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Learn from one of Australia's leading Coaches

Swimming WA in partnership with Gold Class Swimming is offering junior and age group, competitive swimmers, the opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading swimming coaches. Being one of a select group working with highly credentialed coach Leigh Nugent, each swimmer will benefit significantly by improving their swimming efficiency through this unique opportunity. 

Leigh Nugent is the current Head Coach of Swimming in Western Australia and was a past Australian Swimming Coach. He was the head coach of the Australian swimming team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Under his leadership, Australia tallied seven gold, five silver, and three bronze, its best-ever haul at an Olympics outside of Australia. 

 

Saturday 11 May 2019 

Where: St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls, 1-21 Palmerston St, Mosman Park WA 6012

NB: There is an underground carpark adjacent to pool on Palmerston St, Mosman Park 

Available Clinics: 2:00pm to 3:45pm Breaststroke 10 to 16 years 

                            4:00 pm to 5:45 pm Butterfly 10 to 16 years 

Clinic Structure: Each clinic will be conducted for 1hr 45min in the outdoor 50m heated pool. The focus of each clinic is on improving body position, stroke technique, and skills in breaststroke or butterfly. Each swimmer may enroll in both the breaststroke and butterfly clinics. 

 

Book via TryBooking to secure your place in each clinic. Get in fast because this Clinic is sure to sell out!

 

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NOTIFICATION OF SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

   

 

In accordance with Rule 15.1(b) of the Swimming WA Constitution, notice is given of a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (trading as Swimming WA) to be held at:

 

Venue:             Water Polo Room

                         Beatty Park Leisure Centre

                         220 Vincent Street

                         North Perth WA 6006

Date:                Saturday, 11 May 2019

Time:               2:00pm – 2:30pm

 

To ensure that your Club is eligible to vote, please confirm that it has affiliated with Swimming WA for 2018/19. Please ensure that the Club has nominated and lodged the details of a Club Delegate for 2018/19 with the Swimming WA office, to represent your Club at the SGM. Only Clubs affiliated with SWA for the 2018/19 Season and that have complied with Rule 5.1.1 of the SWA Constitution are eligible to vote.

Please find attached:

 

If you have any questions about the Special General Meeting, please call the Swimming WA office and ask to speak with Geoffrey Reid on (08) 9328 4599.

UWA West Coast Swimming Club ranked third best Club at 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships

The Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships was held from Monday 15 – Monday 22 April 2019 at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide. Swimming WA had a total of 163 swimmers from 24 SWA Clubs competing in a week of intense competition.

The WA swimmers represented their Clubs and State proudly, with some outstanding swimming all around. Our West Australian representatives finished with a total medal count of forty-four, 10 Bronze, 10 Silver and a massive 24 Gold medals! UWA West Coast Swimming Club featured heavily throughout the Championships; finishing third in the country based off results from the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships.

Day one finals started on a high with Kalani Ireland, 17 (PERC) for winning the gold medal in the Boys 17 Years 50m Freestyle final in a time of 23.21. This was then followed by a gold medal from Joshua Yong, 17 (UWSC) in the Boys 17 Years 100m Breaststroke, with an outstanding swim, finishing in 1:03.38.

UWA West-Coast swimmer TJ Chong Sue won the silver medal in the Boys 15 Years 200m Backstroke with a time of 2:05.49.

In event 16, the Boys 16 years 100m Freestyle final, Joshua Edwards-Smith, 17 (UWSC) won the gold medal in a flying time of 50.66.

UWA West-Coast pulled together some energy after a long first day of racing to do very well in both the Boys 14-15 4x50 Medley Relay and the Boys 16-17 4x50 Freestyle Relay. In the Medley (TJ Chong Sue, Adriano Todoro, Ruan Van der Riet, Brendan Best) they finished 2nd and received silver medals in a time of 1:47.51. This was then followed up in the 4x50 Freestyle relay, (Cooper Brinkworth, Joshua Edwards-Smith, Hugh Moran, Thomas Noordzy) as they gave it their all and claimed Gold in a final time of 1:34.28, breaking the Australian Age Club and All Comers Record.

Day two began with Crystal Edwards, 15 (UWSC) claiming her first medal of the Championship, winning silver in the Girls 15 Years 100m Freestyle final in a time of 56.15. Followed by Kalani Ireland, 17 (PERC) continued his good form, winning his second gold medal for the Meet in the Boys 17 years 100m Backstroke.

UWA West-Coast Swimmer Joshua Edwards-Smith, 16 took out bronze in the Boys 16 years 50m Freestyle, Touching the wall in a time of 23.54.

Ruan Van der Riet, 15 (UWSC) and Damian Badenhorst, 15 (ROC) battled it out in the Boys 15 Years 200m Butterfly final. Ruan managed to get ahead to claim gold in a time of 2:03.82 with Damian following in 2nd place in 2:05.42.

The third day of finals began on a massive high with speedster Joshua Edwards-Smith (16, UWSC) winning gold in the Boys 16 Years 100m Backstroke, clocking a time of 55.01 to break Andrew Lauterstein’s Australian Age and All Comers record by 0.43sec. Andrew was on pool deck at the time DJ’ing the session as he watched Josh take the record from him.

Crystal Edwards, 15 (UWSC) was focused swimming a great time of 1:12.31 in the Girls 15 Years 100m Breaststroke to claim bronze. Crystal then backed up her good form later in the evening in the Girls 15 Years 50m Freestyle winning the silver medal in 26.05.

Alyssa Burgess, 16 (ARE) took out our first medal of the night in the Girls 16 Years 100m Backstroke, missing out on silver by .05 of a second to claim bronze in 1:02.09.

In the battle of the Breaststrokers, UWA West-Coast duo Aleksandr “Sasha” Bell (17) and Joshua Yong (17) battled each other all the way to the wall in the Boys 17 200m final. Sasha got a fingernail in front to claim Gold in a time of 2:16.15 with Joshua following to take out silver in 2:16.61.

Day four began with Kalani Ireland (Perth City) collecting his third national title of the Championships, winning gold in the 100m Butterfly in a time of 54.16.

UWA West Coast’s TJ Chong Sue was all smiles after recording his first gold medal of the Championships – powering to the wall in a time of 57.00 in the Boys’ 15-year 100m Backstroke.

In event 74, a Bronze medal was awarded to Ruan van der Riet (UWA West Coast) in the 400m IM after a seven-second improvement on his heats time (4:35.24).

To end off the night, UWA West Coast ‘A’ team (Joshua Edwards-Smith, Joshua Yong, Ruan van der Riet and Hugh Moran) gave everything they had left in the tank to collect Gold in the Boys 14-17 4x100 Medley Relay in a time of 3:46.31.

On the 5th day of competition, UWA West-Coast 15-year-old Adriano Todoro battled teammate TJ Chong Sue all the way to the wall in the Boys 15 Years 200m Breaststroke final. Adriano just got ahead to claim the bronze medal in 2:23.08.

UWA continued their good form in the team events, “A” Boys (Joshua Edwards-Smith, Hugh Moran, Joshua Yong, Cooper Brinkworth) claimed silver medals in the Boys 15-16 4x50 Medley Relay, touching in 1:44.32.

The 6th day began with the first medal from our Multi-Class events in the middle session of the day, Ella Hodgson, 13 (UWSC) won gold in the Girls 11-15 400m Freestyle final in a time of 4:56.61 (1234 MCPS)

Our long-distance swimmers took to the water to start the night session in the Boys 16-17 1500m event. Both Robert Bonsall, 16 (UWSC) and Kyle Lee, 17 (BUN) won bronze is their age categories, swimming times of 16:15.45 and 15:54.11.

We had three WA swimmers appear in the Girls 15 years 200IM final. However, Crystal Edwards, 15 (UWSC) got ahead to claim the bronze medal in a time of 2:20.91. TJ Chong Sue, 15 (UWSC) then received the first gold medal of the evening in the Boys 15 Years 200m IM in a time of 2:07.10.

Iona Anderson, 13 (BRW) took out the bronze medal in the Girls 13 Years 100m Backstroke final (1:05.58). Well done Iona!

16-Year-Old Alyssa Burgess (ARE) knocked a few seconds off her PB to win gold in the Girls 16 Years 200m Backstroke (2:12.77). 

The highlight of the night, and possibly the swim of the Meet went to Joshua Edwards-Smith, 16 (UWSC) who continued his excellent form in the Boys 16 Years 200m backstroke final. Josh finished the race in a time of 1:57.82, which was enough to not only win him the gold medal but also to smash Olympian Mitch Larkin’s Australian Age and All Comers record which was previously set at 2:01.00 back in 2010. Well done Josh!

Damian Badenhorst, 15 (ROC) won the bronze medal in the Boys 15 years 100m Butterfly, clocking a time of 55.62.

UWA West-Coast “A” team won gold in the Mixed 13-17 4x50 Medley Relay. Joshua Edwards-Smith, Crystal Edwards, Joshua Yong and Teegan Watson were too strong for the rest of the field, finishing in 1:48.09.

The night concluded with the announcement of the Junior Australian Team set to compete at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary. Congratulations to Kalani Ireland (Perth City), Alyssa Burgess (Arena) and UWA West Coast duo Joshua Edwards-Smith and Joshua Yong on being selected in this team. Special mention to Michael Shaw (UWA West-Coast) who was also selected as a coach to accompany the team.

On day 7 we had some great success from our Multi-Class swimmers, Victoria Park’s Amy Ralph (15) claimed Bronze in the Girls 15-16 100m Backstroke Multi-Class with a 352 MCPS.

Ella Hodgson (UWA West Coast) took out Gold in the Girls 11-14 50m Freestyle Multi-Class with 880 MCPS.

Tegan Reder won Silver in the Girls 15-16 100m Breaststroke Multi-Class beating her seed time by over a second to finish with 529 MCPS.

On Sunday afternoon, Ella Hodgson (UWA West Coast) took out another two Gold medals in the Girls 11-14 100m Backstroke Multi-Class with 1198 MCPS in a time of 1:15.71. The second was where she earnt her third national title in the Girls 11-14 50m Breaststroke Multi-Class with 623 MCPS and a time of 43.72.

As the 8th and final day began Ella showed no signs of slowing down, claiming gold in the first event of the day, the Girls 11-15 200m IM Multi-Class. Ella finished in a time of 2:48.79 (840 MCPS).

Ella also claimed two more gold medals to close out the morning session. The first in the Girls 11-14 100m Freestyle Multi-Class in a time of 1:06.79 (932), and the second in the Girls 11-14 50m Butterfly Multi-Class hitting the wall in 36.03 (699 MCPS). Her fourth gold medal of the day was won in the afternoon session in the Girls 11-14 50m Backstroke Multi-Class in an outstanding time of 35.14 (1015 MCPS). Ella's final medal tally was eight Gold Medals, with six Personal Bests recorded. Well done Ella!

Victoria Park’s Amy Ralph (15) won silver in 1:16.46 (506 MCPS) and Tegan Reder, 15 (VPS) won silver in the Girls 15-16 50m Breaststroke Multi-Class, touching the wall in 39.98 (508 MCPS).

Congratulations to all the swimmers, parents, coaches and volunteers who were a part of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships. It was a packed eight-day schedule for our WA swimmers and we received outstanding results all around. 

Special mention to all the WA Technical Officials who participated at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships.

Swimming WA is very proud of everyone who was a part of the championships and represented their clubs and the state so proudly.

South Shore Swimming Club seeks Assistant Coach

South Shore Swimming Club are looking for an Assistant Coach to join their team. South Shore Swimming Club is based in Booragoon, Western Australia.  The Club's mission is to ensure every member swims to their potential.  
 
South Shore is a well-established Club that has swimmers ranging from Junior to National level.  
 
The position requires the applicant to be an integral part of the squad programme Coaching Team, so that excellence is continued.
Click here to read more about the position.

Strong performances displayed at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships

The Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships was held from 7 - 12 April 2019 at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide. Swimming WA had a total of 55 swimmers from 13 SWA Clubs representing the State with honour over a week of intense competition.

The WA swimmers closed out the Championships with their heads held high, after some outstanding swimming. Our WA representatives finished with a total medal count of 26, 11 of which were achieved in the Open finals (Two Gold, Three Silver, Six Bronze) and 15 Medals won in the age group categories (10 Gold, Four Silver, One Bronze).

On Sunday 7 April 2019, the first night of finals kicked off. In the third event of the evening, the Men’s 20/21 100m Backstroke final, Kevin Kalember, 20 (ROC) collected gold in the in a time of 56.29. Twenty-year-old Ben Roberts (BRW) then won Gold in the 20/21 Men’s 400m Freestyle in a time of 3:52.91

Ashton Brinkworth, 19 (UWSC) won Gold by over a second in the Men’s 18/19 100m Butterfly recording a time of 54.23, while Chris Purcell (SSPW) took out the honours in the Men’s 20/21 100m Butterfly in 56.49.

St Hilda’s swimmer Anna Monaghan (17) touched the wall in third taking out bronze in the Women’s 17/18 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1:12.86.

Our first relay medal was taken out by UWA West-Coast, (Zac Incerti, Alex Milligan, Brianna Throssell, Jemima Horwood) who in the Mixed 4x100 Medley Relay claimed the Bronze Medal.

Monday night action kicked off with the Men’s Multi-Class 100m Backstroke event with Jeremy McClure, 31 (STSH) placing 5th and qualifying for the World Para-Swimming Championships after finishing in a time of 1:12.58 (775 MCPS).

Brianna Throssell, 23 (UWSC) captured a silver medal in the Women’s 100m Butterfly in 57.52, while Blair Evans, 28 (UWSC) took out the bronze medal in the Women’s 400IM shortly after with a time of 4:41.97.

In the 20/21 Men’s event, WA went one and two with Jackson Govers, 21 (SHILD) picking up Gold in 24.58 and Chris Purcell, 21 (SSPW) picking up silver in a time of 25.57.

To finish off the night and after picking up Gold in the Men’s 20/21 400m the night prior, Ben Roberts, 20 (BRW) collected bronze in the 800m Men’s freestyle recording a time of 8:01.22. 

On day thee, Tuesday 9 April, our swimmers showed no signs of slowing down. Multi-Class swimmer Katherine Downie, 23 (PERC) collected a silver medal in the 200m Multi-Class IM with a total of 824 MCPS.

In the Men’s 18/19 200IM Breakers swimmer Kieran Pollard, 19 (BRW) took out the gold medal in a time of 2:04.44 while Holly Barratt, 31 (ROC) won the bronze medal in the Women’s 50m Backstroke, producing a time of 28.22

Alex Milligan 21, (UWSC) won his first individual medal, claiming silver in the 20/21 age group of the Men’s 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1:02.45.

On Wednesday 10 April, Kieran Pollard, 19 (BRW) claimed bronze, registering a 7.61 second personal best in the Men’s 400IM.

On night five of the Championships, Kevin Kalember, 20 (ROC) claimed one of two medals for WA won during the night, winning the gold for the Men’s 20/21 50m backstroke in a time of 26.41. The second medal was won by Anna Monaghan, 17 (SHILD) who touched the wall first, collecting Gold in the Women’s 17/18 years 50m Breaststroke final in 33.13.

The final night of competition commenced on Friday 12 April and saw some outstanding results to close out the Championship.

Blair Evans, 28 (UWSC) secured bronze in the Women’s 200 IM in a time of 2:14.29. In the 17/18 Years 200IM Arena Swim Club swimmer Lauren Gastevich, 18 (ARE) touched the wall in 2:17. 30 to claim the silver medal.

Kevin Kalember, 20 (ROC) finished his week off on a high, by claiming Silver in the 20/21 Men’s 200m Backstroke recording a time of 2:03.00

UWA-West Coast swimmer, Nicholas Brown, 23 won the gold medal; smashing his heats time by over two seconds in the Men’s 200m Butterfly recording a time of 1:56.50. In the Men’s 18/19 event, Breakers swimmer Kieran Pollard, 19 (BRW) won gold in 2:03.24 Chris Purcell, 21 (SSPW) secured another gold in the Men’s 20/21 event in a time of 2:06.31.

After placing 5th in the 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:01.92 earlier in the session, Holly Barratt, 31 (ROC) took out the Women’s 50m Butterfly to win WA’s second Gold medal of the night in a time of 25.91 beating Cate Campbell by 0.12 seconds.

In event 62, the second last event of the Meet, Ben Roberts, 20 (Breakers) gave everything he had left in the task but was pipped on the line by 0.13 seconds in the Men’s 1500m Freestyle recording a time of 15:15.66. This silver medal was the cherry on top of an already outstanding Championships for Ben.

At the conclusion of the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships, the 2019 World Para Championship Aussie Team was announced. Western Australia is lucky to have two WA swimmers in the squad. Congratulations to Jeremy McClure (South Shore) and Ben Popham (Arena) on making the Aussie Team.

Swimming Australia also announced the Australian team set to compete in July at the World University Games in Italy. Two WA swimmers were selected as part of this squad, congratulations to Ashton Brinkworth (UWA West Coast) and Ben Roberts (Breakers) on their selection. 

Congratulations to all the swimmers, parents, coaches and volunteers who were a part of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships. WA was represented well on all levels and we are very proud of the achievements of our athletes.

 

 

 

 

 

Bio Island backs Australia’s Junior Swimmers

Swimming Australia is thrilled to announce that Bio Island will support our country’s next wave of swimmers, after signing on as the official naming rights partner of the Australian Junior Excellence (JX) Program until the end of 2022.

As our sport’s current Nutrition Partner, Bio Island’s commitment to expand and significantly increase its investment will enable Swimming Australia to recognise performances, encourage and inspire the next generation of competitive swimmers.

Delivered in conjunction with all states and territories, junior swimmers will now have access to a host of elite role models, including the program’s national ambassadors – Dolphins Shayna Jack and Jack McLoughlin – and receive consistent merchandise and congratulatory messages of their achievements via Swim Central.

Fittingly launching on the eve of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Championship in Adelaide, junior swimmers will strive to achieve gold, silver, bronze or blue standard times when they compete throughout the year, while swimming clinics will be delivered in every state and territory to help develop their skills.

Swimming Australia CEO Leigh Russell said she was excited by the new direction and fresh look of the program.

“Rewarding, recognising and encouraging junior swimmers as they strive to reach their full potential is at the heart of this program and I’m delighted Bio Island will support us in growing grassroots swimming,” Russell said.

“Bio Island’s philosophy to inspire Australians to live a healthy and active lifestyle aligns with our ideals, so we sincerely value this partnership and hope it will continue to strengthen across the course of the next three years.

“It’s fantastic two of our Dolphins, Shayna Jack and Jack McLoughlin, will be the program’s national ambassadors. They will be wonderful role models, assist in delivering clinics and promote the new-look JX initiative around Australia.

“This united approach to streamline the program will benefit young swimmers across the country, so we’re looking forward to watching children continue to thrive and flourish through theBio Island Australian Junior Excellence Recognition Program.”

A Commonwealth Games gold medallist, McLoughlin said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a national ambassador for the program.

“As a kid I took part in JX and it was something I was proud of, so to be able to give back to junior swimming and help these young swimmers is something I’m very passionate about,” McLoughlin said.

“If you were able to reach a gold or silver standard time you really felt like you were achieving something special, and you’d wear your cap around the pool like a badge of honour.”

Bio Island Director Amanda Fox said she was delighted this new partnership would play a role in shaping the future of Australian swimming.

“Bio Island is thrilled to be involved in the growth and achievements of the upcoming generation of swimmers through the Bio Island Australian Junior Excellence program,” Fox said.

“During our partnership we are eager to build the community of swimming, along with Swimming Australia, making sure we encourage and inspire swimmers at all levels, their families and the support teams involved.

“With the program including with some of our nation’s youngest competitors, Bio Island’s goal will be supporting each participant’s journey to becoming the best they can be.”

Previously targeted towards swimmers aged between 9-16 years, the program has narrowed its focus and will now make the eligible age range 9-13 years.

The 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships kick off tomorrow at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre, with hundreds of junior swimmers from across the country to vie for coveted national titles – and a spot on the Australian team travelling to the World Junior Swimming Championships in Hungary in August.

Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships ends on a high - Day three recap

The last day of the Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships at HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont did not disappoint with 200+ swimmers competing throughout the day, with some fantastic results recorded.

Again Jackson Anderson, 11 (St Hilda’s) featured heavily on day three of the Championships winning the Boys 11 years 200m Freestyle (2:21.43), 50m Butterfly (31.58) and 200m Butterfly (2:51.86).

10-year-old Peel Aquatic swimmer Heidi Gstaettner managed to pick up two Gold medals in the Girls 10 100m Butterfly and the 100m Backstroke In times of (1:15.85) and (1:21.79) respectively.

Multi-Class Swimmer Jordan Berryman, 12 from UWA West Coast managed to collect first place and Gold in four of the events throughout the day in the Mixed 50m Freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m Butterfly and 50m Breaststroke.

St Hilda’s, Breakers and SSPW all collected Gold medals in the six relays swam at the end of the morning session. St Hilda’s were victorious in the Boys 11-12 4x50m Freestyle Relay, Girls 11-12 4x50m Freestyle Relay and the Boy’s 11-12 4x50m Medley Relay. Breakers touched the wall first in the Boys and Girls 9-10 4x50m Freestyle Relay and SSPW came first in the Mixed 9-10 4x50m Medley Relay.

Winning two Gold medals in the Boys 11 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke, St Hilda’s swimmer Xavier Smith touched the wall beating his personal bests in both events in times of (38.24, -2.09) and (1:25.81, -2.14) 

Another swimmer who stood-out in the 50m breaststroke and 100m breaststroke was Westside Christchurch swimmer Alyssa Monaco collecting gold in both the Girls 11 50m breaststroke (38.99) and 100m breaststroke (1:25.04)

Three Gold medals were won by Adrian Frederic, 12 (South Lake) on the final day of the competition, adding to the wins secured by the Frederic family at the Championships, Adrian posted wins in the Boys 12 50m Breaststroke (35.67), 200m IM (2:41.29) and 100m Breaststroke (1:16.38). 

Breakers swimmer Dylan George, 10 picked up two victories and subsequent Gold medals in the 50m Breaststroke (41.17) and 100m Breaststroke (1:36.46). 

In the last event Championships, it saw Thomas Dreverman, 12 (South Shore) pick up the win in the Boys 12 800m Freestyle adding to his collection following results from day one and two. In the Girls 800m to finish off the day, Bianca Petsos, 11 (UWA West Coast) and Cayleigh Davis, 12 (Guildford Kalamunda) secured Gold in the Girls 11 800m and Girls 12 800m in 10:11.57 and 10:12.88 respectively. 

Well done to all Swimmers and those who picked up medals and personal bests throughout the day. 

As always, thank you to all our Technical Officials and Volunteers in assisting run this Championships.

Results for the final day can be found here

Day two of the Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships

Day two of three of the Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships commenced on Saturday at 9:00am at HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont with a massive 450+ swimmers competing throughout the day.

Some outstanding results on day two, with some swimmers collecting multiple gold medals for their age group.

Backing up his strong performance from last night Tristan Lin, 10 (South Shore) won four Gold medals in the Boys 10 100m Freestyle (1:10.21) 50m Freestyle (31.23), 200m Freestyle (2:35.64) and 50m Backstroke (37.03)

Annabelle Frederic, 10 (South Lake) swam strongly collecting two Gold medals in the Girls 10 100m Freestyle (1:09.72) and 50m Freestyle (31.50) 

After beating two records on night one, Jackson Anderson, 11 (St Hilda’s) claimed another two records and multiple Gold medals, winning the Boys 11 100m Freestyle (1:10.45), Boys 11 100m Butterfly (1:10.45), Boys 11 100m Backstroke (1:14.66), Boys 11 200IM (2:45.43) and the 50m Freestyle (27.86) with the Boys 11 Years WA All Time and WA Residential records falling in the latter of the events.

Breakers swimmer Mackenzie Hall, 9 had a fantastic day collecting four medals after coming first in the Girls 9 50m Butterfly, 100m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle in times of (37.04), (1:15.74), (42.61) and (2:44.87) respectively.

St Hilda’s Swim Club dominated the relays today; winning the Boys 11-12 4x 50m Medley Relay, Girls 9-10 4x50m Medley Relay and the Mixed 11-12 4x50m Freestyle Relay. UWA West Coast took out the Girls 11-12 4x 50m Medley Relay, SSPW claimed Gold in the Boys 9-10 4x 50m Medley Relay and South Lake won the Mixed 9-10 4x50m Freestyle Relay. Congratulations to the winning Clubs! 

12-year-old Inez Miller (St Hilda's) won Gold in the Girls 12 50m Freestyle recording a time of 28.05 and another Gold medal in the Girls 12 100m Backstroke in a time of 1:10.39. 

Knocking a massive 7.81 seconds off her personal best in the Girls 9 100m Breastroke, Talanah Kadamani (Kwinana) touched the wall in 1:45.22, over four seconds ahead of second place. 

St. Hilda's swimmer Isabella Russell, 11 continued to have a strong Championships, placing first and securing Gold in the Girls 11 100m Freestyle (1:03.97), Girls 11 100m Butterfly (1:14.41), Girls 11 100m Backstroke (1:14.52) and Girls 11 200m IM (2:41.52).

Hayley Nowrojee, 12 from Breakers WA picked up her second Gold medal in the last event of the evening in the Girls 12 200m IM (2:35.61) after winning gold in the Girls 12 100m Butterfly (1:11.43) earlier in the day. 

Well done to all Swimmers and those who picked up medals and personal bests throughout the day. 

As always, thank you to all our Technical Officials and Volunteers in assisting run this Championships.

Results for day two can be found here

 

Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships commence at HBF Stadium - night one recap

The 2019 Hancock Prospecting Junior Long Course Championships kicked off on Friday 12 April at HBF Stadium, Mt Claremont with 267 swimmers competing on the opening night of the Championships; with many personal bests achieved throughout the night.

Kicking off with the 11-12 years 400 IM, it saw South Shore swimmer  Thomas Dreverman, 12 and St Hilda's Abbie Loraine, 11 win Gold in their individual events in times of 5:37.85 (-10.49) and 5:45.05 (-16.60) respectively.

Tristan Lin, 10 from South Shore secured two Gold medals in the Boys 10 years 50m Butterfly (34.12) and the Boys 9-10m 200 IM (2:51.45). Well done Tristan!

Heidi Gstaettner, 10 (Peel) knocked 1.98 seconds off her best in the Girls 10 years 50m Butterfly in a time of 33.25 to win Gold.

Just over three seconds ahead of second place saw Jackson Anderson, 11 (St Hilda’s) secure Gold in the Boys 11 years 50m backstroke in 32.47 (-3.06). Jackson also won Gold in the Boys 11 years 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:01.83, and broke the 11 years WA All-time record held by Bobby Jovanovich (2001) and 11 years WA Residential record held by Brenton Bell (1997). Fantastic swim Jackson.

Knocking 0.89 seconds off her personal best Isabella Russell, 11 (St Hilda’s) won the Gold medal in the Girls 11 years 50m Backstroke. Isabella also won Gold in the Girls 11 years 100m Freestyle in a time of 1:03.97. Congratulations Isabella.

With personal bests aplenty in the Boys 12 years 50m Backstroke, Alexander Mackinlay, 12 (All Saints) edged out Sam Coveney, 12 (UWA West Coast) by 0.24 seconds recording a personal best of 32.71 (-0.95) to claim Gold.

Another St Hilda’s gold medal saw 12-year-old Inez Miller drop 0.80 seconds off her personal best to win gold in the Girls 12 years 50m Backstroke in a time of 32.43.

Annabelle Frederic, 10 (South Lake) swam a massive 10.57 second personal best in the Girls 9-10 years 200 IM to take out Gold in a time of 2:52.69. Well done Annabelle!

In the last events of the night, it saw St.Hilda’s duo Xavier Collins, 12 and Inez Miller, 12 both win gold in the 12 years 100m Freestyle in times of 1:01.07 (-2.21) and 1:01.25 (-1.21) respectively.

As always, thank you to all our Technical Officials and Volunteers in assisting run this Championships.

Results for night one can be found here

Evans appointed Lifeline Community Custodian

 
An exciting announcement came from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) today with news that Swimming WA Ambassador, Blair Evans has been selected as a Lifeline Community Custodian in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). 

Led by the Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement team at the AIS, whose focus is on Australian athletes who learn, thrive and contribute to the community. The program is aimed at positioning athletes as role models and raising awareness around Lifeline and the issue of mental health.
 
Along with twenty-one other athletes for 13 sports, Evans is one of two swimming athletes chosen to participate in the programme, to reduce the stigma of mental health and promote the positive contributions athletes and sport can make to their communities.

As a Lifeline Australia Community Custodian, athletes will spend the next 12 months increasing mental health awareness in their communities and their sports. 

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Hon Mick Marray MLA farewells WA Swimmers

 

Hon Mick Murray MLA, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation saw off our WAIS Swimmers and WAIS staff as they departed Perth for Adelaide to compete at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships.
 
"Wishing these WAIS and Swimming WA superstars well as they prepare for the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide. Best of luck - all of WA is behind you!" - Mick Murray Facebook 

The Ones to WA-tch

WA swimmers take on the rest of the Nation starting this weekend at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships in Adelaide (7 - 12 April).

For the first time, the Australian Championships won’t be acting as the trials for this year’s benchmark international swimming competition. This year, that benchmark competition is the World Championships to be held in Gwangju, South Korea, and selection will be taking place from 9 - 14 June in Brisbane. However, this weekend will still host Australia’s fastest swimmers, emerging from a gruelling summer training block and ready to post some eyebrow-raising times in preparation for a jam-packed year of competitive swimming.

It’s an exciting year for both swimmers and fans of swimming (myself included) with the introduction of the new FINA Champions Swim Series to directly combat the potential International Swimming League (ISL) events to be held later in the year. The days of slow, ‘in-season’ racing are gone with the mouth-watering prize money that is being put up for these events. Swimmers will need to make the most of every opportunity to swim fast this year. Either to gain selection to one of these events or to practice and refine their race skills in what is shaping up to be a hotly competitive year in the lead up to the big show in Tokyo next year. These new competitions will provide the opportunity for essential high-stakes and high-quality racing for those athletes looking to put together lifetime best performances at the Olympics.

Of course, the usual WA Dolphins will be there, Blair EvansHolly BarrattZac Incerti and Brianna Throssell, all members of last year’s Commonwealth Games team, will be looking to put in some steam-generating performances in the pool in the lead up to the World Championship Trials in June. Evans enters as the top seed for the 400m and 200m IM, Incerti is ranked 2nd in the 50m Backstroke, Throssell sits 2nd and 3rd in the 200m and 100m Butterfly, respectively, and Barratt, the veteran sprinter, goes in as top seed in the 50m Backstroke and 2nd in the 50m Butterfly. Each of them will be looking to gain momentum at the Australian Swimming Championships this month as they taper for the World Championship Trails.

Plus, we have a new addition to the WA swimming family in QLD born butterflier, Grant Irvine. A Dolphin and Rio Olympian, Grant will be competing at his first nationals as a West Australian with the UWA West Coast Club. Ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the 100m, 200m and 50m Butterfly, respectively, Grant will be also looking to use the Australian Swimming Championships to build momentum as he tapers for the World Championship Trails.

UWA students Alex Milligan and Ashton Brinkworth will be vying for spots on the 2019 Summer Universiade in Naples, Italy. The second largest multi-sport event behind the Olympic Games, the Universiade celebrates its thirtieth iteration. Unlike other countries, Swimming Australia doesn’t recognise this as a ‘benchmark’ competition, yet the swimming competition will be nothing less than world-class. In 2017, the Universiade in Taipei saw several 2016 Olympic gold medallists, such as Italian distance champion Gregorio Paltrinieri, back up their performances from Rio to claim golds there as well.

For the young guns, this competition is a selection event for the Junior World Championships being held in Budapest, Hungary. Sprint youngsters Jemima Horwood and Kara Broadbridge will be looking to secure their spots and cement their places as ones to watch for the future.

Five WA Multi-Class swimmers, including Australian Dolphins Katherine Downie and Ben Popham, Para-Olympic Medallist Joshua Hoffer OAM and multiple national age record holder Tegan Reder are all making the trip to Adelaide to compete at the 2019 Australian Swimming Championships.

