All meets sanctioned by MSNSW will score points (clubs and individual swimmers) for the total point score for 2021. These will include club meets, MSNSW meets, mini meets (3 or more clubs), virtual meets, open water meets conducted by MSNSW, state championship meets
Non swimming Officials who work at meets will also be included in the pointscore as will trainee officials who work on pool deck at a meet (with supervision)
Times recorded at sanctioned meets will be eligible to be recorded as branch, national and world Masters records (subject to pool surveys and AOE for world records)
Points will be awarded as per MSA rules ie 10 points for the fastest swimmer in the age group, 9 points for second, 8 for 3rd Relays will be double points in each age group.
Only swimmers who are members of MSNSW will be eligible to score points
Average points will also be calculated for each meet- total points accumulated at the meet divided by the number of swimmers competing at the meet
The 4 Divisions will remain making it a fairer competition for smaller clubs
State championship events will remain the same with the same awards and rules but all points will be added to the 2021 total tally
The number of officials on deck at a meet will depend on the size of the meet. All meets must have a Meet Director and there MUST be 1 referee and 1 starter at a meet between 3 or more clubs (if records are to be recognised). There will be no marshalling, all meets will check start swimmers. If unsure of the number of officials contact Jillian in the office for advice.
All results of meets must be sent to the state recorder (if the recorder is not present at the meet) in a timely manner, times will be added to the portal and points tallied.
Warm up and cool down lanes as per MSA rules must be provided
Meet flyers must specify all information for swimmers (as in the past) and be sent to the office for sanctioning in a timely manner
Entries will be online (as before) and closing date will be advertised on the flyer. Full programme will be published after close of entries (if applicable)