PB GALA DETAILS
AGE GROUPS: 9&U, 10yrs, 11/12yrs, 13/14yrs, 15+.
Age is as of December 31st.
Everyone in L2T and T2T is encouraged to enter.
Events are as follows:
9&U; 25m free, back and breast, no fly.
10yrs: 50m free, back and breast, 25m fly.
11/12yrs: 50m free, back and breast, 25m fly.
13/14yrs: 50m free, back, breast and fly.
15+: 50m free, back, breast and fly.
Points are awarded if swimmers achieve personal bests. No points for place.
Points from March 2022 and September PB galas are added together for overall awards.
PB > 1s gets 3 points
PB 1s or less gets 2 points
First time PB gets 2 points.
For swimming and no PB they get 1 point.
Points are added up over the 3 or 4 strokes.
Spread sheet that reads all the PBS and automatically compares swim time with old PB and awards points will be set up in advance.
PB Gala Rules
For 9&under the rules for Breaststroke will be relaxed.
The stroke must look like breaststroke in that it should be mostly symmetrical and the swimmer must be mostly on the surface of the water.
Repeated or continuous alternating kick, arms back beyond hip line, or any continuous non-simultaneous movements of arms or legs is not allowed. Strokes should mostly alternate 1 pull, 1 kick.
Swimmers must stay on their front throughout the race.
Both hands must touch wall at the same time (simultaneously) at the finish.
This is to allow for swimmers to make small mistakes in the underwater phase at the start or during the swim.
All other age groups the breaststroke will be judged to Fina rules.
All other strokes will be judged to Fina rules.