With just over a year to go to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, it’s time to get invested in Australia’s premier Olympic sport and there’s no better event to ignite your passion for swimming than the Australian Championships. So, get your tickets and get over to the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in Adelaide or keep those eyes locked on 7Two from April 7 to catch these WA super fish lighting up the pool. 

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Westpac South West Spirit Carnival Success

 

The Westpac South West Spirit Carnival was held today, 5 April 2019, at the South West Sports Centre in Bunbury. Approximately one hundred primary school students from years 3 - 6 attended from 4 schools throughout the South West region, including Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School, Greenbushes Primary School, South Bunbury Primary School, and South Bunbury Education Support Centre.

Westpac Spirit Carnivals are free school swimming carnivals hosted by Swimming WA and proudly supported by Westpac and SunSmart.

The Carnivals aim to promote participation in swimming to school children aged 8 - 13. Whilst based on a school swimming carnival model, the Carnivals consist of modified racing, games-based activities, pool life-saving events and relays, as well as fun outdoor activities and a barbeque to ensure children are engaged throughout the day. The Carnivals are highly inclusive and promote engagement with schools and demographics that otherwise may not have the opportunity to participate in swimming.

The day was incredibly successful with all children participating in various aquatic races and activities throughout the day. The children also received a Spirit Pack including a drawstring bag, water bottle, and t-shirt.

We look forward to bringing the Spirit Carnival to the South West again in 2020 and enabling more children to come swim with us.

Rockingham Swimming Club seeks Junior Coach

Rockingham Swimming Club is seeking a new Junior Coach. For more information click here.

Westpac Volunteer of the Month - March

 

March’s Volunteer of the Month is Sue Brown from the Riverside Swimming Club.

Sue was nominated for her tireless and humble dedication to the Riverside Club and the sport of swimming. Described as the “Glue” that holds the Riverside Committee together, Sue takes a thorough, patient, professional and caring approach to her role as Treasurer. Of late, Sue has been particularly active in promoting, recruiting and encourage new members.

Some examples of where Sue has Volunteered include:

Swim Central - First Club Training Session Announced

 

The first Club Training Session for the new national operations and management system, Swim Central is to be held at HBF Stadium from 1 pm to 3 pm during the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships, Saturday 13 April. 

Swimming Australia CEO, Leigh Russell officially announced the national implementation of Swim Central on the 21 March (Click here to read the announcement.)

“This has obviously been a major leadership and technology project and I’m very proud of all the hard work that’s been undertaken to get Swim Central up and running,” Russell said.

“Put simply, it was time for a bespoke upgrade to our sport’s software systems to make things easier for our consumers and facilitators; Swim Central has streamlined processes and promotes better communication between clubs and swimmers. 

“As a genuine national operating system, swimming will be better placed than ever before to track and analyse data to best understand and make decisions for the good of the sport at all levels.”

The training will be delivered by a representative from Swimming Australia and will be available to all Clubs and their Committee Members who wish to attend. Club Registrars and Secretaries may find it particularly beneficial. 

Click here to register your attendance.

Nominations Open - 2018/19 Westpac Champion Club of the Year

Do you think your Club is the best Club in the State?
 
Nominations for the 2018/19 Westpac Champion Club of the Year are now open. Selected winning Clubs will be awarded the title of 2019 Metropolitan or Regional Club of the Year.
 
Winning Clubs receive a $1000 prize and perpetual trophy at the 2018/19 Westpac Swimmer of the Year Awards, to be held on the 18 May 2019. 

Swimming WA CEO, Darren Beazley said:
 
"There have been many outstanding performances throughout the year, but the selected winners of the Westpac Champion Club of the Year will not just be Clubs with outstanding performances but will be Clubs that show examples of exemplary governance and Member servicing."
 
"All Clubs should be encouraged to nominate as all levels of Club achievements are considered" he said. 

The assessment will consist of a Swimming WA internal review process carried out by the Honours and Awards Committee as well as an online nomination.  All Clubs wishing to be considered must also complete the 2019 Annual Club Survey.


Clubs will be assessed against the criteria outlined in the 2019 Westpac Champion Club of the Year booklet.



Nominations will close 5 pm Sunday 21 April.


NOMINATE TODAY!

 
STEP 1: Download the 2019 Westpac Champion Club of the Year booklet and planning

              resource


STEP 2: Complete the Westpac Champion Club of the Year nomination 


STEP 3: Complete the 2019 Annual Club Survey


STEP 4: From April 1, purchase your Clubs' 2019 Swimmer of the Year tickets. 
 


The link to the Westpac Champion Club of the Year nomination can be found HERE 

The link to the 2019 Annual Club Survey can be found HERE


For queries or access to resources to assist with application, please visit the Swimming WA website before contacting Swimming WA (9328 4599).

 
 

Nominations for the 2019 Westpac Swimmer of the Year Awards NOW OPEN

Swimming WA is pleased to declare nominations for the 2019 Westpac Swimmer of the Year Awards open. 

Please find attached Criterion and Nomination Forms for the following Awards:

Please submit Nomination Forms by email to laura.hamilton@wa.swimming.org.au by 3:00pm on Thursday, 18th April 2019. 

Please note late submissions cannot be accepted.

If you have any queries regarding the Awards, please contact Laura on (08) 9328 4599. 

Westpac Summer League Wrap

 

The Westpac Summer League has concluded over the weekend with Round five (5) held in Rockingham. The Round had a fantastic turnout, with approximately 100 swimmers from four (4) competing clubs.

Spectators were treated to exhibition swims by Perth City's Joshua Hofer OAM and a starts and turns masterclass with Rockingham's own Holly Barratt, run by her coach Will Scott. The day was also attended by Swimming WA's mascot, Sebba. 

Congratulations to Thornlie and Districts Swimming Club who took out the Legend of the League title and the $1,000 prize which will be spent on developing swimmers.

Swimming WA would like to thank all swimmers, volunteers and parents for their support and participation throughout the Summer League Series. We would also like to thank Westpac for their generous sponsorship of the Series and support of the association.

 

Deputy Premier Named Vice Patron of Swimming WA

The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (Swimming WA), is delighted to announce that the Honourable Mr. Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier of Western Australia, has accepted an invitation to become Vice Patron for the Association.  Mr Cook is an avid swimmer in SWA’s Open Water Swimming Series and long been a strong advocate for swimming in Western Australia.

Mr. Cook has been a strong supporter of young Western Australians learning to swim and extending that journey by joining their local swimming Club. He has been a keen supporter of local swimming at the Kwinana Swimming Club in his electoral area and now extends that support statewide. The announcement was made today at the Kwinana Recquatic with Swimming WA President Mr. Louis van Aardt and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Darren Beazley in attendance.

Mr Cook said;

“It’s an honour to be appointed Vice Patron of Swimming WA.  Swimming is an activity that people of any age or level of skill can enjoy.  Promoting swimming is a great way to get people active and keep them healthy”.

In reply, the Swimming WA President, Mr van Aardt expressed his delight of Mr. Cook accepting the role of Vice Patron;

“Swimming membership in WA has undergone an enormous growth trajectory over the last several years and proven that the best way to be safe in the water is to be involved in high quality, well-organised swimming Clubs coached by accredited professionals.

The vision for Swimming WA Clubs is that swimming is an essential part of Western Australian life and as such, our Clubs provide opportunities and programmes for swimmers of all ages and abilities and the response to that message has been overwhelming.

Swimming WA is privileged to have Mrs Gina Rinehart as Patron and Mr Peter Katsambanis as Vice Patron.  Mr Cook is our second Vice Patron and our hope is that with his involvement, Mr. Cook can highlight the importance of all Western Australians having access to quality learn to swim and Club swimming programmes in high-quality facilities and secure partners in the aquatics industry to work with Swimming WA to ensure that our youngsters are proficient and safe in the water” Mr. van Aardt said.

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Facts about Swimming WA:

Swimming WA is one of the leading not-for-profit sporting organisations in Western Australia. Established in 1902, representing 85 Clubs and more than 12,300 registered swimmers across the State. From Learn to Swim, competitive swimming, recreational swimming or conducting open water events, Swimming WA focuses on providing access to swimming wherever people may live in Western Australia.

Vision: “Swimming is an essential part of Western Australian life”.

Website: www.wa.swimming.org.au

 

For further information please contact:

Darren Beazley

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: 08 9328 4599

Mobile: 0499 980 177

Email:  darren.beazley@wa.swimming.org.au

Swimming WA Open Water Series Expands to the Pilbara

The peak body for swimming in Western Australia, Swimming WA, is delighted to announce that it will stage its first open water swim in the Pilbara in May this year. The “Burrup Classic” is an open water swim (OWS) to be staged in the beautiful waters of Hearson’s Cove on the Burrup Peninsula.

Local business have got behind the concept and today Yara Pilbara were announced as the principal rights sponsor supported by Nichol Bay Recycling Co. The Yara Burrup Classic will be held on Saturday May 11th at 2.00 pm and is open to anyone who would like to try their hand at open water swimming. The distances for The Yara Burrup Classic are 100m, 250m, 600m and 1.8 km, so there is a distance to suit youngsters, families and people of all ages and swimming abilities.

Swimming WA’s vision is to establish an annual community event (similar to other regional OWS events) under the guidance and governance of the Association, but driven at a local level with the expertise and knowledge of a Local Organising Committee (LOC) that will attract people from across the regions, the state and ultimately Australia. Swimming WA has been consulting with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), the City of Karratha and a number of related groups for the past eighteen (18) months on a range of aquatic initiatives and opportunities and from these discussions, the idea for an iconic OWS (forming part of the OWS Series) – The Yara Burrup Classic, was borne.

Swimming WA OWS staff will deliver the event with the support of the LOC led by Pilbara Regional Coordinator Robyn Minogue. Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Darren Beazley was thrilled with this announcement;

“Swimming WA’s vision is that swimming is an essential part of Western Australian life and what better way to deliver on that vison, then to bring the Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series to the Pilbara!

The Swimming WA OWS Series is 11 years old, but we have never staged an event in the Pilbara. With thanks to the fine work of Robyn Minogue and some talented locals, this community based event will showcase the beautiful waters of Hearson’s Cove and we hope, will attract people to Dampier to try their hand at open water swimming.

I welcome Yara Pilbara and Nichol Bay Water Recycling Co on board as sponsors for the event. Their support for the vision and commitment of the people of the Burrup Peninsula is very much appreciated. This investment will enable Swimming WA with the Local Organising Committee to run an inclusive, safe and most of all fun open water swimming event. On behalf of Swimming WA we invite the people of Western Australia to come swim with us!” he said.

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Facts about Swimming WA Swimming WA is one of the leading not-for-profit sporting organisations in Western Australia. Established in 1902, representing 85 Clubs and more than 12,300 registered swimmers across the State. From Learn to Swim, competitive swimming, recreational swimming or conducting open water events, Swimming WA focuses on providing access to swimming wherever people may live in Western Australia.

Vision: “Swimming is an essential part of Western Australian life”.

Website: www.openwaterswimming.org.au

For further information please contact:

Darren Beazley
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 08 9328 4599
Mobile: 0499 980 177
Email: darren.beazley@wa.swimming.org.au

Swim Central is Coming

Swim Central is coming!

Proudly created by Swimming Australia and its member organisations, Swim Central is our community’s new bespoke operating system for clubs and swimmers.

From membership details and event activity, to coach accreditation and managing funds, everything you need will be at your fingertips via the online portal.

Developed in collaboration with states, territories, and partners, the system has been tailor-made to ensure it is user-friendly, reliable and sustainable, while also having user integrity and privacy at its core.

Swim Central is currently being rolled out across Australia, with some states set to integrate to the new system in the following weeks.

With Swim Central set to replace MySwimResults, ClubLANE and MyLANE Swimming Australia CEO Leigh Russell said she was delighted to see the collaborative work carried out by member organisations and partners come to fruition.

“This has obviously been a major leadership and technology project and I’m very proud of all the hard work that’s been undertaken to get Swim Central up and running,” Russell said.

“Put simply, it was time for a bespoke upgrade to our sport’s software systems to make things easier for our consumers and facilitators; Swim Central has streamlined processes and promotes better communication between clubs and swimmers. 

“As a genuine national operating system, swimming will be better placed than ever before to track and analyse data to best understand and make decisions for the good of the sport at all levels.”

Benefits for members

Benefits for clubs

The 2019 Annual Westpac Women in Sport Luncheon

The Annual Westpac Women in Sport Luncheon was held Friday 15th March at the Hyatt Regency Perth.

Keynote Speaker Christina Matthews enlightened the room with her inspiring story about accepting life’s challenges and then overcoming the hurdles to become the WACA Chief Executive Officer.

The crowd then heard the compelling story of how Glenn Mitchell and Karen Tighe outlined their challenge of dealing with the issues surrounding mental health.

Tim Gossage was at his very best, both as Master of Ceremonies, as well as our Auctioneer, raising $4,000 for the SWA Foundation, courtesy of the very generous donations from;

And a very special donation of $1,000 from Sharon Gleeson, Independent Arbonne Consultant, who has long supported our cause. 

Swimming WA acknowledges Westpac for their ongoing support of swimming in WA and thanks Sharon Russell and the team from Westpac for creating this special event.

2019 National Competitors Function

Just over 300 swimmers, coaches, technical officials and their families attended the 2019 National Competitors Function at Subiaco Lions Function Centre in Leederville last night; to recognise those attending the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide next month.

It was a great night for all involved; filled with amazing stories from special guest speaker Shawn Redhage, 4x NBL Champion with the Perth Wildcats and Beijing Olympian.

Congratulations also to Jade Mann on winning the 2019 Aqua Technics Travel award.

"Jade is the Club Captain at Guildford Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club and takes on a strong leadership role at the Club. Jade has assisted the Club in organising the fundraising and social activities and assists the new junior members at their first swimming competitions. Jade’s coach describes her as a tough competitor with a positive attitude and high training quality. Jade has recently taken a junior coaching role on at the Club and is a great role model." - Zac Acott, Competition and Pathways Manager 

Swimming WA would like to wish all athletes, coaches and technical officials all the very best of luck and look forward to watching some fast racing in Adelaide next month.

 

Kwinana Swimming Club seeking Assistant Coach

To view the job description click here

Last Chance to Join us for our Annual Westpac Women in Sport Luncheon

Tickets available here. 

New Coaching Courses and Accreditation announcement

Swimming Australia and the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASTCA) are proud to jointly unveil Australian swimming’s new coach education courses and accreditation levels. This initiative will strengthen coach development for our sport, optimise performance and aid the retention of exceptional coaches across the country.

Please find official New Coaching Courses and Accreditation announcement here

Results of Round 12 OWS and Overall Series Winners

Today we finished Swimming WA’s Festival of Swimming with the Final Round of the Open Water Swim (OWS) Series at the iconic Scarborough Beach, proudly presented by 3 Oceans.

With what has been a fantastic season for open water swimmers, we once again have a record 500 swimmers at Scarborough beach who were treated to ideal conditions with a small Scarborough swell boosting swimmers to the shore for the final time this season. A big thankyou to all our volunteers that helped put on the event and to our supporters Aussie Natural Spring Water, Nova 93.7,Vorgee and the West Australian.

Our winners today were presented their awards at the Official OWS Series Wind-up, held at the SandBar Scarborough Beach where we crowned the Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series Winners:

Under 15 Female Ashvinie NADARAJAH

Under 15 Male Owen CATTAWAY

Under 18 Female Fiona CULLINANE

Under 18 Male Byron KIMBER

Open Female Rebekah WELLER

Open Male Bradley SMITH

Legends Female Jaime BOWLER

Legends Male Nicola FRASCHINI

Super Legend Female Bridget YOUNG

Super Legend Male John MUIR

For all of today’s results please visit this website: https://wasetiming.com.au/live_event/#0_733964.

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 12 – Scarborough Beach, proudly brought to you by 3 Oceans: 1.25k m Swim Male Female Under 15 Unde r 15 1 Johann SZYMANSKI (2143) Fremantle Port Swim Club 18:39 .3 1 Andrea FAZARI (2116) Tuart Hill Swim Club 19:0 1.3 2 Christian TYLER (2169) Riverton Aquanauts 18:51 .3 2 Emily NAYLER (2275) 19:1 8.4 1 3 James KJELLGREN- LEWIS (2128) South Lake Dolphins 19:56 .8 3 Jaymie LUTTON (2130) Tuart Hill Swim Club 19:3 1.9 Under 18 Unde r 18 1 Luka KALUGIN (1984) 18:56 .6 1 Orla YOUNG (2281) Riverton Aquanauts 20:2 9.6 2 Jamie WARNOCK (2177) North Coast SC 21:18 .8 2 Ellen KOZLOWOSKA (2273) 20:3 5.1 3 Alec DI LOLLO (1965) 26:35 .8 3 Beth PRENDERGAST (2184) 20:4 0.2 Open Open 1 Jack GREAVES (1970) 19:01 .5 1 Rebecca MOORE (2175) 20:1 2.3 2 Yuta KATO (2286) 23:35 .7 2 Megan STEPHENS (2290) 20:2 1.3 3 Kiran GIBBON (2206) 23:55 .5 3 Alexia PAVLOVIC (1979) Central Aquatic Swim Club 20:3 3.4 Legen ds Lege nds 1 Paul NAYLER (2258) Guildford & Kalamunda Districts Swim Club 19:36 .9 1 Sarah JEMERSON (2158) 23:2 0.6 2 Damon PAVLOS (2135) 20:52 .9 2 Elyn HOUTHUYSEN (2294) 24:0 3.9 3 Rhys CROXFORD (1975) 21:02 .4 3 Amy SMITH (2142) 24:0 4.6 Super Legen ds Supe r Lege nds 1 Mark PAGANIN (2193) 20:41 .6 1 Cheryle BLAND (2166) 29:0 2.7 2 2 Mike JONES (1968) 22:21 .6 2 Lisa BISSELL (1986) 29:4 5.3 3 Neville WHITE (2153) 22:54 .9 3 Sandra SAUNDERS (2257) 32:5 5.4 2.5km Swim Male Female Under 15 Unde r 15 1 Benjamin RUSSELL (1515) St Hildas SC 35:56 .4 1 Phoebe ASHWORTH (1246) South Lake Dolphins 37:3 0.1 2 Luke COLLINS (1262) 37:48 .0 2 Sienna CUMMINS (1547) Kwinana Swim Club 37:3 3.6 3 Andrew MORRIS (1306) Central Aquatic Swim Club 41:10 .8 3 Meg HOPKINS (1372) Central Aquatic Swim Club 38:2 0.1 Under 18 Unde r 18 1 Brendan ROWLAND (1545) 38:45 .6 1 Chloe GREEN (1336) Perth City Swim Club 33:2 5.3 2 Isaac TEO (1348) UWA West Coast 41:31 .0 2 Jessica CAKE (1370) Tuart Hill Swim Club 36:3 3.6 3 Alex RANKIN (1324) 45:46 .5 3 Shinae WATENE (1514) Tuart Hill Swim Club 36:3 6.2 Open Open 1 Nicholas ROLLO (1326) Perth City Swim Club 30:35 .8 1 Sacha DOWNING (1271) Perth City Swim Club 33:3 2.7 2 Reilly KENNEDY (1358) Perth City Swim Club 30:38 .9 2 Josie PAGE (1503) Perth City Swim Club 36:2 2.0 3 Bradley SMITH (1521) 32:29 .0 3 Grace WALTON (1338) 44:5 6.7 Legen ds Lege nds 1 Nicola FRASCHINI (1277) 32:31 .8 1 Jana BERZINS (1367) 41:3 7.0 3 2 Aaron ELLIS- KERR (1543) 38:17 .2 2 Kate BISCHOF (1510) 41:5 0.2 3 James BAKER (1535) 39:06 .7 3 Nicole ANNSON (1540) 42:0 9.9 Super Legen ds Supe r Lege nds 1 Richard GODFREY (1301) 41:57 .5 1 Bridget YOUNG (1344) 38:3 6.9 2 Alex KRAAN (1294) 42:14 .2 2 Jo BARNES (1249) 44:5 3.0 3 Michael COOTE (1380) 46:02 .5 3 Helen BUNFORD (1363) 45:4 1.2 5km Swim Male Female Under 15 Unde r 15 1 Alessio MACRI (16) Tuart Hill Swim Club 1:07: 38.7 1 Eliza HODDER (65) Tuart Hill Swim Club 1:14: 31.7 2 Owen CATTAWAY (4) Bunbury Swim Club 1:11: 54.4 2 Sophie ELLERTON (59) Tuart Hill Swim Club 1:18: 22.4 3 Archie DAVIS (62) 1:12: 20.6 3 Aroha TARRANT (36) Mandurah Swim Club 1:23: 25.5 Under 18 Unde r 18 1 Byron KIMBER (15) North Coast SC 1:02: 17.5 1 Chalise PRATT (76) 1:11: 41.1 2 Jye JENSEN (11) Bunbury Swim Club 1:04: 58.2 2 Kate COLLINS (5) 1:23: 13.1 3 Max COTEN (6) Kwinana Swim Club 1:05: 03.0 3 Jemima O'LOUGHLIN (79) UWA West Coast 1:23: 19.1 Open Open 1 Harry TAVERNER (49) Perth City Swim Club 1:09: 48.5 1 Rosie WOOD (68) Tuart Hill Swim Club 1:15: 58.9 4 2 Peter KLAUZ (80) 1:16: 58.0 2 Brianna ROSITANO (26) Perth City Swim Club 1:23: 06.9 3 Braydon MCINTOSH (40) 1:18: 16.6 3 Hayley MYERS (72) 1:23: 33.5 Legen ds Lege nds 1 Travis KELLY (39) Tuart Hill Swim Club 1:11: 18.8 1 Jaime BOWLER (3) 1:06: 17.6 2 Jon MCARDELL (64) 1:12: 16.3 2 Suzanne GRAY (66) 1:19: 38.6 3 Stephane DELLAC (50) 1:12: 54.3 3 Jessica VAN DER WALT (58) 1:26: 49.4 Super Legen ds Supe r Lege nds 1 Aaron MAXWELL (56) 1:07: 43.0 1 Leith WESTON (74) 1:21: 28.8 2 Frank VAN ROOYEN (30) 1:12: 13.8 2 Rosemary OHALLORAN (21) 1:29: 58.8 3 Richard WILLIAMS (32) 1:16: 48.7 3 Vicky VAN HEERDEN (29) 1:37: 17.7 5

 

Peel Aquatic takes out A Grade at the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants

After a sizzling day of racing at the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants on Saturday, Sunday produced just as heated competition at the Karratha Leisureplex in a last attempt to become division champions.

There were a 16 Country Pennants records broken throughout day two of the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants; record breakers include:

 

The highly anticipated ‘March-Past’ award was awarded to Mt Barker for their Where’s Wally themed walk-out.

The Closest to State awards were presented to:

Relay Winners for each grade:

After sweating on the results for the past two days, the final standings at the conclusion of the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants;

A Division

Peel Aquatic       793

Bunbury             649.5

Geraldton           563

Mandurah          559.5

Albany               469.5

Australind          327.5

B Division

Exmouth           771

GMAS               721

Moora               674

Northam            470

Kalgoorlie          393

Narrogin            370

C Division

Karratha A          774

Boddington         728

Wagin                 476

Wongan Hills      426

Kambalda           280

D Division

Pinjarra              591

Mt Barker           527

Carnarvon          420

York                   408

Collie                 392

Tom Price          245

Esperance          153

E Division

Hedland             607

Harvey               318

Paraburdoo        294

Wickham            293

Gingin                259

Karratha B         236

Pannawonica      67

Onslow               26

A huge thank you to all the Technical Officials and Volunteers for their assistance throughout the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants.

Day two results can be found here

 

North Coast finish on top of D Division at the SunSmart Club Premierships

We had two teams arrive bright and early on a Sunday morning at HBF Stadium to duel it out for supremacy of the SunSmart D Division Club Premierships Shield. A rivalry was in the air between North Coast & Newman Churchlands at HBF Stadium and it definitely showed in the pool with some fierce competition.

Between the two Clubs, 58 swimmers marched with pride and energy before competing; however, it was Newman Churchlands that took out the early victory with their Octopus Garden themed march out.

We thank Swimming WA Board Member Barry Cook for coming down to judge the march out and present the award.

There can only be one winner on the day and North Coast took it out by a total of 30 points.

The final scores for D Division SunSmart Club Premierships are;

North Coast - 83

Newman Churchlands – 53

We thank all the swimmers, coaches, volunteers, spectators and technical officials for all their efforts; not only in today’s D Division but over the entire weekend. Events like this can’t go ahead without your support and it’s much appreciated!

D Division results here

Competition heats up in Karratha at 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants - day one

The 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants kicked off on a sizzling Saturday morning and saw 33 Clubs compete throughout the day at Karratha Leisureplex, Karratha on a quest to become division champions; with Karratha Amateur Swimming Club last hosting Country Pennants 30 years ago; back in 1989.

The march-past opened proceedings with all Clubs dressed-to-impress in an attempt to win the highly sought after “best march-past” award; that will be awarded after the Country Pennants concludes tomorrow afternoon.

“It was great to see the variety of costumes showcased during the march past this year; all Clubs looked fantastic and really showcased each Club's team spirit” said Zac Acott, SWA Competition and Pathways Manager.

There were a 12 Country Pennants records broken throughout day one of the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants; with Northam swimmer Tryone Crees, 17 beating two records, Bree Hudson, 17 (Carnarvon) smashing three and 14-year-old Emma Schmich (Hedland) beating two records comfortably, while Ben Murgatroyd, 14 (Esperance), Aaron McHugh, 34 (Exmouth), Travis Kapor, 30 (Tom Price), Olivia Boulton, 14 (Moora) and Rhianna Matulin, 18 (Kambalda) all claiming one record each. Well done to all eight record breakers on day one!

Current standings after day one;

A Division

Peel Aquatic       396

Bunbury             335.5

Geraldton           294

Mandurah          271.5

Albany               227.5

Australind          176.5

B Division

Exmouth           394

GMAS               359

Moora               338

Northam            242

Kalgoorlie           185

Narrogin            184

C Division

Karratha A          411

Boddington         364

Wagin               260

Wongan Hills      214

Kambalda          167

D Division

Pinjarra              304

Mt Barker           264

Carnarvon          242

York                  222

Collie                200

Tom Price          133

Esperance         81

E Division

Hedland             312

Paraburdoo        168

Wickham           162

Harvey              157

Gingin               154

Karratha B         115

Pannawonica      59

Onslow              18

 

A huge thank you to all the Technical Officials and Volunteers for their assistance throughout day one of the Meet.

Tune in tomorrow for the results for the second day of competition at the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants.

Day one results can be found here

 

Arena and Kwinana reign supreme on day two of the SunSmart Club Premierships

This morning’s B Division Club Premierships saw a total of 310 swimmers from All Saints, Perth City, Rockingham, Arena, Westside Christchurch, Riverton Aquanauts, Central Aquatic and Thornlie take to the pool at HBF Stadium to fight for a spot in 2020’s Club Premiership A division.

Riverton Aquanauts rode the wave to the victory in the March Past Trophy contest with their Hawaii 5.0 surfing spectacular.

“The atmosphere made it really exciting and it’s great to see the clubs going all out with the march and their team spirit” said Swimming WA Development Manager, Georgi Powers

“I look forward to seeing what C and D Division can deliver”

All clubs put their best foot forward and gave everything both in the pool and from the stands; in the end, Arena secured the victory by nine points in an extremely close battle, Congratulations to Arena!

B Division SunSmart Club Premierships results: 

Arena Swim Club 406

Rockingham 397

Westside Christchurch 367

All Saints 300

Riverton 282

Perth City 278

Central Aquatic 202

Thornlie Swimming Club 128

B Division results can be found here

 

In the afternoon, 123 Swimmers across five teams (Kwinana, Riverside, Victoria Park, Lesmurdie Legends & Western Sprint) in C Division took to this pool in a very high contested hit out, competing for the C Division Club Premierships Shield.

Aquaman led his Victoria Park army to an early victory winning the March Past judged by Ron Barnes, William Rollo and special guest SWA board member Peter Galvin. A lot of effort, props and routine went into Vic Park's March and was great to see such strong team spirit!

After a very close competition throughout the entire sessions, Kwinana has taken out the C Division Club Premierships and secured a spot in next year’s B Division. Congratulations Kwinana!

C Division SunSmart Club Premierships results: 

Kwinana 374

Victoria Park 295

Riverside 264

Lesmurdie Legends 261

Western Sprint 189

We thank all the swimmers, coaches, team managers, technical officials and volunteers for making today such a great success, events like today can’t happen without your tireless efforts!

Special mention to Ron Barnes for his fantastic announcing in both day one and two; unfortunately, Ron isn’t available to join us tomorrow.

We hope to see you all at HBF Stadium in the morning for the 3rd and final day SunSmart Club Premierships D Division action.

C Division results can be found here

UWA West Coast takes out top honour at SunSmart Club Premierships

Tonight’s A Division SunSmart Club Premierships saw a total of 359 swimmers from UWA West Coast, St Hilda’s, Breakers, Southside Penrhos Wesley, South Shore, Guildford Kalamunda, Tuart Hill and South Lake Dolphins battle it out at HBF Stadium to become A Division Champions.

While South Shore took out the coveted march-out trophy with a Jaws theme even Steven Spielberg would have been proud of; UWA West Coast was too strong edging out St.Hildas by 57 points to retain their title as A-Division SunSmart Club Premiership Champions.

“It was a great night of competition both in and out of the pool,” said Swimming WA General Manager Performance & People, Carolyn Morrison.

“All competitors, coaches and Club Members had their best foot forward and embraced the team spirit of the event. All Clubs went above and beyond with their march out, we can’t wait to see what all our other divisions come up with over the weekend.”

While the A division carnival may be finished, there are still three (3) more Club Premiership carnivals to come as Perth’s B, C and D division Clubs take to the pool over Saturday and Sunday.

“The SunSmart Club Premierships are truly unique events on our calendar and I’d encourage everyone to come along and support their Club, whether it be through swimming or cheering on your teammates from the stands.”

A Division SunSmart Club Premierships results:

UWA West Coast 518
St Hilda’s 461
Breakers 398
Southside Penrhos Wesley 322
Guildford Kalamunda 277
 South Shore 231
Tuart Hill 188
South Lake Dolphins 156

Tune in tomorrow for the results for the second day of competition at the SunSmart Club Premierships. 

A Division results can be found here

 

Festival of Swimming on this Long Weekend

This long weekend there will be plenty of action in the water – pool and open water for Swimming WA’s Festival of Swimming, which starts this Friday afternoon with the 2019 SunSmart Club Premierships, continues with the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants in Karratha, and finishes with the final Round of the Open Water Swimming Series at Scarborough Beach on the Monday public Holiday.  

Held at HBF Stadium from 1 – 3 March, the 2019 SunSmart Club Premierships meet is the pinnacle event for all metropolitan swimming Clubs.  

This event will commence on Friday afternoon with the A-Grade division; Saturday morning will host B-Grade division that will then be followed by C-Grade division. On Sunday morning, the D-Grade Clubs will compete on the final day of competition.   

A shield and pennant will be presented to the winning Club from each division, with prizes also going to the Clubs judged to have the most original, entertaining and all-inclusive March Past in each division.

Last year’s winners were:

         A-Grade: UWA West Coast

         B-Grade: Tuart Hill

         C-Grade: Riverton Aquanauts

         D-Grade: Aqua Jets

Each Division consists of eight Clubs, and each Club’s ranking is determined by their performance at last year’s Club Premierships. The bottom two Clubs in each Division from last year move down, and the top two Clubs move up - giving the Clubs and their swimmers incentives to perform well.

Also this weekend is the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants at Karratha Leisureplex hosted by Karratha Swimming Club – which is the biggest annual country swim meet. Five hundred and ninety (590) swimmers from Country Clubs across the state will participate in this event.  Team spirit will be running high at the event as Pennants is based on overall team performances rather than individual performances. A championships event, Clubs compete against each other to vie for top position with the winner of A Division earning the title of Top Western Australian Country Club.  

