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SWIMMING REGULATIONS – NORTHERN SATIS
Swimming Regulations – SSATIS / NSATIS / SATIS
 
GENERAL EVENT PROCEDURES
 
1. The meeting shall be conducted under the rules of FINA in conjunction with Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) and Swimming Tasmania, except as hereinafter stated.
2. The State Swimming Carnival will be held in agreed venue in the North or the South and where possible is to be held on an alternative day to the Northern and Southern Carnivals
3. The first event will begin at 10:30am. Warm-up times: travelling schools 10:00am, home schools 9:30am
4. There should be adequate lane ropes, blocks, flags, handholds for backstroke starts and a false start hope.
5. Referees and officials are to be appointed by Swimming Tasmania
6. SSATIS/NSATIS Administrative Officers and Swimming Sub Committee must check:
i. Access to exits
ii. Evacuation procedures
iii. Provision and confirmation of lifeguards and their responsibilities
7. The Meet Manager computer program is to be used
i. In the instance where there are 2 or more heats, times from all heats will be combined and re-ranked to determine final placing.
ii. The principle regarding holding race 1 and race 2 in each age group rather than combining age groups shall be as follows
a. Where there are 14 competitors two races of 7 shall be swum.
b. Where there are 13 competitors there shall be a race of 7 and a race of 6.
c. Where there are 12 competitors two races of 6 shall be swum etc.
8. Lane Allocation
i. SSATIS/NSATIS: a random draw will be conducted to determine lane allocation with separate draws for boys and girls events. A rotation will then occur. Where, by necessity, an event is run in two races, race 1 and race 2 will run with the same lane rotation
ii. SATIS (Statewide): Lane positioning shall be allocated by seeding competitors on the times achieved in the respective Northern and Southern Carnivals. The two fastest competitors from North and South will be placed in Division One. The remaining competitors will be seeded by times. The two fastest swimmers of the four will be placed in lanes 4 and 5 respectively, then the next two in lanes 3 and 6. The next four swimmers whether from the North or South will be placed according to time in this order: Lane 2, 7, 1, 8. This will depend on the number of entries in each race. Where seeding of swimmers occurs, the swimmers recording the fastest times will be placed in the second race, or third where there are three races.
9. Programme and Events
i. Schools may have two entries per individual event and one entry per relay event at the respective Southern and Northern Carnivals.
ii. Schools may have one entry per event at the Statewide carnival.
iii. The SSATIS or NSATIS Administrative Officers are to distribute the programme to each of the competing schools 1 week prior to the carnival.
iv. The order of events shall be, from youngest to oldest, alternating male/female
a. 4x50m Medley Relay (Under 14, Under 16, Open)
b. 50m Freestyle (Under 13 to Open)
c. 50m Breaststroke (Under 13 to Open)
d. 100m Freestyle (Under 15, Under 16, Open)
e. 50m Butterfly (Under 14, Under 16, Open)
f. 50m Backstroke (Under 13 to Open)
g. 4x50m Freestyle Relay (Under 13 to Open)
v. For all age group events, competitors must be under the stipulated age of January 1st of that year.
vi. Where possible there will be a lunch break of 30 minutes during the programme.
vii. Where a school does not enter a competitor on the entry form, the school will not compete in that event. Changes to competitors entered can me made on the day.
viii. Competitors may only compete in one age group with the following exceptions:
a. Where necessity age groups are combined (e.g butterfly)
b. Where a particular event is not available in any age group a competitor may compete in the next higher age group where the event occurs (e.g 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle)
ix. The carnival will be a 2 start carnival and procedure is as follows: False Start – restart. Second start, anyone false starting is to be disqualified.
