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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


Updated 15 July 2016


General Event Information:


Event Operating Hours



Event Entry Access


Start of 1st Race

Estimated Finish

Day 1





Session 1 – Open Heats & Age Timed Finals


7:15am - 8:15am



Session 2 - Open Finals


3:45pm - 4:45pm



Day 2





Session 3 - Open Heats & Age Timed Finals


7:15am - 8:15am



Session 4 - Open Finals


3:45pm - 4:45pm



Day 3





Session 5 -  Open Heats & Age Timed Finals


7:15am - 8:15am



Session 6 - Open Finals


3:45pm - 4:45pm



Day 4





Session 7


7:15am - 8:15am



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 the pool deck access policy will be enforced during this event.

Venue Access:

Access to the event is via Event Entry unless outside of operating hours. Outside of operating hours please use Main Entry (near café). See Event Operating Hours for more information.

Accreditation Entry will not be used during this event (including Relay Championships).

Please note that EFTPOS is not available at Event Entry. The nearest ATM is located at the rear of Bendigo Bank on Milham Street (near Red Cross and Corey Wingard MP Office).

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 have now closed!

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.

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

Team Selection:

The 2016 South Australian Short Course State Championships forms is a selection event for the 2016 South Australian State Team to compete at the State Teams Short Course Championships (23 – 25 September 2016, AIS)

To view the full selection criteria visit this link:

For further information regarding selection contact Cory Bampton (cory.bampton@sa.swimming.org.au)

Club Packages:

Packages are assigned to each club competing in the championships containing coach and team manager programs, relay sheets and any other important information.

These are available on Thursday 21 July AM session at Event Entry and must be collected by the Team Manager for this session.

Confirmed Entrants / Sessions:



All session timelines are provided as a guide only and can change.

Any major revisions to the timeline will be provided at the Team Managers briefing daily.

Awards and Recognition:

INDIVIDUAL - Points are awarded in the following places:











10 points

9 points

8 points

7 points

6 points

5 points

4 points

3 points

2 points

1 point

RELAYS - Points are awarded in the following places:











20 points

18 points

16 points

14 points

12 points

10 points

8 points

6 points

4 points

2 point

If a visitor has placed in an individual or team event, they shall score the same points as if a SwimmingSA registered swimmer had achieved this place (no swimmer in the top 10 will need to have their points adjusted)

The following perpetual trophies will be awarded at the championships:


These trophies/awards will be presented at the official ceremony prior to the Club Relay Championships (Sunday 24 July – 3pm). Recipients will be notified prior to this ceremony and will be required to meet in the Event Administration Room at 3pm

The Female and Male Age Swimmers of the Meet are sponsored by 2XU.
Recipients will be awarded the Peter Bowen Pain Trophy as well as a $250.00 voucher to spend at the 2XU Performance Centre Norwood

Backstroke Events:

As per the Policy and Event By-Law, Backstroke Ledges will be used at the 2016 South Australian Short Course State Championships.

The use of Backstroke Ledges is not compulsory. Competitors may choose not to use a Backstroke Ledge by informing the Inspector of Turns on their lane.

The Backstroke Ledge will be installed by the Inspector of Turns and the competitor must adjust to their preferred setting.

Any changes to this procedure will be advised at the Team Managers meetings.


SwimmingSA has contracted PG Photos Photography as the Association Photographer for this championship.

Photos will be taken of all medal winners as well as action and environmental shots which will be available online as soon as possible following the session of competition

Should you not wish your photo to be published please email events@sa.swimming.org.auprior to the meet.

Volunteers/Technical Officials:


Field of Play/Pool Deck Access

Please note that new policies have now taken effect:

Click here to download new policies:

Team Manager @ SwimmingSA Meets Policy

         Pool Deck Access Policy


The field of play/pool deck area is defined as the competition area, warm up area/pool, marshaling and ready areas, event administration and command rooms, main competition pool, presentation dais and pool deck seating modules.

The following groups are authorised to access pool deck:

This access privilege may be revoked at any time by the Board, it’s representatives or the Meet Director.

