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2016 South Australian Short Course Championships


SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Oaklands Park SA 5046
Contact: Wade Meaney (Events Coordinator) / SwimmingSA Events Team
Email: events@sa.swimming.org.au


General Event Information:


Event Operating Hours

Club Pack Collection - Wednesday 19th July 10am - 3.00pm only.
Please note there is no Pre-Meet Training at this event.


Event Entry Access


Start of 1st Race

Estimated Finish

Day 1





Session 1 – Open Heats & Age Timed Finals


7:45am - 8:45am



Session 2 - Open Finals


3:45pm - 4:45pm



Day 2





Session 3 - Open Heats & Age Timed Finals


7:45am - 8:45am



Session 4 - Open Finals


3:45pm - 4:45pm



Day 3





Session 5 -  Open Heats & Age Timed Finals


7:45am - 8:45am



Session 6 - Open Finals


3:45pm - 4:45pm



Day 4





Session 7


7:45am - 8:45am



Session 8 – Club Relay Championships


1:45pm - 2:35pm



The South Grandstand will be open to the public.
There is no reserved seating; however SwimmingSA asks that seats are filled from the ground up.
Please note that access control will be enforced during this event.

Ticketing, Programs & Merchandise:

Tickets will go on sale early June via TryBooking. Save time at the gate and purchase online!

2016 General Admission Ticket Prices via TryBooking: Click Here to Purchase (opening soon)

Online Sales close 9am Monday 18th July

Adult – Single Session


Adult – ONLINE ONLY Championship Pass


Child – Single Session


Child – ONLINE ONLY Championship Pass


Concession – Single Session


Concession – ONLINE ONLY Championship Pass


Heats Program – Preorder


2016 General Admission Ticket Prices at Event Entry

Adult – Single Session


Child – Single Session


Concession – Single Session


Heats Program


Finals Program


Championship Passes
Available only via TryBooking; allows entry to all sessions, including Club Relay Championships.
Does not include a Heats Program – ensure you preorder this as well!

Heats Programs
Limited Heats Programs will be available at the gate – pre-ordering will secure your copy!
Preordered Heats Programs will be available for collection from the Grandstand Kiosk.
Finals Programs are only available at Event Entry.

All tickets and program vouchers must be printed and brought with you at the time of entry.
Seating is General Admission only in the South Grandstand.

There is no club rotational seating.

 Click below to purchase event merchandise:

SwimmingSA's Official Merchandise Partner Sports Centre will be in attendance at ALL sessions of the 2016 South Australian Short Course Championships. Sports Centre will be situated on the Grandstand Concourse on Level 1 during event operating hours. Official Event Merchandise and SwimmingSA Merchandise will be on sale at all sessions. Visit Sports Centre's website to order SwimmingSA Merchandise 24/7 - Click here

Qualifying Times

Qualifying Times apply to all individual events. Click here for Qualifying Times

Entry Procedures:

The 90 day rule for this event is 22 April 2016

Lodging your entries:


ENTRIES CLOSE: 12.00pm Monday 4 July 2016
If you are experiencing technical difficulties please email events@sa.swimming.org.au prior to the closing date/time.

Club Relay Championships Entries:
Entries must be submitted via Online Meet Entries by your club's Nominations Officer.
For more information please contact us.

Interstate Entries:
Visitors from interstate can compete with a relevant interstate clearance from their appropriate state swimming association. Swimmers compete for the affiliated club they hold membership with.
Entries must be completed online using the above links.

Athlete Information:

Age as of: 21 July 2016 (1st day of meet)

NOTE: Times shown in the Timeline below are a guide only and may change at the discretion of the Meet Director. It is the responsibility of swimmers/coaches to ensure they marshal for their event on time. SwimmingSA, its staff officers accept no responsibility for athlete who do not marshal on time for their event.

 Session Session Report 
 Session 1   
 Session 2  
 Session 3  
 Session 4  
 Session 5  
 Session 6  
 Session 7  
 Session 8 (Club Relays)      

Athletes can enter the venue via Event Entry and scan their current membership card.

Access Control

Please be advised that Access Control procedures will be enforced at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre during the 2015 South Australian Short Course Championships. All athletes, coaches, team management, volunteers and technical officials are expected to adhere to these procedures at all times whilst in the venue.

