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).
Congratulations to the swimmers who did so well over the winter. The Series pointscore for Intermediate
girls and Development
Note: Age as at 27 August 2006
Results for each meet, points and levels gained have been published on the results page.
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|| || |
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. the best short course time swum since 1
April 2005) is faster than the |
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.
The events to be offered at each meet are
25m, 50m and 100m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly and 100m and 200m IM
Note: The 200m IM is restricted to swimmers aged 9 and over.
A swimmer may only enter five (5) events at any one meet.
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 swimmers best short course time since 1 April 2005.
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||15 & O||14||13||12|
|Girls||15 & O||14||13||12|
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
[Added 28 February 2006]
|Boys||11||10||9 & U|
|Girls||11||10||9 & U|
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:
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|
|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.
Meet Entry Times
Your entry times must be your best short course time for the event swum since 1 April 2005.
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 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