Last year’s winners were:

A- Division : Bunbury

B- Division : Geraldton

C- Division : Moora

E- Division : Busselton

F- Division : Esperance 

The Festival of Swimming final event is Round 12 - the final Round of the Swimming WA Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series held at Scarborough Beach on Monday 4 March 2019.  

Over 400 swimmers will challenge themselves one last time, and help celebrate with those who will be crowned the OWS Series Winners. The final Round of the Series is presented by 3 Oceans and has a variety of distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km.  This Round will commence at 7:30am in front of the Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre, immediately followed by the announcement of Male and Female champions across the five Age Categories at a special function commencing at 10am at Sandbar Scarborough.

Special interest lies in the U/15 Male category between Alessio Macri and Owen Cattaway, along with Byron Kimber and Max Coten in the U/18 Male category, as all will have to sprint to the finish line. 

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer, Darren Beazley said ‘this weekend will see up to 2000 swimmers in the water, competing for their Clubs and individually. The teamwork and comradeship that will be on display is phenomenal and it really does demonstrate the popularity of swimming in WA. This weekend is a huge undertaking by Swimming WA and its staff, not to mention the clubs, coaches, volunteers and swimmers, and we wish all participants luck in their swimming endeavours’.  

The Festival of Swimming commences on Friday 1 March 2019with A Division of the 2019 SunSmart Club Premierships, with B and C Divisions held Saturday and D Division on Sunday morning. The SunSmart Country Pennants will run on Saturday and Sunday, with the OWS Round 12 at Scarborough Beach bringing the Festival to an end on the Monday public Holiday.

Stay tuned to Swimming WA’s social media and website for updates and results for all three events.

www.wa.swimming.org.au 

Ends.....

 

SunSmart End of Summer Sensation - Day Two Recap

Day two of the SunSmart End of Summer Sensation saw 481 swimmers compete over the six (6) hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

Over the day, a total of 291 personal bests were achieved.

20-year-old Winson Chen (UWSC) had a great day of racing shaving 0.04 off his time in the Men’s MC 200m Freestyle and followed it up by posting another personal best in the Men’s MC 50m Freestyle (-0.55sec).

In the Men’s 200m Freestyle we saw many personal bests, four (4) swimmers recorded personal best’s that were six (6) seconds or more; TJ Chong-Sue,15 UWSC (-6.13sec), Gregor Law, 16 GKSC (-6.38sec), Cameron Paton, 14 BRW (-6.66sec) and Harrison Sartori, 11 SSPW (-6.89sec).

Rockingham Swimmer; 14-year-old Sophia Lee Pinto knocked 4.25 seconds off her personal best in the 200m Butterfly, Well done Sophia! 

Jordan Berryman, 12 (UWSC) continued her great form in today’s session, gaining personal bests in both the Women’s MC 50 Butterfly (-0.13sec) and also the Women’s MC 100 Backstroke (-1.79sec).

In event 24; the Women’s 200m IM there were two massive personal bests. Rose Dege, 11 PAQ (-18.95sec) and Emma Stewart, 10 ARE (-18.44sec). Congratulations to both swimmers!

11-year-old Amelia McMillan (PERC) recorded a massive 23.32 second personal best in the Women’s 11&O 400m Freestyle, an outstanding effort!

Congratulations to the following swimmers who received the highest FINA point score for an individual event in the following age categories and highest male and female Multi-Class point score. These swimmers will be contacted during the week to organise the collection of their prize. Congratulations to;

Male

9yrs: Beau Mepham
10yrs: Lucas Fazari
11yrs: Owen Hewitt
12yrs: Ben Russell
13yrs: Harrison Farmer
14yrs: Matthew Lamb
15yrs: Joshua Edwards-Smith
16yrs: Robert Bonsall
17/18yrs: Ashton Brinkworth
19/O: Alex Milligan
Top Multi-Class: Winson Chen

Female

9yrs: Sienna Pitt
10yrs: Isabella Russell
11yrs: Bianca Petsos
12yrs: Inez Miller
13yrs: Neve Fyneman
14yrs: Kate Harrison
15yrs: Elyse Weston
16yrs: Seria Hasebe
17/18yrs: Jemima Horwood
19/O: Brianna Throssell
Top Multi-Class: Ella Hodgson

Special thank you to all the Technical Officials (listed below) and Volunteers who, as usual, played an important and key role in the running of the Meet.

Results from Day Two of SunSmart End of Summer Sensation can be found here.

Technical Officials: Jacqui McNamara, Kaye Bolger, Peter Anderson, Karin Hazell, Steve Hill, Simon Holland, Kate Reynolds, Muriel Jefferson, Mark Foster, Robyn Arblaster, Lesley Arrowsmith, Fiona Christie, Helen Harding, Monique Phillips, Alison Tilt, Maricel Van de Nadort, Ross Rogers, Bill O’Neil and Susan Shawdry.

 

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Brighton Pass

Competition and Records Officer

Swimming WA

 

 

SunSmart End of Summer Sensation - Day One Recap

Day one of the SunSmart End of Summer Sensation saw 449 swimmers compete for over five (5) and a half hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

Over the day, there were a total of 130 personal bests achieved.

During the Men’s 11&Over 400m Freestyle, it saw Alec Mander (-17.64sec), Lachlan Ison (-7.37sec), Itsuki Tomita (-9.87sec) and James Park (-10.03sec) all achieving huge personal bests and Xavier Collins smashing his PB by a whopping 25.20 seconds.

10-year-old Kaitlyn Brown (TUA) and 12-year-old Alex McPherson (SHILD) both knocked a huge 14.69 seconds off their personal best in the Women’s 200m Freestyle. Well done girls!

Summer Burkett, 15 (ROC) swam well today at SunSmart End of Summer Sensation, recording two (2) personal bests from her three (3) events in the 200m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly; beating her times by 2.20sec and 2.33sec respectively. 

St Hilda’s swimmer Vienne Seneque (15), pushed hard for the wall in her two events for the Meet, managing to get a fingernail in front to beat her best time by 0.03sec in the 100m Backstroke and 0.50sec in the 50m Freestyle.

Smashing his personal best by 13.47sec, Mathew Nathan, 9 (SSPW) swam strongly in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke, recording a time of 1:46.07. 

Kate Wallington, 13 (SLD) and Jessica Fry, 12 (STSH) both recorded big personal bests in the Women’s 400IM, knocking off 11.30 seconds and 17.61 seconds respectively. Congratulations!

SSPW duo Alexander Broadbent (13) and Christopher Nathan (11) both had a massive first day; Alexander going three for three in the 50m Backstroke (-0.40sec), 100m Breast (-3.74sec) & 200m IM (-8.81sec). Christopher beat his personal best in the 50m Backstroke (-0.20sec) and smashing his 200m IM time by 15.56 seconds.

A massive well-done to Maddison Stolp, 15 (GMAS) for producing a 0.44sec personal best time in the Women’s MC 50m Freestyle and Jordan Berryman, 12 (UWSC) for recording a 0.21sec best time in the MC Women’s 50m Backstroke.

UWA West Coast speedster Joshua Edwards-Smith (15) went all out and removed 1.45 seconds from his 400m Freestyle time & 1.76 seconds from his 50m Butterfly personal best.

The largest personal best recorded for the day went to Georgia Blaine, 12 (BRW) who smashed her 800m Freestyle time by 29.65 seconds! Outstanding effort!

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on day one of the SunSmart End of Summer Sensation at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all the Technical Officials (listed below) and Volunteers who, as usual played an important and key role in the running of the Meet.

Tune into wa.swimming.org.au tomorrow or follow Swimming WA’s social media channels for more up to date information and results for tomorrows day two SunSmart End of Summer Sensation action.

Make sure you grab your copy of the BoyantA History of Swimming in Western Australia online at wa.swimming.org.au for $39.95 

Results from Day One of End of Summer Sensation can be found here.

Technical Officials: Jacqui McNamara (Meet Director, Kaye Bolger (Chief Technical), Robyn Arblaster (Male Referee), Fiona Christie (Female Referee), Sam Coten (Starter), Jim Bolger, Muriel Jefferson, Lesley Arrowsmith, Peter Anderson, Helen Harding, Karin Hazell, Cindy Shu, Helen Vincent, Simon Holland, Joy Collins, Bill O’Neil & Kylie Baker.

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Brighton Pass

Competition and Records Officer

Swimming WA

 

Northam Swimming Club says farewell to a Life Member

It is with sadness that Swimming WA recognises the passing of Walter (Wally) Stephens this morning, Tuesday 18 February 2019. Walter was very active in the Northam Swimming Club and Wheatbelt Region earning him a Northam Swimming Club Life Membership. Walter is survived by his wife and Swimming WA Life Member Shirley Stephens. Swimming WA would like to extend their sincerest condolences to the Shirley and the extended Stephens family. 

Results of Round 11 Open Water Swimming Series at Cottesloe Beach

The penultimate Round of the OWS Series was held at Cottesloe Beach this morning and proudly presented by Westpac. 

Swimmers were sheltered from the light SSE winds by the Cottesloe Groyne making conditions perfect again for the OWS Series.  723 swimmers took to the water this morning, some for their last preparations before the coming Rottnest Channel Swim, others to achieve their own personal goal and a great number were out representing their Swimming Club in our annual OWS Series Club Premiership.  

This year’s winners of the Jeanette Bailey Club Premiership Cup were St Hildas Swimming Club and with the Club out in force, they also took home the Kevin Holtom Shield for participation.  A big thankyou to all our volunteers that helped put on the event and to our supporters Aussie Natural Spring Water, Nova 93.7, Vorgee and the West Australian.

 Up next on Monday 4 March is our final Round: Scarborough Beach presented by 3 Oceans.  Along with our 500m – 5km solo events, we will end the day with the SandBar Scarborough Beach 1.6km Relay before our final presentations to our series winners.  Don’t miss out on your last chance to swim with us this season and register yourself and/or you team at www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

Please click here for overall results : https://my2.raceresult.com/117674/?lang=en

Here are the place getters for the OWS Series Round 11 – Cottesloe Beach, proudly brought to you by Westpac:

1.25km Swim

Male

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1

Johann SZYMANSKI (555)

Fremantle Port Swim Club

19:03.1

1

Daisy HEWITT (630)

St Hildas SC

18:58.0

2

Jed MOORE (596)

Rockingham Swim Club

21:06.4

2

Sienna CUMMINS (681)

Kwinana Swim Club

19:04.9

3

Kale ARENA (468)

St Hildas SC

21:08.3

3

Emily NAYLER (623)

 

19:19.1

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1

Owen BROWN (676)

Breakers WA Swim Club

17:52.3

1

Fiona CULLINANE (673)

Rockingham Swim Club

19:40.2

2

Jake BUEDDEMANN (669)

Breakers WA Swim Club

18:27.3

2

Abbey-Rose HULL (635)

St Hildas SC

19:46.0

3

Remy SENEQUE (655)

St Hildas SC

18:54.2

3

Orla YOUNG (632)

Riverton Aquanauts

20:50.1

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1

Calum MACDONALD (645)

 

21:57.5

1

Danielle MILLAR (530)

 

23:02.2

2

James HOWES (508)

 

22:13.4

2

Melissa CARRARA (679)

 

23:25.5

3

Henry GUNSON (504)

 

23:05.1

3

Sarah FLORES VARGAS (492)

 

24:17.7

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1

Paul NAYLER (579)

Guildford & Kalamunda Districts Swim Club

21:05.1

1

Halesha DIAZ (648)

 

24:32.3

2

Matthew PENDAL (663)

Guildford & Kalamunda Districts Swim Club

23:00.2

2

Amy SMITH (554)

 

25:50.1

3

Drew BANFIELD (534)

 

23:04.6

3

Jan GRAHAM (683)

 

25:52.5

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1

Stefan KOLM (662)

 

21:08.2

1

Elizabeth ROSS (595)

 

28:58.0

2

Glenn WILLIAMS (567)

 

22:19.0

2

Ann-Maree LYNCH (527)

 

29:10.9

3

Chris GLEISINGER (499)

 

23:12.1

3

Joanna KAGI (512)

 

31:36.6

2.5km

Swim

Male

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1

Liam FOLEY (952)

Breakers WA Swim Club

36:23.1

1

Jessica FRY (842)

Southshore Swim Club

42:16.2

2

Thomas MICHAEL (922)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

38:21.2

2

Meg HOPKINS (943)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

43:10.6

3

Luke COLLINS (980)

 

39:41.2

3

Aimee BULLIER (989)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

43:16.8

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1

Charlie HEWITT (986)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

34:14.4

1

Jemma SCHOFIELD (1561)

Southshore Swim Club

38:42.7

2

Elliot ROCKETT (962)

 

39:47.4

2

Jemima O'LOUGHLIN (965)

UWA West Coast

41:10.0

3

Jed BRUCE (811)

Victoria Park Swim Club

40:26.6

3

Kate COLLINS (979)

 

41:26.6

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1

Rielly JOYCE (823)

St Hildas SC

34:37.0

1

Courtney LEE (1498)

Bunbury Swim Club

38:46.4

2

Daniel WILDE (918)

 

38:45.1

2

Alexia PAVLOVIC (888)

St Hildas SC

42:07.4

3

Jaehyuk JANG (1525)

 

39:02.1

3

Katie SMITH (963)

 

43:20.6

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1

Benjamin HEWITT (987)

 

35:28.7

1

Ingrid VAN DER WEL (935)

Rockingham Swim Club

39:51.0

2

Guy DAVIS (981)

 

37:20.5

2

Jana BERZINS (990)

 

43:36.4

3

Aaron ELLIS-KERR (817)

 

38:17.0

3

Lana BELL (1428)

St Hildas SC

44:34.6

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1

Oliver KUSCH (947)

 

34:42.2

1

Lisl MCGUIRE (970)

 

47:04.9

2

John ANDREWS (803)

 

38:36.1

2

Jo BARNES (806)

 

47:08.0

3

Jon HAINES (1583)

 

42:23.4

3

Helen BUNFORD (971)

 

47:11.8

5km

Swim

Male

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1

Alessio MACRI (1834)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:11:14.2

1

Rosie WILSON (1817)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:07:11.3

2

Owen CATTAWAY (1715)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:13:40.7

2

Rene WATSON (1786)

Perth City Swim Club

1:16:24.9

3

Hayden FERGUSON (1730)

South Lake Dolphins

1:18:42.7

3

Tani DAVEY (1833)

Perth City Swim Club

1:18:49.8

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1

Byron KIMBER (1746)

North Coast SC

1:01:14.2

1

Ella PACKER (1800)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:14:25.7

2

Kyle LEE (1859)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:01:16.2

2

Zoe LAWN (1804)

Perth City Swim Club

1:14:28.5

3

Max COTEN (1718)

Kwinana Swim Club

1:06:30.8

3

Bianca PETITE (1983)

South Lake Dolphins

1:16:31.7

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1

Matthew BOURKE (1974)

Fremantle Port Swim Club

1:06:29.7

1

Rebekah WELLER (1788)

Peel Aquatic Swim Club

1:05:35.9

2

Bradley SMITH (1775)

 

1:06:57.4

2

Olympia CHIARAMONTE (1717)

St Hildas SC

1:23:39.2

3

Harry HEWITT (1889)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

1:06:58.3

3

Rachel DUCZYNSKI (1724)

 

1:25:01.6

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1

Nicola FRASCHINI (1731)

 

1:04:42.1

1

Rachel BORN (1711)

 

1:21:55.5

2

Bob TARR (1779)

Perth City Swim Club

1:13:39.1

2

Suzanne GRAY (1813)

 

1:23:34.0

3

Hayden SMITH (1915)

 

1:19:06.3

3

Jess REYNOLDS (1768)

 

1:24:23.2

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1

Aaron MAXWELL (1808)

 

1:13:26.3

1

Bridget YOUNG (1791)

 

1:19:49.8

2

Richard WILLIAMS (1798)

 

1:17:26.2

2

Vicky VAN HEERDEN (1782)

 

1:39:29.2

3

John MUIR (1756)

 

1:18:10.2

3

Sue PARORA (1763)

 

1:41:10.4

 

Join Swimming WA for the annual Westpac Women in Sport luncheon

Join Swimming WA for an afternoon of entertainment and fine food at their annual lunch event : Westpac Women in Sport luncheon.  

Hear from Christina Matthews, Western Australian Cricket Association CEO, on her remarkable journey as a leader in what was once a male dominated sport.

Be inspired by the strength of both Karen Tighe (ABC Grandstand Host) and Glenn Mitchell (Sports Commentator) as they share their personal story.

We hope to see you there.

Friday 15 March 2019 | 12:00pm–2:30pm | Hyatt Regency Perth | 99 Adelaide Terrace Perth

Tickets are $120 (incl GST).  Grab a table and go in the the draw to win a Hyatt Regency Perth $200 voucher.  

Buy your tickets online today here.  

Event Enquiries : 

David Johnson General Manager – Commercial Operations | Swimming WA 

T: 9328 4599 | M: 0414 187 331

Swim Central Is Coming

Swim Central is Swimming WA's new whole of sport administration system and will replace ClubLANE, MyLANE and MySwimResults as of April 2019.
 
Swim Central is currently in the final phase of testing and will be rolled out to test clubs commencing 25 February.
 
MySwimResults will continue to operate concurrently until the Swim Central roll out has been completed across WA.
In addition, Swimming WA are excited to announce that swimming across Australia are moving forward on replacing the current Visage APT sites (Club Lane Websites) to the new format.
 
The new format will allow your site to have a fresh and mobile friendly website, that is easy to use and edit.
 
IMPORTANT: From April 1st, 17 of your WA clubs will no longer be able to access their existing Visage Club website.
 
Swimming WA will run information sessions in the coming months. Keep an eye on your emails and Clubs Corner newsletter for important Swim Central updates and information session dates.
 
For more information contact Swimming WA.

Swimming WA to Visit Esperance

Swimming WA is pleased to be traveling down to Esperance on the 14 - 17 of February 2019. Development Officer Cecily Clay will be joined by Olympian and SunSmart Ambassador Tommaso D’Orsogna to spend the weekend running Development programmes for the Esperance Swimming Club.

On Friday Tommaso will be presenting the SunSmart and ‘Come Swim with us’ message at five of the local Esperance schools including; Esperance Anglican Community School, Esperance Primary School, Castletown Primary School, Nulsen Primary School and Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School. 

The main event of the weekend is a SunSmart Splash & Dash Carnival to be held at the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre on Saturday 16February from 12pm. Clubs from throughout the Goldfields region will come together in a friendly competition for kids aged 7+. All swimmers from the community are invited to participate. Tommaso will be hosting the carnival and swimmers can come meet an Olympic medalist!  

The final day of the trip on Sunday 17 February 2019 will see Tommaso running a skill development clinic for swimmers from Esperance, Kambalda and Kalgoorlie Swimming Clubs. From 10am-12pm Tommaso will share some swimming secrets that he used to become an Olympic Swimmer. 

Tomasso said that "I'm always excited to be able to give back to the swimming community and connect with the next generation of champions. As an ambassador for Swimming WA, it's great to be able to travel outside of the usual metro area and interact with the swimming communities in rural WA. That's the great thing about swimming, you can do it anywhere there's water! But, it's not just competitive swimming that I'm passionate about. As I make the change from elite swimming into a career in medicine, I'm also passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle. With the help of SunSmart, I'll be able to use this trip to Esperance to really help spread the message about getting involved in swimming while staying healthy and safe in the sun. Swimming is a great way to keep fit for all ages and joining a swim club is the best way to get the most out of your swimming. Swimming clubs offer a great way to be a part of a community as well as that feeling of comradery. You'll make friends for life! Above all, I'll be encouraging everyone to give swimming a go, and, the most important message of all, to have fun!" 

Details:

SunSmart Splash & Dash Carnival- Esperance

When: 16 February 2019 

Where: Bay of Isles Leisure Centre- 21 Black St, Esperance WA 

Time: 12pm warm-up, 1pm start 

Register:https://www.myswimresults.com.au/Calendar.aspx 

If you would like an additional information or have any questions regarding any of the above events, please contact Swimming WA Development Officer, Cecily Clay via cecily.clay@wa.swimming.org.auor call (08) 9328 4599.

 

First 2019 Presidents Forum highly attended

 

 
Swimming WA held it's first Presidents' Forum for 2019 at the Institute of Australian Management in Floreat on Tuesday night. Topics discussed were big-ticket discussion items, regarding the introduction of a new Membership and Competition structure as well as the implementation of the Swim Central customer relationship management system. Forty-Six (46) Clubs attended the night with twenty-one (21) Clubs from Regional WA and the remaining twenty-five (25) Clubs representing the Perth metropolitan. This made the event the largest Presidents' Forum to date.

 

Swimming WA would like to thank all Presidents' and Committee Members who attended. We would like recognised the often unrewarded, time and effort that Volunteers, like Committee Members give to our sport.

 

If your Club was unable to attend or you would like to review the presentation please click here, to make sure your Club continues to be involved in key decisions and discussions regarding the future of our sport.
 
Feb 2019 Club Presidents Forum slides

 

Great Southern Swimming Championships at York

The Great Southern Championships were held on Saturday with clubs from Albany, Mt Barker, Boddington, Wagin, Narrogin, York and Corrigin. Corrigin returned to the Championships after many years away from this event.  There were 90 swimmers who took plart and 3 records broken: 

Albany took about the Main Shield and the Corrigin team won the Handicap Shield. 

Sunday was the York Open with 18 clubs participating with 154 swimmers including 26 first country medals awarded country swimmers. York Swimming Club would like to thank all clubs for attending but a special mention to Tuart Hill for bringing such a big team.  The Country swimmers really benefit from the city clubs attending their meets. 

Thank you to all of the Technical Officials who helped out over the weekend. Both days got rather hot with Sunday being 40.  It was huge weekend for the York Swimming Club hosting both meets.  Darren Beazley CEO of Swimming WA visited York on the Saturday and officially opened the Great Southern Championships. 

Results of Round 10 OWS at Koombana Bay Bunbury

Koombana Bay proved to be a great venue for the OWS Series today, with exceptional conditions and friendly dolphins swimming along with participants for Round 10, proudly presented by the City of Bunbury and Southern Ports.  180 swimmers joined us this morning and with the calm waters, some great times and personal bests were set.  A big thankyou to the Bunbury Swimming Club volunteers that helped put on the event and to our supporters Aussie Natural Spring Water, HHG Legal, Optus, Vorgee and the West Australian.

 Up next on Saturday the 16th of February, is our Club Premiership Round 11: Cottesloe presented by Westpac.  With giveaways and a Westpac prize draw for all who enter the swim, don’t miss out on another great day of open water swimming and register now.

 For all of the results please click : https://my2.raceresult.com/117318/results?lang=en

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 10 – Koombana Bay, proudly brought to you by the City of Bunbury and Southern Ports: 

1.25km Swim

Male

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1

Thomas DAVIS (255)

Bunbury Swim Club

18:12.3

1

Ingrid BLANDFORD (287)

Bunbury Swim Club

18:52.1

2

Joel DAVIES (283)

Bunbury Swim Club

18:12.8

2

Bella ANDREW (208)

Bunbury Swim Club

20:23.7

3

Jack DOUST (291)

Bunbury Swim Club

18:15.6

3

Gabrielle KEANE (290)

Thornlie Swim Club.

21:03.3

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1

Isaac DICKIE (257)

 

21:12.2

1

Hayley CAMPBELL (214)

 

20:13.9

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1

Kiran GIBBON (281)

 

21:11.2

1

Hayley SAMPSON (294)

 

21:33.6

2

Daniel RUNECKLES (285)

 

22:52.3

2

Sarah HARVEY (264)

 

26:13.3

3

Anthony SCASSERRA (273)

 

24:15.0

3

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1

Luis BOUZADA (213)

 

24:33.5

1

Karmen SAMPSON (220)

 

21:30.0

2

Aldo SCASSERRA (272)

 

25:51.7

2

Jo HAWORTH (289)

 

21:34.7

3

 

 

 

3

Pamela RILEY (271)

 

22:10.5

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1

Neville WHITE (278)

 

20:20.5

1

Susan DOLGOY (280)

 

20:20.6

2

Greg CLARKE (286)

 

20:22.9

2

Donna HOSKINS (288)

 

25:46.7

3

David TOGNELA (282)

 

25:26.8

3

Karen CLARKE (218)

 

30:57.2

2.5km

Swim

Male

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1

Archie DAVIS (1071)

 

34:07.9

1

Georgia HALES (1093)

Bunbury Swim Club

35:09.8

2

Jed MOORE (1027)

Rockingham Swim Club

35:58.5

2

Caitlin ISARD (978)

Guildford & Kalamunda Districts Swim Club

38:08.1

3

Alex SAFFY (1100)

Bunbury Swim Club

36:12.1

3

Peyton LONGBOTTOM (989)

All Saints Swim Club

39:16.9

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1

Ben ROOTS (1029)

Mandurah Swim Club

29:23.9

1

Fiona CULLINANE (1124)

Rockingham Swim Club

35:05.7

2

Jye JENSEN (1118)

Bunbury Swim Club

29:27.8

2

Maddison STEWART (1076)

Bunbury Swim Club

35:09.3

3

Benjamin RIEBESEEL (1135)

Peel Aquatic Swim Club

35:05.6

3

Claire EMERY (1073)

Riverton Aquanauts

35:11.6

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1

River ALLEN (942)

Guildford & Kalamunda Districts Swim Club

36:21.3

1

Maelle BOURDAIS (990)

 

38:14.5

2

Rob BRINDAL (1094)

 

38:10.4

2

Alannah ROSEWOOD (1111)

 

39:11.9

3

Brynn WELLS (1058)

 

42:45.5

3

Brooke HOLWILL (951)

 

39:30.0

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1

Liam SHALDERS (962)

 

39:18.2

1

Natsuno SASAKI (1031)

 

53:37.4

2

John KLAUZ (983)

 

42:43.0

2

 

 

 

3

Steve LINES (986)

 

42:56.8

3

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1

George WILLIAMS (1098)

 

38:14.2

1

 

 

 

2

Adam SHINE (1052)

 

39:04.1

2

 

 

 

3

Richard CARSTAIRS (956)

 

42:44.1

3

 

 

 

5km

Swim

Male

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1

Alessio MACRI (1922)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:02:06.7

1

Ashvinie NADARAJAH (1900)

Somerset Swimming Club

1:12:45.3

2

Owen CATTAWAY (1641)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:02:32.3

2

 

 

 

3

Hayden FERGUSON (1689)

South Lake Dolphins

1:12:35.8

3

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1

Max COTEN (1659)

Kwinana Swim Club

57:40.6

1

 

 

 

2

Jake BUEDDEMANN (1907)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:02:25.3

2

 

 

 

3

Oakleigh MCDONALD (1923)

Rockingham Swim Club

1:06:21.4

3

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1

Bradley SMITH (1909)

 

57:40.3

1

Rebekah WELLER (1917)

Peel Aquatic Swim Club

57:37.7

2

Jason EVANS (1688)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:03:43.7

2

Sofie FRICHOT (1926)

 

1:04:17.1

3

 

 

 

3

Rebecca YIP (1925)

 

1:18:21.7

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1

Bob TARR (1910)

Perth City Swim Club

1:02:30.5

1

Rachel BORN (1613)

 

1:14:26.5

2

Aaron ELLIS-KERR (1683)

 

1:06:26.5

2

Julie GIBSON (1704)

 

1:19:49.6

3

John DRINKWATER (1669)

 

1:07:07.5

3

Tara GROUT (1920)

 

1:19:54.3

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1

Richard WILLIAMS (1929)

Wolf Pack

1:06:27.1

1

Bridget YOUNG (1919)

 

1:11:00.9

2

John MUIR (1899)

 

1:08:55.2

2

Lisl MCGUIRE (1903)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

1:23:33.2

3

Chris PALANDRI (1901)

 

1:10:27.1

3

Nancy WARNOCK (1915)

 

1:25:18.1

Additional information and event registration is via openwaterswimming.com.au.

Club Premierships Round at Cottesloe Beach next Weekend

Cottesloe Beach is the venue for Round 10 of the Swimming WA Open Water Swim (OSW) Series on Saturday 16 February 2019.  

In addition to attracting more than 700 swimmers of all ages and fitness levels to tackle the variety of swim distances (500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km), there will be a chance for Swimming Clubs from all over WA to compete for the Club Premiership. 

Clubs will be competing for the Jeanette Bailey Cup along with the $300 prize money for the most points received, as well as the Kevin Holtom Club Participation Shield for the club with the most participants in the open water swim event based on their membership size. Both Jeanette and Kevin are life members of Swimming WA and well- respected open water swimmers. 

The two (2) major awards on offer include: 

  1. Open Water Swimming Premiership Club.
    Awarded the Jeanette Bailey Premiership Cup for the overall winning club on the day. 

First place in each distance, in each age group and gender, will be awarded eight (8) points, down to eighth place receiving one (1) point. 

All participants receive one (1) point toward their Club score just for participating.

  1. Club Participation Award
    Awarded the Kevin Holtom Shield on the day 

The Kevin Holtom Shield will go to the Club with the highest percentage of their total Club Membership who participate in the Round.

The Club’s percentage will be calculated by the number of Club members who complete their swim, divided by the total Club Membership as at Friday 15thFebruary 2019. 

Last year Peel Aquatic Club were awarded the Kevin Holtom Participation Shield for the most number of participants, and Breakers Swimming Club took out the Jeanette Bailey Cup for the best times of the Round. 

Club members register as normal through the OWS Series website, and nominate their Club to be eligible for the Club Premiership Round. 

The final Round of the OWS Series is at Scarborough Beach on 4 March.  Winners of the OWS Series will be announced at conclusion of that event.  

The Open Water Swimming Series is in its 11thyear, and meets the needs of all ages and fitness levels. Distances to swim include 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km.  There are also beach activities and participant giveaways at the majority of the Rounds.  

For all information and event registration please visit openwaterswimming.com.au.

 

Three Rounds Left in Open Water Swimming Series

Excitement is building as the contenders for the overall winners of the Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series have only three (3) Rounds to go until the end of the 12 Round Series.  

The Male and Female winners of each category (under 15, under 18, open, legends and super legends) will be announced at the conclusion of Round 12 at Scarborough Beach.

To view the current leader board after 9 Rounds of open water swimming, please visit https://my3.raceresult.com/105736/results?lang=en#0_00F0F7

Since the Series kicked off at Leighton Beach on 3 November 2018, there have been a record number of open water swimmers taking part. Participant numbers are 5% greater than at the same time last year. 

This Saturday is Round 10 and will be held for the first time at the recently renovated Koombana Bay in Bunbury, presented by City of Bunbury.  Round 11 is at Cottesloe Beach on 16 February and the final Round is at Scarborough Beach on 4 March.  

The Open Water Swimming Series is in its 11thyear, and meets the needs of all ages and fitness levels.  Distances to swim include 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km. There are also beach activities and participant giveaways at the majority of the Rounds.  

For all information and event registration please visit openwaterswimming.com.au.

 

Results of Round 9 OWS at Shorehaven

Conditions today for the OWS Series Round 9 at Shorehaven, proudly presented by Peet were challenging with sizeable swell, sea chop and a strong current for swimmers to contend with.  This did not deter the 254 swimmers who took part today.  On the beach, families enjoyed free beach volleyball, totem tennis and our inflatable obstacle course while the Nova Casanovas had more give aways and provided the soundtrack for the morning.

Up next on Saturday the 9th of February is Round 10: Koombana Bay presented by the City of Bunbury.  The sheltered Koombana Bay is not only a new location for the OWS Series, but the final regional round for 2018/19 and the last chance to ensure you are eligible for series awards.  

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 9 – Shorehaven, proudly brought to you by Peet:

 *Please Note:  Due to course inaccuracy today, swimmer times will not be recorded for national qualifications.  Actual lap length today was 1km.  All series points will be allocated as per normal category.  We have been able to confidently provide this correction due to the new swimmer tracking technology used by the OWS Series.

