2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships


Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Brisbane, QLD


03 November 2016 to

05 November 2016

Start Times

10AM & 6PM

The 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships was held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, Brisbane, Queensland from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 November 2016.

The Championships provided an opportunity for Australia's best swimmers to compete for the title of Australian Champion and incorporate the selection trials for the Australian Dolphins Swim Team to attend the 2016 FINA World Championships (25M) in Windsor, Canada. It was also the first chance to see Australia's best swimmers go head-to-head for the first time since the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Pre-Meet Training
2 November
3-5 November

Operating Hours

Competition:  Thursday 3 – Saturday 5 November 2016
Heats Session
Ticket booth open
Gates open to public
Finals Session
Ticket booth open
Gates open to public

Point Score

Click Here for Point Score

Live Results

Live results can be found HERE

Program of Events

Please note: there will be a new format this year. See the Competitors tab for more details.

Qualifying Times

2016 Short Course Qualifying Times

2016 Multi Class Short Course Qualifying Times 


1763 Old Cleveland Rd, Chandler QLD 4155.

Event Format

This event will be the first Australian Open Championship of the Tokyo cycle and its format will differ from previous championships. The main changes competitors and coaches can expect is that the competition will be held over three days, there will be no semi-finals and all non-Olympic events will be swum as timed finals in the morning. This is opposed to longer formats where semi-finals were previously included.

The changes are important to support our ultimate goal, the Olympic Games program and our ability to achieve peak performances at the games themselves. Factoring this into our decision, the rationale behind them is twofold:

1.     Having only A Finals puts more pressure on heat/morning performances to replicate the international competition arena, and;

2.     Having the non-Olympic events swum as timed finals, allows athletes the opportunity to compete in them, whilst maintaining a focus on Olympic qualifying events.  We already undertake this in the 800m for Men and 1500m for Women, so adding other non-Olympic events is a logical progression. 

These subtle changes are ultimately pivotal in helping our swimmers develop and we look forward to introducing our new competition format at the start of the next Olympic quadrennial.


Accreditation passes provide approved personnel with access to the pool pre-meet training and all competition sessions. 
Swimming Australia will not be implementing photos on accreditation passes for this event. All entrants and purchasers of club packages will be provided with a personalised accreditation pass when they present to the accreditation desk prior to entering the venue.
Accreditation must be carried at all times during the event to allow approved personnel to access areas of the venue.

Club Packages

Please CLICK HERE to apply for club package.

Club Package applications must be lodged using the Swimming Australia online application form which is now open.
Coach, support staff and manager passes will only be issued to those persons listed on the online application form and accompanied by a fee of $65.00 per person (coach, support staff or manager). A list of all personnel who have successfully applied for a club package will be provided on the event webpage one week prior to the application closing date.

It is the responsibility of the Club to ensure any applicant stating affiliation to their club is in fact an approved representative with the requisite background checks in place by checking the above mentioned list.
It is the responsibility of the club secretary to ensure that club packages for coaches, team managers and support staff are lodged online prior to applications closing. Please check the list mentioned above to ensure your club has purchased all of their required club packages.
Club packages requested after the close of entries are subject to approval by Swimming Australia and will be charged at a cost of $130.00 each.


For each club package purchased, clubs will receive one accreditation pass for a nominated coach or team manager or support staff, an event program and tea/coffee for the coach/support staff/manager nominated.
Event programs for this event can be collected from the coaches’ desk, located on pool deck on the western side of the pool (opposite AOE room). Tea and coffee will be available from the coaches’ room at the event.
For Multi Class athletes requiring an assistant or Tappers, these persons should be included in the club package listing. Swimming Australia will not provide assistants or Tappers for athletes. (In the case of tappers, there must be two tappers, one at each end of the pool)

Teams may travel with any combination of managers, support staff and coaches that they wish.

NOTE: There will be no free entry to the pool on ASCTA Membership or SAL’s accredited coach cards.






Accommodation Deal

Accor is the Official Accommodation Partner of the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships.


Car Rental Deal

As a swim club you are able to access Swimming Australia’s preferential booking rate at Thrifty. For further details regarding discount car rental rates download the PDF below:


VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION is now open for this event, click here to register your interest in volunteering at this event. 

Doping Control

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has been notified of the event, and may conduct random testing during this event.

Please note that by entering this event you agree to accept that you have been warned of the potential to be selected for anti-doping testing and will comply with any anti-doping testing if required.

To ensure that you are adequately informed on testing procedures, please read the guidelines provided by ASADA here. Please note that blood samples may be required along with standard urine samples.

Codes of Conduct

Swimming Australia is proud to lead the way in providing a safe sporting environment for all.  Persons involved in any way with the sport of swimming are expected to adhere to the standards of behaviour outlined in the Swimming Australia Codes of Conduct:
The General Code of Conduct; and
The Code of Conduct for dealing with Children and Young People
Swimming Australia promotes its Codes of Conduct to all people involved with the sport of swimming, particularly those responsible for activities involving persons under the age of 18 years.  Aligned to our values, the Codes of Conduct set out the behavioural standards that are expected of all persons involved in swimming, The Codes of Conduct are now a core part of the Swimming Australia Safe Sport Framework.  The Safe Sport Framework also contains a specific Child Protection Commitment Statement and refreshed complaint procedures and guidance.
View the SAL Codes of Conduct, Policies, Procedures & Rules

View the Safe Sport Framework

Program & Entries Information Contact

For queries relating to the program or for assistance in entering the event please get in touch with:

Liz Avery
Contact Liz via email

General Enquiries Contact

For all other enquiries please send a message to our events team

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