13 - 18 Years
Heats generally begin around 9am and finish at about 1pm. Please check the timeline and ensure you are at the pool two hours prior to your event.
Finals are an exciting part of state and it is good to come and support/watch any swimmers that manage to qualify for these races. Finals generally begin around 5,30pm and conclude at about 8.30pm. To make it to finals a swimmer must swim in the top ten during the heats session. If a swimmer comes in top twelve they may also make it to the finals if there other swimmers withdraw. If a swimmer qualifies in the top twelve events during the heats they must alert the officials a the marshaling area that they will swim in finals. Note that there are no separate finals during winter state..
Where to meet the team
Parents are usually located in the upper seating area in line with the starting section of the competition pool on the swimwear shop side of the centre. The swimming team sits directly opposite parents on the cafeteria side of the pool with team managers.
If possible it would be good to get at least two parents to come and sit with the swimmers as team managers for each session. Team managers can check to see if swimmers are ready and assist swimmers if they have any issues.
For long distance swims and where there is ten or less swimmers in an event, swimmers go immediately to the finals that night. In order to swim the event the swimmer must acknowledge that they will be there prior to the final night beginning.