Pool swimming records are maintained for both Long Course (LC – 50m pool) and Short Course (SC – 25m pool).
Events at pool meets are:
50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m – Freestyle
50m, 100m & 200m – Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly
100m (SC), 200m & 400m – Individual Medley (IM)
Men and women compete separately in 5 year age groups – 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, … 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100-104 …
Relay events are 200m (4x50m) Freestyle and Medley in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams, and in 40 year combined age groups starting at 100+ years
Performances at pool swimming meets (either run by NZMS in NZ or by overseas masters bodies) can be recognised as NZMS National or World Aquatics World records.