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2023 MDASA 800m Freestyle Distance Meet

October 6, 2023 @ 5:30 pm 9:00 pm

Proposed qualifying Meet – Warm up at 5:30 pm (racing starts at 6pm)

2023 MDASA 800m Freestyle Distance Meet


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Download provisional Program (including Timeline) – subject to change based on competitor numbers on the night. Please email entries@midlands-swimming.org.au  ASAP if you know that you will not be swimming in this event. Please also advise of approximate arrival time if you will be arriving at the Aquatic Centre later than 5:45pm.

Check In – On arrival at the venue, please mark yourself present on the “Sign in” Sheet.  This should be on a clipboard by the Meet Entry/Exit door.  Please ask an Official if you can’t find it.

Warm-up – Warm up from 5:30 – 5:50pm in the competition pool.  The competition pool will be cleared at 5:50pm, ready for racing to start at 6pm.  A lane will be available in the 25m pool (see venue map) throughout the meet for swimmers to warm up and cool down.  Swimmers are asked to please comply with any requests to clear the pool.  All coaches and swimmers should be aware of the general warm up procedures for meets:  Initial warm up with no dive entries, feet first entry into water.  Swimmers must swim in a clockwise direction.  Starts are to be conducted in lanes 1 and 8 (under coaches’ supervision) for the last 5 minutes of warmup in the competition pool. These are to be treated as walk back lanes.  The request to clear the pool must be obeyed immediately.

Withdrawals – if you do not intend to swim, let us know ASAP

  • Prior to the meet, please email entries@midlands-swimming.org.au or message 0438 823 965
  • At the meet, please advise the Recording desk (see venue map)

Timekeepers/ Lap Counter Operators – To ensure that this meet is recognised as a Qualifying Meet a minimum of two timekeepers will be required for each lane.  Additional volunteers are required to operate the lap counters.  It would be appreciated if each swimmer (NOT family) could provide at least one volunteer for the duration of the Meet. This will ensure that we have sufficient resources to run the meet.

We will be using the Dolphin Timing System and will be taking Splits Please familiarise yourself with instructions for use which are included in the Meet Program.  Please ask at the Meet if you are unsure.   

The instructions for operating the Lap counters are also included in the Meet program.

Results will be available on Meet Mobile2023 Midlands District 800m Distance Meet

Medals – Medals will be awarded to the top 3 male and female swimmers in the “11 & Under” and “12-13Yrs“ age groups.  Medals can be collected at the conclusion of the Meet.

Pooldeck safety – MDASA requests that pooldeck remains clear at all times, for the safety of Technical Officials, and to allow them to operate effectively.  Attendees should not be standing on pool deck, with the exception of swimmers receiving feedback from their Coach.  Please remain seated as much as possible and be aware that those around you also wish to have a good view of the pool.  Thank you for being courteous and considerate.

COVIDSafe – If you are feeling sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, please DO NOT attend this event. It is for the safety of all those in the swimming community. Many thanks.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Ballarat Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre this Friday. 

Download Entry List – Please check and advise any errors by 6pm Tuesday 3rd October to entries@midlands-swimming.org.au

If you are listed as No Time, but would like to include an estimated training time supplied by your coach for seeding purposes, please let me know by 6pm Tuesday 3rd October.

To ensure that this meet is recognised as a Qualifying Meet a minimum of two timekeepers will be required for each lane, it would be appreciated if each swimmer could provide at least one timekeeper.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Ballarat Aquatic Centre on Friday evening.

Open to all SAL registered swimmers. MDASA reserve the right to close entries early to accommodate time constraints. In the event of the Meet being oversubscribed, Midlands District swimmers will be given priority.

Jo Peters

0438 823 965

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Ballarat Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre

Ballarat Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre, Gillies St North
Lake Gardens, VIC 3355 Australia
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