Bio Island Australian JX 2021-2022 Criteria and Qualifying Times
The 2021-22 Bio Island Australian JX program recognises performances from 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022.
- Bio Island Australian JX automatically recognises swimmers aged 9-13 years with gold, silver, bronze or blue standard, based on their best performance/s correlating to the times set by Swimming Australia. To qualify for the program, swimmers need to be a member of an Australian swimming club and achieve a qualifying time at an approved meet.
To enquire further whether an event is an approved meet please contact your State/Territory office or visit the relevant competition flyer for more details.
If your child has a birthday within the JX season, they will be recognised with their highest standard achieved in one age bracket – not both. Furthermore, lead off times will not be recognised in the program, only individual swims will qualify.
Gold Standard – At least 1 Tier 1 time in any of the specified events
Silver Standard – At least 1 Tier 2 time in any of the specified events
Bronze Standard – At least 1 Tier 3 time in any of the specified events
Blue Standard – At least 1 Tier 4 time in any of the specified events
Gold Standard – At least 1 Tier 1 time in two or more of the specified events
Silver Standard – At least 1 Tier 1 or Tier 2 time in one or more of the specified events
Bronze Standard – At least 1 Tier 3 time in one or more of the specified events
Blue Standard – At least 1 Tier 4 time in one or more of the specified events
9-10 year-old times will be recognised from both short course and long course events. 11-13 year old times will be recognised from long course events only.
A table of qualifying times can be found at https://www.swimming.org.au/sites/default/files/assets/documents/JX%202021-22%20Qualifying%20Criteria%20and%20Standards_0.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Register For The JX Program
No registration is required for the JX program, all results are calculated by Swimming Australia automatically using swim meet results uploaded by clubs, regions, districts and state associations into the Swim Central database.
How Do I Qualify For The JX Program?
To qualify for the JX program, swimmers are required to be a member of Swimming Australia, aged from 9 to 13 years and achieve one of the qualifying criteria set by Swimming Australia within the qualifying timeframe.
The JX Qualifying standards and criteria can be found on the Swimming Australia website.
How Do I Find Out If I Have Qualified?
When the qualification period ends, Swimming Australia prepares the JX results and publishes them on the JX section of the website and uploads a special JX avatar in Swim Central.
Prior to the release of the results, Swimming Australia will publicise the release date of the results to make all swimmers and clubs aware of the release date and time via its social media channels and website.
What Happens If I Have a Birthday During The Qualifying Period?
Where a swimmer has a birthday during the qualification period and records times under two different age groups, he/she will receive a JX reward depending on the highest standard achieved in either (not both) of those age groups. i.e. if a swimmer achieves Gold standard as a 10-year-old and Silver as a 11 year old, the Gold standard would be awarded.
Can I Achieve The Times in a Short Course (25m) Pool or a Long Course (50m) Pool?
Swimmers aged 9 and 10 years can achieve qualifying times in both short course and long course swimming pools. Swimmers aged 11 years to 13 years can only qualify in long course swimming pools.
Can I Use Relay Splits as a Qualifying Time?
Relay splits including lead off times will not be recognised in the JX program, only individual swims will qualify.
How Do I Know Which Swim Meets Are Approved?
Approved swim meets are competitions that have achieved the minimum setup and technical official requirements. It is the responsibility of the host organisation of the swim meet to ensure that the requirements have been met as well as recording and uploading the accurate times into the Swim Central results database.
The host organisation of the swim meet will publicise if the meet is an ‘approved’ or a ‘non-approved’ meet.
How Do I Receive My JX Pack?
Once the qualifying period ends, Swimming Australia analyses all swim meet results to determine the qualifying swimmers and their award standard. JX Packs are then packed and sent directly to the swimming club that the swimmer is registered to at the time of releasing the results.