8 September 2006


Swimming ACT 2006 Kippax Winter Development Series

Welcome to the information page for the 2006 Kippax Winter Development Series.

A number of changes have been introduced to the Series this year. Firstly, only Series events (25m, 50m and 100m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly and 100m and 200m IM) will be programmed. This will ensure that meets are as short as possible.

Remember, you can plan in advance which events you will swim even if the meet flyer has not been posted.

Note: Other meets will be offered to give swimmers the opportunity to tackle 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m events. So, if you are keen to swim these longer distances keep an eye out for these meets on the ACT calendar.

If you have any queries or concerns please raise them within your club and, if you need further assistance or clarification, contact Lorraine Wuth (our Series Manager).


Development and Intermediate pointscore

Congratulations to the swimmers who did so well over the winter. The Series pointscore for Intermediate boys and girls and Development boys and girls.
Note: Age as at 27 August 2006

Results for each meet, points and levels gained have been published on the results page.


2006 Series Meets

Once again there will be five meets in the Series. Provisionally, the meets are:

Meet When  Where  Warm-up  Start Time
Woden    April 9    Tuggeranong           
Burley Griffin    May 7    AIS           
Canberra    June 11    AIS           
Telopea    August 6    Tuggeranong           
Tuggeranong Vikings    August 27    Tuggeranong           

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Rules and Conditions:

1. No break time applies to swimmers aged 11 and under except for 25m events.
 
2. 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.
 
  Freestyle Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly
25m breaktimes 25.00 30.00 35.00 30.00

 
3. 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.
 
4. Any swimmer (aged 11 and under) whose entry time (i.e. the best short course time swum since 1 April 2005) is faster than the ACT Winter Qualifying Time will not be entitled to any awards for that event however they will still gain points for that swim.
 
5. 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.
 
6. The events to be offered at each meet are 25m, 50m and 100m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly and 100m and 200m IM only. Note: The 200m IM is restricted to swimmers aged 9 and over.
 
7. A swimmer may only enter five (5) events at any one meet.
 
8. Meets in the Series are restricted to a single day.
 
9. 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.
 
10. Entry time must be the swimmers best short course time since 1 April 2005.
 
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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 Winter Qualifying Time and Series Break Times


[Added 28 February 2006]
 Boys 15 & O 14 13 12
 50m Freestyle 28.80 28.80 31.50 33.00
 100m Freestyle 1:01.00 1:03.00 1:06.00 1:11.00
 50m Backstroke 34.00 34.00 35.50 37.00
 100m Backstroke 1:12.50 1:13.00 1:16.00 1:20.00
 50m Breaststroke 38.00 38.00 40.00 42.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:19.00 1:21.00 1:27.00 1:33.00
 50m Butterfly 31.50 31.50 33.50 36.00
 100m Butterfly 1:10.00 1:12.00 1:18.00 1:24.00
 100m IM 1:14.00 1:18.00 1:20.00 1:23.50
 200m IM 2:34.00 2:37.50 2:41.00 2:45.00
 Girls 15 & O 14 13 12
 50m Freestyle 30.80 30.80 32.00 32.70
 100m Freestyle 1:08.00 1:09.00 1:10.00 1:11.50
 50m Backstroke 37.00 37.00 37.50 38.00
 100m Backstroke 1:15.00 1:15.00 1:16.00 1:21.00
 50m Breaststroke 40.00 40.00 41.00 43.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:24.00 1:25.00 1:26.00 1:30.00
 50m Butterfly 34.50 34.50 35.00 35.00
 100m Butterfly 1:17.00 1:18.00 1:20.00 1:24.00
 100m IM 1:19.00 1:20.00 1:21.00 1:26.00
 200m IM 2:38.00 2:41.00 2:43.00 2:48.00

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2006 ACT Winter Qualifying Times for 11 & under

Any swimmer aged 11 and under whose best short course time established since 1 April 2005 is faster than the ACT Winter Qualifying Time can continue to swim in that event throughout the Series however

but they will still earn points for the swim.

