21 November 2005


Swimming ACT 2005 Kippax Winter Development Series

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.


2005 Series Meets

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  

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Telopea Meet Update [August 3, 2005]

Results from the meet can be found under current season results.


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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.


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Woden Meet Update [July 13, 2005]

Unpresented ribbons from the Woden meet will be passed to clubs for distribution.


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Rules and Conditions for 25m and Core Events:

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. time already established in the Series) 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. 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.
 
6. 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.
 
7. 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.
 
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 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.
 
11. 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.
 
12.   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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2005 ACT Winter Qualifying Time and Series Break Times

 Boys 17 & O 16 15 14 13 12
 50m Freestyle 26.90 27.70 28.40 29.20 30.20 32.40
 100m Freestyle 59.00 1:00.50 1:01.00 1:03.00 1:06.00 1:08.50
 50m Backstroke 32.00 32.50 33.00 34.00 35.50 37.00
 100m Backstroke 1:07.50 1:09.00 1:11.00 1:12.50 1:16.00 1:20.00
 50m Breaststroke 35.00 36.00 37.00 38.00 40.00 42.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:13.00 1:16.00 1:19.00 1:21.00 1:27.00 1:33.00
 50m Butterfly 30.00 31.00 31.50 32.00 33.50 36.00
 100m Butterfly 1:06.00 1:08.00 1:10.00 1:12.00 1:18.00 1:22.00
 100m IM 1:10.00 1:12.00 1:14.00 1:16.00 1:17.50 1:20.00
 200m IM 2:27.00 2:31.00 2:34.00 2:37.50 2:41.00 2:45.00
 Girls 17 & O 16 15 14 13 12
 50m Freestyle 30.00 30.50 30.80 31.50 32.00 32.70
 100m Freestyle 1:06.00 1:07.00 1:08.00 1:09.00 1:10.00 1:11.50
 50m Backstroke 36.00 36.00 36.50 37.00 37.50 38.00
 100m Backstroke 1:12.00 1:13.00 1:14.00 1:15.00 1:16.00 1:21.00
 50m Breaststroke 37.00 38.00 39.00 40.00 41.00 43.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:22.00 1:23.00 1:24.00 1:25.00 1:26.00 1:27.00
 50m Butterfly 33.00 33.50 34.00 34.50 35.50 37.00
 100m Butterfly 1:15.00 1:16.00 1:17.00 1:18.00 1:20.00 1:24.00
 100m IM 1:16.500 1:18.00 1:19.00 1:20.00 1:21.00 1:26.00
 200m IM 2:22.00 2:36.00 2:38.00 2:41.00 2:43.00 2:48.00

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2005 ACT Winter Qualifying Times for 11 & under

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

but they will still earn points for the swim.

 Boys 11 10 9 & U
 50m Freestyle 34.20 36.50 39.50
 100m Freestyle 1:13.50 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 45.00 49.00 53.00
 100m Breaststroke 1:39.00 1:45.00 1:55.00
 50m Butterfly 38.50 43.00 46.50
 100m Butterfly 1:28.00 1:38.00 1:45.00
 100m IM 1:26.00 1:32.00 1:40.00
 200m IM 2:57.00 3:05.00 3:05.00
 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 43.50 46.00
 100m Backstroke 1:25.50 1:32.00 1:38.00
 50m Breaststroke 46.50 50.00 52.00
 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.

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.

  • (1) If they have swum the event at a short course meet on or after 1 April 2005 but before swimming the event at a Series meet and beat the break time (which is the ACT Winter qualifying time) for the event they are not entitled to swim that event as a Series swim. The event will be recognised as "ACT Winter Qualified".
  • If (1) does not apply, the Series Time for an event is the best time recorded for that event at a 2005 Winter Development Series meet.
  • 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:

    ACT Winter Qaulified is easy. The Series time recognised for the swimmer is equal to or faster than the ACT Winter qualifying time. A Developemnt 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

     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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    Determining the Division - Examples

    The following example relates to Sally, a 10 year old girl, who is swimming 50m freestyle at each Series meet.

    MeetEntry timeTime swum DivisionComments
    140.80 41.15Development 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.
    241.15 41.02Development 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.
    341.02 40.64Development 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.
    440.64 41.11Intermediate 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.
    540.64 38.41Intermediate 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.

    MeetEntry timeTime swum DivisionComments
    137.55 36.09Intermediate 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.
    236.09 34.65Intermediate 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.
    334.65 33.97Intermediate 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.
    433.97 34.21ACT 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).

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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 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

    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 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.

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