Welcome to the information page for the 2005 Kippax Winter 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 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 and Series Manager).
Pointscore - as at the end of the Series
Check the Development and Intermediate point scores at the end of the Series. Note that age is as 11 September 2005.
Certificate for the Top 10 in each division, age and sex should be available at the Ginninderra meet on November 27.
|Meet|| ||When|| ||Where|| ||Warm-up|| ||Start Time|
|Burley Griffin|| ||May 15|| ||AIS|| ||8:30am|| ||9:30am||Program|
|Goulburn|| ||June 5|| ||AIS|| ||10:30am|| ||11:15am||Program|
|Woden|| ||July 10|| ||Tuggeranong|| ||7:45am|| ||8:15am||Program|
|Telopea|| ||July 31|| ||Tuggeranong|| ||9:00am|| ||10:00am||Program|
|Tuggeranong Vikings|| ||September 11|| ||Tuggeranong|| ||8:30am|| ||9:30am||Program|
Telopea Meet Update [August 3, 2005]
Results from the meet can be found under current season results.
Goulburn and Burley Griffin ribbons and medals [July 13, 2005]
Unpresented ribbons from the Burley Griffin meet and medals from the Goulburn meet wre given to clubs at the Woden meet on Sunday July 10.
Woden Meet Update [July 13, 2005]
Unpresented ribbons from the Woden meet will be passed to clubs for distribution.
No break time applies to swimmers aged 11 and under except for 25m events.
A swimmer may only enter a 25m event if they have not previously broken the break time for
the event nor recorded a time (long or short course) for that stroke over a longer distance
(Club night and school swims excepted). Any swimmer entering a 25m event cannot enter an
event for a longer distance in that stroke at the same meet.
Swimmers aged 12 and over may only enter events in which they have NOT achieved the
break time for their age group in a short course swim since
1 April 2005.
Any swimmer (aged 11 and under) whose entry time (i.e. time already established in the Series)
is faster than the |
Swimmers aged 12 and over who swim better than the break time in their initial
Series swim for an event will not be entitled to any award for that swim.
All events will be swum as timed finals with results posted by division, individual age group
and sex. Three divisions will be recognised for award purposes: Development,
Intermediate and ACT Winter Qualifier.
A swimmer may only enter five (5) 25m or core events at any one meet. The core events are:
50m and 100m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly and 100m and 200m IM.
Meets in the Series are restricted to a single day.
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.
Entry time must be the Series best time for the event EXCEPT for the initial swim for that
event in the Series where the swimmers best time for that event (short course or long course
converted) can be submitted (for seeding purposes).
This means that you can enter a time for seeding purposes for your first swim for a given event in the Series and you will get 2 points for the swim.
A range of events can be included on the program in addition to the 25m and core events.
These will be detailed on the individual meet fliers for each Series meet.
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.
Series points are accumulated at each meet on the following basis:
|  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.|
|Boys||17 & O||16||15||14||13||12|
|Girls||17 & O||16||15||14||13||12|
Any swimmer aged 11 and under whose Series time (this is the best time swum by a swimmer for the event at a Series meet) is faster than the ACT Winter Qualifying Time can continue to swim in that event throughout the Series however
|Boys||11||10||9 & U|
|Girls||11||10||9 & U|
Divisions are simply a way of grouping competitors according to a criteria.
Firstly, let's look at how a swimmer's Series time is established for an event.
For swimmers aged 11 and under, the Series Time for an event is the best time recorded for that event at a 2005 Winter Development Series meet.
For swimmers aged 12 and over, the rules are bit more complicated.
The Series Time is important as it will determine the division for the swimmer.
Generally, the entry time (Series Time used as the entry time for the meet) will determine the division to apply at the meet. There is an exception (isn't there always an exception?). For the first swim for an event in the Series the time swum will determine the swimmers division for that swim. There are some examples later to clarify this point.
The Winter Development Series will recognise three divisions:
|Boys||13 & O||12||11||10||9||8 & U|
|Girls||13 & O||12||11||10||9||8 & U|
The following example relates to Sally, a 10 year old girl, who is swimming 50m freestyle at each Series meet.
|Meet||Entry time||Time swum||Division||Comments|
|1||40.80||41.15||Development||This is the first swim for this event in the Series so the time swum (41.15) determines the division. The entry time (40.80)was used for seeding purposes only. Sally gets two points as this is the first swim for this event in the Series.|
|2||41.15||41.02||Development||The entry time is Sally's best Series Time. She earns 2 points as she has improved her Series Time by less than a second.|
|3||41.02||40.64||Development||The entry time is Sally's best Series Time. The time she swam is better than the Development break time so next meet she will be an Intermediate division swimmer. She earned a further 2 points because she imporved her Series time by less than a second.|
|4||40.64||41.11||Intermediate||The entry time is Sally's best Series Time. The division is based on her best Series Time. Even though the time she swam at the meet was slower than the Development break time she is still an Intermediate level swimmer. She earned 1 point for the swim as the time achieved was slower than her best Series Time.|
|5||40.64||38.41||Intermediate||The entry time is Sally's best Series Time. The division is based on her best Series Time. She earned 4 point for the swim as the time achieved was more than 2 seconds faster than her previous best Series Time.|
The following example relates to Fred, an 11 year old boy, who is swimming 50m freestyle at each Series meet.
|Meet||Entry time||Time swum||Division||Comments|
|1||37.55||36.09||Intermediate||This is the first swim for this event in the Series so the time swum (36.09) determines the division. The entry time (37.55)was used for seeding purposes only. Fred gets two points as this is the first swim for this event in the Series.|
|2||36.09||34.65||Intermediate||The entry time is Fred's best Series Time. He earns 3 points as he has improved his Series Time by more than a second.|
|3||34.65||33.97||Intermediate||The entry time is Fred's best Series Time. The time he swam is better than the ACT Winter Qualifying Time so next meet he will be an ACT Winter Qualilfier division swimmer. He earned a further 2 points because he imporved his Series time by less than a second.|
|4||33.97||34.21||ACT Winter Qualifier||The entry time is Fred's best Series Time. The division is based on his best Series Time. Even though the time he swam at the meet was slower than the ACT Winter Qualifying Time he is still an ACT Winter Qualifier level swimmer. He earned 1 point for the swim as the time achieved was slower than his best Series Time. Because his division was ACTWQT he was not entitled to any awards (ribbons or medals).|
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.
Meet Entry Times
Your entry times should be your best time 2005 Winter Series Time. If you have not swum the event in the Series before then you can submit your best time (either short coourse or converted long course) and that time will be used for seeding purposes ONLY.
Series points are awarded against times established at Series meets. Points will be calculated using the swimmers Series Time.
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 Winter 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 10 core events in the Series: 50m and 100m free, back, breast and fly and the 100m and 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 short 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.Back to top of page