Take Your Marks
Registration numbers, swimmers times and eligibility reports are all available on the Take Your Marks website. The club strongly recommends all swimmers join the Take your Marks website . The site is invaluable to swimmers who compete. Check it out to see all that they offer.
All fees and swim meet fees can be Internet banked. In fact this is the preferred method of payment. Bank account details: 03-0732-0237257-00. Add your child’s name as the reference.
Please participate in this programme.
XLR8 is a motivational programme set up by Swimming New Zealand where all competitive swimmers under 14 years, earn points and are ranked nationally across a combination of events. To take advantage of this programme you should join Take Your Marks. Swimmers are picked for SNZ camps with these points. There is a combination of events that must be swum to earn these points and achieve a national ranking. The following information has been copied from XLR8 frequently asked questions on the TYM website:
Why don’t my results appear in the XLR8 rankings? This could be for a number of reasons: 1) You haven’t swum the 4 event combination required for an XLR8 ranking. To appear in the rankings for the March/April period for example, you must have swum the 4 required events at meets held in March or April.
2) The XLR8 rankings are based on your SNZ registration and not on your name. This means that if you have swum at meets using different registrations then XLR8 rankings will be computed for each of those registrations. For this reason it is very important that your meet entry details are correct.
3) Meets that you have swum at do not appear in the NZ Meet Results Database. Please contact the meet organiser/ our race secretary and ask them to send the results to Take Your Marks.
Short Course and Long Course
Why do my times look different at some meets? What is this long course and short course?
There are two types of Meets: long course (LC) and short course (SC) swim meets.
Swim Meets are held in either 50 metre pools (LC or Olympic size) or 25 metre pools (SC). When you swim a PB time in a 50 metre pool and then enter a Meet in a 25 metre pool the entry time will be converted from a long course time to a short course time. (and vice versa when entering a LC Meet).
When our race secretary does the RSC results, PBs or time improvements will always be shown comparing SC times with SC times – and LC with LC times.
To convert Short Course to Long Course times you need to add the seconds.
To convert Long Course to Short Course times you subtract the seconds.
You can also download some great free swimming conversion apps, if you don’t fancy adding the times in your head.
It is easy when trying to qualify for meets to forget to convert your times.
See below for conversion table.
To convert Short Course to Long Course times you add the seconds
(To convert Long Course to Short Course times you subtract the seconds)
|STROKE||DISTANCE||Short to Long||TIME ADJUSTMENT|
|INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY||200 IM||Add||3.40|