2024 Ballarat Gold Proficiency & Encouragement Meet

Date & Time
Sun, 18/02/2024 to Sun, 18/02/2024
Competition - 10:00am
Eureka Aquatic Centre
102 Stawell Street South, Eureka, VIC 3350
per swimmer

Event Details

Competition Flyer

Meet Webpage

Proficiency Assessment entries: https://swimcentral.swimming.org.au/events/abbf4a49-a343-4e38-85e1-36ce4bf94670/tickets

Encouragement Meet entries: https://www.trybooking.com/COQSD


This Meet combines the assessment of SV Proficiency Standards with an Encouragement Meet to provide fun events for any unregistered or new club swimmer looking to try competitive swimming and experience racing before their School’s Swimming Carnival. There is a $15/swimmer Meet Entry Fee.


Club swimmers with race experience should enter the Proficiency Assessment via Swim Central. The Proficiency program provides SV Registered Club swimmers with an opportunity to gain a range of awards by achieving the relevant standards in the 4 swimming strokes. The Certificates and Awards are technique focused, non-competitive and allow swimmers to track their progress by applying for and achieving higher awards each year.  There are 4 technique certificates and 6 levels of Award.  Each award prescribes a distance for each stroke that needs to be swum within a set time for each gender.  Swimmers can apply for as many levels as they wish, with the exception of “Bar to Gold”.  “Bar to Gold” applicants MUST already hold the Gold standard.  Swimmers will only receive a Certificate or Award if it has been applied for AND the swimmer achieves the required standard.


New Club swimmers wishing to try racing for the first time and unregistered swimmers should enter Encouragement Meet via Try Booking. Swimmers may choose from: 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke and 50m Butterfly. Swimmers can choose to swim any number of strokes from only 1 race to all 4 Events. The Meet entry fee includes your choice of 2 strokes. Additional Events cost $5.50/event. All participants will be awarded a participation certificate. No requirement to be registered with a club. Suitable for “Swim School” and new, inexperienced club swimmers. All Events will be 50m (1 length of the pool). Swimmer must be able to swim 50m without stopping. Events will be split into Age Groups based on swimmer’s age on 18th February 2024. Events with only 1 competitor may be combined with the next nearest age group. Entry fees are not refundable.


Proficiency Meet FAQs

Proficiency Meet Time Standards

Guide for Swim Meet Newbies




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