1.25km *(1km) Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Nicholas COLLINS (234)

 

18:12.7

 

Amelie CUMMINS (237)

Kwinana Swim Club

20:16.0

 

Raymond SALES (222)

 

26:09.8

 

Cosette PACHIOLI (249)

Western Sprint Swim Club

21:12.4

 

 

 

 

 

Bellamy WILKINSON (244)

Breakers WA Swim Club

21:25.1

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Thomas MARISSEN (250)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

16:56.6

 

Abigail PHILLIPS (229)

Breakers WA Swim Club

15:55.0

 

Daniel MCGILLIVRAY (238)

 

26:49.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Michael ZOITI (227)

 

17:21.4

 

Sarah PETROFF (245)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

18:30.8

 

Lee DENNIS (206)

 

19:14.1

 

Cecily CLAY (203)

 

20:54.6

 

Kiran GIBBON (210)

 

20:30.7

 

Andrea WHATLEY-DALE (225)

 

22:51.3

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Darren WARES (246)

 

19:06.8

 

Heather FELTON (239)

 

24:21.9

 

Matthew ATKINSON (248)

 

20:17.7

 

Alice PEARCE (219)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

25:10.9

 

Matt RICHMOND (221)

 

20:25.1

 

Joanne KEANE (215)

Thornlie Swim Club.

26:02.5

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Glenn WILLIAMS (230)

 

18:01.2

 

Susan DOLGOY (207)

 

20:02.8

 

Neville WHITE (226)

 

19:13.2

 

Susie SINGH (223)

Southshore Swim Club

27:53.7

 

Ian CROOKE (231)

 

22:39.2

 

 

 

 

2.5km *(2km) Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Daniel BEALES (1138)

North Coast SC

31:09.8

 

Sarah FELTON (1026)

North Coast SC

31:55.1

 

Luke COLLINS (855)

 

31:30.4

 

Keala CRAWLEY (952)

Breakers WA Swim Club

34:36.2

 

Andrew MORRIS (975)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

35:55.0

 

Aimee BULLIER (923)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

36:13.2

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Ollie RICHMOND (980)

Breakers WA Swim Club

32:19.4

 

Shinae WATENE (1173)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

31:19.3

 

Antony OMELCHUK (977)

Riverside Swim Club

40:43.8

 

Kate COLLINS (987)

 

34:15.1

 

Zak BIRCH (853)

 

47:36.1

 

Claire EMERY (955)

Riverton Aquanauts

35:00.7

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

River ALLEN (940)

Guildford & Kalamunda Districts Swim Club

33:18.5

 

Maelle BOURDAIS (1038)

 

36:21.5

 

Darcy COSTELLO (1113)

Southside Penrhos Wesley

33:30.1

 

Alannah ROSEWOOD (1170)

 

38:08.5

 

Andrew WISHART (1168)

 

34:51.4

 

Stephanie MCCOACH (971)

 

39:12.7

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Joel BAKER (942)

 

37:54.1

 

Cindy JESSOP (964)

Perth City Swim Club

41:23.2

 

Liam SHALDERS (997)

 

37:55.6

 

Pamela RILEY (981)

 

41:26.4

 

Ben PHILLIPS (1068)

 

40:03.7

 

Sharon WARBURTON (989)

 

41:30.6

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Steven BAKER (884)

 

37:29.8

 

Helen BUNFORD (1048)

 

38:45.7

 

Richard CARSTAIRS (950)

 

40:50.3

 

Jackie EGAN (953)

 

40:51.6

 

Brett LOVELL (1175)

 

42:01.5

 

Verna TAYLOR (986)

 

40:58.0

5km 

*(4km) Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Alessio MACRI (1855)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

56:10.2

 

Rosie WILSON (2238)

Breakers WA Swim Club

56:19.0

 

Owen CATTAWAY (1844)

Bunbury Swim Club

59:05.6

 

Ashvinie NADARAJAH (2240)

Somerset Swimming Club

1:05:39.8

 

Hayden FERGUSON (1947)

South Lake Dolphins

1:13:14.2

 

Sienna CUMMINS (1896)

Kwinana Swim Club

1:06:41.5

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Byron KIMBER (2208)

North Coast SC

49:57.6

 

Fiona CULLINANE (1943)

Rockingham Swim Club

59:31.3

 

Max COTEN (1940)

Kwinana Swim Club

54:56.7

 

Jemma SCHOFIELD (2222)

Southshore Swim Club

1:02:30.8

 

James PETROFF (1955)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

55:58.9

 

Jemima O'LOUGHLIN (2217)

UWA West Coast

1:05:40.1

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Bradley SMITH (2225)

 

50:23.9

 

Rebekah WELLER (2236)

Peel Aquatic Swim Club

50:36.7

 

Matthew BOURKE (2249)

 

54:48.5

 

Natalie WOOLFITT (1952)

 

55:38.4

 

Tom WEBBER (1921)

 

56:01.9

 

Tessa VILJOEN (2231)

North Coast SC

56:56.4

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Nicola FRASCHINI (1948)

 

50:17.7

 

Jaime BOWLER (1935)

 

50:26.9

 

Tim HEWITT (1903)

 

50:20.4

 

Elise CORRICK (1960)

 

1:09:38.2

 

Bob TARR (2228)

Perth City Swim Club

56:41.1

 

Alex BRADLEY (1957)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:15:43.5

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Aaron MAXWELL (1953)

 

55:52.6

 

Rosemary OHALLORAN (1878)

 

1:17:18.1

 

Frank VAN ROOYEN (2230)

 

59:34.2

 

Sue PARORA (1913)

 

1:22:09.9

 

John MUIR (2215)

 

1:02:22.3

 

 

 

 

 

2019 SunSmart Sprint Championships provides electrifying competition

380 West Australian Swimmers across 29 clubs descended on HBF Stadium on a fine Saturday morning to compete at the SunSmart Sprint Championships.

The SunSmart Sprint Championships showcased the talents of swimmers across Western Australia in a sprint swimming event; with a Skins event being held for the fastest 8 swimmers picked from the timed-finals earlier in the morning.

Results for the skins events can be found below;

Women’s 50m Butterfly

  1.      Alyssa Burgess (Arena)
  2.      Arna Couper (Perth City)
  3.      Chelsea Green (Arena)

Men’s 50m Butterfly

  1.      Kalani Ireland (Perth City)
  2.      Rowan Brown (UWA West Coast)
  3.      TJ Chong Sue (UWA West Coast)

Women’s 50m Backstroke

  1.      Alyssa Burgess (Arena)
  2.      Teegan Watson (UWA West Coast)
  3.      Louise Hewitt (UWA West Coast)

Men’s 50m Backstroke

  1.      TJ Chong Sue (UWA West Coast)
  2.      Ruan Van der Riet (UWA West Coast)
  3.      Ryan Lummis (Arena)

Women’s 50m Breaststroke

  1.      Madeleine Parchewsky (UWA West Coast)
  2.      Kaylea Smith (UWA West Coast)
  3.      Chelsea Green (Arena)

Men’s 50m Breaststroke

  1.      Joshua Yong (UWA West Coast)
  2.      Sasha Bell (UWA West Coast)
  3.      Lachlan Joyce (St Hildas)

Women’s 50m Freestyle

  1.      Jemima Horwood (UWA West Coast)
  2.      Arna Couper (Perth City)
  3.      Emma Bond (UWA West Coast)

Men’s 50m Freestyle

  1.      Kalani Ireland (Perth City)
  2.      Brendan Peters (UWA West Coast)
  3.      Thomas Nordzy

 

Massive congratulations to UWA West Coast who picked up the ‘SWA Club Sprints Trophy’ which was awarded to the highest scoring Club at the SunSmart Sprint Championships with 489.50 points; 102 points ahead of St Hilda’s in second. 

Congratulations also to all athletes and coaches who participated in today’s Championships at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all our fantastic Technical Officials and Volunteers who play an important and key role in the running of this Meet.

Full race results can be found here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunity for Coach to travel with SWA to Karratha 2019!

Swimming WA is seeking a development coach to assist the Performance and Pathways Manager with the implementation of two (2) development programmes and the selling of merchandise at 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants in Karratha (1 March – 4 March 2019). The selected coach will have their travel, accommodation and living expenses covered by Swimming WA.
 
This is an excellence opportunity for any junior or age group coach wanting to be apart of the Country Pennants atmosphere and gain invaluable programme and event delivery experience. 
 
All who meet the Job Description criteria are encouraged to apply. You must be able a current Swimming WA member or have the ability to join Swimming WA. 
 
To apply, please send your CV to Club Development Coordinator (georgina.powers@wa.swimming.org.au)
 

For more information please visit our current vacancies page here.

GWN News coverage of Kyle Lee's performance at recent Open Water Swim Championships in Adelaide

Click here to watch the GWN News footage.  Starts at 15:40.

Riverton SunSmart Splash & Dash a Success

 
Swimming WA held is first SunSmart 'Super' Splash & Dash carnival at Riverton Leisureplex last Sunday. Over fifty (50) rookie swimmers aged 7 - 11 years tried their hand at racing for the first time. Swimmers received encouragement from WA Olympian and Swimming WA Ambassadors, Blair Evans, Tommaso D'Orsogna and Joshua Hofer OAM. Swimmers were also treated to a special interstate visit from Olympic Medallist and past world record holder, Christian Sprenger. Swimmers were given the opportunity to measure up to their idols with a race against their favourite Olympian. 
 
SunSmart Splash & Dash event are a perfect entry for any junior swimmer to the world of competition. SunSmart Splash & Dash carnivals will continue to be hosted by WA Swimming Clubs right up until to June 2019.  Visit the MySwimResults calendar to register yourself for the next event. 
 
Have you done five events or more? Do not forget to get SunSmart and complete your SunSmart passport. Collect five stickers, Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide and take a picture of yourself with your certificate to receive free goodies to keep you smart this summer. 
 
Swimming WA would like to thank the following supporters Riverton Aquanauts Swimming Club, Healthway and the City of Canning for helping make the day as great success. 

 

Perth City named 'Club of the Championship' at the 2019 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships

A total of 49 Western Australian Open Water Swimmers and their coaches, as well as eight (8) Technical Officials represented their SWA clubs and Western Australia at the 2019 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships this past weekend, with some of WA’s Swimmers producing some amazing results.

The Championships kicked off with the Men’s 10km event; with Rhys Mainstone (UWA West Coast), Nicholas Rollo (Perth City) and Simon Huitenga (Perth City) coming fourth, fifth and sixth respectively in the event; all three (3) swimmers within three (3) seconds of each other.

Jack Wilson (Breakers) and Byron Kimber (North Coast) came second and third in the Boys 18 years 10km only one (1) second apart. On the second day of competition; Byron Kimber secured first place in the Boys 18 years 5km.

Reilly Kennedy (Perth City) had a Championship to remember, collecting Gold in both the Boys 19 years 10km and the Boys 19 years 5km events; with Adam Sudlow (UWA West Coast) placing third in the 10km event.

Kelsey Eastwood (Perth City) collected two (2) bronze medals in the Girls 18 years 10km and Girls 18 years 5km events throughout the weekend.

Bunbury Swimmer Kyle Lee; in a tight tussle narrowly beat William Thorley (HKG) to win the Boys 17 years 7.5km by 0.31 seconds on Australia Day, recording a time of 1:30:46.33. Kyle then managed to get to the line again ahead of the Hong Kong visitor to win Gold in the Boys 17 years 5km.

Chloe Green (Perth City) comfortably won the Girls 17 years 7.5km by over four (4) minutes on the opening day of the 2019 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships.

In the Mixed Open 4 x 1.25km relay race, Perth City (consisting of Nicholas Rollo, Simon Huitenga, Chloe Green and Sacha Downing) claimed silver in a time of 57:57.28.

However, it was Perth City who received the coveted spoils of ‘Club of the Championship’ again in 2019, for the third year in a row; following some strong performances over the weekend from the likes of Reilly Kennedy, Chloe Green and Kelsey Eastwood.

Swimming Australia also announced its four-athlete Junior Development team that will travel to the French Open Water Nationals in Brive la Gaillarde in May this year, with Perth City’s Reilly Kennedy and Chloe Green both earning spots on the team after both winning their respective events. Meanwhile, Perth City’s Matt Magee has also been selected as one of the two coaches to accompany the team to France.

Well done to Perth City and all the WA Swimmers who competed at the Championships these past three days!

Results of Round 8 Australia Day Open Water Swim at Sorrento Beach

A massive start to Australia Day was had this morning at Sorrento Beach for Round 8 of the OWS Series proudly presented by New Town Toyota.  Just shy of 1,000 swimmers chose to start off the long weekend with a swim, with many locking in their times for the Rottnest Channel Swim.  Our youngest swimmers hit the water for the annual Australia Day Splash and Dash 150m Swim with Olympian medallist Blair Evans.

Free beach activities, including an inflatable obstacle course, face painting and hundreds of giveaways were on offer this morning with member for Hillarys Mr Peter Katsambanis MLA sounding the starter’s horn.

Up next on Sunday the 3rd of February, is Round 9: Shorehaven Presented by Peet.  With one last free coaching clinic available tomorrow morning, don’t miss out on a chance to improve your techniques and sharpen your skills before the main event.

 Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 8 – Sorrento, proudly brought to you by New Town Toyota.  For all of the results, please visit : https://my4.raceresult.com/115351/?lang=en.

 

1.25km Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1.

Johann SZYMANSKI (569)

Fremantle Port Swim Club

18:30.0

1.

Eloise CLEAVER (423)

Arena Swim Club

19:39.2

2.

William CAREY (417)

Breakers WA Swim Club

20:09.5

2.

Emily PHILLIPS (546)

Breakers WA Swim Club

19:50.3

3.

Andrew MORRIS (529)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

20:20.2

3.

Ebony MCGUIGAN (518)

Southshore Swim Club

22:17.7

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1.

Thomas MARISSEN (511)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

20:31.8

1.

Jessica CAKE (414)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

19:06.0

2.

Brynn TWYMAN (578)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

21:04.2

2.

Eve MCROBERTS (524)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

21:09.6

3.

Isaac TEO (573)

UWA West Coast

21:38.2

3.

Orla YOUNG (602)

Riverton Aquanauts

21:52.2

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1.

Calum MACDONALD (506)

St Hildas SC

20:52.0

1.

Alana DENNIS (634)

 

19:05.5

2.

Rob VICKERY (583)

 

22:59.3

2.

Rebecca MOORE (528)

 

20:01.0

3.

Bradley GARDNER (494)

 

23:52.7

3.

Sarah PETROFF (544)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

21:45.9

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1.

Guy DAVIS (435)

 

18:28.7

1.

Amy SMITH (563)

 

24:18.3

2.

Robert VAN SELM (581)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

19:28.1

2.

Corinne ZADOW (605)

 

24:43.1

3.

Shaun CLEAVER (425)

 

20:13.8

3.

Marnie BUTLER (410)

 

25:16.8

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1.

Mark PAGANIN (539)

 

20:25.3

1.

Susan DOLGOY (441)

 

22:45.3

2.

Neville WHITE (588)

 

22:45.8

2.

Sue BRIDGWOOD (408)

 

24:49.0

3.

Tony FITZPATRICK (448)

 

23:07.2

3.

Cheryle BLAND (406)

 

27:01.1

2.5km Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1.

Jonah WHITBY (1125)

Southshore Swim Club

33:54.4

1.

Amelie PRINSLOO (1060)

Southshore Swim Club

36:49.1

2.

Luke COLLINS (894)

 

36:39.2

2.

Keala CRAWLEY (899)

Breakers WA Swim Club

39:06.2

3.

Eben PRINSLOO (1061)

Southshore Swim Club

37:19.9

3.

Neve FYNEMAN (1143)

UWA West Coast

39:58.3

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1.

Oliver STARK (1100)

CE Swim

35:37.1

1.

Shinae WATENE (1122)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

37:18.0

2.

Ashley BLAQUIERE (871)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

36:56.4

2.

Jemima O'LOUGHLIN (1041)

UWA West Coast

38:45.5

3.

Ayden BARTLE (862)

 

39:07.3

3.

Olivia GLEESON (1163)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

39:15.6

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1.

Lee BROWN (1158)

 

30:13.2

1.

Morgan HARRISON (960)

 

37:45.7

2.

Michael COUSINS (898)

CE Swim

33:40.5

2.

Caterina PAGANELLI (1042)

Perth City Swim Club

37:50.0

3.

Michael QUARTERMAINE (1062)

 

35:58.3

3.

Gianna LEONE (870)

 

39:11.9

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1.

Travis KELLY (985)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

35:18.2

1.

Emily RANDALL (1065)

 

39:53.2

2.

Hamish BUDDLE (880)

 

36:56.5

2.

Lizzie O'BRIEN (1037)

 

40:08.9

3.

Trent HUNT (975)

 

40:35.4

3.

Jessica VAN DER WALT (1148)

 

42:03.6

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1.

Alex HARWOOD (961)

 

39:04.6

1.

Annemarie DEMBO (910)

 

42:26.0

2.

Alex KRAAN (995)

 

41:52.4

2.

Verna TAYLOR (1108)

 

43:26.8

3.

Stuart WESTON (1124)

 

43:44.7

3.

Helen BUNFORD (881)

 

44:23.2

5km Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1.

Alessio MACRI (1877)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:12:08.9

1.

Eliza HODDER (1858)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:14:35.2

2.

Hayden FERGUSON (1841)

South Lake Dolphins

1:23:15.2

2.

Caitlin GOLDING (1848)

Riverton Aquanauts

1:24:45.8

3.

Benjamin SNOOK (1910)

 

1:23:26.6

3.

Jessica FRY (1847)

Southshore Swim Club

1:25:14.4

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1.

James PETROFF (1899)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:06:19.5

1.

Ellie FRY (1846)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

1:14:29.5

2.

Jake BATTLE (1822)

Arena Swim Club

1:16:43.7

2.

Danielle JANSE VAN RENSBURG (1860)

Arena Swim Club

1:16:19.8

3.

 

 

 

3.

Tully WARNER (1930)

 

1:24:08.4

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1.

Gareth EVANS (1839)

 

1:07:05.4

1.

Mutya CARTAGENA (1827)

 

1:18:53.1

2.

Ashan WEERAKKODY (1933)

 

1:12:13.5

2.

Ashlee BOOKER (1824)

 

1:21:14.6

3.

Marc KENDALL (1866)

 

1:14:26.3

3.

Aine MCCARTHY (1881)

Perth City Swim Club

1:23:54.6

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1.

Daniel MACEY (1875)

 

1:11:25.6

1.

Nancy SHAW (1949)

 

1:19:01.1

2.

Michael MCPHEE (1886)

 

1:15:01.0

2.

Jess REYNOLDS (1904)

 

1:22:48.6

3.

Aaron ELLIS-KERR (1838)

 

1:15:25.3

3.

Sacha FULTON (1941)

 

1:25:14.3

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1.

Frank VAN ROOYEN (1924)

 

1:11:24.5

1.

Bridget YOUNG (1935)

 

1:17:44.7

2.

Jon HAINES (1850)

 

1:18:41.2

2.

Rosemary OHALLORAN (1893)

 

1:32:05.8

3.

Matt GEORGE (1939)

 

1:18:48.5

3.

Sue PARORA (1895)

 

1:36:13.1

10 km Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

1.

Owen CATTAWAY (2094)

Bunbury Swim Club

2:34:23.1

1.

Ashvinie NADARAJAH (2174)

Somerset Swimming Club

2:43:28.3

2.

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

1.

Cyrus MILNE (2170)

 

1:06:19.5

1.

Bree ELLIOTT (2232)

 

2:56:52.0

2.

Jack DOYLE (2225)

Arena Swim Club

1:16:43.7

2.

 

 

 

3.

Daniel PAPASERGIO (2180)

Breakers WA Swim Club

 

3.

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

1.

Bradley SMITH (2259)

 

2:09:18.3

1.

Natalie WOOLFITT (2216)

 

2:17:47.3

2.

Matthew BOURKE (2066)

 

2:16:11.9

2.

Sofie FRICHOT (2239)

 

2:25:22.3

3.

Joshue ARMSTRONG (2008)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

2:22:03.1

3.

Rosie WOOD (2215)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

2:26:32.6

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

1.

Nicola FRASCHINI (2238)

 

2:05:11.4

1.

Jaime BOWLER (2068)

 

2:09:24.7

2.

Bob TARR (2201)

Perth City Swim Club

2:17:06.7

2.

Kristy BRACKSTONE (2089)

 

2:20:54.1

3.

Marcus DONATO (2109)

 

2:26:23.8

3.

Elise CORRICK (2099)

 

2:47:46.1

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

1.

Aaron MAXWELL (2160)

 

2:17:06.4

1.

Leith WESTON (2212)

 

2:49:16.7

2.

John MUIR (2172)

 

2:33:01.3

2.

Julie COVICH (2102)

 

3:34:14.9

3.

Richard WILLIAMS (2213)

 

2:36:30.9

3.

Joy JOHNSON (2145)

Claremont Masters

4:24:29.9

 

National Open Water Swimming Championships on this Weekend

49 Western Australian Open Water Swimmers and their coaches, as well as eight (8) Technical Officials will be representing their 14 respective SWA clubs and Western Australia at the 2019 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships this upcoming weekend.  

The Championships return to the picturesque Brighton Beach in 2019, with Australia’s pinnacle open water swimming event showcasing the country’s top and emerging open water swimming talent. A senior and junior team will be selected at the 2019 Australian Championships.

Ones to Watch from WA:

SWA Open Water Series event ambassador Simon Huitenga (Perth City) will be out for revenge and look to do one better than last year after missing out on first place at last year’s 10km Open event by only one (1) second. The Men’s 10km Open Water Event will kick off the Championships on Saturday 26 January.

Fresh off being crowned the 2019 State Champion after came home first in the 10km event by over five (5) minutes in a time of 2:00:28 at the OWS State Championships; Rhys Mainstone (UWA West Coast) looks set to compete in the Men’s 10km Open Water Event. Rhys will also swim in event 16 the Men’s 5km Time Trial.

2018 FINA/HOSE Marathon Swim World Series #9 competitor and first place finisher in the Men’s 5km event at the OWS State Championships; Perth City Swimmer Nicholas Rollo will look impress in the Men’s 10km Open Water Swim after placing first last year in the Men’s 19-year 5km Swim and second in the 19-years 10km Swim. 

Nicholas Rollo’s older-brother William Rollo returns to the Open Water National circuit after missing 2018 due to injury and is set to compete in the Men’s 10km Open Water Swim, an event he came 10thin 2017

Chloe Green (Perth City) will look to repeat last year’s Open Water Nationals where she took out the Women’s 16 years 5km and 7.5km races. Be sure to keep your eye on Chloe as she swims in event six (6) the Women’s 16-17 7.5km Open Water event. 

After strong performances at the SunSmart Country Championships and placing second in the Men’s Open 1500m event at the Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships this past weekend; Kyle Lee (Bunbury) will compete in the Boys 16-17yrs 7.5km and 5km event this weekend in an attempt to replicate last year’s win in the 5km event at the 2018 OWS National Championships.     

Perth City Swimmer Reilly Kennedy will be competing in the Boys 18-19 10k and 5km events this upcoming weekend; the same events Reilly won at last year’s Australian Age Open Water Swimming Championships

Good luck to all OWA Swimmers and their coaches for the upcoming weekend.  

To view Age Live Results: http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/SAL/2019AOWS/

To view Open Live Results: http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/SAL/2019OOWS/

 

Swimming WA Appoints Experienced Country Coodinator

Swimming WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Smith (York) as the returning Swimming WA Country Coordinator for 2019. 

 As the Swimming WA Country Coordinator, Jan will work closely with Swimming WA, the Swimming WA Country Swimming Committee, Swimming WA affiliated Regional Associations & Regional Clubs, to enhance their sustainability & support club growth and development. 

Jan will be the key contact for all Clubs and Regions in Regional Western Australia. Having been the Country Coordinator for 10 years and an experienced Technical Official, Jan is an excellent candidate of knowledge. Swimming WA is more than delighted to welcome her back to the Swimming WA team and bring her out of her retirement. 

“I am excited to accept the role of Country Coordinator, as country swimming has always been a passion of mine. I look forward to working with Swimming WA and the Regions to continue the legacy of Country Swimming in Western Australia.”

Assisting Jan as the Country Coordinator will be Sandra Wood (Northam). Both ladies will be travelling to Karratha over the March long weekend to assist with the 2019 Country Pennants. This year’s Country Pennants will see thirty-two (32) Clubs with over six-hundred and twenty (620) swimmers set to compete. 

Swimming WA would like to extend thanks and congratulations to Jan and Sandra in agreeing to take on this role. 

 For more information, please contact Swimming WA on (08) 9328 4599 and waswim@wa.swimming.org.au

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D'Arcy Slater Foundation scholarship notification - Applications open

The D'Arcy Slater Foundation and WAIS are pleased to advise applications for the D'Arcy Slater Foundation scholarship 2019 summer round are now open.

The D'Arcy Slater Foundation was formed in memory of 13-year old D'Arcy Slater, the only child of Bill Slater and Christina Slater, who tragically drowned whilst returning to school at Guildford Grammar following football training.

The sporting scholarships are offered by the Foundation in addition to other programs offered to encourage youth to pursue their aspirations in education, music, theatre and the arts.

WAIS has been approached by the D'Arcy Slater Foundation to facilitate the sport scholarship program and is proud to be assisting the Foundation in their endeavours.

Scholarships will be offered on a bi-annual basis, to ensure that both winter and summer sports have equal opportunity to be considered.

Up to seven individual scholarships worth $5,000 will be awarded annually, together with up to one team scholarship worth $10,000 in our winter round.

Applicants are required to meet the selection criteria, which consists of 

(i)                  Personal qualities

(ii)                The importance of their sporting goal in career pathway

(iii)               Financial need

(iv)               Financial status

Applications will be assessed by a selection panel, consisting of the three Performance Team Directors. Successful applicants will be notified.

The current summer round will see four individual scholarships being awarded. Applications for the 2019 Summer round of D'Arcy Slater Scholarships open 18 January 2019 and will close at 5pm Friday, 1 February 2019. 

Applications for the 2019 Summer round of D'Arcy Slater Scholarships are now open. 

APPLY HERE

Should you have any queries regarding the scholarship application process please contact Reception at the Western Australian Institute of Sport on (08) 9387 8166 or wais@wais.org.au.

Swimming WA receive first grant as part of the State Government's Asian Engagement Strategy

Swimming WA are grant recipients of the State Government's Asian Engagement Strategy - click on this link to watch the Channel 10 story on this.  

Swimming WA Celebrates Australia Day with Iconic Swim at Sorrento Beach

Swimming WA (SWA) will stage it’s annual Australia Day Swim at Sorrento Beach on Saturday 26 January 2019. The swim is Round 8 of the SWA Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series and is traditionally the biggest participation Round of the Series. Member for Hillarys, Mr Peter Katasambanis MLA will officially get proceedings underway at 7:30am with an expected record number of participants.

Last year the Sorrento Round attracted a record breaking 1074 participants and registrations are already almost at that figure for this year’s event.

Olympian Blair Evans will chaperone the next generation of WA swimmers as 7 - 9 year olds try open water swimming for the first time in a special Splash and Dash course designed for them.  Other distances include 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km.  

The Australia Day Swim forms part of the national “Australia Swims’ celebrations from 19 - 28 January 2019 thanks to Optus and Swimming Australia.  The Australia Day swim perfectly ties into the current Australia Swims campaign by Swimming Australia celebrating Australia’s love of the water.  Australia Swims is a campaign in which Australians pledge to swim distances from 50m+. This swimming is pledged to a team with an associated charity, over a 10-day celebration of all things swimming as collectively we try swim 35,877KM, one lap around Australia. Visit www.australiaswims.com.au to make this free pledge.  

New Town Toyota are the Presenting Partner for the Sorrento Round - giving away beach balls on the day.  To collect yours, simply find their Toyota HiLux on the beach, snap a photo tagging @New_Town_Toyota with #getthenewtownfeeling.  There will also be free beach activities including Beach Volley Ball, Totem Tennis, Inflatable Obstacle Course and plenty of giveaways.

All West Australians are encouraged to bring their budgie smugglers, Aussie flag and family and come join Swimming WA to be part of an iconic open water swim event to kick off a great Australia Day. For more information or to register visit www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series is now in its 11th year.  Since the series kicked off at Leighton Beach on 3 November 2018, there have been record number of open water swimmers taking part. Following Sorrento there will be events at Shorehaven Alkimos, Bunbury, Cottesloe and Scarborough to complete the 2018-19 Series.  

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Great Performances at Hancock Prospecting Western Australian Swimming Championships

The 2019 Hancock Prospecting Western Australian Swimming Championships at HBF Stadium were on 18 - 20 January 2019, and resulted in some outstanding performances displayed by WA’s star and up-and-coming swimmers.  The State’s best pool swimmers swam against strong competition from overseas including Japan, Sweden and Switzerland and interstate visitors from Victoria.

There were several outstanding individual and team performances including:

Holly Barratt (Rockingham) had outstanding performance in the Women’s 50m Butterfly, recording a Personal Best (-0.92 sec) and WA Residential Record in a time of 26.38seconds.

Nic Brown (UWA West Coast) won the 200m Butterfly in a time of 2:00.47.

Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast) and Holly Barratt were one and two in times of 54.47sec and 56.74sec respectively in Women’s 100M Freestyle, with Throssell knocking 1.08 seconds off her heat time; breaking her own WA Residential Record. 

Ashton Brinkwoth (UWA West Coast) knocked 0.69 seconds off his personal best to win in the Men’s 100m Freestyle in a time of 50.01sec. During the swim Ashton broke Tommaso D'Orsogna’s 18-Years WA All Comers and 18-Years WA Residential Record.

Knocking a whopping 5.46 seconds in the Women’s 200m Backstroke off her heat time,  Arena Swimmer Alyssa Burgess won that event.

UWA West Coast (Joshua-Edwards Smith, Alex Milligan, Nic Brown and Ashton Brinkworth) won the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay in a time of 3:42.18, with the team beating the WA AC Club, WA Res State and WA Res Club Records. 

Lucinda Foley (Breakers) who unofficially broke the Australian 14years Age MC S7 100m Butterfly record.

UWA West Coast Swimmer Alex Milligan broke the WA Resident record for the Men’s 200m individual Medley in a time of 2:03:59. This record was previously held by past Olympian Adam Lucas and had not been beaten for 15 years. 

Brianna Throssell won the Women's 400m Freestyle (4:13.75), 100m Butterfly (59.36) and the 50m Freestyle (25.18), breaking her own WA Resident Record from 2015.

Ashton Brinkworth won the Men’s 50m Butterfly; 0.14 seconds ahead of UWA West Coast teammate Nic Brown, to record a time of 24.63.  Ashton also won the Men’s 200m Freestyle in a time of 1:50.25.                                           

Breakers Swimmer Ben Roberts won the Men’s 800m by over 28 seconds in a time of 8:10.67.

Lucinda Foley collected an unofficial Multi-Class Australian Age Record in the 50m Butterfly receiving 308 Multiclass Points in the S7 classification. 

Nic Brown won in the Men's 100m Butterfly in a time of 54:12.

UWA West Coast Swimmer Alex Milligan broke the residential record in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2:12.51. The previous record was held by George Harley who recorded a time of 2:12.72 at this Championship last year.

Talara-Jade Dixon (St Hilda’s) won the 50m Breaststroke in a time of 32.68.

Ashton Brinkworth managed to get to the line first before UWA West Coast teammate Jonte Blake; securing a win in the Men’s 50m Freestyle in 0.16 seconds in a time of 22.76.

The Men’s 400IM was won Breakers Swimmer Kieran Pollard in a time of 4:22.88.

Blair Evans (UWA West Coast) held onto her 200m IM title with a time of 2:15.90 ahead of rising star Lauren Gastevich (Arena).

UWA West Coast collected first place in both the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, with the Men’s team (consisting of Ashton Brinkworth, Jonte Blake, Tomasso D’Orsogna and Alex Milligan) collecting WA Residential State and WA Residential Club records in a time of 3:24.42. 

The Women’s team (consisting of Blair Evans, Kara Broadbridge, Jemima Horwood and Brianna Throssell) snuck home in 3:50.87 ahead of the visiting team in Japan in a WA All-Time State, WA AC Club, WA All-Time Club,  WA Residential State, WA Residential Club Record. 

