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7 February 2019 ... The James Brophy Memorial Swim Meet …. Otherwise known as Brophy

Each year, at the end of the Summer season, Swimming ACT hosts the Brophy meet. We have done so for over 30 years! This year the meet is being held on Sunday 24 March at the AIS.

Brophy is a team event and over recent years seven teams have competed in the meet. These teams come from the southern half of NSW, the ACT and the NSW/Victorian border region.

The events contested are the 50m events plus relays.

Age groups for the individual events are 8 and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 and over. Each team can enter two swimmers in each event and every legal swim gains points. There is an overall pointscore as well as a handicap pointscore. There is fierce, but friendly, competition across the meet as each team vies for those all important points! Our team fights very hard to take out the overall pointscore each year and, we hope, we are successful this year.

This year one of the regular teams is unable to compete in Brophy so we, Swimming ACT, will be fielding two teams: our ACT team and the Joan Kellett team.

Being part of a Brophy team is great fun and is a wonderful opportunity to meet and swim against youngsters (and the not so young) from across country NSW.

The selection of our teams will take place following the Speedo Sprint heats being swum this Sunday, 10 February. Selected swimmers will receive an invitation and their club notified of their selection next week.

16 November 2018 - A reminder to all Parents, Coaches and Swimmers

Technically the area between the stands and the edge of the pool is out of bounds to all bar the officials. Rule SW10.17 states that:

Unauthorised persons shall not be permitted in those areas of the pool designated for competition, for the swimmers or officials for the duration of any competition.
Given the constraints associated with movement within the various pools in the ACT where competitions are held it is recognised that it is necessary for spectators, coaches and swimmers to have access to these areas. However this access is strictly limited to allow movement to other areas of the pool. It is not to be used by parents, coaches or swimmers to walk up and down the pool to encourage swimmers competing in a race.

It would be appreciated if parents, coaches and swimmers comply with this rule. Those who do not comply may be warned by the Meet Director and repeat offenders may be asked to leave the pool precincts.

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