x. A separate lane is to be provided for each competitor They must swim in the lane allocated to them in the programme.
10. Uniform
i. School coloured bathers and caps must be worn by all competitors. Two pairs of bathers may be worn but the second pair must be in schools colours. Breaching this regulation will result in disqualification. If a school is unable to uniform teams/individuals in accepted school bathers and caps the Chair of SSATIS/NSATIS/SATIS is to be notified prior to the event. The carnival organiser will then be notified.
11. Disqualifications
i. When a competitor or schools is disqualified, it will not be announced. The schools is to be notified of the reason through the delegate or teacher in charge, by an official as soon as possible.
ii. Protests or disputes must be lodged with the organising administrative officer, in writing, by the person in charge of a team, within 15 minutes of receiving the disqualification notice. The organising administrative officer shall then refer the protest to the referee.
iii. The resolution arising from any event shall be in the hands of the referee of the day as appointed by the organiser.
12. Points allocation
i. SATIS:
a. Individual Events: Points be allocated according to the principle where if 14 schools are eligible then first place is allocated 14 points; second 13 points etc.
b. Relays will be awarded double points.
ii. SSATIS:
a. Individual Events:  First place competitor gains the same points as double the number of schools competing for that trophy in the Girls’ or Boys’ competition. Each subsequent placing will drop one point. E.g. 9 schools – 1st: 18 points, 2nd: 17 points, 3rd: 16 points…….18th: 1 point
b. Relay Events: First place will gain the same points as one and a half times that allocated for first place in individual events for each age group in the Girls’ or Boys’ competition. Each subsequent placing will drop three points. E.g. If five schools are eligible for a trophy, 1st – 15 pts, 2nd -12 pts, 3rd – 9pts etc.  in charge, by an official.
iii. NSATIS Points System
a. Individual Events: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
b. Relays: 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
13. Trophies and results
i. The nine SATIS Trophies being competed for are
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. College Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Under 13 to Under 16)
ii. The nine SSATIS Trophies are awarded as follows
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. College Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Under 13 to Under 16)
iii. The seven NSATIS Trophies are awarded as follows:
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. Senior Boys, Girls (Under 15, Under 16, Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls (Under 13 and Under 14)
iv. Pennants:  Pennant flags will be awarded to winning schools in each age group U13 – Open, Boys and Girls.
The order of trophy presentation will be rotated annually to avoid any one group of trophies gaining pre-eminence.
14. Announcement of Results
i. Record breakers will be announced first, followed by pennant results and shield results. Final results are not to be read in full at the final presentation
ii. Reading of pennant results: Top three placed schools in Pennants will be announced without points.
iii. Reading of shield results: schools placed fourth and below will have their place only announced, schools placed 3rd, 2nd and 1st will be announced in that order with their points.
iv. Schools shall only be announced in results for trophies that they are eligible to win.
v. The Administrative Officers will send detailed results to School delegates as soon as possible after the carnivals.
15. Costs
The costs incurred by a school in organising the carnival will be met by SATIS. Programme production costs are for paper and in-house photocopying. Neither the organising school nor the Administrative Officer may use an outside printer to produce a programme without the permission of the Chair of SATIS
 
