Information & Conditions for Attendees

Attendee Information

Attendees must read and understand the below information concerning restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Attendees who do not comply with the below conditions will be asked to leave and may not be permitted to attend future activities.

  • Any swimmer, volunteer, coach or spectator who is feeling unwell in any way, or has symptoms or signs of COVID-19 MUST NOT attend until full recovery has taken place.
  • Swimmers and spectators must follow the NSW Health Information for people exposed to COVID-19.
    Swimmers or household members of people who are identified as:
    • High Risk: No household member may attend club activities until all household members are cleared to leave isolation.
    • Moderate Risk: No household member may attend club activities until the person exposed has returned a negative Rapid Antigen or PCR Test
    • Low Risk: The exposed person must not attend club activities if symptoms occur. The exposed person must follow the testing and isolation instructions for Low Risk contact.
  • If you are unable to attend, you may request a refund of your race entries through Swim Central
  • It is swimmer's responsibility to ensure they have completed qualifying swims for club championships (see below)

Merrylands Swimming Centre Map

Blue = Spectators
Yellow = Timekeepers
Green = Marshalling Area
Red = Recorders
Pink = Starter

Championship Eligibility

The Club By-Laws set out the Eligibility to Compete in Championships (By-Law 21). Some key points to remember are:

  • Only Financial First Claim Members are eligible to compete in Championships;
  • Entrants must have swum that stroke and that distance in the current season.

It is therefore important to plan your swims so that you have swim the stroke and distance if you plan to compete in the Championship for that stroke and distance. The season program sets out the Championship dates to allow appropriate planning of your swims.

There are many situations that may arise which impact on swimmers plans. These situations may mean for example that the pool is closed for club races or the individual swimmer may have circumstances which preclude them from swimming at a particular time (for example COVID-19 health guidelines constantly being changed and updated). All members must continue to comply with health guidelines that are in place and there may be circumstances arise which impact on your ability to swim the stroke and distance in eligibility preparation.

As such the Committee strongly recommends that swimmers plan and undertake their eligibility swims as early in the season as possible, rather than leaving these swims to the last week available before the Championship event is to be swum.

A failure by a swimmer to swim an eligibility swim will preclude their participation in that Championship.