About Oakleigh Dolphins

 The Oakleigh swim club season runs throughout term 1 and term 4.

Club nights are Friday night with the pool opening at 6pm and the competition events starting at 6.30pm. Families can enjoy a BBQ dinner and snacks from the canteen. We rely on the generous support of our volunteers to be able to make club nights enjoyable for everyone. Find out more about volunteering here.

The Oakleigh State School pool is a solar heated 25 metre pool with seven lanes.

 

 

CLUB NIGHT SCHEDULE

6pm - Gates open

6.20pm - Tadpoles (under 6) swim 12 metres with assistance in the pool

6.30pm - 100m event of a different stroke or medley each week

7.15pm - 25m and 50m events in all four strokes are held each week. 

Club Night Competition

All swimmers must nominate for races via the app.

Swimmers can compete in two separate competitions across the season. 

Aggregate Points Champion and Runner-up are awarded for male and female in age groups 6 to 14. Aggregate points are calculated based on each swimmer's individual improvement in swim times. The better the improvement in time the more points are awarded. Points are also awarded if the swimmer's time is the same or slower. The aim is for participation and improvement.

The second competition is Age Champion which is awarded based on points accumulated during the Club Championships which are run on the second last Friday night of the season. To qualify to swim in club championships a swimmer must swim at least four club nights in the particular stroke. 

Swimmers aged 9 years and under will contest 25m distance races in all strokes, 10 year swimmers will contest 50m distance races with the exception of 25m butterfly.  Remaining swimmers will contest 50m distances in all strokes.

All Club Age Championship events will be conducted in accordance with the current rules as laid down by the QSA. 

In order to compete, swimmers must comply with the following:

  • Swimmers must be nominated for up to four races prior to the event.
  • New swimmers must begin in 25m events for all strokes and can progress to other distances once qualification is achieved. See below for qualifying times.
  • After swimming a 50m event in a particular stroke the swimmer can not return to 25m events in that stroke

Once swimmers move from primary to high school at the start of the season they achieve Life Membership for the club. Life members can compete in all club events and encouraged to swim for the club at carnivals. Club night results will be posted on the website each week.

Qualifying Times

Stroke

Freestyle

Backstroke

Breaststroke

Butterfly

Time 50m to 100m

50s

56s

64s

50s

Time 25m to 50m

25s

28s

32s

25s

 

Club Carnivals

The carnival in Term 1, 2022 will take place at Ithaca Creek State School on Sunday 20th March.

The club normally competes in two carnivals (November and February) each season (swimming in the carnival does not count toward swims to qualify for club championships).

Every effort is made to include as many swimmers on the carnival roster as possible however spaces are limited.