Multi-Class Events for Swimming Rules and Regulations
16. Events: 50m freestyle
i. Entries:  2 per school/per age group for males and females.
ii. If there are less than two competitors the multi-class competitor will compete in the spare lane of the able bodied event in their respective age group, or multi-class age groups will be combined and swum in the same heat.  This will be decided based on the number of competitors on the day.
iii. Multi-Class Competitors are eligible to compete in both able bodied events and multi-class events.
17.  Scoring
i. The scoring system is scaled according to the number of competitors entered in each event.  If there are only 5 athletes then points awarded would be 5,4,3,2,1 system / 10 athletes 10,9,8,7,6 etc.
ii.  Competitors are eligible to score points towards their respective pennant and also points towards their respective shield.
Note:  If age groups are combined as per rule 1.2. (above), places are still to be awarded for separate age groups and points allocated as per rule 2.1. (above).
iii.  If one of the entered competitors did not participate on the day, the absent entry would get 0 and the remaining points would be awarded as described above.
 
Note: the shield age groups are different for NSATIS than SSATIS & SATIS.
NSATIS:  Junior (U/13 & U/14) and Senior (U/15, U/16 and Open)
SSATIS & SATIS: Junior (U/13 – U/16) and College (Open)
 
POOL PROTOCOLS
 
Prior to your race:
You will be directed to assemble in the marshalling area a few events before the event you are swimming in. The Marshall will mark you off as present for your event, and just before your event is to start will walk you to the starting blocks and ensure you are standing in front of the lane you are to swim in.
The Start:
The Referee will blow one long whistle. This is the signal for you to step up onto the starting block.  If you do not wish to start on the starting block, then you can stand next to it or get into the water and hold onto the edge of the pool. It is important that you do this quickly, ready yourself for the starting signal and remain still.
For the start of a backstroke race the referee will blow one long whistle which is the signal for you to get into the water, and then will blow a second long whistle when all swimmers’ heads have surfaced. This second whistle is the signal to get yourself ready for the starting signal.
When all swimmers are steady the starter will announce  take your marks.  This is the signal for you to be ready to dive into the water, or to start swimming. You will then hear a long buzzer sound which is the signal to start swimming.  Do not start until you hear this buzzer
The End of the Race:
Once all swimmers have finished the race, the referee will blow two short whistles. This is the signal for you to leave the pool. You do not leave the water until this signal. It is important that you exit the water from the sides of the pool and not climb up over the end. It is also important that you leave the water quickly so that the next race can be started.
Some tips concerning some of the strokes :
Backstroke –
i. Backstroke is started in the water
ii. You must remain on your back throughout the race, with the exception when you are executing a turn
iii. At the finish you must be on your back, and you must have a part of your body above the water
 Butterfly –
i. Your arms must be brought up over the surface of the water when doing your arm strokes; and they must be brought up over the water at the same time
ii. Your legs must be kept together throughout the race (butterfly kick); and your kicking action must be a dolphin type kick  – you are not allowed to kick in the same way that you would kick in a Freestyle or Backstroke race
iii. When finishing the race you must finish with both hands touching the end, and they must touch at the same time
Breaststroke –
i. You are allowed only one butterfly kick prior to the first breaststroke kick after the dive or after when making a turn (if applicable)
ii. Your arms must move at the same time and in the breaststroke action
iii. Your legs must move at the same time and in the breaststroke action
iv. No butterfly kicking except for the one at the start and at each turn (if applicable) is allowed
v. No freestyle kicking is allowed
vi. When finishing the race both hands must touch the wall at the same time and they must touch the end apart
 Relays
i. It is important swimmer two does not start before swimmer one has touched the end; swimmer three does not start their turn until swimmer two has touched the end; and swimmer four does not start before swimmer three has touched the end.
ii. If doing a Medley Relay (that involves the four different stroke) you must finish each stroke as you would in a normal race of each stroke
 
Lee Cowen
(on behalf Swimming Tasmania officials)
SWIMMING REGULATIONS – SOUTHERN SATIS
Swimming Regulations – SSATIS / NSATIS / SATIS
 
