Arafura Games

Arafura Games Swimmer
Date & Time
Sat, 27/04/2019 to Wed, 01/05/2019

Event Details

The Northern Territory Government is proud to announce that the 2019 Arafura Games will be a biennial event held over eight days, from 26 April to 4 May 2019, and will be led by Mr Ken Vowles MLA, Minister for Arafura Games.

To ensure maximum inclusion in events, the Games will host a range of sporting competitions tiers from amateur through to sub-elite.

The 2019 Arafura Games will also showcase the Northern Territory’s unique arts, culture, history and trade and investment opportunities. It is an event through which friendship, goodwill and understanding between competing nations and the Northern Territory is fostered.

17 sports have been chosen for the 2019 Arafura Games including, Athletics, Table Tennis, Boxing, Football (Soccer), Badminton, Swimming, Tennis, Muay Thai, Sailing, Indoor Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Weightlifting, Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Dragon Boating and Sepak Takraw. An integrated para program will be included in Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, Netball and Table Tennis.

For more information on the Arafura Games head to the Website: Arafura Games

Swimming NT will be assisting in Athlete Selection for a Northern Territory Swimming Team early 2019.  The selection process and dates and times can be viewed below

Become a Volunteer

  • Volunteers
  • The NT Government is currently in the recruitment phase and are quickly heading towards volunteer training, uniform and accreditation distribution. They are starting to collate all registered volunteer and staff details for Arafura Games accreditation and ask that your registration details are complete and up to date. This includes your availability, shirt size, mobile contact number, current Ochre Card (for the duration of the games, 26 April – 4 May) and importantly your accreditation photo.

  • Ochre Card
  • As per Arafura Games policy all volunteers and staff will require a Working with Children check (or Ochre Card) during the games, if you do not currently have an ochre card you will be required to apply for one. Arafura Games will cover the cost of your volunteer Ochre Card providing you follow the attached ‘Ochre Card application process’ (please note: cash reimbursements cannot be made for personally paid Ochre Cards).  

    There are some key documents required before starting your Ochre Card application this includes, identification documents, photo and the Volunteer Eligibility form (this will need to be signed by an Arafura Games staff member, returned and uploaded). Regarding Ochre Cards there are some exemptions for interstate and international volunteers, please contact to find out more. Below you will find the Application Guide and the Volunteer Eligibility form (volunteer eligibility will need to be sent to where it will be signed and returned by email).





Technical Officials

Northern Territory Athlete Selection

  • Athlete Selection Criteria
  • Swimming Northern Territory registered swimmers who meet the qualifying times set by the Arafura Games Committee are eligible to compete, subject to the Arafura Games Eligibility Criteria.

    Full details can be found on the Arafura Games Website along with Qualifying times.

    SNTI Athlete Eligibility Criteria:

    To be eligible to swim as part of the Northern Territory Team, an athlete must:

    • Be a current registered and financial member of Swimming Northern Territory;
    • Be residing and training in the Northern Territory at the time of entry and for the duration of the training period leading up to and including the 2019 Arafura Games;
    • Be and remain in “good standing” with Swimming NT and always comply with any established code of conduct or athlete agreement of Swimming NT and otherwise conduct themselves in a way that does not bring their sport or team into disrepute.

    Please note:

    • Swimmers who have primary registration with another State swimming body will NOT be eligible to swim for the Northern Territory.
    • Swimmers who do not register through the Arafura Games Portal by the 13th of March will not be considered for the NT team.

    SNTI Team Commitment:

    Swimmers must:

    • Continue to train with their Club Coach to the best of their ability and maintain a high level of water fitness in the lead up to the Championships. If a swimmer is injured, or has a prolonged illness that may impact their performance, they and their Coach must notify SNTI. If the Selection Sub-Committee, in consultation with the Management Team and Head Coach, is of the view that the athlete is not in peak condition they may be withdrawn from the team.
    • Attend all team meetings and training sessions prior to the Arafura Games as required by SNTI;
    • Comply with the SNTI Code of Conduct and sign the Arafura Games Agreement;



    Registration is now open via the Arafura Games Website. Swimmers should consult with their Club Coach before entering. Please note, Athletes who are eligible for bonus events should consult with their club coach before entering those events.

    The following information and Eligibility Requirements for Arafura Games Entry is as per the details on the Arafura Games Website.

  • Dates and Times of Competition
  • Saturday 27 – Tuesday 30 April  |  Prelims & Finals
    Session 1: 0800 – 1100
    Session 2: 1600 – 2030

    Morning Sessions
    Evening Sessions

    *Times are subject to change based on entries and final schedule.

  • Eligibility
  • Events will be run in the following age groups: 13/14 years, 15/16 years, 17 years and over and Multi Classification (MC) classes 1-16.

    Athletes may enter a maximum of seven (7) individual events for the competition. Athletes must have met the MQS for entry to a single event.

    Athletes who have met less than five (5) qualifying standards for the competition may enter bonus events as follows:

    1 Qualifying Time = 1 Bonus Event

    2 Qualifying Times = 2 Bonus Events

    3 Qualifying Times = 2 Bonus Events

    4 or more Qualifying Times = 1 Bonus Event

    Wild Card MC Entries:
    Teams may nominate two athletes who, due to lack of opportunity, have not been able to gain qualifying times for this games.

    Athletes Eligibility:
    All athletes must be a minimum of 13 years of age as at the 1st day of meet.
    Para athletes must hold a Provisional, National or International classification.

  • Competition Format
  • Open competition.

    The competition will run under FINA and WPS technical rules and regulations.

    Top 8 athletes from heats will proceed to finals.

    Any event with less than 8 entries may be run as a timed final.  If the number of athletes, due to withdrawals is less than 8 the event will be run as heat and final subject to session time restraints.

    All events on the program will be considered viable – however they may become combined events.  Non-viable events will be removed from the program after entries have closed.

    To ensure maximum inclusion in events, Swimming NT will host a range of sporting competition tiers from amateur through to sub-elite.

    Results for MC events will be determined by highest points using the WPS youth and open point calculator. MC events will be seeded according to entry times and not classification.

  • Venue
  • Parap Swimming Pool

    77 Ross Smith Avenue, Parap

    Northern Territory

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