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Saturday Night Club Meets
The club swimming season runs from May to March (no meet in April).  Club meets are held at the Gisborne Aquatic Centre on the second Saturday of each month.
The meet begins at the normal pool closing time (5pm or 6pm during summer day-light saving time). 
  • Register and pay the small admission fee on arrival at the desk inside the pool building.  Other information such as club newsletters, membership forms etc will be available as well for you to pick up.  If you are a new swimmer, you may try out for free.
  • A standard event program has been developed to rotate events over the year and ensure swimmers get an opportunity to swim different strokes/distances.  There is no need to nominate for specific events to swim on the night but be ready for marshalling if you wish to swim a particular event.
  • On arriving at the pool, you may enter the pool for a warm-up.  The coach or an alternate will be available to muster the swimmers and run some warm-up drills at the start of the night.
  • Be sure you report to the marshal with plenty of time to be put in your races.  The marshaling is done on an ad-hoc basis prior to each event and if you are not there, you will miss your race. 
  • When its your turn to swim, stand behind the timekeeper on your allocated lane.  You will need to provide your name to the timekeeper prior to swimming.  Follow the starters instructions and step up onto the block when directed.  The starter waits for all swimmers to be still before saying “Take Your Marks” and sounding the starting signal, so the gap varies sometimes depending on the swimmers.  When you hear the starting signal.. GO!
  • Times from club meets are recorded and will be available within a few days after the meet.  Swimmers are encouraged to check their times to measure their progress.  The points for the point score competition will also be tallied and the progressive scores shown after each meet.
  • Don’t forget to encourage your team mates when they are swimming.  We like lots of cheering especially for younger swimmers.  25m can be a very long way when you are small and encouragement does really does help you swim faster.

Club Championships

The club championship night is held in the March club meet.  At this night, swimmers will be able to swim off to decide the champion in each stroke for their age groups.  Points are awarded for each swim for the six fastest swimmers in each event.  Points are tallied to determine the male and female age group champions.  Note that while the club championship swimming night is open to all members and visitors, only club members who have swum at least 3 club nights through the season will be eligible for the awards.  The club procedures for running the Club Championships are available here.
Club Point Score Competition
This competition is run over the whole swimming season allowing swimmers to accumulate points for getting close to or beating their own PBs, and enabling the club to provide further encouragement and recognition for swimmers of all abilities at our annual presentation day. This document provides more information on how the point score competition works.

Club Meet Results - 2012/13








Mar (Club Championships)

Point Score Competition
2012-13 Swimmer Grades (will be set after Sept Club Meet)

2012-13 Point Score Progressive Chart

(Updated after Club Championships)

Gisborne Thunder Swimming Club Inc.  2012