Swimming Northern Territory hosts and assists in a number of Meets throughout the year including Long Course, Short Course and Open Water Events.

2023-24 Swim Meet Calendar

2024-25 Swim Meet Calendar

Swimming Events

  • Long Course and Short Course Events
  • Short Course vs Long Course

    The term “25-metre” and “50-metre” refers to the length of the swimming pool.

    25-metre pools are typically called short courses and 50-metres pools are called long courses.

    Differences between the short and long course:

    • Short courses have an extra turn
    • There is an increased speed after each turn
    • There is a period of inactivity after each turn
    • The period of inactivity lowers the heart rate of the swimmer
  • Open Water
  • Open water swimming is a swimming discipline which takes place in outdoor bodies of water such as open oceans, lakes, and rivers.  Due to Northern Territories climate and wildlife, our events are run during the dryer months of the year (June-September) and in the safety of our Darwin Waterfront Precinct.

    Click here for our current Calendar

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