What is Brophy?
Brophy is an inter-district teams event. This year there will be at least 9 and possibly 10 districts taking part in the meet. Events are 50m freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly for both girls and boys with ages ranging from 8 and under through to 16 and over. Each team can have up to two competitors in an event. And there are relays to finish off the meet, generally with a great deal of excitement.
Districts compete for the James Brophy Memorial Shield and the Peter Love Trophy.
Swimmers come from far and wide to compete in the meet, some travelling in excess of 10 hours to attend.
How are teams selected?
Each district will have their own method of selection however there are some rules that apply to who can compete and what they can swim.
Swimmers who are members of elite squads such as the AIS or National or State Squads cannot be included in a team.
Swimmers who have qualified to compete in either a 50m, 100m, or 200m Australian Age or Australian Open Championship event, at the conclusion of the 2005 NSW State Open championships (or equivalent) over distances of 50m, 100, or 200m may not compete in either an individual or team relay event in that particular stroke.
Swimmers who won a medal in their current age group at the current summer season NSW Age Championship or the NSW State Open championships (or equivalent) over distances of 50m, 100, or 200m may not compete in either an individual or team relay event in that particular stroke.
How is the ACT Team selected?
Eligible swimmers will be selected on the basis their of 50m swims recorded over the summer season i.e. since 1 October, 2004. Any swimmer wishing to be considered for the Brophy Team who does not have current season 50m swims should consider participating in one of the upcoming meets:
Selected swimmers will be notified of their selection in early March.