UWA West Coast and Bunbury won the respective Summer Metro and Country Shields for their performances over the recent SunSmart State Age Championships and the Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships.

All other results from the Hancock Prospecting Western Australian Swimming Championships can be found here.

“This meet was impressive with the number of personal bests achieved as well as the presence of capable international and interstate swimmers who pushed our local athletes.  This was also the second year of splitting the Open and Age Swimming State Championships.  In 2019 there was a growing number of entries, showing that the older swimmers need and want opportunities to compete together”, said CEO of Swimming WA Darren Beazley.  

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2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships - Final Night Recap

 

The 2019 Hancock Prospecting Western Australian Swimming Championships finished off in style on Sunday night with some outstanding performances displayed by WA’s star and up-and-coming Swimmers. 

In the second event of the night; Nic Brown (UWA West Coast) secured gold in the Men's 100m Butterfly in a time of 54:12 beating Japanese visitor Kai Inoue by 0.45 seconds.

UWA West Coast Swimmer Alex Milligan continued to have a fantastic 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships; breaking the residential record in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2:12.51. The previous record was held by George Harley who recorded a time of 2:12.72 at this Championships last year.

Talara-Jade Dixon stormed home in the 50m Breaststroke taking out the honours in a time of 32.68 ahead of MLC Swimmer Phoebe Ricker.

Ashton Brinkworth managed to get to the line first before UWA West Coast teammate Jonte Blake; securing a win in the Men’s 50m Freestyle in 0.16 seconds in a time of 22.76.

The Men’s 400IM was showcased by Breakers Swimmer Kieran Pollard as he won Gold in a time of 4:22.88, just under 15 seconds ahead of Japanese Swimmer Kosuke Takata.

Blair Evans (UWA West Coast) in her first individual swim for the Championships held onto her 200m IM title with a time of 2:15.90 ahead of rising star Lauren Gastevich (Arena).

UWA West Coast collected first place in both the Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Freestyle, with the Men’s team (consisting of Ashton Brinkworth, Jonte Blake, Tomasso D’Orsogna and Alex Milligan) collecting WA Residential State and WA Residential Club records in a time of 3:24.42. The Women’s team (consisting of Blair Evans, Kara Broadbridge, Jemima Horwood and Brianna Throssell) snuck home in 3:50.87 ahead of the visiting team in Japan in a WA All-Time State, WA AC Club, WA All-Time Club,  WA Residential State, WA Residential Club Record. Well done to both UWA West Coast Teams.

Congratulations to UWA West Coast and Bunbury for winning the respective Summer Metro and Country Shields for their performances over the SunSmart State Age Championships and the Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships this past weekend. For a full club points score, see here.

For all other results for Sundays finals can be found here.

If you would like to re-watch any of the Championships be sure to head to Swimming WA’s YouTube to re-live the action!

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Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships - Night Three Finals Preview

With only one more action-packed night remaining at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Western Australian Swimming Championships, it’s only human to be upset that the WA Championships are wrapping up for another year. However, with WA’s stars shining bright get ready for one last night of fireworks at HBF Stadium as some of the world’s best and brightest go head to head for one last time.

After two extremely exciting nights of racing, it feels as if the last night will be a culmination of the best story lines as all of the big names come out to play. Headlining night 3 will be house hold names such as Brianna Throssell, Blair Evans, and Nic Brown as well as up and coming swimmers Ashton Brinkworth, Elyse Weston, and Jonte Blake. You can tune in via the live feed on the Swimming WA Facebook page or through YouTube. Finals will commence at 6pm (AWST) at HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont, you can purchase tickets at the door for only $4.10.

Keep an eye out for the following events;

Men’s 100m Butterfly

Plain and simple the 100m butterfly will be one of the best events of the Championships as the surging Ashton Brinkworth enters into the race to take the state title from the ominous forces of Nic Brown. Expect Brinkworth to utilise his speed early and turn first through 50m however, as we have seen time and time again; Brown should dominate the turn and mow his way through the field over the last 50m. Both Brown and Brinkworth will swim from the middle lanes but whole pool will be filled with talent with Japan’s very own Kai Inoue swimming from lane 3 looking for revenge after his narrow loss in the 200m Butterfly and Perth City’s youngster Kalani Ireland racing from lane 6 aiming to show why he is one of the most exciting young talents in Australia. 

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

Another epic battle will take place when the men enter the water to contest the state title in the 200m breaststroke. Out for blood will be UWA West Coast’s Alex Milligan after some painstaking losses in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke and 200m IM. In his pet event the Men’s 200m Breaststroke; it should be incredible to watch him go against the best junior Breaststrokers from Japan. The Japanese swimmers Hayato Yamao and Taiyo Hayashi who had stellar heat performances will race from lane 4 and 5 respectively. It is expected that Milligan will be very quick of the blocks and surge again through the third 50m hopefully giving him an unassailable lead through the last lap. Regardless of the result, any aspiring Breaststroker should be sure to watch the technique of Milligan, Yamao and Hayashi to get a true understanding of swimming efficiently.

Men’s 50m Freestyle

The Men’s 2019 splash and dash will be the fastest it has been since the glory days of Eamon Sullivan as the next generation of WA sprinting superstars rise to the forefront. Swimming from lane 4 will be Jonte Blake (UWA West Coast) who will enter as the fastest swimmer on paper as well as the fastest swimmer through the heats after besting his team mate Ashton Brinkworth (UWA West Coast) by a measly 0.04. Once again, the final will be stacked with talent, however Blake and Brinkworth are expected to be leading the field as the only sub 23 second swimmers. Although the WA residential record of 22.17 (held by Sullivan) may be out of touch for today, there is no limit on the speed these youngsters can generate. 

Women’s 200m Freestyle

After an interesting series of heats this morning, a fresh faces youngster will enter the final from lane 4 in Elyse Weston (Breakers). Weston will be facing some very tough competition it she wishes to take home her maiden state open title as Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast), Masaki Takeda (Japan) and Olivia Lefoe (MLC Aquatic) all aim to steal the thunder from Weston and claim gold. With Throssell on form throughout this Championships, having won both 100m and 400m Freestyle; expect Throssell to dominate from start to finish, and as the current WA Residential record holder, spectators may be on record watch as Throssell and co storm to wall.

Women’s 200m Individual Medley

After much anticipation Blair Evans (UWA West Coast) will make her first appearance to the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Western Australian Swimming Championships as she looks to defend her state title in the 200m Individual Medley. Evans is the heavy favourite to win the event with a wealth of international experience in this event, however she will face fierce competition from Tomoko Takeba (Japan) and Phoebe Ricker (MLC Aquatic) who will swim from either side of Evans. Whilst it is hard to falter Evans and her medley ability expect Takeba to go out very hard whilst Ricker should surge through the Breaststroke portion of the race.

Women’s 50m Backstroke

The queen of sprinting, Holly Barratt (Rockingham), will be in action once again in the 50m Backstroke as she looks to add yet another state title to her resume. Barratt will swim from lane 4 and on paper is the clear favourite.  Fast heat swims from Isabella Symons (MLC Aquatic) and Mayu Ida (Japan) should see Barratt being pushed harder than she has been in previous years. Nonetheless Barratt is a world class sprinter and any chance to witness her go about business shouldn’t be taken for granted.

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle

To finish the male portion of the championships, we are set for yet another epic battle between UWA West Coast and Japan. Although UWA West Coast are entered into the race as the favourites, there is no doubting the Japanese team will want redemption after the loss in the 4x100m Medley relay from night one. Some serious record may fall this evening as an extremely dominant UWA West Coast relay has been assembled in order to keep the state title in Western Australia.

2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships - Night Two Finals Recap

 

After a very successful first night of competition at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Open Swimming Championships, the bar of excellence was set very high but night two of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships certainly did not disappoint!

UWA West Coast Swimmer Alex Milligan kicked off the night in superb fashion breaking the WA Resident record for the Men’s 200m individual Medley in a time of 2:03:59. This record was previously held by past Olympian Adam Lucas and has not been beaten (until now) for the past 15 years. 

Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast) was outstanding throughout night two of the Championships securing first place in all of her night two events, including the Women's 400m Freestyle (4:13.75), 100m Butterfly (59.36) and the 50m Freestyle (25.18), breaking her own WA Resident Record from 2015 in the later of the events.  

After a solid first night of competition last night, Ashton Brinkworth backed it up on night two with a victory in the Men’s 50m Butterfly; 0.14 seconds ahead of UWA West Coast teammate Nic Brown, to record a time of 24.63. Ashton also starred in the Men’s 200m Freestlye edging out Japanese Swimmer Ikki Imoto for the win in a time of 1:50.25.                                           

Breakers Swimmer Ben Roberts smashed the rest of the field in the Men’s 800m by over 28 seconds to collect the Gold Medal in a time of 8:10.67.

Lucinda Foley (Breakers) again collected an unofficial Multi-Class Australian Age Record in the 50m Butterfly receiving 308 Multiclass Points in the S7 classification. In the same race fellow MC swimmer Stephanie Neville who was only classified in October 2018 swam her first State Championship Meet.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the action tomorrow on the last day of the Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships. Make sure you watch the Championships LIVE on Facebook or Youtube; proudly brought to you by Westpac.

Full results for Saturdays finals can be found here.

 

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Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships - Night Two Finals Preview

After a very successful first night of competition at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships, the bar of excellence has been set very high, and with huge performances from our house hold names and some break through swim from WA’s rising talent most spectators would be left wondering how the level of competition could improve. However, after an enthralling heat session, night two is set to be a thriller.

Finals will commence at 6.15pm (AWST) at HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont, you can purchase tickets at the door for only $3.40 or tune in via the live feed on the Swimming WA Facebook page or via YouTube. Keep an eye out for the following events in particular which look to be absolute crackers.

Men’s 200m IM

The first event off the blocks is shaping up to be a fantastic race with an incredible amount of young talent, with the average age of the ‘A’ final being only 19-year-old. Swimming from lane 4 will see breaststroke superstar Alex Milligan (UWA West Coast) wrestle the state title from the current title holder Jake Smith (Breakers) who will swim from lane 7. The ever-improving local talent continue to rise however they will face stiff competition from the pair of Japanese swimmers in lane 5 and 6, who will be hoping to chase the WA All Comer record held by non-other than Japanese legend Kosuke Hagino.

Men’s 100m Freestyle Multiclass

The Men’s Multiclass 100m Freestyle will be a battle between heroes of the sport and the next generation of stars as Josh “the HOFF” Hoffer OAM (Perth City) and Jeremy McClure (South Shore) take on UWA West Coast team mates Liam Smith and Colin Jackson. The experienced veterans will be on the back foot due to the stellar form of Smith however never discredit the talent of the Hoff and McClure as they look to add yet another state title under their belt.

Women’s 100m Butterfly

The 100m Butterfly will see a very rare sight as WA’s Madame Butterfly, Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast) enters the final as the second seed behind Japanese prodigy Rena Tajima. Throssell who is in stellar form after dominating night one of the 2019 championships will be facing a tough fight from the Japanese competitors in lanes 3 and 4 as well as the remaining local hopefuls. However, Throssell will still be a heavy favourite with the substantially faster personal best and world class skills; expect Throssell to lead early and dominate through the second half of the race.

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

The Women’s 200m Breaststroke looks to be the sequel of what was one of the most exciting races from night one as we see Yuki Isaka (Japan) and Phoebe Ricker (MLC Aquatic) battle it out once again. Ricker who was narrowly out touched in the 100m final will be out for revenge and use the fast start that she showcased yesterday evening to gain the upper hand. Representing the local hopefuls will be Lauren Gastevich swimming from lane 5 as she aims to continue the rapid improvement shown throughout last summer. 

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

Whilst this year’s 100m Breaststroke final will be missing the mainstays in George Harley, Tommy Sucipto and Lennard Bremer; the final is looking as exciting as ever as UWA West Coast’s Breast-stroking sensation Alex Milligan looks to defend his turf from some incredible visiting talent. Swimming from lane 4 and 5 will see Japanese team members Taiyo Hayashi and Hayato Yamao challenge the best Western Australia has to offer and after an exceptional summer of training, expect Milligan to lift for the challenge. After winning the 50m Breaststroke on night one, it is clear the sprint work Milligan has been practicing is paying off and ideally will shine through when it matters this evening as he looks to protect home turf against the talented visitors.

Men’s 200m Freestyle

The final individual event of night two will yet again prove why is it so important to watch the entire session of swimming as a stacked field of local talent take to the water to fend off the best Japan and MLC Aquatic have to offer. Expect the race to be fought out between the middle lanes as Ashton Brinkworth enters the race in lane 4. Brinkworth, a crowd favourite from night one will be looking for more glory as he yet again shows his versatility in the freestyle discipline. However, Brinkworth won’t have it all his way with Ikki Imoto from Japan will race from lane 5 after a great heat swim. It is also worth keeping an eye on Jackson Govers (St Hildas) and Ben Roberts (Breakers) who will swim in lane 3 and 6 respectively as they look to cause an upset. Govers and Roberts enter the race will almost contrasting styles and strategies proving once again the 200m freestyle is the event that separates the men from the boys. 

All this and much more as the team from Swimming WA look to provide an incredible exhibition of Western Australia swimming. Be sure to check the meet coverage, even if it is just to listen to the very colourful commentary of the talented Andrew Donaldson and William Rollo.

2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships - Night One Finals Recap

The 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships first finals session kicked off at 6pm Friday 18 January and delivered an electrifying night of racing, with the night featuring some of WA’s brightest stars as well as some exciting international and interstate competitors.

Holly Barratt (Rockingham) kicked off the night in an outstanding performance in the Women’s 50m Butterfly, recording a Personal Best (-0.92 sec) and WA Residential Record in a time of 26.38seconds. Well done Holly!

Like Holly Barratt, Nic Brown (UWA West Coast) returned from the World Short Course Championships in December, where he finished 7th in the 200m Butterfly recording a personal best time. Nic picked up the win in the 200m Butterfly at the Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships in a time of 2:00.47 after being neck-and-neck with Japanese visitor Kai Inoue the whole way; with Nic eventually winning by 0.16 seconds.

The Women’s 100m Freestyle certainly didn’t disappoint with Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast) and Holly Barratt taking out one and two in times of 54.47sec and 56.74sec respectively, with Throssell knocking 1.08 seconds off her heat time; breaking her own WA Residential Record. Congratulations Brianna!

Ashton Brinkwoth (UWA West Coast) knocked 0.69 seconds off his personal best after picking up a solid win in the Men’s 100m Freestyle in a time of 50.01sec ahead of Japanese Swimmer Yuske Suda and UWA West Coast Teammate Jonte Blake. During the swim Ashton broke Tommaso D'Orsogna’s 18-Years WA All Comers and 18-Years WA Residential Record.

Knocking a whopping 5.46 seconds in the Women’s 200m Backstroke off her heat time, Arena Swimmer Alyssa Burgess came in first place ahead of the field in a solid performance.

UWA West Coast (Joshua-Edwards Smith, Alex Milligan, Nic Brown and Ashton Brinkworth) came in first in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay in a time of 3:42.18, with the team beating the WA AC Club, WA Res State and WA Res Club Records. Well done Guys!

Special Mention to Lucinda Foley (Breakers) who unofficially broke the Australian 14years Age MC S7 100m Butterfly record in this mornings session of the Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships. Congratulations Lucinda!

Make sure you don’t miss out on the action tomorrow on day two. Make sure you watch the Championships LIVE on Facebook or HERE proudly brought to you by Westpac.

Full results for Friday's finals can be found here.

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Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships - Night One Finals Preview

After much anticipation the 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships are among us, and the first evening is shaping up to deliver an electrifying night of racing. Straight of the blocks and into a great schedule of events, Friday night will feature some of WA’s brightest stars as well as some exciting visitors from interstate and abroad. 

Make sure you dont miss out on the action. Watch the Championships LIVE on Facebook or HERE proudly brought to you by Westpac.

Women’s 50m Fly

Fresh off an immensely successful competition at the 2018 FINA World Short Course Championships, Rockingham representative Holly Barratt will take to the water in event one as the heavy favourite. Although this year’s final will be the deepest in previous years with some strong representation from visiting swimming and local hopes from the likes of Jordana Tonner, Adelaide McGillivray and Georgia Rothnie who have continued their impressive progression, Holly Barratt looks to be too strong thanks to her world class sprinting ability. 

Men’s 400m Free 

The first male state title up for grabs at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships is setting up to be a cracking race. Swimming from lane 4 will be Japanese talent Ikki Imoto who set the fastest time from the heat session at 3:58.81 however the fastest swimmer entered into the Meet is Breakers swimmer’s Ben Roberts who will take to the water in lane 5. Roberts who missed the chance of winning the 2018 event outright to Malaysian superstar Welson Sim will undoubtably be seeking justice as he looks to take out event 2. The battle will extend from the middle lanes as rising stars Jack Wilson (Breakers) and Robert Bonsall (UWA West Coast) battle with Kosuke Takata from Japan. 

Men’s 200m Fly

Freshly appointed Australian Dolphin team member, Nicholas Brown (UWA West Coast) will be looking to extend his hot streak after a successful international debut at the 2018 FINA World Short Course Championships. Much like Holly Barratt, Brown will enter the 200m Butterfly as the hands down favourite but will face stiff competition from the Japanese visitor Kai Inoue who will swim from lane 4. Inoue swam a very strong race in the heat session and will look to go under his entry time of a 2:02.20 and will join forces with local talent Kieren Pollard, Matthew Vandenberg and Jake Smith as they look to steal the state title from one of Australian swimming’s brightest up and comers. 

Women’s 100m Free

The blue ribbon event on the swimming program is looking to deliver the goods after some exceptional heat swimming by the WA’s mainstay superstars Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast) and Holly Barratt (Rockingham). Throssell who threw down an incredible 55.55 in this morning’s heats, showing she is in form, a scary sight for her competitors, however Barratt looks up for a challenge as she delivered a best time of 56.51. The race looks to be between those two swimming from lane 4 and 5 however the battle for the minors will be an incredible showing of future stars as WA’s young talents pack the field. Kara Broadbridge (UWA West Coast) who enters on paper as the most likely to challenge the middle lanes will swim from lane 1 and lead the youngsters who will try and challenge for the medals.

Women’s 800m Free

The final individual event for night one of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships is more open than ever for a swimmer to rise up and claim a state title. A pool of young local talent will take to the water to fight for first place, as the current title holder Sacha Downing will not be racing as she prepares to take on the best in the country at the 2019 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships. Swimming from lane 4 will see Kaede Kobayashi from Japan who has entered in a time of 8:40.77. Expect Kobayashi to take control of the race early and lead the field out, hopefully encouraging the local swimmers to go out of the comfort zone and to personal best times. 

Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay

The first relay of the meet will see team Japan go head to head with one of the greatest relays Western Australia has ever assembled as UWA West Coast A team featuring Joshua Edward-Smith, Alex Milligan, Nicholas Brown and Ashton Brinkworth take to the water to battle for gold. Multiple records will be up for grabs if the teams swim to their ability. After years of dominance in this event, it will be a great challenge to see the UWA West Coast men rise to the challenge from their Asian rivals who enter the meet with a faster seed. The likes of St Hilda’s, MLC Aquatic and UWA West Coast B team will be battling for the minors but all attention will be fixated on lane 4 and 5 as the penultimate event of night one looks to provide “must see TV”.

 

 

Hancock Prospecting State Swimming Championships on this Weekend

Western Australia’s premier swimming event, the 2019 Hancock Prospecting State Open Long Course Swimming Championships kick off at HBF Stadium Friday 18 January 2019.  The State’s best pool swimmers will take the water against strong competition from overseas including Japan, Sweden and Switzerland and interstate visitors from Victoria.

Key events include the Men’s 100m breaststroke, contested by UWA West Coast Swimmer Alex Milligan and visiting Swimmers from Japan and Victoria and the Women’s 50m freestyle that could be exciting battle between younger swimmer Kara Broadbridge (UWA West Coast) and the more experienced Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast).

2016 Olympian and 2018 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast), 2018 Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist and multiple-time Silver Medallist World Short Course Champion Holly Barratt (Rockingham) and 2012 and 2016 Olympian Blair Evans (UWA West Coast), will be three of a star-studded field set to compete at the Championships, which will run from 9.00 am Friday until late into Sunday.  

Other swimmers to watch include Ashton Brinkworth (UWA West Coast) - a recent swimmer at Junior Pan Pacs and Youth Olympic Games, Nicholas Brown (UWA West Coast) - Australian Dolphin who competed in China at World Short Course Championships and Zac Incerti (UWA West Coast) - GC Commonwealth Games swimmer.

“It’s great to see our State Open Championships attract interstate and international swimmers as it puts pressure on our home-grown talent to perform and we can expect an increase in quality racing. Swimming in WA is on a positive trajectory and other swimming states and countries are clearly keen to test themselves against our best” said Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley.

“I would also like to sincerely thank Hancock Prospecting for their support. For the last twenty-eight years, Hancock Prospecting has stood proudly by Swimming WA and we are grateful for the support of our patron Mrs Gina Rinehart and the entire team at Hancock Prospecting/. ”.

WAIS Coach Will Scott talked about Holly Barratt’s performance at the recent World Short Course Championships in Hangzhou, China stating;

“Holly performed very well at World Short Course, coming away with three medals and four personal-bests, she really lifted to the challenge of competing against the best in the world, and got some useful racing experience in the process.”

“There will be some very exciting racing over the weekend as we witness our finest swimmers battling it out to perform at their best”.

Finals sessions of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting State Open Long Course Swimming Championships will commence at 6.00 pm each evening, and updates as well as live feeds will be available via the Swimming WA website, as well as the Swimming WA Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.  

Tom Gawned takes out Swimmer of the Meet award at 2019 SunSmart Country Championships

Day three of the 2019 SunSmart Country Championships kicked off at 9am on Sunday morning and saw over 250 athletes compete over the seven (7) hours of competition at HBF Stadium, with the inaugural Swimming WA Country Championships Swimmer of the Meet awarded to the highest performing swimmer of the Meet.

Results from Day three of SunSmart Country Championships can be found HERE.

Albany Swimmer Tom Gawned, 14 continued his solid performance at the SunSmart Country Championships with six (6) wins throughout day three; including the 14 & 15 years Country All Time and Country Residential record in event 83 the Men’s 50m Butterfly; recording a personal best time of 26.29 (-1.14sec). Tom was also awarded the inaugural Swimming WA Country Championships Swimmer of the Meet (pictured above with SWA Board Member - Dot Harris) for his performances over the duration of the Championships.

9-year-old Rose Barnett (Broome) finished strongly on the last day after three (3) wins over the first two days; recording a first place in Girls 9yrs 50m Butterfly (46.25), second in the Girls 9-10 100m Breaststroke in a personal best time of 1:54.06 (-6.72sec), first in the Girls 9 yrs 100m Backstroke (1:37.26, -7.13sec) and first in the Girls 9 yrs 50m Freestyle (36.86, -4.03sec).

10-year-old Bunbury Swimmer Drew Coleman throughout day three of the Championships collected three (3) wins from his five (5) events. Drew recorded personal best times in all five (5) of his events today in the Boys 10 yrs 50m Butterfly (40.41, -0.89sec), Boys 10 yrs 100m Breaststroke (1:44.48, -2.95sec), Boys 10yrs 200m freestyle (2:47.71, -4.94sec), Boys 10yrs 100m Backstroke (1:30.27, -3.99sec) and the Boys 10yrs 50m Freestyle (34.87, -0.15sec).

Busselton swimmer Lucinda Jones, 15 and Kyle Lee, 16 (Bunbury) continued to dominate their respective age groups, winning all their respective events during day three of the 2019 SunSmart Country Championships, with both athletes winning all of their individual races at the Championships.

Caitlin Leather, 13 (Peel Aquatic) backed it up on day three after her performances over the first two days of the Championships, collecting wins in the Girls 13-14 50m Butterfly (31.78, -0.65sec), Girls 13-14 100m Backstroke (1.14.36, -3.44sec) and Girls 13-14 100m Butterfly (1:10.75)

Congratulations again to the regions; Great Southern and South West for their victories in todays Men’s 4x50m Freestyle Relay and Women’s 4x50m Freestyle Relay; recording times of 1:45.61 and 1:55.14 respectively.

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on the last day of the SunSmart Country Championships at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all our fantastic Technical Officials who have travelled far and wide to be a part of this Championship and to all the Volunteers who play an important and key role in the running of this Meet.

Tune into wa.swimming.org.au tomorrow or follow Swimming WA’s social media channels for more up to date information for the last day of the SunSmart Country Championship.

Technical Officials: Dot Harris, Kaye Bolger, Maxine Bentley, Alf Matthews, Jacqui McNamara, Graham Shackles, Morgan Short, Daryl Wood, Steve Jones, Jim Bolger, Ann Kulker, Karin Hazel, Karl Roots, Kim Blake, Nick Short, Errol Smith, Jan Smith, Sam Larmour, Vanessa Romano, Sandra Wood, Darren Michael, Ron Barnes.

 

Country Championships Swimmer of the Meet Scores:

Tom Gawned – 41

Morgan Hill – 40

Sean Alcorn – 40

Rose Barnett – 40

Nicole McAuley – 40

Caitlin Leather – 40

Sophia Hays – 40

Finlay Larmour – 40

Drew Coleman – 40

Amie Holwill – 40

Heidi Gstaettner – 40

Lucinda Jones – 40

Tyrone Crees – 40

Brielle Krispyn – 40

Joel Davies – 40

Kyle Lee – 40

Kaiden Richings  – 40

 

 

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Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

SunSmart Country Championships - Day Two Recap

Day two of the 2019 SunSmart Country Championships kicked off at 9am on a fine Saturday morning and saw over 300 Swimmers compete over the seven (7) hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

Results from Day two of SunSmart Country Championships can be found HERE

After collecting a win last night Kyle Lee, 16 (Bunbury) collected first place in four (4) events throughout the day in the Men’s 800m Freestyle (8:42.52), Men’s 200IM (2:20.16), Mens 100m Freestlye (56.92) and Mens 200m Butterfly (2:20.21). Well done Kyle.

10-year-old Peel Aquatic Swimmer Heidi Gstaettner swam strongly throughout the day collecting four (4) wins in five (5) swims. Heidi kicked off her individual events at the SunSmart Country Championships collecting gold in the 10 Girls 50m Backstroke recording a personal best time of 39.17 (-.39sec), followed by first place in the 200m IM (3:01.19), 100m Freestyle (1:12.78), and 100m Butterfly (1:25.74). Great work Heidi.

Congratulations to the regions; South West and Great Southern, for their victories in the Men’s 4x50 Medley Relay and Women’s 4x50m Medley Relay; recording times of 1:57.22 and 2:18.94 respectively.

Busselton swimmer Lucinda Jones, 15 picked up a few firsts on day two of the Championships in the Women’s 15-16 50m Freestyle (28.41), Women’s 15-16 200IM (2:35.36), Women’s 15-16 50m Backstroke (32.41) and Women’s 15-16 100m Freestyle (1:03.59). Well done Lucinda.

Participating in a total of nine (9) races (including relays) over the first three sessions of the SunSmart Country Championships; Tom Gawned from Albany, 14 (pictured above) collected five individual wins in the 50m Freestyle (25.61), 200 IM (2:25.17), 50m Breaststroke (33.72), 50m Backstroke (29.36), and the 100m Freestyle (57.74). Tom was also a part of the Albany 4x50m Medley Relay who qualified for Nationals, which swam on Friday night. Congratulations Tom.

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on day two of the SunSmart Country Championships at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all our fantastic Technical Officials who have travelled far and wide to be a part of this Championship and to all the Volunteers who play an important and key role in the running of this Meet.

Tune into wa.swimming.org.au tomorrow or follow Swimming WA’s social media channels for more up to date information for the last day of the SunSmart Country Championship.

Technical Officials: Dot Harris, Kaye Bolger, Maxine Bentley, Alf Matthews, Jacqui McNamara , Graham Shackles, Morgan Short, Daryl Wood, Steve Jones, Jim Bolger, Ann Kulker, Karin Hazel, Karl Roots, Kim Blake, Nick Short, Errol Smith, Jan Smith, Sam Larmour, Vanessa Romano, Ron Barnes.

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Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

SunSmart Country Championships - Session One Recap

 

Results from Session One of SunSmart Country Championships can be found HERE

The 2019 SunSmart Country Championships kicked off at 5.30pm on Friday 11 January and saw 64 club relay teams and a number of individual entries compete over the two (2) hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

To kick start the Championship; 14-year-old Kaiden Richings (Bunbury) collected first place in the 12-14 years Mens 400 IM, recording a personal best time of 5:03.06 (-0.33sec). Kyle Lee, Amity Parsons and Maddison Stewart also collected wins in their respective 400 IM’s.

Peel Aquatic collected seven (7) relay wins throughout night one of the SunSmart Country Championships, followed by three (3) wins to Bunbury, and one (1) win to each Mandurah and Albany.

Special mention to Albany’s 14-15 boys who made the national qualifying times in the 4x50m Medley Relay.

Rounding out the night we had the Men’s and Women’s 1500m Freestyle with Mandurah swimmers Ben Roots and Sophia Hays collecting wins in 18:32.15 (-2.77) and 19:03.60 (-10.83) respectively.

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on session one of the SunSmart Country Championships at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all the Technical Officials (listed below) and Volunteers who, as usual played an important and key role in the running of this Meet.

Tune into wa.swimming.org.au tomorrow or follow Swimming WA’s social media channels for more up to date information and session two and three results for the SunSmart Country Championships on day two of the Championships.

Technical Officials: Dot Harris (Meet Director), Kaye Bolger (Chief Technical), Karin Hazell (Referee), Sandra Wood (Referee), Graham Shackles (Starter), Jim Bolger, Karl Roots, Ann Kulker, Errol Smith, Maxine Bentley, Kim Blake, Alf Matthews, Jacqui McNamara, Jan Smith, Daryl Wood, Sam Larmour, Vanessa Romano

 

Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

Come and Try open water swimming at Alkimos, Shorehaven

In the lead up to Swimming WA’s Open Water Swimming Series Round at Shorehaven Beach on Sunday 3 February, Swimming WA and Peet are providing free Come and Try open water swim clinics.

Renowned open water swimming coach Ralph McManis from Newman Churchlands Swimming Club will be at the beach offering coaching tips and tricks specific for open water swimming.

These free clinics held at Shorehaven Beach are open to the public, and will be conducted between 9–10am on the following dates:

13th Jan – https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=33304

20th Jan – https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=33305

27th Jan – https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=33306

Registrations are via Register Now, and open to anyone over 10 years of age.  

David Johnson, General Manager Commercial Operations Swimming WA said ‘these Clinics are a great opportunity for swimmers who are new to open water swimming, as well as experienced swimmers who want some additional help in the lead up to the Shorehaven Round on 3 February. The water at Shorehaven is ideal for open water swimming, and we encourage everyone to make of the most of Ralph McManis’s expertise’.  

Brendan Gore, Managing Director and CEO of Peet Limited said they are very pleased to support Swimming WA. ‘Western Australia has some of the best beaches in the world and the opportunity to learn how to enjoy them safely offered by Swimming WA through its Come and Try clinics is really valuable.

‘We’re looking forward to welcoming the competitors, the community and visitors to Shorehaven Beach to see some of the State’s best open water swimmers in action on 3 February.’

Round 9 of the Swimming WA Open Water Swim Series at Shorehaven is expected to attract more than 300 swimmers competing in a variety of distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km.  

Since the Series kicked off at Leighton Beach on 3 November 2018, there has been a record number of open water swimmers taking part.  After Shorehaven, only three more Rounds remain at Bunbury, Cottesloe and Scarborough.  

This is the fourth time the Open Water Swim Series has been at Shorehaven in the 11 year history of the Series.  

Additional information and event registration is via openwaterswimming.com.au.

 

The 2019 SunSmart Country Championships

 

The 2019 SunSmart Country Championships commence Friday 11 January through to Sunday 13 January at HBF Stadium. The Championships run in a timed-finals format, starting from 5.30pm with morning sessions commencing at 9am and afternoon sessions beginning at 1pm on Saturday and Sunday.

