About Competition Meets

A great part of being a competitive swimmer at a club is the ability to engage in competition meets and improve your swimming skills. There’s something for everyone when it comes to competing.

There are 4 levels of swimming competitions, called meets. Each level caters for swimmers at a particular stage of their development and swimming journey.

Each month, the Head Coach and the Club committee will review all upcoming meets. A ‘club meet’ will be selected to attend that best suits all members.

1. Club Meets

Competition Pathway

There are 3 types of club meets.

    • Transition & Development Meets
      • Run by a region or club;
      • No qualifying times required to enter;
      • Generally run no longer than 3-4 hours and follow a recommended events program prepared by Swimming Queensland;
      • Times achieved from these meets can be used for all other meets, including Regional, State and National Championships.
    • Preparation Meets
      • Run by a region or club and are considered the next step on the pathway from Transition or Development meets;
      • Some Preparation Meets may have qualifying times;
      • Rule Tolerances are not applied at these meets;
      • Meets may run over one or two days and follow a recommended events program prepared by Swimming Queensland;
      • Times achieved can be used for all other meets, including Regional, State and National Championships.

2. Regional Championships

Regional Championships are run by each region respectively.

    • Regions may choose to set qualifying times in order for members to enter their Championships;
    • Rule Tolerances are not applied at these meets;
    • Entry is limited to your Region;
    • Times achieved can be used for all other meets.

3. State Preparation Meets & Championships

Swimming Queensland runs two types of meets – State Preparation Meets and State Championships.

    • Qualifying times are required to enter both of these types of meets;
    • Rule Tolerances are not applied at these meets;
    • All Swimming Australia members may attend if they have achieved the qualifying criteria.

4. National Championships

Age and Open National Championships are held across the country each year by Swimming Australia.

    • Qualifying criteria must be met to be able to enter the Championships;
    • Times from these meets can be used to enter all other meets;
    • National Championships are also used as a qualifying meet for selecting international Junior and Senior Australian teams.

For more information on swim meets, visit the Swimming Queensland website.

Time Results from Swim Meets

Time results from swim meets for your swimmer can be received during meets by using   Meet Mobile application (app). This app allows you to follow your favourite Swimmers & Team results, as well as follow the race schedule for the meet on the day.

A monthly or annual subscription to Meet Mobile is available. Visit your app store to purchase.

Covid-19 Rules & Restrictions

As a result of COVID-19, Strict rules and guidelines must be followed in order for sporting events to resume. The relevant industry plan for swimming is the Swimming Pool and Aquatic Centre Industry COVID Safe Plan – link here.

Therefore, to ensure compliance with the above-mentioned industry plan, many of the meets are not allowing spectators to attend. This is due to the physical distancing requirements and the limited area within pool facilities. As a result, only representatives from the Club (Coach and/or committee members with approved Blue Card) will supervise the children at these meets. For any queries/concerns regarding this, please Contact Us via email