Pool Deck, Event Corridoor (Ground Floor), Competition Change Rooms (Ground Floor), Marshalling Room
Restricted to: Athletes, Coaches, Team Managers, Volunteers & Technical Officials, Staff

Event Administration Room, AOE Room
Restricted to: Volunteers & Technical Officials, Staff

Coaches Seating Areas (Pool Deck)
Restricted to: Coaches only. Athletes are requested to vacate this space shortly after speaking with their coach. This is not an athlete seating area.

SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre Access Control Map

Volunteers/Technical Officials:


All Coaches must present their SwimmingSA Access Card to enter the venue via Event Entry. Please ensure your ascta or SwimmingSA membership card is with you at all times as identification may be required upon request. Without appropriate accreditation you may be asked to leave pool deck.

Free Heats Programs will be distributed (via Club Packs) to ascta accredited Coaches who are affiliated with a club competing at the championships.

Finals programs will be available from Event Administration at each Finals session.

Team Managers:

All competing clubs are required to nominate a Team Manager for each session of the 2015 South Australian Short Course Championships. It is a strict requirement that each club send a Team Manager to each briefing that will be held 60 minutes prior to the start of each session in the Marshaling Room. Additional meetings may be called by the Meet Director if require

Free Heats Programs will be distributed (via Club Packs) in accordance with the above ratio.
No further Heats Programs will be distributed to clubs.

Finals programs will be available at the Team Managers briefing at each Finals session

Please note that SwimmingSA does not provide the option to leave the Team Manager pass at the centre between sessions.

NEW - lease note that on Sunday 19th July the Team Managers briefing will be at the different time of 1.45pm to allow for clubs to prepare for the final session.

Rewards and Recognition:

Top 10 finishes accumulate points in each event allocated towards perpetual trophies. Medals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each event.

Club Committee & Parent Information Sessions:

FRIDAY 22 July, 7:30 to 8:45 am

Nutrition is a key factor for optimal performance and one that is often overlooked.   Georgia Bevan, an Accreditied Praciticing Dietician, with a key interest in sports nutrition can help you to optimise your child's intake to help them get the most out of the food they eat.

Learn about the key foods for energy, recovery and overall health as well as information on correct timing of intake specialised to young swimmers.


SATURDAY 23 July, 7:30 to 8:45 am


Does your Club have a Club Plan? Does your Club Plan need updating? Is your Committee unsure where to start?

This session facilitated by Hans van bavel will include:


To register your attendance click here.  Registrations close at 5 pm on Wednesday 13 July 2016.


2016 Club Relay Championships - Sunday 19 July 2016

The championships come alive on the final day with the 2016 Short Course Club Relay Championships!

Please note that as per previous years, there will be no reserved seating for clubs at this session. All seating is General Admission.

Only at the Relay Championships, there will be a DJ running the tracks at the 2016 Championships during the warm-up and in between races.

The March On for the 2016 South Australian Short Course Championships will be held on the final session of the event in conjunction with the festivity that comes with the Club Relay Championships. All clubs competing in the Club Relay Championships are expected to participate in the March On. We encourage participants to represent their club with pride! In the past we have seen great representations and dress-ups; even mascots! We can’t wait to see what this year brings. We encourage your club’s captains and coaches to participate and to provide us with a brief club history. Participants will meet in the marshalling room just prior to the official ceremony and will march on to pool deck with the officials rostered for that particular session. Participants will remain on pool deck during the official ceremony.

More information coming soon!

Parking and Public Transport:

Please be reminded that as this event falls in the school holidays, parking at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre will be limited, especially if you choose to move your vehicle in between heats and finals.

Adelaide Metro operates public transport to/from the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre from various locations. Oaklands train station is located approximately 300m from the pool on the Seaford Line and runs into Adelaide Railway Station (Adelaide CBD - North Terrace) and to Seaford, while buses run every 15mins to Glenelg from a bus stop located out the front of the centre. Marion Interchange is located on Sturt Road accessible walking via Westfield Marion.

Getting around Adelaide using public transport is easy. Search for your bus, train or tram information by route name or number - click here





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