GENERAL EVENT PROCEDURES
 
1. The meeting shall be conducted under the rules of FINA in conjunction with Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) and Swimming Tasmania, except as hereinafter stated.
2. The State Swimming Carnival will be held in agreed venue in the North or the South and where possible is to be held on an alternative day to the Northern and Southern Carnivals
3. The first event will begin at 10:30am. Warm-up times: travelling schools 10:00am, home schools 9:30am
4. There should be adequate lane ropes, blocks, flags, handholds for backstroke starts and a false start hope.
5. Referees and officials are to be appointed by Swimming Tasmania
6. SSATIS/NSATIS Administrative Officers and Swimming Sub Committee must check:
i. Access to exits
ii. Evacuation procedures
iii. Provision and confirmation of lifeguards and their responsibilities
7. The Meet Manager computer program is to be used
i. In the instance where there are 2 or more heats, times from all heats will be combined and re-ranked to determine final placing.
ii. The principle regarding holding race 1 and race 2 in each age group rather than combining age groups shall be as follows
a. Where there are 14 competitors two races of 7 shall be swum.
b. Where there are 13 competitors there shall be a race of 7 and a race of 6.
c. Where there are 12 competitors two races of 6 shall be swum etc.
8. Lane Allocation
i. SSATIS/NSATIS: a random draw will be conducted to determine lane allocation with separate draws for boys and girls events. A rotation will then occur. Where, by necessity, an event is run in two races, race 1 and race 2 will run with the same lane rotation
ii. SATIS (Statewide): Lane positioning shall be allocated by seeding competitors on the times achieved in the respective Northern and Southern Carnivals. The two fastest competitors from North and South will be placed in Division One. The remaining competitors will be seeded by times. The two fastest swimmers of the four will be placed in lanes 4 and 5 respectively, then the next two in lanes 3 and 6. The next four swimmers whether from the North or South will be placed according to time in this order: Lane 2, 7, 1, 8. This will depend on the number of entries in each race. Where seeding of swimmers occurs, the swimmers recording the fastest times will be placed in the second race, or third where there are three races.
9. Programme and Events
i. Schools may have two entries per individual event and one entry per relay event at the respective Southern and Northern Carnivals.
ii. Schools may have one entry per event at the Statewide carnival.
iii. The SSATIS or NSATIS Administrative Officers are to distribute the programme to each of the competing schools 1 week prior to the carnival.
iv. The order of events shall be, from youngest to oldest, alternating male/female
a. 4x50m Medley Relay (Under 14, Under 16, Open)
b. 50m Freestyle (Under 13 to Open)
c. 50m Breaststroke (Under 13 to Open)
d. 100m Freestyle (Under 15, Under 16, Open)
e. 50m Butterfly (Under 14, Under 16, Open)
f. 50m Backstroke (Under 13 to Open)
g. 4x50m Freestyle Relay (Under 13 to Open)
v. For all age group events, competitors must be under the stipulated age of January 1st of that year.
vi. Where possible there will be a lunch break of 30 minutes during the programme.
vii. Where a school does not enter a competitor on the entry form, the school will not compete in that event. Changes to competitors entered can me made on the day.
viii. Competitors may only compete in one age group with the following exceptions:
a. Where necessity age groups are combined (e.g butterfly)
b. Where a particular event is not available in any age group a competitor may compete in the next higher age group where the event occurs (e.g 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle)
ix. The carnival will be a 2 start carnival and procedure is as follows: False Start – restart. Second start, anyone false starting is to be disqualified.
x. A separate lane is to be provided for each competitor They must swim in the lane allocated to them in the programme.
10. Uniform
i. School coloured bathers and caps must be worn by all competitors. Two pairs of bathers may be worn but the second pair must be in schools colours. Breaching this regulation will result in disqualification. If a school is unable to uniform teams/individuals in accepted school bathers and caps the Chair of SSATIS/NSATIS/SATIS is to be notified prior to the event. The carnival organiser will then be notified.
11. Disqualifications
i. When a competitor or schools is disqualified, it will not be announced. The schools is to be notified of the reason through the delegate or teacher in charge, by an official as soon as possible.
ii. Protests or disputes must be lodged with the organising administrative officer, in writing, by the person in charge of a team, within 15 minutes of receiving the disqualification notice. The organising administrative officer shall then refer the protest to the referee.
iii. The resolution arising from any event shall be in the hands of the referee of the day as appointed by the organiser.
12. Points allocation
i. SATIS:
a. Individual Events: Points be allocated according to the principle where if 14 schools are eligible then first place is allocated 14 points; second 13 points etc.
b. Relays will be awarded double points.
ii. SSATIS:
a. Individual Events:  First place competitor gains the same points as double the number of schools competing for that trophy in the Girls’ or Boys’ competition. Each subsequent placing will drop one point. E.g. 9 schools – 1st: 18 points, 2nd: 17 points, 3rd: 16 points…….18th: 1 point
b. Relay Events: First place will gain the same points as one and a half times that allocated for first place in individual events for each age group in the Girls’ or Boys’ competition. Each subsequent placing will drop three points. E.g. If five schools are eligible for a trophy, 1st – 15 pts, 2nd -12 pts, 3rd – 9pts etc.  in charge, by an official.
iii. NSATIS Points System
a. Individual Events: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
b. Relays: 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
13. Trophies and results
i. The nine SATIS Trophies being competed for are
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. College Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Under 13 to Under 16)
ii. The nine SSATIS Trophies are awarded as follows
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. College Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Under 13 to Under 16)
iii. The seven NSATIS Trophies are awarded as follows:
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. Senior Boys, Girls (Under 15, Under 16, Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls (Under 13 and Under 14)
iv. Pennants:  Pennant flags will be awarded to winning schools in each age group U13 – Open, Boys and Girls.
The order of trophy presentation will be rotated annually to avoid any one group of trophies gaining pre-eminence.
14. Announcement of Results
i. Record breakers will be announced first, followed by pennant results and shield results. Final results are not to be read in full at the final presentation
ii. Reading of pennant results: Top three placed schools in Pennants will be announced without points.
iii. Reading of shield results: schools placed fourth and below will have their place only announced, schools placed 3rd, 2nd and 1st will be announced in that order with their points.
iv. Schools shall only be announced in results for trophies that they are eligible to win.
v. The Administrative Officers will send detailed results to School delegates as soon as possible after the carnivals.
15. Costs
The costs incurred by a school in organising the carnival will be met by SATIS. Programme production costs are for paper and in-house photocopying. Neither the organising school nor the Administrative Officer may use an outside printer to produce a programme without the permission of the Chair of SATIS
 