A field of over 300 country Swimmers will take to the water this weekend at the SunSmart Country Championships from 31 Swimming WA Country Clubs.

Emerging country stars of the sport including Kyle Lee (Bunbury)Tom Gawned (Albany)Finlay Larmour (Peel), Kelly Giles (Geraldton), Amity Parsons (Bunbury,) Lucinda Jones (Busselton), and Cian Parsons (Bunbury) will be among those vying for a Country Championship title. 

Swimming WA will once again stage the 2019 SunSmart Country Championships under cover as part of their commitment to behavioural change amongst its members toward sun protection. Swimming WA is pleased to see all Regions represented at the competition and looks forward to seeing the outcome of the Regions racing against each other in the relays. A Country Swimmer of the Meet with also be announced on Sunday afternoon at the completion of the competition. 

“Swimming is a sport and lifestyle that brings our Members into the sun for long periods. Working with Healthway to promote the SunSmart message and SunSmart behaviours, the Association has once again been prepared to host our major Championships under cover.” said General Manager Performance and People Carolyn Morrison.

“Sun protection is something that the Association takes very seriously and we want to ensure that our most talented athletes, spectators and our visitors, have the best possible environment to perform at their very best. That means out of the sun, under cover. We wish all of our competitors the best of luck over the Country Championships”.

Updates will be available via the Swimming WA website, the Swimming WA Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

Round 7 OWS - Shire of Harvey. Conditions were picturesque for the 323 swimmers

The OWS Series celebrates the new year with Round 7 at Harvey Dam proudly presented by Alcoa and the Shire of Harvey.  Conditions were picturesque for the 323 swimmers taking up the call to #comeswimwithus this morning.

Our swimmers enjoyed an earlier start at Harvey Dam this year, ensuring everyone was out of the water before the sun really heated up.  Swimmers and spectators who made the trek to the dam were treated to a free community bbq thanks to Alcoa and the Australind SC. 

Up next is the biggest Round of the Series and your final chance to qualify for the Rottnest Chanel Swim.  Come swim with us on Australia Day for Round 8 – Sorrento proudly presented by New Town Toyota and Optus.

CLICK HERE for today's results link .https://my5.raceresult.com/115108/?lang=en

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 7 – Harvey Dam, proudly brought to you by Alcoa and the Shire of Harvey:

1.25km Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Daniel BEALES (386)

 

20:25.9

 

Imogen ASHWORTH (320)

 

22:58.6

 

Andrew MORRIS (333)

 

21:42.2

 

Hannah AWANG (347)

 

23:13.7

 

Bryce FACEY (353)

 

21:46.4

 

Amy TUCKER (343)

 

23:14.5

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandria PETROFF (376)

 

23:39.5

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah SKELTON (342)

 

23:50.7

 

 

 

 

 

Lily-Rose CALAUTTI (385)

 

24:22.0

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Daniel RUNECKLES (381)

 

29:32.9

 

Kylie SADGROVE (341)

 

25:12.9

 

Chris GREENEM (326)

 

33:42.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Adam COUSINS (393)

 

26:24.7

 

Cindi DUNJEY (352)

 

30:44.8

 

Scott DRAPER (384)

 

26:30.0

 

Joanne KEANE (387)

 

33:25.7

 

Matt RICHMOND (358)

 

28:05.2

 

Jay ANDERSON (364)

 

38:07.4

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Chris GLEISINGER (325)

 

23:19.4

 

Susan DOLGOY (351)

 

25:05.7

 

Patrick RIORDAN (380)

 

29:42.9

 

Jacqui WARNOCK (361)

 

33:47.6

 

Martin GADD (372)

 

32:31.9

 

Annie RIORDAN (379)

 

39:32.0

2.5km Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Ethan O'SULLIVAN (807)

 

40:32.8

 

Sarah FELTON (1568)

 

40:38.9

 

Luke COLLINS (840)

 

40:33.1

 

Phoebe ASHWORTH (820)

 

43:05.5

 

Jouke VAN WAAS (813)

 

48:53.6

 

Sienna MENIN (831)

 

43:59.6

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Mark TRAINER (811)

 

40:31.1

 

Ashlin TRAEGER (843)

 

40:28.6

 

Ollie RICHMOND (810)

 

43:39.0

 

Kate COLLINS (839)

 

43:06.6

 

 

 

 

 

Chloe WATSON (814)

 

47:17.7

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

James MARTIN (849)

 

44:46.0

 

Morgan HARRISON (821)

 

42:06.0

 

Jared SCHELFHOUT (1591)

 

1:03:08.8

 

Hannah KLAUZ (844)

 

50:09.4

 

Matthew BARNDON (1557)

 

1:03:18.8

 

Brooke HOLWILL (804)

 

50:34.0

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Travis KELLY (1577)

 

38:21.0

 

Ingrid VAN DER WEL (812)

 

40:40.7

 

Tim FACEY (802)

 

44:26.6

 

Nicola AWANG (1596)

 

52:52.6

 

Peter TRAEGER (825)

 

47:43.8

 

Justine BOLTON (1597)

 

53:19.2

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Adam SHINE (1593)

 

47:31.3

 

Helen BUNFORD (833)

 

50:12.0

 

Milan KLAUZ (1578)

 

57:33.6

 

Jackie EGAN (1566)

 

53:03.7

 

Jeff MCDONALD (842)

 

58:31.2

 

Jacqueline PANIZZA (809)

 

53:12.3

5km Swim

Male

 

 

 

 Female

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Alessio MACRI (1799)

 

1:12:34.3

 

Rosie WILSON (1855)

 

1:16:32.7

 

Owen CATTAWAY (1826)

 

1:13:00.7

 

Sienna CUMMINS (1828)

 

1:22:20.7

 

Hayden FERGUSON (1830)

 

1:30:19.1

 

Sophia Lee PINTO (1848)

 

1:25:56.0

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Byron KIMBER (1795)

 

1:03:55.3

 

Sophia HAYS (1835)

 

1:18:26.8

 

Kyle LEE (1797)

 

1:06:08.6

 

Lily BESTE (1825)

 

1:18:35.8

 

Max COTEN (1776)

 

1:11:15.1

 

Fiona CULLINANE (1777)

 

1:18:37.7

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Bradley SMITH (1811)

 

1:07:12.0

 

Rebekah WELLER (1820)

 

1:06:46.2

 

Samuel FOSTER (1781)

 

1:18:28.9

 

Natalie WOOLFITT (1868)

 

1:12:31.0

 

Stuart ANDERSON (1870)

 

1:29:38.5

 

Tessa VILJOEN (1817)

 

1:12:38.5

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Nicola FRASCHINI (1782)

 

1:06:44.3

 

Suzanne GRAY (1783)

 

1:26:59.6

 

Bob TARR (1813)

 

1:12:22.3

 

Lynne WHITTLE (1875)

 

1:32:04.4

 

Marcus DONATO (1829)

 

1:19:05.6

 

Helen JONES (1792)

 

1:32:08.4

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Aaron MAXWELL (1881)

 

1:12:55.3

 

Bridget YOUNG (1824)

 

1:23:54.5

 

John MUIR (1801)

 

1:24:42.5

 

Julie ASTLEY (1771)

 

1:24:35.5

 

Richard WILLIAMS (1821)

 

1:25:05.7

 

 

 

 

Optus Junior Dolphin Carnival This Weekend!

 

Swimming WA is offering an exciting opportunity for kids to be a part of their free Optus Junior Dolphins SUPER Carnival on 5 January 2019 at Claremont Aquatic Centre. Kicking off at 10:00am. This fun filled event will feature a visit from Rio Olympic medallist, Tamsin Cook as well as the Optus Junior Dolphin mascot ‘Yampu the Dolphin’.

Kids will be split into smaller groups for fun-filled games with friends and qualified swimming teachers and coaches. They can showcase their swimming skills through the Optus Junior Dolphin game-based learning program.

As a nation surrounded by water, and swimming a favourite pastime for many Australians, Optus Junior Dolphins gives children the opportunity to learn skills and develop personally through games and swimming activities, that compliments and encourages swimmers to continue their aquatic education. 

Swimming WA believes all kids should have the opportunity to have fun swimming whilst showcasing their water skills. Attending this programme provides a link between learn-to-swim and Swimming Club participation. It’s been developed with kids aged six (6) to ten (10) in mind, and is suitable for children who have previously engaged in any form of swimming. 

“Optus Junior Dolphins is a national programme designed to give kids the opportunity to stay active and enjoy swimming in a fun, social setting,” said Swimming WA Club Services Coordinator, Georgi Powers.

“The Super Carnival on 5 January is a great opportunity for Swimming WA’s current Junior Dolphins to kick start the 2019 summer of swimming and for kids who are interested in having a go to see what being a member of a Club is all about.” 

Swimmers under seven (7) years old also receive a free Swimming WA membership, swimming cap and membership pack, courtesy of Optus (Swimming WA Silver Sponsor).

Details:

Claremont Aquatic Centre 12 Davies Road, Claremont 5 January 2018 10am – 12pm

Register via: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=32406

 

If you want to find out more about Optus Junior Dolphins in your community, please contact Swimming WA Development Officer, Cecily Clay via cecily.clay@wa.swimming.org.auor (08) 93284599.

 

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SWA Investment Committee Vacancy

Swimming WA is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Members of the Western Australian swimming community to serve on the SWA Investment Committee.

The Committee is a SWA Board Committee Chaired by Mr Barry Cook and provides straggled direction and advice to the Association on matters pertaining to the best utilisation of its reserves and financial resources.

The Term is from February 2019 - September 30th 2020.

 

EOI Committee Nomination Form CLICK HERE

SWA Investment Commitee Termd of Reference CLICK HERE

Harvey Dam set to host Round 7 of the 2018/2019 OWS Series

The Open Water Swimming Series heads south this weekend with Round 7 taking place on Saturday the 5th of January 2019, and is expected to attract over 400 swimmers to beautiful Harvey Dam, a mere 90 minutes from Perth.  Event registrations will be open a little later to cater for travel at 7.00am with the 500m participants set to head off at 8:00am.

The distances planned cater to swimmers of all ages and ability levels, including the 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and finally the 5km distance. Fresh water swimming adds yet another chapter to the Open Water Swimming challenge.

This Round is proudly presented by Alcoa and the Shire of Harvey, and supported by Aussie Natural Spring Water, the Shire of Harvey, The West Australian and Vorgee.

Alcoa are providing a free community BBQ after the event, so competitors and spectators alike are encouraged to stay for medal presentations and enjoy the hospitality.

The OWS Summer Series commenced at Leighton Beach in November of 2018 and has since visited Busselton, Coogee, Rockingham, and Mullaloo.  

The Open Water State Championships was held at Champion Lakes in late December and saw Rhys Mainstone from UWA SC and Kelsey Eastwood of Perth City SC crowned State Champions in the Men’s and Women’s 10km events respectively.

Celebrating its 11th year the Open Water Series, which will run until March 2019, attracts over 6000 swimmers at the various 12 different locations.

For further information about the OWS Series, or to register, visit www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

PDF HERE

Media Enquiries:

Ron Woodbine

Swimming WA

0451 197 311

ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

OWS Round 6 at Mullaloo - 650 Swimmers

What a fantastic day down at Mullaloo today to mark the midway point of the OWS Series.  Today’s event was presented by the City of Joondalup and Westpac with 650 swimmers choosing to #comeswimwithus this morning.

If you were looking to qualify for the Rottnest Channel Swim or just swim off some of that Christmas feasting, we had a swim for everyone from 500m, right up to 10km.

Our round presenter Westpac had popcorn for the spectators and SunSmart provided well needed extra shade.  Nova 93.7 Casanovas were again on site with giveaways and provided the tunes throughout the day while Aussie Natural Spring Water kept everyone hydrated with drink bottle refill stations throughout the event.  Thanks again to The West Australian for keeping everyone on course with our brand new swim markers.

A special thanks to our volunteer officials, water safety and of course all our swimmers who really do make the OWS Series the event we all love to be apart of.

Get set for Round 7 of the OWS Series as ALCOA take us to beautiful Harvey Dam for the first swim of 2019 on Saturday the 5th of January.

But until then, from all of us here at Swimming WA, have a safe and happy new year.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE RESULTS

Open Water Swimming Series heads to Mullaloo Beach for Round 6

Mullaloo Beach is set to host the 6th Round of the OWS this Saturday 29 December with the event commencing at 7.30am. Mullaloo Beach has been a feature of the OWS Series since 2007 and attracted 649 participants last year.

With a variety of distances available (500m, 1.25km, 2.5k, 5km and 10km), all ages and fitness levels will be catered for. The main 10km event will kick off at 8.00am, with friends and family now able to follow the progress of their long-distance swimmer on their ‘smart device’ thanks to WASE Timing. To keep track of the event in real time, spectators simply need to download the app ‘Racemap’ from their preferred App provider.

The Mullaloo OWS Series Round marks the half way point of the 2018/19 Open Water Swimming Series. Celebrating its 11th year, record numbers at the first four Rounds has seen participants numbers rise eight percent and Round 6 at Mullaloo expects to attract over 700 swimmers. A total of 6500 swimmers are expected to compete in the 12 Round Open Water Series finishing at Scarborough Beach 4 March of 2019.

David Johnson said “the Mullaloo Round,has gained popularity in recent years because of the timing between Christmas and New Year’s. Our swimmers enjoy the opportunity to exercise when most options are closed for the break. The weather around this time is perfect and Mullaloo Beach is typical of what most visitors to WA visualize when dreaming of coming to WA.”

This year’s Round looks like being one of the biggest events of the Series.

For further information about the OWS Series, or to register,
visit www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

 

PDF HERE

Media Enquiries:

Ron Woodbine

Swimming WA

0451 197 311

ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

Rhys Mainstone Crowned the 2018 Open Water State Champion

The Swimming WA  2018 Open Water State Championships was held on a hot 38 degree West Australian morning, with not a cloud in sight; at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre on 22 December.

257 Swimmers from over 26 SWA Clubs took part in the Open Water Swim, an increase of 23 from last year’s event, with Swimmers competing aged between 12 – 59 years of age. The Championships also featured a team-of-four from Japan, with an athlete ranked 5th in Japan in Open Water Swimming competing at the event.

Some Swimmers vying for a spot at the National Open Water Championships held at Brighton Beach on Australia Day in 2019.

Rhys Mainstone came home first in the 10km course and was crowned the 2018 State Open Water Champion after a strong swim; in a time of 2:00:28. While Kelsey Eastwood was the first women to cross the line in the 10km course recording a time of 2:13:48.9.

After the usual briefing, the races kicked-off at 8:00am in three-minute intervals, with all Swimmers in the water from 8.06am.

2.5km distance

James Harris of UWA West Coast was the first male Swimmer to finish the 2.5km course in a time of 34:35.7, with Jessica Cake of Tuart Hill Swim Club finishing in first place for the women, in a time of 37:02.0

5km distance

Fresh off the World Open Water Swimming Championships in Abu Dhabi (UAE); Nicholas Rollo from Perth City edged out first by a tight five (5) seconds during the 5km State Championship race in a time of 57:59.5 while Sacha Downing also of Perth City was the first women to cross the line, recording a time of 1:04:31.0

7.5km distance

William Thorley crossed the finish line after 1:33:28.8; five minutes ahead of second after six laps of the course at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. After a grueling 1:50:53.9 Camille Talbot of Perth City was the first women to cross the line in the 7.5km course.

10km distance

After a massive eight (8) laps of the course at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre Rhys Mainstone from UWA West Coast smashed the field by over five minutes in the 10km SWA State Championships in a time of 2:00.28 to become the Men’s 2018 State Champion. Kelsey Eastwood of Perth City swam strongly during the 10km race, recording a time of 2:13:48.9 and become the Women’s 2018 10km State Champion.

 

Further results can be found at https://my2.raceresult.com/114346/?lang=en

PDF HERE

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For further information please contact:

Darren Beazley – Chief Executive Officer Swimming WA

Phone: +61 8 9328 4599

Mobile: 0499 980 177

Email: darren.beazley@wa.swimming.org.au

Western Australian Swimming Ends 2018 on a High!

2018 has been an amazing year for swimming in Western Australia, with the SunSmart State Age Long Course Championships wrapping up on Tuesday night at HBF Stadium, and two (2) Western Australian Swimmers representing Australia as they compete at the 6-day World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China.

The Australian Dolphins finished up with 12 medals in total this past week at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Hangzhou China; with West Australian Holly Barratt (Rockingham, coach Will Scott) collecting three (3) medals in a stellar campaign for the Dolphins.

It was a busy week for Holly Barratt participating in 17 races over the six (6) days; taking out the silver medal for the 50m Butterfly in 24.80, bronze medal in the 50 Backstroke in a time of 26.04 and bronze in the Women’s 4x50m Freestyle, with team members Emily Seebohm, Minna Atherton and Carla Buchanan.

Barratt said she was thrilled to earn a first career individual medal at World Championship level.

Australian Dolphins debutant Nicholas Brown (UWA West Coast, coach Bud McAllister) also swam strongly on the opening nights of the Championships, recording a personal best time in the final of the Men’s 200m butterfly in 1:52.10 to come home in seventh place.

At the recent SunSmart State Age Long Course Championships held 15-18 December, an incredible 100 records were broken; including Australian Age, Australian Age All Comers, many State and Country records.

Joshua Edwards-Smith (UWA West Coast, coach Michael Shaw) had a State Age Championships to remember producing a performance to behold in the Boys 15 Years 200m Backstroke, recording a time of 2:00.23; setting a new 15yrs Australian Age, 15yrs Aus Age All Comer, 15yrs WA All Comer, 15yrs WA All Time, 15yrs WA Residential, 16yrs WA All Comer, 16yrs WA All Time, 16yrs WA Residential, 17yrs WA All Time, 17yrs WA Residential, 18yrs WA All Time, 18yrs WA Residential and the Open WA All Time and WA Open Residential Records.

To provide some context, Joshua’s time of 2:00.23 is faster than the current 16 yrs Australian Record held by Current Australian Dolphin and Olympic Gold-Medalist Mitch Larkin’s.

Josh Edwards-Smith also broke State records in the 100m Backstroke, 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle and was a part of the record breaking 400m Medley Relay team.

There were many national Multi-Class Swimming Records broken this week at the SunSmart State Age Championships, with eight (8) Australia Multi-Class Open and 13 Australian Multi-Class Age Records being broken by Swimmers;

Ella Hodgson (UWA West Coast) Tegan Reder (Canning Lightning) and Lucinda Foley (Breakers).

 

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For further information please contact:

Darren Beazley – Chief Executive Officer Swimming WA

Phone: +61 8 9328 4599

Mobile: 0499 980 177

Email: darren.beazley@wa.swimming.org.au

SunSmart Western Australian State Age LC Championships - Day 4

Day 4 of the SunSmart Western Australian State Age Long Course Championships continues as 491 competitors give everything in the last day of the Meet to reach tonights final session.

Tonight is looking to be exhilarating with plenty of entertainment during the 1500m finals. As well as teams putting their pride on the line giving everything they have left in them in the 4x50m relay!

Click here to follow the live results http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/WA/18LCAgeChamps/

HERE IS TUESDAY NIGHT RESULTS

The finals  - Day 4 results and highlights

The finals on Day 4 was an incredible display of Swimming talent from WA, SA, and Asia. The 200m Fly finals for the boys and girls was thrilling to watch. 

Again Joshua Edwards-Smith showed he is king of the pool by breaking the WA Resident Boys 15 yrs 50m LC Freestyle record with a time of 23.96.

 

Event 32  Girls 17-18 50 LC Meter Freestyle
1 Arnold, Emma-Lee (v)   18 Norwood             27.49     J26.78  
  1 Gastevich, Lauren      17 Arena               27.82     J27.19  
  2 Smithson, Danielle (v  17 Surrey Park         27.51     J26.92  
  2 McGillivray, Adelaide  17 St Hildas           27.47     J27.31

Event 33  Boys 17-18 50 LC Meter Freestyle
  1 Ireland, Kalani        17 Perth City          23.65      24.17  
  2 Martin, Jason          17 GKSC                24.72      24.59  
  3 Anderson, Jamie        17 Arena               25.05      24.61 

An important SunSmart message from Swimming CEO, Darren Beazley

An important SunSmart message from Swimming CEO, Darren Beazley

Round 5, Open Water Swimming Series State Championships at Champion Lakes

 

The very best of open water swimming in Western Australia will be battling to claim the State Title in their respective age categories this Saturday 22 December 2018 at Champion Lakes.

The Round is the ultimate event of the Open Water Swimming Series for Western Australia’s competitive swimmers. Some will use this event to qualify for the Australian Open Water Swimming Championships, which will be conducted from 26-28 January 2019 in Adelaide, South Australia. Swimmers who have already qualified for the National Event will be looking to perfect their race skills and strategies this Saturday morning. The action kicks off at 8.00am with the 5km, 7.5km and 10km distances being contested during the morning.

Veteran Open Water Swimming athlete and OWS Series Ambassador, Simon Huitenga said,
“With summer in full swing, the State Open Water Swimming Championships is an excellent event to welcome in the Christmas break and Champion Lakes is great venue to race for those hard-to-get qualifying times. With full race distances on offer, public and State Championship competitors’ racing, there will be plenty of action on the day for both swimmers and spectators!”

Notable swimmers to keep an eye out for:

Men

Women

 

Novice swimmers can also participate alongside competitive swimmers across a variety of distances (2.5km, 5km and 10km events), meeting the needs of all ages and fitness levels. The event at Champion Lakes, which hosted the Australian Open Water Championships in 2012, will be a great opportunity for new swimmers to experience competing in an open water event away from the pool and beach.

This is Round 5 of the Summer OWS Series, with events at Leighton, Busselton, Coogee and Rockingham having already attracting record numbers. Thanks to presenting partner The West Australian Newspapers and support from SunSmart, Optus, Aussie Natural Spring Water, Nova 93.7 and Vorgee, the atmosphere at this year’s Open Water Swimming State Championships is sure to be exciting. 

For further information about the OWS Series, or to register, visit www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

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Media Enquiries:

Ron Woodbine
Swimming WA
0451 197 311

ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

Day 3 of the SunSmart Western Australian State Age Long Course Championships

 

Day 3 of the SunSmart Western Australian State Age Long Course Championships gets under way with 413 swimmers competing in this mornings heats to qualify for tonight's finals.

Tonight we dive into action at 6pm starting with the girls and boys 100m Butterfly for whats looking to be another exciting night of racing.

 

Click here to follow the live results http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/WA/18LCAgeChamps/
 
 
The finals  - Day 3 results and highlights
Day 3 of the finals has been a thrilling Meet with WA Clubs competing with Singapore and South Australian Clubs to  win the Gold!
 
HERE IS TODAY'S RESULTS
 

Girls 16yrs 200m Backstroke Alyssa Burgess ARE, 16yrs, 17yrs, 18yrs WA Residential previously held by Amy Lucas and Open Residential previously held by Lara Carroll with a time of 2:14.86

Joshua Edwards-Smith of UWA West Coast set a new 15yrs Australian Age, 15yrs Aust Age All Comer, 15yrs WA All Comer, 15yrs WA All Time, 15yrs WA Residential, 16yrs WA All Comer, 16yrs WA All Time, 16yrs WA Residential, 17yrs WA All Time, 17yrs WA Residential, 18yrs WA All Time, 18yrs WA Residential and the Open WA All Time and WA Open Residential Records. Joshua’s time of 2:00.23 is faster than the current 16 yrs Australian Record held by Mich Larkin of which the opportunity will come to him at this year's National Age.

 
Event 19  Girls 17-18 100 LC Meter Butterfly
  1 Arnold, Emma-Lee (v)   18 Norwood           1:02.99   J1:01.64  
  1 Howe, Madison          17 Perth City        1:03.36   J1:02.80  
  2 McGillivray, Adelaide  17 St Hildas         1:03.84   J1:04.08  
  3 Gastevich, Lauren      17 Arena             1:06.89   J1:05.84  
 
Event 20  Boys 17-18 100 LC Meter Butterfly
  1 Follett, Mitchell (v)  18 Norwood             58.64     J57.04  
  1 Ireland, Kalani        17 Perth City          56.74     J57.52  
  2 Booth, Lennard         18 UWSC                57.63     J57.55  
  3 Lorimer, William       18 Rockingham          58.18     J58.10 



SunSmart Western Australian State Age LC Championships - Day 2

This mornings session included 442 swimmers competing in 800m timed finals as well as heats to compete on the grand stage during the pm finals session later on today.
 
This evening we continue the action, breaking more personal bests and crowning new State Champions. Warm ups from 5pm / Competition begins at 6pm.
 
Click here to follow the live results http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/WA/18LCAgeChamps/
 
The finals  - Day 2 results and highlights
It's been another electric night of finals as we saw battle after battle to win the best in the west.
 
Joshua Edwards-Smith from UWSC was a standout as he broke the 15yrs WAT and RE record in the 100m LC Freestyle with a time of 51.41.
 
Lucinda Foley from Breakers also broke a record in the MC S7 50m Butterfly with a time of 48.10.
 
 

 

FULL FINALS RESULTS HERE

 

Event 5  Girls 17-18 800 LC Meter Freestyle
1 Watkins, Georgia (v)   17 Surrey Park       9:11.46   J9:09.68  
  1 Thomson, Isla          17 Breakers          9:56.37   J9:30.77  
  2 Caton, Eve (v)         18 Norwood           9:18.31   J9:19.52  
  2 Angelidis, Natasha     17 S S P W           9:48.05   J9:54.81  
  5 Gilsmore, Shelby (v)   17 Norwood          10:13.88  J10:21.81

Event 10  Boys 17-18 800 LC Meter Freestyle
  1 Ang, Zhong Qing E. (v  18 SGP               8:31.19   J8:26.67  
  1 Sudlow, Adam           18 UWSC              8:29.63   J8:27.58  
  2 Wilson, Jack           17 Breakers          8:25.97   J8:30.00  
  3 Vandenberg, Mathew     17 S S P W           8:38.10   J8:40.59 

 Event 14  Boys 17-18 100 LC Meter Freestyle
1 Martin, Jason          17 GKSC                54.11      53.14  
  2 Ireland, Kalani        17 Perth City          52.13      53.18  
  3 Sudlow, Adam           18 UWSC                53.77      54.59 

Event 13  Girls 17-18 100 LC Meter Freestyle
  1 Horwood, Jemima        17 UWSC                57.41      57.23  
  2 Arnold, Emma-Lee (v)   18 Norwood             59.24     J58.59  
  2 Howe, Madison          17 Perth City        1:00.64   J1:00.11  
  3 Smithson, Danielle (v  17 Surrey Park       1:00.09     J58.61  
  3 McGillivray, Adelaide  17 St Hildas         1:00.05   J1:00.51

SunSmart Western Australian State Age LC Championships - Day 1

 
This mornings heats session included a total of 453 swimmers competing to reach the final of their selected events.
 
This evening will have the first of our finals sessions consisting of 12 events where new State Champions will be crowned in each age bracket. Warm starts at 5pm & competition begins at 6pm.
 
The finals Day 1
 
The finals on Day 1 were electric with the boys and girls 200m Freestyle events a clear stand out. The local Swimmers from WA had some quality competition from the visiting team from Singapore.
 
Special mention to Ella Hodgeson S16 from UWA West Coast SC, age 13 broke an Australian Open and 13 yrs Aust Age S16 Record with a time of 1.16.86 in the Women 100m LC Backstroke MC event. Also in the same event, Tegan Reder S11 from Canning Lightning SC broke the Austraiian 15yrs Age MC Record S11 with a time of 1.55.72.
 
Visiting swimmer, Jun Wei Glen aged 16 from Singapore broke the WA All Comer record with a time of 1.51.02 in the Boys 16 yrs 200m LC Freestyle.
 
View day 1 results
 
Here are some Highlight events results
 
Event 1  Girls 17-18 200 LC Meter Freestyle
  1 Watkins, Georgia (v)   17 Surrey Park       2:10.80   J2:09.07  
  1 McGillivray, Adelaide  17 St Hildas         2:12.59   J2:10.20  
  2 Joubert, Sam (v)       17 Norwood           2:10.83   J2:09.08  
  2 Thomson, Isla          17 Breakers          2:14.71   J2:10.83  
  3 Howe, Madison          17 Perth City        2:13.51   J2:12.50 

Event 2 Boys 17-18 200 LC Meter Freestyle
1 Ang, Zhong Qing E. (v  18 SGP               1:56.66   J1:55.08  
  1 Sudlow, Adam           18 UWSC              1:56.53   J1:55.93  
  2 Wilson, Jack           17 Breakers          1:58.25   J1:56.62  
  3 Brown, Rowan           17 UWSC              1:57.67   J1:56.81

Event 6  Girls 17-18 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
 1 Mann, Jade             17 GKSC              2:40.38    2:38.72  
  2 Gastevich, Lauren      17 Arena             2:39.52    2:38.85  
  3 Joubert, Sam (v)       17 Norwood           2:46.92   J2:47.02  
  3 Van De Velde, Hannah   18 GKSC              2:55.78   J2:54.26 
 
Event 7  Boys 14 Year 200 LC Meter Breaststroke
  1 Bell, Sasha            17 UWSC              2:20.88    2:18.28  
  2 Joubert, Matthew       17 South Shore       2:21.98    2:19.83  
  3 Yong, Joshua           17 UWSC              2:25.06    2:23.72 
 
 Event 17  Girls 13-18 4x200 LC Meter Freestyle Relay

  1 UWSC  'A'                           8:27.87    8:34.90  
     1) Broadbridge, Kara 16          2) Frehner, Catherine 16        
     3) Edwards, Crystal 15           4) Watson, Teegan 16            
  2 Breakers  'A'                       8:37.95    8:35.71  
     1) Macfarlane, Samantha 15       2) Thomson, Isla 17             
     3) Thornton, Tahlia 15           4) Weston, Elyse 14             
  3 Norwood  'A'                        8:30.83   J8:42.54  
     1) White, Emily (v) 15           2) Muir, Emilie (v) 15          
     3) Joubert, Sam (v) 17           4) McLachlan, Isabel (v) 16     
  3 Rockingham  'A'                     8:52.98   J9:04.03  
     1) Nielsen, Amelia 14            2) Burkett, Summer 15           
     3) Eibrink Jansen, Ashley 16     4) Beste, Lily 15               
  4 Nexus  'A'                          9:05.46   J8:59.25  
     1) Albury, Zoe (v) 14            2) Shibuya, Yuki (v) 14         
     3) Canos Cervera, Paloma (v) 16  4) Weiler Sastre, Carmen (v) 14 


WA TALENT ON DISPLAY AT 2018 SUNSMART STATE AGE LONG COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

The weekend forecast is looking hot and Western Australia’s best Age group swimmers are set to sizzle at HBF Stadium from Saturday morning! The 2018 SunSmart State Age Long Course Championships showcase the State’s brightest stars all vying for State Age Champion status and times that will take them to National Age Championships in 2019.

The 2018 SunSmart State Age Long Course Championships commence on Saturday December 15th running through to Tuesday December 18th at HBF Stadium. The Championships run on a Heats and Finals  format, with Heats commencing each evening from 6.00 pm.

A massive field of over 590 athletes will take to the water from Clubs as far away as Broome, Exmouth and Albany. The prestige of the Championships has is such that the number of visiting athletes has surpassed 110, with competitors travelling to Perth from interstate Norwood Swimming Club, Surrey Park Swimming Club and the Geelong Swimming Clubs and international destinations such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. 

Emerging local starts of the sport including Kate Harrison (Westside Christchurch)Joshua Edwards-Smith (UWA West Coast)Kara Broadbridge (UWA West Coast)Jemima Horwood (UWA West Coast), and Kalani Ireland (Perth City) will be among those vying for a State Age Championship title. 

Swimming WA will once again stage the 2018 SunSmart State Age Long Course Championships under cover as part of their commitment to behavioural change amongst its members toward sun protection.

“Swimming is a sport and lifestyle that brings our Members into the sun for long periods., Working with Healthway to promote the SunSmart message and SunSmart behaviours, the Association has once again been prepared to move our major Championships under cover, despite the cost” said General Manager Performance and People  Carolyn Morrison.

