BSM Short Course Swim Meet Saturday 17 June, 2023 (sanction Q08/23)

It's all over for 2023, hope everyone who competed enjoyed the meet. Results and Individual Results Certificates are now available for download. If you enjoyed the meet please tell everyone. If you think there things we needs to improve, please send feedback to the Meet Director. See you in 2024 at our long course meet. The State Championships will be a short course meet at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre, so we will be providing a rare opportunity swim at a long course meet with electronic timing.

The program is now final, note estimated start times for heats should not be relied on. There is a list of swimmers with short turn around times, that is, less than ten minutes.

The Flyer and Meet Guide are now available. All Australian entries are via Swim Central . Any Masters Swimmer registered outside Australia wishing to enter should contact the Meet Director. The schedule of individual events is similar 2021, with the exception of the relays. New this year is the ability to nominate for six individual events.

This year we have chosen to go short course and it is likely that this will, be the only short course in Queensland with AOE and thus the opportunity to set World records. This year you may nominate six individual swims chosen from, 200 m (choice of 1 out of 5 options), 100 m (5 options), 50 m (4 options) and 25 m (4 options).

What Does the BSM Swim Meet Have to Offer?

The Best Competition Venue in Queensland

photograph of pool

The competition pool was state of the art when opened in 1981 and is still a world class facility, with wide lanes and 2 m deep through out. Innumerable records have been set in our pool including Open World records. Even if you can't swim that fast you will have the best possible opportunity of achieving a PB. In any case you will be swimming in the lanes of champions.

See Your Name Up in Lights

The venue is equipped a high resolution colour LED score board, modern timing and recording equipment. For our swim meet pads will be installed at both ends of the pool and semiautomatic back up timing equipment (single push button) will be in use. Your finishing time be displayed beside your name on the score board. Where available, reaction and split times will be published in the results on the BSM web site. For a variety of reasons the availability of reaction and split times cannot be guaranteed, for example, starting from the pool deck or soft touches and there is no manual backup for these times.

Visualize Yourself Here

photograph of starting block

Who Cares About the Weather?

It is an indoor venue, sunburn is not a problem, neither is rain, hail or strong winds.

The People

Brisbane Southside Masters members will try to make your day memorable for all the right reasons, we are friendly, and try to run our swim meets as professionally as possible without being officious. You will also be in the company of swimmers from all over South East Queensland and possibly from further afield.

Swimmer of the Meet

Similar to previous years, BSM will have an award for the swimmer of the meet. The award is based on the "merit" of their swims when compared to the National Records as the time of the swim meet. To be eligible a swimmer must complete six individual swims and achieve the greatest "merit" over the six swims. The "merit" of each individual swim is calculated by the FINA points score method below. The National Records are being used in lieu of World Records because there are no World Records maintained for the 18 to 24 age group and 25 m events.

Merit = Floor ((National_Record / Time_Achieved)3 * 1000)

Important Dates

Closing Date for Nominations Tuesday 06 June, 2023
Programme Finalised Monday 12 June, 2023
Results Published on BSM Web Site Monday 19 June, 2023

Important Notices

  1. Because of the late closing date and subsequent tight schedule to produce a draft programme it is not possible to accept nominations after the published closing date.
  2. Because of the potential to disadvantage other swimmers, we cannot accept changes to nominated events after the publication of the draft programme. The only exception is where an error has been made by BSM entering a nomination directly into the database. Please do not request changes to nominated events where the nomination was entered via Swim Central . It is exclusively the swimmer's responsibility to ensure that their nomination via Swim Central is as they intended.
  3. Requests to change nominated times after the draft programme is published will be considered on merit. In general where a change to a nominated time will benefit the overall running of the event such changes will be accepted, for example, where a gross error has been made in entering a nominated time thus inappropriately seeding a swimmer in the first or last heats.
  4. Published start times for events are estimates only and must not be relied upon. The swim meet will be conducted as expeditiously as is reasonable, starts will not be delayed for the purpose of matching a published start time.
  5. When the program is finalised we intend to publish a list of the swimmers who are predicted to have short turn around times between events (i.e. less than 10 minutes). Please advise the marshaling room staff of your short turn around time, return to the marshalling room as quickly as possible and again advise the marshals you have returned.

Where is the Brisbane Aquatic Center?

The Brisbane Aquatic Centre is located at the intersection of Old Cleveland and Tilley roads at Chandler, see the Sleeman map. Enter via Tilley road roundabout and proceed to car park P3. From the car park follow signs to the aquatic centre. Competitors and spectators must enter the aquatic centre via the grandstand entrance, the pool deck and change rooms are accessed via internal stairs. Public transport may be available check with Translink.

Download Files


Individual Results Certificates


Short Turn Around Times


Meet Guide

Photograph courtesy of Queensland Major Sports Facilities Authority


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