All persons accessing the field of play/pool deck are required to hold a current National Police Clearance or DCSI screening check which is no more than three years old. A copy must be submitted to SwimmingSA prior to accessing the field of play/pool deck area. ASCTA accredited coaches are not required to supply a copy of their clearance as this is an ASCTA requirement.

The field of play/pool deck area is restricted to authorised persons from the time that gates open until 30 minutes after the conclusion of the last event of each session.

Only competitors, technical officials and event staff are authorised to access the marshalling room.

All persons wishing to access pool deck for the championships must complete the following online form and submit their current NPC or DCSI check to events@sa.swimming.org.au prior to 9.00am Monday 18 July 2016.

Technical Officals do not need to complete this form as they must complete the Officials Registration.

ASCTA Coaches, Team Managers, MC Carer, Sports Science and Support staff:

(Must be completed by Monday 18 July 2016) http://goo.gl/forms/U1lFw6WvRW1NR7Oi2


Spot checks will occur throughout the meet to ensure that all persons within the field of play/pool deck are authorised. Penalties will apply for clubs who allow unauthorised/unregistered persons onto pool deck with or without access bands.

Team Managers:

As per the field of play/pool deck access requirements, each Team Manager MUST register prior to the meet.

Each club must designate ONE Team Manager to attend the briefing at each AM session (8.00am) and be the key liaison between your club and event personnel.

Access passes will be distributed on the following ratio:

20 or less competitors
on day of competition

1 Team Manager (using SSA TM Card)
No additional access passes

21 – 40 competitors
on day of competition

1 Team Manager (using SSA TM Card)
+ 1 access band per session

41 – 60 competitors
on day of competition

1 Team Manager (using SSA TM Card)
+ 2 access bands per session

61 – 80 competitors
on day of competition

1 Team Manager (using SSA TM Card)
+ 3 access bands per session

81 + competitors
on day of competition

1 Team Manager (using SSA TM Card)
+ 4 access bands per session

Access bands will be available from Event Entry at each session of competition.

Please note that you must have pre-registered in order to collect an access band and you may not collect bands for other people. Each day of the meet will require a different colour access band.

Spot checks will occur throughout the meet. Penalties will apply for clubs who allow unauthorised/unregistered persons onto pool deck with or without access bands.

Team Managers Meetings:

Meetings will be held each morning at 8.00am (1hr prior to the start of competition).

Meetings will not be held in PM Sessions unless otherwise called via a stadium announcement
If called, a PM meeting will be held at 4.00pm (1hr prior to the commencement of competition)

Sunday 24 July – a Team Manager briefing will be held at the special time of 2.00pm to allow time to prepare for the official ceremony.

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:


SATURDAY 23 July, 2:00 to 3:15 pm


Swimming Australia is introducing a new "Safe Sport Framework" in July 2016.  Along with including "best practice" processes and guidance, the framework contains a new "Code of Conduct for dealing with Children & Young People.

The Code lifts the behavioural standards required of us all to ensure that we do our best to safeguard our children in swimming.   This session will enable Clubs to understand and comply with the new standards and procedures which are complusory from 29 July 2016.


SUNDAY 24 July, 7:30 to 8:45 am

Swimming Australia will provide information about the new Junior Dolphins Program and how clubs can benefit from this program to attract new members by running a diverse range of programs/activities.  

SwimmingSA is working with Swimming Australia and State Associations to have representatives from a club or two who were proactive during the Junior Dolphins Pilot Program.



To register your attendance click here.  Registrations close at 5 pm on Monday 18 July 2016.


2016 Club Relay Championships - Sunday 24 July 2016

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

The theme for this year's Relay Championship is Rio!

Everyone is encouraged to get behind the Rio theme and dress up!
A speedo prize will go to the best dressed swimmer or spectator!

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.

March On

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.


The Relay Championships are traditionally busy with a lot of swimmers and spectators.
It's important that everyone plans ahead to ensure the day is a positive experience.

Please note that the onsite carpark will be especially busy - use caution when navigating in the area.
There will likely be queues at Event Entry - please be patient and only walk in the event areas.
The Grandstand is unreserved seating. All property left in the grandstand after the AM session will be removed.

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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