“Sun protection is something that the Association takes very seriously and we want to ensure that our most talented athletes, spectators and our visitors, have the best possible environment to perform at their very best. That means out of the sun, under cover. We wish all of our competitors the best of luck over the Championships”.

Updates will be available via the Swimming WA website, the Swimming WA Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds.

-Ends-

https://wa.swimming.org.au/visageimages/181213 SunSmart State Age Champs Media Release.pdf

 

For all SWA Media Enquiries, please contact 

Mr Ron Woodbine

General Manager Marketing and Communications

Mob: 0451 197 311

E-Mail:ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

Regional Committee Memorandum

 

Please download the PDF here

The SWA Country Swimming Committee met on Thursday, 22nd November 2018.  Please accept this as a summary of the meeting outcomes:

 

  1.        Country Championships Swimmer of the Meet

The Committee reminds all Regional Coordinators that a new Award (Swimmer of the Meet) will be presented at the 2019 SunSmart Country Championships to be held at HBF Stadium from 12th – 13th January 2019.

 

  1.        Regional Constitutions

All Regional Coordinators are requested to make contact with Georgi Powers (Club Services Coordinator) before the end of the Calendar Year to update her on your progress for ensuring all Regional Constitutions comply with new Legislation which comes into effect in May 2019.

 

  1.        Regional Coordinators Meeting

All Regional Coordinators are requested to attend the Regional Coordinators Meeting to be held on Saturday, 12th January 2019 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm at HBF Stadium.  Pilbara Regional Coordinator Ms. Brittany Russell has advised that she will not be in Perth, but will dial into the meeting at that time.

 

  1.        SWA Country Swimming Coordinator

The Committee advises all Regional Coordinators that there has not been any applications for this vacancy.  All Regional Coordinators are requested to forward the names and contact details of any relevant candidates to Georgi Powers as soon as possible.

 

  1.        2019 SunSmart Country Pennants Planning

The CEO and Club Services Coordinator have met with the Committee of the Karratha Amateur Swimming Club (KASC) in relation to their progress in planning for Country Pennants for 2019.  The Committee is meeting on a regular basis and progress appears to be in hand. 

The Country Swimming Committee wishes to ensure that all Regional Coordinators are aware that regrettably there will not be blocks at one (1) end of the Karratha Aquatic Centre (southern end) and therefore should advise all Club coaches of that fact. 

The Regional Coordinators are also advised that as eight (8) year olds will not be able to swim competitively at the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants in accordance with the SWA By-Laws, both Optus Junior Dolphins and SunSmart Splash ‘n Dash Carnivals will be held in the 25m pool adjacent to the major pool to ensure that these children have competitive races to participate in at the Pennants.

 

  1. SWA will have the Development Officer returning to the Goldfields in February 2019 for a “live-in” week to continue to support the Goldfield Region as they continue to recover.  Their Regional Executive are requested to assist her with all arrangements.  The same will apply to the Pilbara in March.

 

  1.  The recent trip to the Pilbara saw all Clubs except Newman visited with generally very positive feedback.  Steps are now being taken to appoint a Development Officer in the Pilbara Region from October next year. 

 

  1. The Regional Committee discussed the Regional uptake of Development Programmes and it was agreed that more Regional Clubs need to uptake both Optus Junior Dolphins, SunSmart Splash ‘n Dash and Westpac Summer League.  All Regional Coordinators have been requested to assist Development staff in this regard.

 

  1.        SWA Presidents’ Forum

All Regional Coordinators are reminded to please dial into the SWA Presidents’ Forum to be held at 6:00pm on the 12th December 2018.

 

10.    Host for SunSmart Country Pennants 2020

The Mid West Region is due to host the 2020 Country Pennants.  As there was only one (1) application received from the Geraldton Amateur Swimming Club (GASC) with the support of the City of Greater Geraldton, the Committee has endorsed GASC as the Host Club for the 2020 SunSmart Country Pennants.

The next meeting of the Country Swimming Committee will be held on Thursday, 28th February 2019.  Any Agenda items for the Committee to discuss should be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer’s EA, Nerida Griffiths, by no later than the 21st February 2019.

 

Georgi Powers

Club Services Coordinator

 

 

2018/19 OWS Round 4 at Rockingham!

Conditions were unreal and the sun had Swimmers keen to get into the water for the OWS Series Round 4 at Rockingham Beach, proudly presented by the City of Rockingham, HHG Legal Group and Naval Base Concrete.  There were over 450 swimmers taking up the call to #comeswimwithus this morning.

With distances ranging from 500m up to 5km and the SunSmart in water finish, it was all about the swim today.  The shallows at Rockingham Beach allowed spectators to get their feet wet while watching the swimmers while Aussie Natural Spring Water kept us all cool in the Summer heat. 

Volunteers from the Rockingham Swimming Club put on a delicious breakfast bbq and the Nova 93.7 Casanovas were again on site with giveaways throughout the day.  The Vorgee Merchandise Tent was stocked with new colour range of goggles for our swimmers and thanks again to The West Australian for keeping everyone on course with our brand new OWS Series swim markers.

Up next is the Open Water Swimming State Championships at Champion Lakes proudly presented by The West Australian Newspaper on Saturday the 22nd of December.

Online Results here. https://my6.raceresult.com/113455/results?lang=en 

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 4 – Rockingham Beach, proudly brought to you by the City of Rockingham, HHG Legal Group and Naval Base Concrete.

 


Name

Club

Finish Time

Place

Name

Club

Finish Time

1.25km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Jaymie LUTTON (778)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

20:29.8

 

Daniel BEALES (221)

North Coast SC

19:10.1

 

Bronte MLADINEO (783)

Rockingham Swim Club

22:49.8

 

Thomas DREVERMAN (256)

Southshore Swim Club

20:12.9

 

Jorja GOLDING (237)

Riverton Aquanauts

22:54.7

 

Nicholas COLLINS (242)

 

21:04.7

Under 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Lauren JOHNSON (776)

 

22:22.7

 

Mark DROPULICH (761)

 

18:22.4

 

Sarah SKELTON (799)

Riverton Aquanauts

22:37.4

 

Ayden BARTLE (277)

 

20:15.8

 

Lily CALAUTTI (248)

Riverton Aquanauts

22:59.7

 

Oscar LINE (252)

 

24:21.9

Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Teleah CANAVATE-BLANKENDAAL (226)

 

19:36.7

 

Nathaniel WELLS (255)

 

19:26.1

 

Chloe GWYNNE (272)

 

19:37.2

 

Robert PEMBERTON (790)

 

25:17.3

 

Morgan HARRISON (265)

 

20:27.6

 

Matthew BARNDON (744)

 

27:35.3

Legends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Fiona CARROLL (278)

 

19:42.9

 

Ben PHILLIPS (791)

 

22:44.2

 

Michelle MANNING (274)

 

21:42.5

 

Chris HOPKINS (773)

Swan Hills Swim Club

23:24.6

 

Alex BRADLEY (285)

 

24:57.3

 

Greg MANNING (275)

 

24:24.6

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Susan DOLGOY (759)

 

23:34.7

 

Glenn WILLIAMS (210)

 

22:08.6

 

Doreen STUBBE (202)

 

28:24.7

 

Chris GLEISINGER (765)

 

22:24.1

 

Cheryle BLAND (231)

 

29:30.2

 

Neville WHITE (209)

 

24:02.3

2.5km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Jess SHIRRA (1477)

Rockingham Swim Club

41:53.7

 

Alessio MACRI (1455)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

36:37.4

 

Emily PHILLIPS (1416)

 

44:13.5

 

Eben PRINSLOO (1468)

Southshore Swim Club

40:55.3

 

Grace FARRIS (1523)

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

50:06.9

 

Jake GOODING (1433)

Southside Penrhos Wesley

41:33.2

Under 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Claire EMERY (1495)

Riverton Aquanauts

44:36.3

 

Cyrus MILNE (1492)

 

37:00.4

 

Alexandria PETROFF (1541)

 

47:53.6

 

Ollie RICHMOND (1510)

Breakers WA Swim Club

44:57.1

 

Kiara LIM (1452)

 

59:12.9

 

Alex RANKIN (1470)

 

47:12.5

Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Mutya CARTAGENA (1514)

 

42:12.7

 

Will SCOTT (1475)

Rockingham Swim Club

39:56.5

 

Alexia PAVLOVIC (1508)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

43:43.5

 

Sam HALL (1440)

 

42:46.0

 

Grace BARRATT (1401)

 

43:51.4

 

Conor MCGUIRE (1459)

 

44:47.8

Legends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Lynne WHITTLE (1494)

 

44:06.4

 

Travis KELLY (1448)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

38:28.6

 

Jennifer ROLLIN-BUSBY (1540)

Mandurah Swim Club

45:12.2

 

Brad RAVENSCROFT (1504)

 

40:03.6

 

Josie ROBERTSON (1473)

 

48:56.4

 

Ryan BARNES (1400)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

43:14.5

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Lyle KILDEA (1449)

Rockingham Swim Club

41:03.6

 

Richard GODFREY (1528)

 

42:35.8

 

Tracey SHAW (1505)

 

41:32.1

 

Mark LEWIS (1506)

 

43:16.6

 

Annemarie DEMBO (1421)

 

46:00.8

 

Chris WILLIAMS (1490)

 

45:52.4

5km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Amity PARSONS (1723)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:24:36.0

 

Owen CATTAWAY (1628)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:15:24.2

 

Jessica FRY (1644)

Southshore Swim Club

1:25:10.8

 

Archie DAVIS (1633)

 

1:19:46.9

 

Caitlin GOLDING (1729)

Riverton Aquanauts

1:26:25.9

 

Hayden FERGUSON (1641)

South Lake Dolphins

1:30:51.5

Under 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Tia DONOVAN (1635)

Perth City Swim Club

1:11:55.5

 

Kyle LEE (1733)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:02:00.5

 

Fiona CULLINANE (1712)

Rockingham Swim Club

1:18:33.0

 

Byron KIMBER (1661)

North Coast SC

1:02:02.4

 

Sophia HAYS (1651)

Mandurah Swim Club

1:18:33.9

 

Justin KALUGIN (1658)

St Hildas SC

1:07:01.2

Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Rebekah WELLER (1705)

Peel Aquatic Swim Club

1:07:08.8

 

Giacomo LUCIVERO (1664)

 

1:25:47.3

 

Natalie WOOLFITT (1708)

 

1:11:52.5

 

Stuart ANDERSON (1732)

 

1:27:26.2

 

Tessa VILJOEN (1699)

North Coast SC

1:15:51.0

 

Brett DE BRUYN (1634)

 

1:29:36.3

Legends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Jaime BOWLER (1622)

 

1:09:33.5

 

Nicola FRASCHINI (1642)

 

1:07:07.0

 

Kristy BRACKSTONE (1741)

 

1:13:30.7

 

Bob TARR (1697)

Perth City Swim Club

1:09:30.9

 

Ingrid VAN DER WEL (1719)

Rockingham Swim Club

1:24:29.1

 

Shaun JESSOP (1655)

Perth City Swim Club

1:20:22.2

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

 

Male

 

 

 

 

Bridget YOUNG (1709)

 

1:20:17.2

 

Richard WILLIAMS (1726)

Wolf Pack

1:19:49.6

 

Julie ASTLEY (1614)

 

1:25:11.1

 

John MUIR (1674)

 

1:19:55.1

 

Nancy WARNOCK (1702)

 

1:41:09.0

 

Jon HAINES (1647)

 

1:20:17.2

 

Official History Book Launch at the Iconic Beatty Park


Today we officially launched the SWA History Book " Buoyant" at the iconic Beatty Park. We had guest speakers, John Ryan, Todd Pearson and Belinda Woosley. Some of the guests present were from our Hall of Fame, Hall of Legends and also some of our SWA Life Members.

The sport of swimming has been a significant part of Western Australian life since the 1880s, when Perth’s first public baths were built. Buoyant: A History of Swimming in Western Australia traces the growth of the sport from the earliest times until the present day.

Written by Dr Ken Spillman

Order today online, pick up or shipped to your door. Securely purchase online here.

$39.95

 

It shines a light on many of the clubs, coaches, competitors, administrators and officials that have been part of the sport’s development. After emphasising the role played in the sport’s establishment by Ernest Cavill, a member of one of the world’s most famous swimming families, the book describes the foundation of the Western Australian Amateur Swimming Association and its evolution over time to become Swimming WA Inc.

The author chronicles the transition from river swimming to still-water pools and highlights the achievements of the many champions who have reached the top of this notoriously tough sport over more than a century, many overcoming such hindrances as distance from top competition, lack of funding, and inferior training facilities. Among those champions are many some famous Western Australians, including Percy Oliver, Evelyn de Lacy, Garrick Agnew, Lyn McClements, Neil Brooks and Eamon Sullivan.

The author also uncovers forgotten stars and brings to life an era before World War I when the State’s best swimmers were unrivalled around the globe. Along the way, he traces the work of the sport’s governing body, now known as Swimming WA, which is today a world leader in open water swimming and developing pathways from swimming lessons to competition. After more than a century of highs and lows, Swimming WA continues to produce lifelong swimmers and champions, ensuring that the sport remains buoyant.

Order today online, pick up or shipped to your door. Securely purchase online here.

Hancock Pilbara State Championships 2018

 
The 2018 Hancock Prospecting Championships was run over the weekend of 23rd, 24th & 25th  November in perfect Pilbara weather conditions. This being the first time Tom Price has held this event.
 
The Championships was run over three days of racing with 153 competitors registered from 10 different clubs. These being from Carnarvon & Exmouth (Gascoyne), Paraburdoo, Tom Price, Newman, Pannawonica, Karratha, Wickham, Port Hedland (Pilbara) and Broome (Kimberley).
 
A total of 1050 individual entries were received with there being 75 individual events and 8 relays.
 
Age categories ranged from 9 through to 32 years of age.
 
During Saturdays lunch break 4 exhibition races were held for swimmers aged 7 & 8, with one being a novelty race. All clubs rallied behind the young swimmers and cheered them on. .
 
The event was well supported by the Shire of Exmouth, SWA and our naming sponsor Hancock Prospecting.  We received great support from our Local businesses and organisations with sponsorship and in-kind donations. Grant funding was received from Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.  
 
TO's courses commenced Friday afternoon with Trevor Verran and continued throughout the weekend. Trevor received great response from all clubs with 5 JO's and 1 Starter completing assessments. Racing began Friday evening with warm ups, march past parade, opening ceremony and then marshalling at 1750.  The evenings racing went smooth and ended at approximately 1800.  Saturday saw an early start with warm ups at 0610 and racing commencing at 0800. The day ran like clockwork with racing finishing at 1630. Sunday's racing commenced at 0800 and finished at 1230 with dash for cash races held at the end.  
 
We were extremely lucky to have the presence of Trevor Verran, Nick Short, Steve Hill and Mark Foster to make up our local technical officiating team who provide valuable technical assistance both in the class room and on pool deck. It was a pleasure for our club to host these gentlemen and we hope to see them back in the Pilbara in the near future. The event was also well supported by Rosie Starling; a long standing referee.
 
There were many PB's achieved along with 2 Pilbara records broken.  It was pleasing to see great participation in all event practically in the 400 and 800 freestyle along with both the 200 and 400 IM. 
 
March Past Pennant was judged by SWA Officials and the winner was Paraburdoo
Outright Pennant was won by Exmouth on 1071 followed by Tom Price on 841 and Karratha on 559.
Handicap Pennant was also won by Exmouth
 
Female - Closest to or better than a State Record
50m - Reeve Misiuepa 35.16 (50m Backstroke)
100m - Bronte Barnes 67.42 (100m Freestyle)
200m - Lilly Watts 2.55.02 (IM)
 
Male - Closest to or better than a State Record
50m - Jed Lord 25.99 (50m Freestyle)
100m - Jed Lord 58.99 (100m Freestyle)
200m - Jed Lord 2.46.02 (IM)
 
The Competition proved to be a success and we have received some great comments from visiting clubs.   I am pleased to announce Paraburdoo will host the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Pilbara Championships in the year to come and we wish them all the best for a successful meet.
 
 

Be part of groundbreaking research at the SunSmart State Age LC Championships

 

Are you interested in finding out when your growth spurt will begin and how much growth you might have left?

To better understand the relationships between growth, maturation and facets of athletic development, researchers at Swimming Australia Limited - Project H2GrOw are inviting you to down to the Project H2GrOw measurement station (near pool deck) to be measured by a trained researcher. These measures include height, seated height and weight of the competing athlete and height (only) of the biological parent(s) – if present.

Once completed, you will receive a summary of your child’s results along with an explanation of what the results mean. After the competition, the researchers would like to continue to track your child across the next year. They will provide further information via email.

Your participation in Project H2GrOw will help determine how Swimming Australia can better support swimmers, coaches (i.e., swim programs) and parents during and across the adolescent phase.

Download the information and consent forms here.

 

Changes to 2018 SunSmart State Age Long Course Championships

Swimming WA wishes to inform Members that there have been some changes to the programme for the upcoming SunSmart State Age Long Course Championships.

The changes have been made to improve the spread of events across the four (4) day Championship Meet, and replicate national age group banding changes.

Please see below changes;

Watch the Latest Swimming News - December

 

Watch the Latest Swimming News - December

 

Rockingham for Round 4: The Open Water Swimming Series heads south for the 4th round of competition

Rockingham for Round 4: The Open Water Swimming Series heads south for the 4th round of competition

Swimming WA’s OWS Series is sure to attract many to Rockingham’s beautiful foreshore beach as the event kicks off at 9:00am this Sunday 9 December 2018.

Rockingham’s foreshore is a popular venue in the OWS Series and it is expected to attract over 500 swimmers this weekend.

The Summer Series kicked off at Leighton Beach on 3November 2018 with 676swimmers taking part. Round 2 in Busselton and Round 3 in Coogee of the OWS Series attracted record crowds, with the trend set to continue for Rockingham.

With four (4) distances on offer (500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km), Round 4 will cater to swimmers of all ages and abilities. Thanks to presenting partners HHG Legal, The City of Rockingham and Naval Base Concrete, and the support of Nova 93.7 providing the tunes, hydration courtesy of Aussie Natural Spring Water, latest news coming from The West Australian and top-notch merchandise available from Vorgee, the Rockingham Round will not disappoint.

Check-in is open at 8.00am on the day for a 9.00am start, with the 5 kilometre event commencing at 9.30am.

With the Open Water Series celebrating its 11th year, the Summer Series which runs from November 20018 through to March 2019, attracts over 6000 novice and competitive swimmers competing in 12 Rounds.

The Series includes the WA Open Water State Championships on 22 December 2018 at Champion Lakes which will see the best Open Water swimmers in Western Australia compete for titles in both the Age Group and Open categories.

The 2018 Open Water State Championships are proudly supported by The West Australian.

For further information about the OWS Series, or to register, visit www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

PDF LINK HERE

 

Media Enquiries:

Ron Woodbine
Swimming WA
0451 197 311
ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

Day Two of the SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet

 

Day two of the SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet 2 saw 383 swimmers compete over the six (6) hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

Over the day, 225 swimmers recorded roughly 334 personal bests.

After swimming at the Junior Pan Pac’s in August and Youth Olympic Games in October, 18-year-old Ashton Brinkworth (UWSC) beat his personal best by 0.82sec in the 100m Butterfly, recording a time of 57.14.

Rosie Wilson, 14 (BRW) swam well on day two of the SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet, recording two (2) personal bests from three (3) events in the 100m Backstroke and 100m Freestyle; beating her times by 0.10sec and 0.76sec respectively.

Albany Swimmer; 16-year-old Tom Gawned knocked 4.37 seconds off his personal best in the 100m Breaststroke in a time of 1:12.57.

In event 17; the Women’s 200m Freestyle there were a total number of 59 personal bests broken in a field of 127 Swimmers. Well done to all!

Multi-Class Swimmer Liam Smith, 24 (UWSC) dropped 5.10 seconds off his personal best time in the 200m Freestyle recording a time of 2:22.16.

15-year-old Ruan Van der Riet (UWSC) swam strongly throughout Sunday beating three (3) of his PB’s in the 200m Freestyle (-.50sec), 200m IM (-1.29sec) and 200m Backstroke(-0.86sec)

Smashing her personal best by 51.90sec, Amy Kerr, 13 (BUN) swam strongly in the Women 12&Over 400m IM, recording a time of 6:01.13.

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on day two of the SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet 2 at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all the Technical Officials (listed below) and Volunteers who, as usual played an important and key role in the running of the Meet.

Results from Day Two of SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet 2 can be found here.

Technical Officials: Robyn Arblaster (Meet Director), Jacqui McNamara (Chief Technical), Kim Blake (Referee), Graham Shackles (Referee), Shirley Godfrey (Starter), Fiona Christie (Starter), Trevor Verran, Muriel Jefferson, Alison Tiilt, Lesley Arrowsmith, Ray Pearce, Monique Phillips, Maricel Van de Nadort, Gregory Wilson, Cindy Liu, Steve Hill, Peter Anderson and Ron Barnes.

 

Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

Swimming WA

 

Day One of the SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet

Day one of the SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet 2 saw 420 swimmers compete over seven (7) hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

Over the day, 240 swimmers recorded 371 personal bests.

17-year-old Jemima Horwood (UWSC) swam strongly in the 100m Butterfly, knocking 3.64 seconds off her personal best in a time of 1:07.79.

Elyse Weston, 14 (BRW) swam well on day one of the SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet, recording two (2) personal bests from two (2) events in the 200m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle; beating her times by 20.04sec and 0.43sec respectively.

All the way from Bunbury, 16-year-old Kyle Lee knocked 6.81 seconds off his personal best in the 200m Butterfly in a time of 2:12.59. Kyle also beat his personal best in the 400m IM by 0.66 seconds. Well done Kyle! 

Multi-Class Swimmer Lucinda Foley, 14 (BRW) dropped 4.27 seconds off her personal best time in the 200m IM recording a time of 3:58.92.

During the Men’s 12&Over 400m Freestyle, it saw Harrison Ratcliffe (-14.35sec), Ethan Stewart (-19.53sec), Mark Szentpeteri (-11.64sec), Ethan O’Sullivan (-17.26sec), Jair Butler (-16.86sec), Ty Landsborough (-11.35sec), Luke Wallinger (-18.66sec), Ethan Battle (-10.24sec), Alexandre Goudeau (-24.50sec), Jed Moore (-57.56) and Jonah Whitby (-13.93sec) all record personal best’s by over 10 seconds. Well done guys!

Smashing her personal best by 1:04.31, Emily Nayler, 14 (GKSC) swam strongly in the Women 12&Over 800m Freestyle, recording a time of 9:54.95.

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on day one of the SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet 2 at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all the Technical Officials (listed below) and Volunteers who, as usual played an important and key role in the running of the Meet.

Tune into wa.swimming.org.au tomorrow or follow Swimming WA’s social media channels for more up to date information and day two results for the SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet 2.

Make sure you grab your copy of the Boyant: A History of Swimming in Western Australia at the programme desk on the concourse tomorrow from 7.30am – 9.30am or buy online at wa.swimming.org.au for $39.95.

Results from Day One of SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet 2 can be found here.

Technical Officials: Kate Reynolds (Meet Director), Jacqui McNamara (Chief Technical), Katherine Hudford (Referee), Maxine Bentley (Referee), Steve Hill (Starter), Sam Coten (Starter), Fiona Christie, Muriel Jefferson, Lesley Arrowsmith, Kim Blake, Debra Doody, Moniquee Phillips, Errol Smith, Cindy Liu, Veronica Neiman, Peter Anderson and Ron Barnes.

 

Zac Acott

Competition and Pathways Manager

Swimming WA

The final day of Pilbara Swims concluded in Paraburdoo

 
The final day of Pilbara Swims concluded in Paraburdoo with a check in with the Paraburdoo Club Committee and Shire of Ashburton. On the agenda was Optus Junior Dolphins, club governance, club structure and coaching development. Swimming WA were please to help develop the club into one that caters for learn to swim to state champions and beyond. With Pilbara Championships on the horizon the Club is working on delivering one of the biggest meets in the North West. 
 
“The sense of community in the Pilbara has been the highlight of the trip and is evident by the number of junior members I have seen in each and every Club. Swimming WA were impressed by the big standard of swimming on display and with continued support and development, the Pilbara will no doubt turn to a powerhouse region in WA” said Georgi Powers
 
Swimming WA would like to thank all clubs for their hospitality and the display of Club spirit that we have witnessed over the last week and looks forward to March when Karratha will host the 2019 Country Pennants. 

Geraldton Amateur Swimming Club to host the 2020 SunSmart Country Pennants

Geraldton Amateur Swimming Club has been announced as the host of the 2020 SunSmart Country Pennants. This event brings together the majority of country swimming clubs across Western Australia, and is expected to attract over 1000 swimming enthusiasts and competitors to Geraldton.

Geraldton will be witness to a fantastic display of the best of country swimming, with over thirty clubs battling across the five Divisions. The 2018 event held in Mandurah saw Bunbury Swimming Club claim first place in A Division, whilst Geraldton, Moora, Busselton, and Esperance took out the top spots in Divisions B through E respectively.

Team spirit will be running high at the event as Pennants is based on overall team performances rather than individual performances. 

The March long weekend will be a showcase of swimming across the State, with the Country Pennants in Geraldton coinciding with the Metropolitan Club Premierships taking place at HBF Stadium, and an Open Water Series event being held.

PDF HERE

 

ENDS

Media Enquiries:

Ron Woodbine

Swimming WA

0451 197 311

ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

Buoyant: A History of Swimming in Western Australia - launches

The sport of swimming has been a significant part of Western Australian life since the 1880s, when Perth’s first public baths were built. Buoyant: A History of Swimming in Western Australia traces the growth of the sport from the earliest times until the present day.

It shines a light on many of the Clubs, Coaches, Competitors, Administrators and officials that have been part of the sport’s development. After emphasising the role played in the sport’s establishment by Ernest Cavill, a member of one of the world’s most famous swimming families, the book describes the foundation of the Western Australian Amateur Swimming Association and its evolution over time to become Swimming WA Inc.

Buoyant is on sale!

Buoyant is now available online or pick up at SWA and OWS merchandise counters, the SWA Head Office and WestSwim Lakelands for only $39.95. The book contains 175 images. It is well referenced and contains three indexes, including a names index which lists more than one thousand names from the world of swimming.

At a morning tea on Friday 7 December, Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer, Darren Beazley will officially launch the book at the historical Beatty Park Swimming Pool. Guests will include Swimming greats, SWA sponsors, Club representatives, SWA board and SWA staff.

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer, Darren Beazley said “I am delighted that the Swimming WA Members have got involved with this two-year project. It chronicles the history of all our Clubs and talks about the success of our Officials, the Administrators and of course the great athletes. It talks about the some of the very best that have reached their pinnacle of our sport international and nationally.”

Written by Dr Ken Spillman 

With more than 70 books to his name, Ken Spillman is one of Australia’s most prolific and versatile authors, editors and critics. He has tackled both fiction and non-fiction, winning and being shortlisted for numerous prizes. Some of his recent books written are Diehards: The Story of the Subiaco Football Club, Heartfelt Moments in AFL/VFL Football and Custodians and Champions: The Story of the City of Perth Surf Life Saving Club.

The author chronicles the transition from river swimming to still-water pools and highlights the achievements of the many champions who have reached the top of this notoriously tough sport over more than a century, many overcoming such hindrances as distance from top competition, lack of funding, and inferior training facilities. Among those champions are many some famous Western Australians, including Percy Oliver, Evelyn de Lacy, Garrick Agnew, Lyn McClements, Neil Brooks and Eamon Sullivan.

The author also uncovers forgotten stars and brings to life an era before World War I when the State’s best swimmers were unrivalled around the globe. Along the way, he traces the work of the sport’s governing body, now known as Swimming WA, which is today a world leader in open water swimming and developing pathways from swimming lessons to competition. After more than a century of highs and lows, Swimming WA continues to produce lifelong swimmers and champions, ensuring that the sport remains buoyant.

Australian Olympian Great John Ryan, when asked about Buoyancy said “It’s just a great project, it’s surprising that it hasn’t been done previously. As time goes by, memories get lost and to put it all together to interview and to have contributions from all of the prominent swimmers and also the Officials like Bob Bestman. It’s a great thing to do, a legacy and a great reference that will be there for all time”

The publication of Buoyant: A History of Swimming in Western Australia has been assisted by a grant from the Western Australian History Foundation. Swimming WA also gratefully acknowledges the support of Lotterywest and Hancock Prospecting.

 

Swimming WA Roaming Far and Wide!

 
Day 4 of the 2018 Pilbara Swims event saw the Development staff travel to Tom Price. Dry land, stroke development and coach mentoring clinics were delivered with the Club who recently hosted a highly successful Hancock Prospecting Pilbara Championships. Swimming WA was impressed with the standard of swimming of all swimmers in Tom Price and were excited to see the Club catering for swimmers aged 8 yrs to adulthood. Meetings with the Tom Price Committee ended a wonderful day on a high.
 
 
 
"The passion for swimming was more than evident in Tom Price, with a handful of coaches volunteering their time every week to offer coaching to the swimmers of the Tom Price Swimming Club. Volunteering for your swimming Club not only assists programmes to run but gives the Volunteer the opportunity to connect with their community. The swimming Clubs in the Pilbara work hard to fundraise funds for Coaches to have professional development and access to courses. If you are interested in volunteering at your local Club please contact Swimming WA." Clubs Services Coordinator, Georgi Powers.
 
At the same time, Swimming WA Darren Beazley travelled to Port Hedland for meetings with Hedland Swimming Club President Brad Denny. The meeting was very productive and included some activities to grow the Club Membership over the coming summer. Tours of both the Port Hedland and South Hedland acquit centres indicated that the Club has wonderful facilities available. Whilst the iconic Port Hedland pool is under renovations this year, it is set to open next again next year which will help the Club to expand. The CEO also met with Tony Butler and Shelley Haynes from the Town of Port Hedland, mapping out a strategy to include youngsters in swimming in a meaningful way over the coming summer. 
 
“The potential for swimming in Port Hedland is enormous. With the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants just down the road in Karratha and with highly capable and engaged volunteers such as Brad Denny and Adrian Fahey involved, I think that Port Hedland Swimming Club will not only increase in size, but develop the talent that is clearly around the place. The facilities that are available are wonderful and full credit must go to the Town of Port Hedland for this investment into swimming” said SWA CEO, Darren Beazley.
 
The final day of Pilbara Swims moves to Paraburdoo where Pilbara Swims will conclude. 

Pannawonica Laps Up Westpac Spirit Carnival

 
Day Three of the Pilbara Swims event saw the Swimming WA staff visit Pannawonica in the state’s north west.
 
The development staff were hard at work delivering the Westpac Spirit carnival to the students from the Pannawonica Primary School. Children of all ages and swimming abilities received expert tuition and advice on water safety and stroke correction in the local swimming pool. Over 70 children took part and had a fabulous time. The afternoon saw the attention turn to the Pannawonica Swimming Club and work with their emerging talent. A Starts and Turns clinic was well received and will help swimmers to take off those previous fractions of a second when racing. 
 
The Club put on a wonderful barbecue on a balmy November evening before the Swimming WA CEO and staff met with the Pannawonica Swimming Club Committee to discuss their plans for the future and to be updated on MC classifications. Swimming WA Club Services Coordinator Georgi Powers was delighted with the day;
 
“I am really pleased with the reception that we received in Pannawonica. The School and Club personnel were so helpful and with the support of Rio Tinto and Westpac, Swimming WA was able to make sure that these keen young swimmers have access to the same levels of tuition and skill development that kids in bigger regional centres have access to. The Pilbara Region is really important to our sport and with the support of key volunteers such as the Pannawonica Primary School Principal Ben Jamieson and Pannawonica Swimming Club Vice President Bethany Campbell, we believe that all kids in the area will learn to swim well and then progress into a fun and nurturing Club environment.
 
Where they go from there is up to them, but with the talent I have seen here today, don’t be surprised to see Pannawonica do well in the SunSmart Country Pennants in Karratha in March next year!”
 
Pilbara Swims moves to Tom Price tomorrow, whilst the SWA CEO will travel to Port Hedland to meet with the Hedland Swimming Club President Brad Denny and the local shire.

