2016 IGLA Championships Swimming Competition


The swim meet will publish all results to SwimPhone.

PDF of Results is posted here.

Download the Hytek Results file here.


The meet will be conducted under the published rules for Masters of the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA), supplemented by published and approved Swimming Canada and Swim Alberta rules and regulations, and the recommendations of International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA). Swim Alberta policies and procedures, including competition guidelines, where appropriate will also apply.

Timed finals, single start rule. 


Swimming Canada Warm-Up Procedures apply. Please help ensure other swimmers are aware of these rules and follow instructions of safety marshals. Kinsmen Sports Centre will be open to the public. IGLA Standards of Conduct apply. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the property. 


This competition is open to all swimmers currently registered with Swimming Canada or a FINA affiliated club from the participant’s home country.  Swimmers registered with Swimming Canada must provide their 9 digit ID number with registration. U.S. Masters swimmers must use the USMS registration verification utility. International swimmers must provide proof of affiliation from their respective country to swimming@igla2016.org

For those swimmers not affiliated with a national body, they must register with Swim Alberta/Swimming Canada for a Limited Event Membership (the 2016 fee is $23/person to be assessed in July 2016). For individuals with a limited event membership, their times would count for purposes of the meet but would not stand for records and we will not upload the results onto the national site. 


Tuesday August 9 (1500 free)

  • Warm-up: 1:00
  • Competition begins at 2:00 pm

All other days

  • Warm-up: 8:00
  • Competition begins at 9:00 am 

2016 IGLA will use a standard short course (25-meter length) for competition.

Click on the event to watch the video stream!

August 9
August 10
August 11
August 12
August 13
1500 Free
4x100 Free Relay 
100 Back 
​100 IM 

400 IM 
100 Free 
200 Fly 
50 Breast 
4x50 Free Relay



Each participant may register for up to 7 individual events

No Time (NT) entries will not be accepted, use estimated times for entry in the following format: MM:SS.00. To convert yards times to meters times, multiply by 1.149. 

Late entries will be accepted at meet management’s discretion. Once heat sheets are printed late entries will no longer be accepted. Deck entries may be permitted at a cost of $10.00 (CDN) provided an extra heat is not created. Deck entries will swim as exhibition and be seeded with no time (NT). 


Events will be seeded by gender and time — swimmers are competing in the pool against others of the same gender.

  • Seeding will be done slowest to fastest. The 1500 will be seeded fastest to slowest.
  • For events requiring check-in, seeding will be slowest to fastest, sex-separate and ages combined. 

The 800 and 1500 free events may be swum with two swimmers per lane at meet management’s discretion.

Deck seeding will be done for events that require check-in (400 IM, 400 free, 800 free, 1500 free) and for all relays.

Positive Check-In

Swimmers participating in the 1500 Free, 800 Free, 400 Free and the 400IM must do a positive check-in to confirm their plans to swim EACH of these events by the deadlines indicated below at the paper check-in at the Clerk of Course or via e-mail to swimming@igla2016.org.

  • 1500 Free – Tuesday, August 9th, 1:00pm
  • 400 Free – Thursday, August 11th, 8:00am
  • 800 Free – Friday, August 12th, 8:00am
  • 400 IM – Saturday, August 13th, 8:00am 

No other events require positive check-in. 

Reporting to your Heat

Please be behind the timers 1-2 heats before your swim with your IGLA 2016 badge ready to present to the timers to verify your name matches the timer sheets. Swimmers who miss their heats will not be placed into another heat. Arrive early to the pool and be ready for your heat. 


The Swim Alberta scratch rule will be in in effect for this competition. Coaches are requested to submit any known scratches to the meet manager via e-mail to swimming@igla2016.org by August 8, 2016. Any scratches that are not received by August 8, 2016 will need to be submitted to the Clerk of Course 30 minutes prior to the start of each session. There shall be no penalty for swimmers who ‘no show’ or submit a ‘late scratch’ for their event. 


Download the Relay Entry Worksheet or the Relay Entry Form!

Swimmers may compete in a maximum of 5 relays total during the meet. The number of relay entries per swimmer may be limited to no less than three, at the discretion of the meet manager, if necessary for timeline restrictions. 

Relay teams must confirm their participation and submit the names of the competitors, and the order of swimming to the Clerk of Course or to swimming@igla2016.org prior to the entry closing times. Mixed relay teams must consist of 2 men and 2 women. If you plan to swim on relays, you must belong to the same registered team, otherwise you may enter as an exhibition relay team. 

Swimmer name and order changes must be provided to the clerk of course 30 minutes prior to the start of the first relay event, regardless of which age or gender the team is entered in. 


Each individual event will have age groups within the men’s and women’s divisions. The three best times in each gender division’s age group will receive a medal. A person’s age is the age of the person as of 31 December 2016. The age groups are as follows: 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100+ 

Each relay team will have classes based on the total of the ages of each team member as of 31 December 2016. The three best times of each age group will receive a medal. The age groups are as follows: 72-99, 100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240-279, 280-319, 320-359, 360-399, 400+  


Event awards will be provided for first, second, and third places for each event within each age group. Awards will be available after results have been posted. IGLA teams that are currently registered for 2016 with dues paid are eligible for team awards. 

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • Every swimmer receives a point for successfully completing an event.
  • Swimmers placing in the top 8 will receive the following points
  • 9 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1
  • The above point values will be doubled for relay events.


For more information, contact swimming@igla2016.org.


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