[Added 28 February 2006]

 Boys 11 10 9 & U
 50m Freestyle 34.20 36.50 39.50
 100m Freestyle 1:15.50 1:19.00 1:30.00
 50m Backstroke 40.00 43.50 46.00
 100m Backstroke 1:25.00 1:33.00 1:39.50
 50m Breaststroke 46.00 50.00 53.50
 100m Breaststroke 1:39.00 1:45.00 1:55.00
 50m Butterfly 38.50 43.00 46.50
 100m Butterfly 1:31.00 1:38.00 1:45.00
 100m IM 1:27.00 1:32.50 1:40.00
 200m IM 3:00.00 3:08.00 3:08.00
 Girls 11 10 9 & U
 50m Freestyle 35.00 38.00 39.50
 100m Freestyle 1:15.00 1:23.00 1:26.00
 50m Backstroke 40.00 43.00 46.00
 100m Backstroke 1:25.50 1:32.00 1:38.00
 50m Breaststroke 46.50 52.00 53.50
 100m Breaststroke 1:42.00 1:47.00 1:53.00
 50m Butterfly 40.00 44.00 47.00
 100m Butterfly 1:32.00 1:44.00 1:46.00
 100m IM 1:28.50 1:38.00 1:40.00
 200m IM 3:00.00 3:08.00 3:08.00

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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 swimmers best short course time for an event swum since 1 April 2005 will determine their division.

The Winter Development Series will recognise three divisions:

ACT Winter Qualified is easy. The swimmer's time is equal to or faster than the ACT Winter qualifying time. A Development break time has been established to determine whether a swimmer who is slower than the ACT Winter Qualifying Time is in the Development or Intermediate division for that event.

Development Break Time

Note: These are the Development break times used in 2005. They will be adjusted to reflect any changes in ACT Winter qualifying times shortly.

 Boys 13 & O 12 11 10 9 8 & U
 50m Freestyle 33.20 35.40 37.20 39.50 42.50 45.00
 100m Freestyle 1:12.00 1:14.50 1:19.50 1:25.00 1:36.00 1:40.00
 50m Backstroke 38.50 40.00 43.00 46.50 49.00 53.00
 100m Backstroke 1:22.00 1:26.00 1:31.00 1:39.00 1:45.50 1:55.00
 50m Breaststroke 43.00 45.00 48.00 52.00 56.50 1:00.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:33.00 1:39.00 1:45.00 1:51.00 2:01.00 2:11.00
 50m Butterfly 36.50 39.00 41.50 46.00 49.50 53.50
 100m Butterfly 1:24.00 1:28.00 1:34.00 1:44.00 1:51.00 2:00.00
 100m IM 1:23.50 1:26.00 1:32.00 1:38.50 1:46.00 1:56.00
 200m IM 2:54.00 2:58.00 3:10.00 3:36.00 3:53.00 N/A
 Girls 13 & O 12 11 10 9 8 & U
 50m Freestyle 35.00 35.70 38.00 41.00 42.50 45.00
 100m Freestyle 1:16.00 1:17.50 1:21.00 1:29.00 1:32.00 1:37.00
 50m Backstroke 40.50 41.00 43.00 46.00 49.00 53.00
 100m Backstroke 1:22.00 1:27.00 1:31.50 1:38.00 1:44.00 1:48.00
 50m Breaststroke 44.00 46.00 49.50 53.00 55.00 59.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:32.00 1:33.00 1:48.00 1:53.00 1:59.00 2:03.00
 50m Butterfly 38.50 40.00 43.00 47.00 50.00 54.00
 100m Butterfly 1:26.00 1:30.00 1:38.00 1:50.00 1:52.00 1:56.00
 100m IM 1:27.00 1:32.00 1:34.50 1:44.00 1:46.00 1:56.00
 200m IM 2:58.00 3:01.00 3:15.00 3:33.00 3:45.00 N/A

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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 must be your best short course time for the event swum since 1 April 2005.

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 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 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.

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