Gauteng Masters Swimming

GMS Record

Qualifying Criteria


The Records referred to in this document are GMS Records and NOT Gauteng Records.
GMS sets the qualifying criteria for these GMS Records in accordance with the SAMS and GMS Constitutions.



In order to have a time recognized as a GMS Record both of the following requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. You (or your relay team) must have achieved a time that equals or betters the current GMS Record time. The time must have been recorded to 1/100th of a second either by an Electronic Timing Device (ETD) touchpad or by 3 (three) electronic stopwatches in which case the middle time is used.
  2. At the time that you (or your relay team) achieved the current record equalling or breaking time you (or for relays, every member of your relay team) must have been:
    1. a South African Citizen or have been granted South African Permanent Residence status (i.e. At the time you must have been in possession of a VALID South African Identity Document that showed your 13 digit RSA ID Number and indicated your status as Citizen or Permanent Resident.) and
    2. a properly registered and paid-up member, for the relevant season (01 May to 30 April), of a South African Masters Swimming Club that is based in the GMS Region and is affiliated to GMS and SAMS (NB Relay team members must all be registered with the same Club.) and
    3. representing the above Club in the Gala/Meet and
    4. competing in a Masters Gala/Meet, or in a Heat or Event in a Gala/Meet where the Heat or Event has only Masters participants in it.



It is your responsibility to ensure that your GMS Record application is submitted correctly. 

If you are swimming in a Masters Gala/Meet that is hosted by GMS or a GMS affiliated Club, the task of applying for your GMS record is normally done for you by the gala organizers, but you should check with them to make sure.

If you are swimming in a Masters Gala/Meet that is not hosted by GMS or a GMS affiliated Club, or swimming in a separate Masters Event in a Non-Masters Gala/Meet, you need to do the following: