COMPETITION STRUCTURE

 

The Brisbane competition calendar comprises three categories of meets conducted by clubs:

Development, Transition and Preparation Meets

 

Development Meets:

  • May be held on any weekend, except during Brisbane or Queensland Championships

  • Length of meet not to exceed 3 hours, preferably two sessions of one and half hours

  • Must include rule tolerance events

  • Must use a program template provided by, or approved by Brisbane Swimming

  • Minimum age for 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Individual Medley 9 years

  • Minimum age for 100m Freestyle 8 years

  • Minimum age for 200m Events 11 years

  • Times recorded may be used for Preparation Meet and Brisbane Championships

 

Clubs wishing to hold a Development Meet may seek approval from Brisbane Swimming at any time using the below application form.

Development Meet Application Form

SQ Rule Tolerance Policy

 

Transition Meets:

  • May be held on any weekend, except during Brisbane or Queensland Championships

  • Length of meet not to exceed four hours, preferably two sessions of two hours

  • May include rule tolerance events

  • Must use a program template provided by, or approved by Brisbane Swimming

  • Minimum age for 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Individual Medley 9 years

  • Minimum age for 100m Freestyle 8 years

  • Minimum age for 200m Events 11 years

  • Times recorded may be used for all other meets, including State and National

 

Clubs wishing to hold a Transition Meet may seek approval from Brisbane swimming at any time using the below application form.

 

Transition Meet Application Form

SQ Rule Tolerance Policy

Transition and Preparation Meet Comparison

 

Preparation Meets (the highest level of competition conducted by clubs):

  • Must be held on designated weekends only

  • Only clubs allocated to the meet may nominate for the meet

  • Must use a program template provided by, or approved by Brisbane Swimming

  • Rule Tolerances do not apply

  • Minimum age 8 years

  • Minimum age for 50m events 8 years

  • Minimum age for 100m Freestyle 8 years

  • Minimum age for 100m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, Individual Medley 9 years

  • Minimum age for 200m events 11 years

  • Minimum age for 400m, 800m and 1500m events 11 years

  • Must be split in two sessions according to age

  • Length of session recommendation 8 – 11 years, maximum of 3 hours

  • Length of session recommended 12 years and over , maximum of 4 hours

  • Times recorded may be used for all other meets, including State and National

 

Prior to each short course and long course season, clubs will receive a written invitation to lodge an expression of interest in conduction a Preparation Meet.

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