Time Trial Night
Club nights are a fun introduction to competitive swimming. It’s a great way for parents to get involved and for all members to get to know one another. New members are always welcome. Club nights take place every Wednesday night, except in school holidays.
On club nights parents are encouraged to volunteer with time keeping, BBQ and or other duties for the night to run smoothly.
Warm up is from 6:00 pm onwards, parents assist with setting up for the Club night (equipment, chairs, stopwatches), marshalling of swimmers then follows. It is important for all swimmers to listen and watch the heats to be aware of the events in the water to ensure they do not miss their event.
The first race commences at 6:30 pm.
To competitively swim on a Club night, entries must be placed online through Swim Central. Swimmers can choose which stroke and distance they wish to compete in. Swimmers may only choose one distance for each stroke on a Club night, i.e. if you have chosen to swim the 50m freestyle, you cannot swim in the 100m freestyle.
Entries close Monday 7pm, prior to the Club night.
The Time Trial Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Club nights. If you miss getting your entries in on time, you can still compete but will not receive a recorded time. When the Time Trial Coordinator receives all entries for the night, swimmers will be seeded into their events.
Events are usually seeded slowest to fastest in each of the strokes, sorted into heats according to the number of lanes being used. The fastest swimmers are placed in the middle lanes.
Assisted Self Marshalling
Griffith Swimming Club’s Official and Non-Official Nights are run with Assisted Self Marshalling, please see the procedure below.
When a swimmer reaches the break times that have been set, they may advance to the next distance. At 50m and over it is expected that swimmers are swimming according to the rules. Swimming a lesser distance gives the swimmer time to adopt the correct stroke.
The following break times must be achieved at Club nights before longer distances in each stroke can be attempted.
Swimmers compete against their personal best (PB) time at Club nights.
Swimmers may be swimming against older or younger swimmers, who swim around the same time. Club races are the starting point of competitive swimming; therefore, they need to cover all strokes and distance. The order of events varies from week to week.
|Time Trial Series||Summer Season: October to March|
|Winter Season: April to September|
New swimmers can ‘come and try’ a Club night by attending three (3) weeks of Club nights free of charge. Once the swimmer has used their three (3) free weeks and would like to keep attending Club nights, they are required to join as a Club member in order to continue swimming at these events. *Pool entry costs are still payable.