Information & Conditions for Attendees

Conditions of Entry and Attendance

All attendees will be required to read these Terms and Conditions and the Meet Information before entering or attending the event. Entering, or attending the event, confirms your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

  1. I acknowledge that by nominating for, or attending an event, I agree to abide by and adhere to these COVID-19 Terms and Conditions.
  2. I acknowledge that I must follow all COVID-safe directions related to attending an event.
  3. As an attendee, I understand that I am responsible for adhering to physical distancing, health, and hygiene guidelines. These include, but are not limited to:
    1. Keep 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others
    2. Adhere to all designated venue flow, entry and exit points as per event maps
    3. Stay home, do not attend the event, and seek testing if you are unwell
    4. Wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes
    5. Do not share food, drink, or sporting equipment with others
  4. I confirm, that neither I, nor any member of my household, is experiencing any COVID19 symptoms, has been in contact with any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, has visited any of the reported case locations with self-isolate alerts, listed on the NSW Health website in the previous 14 days.
  5. I confirm that if I return a positive COVID-19 test within 14 days of the event, I will immediately notify my Club and SNSW.
  6. I acknowledge that I have read, understood, and agree to comply with the published Meet Information below.
  7. I warrant that I will provide all information required by the event organiser and that it will be true and correct.
  8. I authorise my information to be used and disclosed to relevant bodies where necessary to implement the government directions with regards to COVID-19 and the resumption of sporting activity; in particular for contact tracing purposes as required from time to time.

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.

  • All swimmers, volunteers, coaches and spectators over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated to attend club races.
  • Swimmers, volunteers or spectators under the age of 16 must be either fully vaccinated, or accompanied by a member of their household who is fully vaccinated.
  • 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, volunteers, coaches or spectators must follow the NSW Health advice on symptoms and isolation. Do not attend if you are unwell.
  • Where possible, participants should avoid carpools with people from different household groups
  • If you begin to feel unwell during the activity, please leave the venue
  • Upon entry to the centre, you must use the hand sanitiser provided at the front foyer prior to entering the pool area
  • Council currently requires cashless payments for Pool Entry
  • All swimmers and spectators must sign in using the Service NSW App for every session and must have their vaccination evidence ready for inspection by Council Staff.
  • Spectators are permitted at training sessions however spectators that do not need to be at the centre should not attend.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear a face mask where physical distancing is not possible.
  • Where possible, we will publish a meet program before the event. Swimmers are expected to know what event, heat and lane they will be swimming in from the published program
  • All swimmers should follow the ‘get in, train, get out’ approach and should avoid showering/using changeroom facilities where possible. Come ready to swim, and leave the pool as soon as possible.
  • Access to the Club Room and Old Club Room will be restricted.
  • Swimmers are required to have all their own equipment. Swimmers are not permitted to share equipment or drink bottles. Food and drink should not be shared
  • 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.