Swimming

The PDSSSC gives all students the access to their level of competition for swimming.


Every school has its own swimming carnival as an annual event. These cater for the serious swimmers as well as novelty and fun events to encourage participation by all students. These events are great to foster school spirit and a chance for the school community to come together as one.

Swimming Overview

PDSSSC Swimming Selection Trials - Friday 8th March, 2024.

Schools select swimmers from their own carnival or swimmers who are competitive in time to compete at the PDSSSC swimming Carnival / selection trial which is held in March each year at SOPAC, Homebush. In 2024, the PDSSSC Swimming Championships will be held on Friday 8th March.

There are events in 50m in the 4 strokes as well as 100m Freestyle for all ages. 

The 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle and 400m freestyle will be swum as Open events at PDSSSC, but judged and progressed to NSWCCC as Junior (12-14), Intermediate (15-16) and Senior (17+).

The 100m Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly will be swum as Open events at PDSSSC, but judged and progressed to NSWCCC as 12/13, 14, 15, 16 and 17+. This is a change for pathway swimming for 2024.

There are relays for schools in 4x50m free, 4x50m medley and 6x50m freestyle (which must includes a swimmer from each age 12 - 17+ from the school).

Please note - Ages for school swimming are based on the year you were born. Age is the age you are on 31st December in the year of the competition. In 2024, if you are born in 2012 - you are Under 12, born in 2011 - you are Under 13, born in 2010 - Under 14, etc.

Swimmers who wish to submit a time to be considered for selection in the NSWCCC Swimming Team for the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships for the 200m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly, 400m Individual Medley, 800m and 1500m Freestyle must submit the attached form and submit it no later than Tuesday April 30th, 2024.



MutiClass Swimmers who wish to be considered for selection in the NSWCCC Swimming Team for the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships for the 100m Backstroke must submit the attached form and submit it no later than Tuesday April 30th, 2024.



Please note - 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle as well as the 100m Freestyle are all swum at the NSWCCC Championships and will be swum at the PDSSSC Swimming Championships.

In 2024, the PDSSSC Swimming Championships will be held at SOPAC, Homebush on Friday, 8th March.

 

I have received a lot of requests to enter additional swimmers into events after the draft program has been posted. No more swimmers will be added. This event is a NSWCCC selection event, not a Swimming NSW or Age Nationals qualifying meet. Apologies, but the answer will be consistent.

PDSSSC Draft Swimming Timeline

The 2024 timeline is not available yet. The 2023 timeline (above) is a good guide for this years PDSSSC Championships.

Remember, this is a guide only and the times of events could change on the day. The order of events will not change.

 

NSWCCC Swimming - Thursday 4th April, 2024.

The winners from the Diocesan (PDSSSC) trials then go on to represent the Parramatta Diocese at the NSWCCC Carnival which will be held on Thursday 4th April, 2024 at SOPAC, Homebush.

Please check the attached results - if you finished 1st in any event, including relays, or 2nd in the 50m Freestyle or first in your division (12-14 years, 15-16 years or 17-18 years in 100m Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly and 200 freestyle, 400m freestyle or 200m IM, then follow the registration instructions below:-  

PLEASE REGISTER HERE IF YOU HAVE QUALIFIED USING THE ATTACHED INSTRUCTIONS

CCC Swimming Registration Instructions

There are events in 50m in the 4 strokes as well as 100m Freestyle for all ages. 

The 200m Individual Medley, 200m Freestyle and 400m freestyle will be swum as Junior (12-14), Intermediate (15-16) and Senior (17+) at NSWCCC.

The 100m Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly will be swum at NSWCCC as 12/13, 14, 15, 16 and 17+. This is a change for pathway swimming for 2024.

There are relays for schools in 4x50m free, 4x50m medley and 6x50m freestyle (which must includes a swimmer from each age 12 - 17+ from the school). These are the winning school teams from the PDSSSC event.

The MultiClass events contested at the NSWCCC Championships are the 50m Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle as well as the 100m Freestyle events.

The first 3 placed swimmers and relay teams from all events at NSWCCC will progress to the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships.

In 2024, the NSWCCC Swimming Championships will be held at SOPAC, Homebush on Thursday 4th April.  

Swimmers need to register on the NSWCCC Website, following the instructions handed out on the day.

This list includes all additional swims for this years NSWCCC Swimming Championships. All the best for all our swimmers attending this event.

Please report to Mr Faccin or Ms Aylett in the Grandstand at least one hour before your first event.

You will be given a swimming cap and any uniform items you have ordered when you check in with the Team Manager.

 

NSW All Schools Swimming - Thursday 30th and Friday 31st May, 2024.

The first 3 placed swimmers in all events at the NSWCCC Carnival proceed through to represent NSW Combined Catholic Colleges at the NSW All Schools Carnival held on May each year at SOPAC. The 100m Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly and 200m events in these strokes as well as 400m freestyle, 200IM and 400IM are all swum in Junior, Intermediate and Senior division categories. There is also open 800m and 1500m freestyle for boys and girls swum at this level. There will also be a 100m Backstroke for MultiClass swimmers at this event. (These events - 400m IM, 200m Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly, 800m and 1500m freestyle, as well as the 100m Backstoke MultiClass competitors are chosen from times submitted - see information above)

In 2024, the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships will be held at SOPAC, Homebush on Thursday 30th and Friday, 31st May.

Here is the draft timeline for the event from 2023, as a guide for this year's event.

NSW All Schools Draft Swimming Timeline

From this event, a NSW State team is selected for the School Sport Australia Championships which are held later in each year. In 2024, the School Sport Australia Championships will be held from 24/7 - 27/7 for 10-12 years and 27/7 - 31/7 for the 13-19 years competitors.


School Sport Australia Swimming

In 2024, the School Sport Australia Swimming 13 - 19 Years Championships will be held from 27th July - 31st July on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

The 10-12 years section of this event will be held from 24th July - 27th July on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

The NSW Swimming team for this event is selected after the NSW All Schools Championships in May.

More details will be published when available. 

 

 

The following are the annual results for PDSSSC, NSWCCC and NSW All Schools Swimming Carnivals. Results for previous years can also be accessed below.


PDSSSC Swimming


NSWCCC Swimming Championships


NSW All Schools Swimming


School Sport Australia Swimming