BSM Short Course Swim Meet Saturday 06 July, 2019 (Q28/19)

It's All Over for 2019

Thanks to everyone who supported our swim meet, our sponsors, volunteers, BSM members and visiting swimmers. The weather was not good and it would appear that the winter colds and flu took its toll on attendance; despite this the competition appeared to run well. A significant number of Branch and National records were broken particularly in the 4 x 100 m mixed freestyle relay which is rarely run under competition conditions. If you enjoyed the day tell everyone! If you think we can improve our act please tell us! We hope to see everyone at our 2020 swim meet, lookout for next year's MSQ calendar.

Results for all events and TM results export are now available. The printable results file includes all individual and relay event results including reaction and split times where available. Individual points and club points score. A full ranking on the basis for determining the swimmer of the meet is included.

Programme Finalised

The final programme, Final Entry List and List of swimmers with short turnaround between heats are available for download. Note there will be one hard copy programme provided to all swimmers. No changes are possible other than relay swimmers. No change to relay age group permitted.

Close of Individual Entries

The BSM short course swim meet is now closed to all entries. Please check the draft programme and advise errata to the Meet Director not later than 1700 on Monday July 2019 (UTC + 10). Please note that the relays are now included and there is a difference report between the entry list applicable as of the 29/06 draft and the 30/06 draft.

You Need More of The Best Swimming Venue In Queensland

The BSM short course swim meet is on again, If you enjoyed the State Titles now is your opportunity to swim at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre as a short course venue.

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 colour LED score board also 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, there is no manual backup for these times, starting from the pool deck or soft touches etc.

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, generally don't bite 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. The venue can seat thousands so bring as many of your club members, friends, relatives, wives, husbands children etc. Everyone is welcome.

Swimmer of the Meet

Similar to 2018, 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 five individual swims and achieve the greatest "merit" over the five 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 25 m events and the 18 to 24 age group.

Merit = (National_Record / Time_Achieved)3 * 1000

Important Dates

Closing Date for Nominations Friday 28 June, 2019
Draft Programme (Excluding Relays) published on BSM Web Site Saturday 29 June, 2019
Draft Programme (Including Relays) published on BSM Web Site Sunday 30 June, 2019
Cutoff for Notification of Programme Errata 1700 on Monday 1 July, 2019
Programme Finalised Tuesday 2 July, 2019
Results Published on BSM Web Site Sunday 7 July, 2019

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. Please do not even think of asking for an exemption from the closing date.
  2. Ethically 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 Entry Manager. It is exclusively the swimmer's responsibility to ensure that their nomination via Entry Manager 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 marshalls 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 P2, GPS coordinates of car park entrance: 2730'50.6"S 15308'43.1"E (WGS84). 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.

Accommodation is available on site, contact Chandler Lodge and Cabins, by telephone (07) 31319675 or by email

Download Files

Final Results (printable)

TM results export

Final Programme

Final Entry List (Includes Heat and Lane Numbers)

Swimmers with Short Times Between Heats (less than 10 minutes)


Entry Procedures

Form 1 (Queensland Club Entries)

Form 2 (Interstate and International Entries)

Events for Team Manager (exported from Meet Manager)

Photograph courtesy of Queensland Major Sports Facilities Authority


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