Club nights are great fun and provide younger swimmers with race practice, and everyone can be involved!
They are held on Thursday nights, culminating in the Club Championships held at the end of the season.
Club nights are also a good opportunity for parents to volunteer and learn new skills in officiating at events such as timekeeping, marshaling, starting etc.
2020/2021 Club Night Program lists the events available on each club night throughout the season.
Nominations for club nights are self-nominated ONLINE entries, and MUST be in by the preceding Tuesday by 10.00pm.
Swimmers must have a parent in attendance to participate.
Swimmers are allowed a choice of up to FIVE SWIMS PER NIGHT only.
Races are compiled in relation to the swimmers' times rather than ages. This enables the swimmer to compete against other swimmers who swim at a similar level, rather than against those of a similar age, and therefore encourages improvement.
Each swim gains points that are recorded each week and go towards monthly and end of season awards.
Late nominations - if nominations have not been entered by the due time, swimmers may see the Club Night Race Recorder before 5.45pm on Club Night to request a swim providing there is an available lane. Times will not be recorded, therefore no points will be accrued. Swimmers cannot be guaranteed a place in an event if they have not nominated by 10.00pm on the preceding Tuesday. To avoid disappointment please ensure you follow this procedure.
Thursday Club Nights start promptly at 6.00pm.
It is not possible to change your nominated events on the night.
If a club swimmer has nominated for club night and is away attending a regional, state or national representative swimming meet, their attendance is recorded for Club Championship qualification.
If a Club Night is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances eg: weather, nominated swimmers attendance is recorded for Club Championship qualification. Nominations do not carry forward to the following week.
A system of awards is used to encourage swimmers to improve. This includes weekly Mars Bar awards, monthly medals and aggregate trophies at the end of the season.
A social BBQ is available at each club night, from 5.30pm prior to the swimming, and is always very popular. Parents are encouraged to assist with the BBQ, duties such as cooking, serving, taking of money and clean up.
For safety reasons, all pools (including the toddler pool) are closed for general swimming during club nights. We request that all parents/guardians supervise their children and ensure they do not enter the pool water unless competing in an event.