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2018 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships

Location

Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Dates

21 April 2018 to

28 April 2018

Start Times

9:00AM & 6:00PM

The 2018 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park and Aquatic Centre from April 21 to April 28. The Age Championships will be a fantastic opportunity for the future of our sport to compete, right off the back of a home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. It will also act as the selection event for the Junior Pan Pacific Championships to be held in Suva, Fiji and the Oceania Championships to be held in Papua New Guinea.

Program of Events

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Important Information



Women’s 1500m/Men’s 800m Freestyle at Australian Age Championships
 
Following the release of the 2018 Australian Swim Team criteria, it has been highlighted that the Junior Pan Pacs (JPP) and Oceania Championships criteria have included the new Olympic events, the Men’s 800 Freestyle and Women’s 1500m Freestyle but there is not a selection event to qualify for the team.
 
As the new Olympic events were announced after the 2018 Age Championships program was set and they are not Commonwealth Games events, these events weren’t included in either national competition.
 
To rectify this a Men’s 800 Free and Women’s 1500m Freestyle will be added to the Australian Age Championships program.
 
These events will be contested at the end of the heats session on Day 3.
 
By adding these events to Day 3, it provides the older athletes a day’s recovery (Day 4) before the 16-18 years distance events start on day 5-6. 
 
The events will be a standalone, non-Championship event for the Men’s 800m and Women’s 1500m Freestyle swum as a timed final with a maximum of 10 entrants for each event
 
Combined age group, based on year of birth that aligns with the age eligibility for the JPP team
  • Men: born in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 and
  • Women: born in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
 
Qualifying times are:
  • Men 800 Free – 8:25.00
  • Women 1500 Free – 17:30.00
  • QT’s must be long course and have been achieved since 1 January 2017
 
Eligible athletes wishing to enter these events must fill out the entry form which will be in the information book when entries open in February. Once entries close the swimmers with the 10 fastest times for each event will be contacted with final information
 

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