SWIFA I San Marcos Fall 2023

September 30, 2023
Texas State Fencing Club

Student Recreation Center @ Texas State University
1101 Academy St, San Marcos, TX 78666 US
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This tournament is a part of the 2023-24 competitive season of the Southwest Intercollegiate Fencing Association. Contact the organizer or visit swifafencing.org to learn more.

SWIFA 2023-2024 SEASON

This tournament is a part of the Southwest Intercollegiate Fencing Association 2023-2024 season. See https://swifafencing.org for payment and attendance requirements.

SWIFA events are limited to registered colleges and universities. If you are interested in your school attending one of our events, contact us or follow the link above.


SWIFA I San Marcos is being held at Texas State University.

Venue opens at 8 AM.

Check-in closes at and fencing begins as early as 9 AM.

Events will be concluded no later than 8 PM.

SWIFA team events are fenced in the traditional squads of 3-4 fencers. Although AskFRED sometimes will not display line-ups accurately, squads should come organized with an A-B-C-Alt line-up for the fencers attending.

Events will consist of two rounds: first, a pool of 4-7 squads to decide seeding for the second round, direct elimination bracket. In the pool stage, only three bouts per encounter will occur. A vs. A, B vs. B, and C vs. C. The school to win at least 2/3 bouts in an encounter wins that encounter. In the DE table, squads will rotate fencers through until one squad wins 5 bouts in an encounter, with a maximum of 9 bouts fenced, to advance.

For more detailed information on SWIFA's tournament format, visit our website, https://swifafencing.org.


Part of SWIFA's mission is to educate the next generation of referees. If you are interested in officiating, earning your referee rating, or just getting some practice--as a rated official or not--contact us for more information.


Teams should look to park in Speck Street Garage across the street from West Athletic Field on Speck St.


The Southwest Intercollegiate Fencing Association (SWIFA) is the conference for competitive college fencing teams in Texas and the greater southwest region of the United States. SWIFA's goal is to promote, introduce, and develop the sport, as well as encourage and assist schools and their members in reaching their full potential as athletes, coaches, armorers, and referees.