2019 Swimming Championships split into separate 13 to 19 Years and 10 to 12 Years components

posted on 27 December, 2018

School Sport Australia (SSA) Championship policy requires all students to attend an entire Championship program, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Education Excursion and all competition. This is so all students experience the full social, cultural and educational benefits of an SSA Championship as SSA’s aim is to use sport to achieve educational outcomes.

However, SSA also recognises the costs families are required to pay to participate in a sport that has an individual focus to it, such as Swimming. The SSA Board has therefore approved a recommendation that in 2019 the SSA Swimming Championships will be divided into two separate age group components. The 13 – 19 Years program will take place over the first few days of the Championship before the 10 – 12 Years age group events occur. This will reduce the amount of time students have to attend the Championship.

The draft 2019 program is displayed in the table below. An example of the schedule of events may be found in the Championship Rules and Guidelines at http://www.schoolsportaustralia.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Swimming-10-19-Years-Championships-Rules-and-Guidelines-1.pdf. It is noted the table below and the program example in the Rules and Guidelines are drafts only and changes may occur prior to the Championships in Melbourne in July / August 2019.

Draft Program: 13-19 Years Championships
Date Day Session Detail Approx Time
Saturday 27-Jul Training PM – Training Session 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday 28-Jul 1 Opening Ceremony/Session 1 8:30am – 1:00pm
Sunday 28-Jul 2 Session 2 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Monday 29-Jul 3 Session 3 8:30am – 1:00pm
Monday 29-Jul 4 Session 4 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Tuesday 30-Jul 5 Session 5 8:30am – 1:00pm
Tuesday 30-Jul 6 Session 6 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Wednesday 31-Jul Excursion – AM (No Swimming) 8:30am – 11:00am
Wednesday 31-Jul 7 Relays – Session 7 / Closing Ceremony 12:30pm – 4:30pm
13 – 19 Years Depart
Draft Program: 10-12 Years Championships
Date Day Session Detail Approx Time
Wednesday 31-Jul AM – Training Session 8:30am – 11:30am
Wednesday 31-Jul Excursion – PM (No Swimming) 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 1-Aug 8 Opening Ceremony / Session 8 8:30am – 1:00pm
Thursday 1-Aug 9 Session 9 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Friday 2-Aug 10 Session 10 8:30am – 1:00pm
Friday 2-Aug 11 Session 11 / Closing Ceremony 3:30pm – 6:30pm
10 – 12 Years Depart