Swimmers have the opportunity to participate in a range of competitions throughout the year. There are our regular club nights, the annual Albany Short Course carnival, plus other meets held in various locations around the state.
Club nights are held on selected Fridays during the season from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
New swimmers are encouraged to come along to learn the process and get used to competition in a non-threatening environment.
To ensure smooth running of club nights, please remember:
Events start at 6:00pm sharp, with warm-up starts at 5:30pm
Swimmers must nominate for races by 5:45pm
Disqualification is at the discretion of the referee
Swimmers are under the supervision and control of club officials
All swimmers are to stay in the stand until the last swim has been conducted
If you've just swum a PB, clocked up a significant time or done your first longer swim, we want to hear about it!
Share your significant achievements via email and we'll post them on Facebook, too.
Albany Short Course carnival
Each year, Albany Swim Club hosts the Albany Short Course carnival. The event attracts swimmers from all over the state, and it is a wonderful opportunity for our swimmers to compete on their home turf.
The carnival is generally held in early July.
A target meet is a swim meet where there will be coaches from our club present to give help and advice to your children before and after they swim. Target meets are also selected to tie in with the training program.
Please talk to your coach about targets meets to attend and which races to enter.
Country Pennants team
Country Pennants gives Albany swimmers a chance to travel, play and swim as a team, and helps to foster strong relationships between swimmers of all ages.
The Club pays all race entry fees and commits to covering 50% of the travel, accommodation and food costs of the team selected. It also selects parent helpers for the meet and covers 50% of their travel, accommodation and food costs.
Our club adheres to the following protocols for selection into this squad:
Selection occurs after Country Championships each January – nominated swimmers will be asked to indicate if they are available to compete at the Country Pennants, which is on the long weekend in March of the same year
The final Country Pennants team will be announced in February
Swimmers will not be informed of the events that they have been selected to swim in until the Country Pennants Team Meeting held on the Friday prior to competition
Each swimmer is permitted to swim in a maximum of 4 individual events. There is no limit on the number of relays a swimmer can be entered into.
Relay teams will be selected based on the fastest relay combination for that age group based on My Swim Results calculation and the Country Pennant Head Coach assessment of current swimming performance.
The swimmer with the fastest times at a sanctioned long course meet from the current season is selected for their own age group individual event e.g. the swimmer with the fastest 50m Freestyle will swim in that event for that age group
If there are no eligible swimmers from a selected age group a younger swimmer will be selected to compete in these individual events