Windsor, Ontario

July 25 - 31, 2022



SWAT

SWAT

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SWAT


DATE:  Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 8am-3pm

              Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 8am-5pm

SPORT DESCRIPTION:  All participants must be active tactical unit members with hostage rescue certification. Each team must have 6-8 members including a qualified sniper and observer.  All team members must complete the registration individually before the Team Captain can register their team.  Teams will be required to complete consecutive, timed events, which must be performed in a specific sequence as follows:

EVENTS:

  1. Physical Fitness Challenge (2 members to participate)
  2. Sniper Challenge (2 members – Sniper and Observer)
  3. Multi-weapon Challenge (4 members to participate)
  4. Hostage Rescue Challenge (All members must participate)

NOTE:   The members selected for Physical Fitness and Sniper must be different.

SCORING: The score from the four challenges will be combined to determine the final team score and overall champion. Scoring will be determined by combined times from all four events, including any assessed penalties, shot accuracy, and shot placement.  The top three teams will be presented with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the conclusion of the second day.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Tactical Uniform including full personal protective equipment (Ballistic vest)
  • Eye protection, Ear protection
  • Sniper Rifle, binoculars or spotting scope, and range finder
  • Carbine rifle (Service issued) .223 or 5.56 (Other calibers need to be pre-approved)
  • Pistol (Service Issued)
  • Note: Snipers will require a sniper rifle (as previously mentioned) as well as a main entry weapon (carbine). 

SAFETY RULES:

All competing team members must be present for mandatory safety brief at the start of the each day. Violation of safety rules and unsafe weapons handling may result in disqualification or deduction in team or individual scores. No one will be allowed entrance into the competition area until they are called to perform. Pistols may be loaded and contained within a holster worn by team members. Long guns and shotguns will remain empty and on safe until told to load.

All officers participating in the SWAT events will be required to wear eye, ear, ballistic vests, and helmets during the live fire events on the range (Sniper/Observers will not require vests or helmets for sniper/observer portion of the SWAT event.)  However, full PPE will be required for remaining portions of SWAT). During movement exercises, all weapons will be on safe, with finger on the frame of the weapon.

During the competition, judges will be monitoring safety while moving through the course of fire. Any time a judge says “STOP” or an air horn is heard all movement on the range must stop until cleared to continue.

DESCRIPTION OF EVENTS:

Physical Fitness Challenge

  • Two team members will work together in a relay style obstacle course.
  • Each member will wear tactical boots, pants, and t-shirt.
  • Each member will be provided a load bearing vest to be worn throughout the obstacle course.

Stage 1 and the entire physical fitness event will be initiated by the officiant via whistle and stopwatch.

Stage 1

  • Both members (1 & 2) will start at the base of the rappel tower fitted with a gas mask.
  • On the whistle #1 will ascend the tower, then descend to the start position at which time #2 ascends and descends the tower

Stage 2

  • Once member 2 completes Stage 1, member #1 is initiated. Stage 2 begins.
  • #1 is required to climb over a fence (6’) then proceed to the seated rope pull (75 lbs – distance 50’). #1 returns to the start position and initiates #2.
  • #2 is required to climb over a fence (6’) then proceed to the seated rope pull (75 lbs – distance 50’). #2 returns to the start position. Stage 3 begins.

Stage 3

  • #1 Proceeds from start position to the west side of tower and ascends a ladder touching every rung before descending (touching all rungs)
  • #1 continues to the breach box. Using a ram, the box is moved to a designated line. Once the line is reached #1 jumps over the box and moves the box (using the ram) back to its original position. #1 jumps over the box and proceeds back to the start position at which time #2 is initiated.
  • #2 Proceeds from start position to the west side of tower and ascends a ladder touching every rung before descending (touching all rungs)
  • #2 continues to the breach box. Using a ram, the box is moved to a designated line. Once the line is reached #1 jumps over the box and moves the box (using the ram) back to its original position. #2 jumps over the box and proceeds back to the start position at which time Stage 4 is begins.

Stage 4

  • #1 takes possession of a ballistic shield and ascends the rappel tower. The shield is delivered to a specified area; #1 now descends the tower
  • #1 takes possession of a ram and ascends the rappel tower. The ram is delivered to a specified area; #1 now descends the tower. #2 is now initiated.
  • #2 takes possession of a ballistic shield and ascends the rappel tower. The shield is delivered to a specified area; #2 now descends the tower
  • #2 takes possession of a ram and ascends the rappel tower. The ram is delivered to a specified area; #2 now descends the tower. Stage 5 is initiated.

Stage 5

  • #1 climbs over 6’ wall, grabs an issued inert firearm and proceeds down range road and returns (approx. 400m). #2 is now initiated.
  • #2 climbs over 6’ wall, grabs an issued inert firearm and proceeds down range road and returns (approx. 400m). Stage 6 begins.

Stage 6

  • #1 and #2 are directed to the “downed officer” and where they are required to rescue the officer. Once the officer is loaded into the rescue vehicle the Sniper Challenge Begins.

Note: Officers participating in the Physical Fitness challenge are now required to dress in full tactical PPE in preparation for the Hostage Rescue Portion of the Tactical competition.

Sniper Challenge

Both Sniper and Observer will wear tactical boots, pants, and t-shirt.

  • From the Rappel Tower both officers will proceed to a designated point where they will obtain their firearm and respective equipment
  • All equipment will be manually transported to the top of the rappel tower.
  • From the top of the rappel tower the observer will be required to identity designated targets.
  • Once identified, the Sniper will be required to eliminate the identified threats.
  • At the completion of the Sniper course of fire, the multi weapon challenge begins.
  • Approximate range – 110 yards

Multi Weapon Challenge  

  • Multi Weapon Operators will require full tactical PPE (Boots, pants, vest, helmet with ear protection, eye protection, carbine and pistol).
  • Each operator will require a minimum of three pistol magazines. Between the three magazines each operator will require a combined 30 frangible rounds.
  • Each Operator will require a minimum of three carbine magazines. Between the three magazines each operator will require a combined 70 frangible rounds.

Hostage Rescue Challenge

  • Operators will require full tactical PPE (Boots, pants, vest, helmet with ear protection, eye protection).
  • All 6 or 8 team members will participate in the hostage rescue challenge.
  • All operators will be provided with inert carbines (Prepared with Ultimate Training Munitions). WPS will provide equipped carbines or similar SMG that have been converted with Sim ammunition to allow teams to compete.  Teams who bring their own properly equipped carbines will be able to use them.

NOTE: This event is LIMITED TO 12 TEAMS