A Swim Tournament
Swimming But Different
This is pure entertainment. If you are looking to get yourself a qualifier for Nationals or States then you probably won’t get it here. Firstly, we aren’t sanctioned so it won’t count. Secondly, we won’t be timing you!! (However, we are sure someone will still time you on their phone!).
This event is so different from any swimming event you have ever seen that initially when you read the “program” you are going to be confused, and a little bewildered. But one thing is guaranteed, when you get to the end of this event you will have made some amazing friends, met some like-minded people, and probably lost your voice (and possibly your mind!). Oh, and one more thing, possibly won yourself some cash!!
Key Elements of a PLS Event
There are some key components to consider when entering a team into a PLS event. The below highlights the four key parts of a PLS event:
16 teams from every area of swimming – pool, surf, tri, masters and casual swimmers all come together to create a unique swimming event.
8 Swimmers Per Team
Create your own teams, no affiliation needed, no coach needed, no management needed. Just pick who you want to be in a team with and create it. Team name, team song and fancy dress are mandatory!
4 Boys 4 Girls
You will need to have 4 males and 4 females to make up a team for a PLS event. But you can get your swimmers from anywhere, Surf swimmers, Masters, Tri. Our teams are often a mix from the whole swimming community.
2 Individual 2 Relays
Each team member can only swim in two individual events and two relay events. Time to get strategic.
How it Works
Each event will be slightly different but the below gives an overview of the event process;
Register Your Team
Attend the event
The big one. Every team will have a showdown!!
Every showdown will have a cash prize fund. So bring your ‘A’ game to the final event and make sure your team is ready. Don’t forget the rule, no swimmer = no points. If your swimmer is not behind the block the race will go on.
How to make a team work
It is important to remember that this is not an ordinary swim event. It involves strategy, planning, and a bit of luck to make it through to the top-tier final.
As you put your team together make sure you are thinking about how you will strategize to maximize your points in every race.
Think about whether you need someone to make sure that at every race you have a swimmer. Organise, strategize, supersize, and fraternize!!!
Most importantly be prepared to come along and have fun. This is all about bringing the element of fun back to swimming. Sing, cheer, dance, jump around, and enjoy yourselves. Don’t take yourselves too seriously!!
Actually, serious teams may be called out to explain themselves in the form of dance!