SW Zone swim rules

 

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South West Zone Primary Schools Swimming Sports 2014 Tuesday 12 March 2014 Wharenui Pool 9.00am – 12.30pm Assemble at pool by 8.45am. Events will commence 9.00am sharp. Please ensure that your school is there on time. Rules and Organisation 1. Age is at January 1 2014 for all competitors. Children must be 9 years or older to participate, OR in year 5 at school. 2. Two entries per school for freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly events. 3. One entry per school in relay events. Note there are only mixed relays. Relays are 50 metre events. 4. Children should remain in the water until instructed by the judges to climb out. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will receive a card to be taken to the recorder. 5. The judges’ decisions are final and no discussion will be entered into. 6. Pupils may enter two events from freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and one relay - e.g freestyle, breaststroke, and relay. 7. Children must swim in their own age group except in relay races where a younger swimmer may enter in an older group if necessary. Starting Procedure It is very important that the children know this procedure so that they have clear in their head how the race will begin. If they have not practised this procedure it could put them at a disadvantage. 1. WHISTLE – Step to poolside. Children and spectators silent. 2. TAKE YOUR MARKS – Take ready position 3. BEEP – Start the race 4. WHISTLE AND ROPE DROP – False start – return to step one. Please ensure children are clear about this rule

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5. ONE START RULE: Any swimmer starting before the starting signal has been given, shall be disqualified. Children are now permitted to use starting blocks. Please ensure that all competitors are familiar with the starting procedure. Place getters in heats will be marshalled to a designated area where they must remain seated until the final. School Sports co-ordinators need to make sure that all children, and the adult supervising them, are clear about the events in which they are entered. You may wish to write on the children’s hands the event/events they will be in so it is one less thing for you to remember! Most will probably still need reminding but it may help. Parents and children need to be reminded that winning an event at zone level does not entitle automatic entry to the C.P.S.S.A event. All races are 50m lengths at the C.P.S.S.A sports and schools must ensure that zone swimmers are competent and confident over this distance before confirming any entry. Many thanks Ratu Lolohea and Brendon Leslie St Teresa’s School and Spreydon School

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