Multi-Class Events for Swimming Rules and Regulations
16. Events: 50m freestyle
i. Entries:  2 per school/per age group for males and females.
ii. If there are less than two competitors the multi-class competitor will compete in the spare lane of the able bodied event in their respective age group, or multi-class age groups will be combined and swum in the same heat.  This will be decided based on the number of competitors on the day.
iii. Multi-Class Competitors are eligible to compete in both able bodied events and multi-class events.
17.  Scoring
i. The scoring system is scaled according to the number of competitors entered in each event.  If there are only 5 athletes then points awarded would be 5,4,3,2,1 system / 10 athletes 10,9,8,7,6 etc.
ii.  Competitors are eligible to score points towards their respective pennant and also points towards their respective shield.
Note:  If age groups are combined as per rule 1.2. (above), places are still to be awarded for separate age groups and points allocated as per rule 2.1. (above).
iii.  If one of the entered competitors did not participate on the day, the absent entry would get 0 and the remaining points would be awarded as described above.
 
Note: the shield age groups are different for NSATIS than SSATIS & SATIS.
NSATIS:  Junior (U/13 & U/14) and Senior (U/15, U/16 and Open)
SSATIS & SATIS: Junior (U/13 – U/16) and College (Open)
 
POOL PROTOCOLS
 
Prior to your race:
You will be directed to assemble in the marshalling area a few events before the event you are swimming in. The Marshall will mark you off as present for your event, and just before your event is to start will walk you to the starting blocks and ensure you are standing in front of the lane you are to swim in.
The Start:
The Referee will blow one long whistle. This is the signal for you to step up onto the starting block.  If you do not wish to start on the starting block, then you can stand next to it or get into the water and hold onto the edge of the pool. It is important that you do this quickly, ready yourself for the starting signal and remain still.
For the start of a backstroke race the referee will blow one long whistle which is the signal for you to get into the water, and then will blow a second long whistle when all swimmers’ heads have surfaced. This second whistle is the signal to get yourself ready for the starting signal.
When all swimmers are steady the starter will announce  take your marks.  This is the signal for you to be ready to dive into the water, or to start swimming. You will then hear a long buzzer sound which is the signal to start swimming.  Do not start until you hear this buzzer
The End of the Race:
Once all swimmers have finished the race, the referee will blow two short whistles. This is the signal for you to leave the pool. You do not leave the water until this signal. It is important that you exit the water from the sides of the pool and not climb up over the end. It is also important that you leave the water quickly so that the next race can be started.
Some tips concerning some of the strokes :
Backstroke –
i. Backstroke is started in the water
ii. You must remain on your back throughout the race, with the exception when you are executing a turn
iii. At the finish you must be on your back, and you must have a part of your body above the water
 Butterfly –
i. Your arms must be brought up over the surface of the water when doing your arm strokes; and they must be brought up over the water at the same time
ii. Your legs must be kept together throughout the race (butterfly kick); and your kicking action must be a dolphin type kick  – you are not allowed to kick in the same way that you would kick in a Freestyle or Backstroke race
iii. When finishing the race you must finish with both hands touching the end, and they must touch at the same time
Breaststroke –
i. You are allowed only one butterfly kick prior to the first breaststroke kick after the dive or after when making a turn (if applicable)
ii. Your arms must move at the same time and in the breaststroke action
iii. Your legs must move at the same time and in the breaststroke action
iv. No butterfly kicking except for the one at the start and at each turn (if applicable) is allowed
v. No freestyle kicking is allowed
vi. When finishing the race both hands must touch the wall at the same time and they must touch the end apart
 Relays
i. It is important swimmer two does not start before swimmer one has touched the end; swimmer three does not start their turn until swimmer two has touched the end; and swimmer four does not start before swimmer three has touched the end.
ii. If doing a Medley Relay (that involves the four different stroke) you must finish each stroke as you would in a normal race of each stroke
 
