The Boronia Swimming Club aims to help all swimmers realise their potential in an enjoyable atmosphere, and we provide a variety of competitive activities. As members of the club, swimmers are entitled to compete in a range of club, interclub and all Swimming Victoria governed meets.
The rules of Swimming Victoria in terms of stroke correctness, starting rules, and other regulations will be applied at most Club functions to ensure swimmers learn as early and as often as possible about competition rules. For these reasons, the Club’s Referees will disqualify swimmers for incorrect strokes, turns, relay change-overs, or poor behaviour. However, the aim is to fully explain to a swimmer the reason for such disqualifications and to help them avoid repeats, particularly at external competitions. Disqualification details are also passed on to the coach to help correct any ongoing problems.
Club Aggregate competition is held weekly on a Sunday evening, commencing at 6:15pm at Knox Leisure works. A set but varying program over a number of weeks during which their times are recorded and points earned. Aggregate is a points based system where swimmers compete against their own personal best times rather than against each other directly. Swimmers are rewarded for consistent times throughout a season, with points gained for improvement of these times. Swimmers are graded according to grade times, enabling each swimmer to realistically achieve improvement with each week of competition. There are two series of aggregates – winter and summer. Each runs for about 10 weeks. At the conclusion of each season, the swimmers with the 1st and 2nd highest points totals are rewarded with trophies at the club Presentation Night.
The Club runs two Club Championships each year, allowing members to compete for medals and to pit themselves against club records. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded for the first three swimmers in each event, and there is a range of trophies awarded. Events are run in various age groups (8/U, 10/U, 12/U, 14/U, 16/U, 18/U, 19/O, 25/O, 35/O) as well as Open events for male and female swimmers.
The Winter Sprint Championships are run on a Saturday evening in August or September, and consist of 50 metre events in each age group, together with open events. The events consist of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
The Summer Club Championships are run over several weeks in February and March, and cover a wider range of events in each stroke, over several distances, the longest being the 1500 M Freestyle. An Individual Medley (IM) is also swum. Apart from the long distance races, most events are run over each of the Age groups and at Open level.
A major achievement for any Club member is to be named the Club Champion. There is only one male and one female Club Champion named each year. They are the swimmers who have the best combined performance in Open events over both the Winter and Summer Championships.
The names of the Club Champions are recorded on Honour Boards in the Clubrooms.
As a fully accredited member of Swimming Victoria, Boronia Swimming Club and its members are eligible to enter any Swimming Victoria governed events in and around Melbourne and Country Victoria. These events include the Victorian State Championships and Victorian State Short Course Championships.