Club Swimming

Friday Night Swimming


 

Trying for the first time

All interested swimmers are welcome to have 2x trial Friday Night sessions to assess your suitability to the club's program and facilities. There is no minimum age limit, however children must be able to swim the length of a 25m pool.

All interested parents are asked to come to the Recording Room (rear of pool) around 6pm Friday evening during our swimming season. Our recorders will enter the children in a maximum of 3 races each and organise the second trial.

Once the two Friday night trials are completed and the child is interested in joining the Castle Hill RSL Dolphins Swimming Club, parents will need to register their child and pay the necessary membership fees.

For Registration Information and Membership Fee Structure, please click here

 

Start and Finish Times

We suggest parents bring their children at approx. 6pm on Fridays to allow for a warm up swim. Several lanes of the main pool will be allocated for warm up before the programmed start time each week. If you only enter your child in 25m events you will be finished around 7.30, otherwise you should finish by 8:00 -8:15 p.m.

 

Races

Your child will be placed in races to match their swimming ability not age. If your child is under 10 years of age, they must start with 25m races and achieve qualifying times in order to progress up to 50m events. Children older than 10yrs may start with 50m races if they wish. Qualifying times are available on the Dolphins Website.

The first time a child swims a particular distance in a stroke they will be placed in the slowest heat (first race) and have their card marked as 'time trial'. The next time they swim, the time achieved in previous races will be used and they will be placed in a heat with swimmers of similar speed.

Entries for Friday night programs are submitted online via the Dolphins website, before 10:30pm on the preceding Wednesday.

For the current Friday Night Program, please click here
For results for each Friday night click here

 

Cost

There is no cost for the two Friday night trials.

After the trials, for children to continue swimming in Friday night races they must be registered with NSW Swimming.

Once the swimmer is registered, all Friday night entries will be covered by the registration fees.

 

Programs

We have a series of four programs which are cycled throughout the swim season. For current program please click here

 

Pointscores

Once you have registered your child with the club a point score will be accumulated each time they swim. The more they improve the more points they earn! At the end of the swimming year trophies will be awarded in age categories.


Club Carnivals


 

Castle Hill RSL Dolphin members will have plenty of opportunity to participate in other Club Invitation carnivals.

Talk to our coaches about which carnivals are appropriate for your child. Watch the notice board and website as notices will go up inviting members to numerous carnivals.


District Events


 

Our club belongs to the Swimming Metro North West District and all Dolphins are encouraged to participate in the SMNW Championships held in both Summer and Winter.

The Speedo Sprint series is another great carnival for swimmers up to 13 years of age.

Friday Night racing also offers an opportunity for our member's to attempt to qualify for State and Metropolitan championships held each season. The club puts considerable effort to ensure our Friday Night programs are managed by qualified technical officials and timing systems so that each week's results can be submitted to Swimming NSW as official results.


Championships


 

Each year our club championships are held at the end of the summer season. A child needs to have swum at least 50% of the summer season to be eligible to participate. There is no attendance requirement to be able to swim in the winter sprint carnival held at the end of the winter season.

PARTNERS

C2K Swimming
Castle Hill RSL Group