Lee Cowen
(on behalf Swimming Tasmania officials)
SWIMMING REGULATIONS – STATEWIDE
Swimming Regulations – SSATIS / NSATIS / SATIS
 
GENERAL EVENT PROCEDURES
 
1. The meeting shall be conducted under the rules of FINA in conjunction with Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) and Swimming Tasmania, except as hereinafter stated.
2. The State Swimming Carnival will be held in agreed venue in the North or the South and where possible is to be held on an alternative day to the Northern and Southern Carnivals
3. The first event will begin at 10:30am. Warm-up times: travelling schools 10:00am, home schools 9:30am
4. There should be adequate lane ropes, blocks, flags, handholds for backstroke starts and a false start hope.
5. Referees and officials are to be appointed by Swimming Tasmania
6. SSATIS/NSATIS Administrative Officers and Swimming Sub Committee must check:
i. Access to exits
ii. Evacuation procedures
iii. Provision and confirmation of lifeguards and their responsibilities
7. The Meet Manager computer program is to be used
i. In the instance where there are 2 or more heats, times from all heats will be combined and re-ranked to determine final placing.
ii. The principle regarding holding race 1 and race 2 in each age group rather than combining age groups shall be as follows
a. Where there are 14 competitors two races of 7 shall be swum.
b. Where there are 13 competitors there shall be a race of 7 and a race of 6.
c. Where there are 12 competitors two races of 6 shall be swum etc.
8. Lane Allocation
i. SSATIS/NSATIS: a random draw will be conducted to determine lane allocation with separate draws for boys and girls events. A rotation will then occur. Where, by necessity, an event is run in two races, race 1 and race 2 will run with the same lane rotation
ii. SATIS (Statewide): Lane positioning shall be allocated by seeding competitors on the times achieved in the respective Northern and Southern Carnivals. The two fastest competitors from North and South will be placed in Division One. The remaining competitors will be seeded by times. The two fastest swimmers of the four will be placed in lanes 4 and 5 respectively, then the next two in lanes 3 and 6. The next four swimmers whether from the North or South will be placed according to time in this order: Lane 2, 7, 1, 8. This will depend on the number of entries in each race. Where seeding of swimmers occurs, the swimmers recording the fastest times will be placed in the second race, or third where there are three races.
9. Programme and Events
i. Schools may have two entries per individual event and one entry per relay event at the respective Southern and Northern Carnivals.
ii. Schools may have one entry per event at the Statewide carnival.
iii. The SSATIS or NSATIS Administrative Officers are to distribute the programme to each of the competing schools 1 week prior to the carnival.
iv. The order of events shall be, from youngest to oldest, alternating male/female
a. 4x50m Medley Relay (Under 14, Under 16, Open)
b. 50m Freestyle (Under 13 to Open)
c. 50m Breaststroke (Under 13 to Open)
d. 100m Freestyle (Under 15, Under 16, Open)
e. 50m Butterfly (Under 14, Under 16, Open)
f. 50m Backstroke (Under 13 to Open)
g. 4x50m Freestyle Relay (Under 13 to Open)
v. For all age group events, competitors must be under the stipulated age of January 1st of that year.
vi. Where possible there will be a lunch break of 30 minutes during the programme.
vii. Where a school does not enter a competitor on the entry form, the school will not compete in that event. Changes to competitors entered can me made on the day.
viii. Competitors may only compete in one age group with the following exceptions:
a. Where necessity age groups are combined (e.g butterfly)
b. Where a particular event is not available in any age group a competitor may compete in the next higher age group where the event occurs (e.g 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle)
ix. The carnival will be a 2 start carnival and procedure is as follows: False Start – restart. Second start, anyone false starting is to be disqualified.
