De-Mystifying Competitive Swimming
SOPAC Swim Club runs approximately 1 club night per month depending on the availability of the pool. During summer season club meets will be long course (50m) and in winter the pool will be set as short course (25m). The focus of club nights is race practice, participation and building community. Club nights are fully officiated so are a great opportunity to gain qualifying times. Club point score is awarded for personal best times and trophies are presented for each age group at presentation night each year. Club night programs will be set by the coaches and made available on the website and via Team App. Entries for club nights can be made through Swim Central, in the same way as other meets. Club nights are run by volunteers, so parent assistance is rostered and compulsory.
SOPAC Swim Club is part of Swimming Metropolitan Northwest Area https://metronwnsw.swimming.org.au The Area run several meets each year that we encourage all squad members to participate in. Long Course Area Championships, Short Course Area Championships and Speedo Sprints. Information on these events will be made available as they approach. Qualifying times apply.
Swimming NSW run Metropolitan Long Course and Short Course Championships where all Greater Sydney areas come together to compete. When released the NSW Metropolitan Championship program and qualifying times are available on the Swimming NSW Website. At the commencement of each season, it is useful to access and save these times and perhaps set goals with your coach to work towards qualification. https://nsw.swimming.org.au/events
Swimming NSW Championships where swimmers from all over NSW come together to compete in long course, short course, open water and open meets. When released the NSW State Championship program and qualifying times are available on the Swimming NSW Website. At the commencement of each season, it is useful to access and save these times and perhaps set goals with your coach to work towards qualification. https://nsw.swimming.org.au/events
Swimming Australia hold national age and open championship events each year, long course, short course and open water. These events are held across the country and have very competitive qualifying times. Depending on the year Swimming Australia also run Olympic and Commonwealth trails. The program and qualifying times when released are available on https://www.swimming.org.au/events