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Polding Swimming Championships

This will be a one spectator per competitor event. Spectators will need to order tickets online. The link to order a ticket will be sent to registered students from 15 March.

The event will be live streamed.

Order of Events >>

Seating Plan >>

Event Program >>> heats


Up to 3 Athletes per individual event and 2 relay teams per relay event per diocese


50m Freestyle

8yrs, 9yrs, 10yrs, 11yrs, 12yrs, 13yrs

Boys and Girls

50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly

Junior (8, 9, 10yrs), 11yrs, 12/13yrs

Boys and Girls

100m Freestyle

All Age

Boys and Girls

200m Individual Medley

Junior (8,9,10 yrs), Senior (11,12,13 yrs)Boys and Girls

Multiclass : 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle,

50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly

Junior (8,9,10 yrs), Senior (11,12,13yrs) Boys and Girls

Junior (8,9,10 yrs),  Senior (11,12,13yrs) Boys and Girls

4 x 50m Freestyle Relay

Junior (8, 9, 10yrs), Senior (11, 12, 13yrs) Boys and Girls

Small Schools (PP6) 4x50m Freestyle Relay

School enrolment 24 & under @ 1/2/20

All Age(schools with a K-6 enrolment of 1-25)

Mixed Boys and Girls

Small Schools (PP5) 4x 50m Freestyle Relay

School enrolment 25 - 54 @ 1/2/20

All Age ( schools with a K-6 enrolment 26-54 )

Mixed Boys and Girls

* ONE start rule applies for all events


Monday 22nd March 2021


Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Olympic Boulevarde, Sydney Olympic Park

Entry will not be through the front entrance. Entry will be via the mousehole near carpark entry boom gate.

Order of Events

2021 Order of Events >>>

The COVID Safety plan of SOPAC and CSNSW Sport for NSWCPS Swimming has guided the event sequence to ensure that their is a steady flow of students and parents arriving and departing the venue throughout the competition duration.

Progression To NSWPSSA then School Sport Australia

The 3 medallists from each event will progress to NSWPSSA

At the NSWPSSA Championships, only Students aged 10 -12 years in 2021 will be eligible to progress to for State Selection. In 2021 due to all School Sport Australia events being cancelled, a merit NSW team will be named.

This will be available in P2 or, if full, in additional parking stations as directed by signs in the Aquatic Centre precinct. The cost of parking is $18 per day flat rate if ticket validated at the Aquatic Centre.

Closing Date

Refer to Diocesan information


Refer to Diocesan information

What to Bring

Refer to Diocesan information


Rules and Guidelines


NSW PSSA Handbook - Swimming

NSWPSSA Swimming Championships

Wednesday 31st March - Thursday 1st April 2021
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Olympic Boulevarde Homebush

School Sport Australia Swimming Championships

Brisbane Aquatic Centre - Sleeman Sports Complex
Old Cleveland Road &, Tilley Rd Chandler QLD

All School Sport Events in 2021 have been cancelled.

2021 NSWPSSA Swimming Results >>

NSWPSSA Merit Swimming Team 2021

Harrison Coppola St Joseph's, Merewether MAITLAND NEWCASTLE
Quin Neyland St Catherine's, Singleton MAITLAND NEWCASTLE
Tobias Woolnough St Augustine's, Brookvale BROKEN BAY
Jacob Smith St Xavier's, Gunnedah ARMIDALE
Timothy Wellm Mt St Patrick's, Murwillumbah LISMORE
Alexis Petrovic St James', Kotara South MAITLAND NEWCASTLE
Abbie Messner St Mary's, Dubbo BATHURST
Ruby Carter St Joseph's, Nyngan WILCANNIA FORBES

Polding Offers opportunities in Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics for Student With Disabilities.

Students with disabilities compete in Multi-class events where each competitor is given a classification dependent on their disability and the impact on their ability to compete in the sport of swimming. One event may have several classifications competing so the results are based on a competitors times in relation to the World Record for their classification using MCPS. (More information on the scoring system >)


What Is The Purpose of the Classification ?

The purpose of a competitor classification is to minimise the impact of eligible impairment types on the outcome of the competition so that swimmers who succeed in competition are those with the best results in relation to their impairment. 

Classifications are grouped into 5 main impairments - Hearing, Intellectual, Vision, Physical and Transplant. There are various grades in each category depending on the severity of the impairment.


For more information on Students With Disabilities Classification and How to get Classified 


All students wishing to participate in the Student With Disability pathway must either have a classification or seeking to be classified.

Students must nominate their intention to compete and include their classification on the Meet Manager data file. 

Multiclass events available at the Polding Swimming Championships on Monday 22 March 2021

 100m Freestyle  Open (8,9,10,11,12,13 yrs Boys and Girls
 50m Freestyle, Junior (8,9,10 yrs), Senior (11,12,13yrs) Boys and Girls
 50m Backstroke, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly  Junior (8,9,10 yrs), Senior (11,12,13yrs) Boys and Girls


Please note - Only 10-12 Year Olds are eligible for State Selection

13 Year olds cannot progress to State representation.



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