Welcome to Faction swimming 2020. This year’s faction carnival will be held at HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Ave, Mount Claremont WA 6010, on Friday March 13 from 9:00am until around 12:00pm. The event will take place in the indoor 8 lane pool.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
- 50m breaststroke
- 50m backstroke
- 50m freestyle
- 50m butterfly
- 25m breaststroke
- 25m freestyle
- Championship trophy awarded to winning faction
- Champion girls and boys and runners up medals awarded
- Close of competition
Confident swimmers in year 4, 5 and 6 are asked to nominate for at least two of the 50-metre events. (Children will be selected for the interschool swimming competition based on their performance in the faction swimming carnival.) The 50-metre events include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. There will be no 200m events in this year’s interschool carnival or faction carnival.
Children who are not as confident at swimming the 50-metre events will be able to nominate for the 25-metre freestyle and breaststroke events instead. Please DO NOT nominate for both the 50m AND the 25-metre event of the same stroke. 25-metre events will be participation event only and will have no ribbons issued or points allocated to them.
Children swimming in the 50-meter events will be placed into heats. At the end of these heats, the times will be compared and 1st to 4th places will be decided. A draw will result in two ribbons being presented.
50-metre butterfly events will be filled by children who nominate for those races. These events will count towards the championship trophies.
The school and community place a strong emphasis on all our students developing confidence and competence in and around water and with this in mind we ask that all students nominate for a minimum of two events.
Many thanks go out to parents who have participated in the past. It is likely that we will require the assistance of 16-24 parents as up to 3 per lane may be needed as backup for the electronic timing.
Children will be seated on the south side of the pool in their factions and parents will be seated in the visitors’ section on the north side of the pool. Parents will be required to pay a $2.60 entry fee. We ask that parents and siblings refrain from entering the competitors’ section. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at HBF Stadium unless they are assistance dogs.
Dean Hodgson and Elizabeth Burrows