x. A separate lane is to be provided for each competitor They must swim in the lane allocated to them in the programme.
10. Uniform
i. School coloured bathers and caps must be worn by all competitors. Two pairs of bathers may be worn but the second pair must be in schools colours. Breaching this regulation will result in disqualification. If a school is unable to uniform teams/individuals in accepted school bathers and caps the Chair of SSATIS/NSATIS/SATIS is to be notified prior to the event. The carnival organiser will then be notified.
11. Disqualifications
i. When a competitor or schools is disqualified, it will not be announced. The schools is to be notified of the reason through the delegate or teacher in charge, by an official as soon as possible.
ii. Protests or disputes must be lodged with the organising administrative officer, in writing, by the person in charge of a team, within 15 minutes of receiving the disqualification notice. The organising administrative officer shall then refer the protest to the referee.
iii. The resolution arising from any event shall be in the hands of the referee of the day as appointed by the organiser.
12. Points allocation
i. SATIS:
a. Individual Events: Points be allocated according to the principle where if 14 schools are eligible then first place is allocated 14 points; second 13 points etc.
b. Relays will be awarded double points.
ii. SSATIS:
a. Individual Events:  First place competitor gains the same points as double the number of schools competing for that trophy in the Girls’ or Boys’ competition. Each subsequent placing will drop one point. E.g. 9 schools – 1st: 18 points, 2nd: 17 points, 3rd: 16 points…….18th: 1 point
b. Relay Events: First place will gain the same points as one and a half times that allocated for first place in individual events for each age group in the Girls’ or Boys’ competition. Each subsequent placing will drop three points. E.g. If five schools are eligible for a trophy, 1st – 15 pts, 2nd -12 pts, 3rd – 9pts etc.  in charge, by an official.
iii. NSATIS Points System
a. Individual Events: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
b. Relays: 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
13. Trophies and results
i. The nine SATIS Trophies being competed for are
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. College Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Under 13 to Under 16)
ii. The nine SSATIS Trophies are awarded as follows
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. College Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls and Co-educational (Under 13 to Under 16)
iii. The seven NSATIS Trophies are awarded as follows:
a. Aggregate Boys, Girls and Co-educational (All age groups)
b. Senior Boys, Girls (Under 15, Under 16, Open)
c. Junior Boys, Girls (Under 13 and Under 14)
iv. Pennants:  Pennant flags will be awarded to winning schools in each age group U13 – Open, Boys and Girls.
The order of trophy presentation will be rotated annually to avoid any one group of trophies gaining pre-eminence.
14. Announcement of Results
i. Record breakers will be announced first, followed by pennant results and shield results. Final results are not to be read in full at the final presentation
ii. Reading of pennant results: Top three placed schools in Pennants will be announced without points.
iii. Reading of shield results: schools placed fourth and below will have their place only announced, schools placed 3rd, 2nd and 1st will be announced in that order with their points.
iv. Schools shall only be announced in results for trophies that they are eligible to win.
v. The Administrative Officers will send detailed results to School delegates as soon as possible after the carnivals.
15. Costs
The costs incurred by a school in organising the carnival will be met by SATIS. Programme production costs are for paper and in-house photocopying. Neither the organising school nor the Administrative Officer may use an outside printer to produce a programme without the permission of the Chair of SATIS
 
