Race Day

Race day...

Registration is at 3:45pm for a 4pm start. Kids fun races and BBQ go until about 6pm

Each week, there are races in two strokes (one is always freestyle) plus a distance race as well as additional novelty/fun races. 

We run the following races over the season:
  • Freestyle – 100m, 50m, 30m and 15m;
  • Backstroke – 100m, 50m and 30m;
  • Breaststroke – 100m, 50m and 30m;
  • Butterfly – 50m and 30m;
  • Distance
    • Freestyle – 200m, 400m and 800m
    • Medley – 200m and 4x30m
    • Relay
All races are handicapped with different starting times depending on your season best time  – all swimmers have a chance of winning and finishes are close!

Cards are organised by age, distance (for example, 15m, 30m or 50m) and stroke. Cards need to be completed by 4pm so the handicappers have time to organise races for a 4pm start. Ideally, please arrive at 3:45pm so you are able to complete the cards in time.

Points are awarded for 
  • 1st place – 4 points;
  • 2nd place – 3 points; 
  • 3rd place – 2 points; and
  • 1 point is awarded for each race swum to reward regular participation. 
Each week, results are calculated and best times recorded – these all count towards a cumulative point score table which forms the basis or our annual trophy awards.