Internal and External Competitions

Internal competition refers to participation at club night and season club championships meets. External competition refers to participation at meets hosted by other clubs, area meets, and metropolitan, state and national competition. Mount Annan's annual 12 years and under meet and state qualifying time trial are considered external competitions.

School swimming is considered to be outside competition and swimmers are not able to use times swum at school meets within club's internal and external framework.

Many swimmers choose to train in a squad and compete in external competition however this is not a pre-requisite. Please speak to a member of the committee or the club coach if you would like to begin competing externally. The annual MASCA (Macarthur Area Swim Clubs Association) is a great inter-club meet suitable for swimmers new to competition. This is held in November of each year.

Keeping a record of a swimmer's best times is a great way to show progress and improvement.

When recording swim times, note the official time as posted at the swim meet or time trial and be sure to record where the time was achieved (name of swim meet) and the date.

Remember that all times used for entering a swim carnival must be able to be verified by the race secretary or officials. If a swimmer is attempting an event at a carnival for the first time use the abbreviation NT for 'no time'.


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