SWA OPEN WATER SWIMMING (OWS) SERIES
UWA-West Coast members are encouraged to give open water swimming a go. The next round is scheduled for Coogee Beach on Saturday the 31st of October 2020.
The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series is the largest series of the OWS events in Australia. The series includes 11 events conducted across Perth and regional WA from October to March. Events start at 500m and span distances all the way up to 10km.
Importantly swimmers can use their times to qualify for THE Australian Open Water Swimming Championships and/or record an official placing and score points in the OWS Series. Seven of the rounds offer popular distance courses of 500 metres, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km. The Rockingham, Mullaloo and Sorrento Rounds include these distance, plus a step-up 7.5km distance and the 10km endurance distance (which also doubles as Rottnest Channel Swim or Port to Pub qualifiers).
The 2021 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships will be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Castlereagh NSW. Excitingly the event will also form part of the men’s nomination process for the Tokyo Olympic Games. A junior team will also be selected at this meet.
The 2021 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships will provide athletes with one of their first opportunities to compete on the national stage. Age for all events is as at 31 December 2021. Male swimmers must be 14 years and over to enter open events, females must be 13 years and over to enter open events.