points     for each first swim for a stroke and distance IN THE SERIES.

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2006 ACT Championships Qualifying Time and Series Break Times

 Boys 16 & O 15 14 13 12
 50m Freestyle 28.20 28.40 30.00 31.20 32.30
 100m Freestyle 1:02.00 1:02.50 1:03.50 1:05.70 1:11.00
 50m Backstroke 33.40 33.70 34.00 34.60 37.60
 100m Backstroke 1:13.50 1:14.20 1:14.70 1:16.00 1:22.80
 50m Breaststroke 37.30 38.40 39.20 39.60 42.50
 100m Breaststroke 1:22.00 1:24.50 1:26.20 1:28.00 1:33.50
 50m Butterfly 31.80 32.50 33.10 34.70 37.40
 100m Butterfly 1:10.00 1:11.40 1:12.80 1:16.30 1:22.20
 200m IM 2:36.50 2:38.10 2:40.60 2:47.00 2:54.00
 Girls 16 & O 15 14 13 12
 50m Freestyle 30.50 30.90 31.20 31.60 33.20
 100m Freestyle 1:07.50 1:08.00 1:08.50 1:09.50 1:13.00
 50m Backstroke 35.00 35.50 36.00 36.50 37.70
 100m Backstroke 1:18.00 1:19.00 1:20.00 1:20.50 1:23.00
 50m Breaststroke 39.90 41.00 41.30 41.40 42.70
 100m Breaststroke 1:29.00 1:30.00 1:30.80 1:31.00 1:34.00
 50m Butterfly 34.00 34.60 35.40 35.70 37.50
 100m Butterfly 1:15.50 1:16.00 1:17.80 1:18.50 1:22.50
 200m IM 2:43.00 2:45.00 2:47.00 2:52.00 2:57.00

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2006 ACT Championships Qualifying Times for 11 & under

Any swimmer aged 11 and under whose entry time is faster than the ACT Championships Qualifying Time can continue to swim in that event throughout the Series however they will not be entitled to any award (ribbon or medal) for the swim but they will still earn points for the swim.
Note: There are no qualifying times for 8 and under swimmers at ACT Champsionships.

 Boys 11 10 9
 50m Freestyle 35.00 38.40 41.50
 100m Freestyle 1:18.00 1:23.80 1:30.00
 100m Backstroke 1:28.00 1:38.30 1:45.90
 100m Breaststroke 1:40.00 1:51.90 2:00.10
 100m Butterfly 1:29.00 1:39.00 1:48.60
 200m IM 3:05.00 3:17.00 3:28.00
 Girls 11 10 9 & U
 50m Freestyle 35.00 38.90 41.60
 100m Freestyle 1:18.00 1:25.50 1:31.00
 100m Backstroke 1:28.00 1:37.90 1:45.90
 100m Breaststroke 1:44.00 1:51.70 2:00.70
 100m Butterfly 1:30.00 1:39.00 1:52.50
 200m IM 3:05.00 3:17.00 3:28.00

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What is a Division and which one am I in?

Divisions are simply a way of grouping competitors according to a criteria.

The Summer Development Series will recognise three divisions:

ACT Championship Qaulified is easy. The swimmers current long course time establised since 1 October 2004 is equal to or faster than the ACT Championships qualifying time.
Note: Break times have been established for 50m backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly for swimmers aged 12 and over as there are no equivalent Championships qualifying times for these events.
A Developemnt break time has been established to determine whether a swimmer who is slower than the ACT Championships Qualifying Time is in the Development or Intermediate division for that event.

Development Break Time

 Boys 13 & O 12 11 10 9 8 & U
 50m Freestyle 34.20 35.30 38.00 41.40 44.50 50.00
 100m Freestyle 1:11.70 1:17.00 1:24.00 1:31.80 1:36.00 1:43.00
 50m Backstroke 37.60 40.60 45.00 47.00 48.80 56.00
 100m Backstroke 1:22.00 1:28.80 1:34.00 1:44.30 1:51.90 2:00.00
 50m Breaststroke 42.60 45.50 51.00 54.00 57.00 1:02.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:34.00 1:39.50 1:46.00 1:57.90 2:06.10 2:15.00
 50m Butterfly 37.70 40.40 46.00 47.00 54.00 1:00.00
 100m Butterfly 1:22.30 1:28.20 1:35.00 1:45.00 1:54.60 2:05.00
 200m IM 2:59.00 3:06.00 3:17.00 3:29.00 3:40.00 N/A
 Girls 13 & O 12 11 10 9 8 & U
 50m Freestyle 34.60 36.20 38.00 41.90 44.60 50.00
 100m Freestyle 1:16.50 1:19.00 1:24.00 1:31.50 1:37.00 1:43.00
 50m Backstroke 39.50 40.70 45.00 46.00 49.00 1:00.00
 100m Backstroke 1:26.50 1:29.00 1:34.00 1:43.90 1:51.90 2:00.00
 50m Breaststroke 44.40 45.70 50.00 54.00 58.00 1:05.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:37.00 1:40.00 1:50.00 1:57.70 2:06.70 2:15.00
 50m Butterfly 38.70 40.50 46.00 48.00 50.00 1:00.00
 100m Butterfly 1:24.50 1:28.50 1:36.00 1:45.00 1:58.50 2:05.00
 200m IM 3:04.00 3:09.00 3:17.00 3:29.00 3:40.00 N/A

If a swimmer changes age groups during the course of the Series their status will be reviewed according to the breaktimes applying to the new age group.

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Meet Entry Times

Your entry times should be your best long course time established since 1 October 2004.

Series Points

Series points are awarded against times established at Series meets. Points will be calculated using the swimmers Series Time.

Tracking Progress

Each swimmer will receive a Series booklet at the first Series meet they attend. This booklet contains information about the Series. It has spots for swimmers to track their Series swims including the level they have reached (Intermediate or ACT Champs) and the points they gained for each swim. Swimmers are encouraged to track their progress and their standing in the Series.

Other Series Information

Series pointscores will be posted following each meet. Note: Swimmers will not have been separated into overall development or intermediate level during the Series. This will occur at the end of the Series.

At the end of the Series will I be Intermediate or Development for the Pointscore?

This is a good question and depends on each swimmers status at the end of the Series. Any swimmer who is deemed to have five (5) or more events classified as better than the Development Break Time (for the 9 core events in the Series: 50m and 100m free, back, breast and fly and the 200, IM) will be an Intermediate swimmer as far as the Series goes. Other swimmers will be Development. Don't worry if you change age groups or between Development and Intermediate during the Series because all the points gained throughout the Series will stay with you. At the end of the Series your age on the day of the last meet and your status (Intermediate or Development) will determine which group you fall into and your final ranking will be worked out using all the points you gained during the Series.

If a swimmer does not swim an event during the Series, their current best long course time as at the date of the last Series meet will be taken into account and used to calculate the overall division for the swimmer.

Helping your Race Secretary

Please ensure that you know when your club Race Secretary is closing off entries for each Series meet and help them by getting your entries in on time.

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