SwimmingSA is pleased to release the SwimmingSA Calendar of Events for the 2018/19 LC and 2019 SC seasons (competition period 1 October 2018 – 30 September 2019). This calendar is released in advance of the full calendar incorporating district and club competitions to allow host clubs to take these dates into consideration when planning their events.
SwimmingSA recently launched its new strategic plan which focuses on increased participation and athletic achievement through promotion of an inclusive, quality and sustainable swimming environment. A key to achieving this strategy for the sport is the annual review of the competitions framework and calendar whereby the Board and Competitions Committee incorporate any changes ensuring that all events and products are in line with the organisation’s strategic plan and vision to continue to be successful and sustainable.
A key feature of the 2018/19 calendar is SwimmingSA’s reinvigorated relationship with Masters Swimming SA promoting lifetime participation across both organisations and allowing athletes to swim at the level of competition appropriate for their skill development from club to national and international competitions.
- Division 2 and Junior League to take a rest for 2018/19, replaced by Development Meets:
To streamline competitions for the next twelve months, Development Meets will be open to competitors of all ages to encourage comradery and team spirit. Development Break Times will apply to these competitions (formerly Division 2 Break Times). These events will be included in the development strand of the competition structure and will be the starting point for all athletes as they gain qualifying times for Division 1 and State Championships.
- Adelaide continues to be the home of Australia’s best swimming events:
Several national and international events will be hosted in Adelaide, proving Adelaide’s ability continue to host major-scale events. With support of the South Australian Tourism Commission, Adelaide has been able to secure major Swimming Australia events leading up to the Australian Swimming Trials for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Adelaide is also the home of other nationa