Convenor: Greg Blundell - Homebush
Zone Carnival – Tuesday, 10th March 2020 – Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre, Auburn
All schools in our Zone are invited to attend the WSPSSA Zone Swimming Carnival. Principals are most welcome to attend and are kindly requested to allow teachers to attend and act as officials and team managers at the carnival.
This year our carnival will be running our HEATS as TIMED FINALS. As such the heats for the timed finals will be seeded based on times submitted by individual schools and placings in these events will be based on times swum in these events.
Schools please note: ALL entries MUST be submitted in advance of the carnival date. School entries CANNOT be accepted on the day of the carnival. You will need software (Team Manger Lite) to complete your entries. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Any competitor substitutions on the day of the carnival will be limited to a maximum of 2 per school.
SUBMISSION OF ENTRANTS
This year we will use a SAT (Push buttons, OSM6, and scoreboard) to simplify our roles and create a smoother transition of data from our carnival to the Sydney East carnival on Tuesday, 19 March at SOPAC.
To assist us in the data entry process WSPSSA has lent on the experience and expertise of Sue Stephens who has very generously created a Word file of instructions and an Events file (see emails that will be sent to schools for this file) that everyone needs once you’ve opened Team Manager Lite. It’s highly recommended to print out the instructions and go through them step by step.
To prepare for your data entry you will need the following information:
Last name First Name DOB AGE Gender Event Time
You can get Meet Manager Lite here: https://hytek.active.com/downloads.html
Sue has also very kindly included her phone number in case you experience difficulties whilst following the attached instructions. It’s preferred that each school completes their entries ASAP after their carnival so that if issues arise you can contact either Sue or myself. It also helps us greatly to not have all the entries come in at the same time so if you can, send these before the due date.
Schools please note: ALL entries MUST be submitted through Team Manager Lite by Wednesday, 6th March.
Times: Start 9.00am, Finish 3.00pm.
First marshalling call 8.40am.
Admission: $10.00 per competitor. Schools will be invoiced after the carnival for the number of students that attend. Team managers should let the treasurer know numbers on the day of the carnival. Team managers FOC.
Adult spectators should pay $3.80 at the gate.
N.B. THE SCHOOL TEAM MUST ENTER THE POOL TOGETHER. IF THE SWIMMERS ENTER THE POOL EARLIER THEY WILL BE CHARGED TWICE.
All schools must send two people to act as officials (schools with less than 300 students K-6 can send one official) and one teacher to act as the team manager.
Please fill in the Swimming Officials Request Form ASAP to strengthen your chances of receiving your preferred job choice.
PLEASE SUBMIT THIS INFORMATION BY FRIDAY, 1st March 2018.
Please refer to Sydney East section of the DET Sport web site for information about Diving. Click here for diving information.
The carnival will be on regardless of the weather. Be prepared.
Lunches will be provided for all officials and managers.
Please make sure all competitors know their age and their events.
All children should be aware that all other pools will be out of bounds for the whole day and the main pool cannot be used during the lunch break.
No coaching will be allowed once the competitors are in the hands of the officials.
Judging decisions take precedence over times. In other words even if the times recorded by the timekeepers don’t agree with the judges, the judges decision is final.
Children must compete in their own age group.
Schools with up to 500 students K-6 can enter TWO competitors in the 50 metre Freestyle events and schools with more than 500 students K-6 can enter THREE competitors.
A school can send one extra entry for the 50 metre Freestyle events if all swimmers meet the qualifying times listed here for the event.
Schools can send ONE entry only for 50m Form-stroke and 100m Freestyle events
A school can send extra entries for any of the form-stroke events and the 100m Freestyle if ALL swimmers meet the qualifying times listed here for the event.
The 200m Medley has a qualifying time for ALL entrants.
A school may send ONE relay team per event per school.
There is no limitation on the number of events a child may enter except those previously mentioned.
DO NOT SEND CHILDREN WHO CANNOT SWIM!!
FREESTYLE – Boys & Girls
8 years – 50
9 years – 43
10 years – 40
11 years – 38
12 years – 36
13 years – 40
Junior: 3:50sec & Senior: 3.40sec. Do not enter any children in this event if they cannot swim the distance in this time. They will be withdrawn from the water if they are too slow.
FORM-STROKES & 100 Metres Freestyle
All Age 100m Freestyle – 1.25
Junior Breaststroke – 1.00
11 years Breaststroke – 58
12/13 years Breaststroke – 56
Junior Butterfly – 1.00
11 years Butterfly – 57
12/13 years Butterfly – 54
Junior Backstroke – 55
11 years Backstroke – 54
12/13 years Backstroke – 52
JUNIORS – 8 years, 9 years, 10 years
SENIORS – 11 years, 12 years, 13 years
There are 3 age divisions for form-strokes (Breaststroke, Butterfly & Backstroke). Junior (8, 9 & 10 years), 11 years & 12/13 years.
There are 2 divisions – Juniors & Seniors
The rules in force at the carnival will be those generally used for all NSW Swimming Association carnivals.
1/2 All Age Championship Boys/Girls100 metres 9.00am
3/4 8 years Championship Boys/Girls50 metres
5/6 9 years Championship Boys/Girls50 metres
7/8 10 years Championship Boys/Girls50 metres
9/10 11 years Championship Boys/Girls50 metres
11/12 12 years Championship Boys/Girls50 metres
13/14 13 years Championship Boys/Girls50 metres
15/16 Junior Breaststroke Boys/Girls50 metres 10.40am
17/18 11 years Breaststroke Boys/Girls50 metres
19/20 12/13 years Breaststroke Boys/Girls50 metres
21/22 Junior Butterfly Boys/Girls50 metres 11.15am
23/24 11 years Butterfly Boys/Girls50 metres
25/26 12/13 years Butterfly Boys/Girls50 metres
27/28 Junior Backstroke Boys/Girls50 metres 11.45am
29/30 11 years Backstroke Boys/Girls50 metres
31/32 12/13 years Backstroke Boys/Girls50 metres
33/34 Junior Individual Medley Boys/Girls200 metres 12.50pm
35/36 Senior Individual Medley Boys/Girls200 metres
37/38 Junior Relay Boys/Girls4 X 50 Metres
39/40 Senior Relay Boys/Girls4 X 50 Metres
Thank you all for your ongoing support of WSPSSA programs, in particular our carnivals, as they take a big commitment of time and energy. With a little luck, I am sure we have it in us to follow this carnival through and do as well as last year at the regional swimming carnival where Western Suburbs was placed 2nd overall.
W.S.P.S.S.A. Swimming Convenor – Homebush Public School