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).
Congratulations to the swimmers who did so well over the summer. The Series pointscore for
Development has now been decided.
Note: Age as at 5 March 2006
|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|| || || |
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.
No break time applies to swimmers aged 11 and under.
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.
Any swimmer (aged 11 and under) whose entry time is faster than the
Three divisions will be recognised for award purposes: Development,
Intermediate and ACT Championships Qualifier.
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 swimmers best long course time since 1 October 2004 for that
event which will be used for seeding and division determination.
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||16 & O||15||14||13||12|
|Girls||16 & O||15||14||13||12|
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.
|Girls||11||10||9 & U|
Divisions are simply a way of grouping competitors according to a criteria.
The Summer Development Series will recognise three divisions:
|Boys||13 & O||12||11||10||9||8 & U|
|Girls||13 & O||12||11||10||9||8 & U|
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.Back to top of page
Meet Entry Times
Your entry times should be your best long course time established since 1 October 2004.
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 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.Back to top of page