MSX - The Masters Swimming Excellence Program

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The MSX Program is a Masters Swimming Queensland Program.

It is designed for the more competitive swimmers and those who may not be very competitive, but enjoy swimming at swim meets.

 How it Works

  • The results are calculated from the time standards (qualifying times) (below), which are based on the FINA events and distances.
  • Every time a swimmer competes in a swim meet, the times are recorded on Meet Manager and the Results Portal. 
  • At the beginning of the following year, the 2013 Meet Manager Backup File results are imported into the MSX Meet Manager Program.
  • The qualifying times are in the Meet Manger Program, which recognises the imported result i.e. if the result entered is faster than any of the qualifying times, the swimmer is recognised as having achieved the relevant level or standard - Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze.
  • There are four (4) levels in this program:
  1. Level 1:  PLATINUM  
  2. Level 2:  GOLD   
  3. Level 3:  SILVER   
  4. Level 4:  BRONZE   

What does a swimmer have to do?

  • All a member has to do is enter as many swim meets as you can.
  • Check the qualifying times and train to beat those times.
  • All you do is train, swim, enjoy the meet and the rest is done for you.


2013 Amendment to the MSX Program: 

A swimmer will need to reach a qualifying time 3 x in one year, to be awarded a level.

Example:  3x Gold = Gold; 
                 1x Gold + 1x Silver + 1x Bronze = Bronze
                 2x Platinum + 1 Bronze = Bronze
                 1x Platinum + 1x Gold + 1x Silver = Silver

3x mixed levels (colours) + the lowest level.
You may achieve these levels in the same event or multiple events.

The MSX Awards 2013


The results will be based on the Qualifying Time Standards only, which will be reviewed and updated.  See below. 

Postal and Endurance 1000 swims, which are also FINA events and distances may count towards the final result.  Endurance 1000 - FINA distances and events will be accepted if they comply with swim meet rules.  For the Endurance and postal swims to be accepted, they would need to have been witnessed and signed off by a technical official and three timekeepers.

The following Endurance 1000 and Postal Swim distances and strokes are accepted FINA events:

Free:      400    800    1500
-   Back:     200
-   Breast:  200
-   Fly:         200
-   IM:          200    400

If your club wishes to have the Postal and Endurance 1000 events considered in the final calculations, the club will have to send a back-up file on Meet Manager to the recorder in SQ Office. The postal swims are generally on the file sent after a swim meet, but Endurance 1000 swims in the events listed, will have to be sent to the office via a Meet Manager file, by early January.

Qualifying Times

To view the qualifying times for 2012, click on the documents below:

2013 MSX Qualifying Times - Males

2013 MSX Qualifying Times - Females

2012 MSX Qualifying Times - MALES

2012 MSX Qualifying Times - FEMALES

A review of the awards for the 4 levels is in progress.


MSX Qualifiers - 2011

MSX Qualifiers - 2012