Multi-Class Events for Swimming Rules and Regulations
16. Events: 50m freestyle
i. Entries:  2 per school/per age group for males and females.
ii. If there are less than two competitors the multi-class competitor will compete in the spare lane of the able bodied event in their respective age group, or multi-class age groups will be combined and swum in the same heat.  This will be decided based on the number of competitors on the day.
iii. Multi-Class Competitors are eligible to compete in both able bodied events and multi-class events.
17.  Scoring
i. The scoring system is scaled according to the number of competitors entered in each event.  If there are only 5 athletes then points awarded would be 5,4,3,2,1 system / 10 athletes 10,9,8,7,6 etc.
ii.  Competitors are eligible to score points towards their respective pennant and also points towards their respective shield.
Note:  If age groups are combined as per rule 1.2. (above), places are still to be awarded for separate age groups and points allocated as per rule 2.1. (above).
iii.  If one of the entered competitors did not participate on the day, the absent entry would get 0 and the remaining points would be awarded as described above.
 
Note: the shield age groups are different for NSATIS than SSATIS & SATIS.
NSATIS:  Junior (U/13 & U/14) and Senior (U/15, U/16 and Open)
SSATIS & SATIS: Junior (U/13 – U/16) and College (Open)
 
POOL PROTOCOLS
 
Prior to your race:
You will be directed to assemble in the marshalling area a few events before the event you are swimming in. The Marshall will mark you off as present for your event, and just before your event is to start will walk you to the starting blocks and ensure you are standing in front of the lane you are to swim in.
The Start:
The Referee will blow one long whistle. This is the signal for you to step up onto the starting block.  If you do not wish to start on the starting block, then you can stand next to it or get into the water and hold onto the edge of the pool. It is important that you do this quickly, ready yourself for the starting signal and remain still.
For the start of a backstroke race the referee will blow one long whistle which is the signal for you to get into the water, and then will blow a second long whistle when all swimmers’ heads have surfaced. This second whistle is the signal to get yourself ready for the starting signal.
When all swimmers are steady the starter will announce  take your marks.  This is the signal for you to be ready to dive into the water, or to start swimming. You will then hear a long buzzer sound which is the signal to start swimming.  Do not start until you hear this buzzer
The End of the Race:
Once all swimmers have finished the race, the referee will blow two short whistles. This is the signal for you to leave the pool. You do not leave the water until this signal. It is important that you exit the water from the sides of the pool and not climb up over the end. It is also important that you leave the water quickly so that the next race can be started.
Some tips concerning some of the strokes :
Backstroke –
i. Backstroke is started in the water
ii. You must remain on your back throughout the race, with the exception when you are executing a turn
iii. At the finish you must be on your back, and you must have a part of your body above the water
 Butterfly –
i. Your arms must be brought up over the surface of the water when doing your arm strokes; and they must be brought up over the water at the same time
ii. Your legs must be kept together throughout the race (butterfly kick); and your kicking action must be a dolphin type kick  – you are not allowed to kick in the same way that you would kick in a Freestyle or Backstroke race
iii. When finishing the race you must finish with both hands touching the end, and they must touch at the same time
Breaststroke –
i. You are allowed only one butterfly kick prior to the first breaststroke kick after the dive or after when making a turn (if applicable)
ii. Your arms must move at the same time and in the breaststroke action
iii. Your legs must move at the same time and in the breaststroke action
iv. No butterfly kicking except for the one at the start and at each turn (if applicable) is allowed
v. No freestyle kicking is allowed
vi. When finishing the race both hands must touch the wall at the same time and they must touch the end apart
 Relays
i. It is important swimmer two does not start before swimmer one has touched the end; swimmer three does not start their turn until swimmer two has touched the end; and swimmer four does not start before swimmer three has touched the end.
ii. If doing a Medley Relay (that involves the four different stroke) you must finish each stroke as you would in a normal race of each stroke
 
Lee Cowen
(on behalf Swimming Tasmania officials)

Adrian Broughton (SSATIS)Swimming