KASC firmly believes that all competitions need to be a healthy and positive experience, with a focus on a child’s Personal Best and effort.
By competing in Club Time Trials throughout each season (long course and short course), swimmers have the ability earn individual ‘merit points’.
Merit points are awarded for competing and improving on Personal Best (PB) times (at time trials only).
The merit points system is divided into age groups for Male and Females.
Age groups are: 8yrs/under, 11-12yrs, 13-14yrs, 15-16yrs and Open.
(Swimmers age is calculated as at the 30th June for the winter (short course) season and 31st December for summer (long course) season).
During the Long Course (summer) swimmers have the ability to compete in a number of "Trophy Events". The events are:
JIM NAYLOR MEMORIAL - 200m BREASTSTROKE - 13yrs & over
DEVRYN CONNELL PERPETUAL – 200m BREASTSTROKE – 12yrs &under
HARRY HICKS MEMORIAL – 400m BACKSTROKE- 13yrs & over
MARGRET JONES PERPETUAL- 200m BACKSTROKE – 12yrs & under
W.O. REED MEMERIAL – 800m FREESTYLE- 13yrs & over
LAWRENCE NEWNHAM PERPETUAL- 400m FREESTYLE- 12yrs & under
For the Lawrence Newnham Perpetual individuals must swim all 100m, 200m, and 400m freestyle events;
For the W.O Reed Memorial individuals must swim all 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m freestyle events;
For all other trophies, swimmers must have competed in the event at least once in the current season;
Swimmers must swim in the Trophy qualifying event.
Trophy finals are swum as handicap events. There must be a minimum of 3 swimmers competing.
In the Trophy event Final, if the swimmer beats PB time by more than the disqualifying time they cannot win.
The disqualifying times for trophy events are as follows:
100m --------5 sec 200m-----------11sec
400m--------20 sec 800m-----------50sec
Reminder: Success is a journey, not a destination.