West Coast Swimming Club provides swimmers with the opportunity to race fellow club mates at monthly Club Nights. Details and entry information for upcoming Club Nights is posted on the Club Night Entry page, click the button on the home page. Club nights generally follow the same format, however from time to time may change due pool availabilty.
Indoor 8 Lane Pool at Challenge Stadium
Warm up @ 4.30pm
Start time @ 5.00pm
Completion @ approximately 7pm
Three timekeepers are required on each lane. Please volunteer your services so that the times your swimmers swim can be official times. The timekeepers must be seated by 4.50pm. If your child is swimming at a club night, at least one parent is expected to be available for timekeeping or other duties on the night.
There is a flat surcharge of $5 per swimmer and a maximum of 4 events per swimmer unless otherwise noted. Select events and review the confirmation email carefully. No changes will be accepted on the night. No breaks in the program will be made to accommodate swimmers not marshalled before the event/heat is handed to the starter.
Club Nights are usually scheduled monthly on a Thursday and are held at Challenge Stadium, commencing at 5pm. Entries must be submitted prior to club night as outlined in the Club Night Entry page (click the button on the home page). Any queries should be direct to the Club Night Co-ordinator. (The coordinator may change from season to season so please use this club based email address). Swimmers may enter four races. Each club night normally follows a program which will change each month to include 1 or 2 distance events as well as 50m in each of the strokes. Competitive and Recreational swimmers must attend three or more Club Nights to be eligible for a trophy at Club Championships, normally held near the end of March.
Visitors and squad members are welcome to attend Club Nights however they are entitled to participate in just two Club Nights before becoming a member. Visitors and squad members will need to use a manual meet entry which are available outside the West Coast office. These need to be placed in the black box by 5pm on the Monday prior to the Club Night.
Club Night is not about being the best - it is about trying to improve your times. A personal best time is a great achievement. Everyone should be encouraged and congratulated! At some Club Nights it will be possible for swimmers to obtain State Qualifying times. For this to happen we need certain Officials present, as well as ample parents being available to assist with timekeeping and other volunteer roles.
Parents ResponsibilityParents are expected to be available to assist on Club nights. West Coast has an established tradition of a supportive family environment and the presence of parents is always encouraged and appreciated. In order for Club Night to run smoothly volunteers are required. You will be approached by someone asking if you can assist in some way. Please assist where you can. We understand that circumstances may mean that you are unavailable from time to time.
How to marshallOne of the first things people notice about a club is the way it appears to organize itself. If the marshalling works as well as it should, swimmers, parents and officials will all be in the right place at the right time. This not only looks good but it will avoid the disappointment of swimmers missing their races (and loss of points). It also makes the job of the Marshall much easier. Some simple rules must be followed:
- Arrive at the pool 30 minutes before the scheduled start time (ie., 4:45pm). This will allow you plenty of time to warm up
- Be aware of the events you wish to compete in each Club Night
- It is important that swimmers stay in the marshalling area before and after their swims. Have fun with your friends (or make new friends) but be aware of what is happening around you. Do not wait for someone to come looking for you
- Your name will be called twice. If you miss your final call, you will miss your swim. Make sure you listen for your name to be called. Then go to the lane number you are given and wait until you are called for your race
- If your name is not called, bring it to the attention of the marshal or starter as soon as possible.
- After your race return to the marshalling area in time for your next race to be marshalled.
- Speak to your coach about what events you should race in.
- Above all, enjoy yourself
Club Night Championship - Boy and Girl Individual TrophiesThese are achieved through a point system by attending Club Nights and Targeted Meets. Points are accrued by:
- 1 point ‐ for each event swam at Club Night
- 2 points ‐ for each Club Night PB (not WA Swimming PB’s)
- 1 point ‐ for attending a Targeted Meet
Club Night Results