Club Nights

 

Club Night Dates and Locations for 2021-2022 Seasons

8 October CAC, 15 October Helensvale, 22 October, Helensvale, 29 October Helensvale (Halloween theme night), 5 November Helensvale, 12 November CAC, 19 November Helensvale, 26 November Helensvale, 3 December Helensvale (end of year break up)

2022 dates to be advised closer to the time

Trial Club nights

 

Under Swimming Queensland rules, prospective Come and Try members can trial for up to four weeks (must be consecutive calendar weeks) for free.  This is only if they have never been a member of a Swimming Australia affiliated club before.  You can also fill in a form on the night for 2 trial club nights.  If you would like more information about trial membership please contact the registrar helensvalesc.registrar@gmail.com

 

Format of evening and Nomination 

 

Club Nights begin 6pm.

 

Nominations for 25m, 50m, 100m events can be made online before 3pm (via Swim Central) or before 5.45pm at the pool.  Please note the qualification times which all swimmers must achieve before being allowed to swim in 50m races.   Swimmers can only nominate one 100m race.

 

Swimmers can nominate for either 25m or 50m in each stroke (not both) dependent upon their current times. An additional one 100m event can also be nominated for. 

 

A 7yr and under kickboard is held and does not require nomination.

 

Swimmers are seeded according to time not age.  If we do not have a recorded time for a nominated event, swimmers will be seeded as a "no time" swimmer for that race.  

 

Club night results are available on the “Meet Mobile” app (ask a volunteer for more info on this).

 

50m A Grading time

 

New swimmers are expected to swim 25m races on their first evening to allow for grading. The times below are required before a swimmer moves into 50m races:

 

Freestyle:  22sec          

Backstroke:  25sec          

 Breaststroke:  30sec            

 Butterfly:  25sec

 

Once a swimmer has attained an A grade time, it is expected that they swim the 50m event for that stroke

 

Parent volunteers

 

To raise funds for the club to continue to support our swimmers, a BBQ and cake stall are held each Club night. All families are needed to assist in the running of these throughout the season.   We also require parent volunteers on the night to time keep.  If you have never done this before it is a great opportunity to get involved!