14 October 2004

ACT Distance Champions for 2004/05

All 800m and 1500m freestyle and 400m IM validated results for long course swims completed between 1 October 2004 and 31 March 2005 will be taken into account.

The Champion will be the swimmer with the highest combined IPS score for their two highest scoring events.

The ACT Distance Championship is open to all swimmers who are members of an ACT affiliated club who submit a championship registration. Registration is free and closes on March 31 2005.

Swims under the control of ACT Swimming, NSW Swimming and Australian Swimming will be automatically taken into account. Swims at other venues will only be accepted if the swimmer/club arranges for verified results to be forwarded to the championship controller.

There will be Open (unrestricted age) and junior male and female champions. The junior category is for swimmers aged 14 and under at the date of swim.

The championship controller is Lorraine Wuth. Her email address is lwuth@hups.net.

Swimmer registration can be completed by email to the controller. Registrations need only provide the swimmers name and can be submitted by the swimmer or club.

So how will the Distance Championship work?

The best eligible swim for each of the events (800m and 1500m freestyle and 400m IM) for each registered swimmer will be taken into account. The two events attracting the highest IPS (International Pointscore) will be selected to determine the swimmers Championship points. The swimmer with the most Championship points in each of the age and gender categories will be declared the champion.