2018 Pilbara Swims Starts Brightly!

 
With thanks to the generous support of Rio Tinto, the 2018 Pilbara Swims initiative has started incredibly well.
 
On Monday this week, Club Service Coordinator Georgi Powers together with Development Officer Cecily Clay conduced a full day of clinics with the Onslow Occys in their beautiful 25 m pool. The entire town seemed to be at the pool learning how to improve their techniques and gaining coaching tips from the Swimming WA staff. Tuesday saw Pilbara Swims move to Karratha for a afternoon of activity and coaching support. Karratha and Wickham SC members were in the water whilst their coaches were give some of the latest tips and techniques from Cecily and Georgi once more. Parents from the Karratha Swimming Club attended a seminar on what to expect from the sport and how to make the most of this amazing opportunity to improve their swimming.
 
Swimming WA CEO Mr. Darren Beazley is part of the initiative and was very pleased with the progress of Pilbara Swims;
 
“This is our third trip to the Pilbara this year and each time we visit, the Swimming WA staff are so impressed with the energy and enthusiasm of the swimming community here. I am thrilled that Rio Tinto have supported this initiative and we look forward to working with the Rio Tinto team to bring a high quality, but fun swimming experience to young Western Australians, no matter where live in the Pilbara. The community love their swimming and today I headed out to Dampier to look at a possible open water swim next year. Swimming WA believes that with the support of key supporters such as Rio Tinto and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, swimming in the Pilbara can be enormous in the years ahead.
 
Swimming WA is inviting everyone in the Pilbara to come swim with us!”.
 
The Pilbara Swims Project moves to Pannawonica on Wednesday before heading to Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Port Headland.

Buoyant - A History of Swimming in Western Australia is now available

 

The sport of swimming has been a significant part of Western Australian life since the 1880s, when Perth’s first public baths were built. Written by sports historian Dr. Ken Spillman, this in-depth book traces the growth of the sport from the earliest times until present day. With over 175 pictures and illustrations, this limited edition book unlocks the hidden stories and reveals the swimming legacy of WA.

Available online HERE or pick up a copy today at the SWA Office

Another day of perfect conditions for the OWS Series Round 3 at Coogee Beach

 

 

Another day of perfect conditions for the OWS Series Round 3 at Coogee Beach, proudly presented by Aussie Natural Spring Water.  With over 700 swimmers taking up the call to #comeswimwithus this morning.

With distances ranging from 500m up to 10km, we had a swim for all this morning and thanks to brand new swimmer tracking technology, our spectators could get closer to the action then ever before.  For all that joined us this morning, Chobani dropped in with free samples of their high protein, zero sugar yogurts.  

While the Nova 93.7 Casanovas were again on site with giveaways and provided the tunes throughout the day.  Thanks again to The West Australian for keeping everyone on course with our brand new OWS Series swim markers.

Get set for Round 4 of the OWS Series as HHG Legal Group and Naval Base Concrete take us to Rockingham Foreshore on Sunday the 9th of December.

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 3 – Coogee Beach, proudly brought to you be Aussie Natural Spring Water:

 

1.25km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Jaymie LUTTON (591)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

18:57.1

 

Daniel BEALES (679)

North Coast SC

18:27.6

 

Telani WOODHAM (655)

UWA West Coast

19:09.1

 

Thomas DREVERMAN (553)

Southshore Swim Club

18:38.3

 

Victoria READING (624)

Perth City Swim Club

19:12.4

 

Konstantinos STERGIOU (640)

Perth City Swim Club

19:01.1

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Sophie BARON-HAY (523)

 

19:06.8

 

Declan COOK (535)

UWA West Coast

17:46.8

 

Emily MAWLE (597)

UWA West Coast

19:26.5

 

Mark DROPULICH (554)

 

17:55.9

 

Ellen KOZLOWSKA (582)

 

19:45.0

 

Izaac COUBROUGH (684)

 

19:05.9

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Phoebe MCGILLIVRAY (703)

 

21:04.8

 

John WILLIAMS (708)

 

18:19.4

 

Stephanie MCCOACH (599)

 

21:10.0

 

Domenic CROUCH (730)

 

20:55.8

 

Sarah FLORES VARGAS (562)

 

22:07.4

 

Andrew HOWARD (576)

 

21:14.0

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Alex BRADLEY (724)

 

22:51.1

 

Rob CZAPLINSKI (687)

 

19:16.3

 

Amy SMITH (634)

 

23:45.9

 

Colin POWERS (719)

 

19:56.2

 

Camilla SWENSON (677)

 

25:27.5

 

Matthew EVANS (558)

 

19:58.4

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Annemarie DEMBO (547)

 

20:07.3

 

Doug MCLAREN (600)

 

21:24.7

 

Susan DOLGOY (552)

 

22:33.9

 

Tony BAKER (521)

Southshore Swim Club

22:09.0

 

Jo APPLEBY (699)

 

24:31.9

 

Neville WHITE (694)

 

22:13.6

2.5km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Phoebe ASHWORTH (1153)

South Lake Dolphins

36:56.1

 

Benjamin RUSSELL (1289)

St Hildas SC

33:55.5

 

Keala CRAWLEY (1178)

Breakers WA Swim Club

37:24.2

 

Zachary MILLS (1355)

St Hildas SC

34:43.9

 

Sarah FELTON (1198)

North Coast SC

37:26.3

 

Liam FOLEY (1201)

Breakers WA Swim Club

34:56.5

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Kate COLLINS (1175)

 

37:01.1

 

Finn HUSSEY (1226)

Fremantle Port Swim Club

34:29.8

 

Claire EMERY (1193)

Riverton Aquanauts

40:20.0

 

Jacob BELL (1326)

UWA West Coast

36:44.8

 

Millie SALES (1292)

 

41:06.8

 

Jack REYNOLDS (1281)

UWA West Coast

38:56.1

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Caterina PAGANELLI (1267)

Perth City Swim Club

39:22.6

 

Adrian ROGERS (1342)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

34:30.2

 

Lisa HARDING (1216)

 

39:48.9

 

Owen QUISKAMP (1356)

 

34:43.8

 

Grace BICKMORE (1328)

 

40:03.0

 

Marc KENDALL (1349)

 

34:59.7

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Nancy SHAW (1294)

 

37:03.2

 

Travis KELLY (1235)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

35:03.2

 

Ingrid VAN DER WEL (1350)

 

37:39.7

 

Andrew RIGG (1286)

 

36:55.4

 

Emily CHETWIN (1371)

 

38:48.6

 

Tom RIDSDILL-SMITH (1285)

 

37:30.6

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Lyle KILDEA (1236)

Rockingham Swim Club

37:32.5

 

Jon JESSOP (1351)

Perth City Swim Club

39:09.8

 

Loretta WESLEY (1317)

 

45:16.0

 

Glenn JARDINE (1228)

 

39:32.5

 

Jackie EGAN (1190)

 

47:18.8

 

Dave DYSON (1332)

 

41:12.9

5km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Rosie WILSON (1970)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:08:00.3

 

Kaiden RICHINGS (1927)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:08:35.7

 

Eliza HODDER (1890)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:11:19.4

 

Alessio MACRI (1904)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:09:29.2

 

Sophie ELLERTON (1872)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:11:20.9

 

Owen CATTAWAY (1859)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:09:33.9

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Chloe GREEN (1881)

Perth City Swim Club

1:04:02.8

 

Charlie HEWITT (1958)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

1:02:37.8

 

Olivia POWER (1966)

Southside Penrhos Wesley

1:12:10.6

 

Flynn MASON (1906)

Perth City Swim Club

1:03:56.8

 

Jemma SCHOFIELD (1931)

Southshore Swim Club

1:12:16.3

 

Jye JENSEN (1961)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:06:33.0

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Sacha DOWNING (1955)

Perth City Swim Club

1:02:42.5

 

Nicholas ROLLO (1929)

Perth City Swim Club

59:10.6

 

Josie PAGE (1918)

Perth City Swim Club

1:09:44.8

 

Ben JONES (1898)

Perth City Swim Club

59:14.0

 

Nicola HAMILTON (1886)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:10:33.4

 

Reilly KENNEDY (1607)

Perth City Swim Club

59:19.2

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Natasha CHAKICH (1860)

 

1:14:10.1

 

Stephen HUGHES (1893)

Rockingham Swim Club

1:05:07.0

 

Helen JONES (1899)

 

1:19:34.5

 

Benjamin HEWITT (1957)

 

1:14:46.0

 

Sacha FULTON (1606)

 

1:26:24.9

 

Shaun JESSOP (1896)

Perth City Swim Club

1:15:59.1

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Bridget YOUNG (1610)

 

1:16:10.0

 

Frank VAN ROOYEN (1944)

 

1:10:37.7

 

Sue PARORA (1919)

 

1:35:51.9

 

Richard WILLIAMS (1604)

Wolf Pack

1:14:20.9

 

Marlene ANDERSON (1864)

 

1:40:05.8

 

Jon HAINES (1885)

 

1:17:08.0

10km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashvinie NADARAJAH (2042)

Somerset Swimming Club

2:58:33.0

 

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Tia DONOVAN (2016)

Perth City Swim Club

2:23:18.2

 

Kyle LEE (2037)

Bunbury Swim Club

2:00:41.0

 

Fiona CULLINANE (2013)

Rockingham Swim Club

2:27:46.3

 

William THORLEY (2060)

 

2:00:42.5

 

Meesha ROTHNIE (2055)

Southside Penrhos Wesley

3:01:59.0

 

Byron KIMBER (2033)

North Coast SC

2:01:07.4

Open

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Rebekah WELLER (2068)

Peel Aquatic Swim Club

2:12:09.2

 

Rhys MAINSTONE (2039)

UWA West Coast

1:57:05.1

 

Ella HARNETTY (2024)

Perth City Swim Club

2:21:50.8

 

William ROLLO (2053)

 

2:00:39.0

 

Kelsey EASTWOOD (2017)

Perth City Swim Club

2:21:51.2

 

Harry HEWITT (2076)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

2:08:08.4

Legends

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Jaime BOWLER (2005)

 

2:12:14.5

 

Nicola FRASCHINI (2021)

 

2:08:27.9

 

Rebecca HUGHES (2028)

Rockingham Swim Club

3:06:25.3

 

Tim HEWITT (2025)

 

2:12:09.1

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathon COURTIS (2012)

 

2:28:30.2

Super Legends

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Erica THOMAS (2059)

 

3:08:57.2

 

John MUIR (2041)

 

2:41:48.6

 

Wendy KENNEDY (2032)

 

3:15:59.9

 

Chris PALANDRI (2045)

 

2:49:46.5

 

Glenda HURTADO (2030)

Mandurah Swim Club

3:40:06.0

 

Troy LATHWELL (2036)

 

2:55:31.8

 

 

Swimming WA invites the Pilbara to come swim with us!

The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (SWA) has targeted the Pilbara Region of Western Australia as an area of significant growth for the sport of swimming during the upcoming season.

Over the past several months SWA Development staff have been working with the Pilbara Regional Committee and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) in a bid to provide increased opportunities for children and their families residing in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia.

SWA CEO and Development staff will be travelling to the Pilbara on Monday, 26th November 2018 to spend a full week in the Region.  They will take in visits to Onslow (newly affiliated), Karratha, Wickham, Pannawonica, Tom Price, Paraburdoo and Port Hedland.  During the week, the SWA staff will be meeting with key representatives of Local Governments, together with commercial partners, as well as swimming Clubs and coaches who operate in the area.

 SWA Chief Executive Darren Beazley said, “Swimming WA’s commitment to Regional WA this year has been very evident with visits and Development staff working in the Goldfields Region. Now our attention turns to the Pilbara and we’re extremely excited about the potential for growth of the Clubs within the Region.  With Karratha Swimming Club set to host the 2019 SunSmart Country Pennants in March next year, we believe this is an opportune time to work with our Clubs to better engage with the general population.  Swimming WA has also been requested to explore the possibility of an Open Water Swim in the archipelago off Karratha for next year and part of my visit will be a site visit and meeting with potential interested parties to make that concept become a reality”.

The Association has been working incredibly hard with Regional WA and will continue to do so with visits planned for the Great Southern in February next year.  However, for the moment we’re looking forward to a very busy week of activity in the Pilbara and we encourage anyone who would like to know more about our visit to go to the Swimming WA website www.wa.swimming.org.au for full details.

 

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Ron Woodbine

General Manager Marketing
Swimming WA
0451 197 311
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Round 3 at Coogee Beach this Saturday 24 Nov

The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series will be happening at Coogee Beach this Saturday 24 November 2018.

The popular Coogee Beach Round has been included every year since the Series began 11 years ago and this year will incorporate the first of four 10km distances in this year’s Summer Series.

The OWS Series kicked off at Leighton Beach on 3November 2018 with 676 swimmers taking part. Last weekend Round 2 of the OWS Series attracted a record crowd of 380 swimmers at the beautiful Busselton Beach.

The Coogee Beach Round 3 has something for all ages and fitness levels, with a range of distances (1.25km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km) to meet the needs of both novice and professional swimmers.

Thanks to presenting partner Aussie Natural Spring Water and the support of Nova 93.7, The West Australian, Vorgee and Chobani, the Coogee Beach Round aims to attract more than 600 swimmers with the event getting underway from 7:30am.

A new initiative for the OWS Series will be the unique tracking technology provided by WASE Timing.  Family and friends will now be able to follow their long distance (5km and 10km) swimmer’s progress on their “smart device” at all 10km rounds this Summer in real time by simply downloading the “Racemap” app from their preferred App provider.

Celebrating 11 years, the Swimming WA OWS Series runs throughout the summer until March 2019. The Series should attract in excess of 6,000 competitive and novice swimmers competing in 12 Rounds, finishing at Scarborough Beach and including the WA Open Water State Championships on 22 December 2018 at Champion Lakes.

General Manager, Commercial Operations, Mr. David Johnson said: This year’s Series has exceeded everyone’s expectations and Coogee Beach will be the first time we officially utilise the individual tracking technology. It promises to be an excellent Round with a third successive record number of participants. Open Water Swimming has really taken off in WA, and we are seeing record times and record conditions, which is all adding up to a wonderful experience for everyone involved. Come swim with us this weekend.”

For further information about the OWS Series, or to register, visit www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

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Media Enquiries:

Ron Woodbine
Swimming WA
0451 197 311
ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

Proudly sponsored by the Aussie Natural Spring Water and supported by Nova 93.7, The West Australian, Vorgee and Chobani.

Record number of Swimmers at Round 2 OWS in Busselton

 

Wow, what a day for swimming at Busselton this weekend!. Thank you to our presenting partners the City of Busselton and Print Sync, with a special thankyou to Mayor Grant Henley who set off our swimmers on the day.

There was a record number of 380 swimmers.

Conditions were near on perfect with even a pod of dolphins picking up the invite to #comeswimwithus.

Swimmers also got a taste of the new tracking technology brought to the series by WASE Timing.  Family and friends will now be able to watch their long distance (5km and 10km) swimmer’s progress from their smart device at all 10km rounds this Summer (Download Racemap from your preferred App Store).  Yes, that does include Round 3 at Coogee this Saturday proudly presented by Aussie Natural Spring Water.

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 2 – Busselton, proudly brought to you be the City of Busselton and Print Sync:

https://my4.raceresult.com/112355/results?lang=en#0_733964

 

1.25km Swim

 

Name (Numb.)

Club

Time

 

 

Name (Numb.)

Club

Time

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Emily PHILLIPS (472)

Breakers WA Swim Club

23:40.3

 

 

Nicholas COLLINS (426)

 

24:03.0

 

Hollie BERTOLINI (421)

Breakers WA Swim Club

24:30.6

 

 

Thomas DAVIS (430)

 

24:04.6

 

Luna HARRISON (500)

Breakers WA Swim Club

24:48.3

 

 

Michael BAKER (498)

 

24:08.7

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Kaila WARNER (1104)

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

24:34.4

 

 

Lachlan MURRAY (508)

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

23:58.0

 

Sarah SKELTON (479)

Riverton Aquanauts

25:14.9

 

 

Oliver MILES (460)

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

25:08.0

 

Lily-Rose CALAUTTI (514)

Riverton Aquanauts

25:20.3

 

 

Isaac DICKIE (432)

 

25:49.4

Open

 

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Phoebe MCGILLIVRAY (1077)

 

24:42.7

 

 

Ali MARKS (501)

 

23:48.5

 

Paige RUNECKLES (507)

Boddington Swim Club

25:28.9

 

 

Brynn WELLS (492)

 

26:14.0

 

Annie MITCHELL (462)

 

27:26.7

 

 

Sam BUHAGIAR (511)

 

28:13.7

Legends

 

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Amber BEE (419)

Busselton Swim Club

26:26.6

 

 

Mark MURRAY (515)

 

25:20.0

 

Louise DE CHIERA (431)

 

27:58.5

 

 

Ben PHILLIPS (471)

 

25:26.7

 

Kristy MEDLEN (456)

 

28:09.2

 

 

Tim WILSON (494)

Kwinana Swim Club

29:41.4

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Samantha CARRICK (425)

 

31:01.9

 

 

Adam SHINE (509)

 

24:41.7

 

Rachel SETON (478)

 

32:01.1

 

 

Neville WHITE (493)

 

26:09.2

 

Niamh KEANE (504)

 

35:27.5

 

 

Geoff MAZZUCCHELLI (454)

Bunbury Masters

27:28.4

2.5km Swim

 

Name (Numb.)

Club

Time

 

 

Name (Numb.)

Club

Time

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Phoebe ASHWORTH (1026)

South Lake Dolphins

32:10.2

 

 

Archie DAVIS (1046)

 

32:12.2

 

Amy KERR (1072)

Bunbury Swim Club

34:55.2

 

 

Luke COLLINS (1041)

 

32:15.0

 

Imogen ASHWORTH (1025)

South Lake Dolphins

41:01.0

 

 

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Kate COLLINS (1040)

 

35:00.8

 

 

Angus JOHNSTON-WALKER (1070)

Busselton Swim Club

32:06.3

 

Claire EMERY (1051)

Riverton Aquanauts

35:28.4

 

 

Sam LISTON (1074)

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

34:57.6

 

Niamh HEALY (1065)

Mt Barker Swim Club

37:15.2

 

 

Thomas MARISSEN (1075)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

35:47.2

Open

 

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Tahlia JENSEN (1068)

Bunbury Swim Club

30:10.5

 

 

Matt BURTON (1111)

Central Aquatic Swim Club

30:21.0

 

Grace WALTON (1838)

 

36:30.0

 

 

Kiran GIBBON (1056)

 

33:12.4

 

Katy WELCH (1123)

 

37:24.5

 

 

Alex LOOSELEY (1107)

 

35:01.1

Legends

 

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Josi SEARS (1116)

 

23:26.2

 

 

Travis KELLY (1071)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

30:50.0

 

Michelle MANNING (1117)

 

35:18.8

 

 

Rich HORNER (1132)

 

34:59.2

 

Anthea BROWN (1034)

 

38:36.4

 

 

Steve HANCOCK (1060)

 

34:59.3

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Rhonda PEARSALL (1084)

Busselton Swim Club

37:30.1

 

 

John ANDREWS (1024)

 

32:10.4

 

Glenis TATE (1097)

 

43:31.8

 

 

Bill HAYES (1062)

 

38:54.6

 

Sarah MUNACHEN (1137)

 

46:27.2

 

 

Robert BOYLAN (1032)

 

41:05.2

5km Swim

 

Name (Numb.)

Club

Time

 

 

Name (Numb.)

Club

Time

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

 

Rosie WILSON (1826)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:05:47.8

 

 

Alessio MACRI (1788)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:06:43.1

 

Daisy HEWITT (1778)

St Hildas SC

1:12:20.1

 

 

Owen CATTAWAY (1757)

Bunbury Swim Club

1:09:42.7

 

Sienna CUMMINS (1762)

Kwinana Swim Club

1:13:31.5

 

 

Declan BROWN (1752)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:15:58.3

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

 

Chalise PRATT (1831)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:06:23.9

 

 

Byron KIMBER (1783)

North Coast SC

58:38.4

 

Tia DONOVAN (1764)

Perth City Swim Club

1:07:31.3

 

 

Kyle LEE (1849)

 

58:39.9

 

Bianca PETITE (1803)

South Lake Dolphins

1:10:29.4

 

 

Jack WILSON (1830)

Breakers WA Swim Club

1:00:15.4

Open

 

 

 

 

Open

 

 

 

 

Rebekah WELLER (1837)

Peel Aquatic Swim Club

1:00:47.7

 

 

William ROLLO (1811)

 

58:37.3

 

Tessa VILJOEN (1835)

Georgiana Molloy Anglican School

1:06:59.0

 

 

Harry HEWITT (1779)

Westside Christchurch Aquatic

1:03:30.4

 

Nicola HAMILTON (1775)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:09:50.6

 

 

Travis NEDERPELT (1840)

Tuart Hill Swim Club

1:05:50.4

Legends

 

 

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

 

Jaime BOWLER (1836)

 

1:05:30.9

 

 

Nicola FRASCHINI (1768)

 

1:00:47.3

 

Jennifer ROLLIN-BUSBY (1810)

Mandurah Swim Club

1:19:54.9

 

 

Bob TARR (1815)

Perth City Swim Club

1:06:46.9

 

Jess REYNOLDS (1809)

 

1:24:54.7

 

 

Benjamin HEWITT (1777)

 

1:12:20.0

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

 

Bridget YOUNG (1846)

 

1:14:03.1

 

 

Aaron MAXWELL (1841)

Perth City Swim Club

1:09:27.6

 

Julie ASTLEY (1748)

 

1:14:21.4

 

 

John MUIR (1795)

 

1:13:36.7

 

Nancy WARNOCK (1819)

 

1:31:53.2

 

 

Richard WILLIAMS (1822)

 

1:14:59.3

Coach Scholarship Programme

Swimming WA (SWA) opened applications for the Coach Scholarship programme in late September, and are excited to announce the recipients of the Scholarship.

The aim of this Scholarship programme is to provide Western Australian Coaches with professional development and ongoing education opportunities. To be eligible for this scholarship, coaches must be the current primary Coach of a swimmer who qualified for the 2018 Australian Open or Age Championships (Long Course/ Short Course pool & Open Water) or 2018 WA State Age Championships. The successful applicants will receive $500.00 to be used for professional development activities, recognition in the Swimming WA Annual Report and SWA website, and invitations to SWA coach workshops, events and professional development opportunities.

The four coaches selected to receive the 2018 SWA Coach Scholarship are Cameron Hawthorn (Beakers WA), Deb Jones (St Hilda’s), Jon Harrison (Westside Christchurch) and Andrew Sexton (Busselton).

Swimming WA would like to congratulate the successful coaches, who are well deserved recipients of the Scholarship.

2018 SunSmart Gascoyne Open Championships

 

The 2018 SunSmart Gascoyne Open Championships was run on 3rd and 4th November.

The Championships was run over two days of racing with 136 competitors registered from 10 different clubs right across the NW and up as far as Broome.  All Clubs chose to travel the Friday and make their way home Sunday afternoon.  It was a welcome boost to the local economy with 300 plus people verging on the town in what is otherwise a quiet time of year. 

The event was well supported by the Shire of Exmouth and our naming sponsor SunSmart.   

Racing began early on Saturday with warm ups, an opening ceremony and then marshalling at 8am.  The days racing went smooth and TO's courses were run throughout. Sunday saw an even earlier start to allow travel time for competitors and a finish at 9:30am with dash for cash races held at the end.  

Jim and Kay Bolger as well as Kylie Baker made up our local technical officiating team who were willing to travel as far as Albany to provide much valuable technical assistance both in the class room and on pool deck.  The event was also well supported by Rosie Starling; a long standing referee.

There were 825 competitive swims with 50% of these PB's.  The 50m events proved most popular and is where the majority of PB's were achieved.  It was pleasing to see participants in the longer events namely the 400 and 800 freestyle along with both the 200 and 400 IM swims particularly given this is the first LC season event on the NW calendar which also means Clubs are just beginning their LC training programs given all pools are seasonal with the exception of Karratha. 

Outstanding swimmers of the Meet were:

  • Charlotte Cummins
  • Samirah Fitzgerald
  • Mila Jenkins
  • Aviarna Lim
  • Jorja Rutherford
  • Stormy-Lee Taniora
  • Taj Greene
  • Tama Jenkins
  • Conor Langlands
  • Jed Lord
  • Phillip Oliveros

It was exciting to see there were 41 records broken at the meet with Bree Hudson (UWA West Coast Swim Club) breaking 7, Rief Atherton (Exmouth) breaking 4, Nolan Horak (Exmouth) breaking 4 and the exciting father son duo of Aaron Mc Hugh (Exmouth) with 5 records and Emmett Mc Hugh (Exmouth) with 2.  Aaron spent his childhood swimming and has since returned to the sport.  He is an inspiration to our younger swimmers and is also well respected as a coach.

There is a trophy awarded for the swimmer of the meet; the Todd Hutton Memorial Most PB's and the  winner was Phillip Oliveros (Karratha) on a count back from Tama Jenkins (Karratha) and Samira Fitzgerald (Karratha).  The trophy was presented by Rob Manning (President Gascoyne Region) and Ethan Hutton the son of late Todd Hutton.

The Competition proves to be a success year in and year out.  It is being recognised as the lead up to the Pilbara Championships and the first real hit out of the LC season.  Entries continue to grow and is well supported from the NW which is attribute to the special bond the swimming community shares in remote towns. 

Carnarvon will host the 2019 Gascoyne Open in the year to come.

The Open Water Swimming Series Returns to Busselton

The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series is returning to Busselton on Saturday 17th November 2018.

This is the fourth time that the popular Round within the nation’s largest Open Water Swimming Series has conducted an open water swim in Busselton since the Series began 11 years ago. In 2017, 319 swimmers took part, a record number of participants in this ideal location next to the iconic Busselton Jetty.

This round has something for all ages and fitness levels, with a range of distances (500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km) to meet the needs of both novice and professional swimmers. Thanks to the support of the City of Busselton, PrintSync, Aussie Natural Spring Water and Vorgee, this OWS Series Round aims to attract more than 400 swimmers. On the starter gun will be City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley, with the popular 500m event beginning at 7:30am.

This year’s Swimming WA OWS Series started at Leighton Beach on the 3rdNovember 2018 with 676 swimmers and the remaining Rounds will run throughout summer until March 2019. The Series attracts over 6,000 participants competing in 12 Rounds, including the final Round on March 4th 2019 Sandbar Scarborough Relay Round and the WA Open Water State Championships on 22nd December 2018.

 Chief Executive Officer for Swimming WA Mr. Darren Beazley who was recently in Busselton on a site visit said:

“The Busselton Round of the OWS Series is really important for our sport and the community. The City of Busselton have been strong supporters of the Series, as have Print Sync and we hope that the community will get involved to Come Swim with Us”.

For further information about the OWS Series, or to register, visit www.openwaterswimming.com.au.

Media Enquiries:

Ron Woodbine
Swimming WA
0451 197 311

ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

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Optus Junior Dolphins Super Carnival


Swimming WA is excited to be hosting the first Optus Junior Dolphins Super Carnival on Saturday 10 November 2018 at Beatty Park leisure Centre between 10.30am-12.30pm.

This FREE Carnival will see 40 (forty) kids between the ages of 5-10 come and take part in Round Robin games, and meet Swimming Star Tommy Sucipto and Rugby Union Legend Nathan Charles!

So come along and bring your kids to the FREE Optus Junior Dolphins Carnival!

Sign up online or Register on the day!

OWS Round 1 at Leighton Beach

 

Not a cloud in the sky for the opening round of the Open Water Swimming Series held at Leighton Beach this morning, proudly supported by 3 Oceans.  676 swimmers took to the cool 19 degree water to come swim with us this morning in distances ranging from 500m up to 5km.

Swimmers were treated to a body surf finish this morning while OWS Series Ambassador, Simon Huitenga was on scene to congratulate today’s winners. Nova 93.7 Casanovas dropped in with give always for all, while the West Australian kept everyone on course and Aussie Natural Spring Water ensured we were all well hydrated.  Thanks to the City of Busselton, Round 2 will be by the iconic Busselton Jetty on the 17th of November.

Here are our placegetters for the OWS Series Round 1 – Leighton, proudly brought to you be 3 Oceans:

1.25km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Male

 

 

Under 15

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Sarah Felton

0:20:51

 

Eben Prinsloo

0:20:15

 

Darla Mavor

0:22:10

 

Jonah Whitby

0:22:30

 

Taleisha Hurford

0:23:14

 

James Kjellgren-Lewis

0:22:32

Under 18

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

Ellen Kozlowska

0:22:01

 

Oliver Stark

0:19:27

 

Amber Kinnane

0:24:39

 

Mark Dropulich

0:19:31

 

Ella Phelan

0:25:33

 

Demetri Casotti

0:22:02

Open

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Ella Harnetty

0:19:21

 

John Williams

0:20:34

 

Bethan Kendall

0:24:26

 

Brandon Bennier

0:21:05

 

Emma Watson

0:24:29

 

River Allen

0:21:40

Legends

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

Fiona Carroll

0:21:15

 

Travis Kelly

0:19:48

 

Emily Randall

0:22:02

 

Hamish Buddle

0:20:33

 

Holly Marinovich

0:25:17

 

Paul Nayler

0:21:28

Super Legends

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

Annemarie Dembo

0:23:25

 

Glenn Williams

0:23:20

 

Susan Dolgoy

0:25:48

 

Michael Jones

0:26:12

 

Jo Appleby

0:28:39

 

Dean Kay

0:27:41

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.5km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Male

 

 

Under 15

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Phoebe Ashworth

0:39:53

 

Alessio Macri

0:38:37

 

Emily Nayler

0:40:29

 

Archie Davis

0:40:24

 

Aimee Bullier

0:41:15

 

Jack Della-Marta

0:40:28

Under 18

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

Mia Harrison

0:38:27

 

Flynn Mason

0:35:08

 

Charlotte Zollner

0:42:42

 

Finn Hussey

0:37:15

 

Kate Collins

0:42:57

 

Cyrus Milne

0:38:17

Open

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Rajvi Kanaiya

0:35:53

 

Michael Cousins

0:36:26

 

Alexia Pavlovic

0:44:53

 

Marc Kendall

0:39:15

 

Grace Barratt

0:45:37

 

Adrian Rogers

0:39:16

Legends

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

Nancy Shaw

0:40:36

 

Brad Ravenscroft

0:39:37

 

Lily Strugnell

0:41:54

 

Andrew Rigg

0:40:08

 

Caroline Ashby

0:45:03

 

Clinton Greener

0:40:31

Super Legends

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

Lyle Kildea

0:41:06

 

Peter Thompson

0:37:34

 

Lynette Hunter

0:42:37

 

Robin Wilson

0:45:20

 

Rhonda Pearsall

0:45:32

 

Chris Williams

0:46:39

 

 

 

 

 

 

5km Swim

 

 

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Male

 

 

Under 15

 

 

Under 15

 

 

 

Rosie Wilson

1:18:20

 

Hayden Ferguson

1:36:52

 

Eliza Hodder

1:18:50

 

 

 

 

Sophia Pinto

1:20:08

 

 

 

Under 18

 

 

Under 18

 

 

 

Tia Donovan

1:15:05

 

Byron Kimber

1:01:19

 

Abigail Phillips

1:21:07

 

Charlie Hewitt

1:08:49

 

Sirena Mcdowell

1:21:16

 

Max Coten

1:11:55

Open

 

 

Open

 

 

 

Rebekah Weller

1:08:32

 

Rhys Mainstone

1:01:07

 

Natalie Woolfitt

1:19:19

 

Will Gurr

1:08:41

 

Catherine Lynn

1:33:29

 

Ben Jones

1:09:22

Legends

 

 

Legends

 

 

 

Jaime Bowler

1:12:14

 

Tim Hewitt

1:08:44

 

Lindsay Cowie

1:20:20

 

Benjamin Hewitt

1:12:10

 

Helen Jones

1:29:11

 

Bob Tarr

1:12:23

Super Legends

 

 

Super Legends

 

 

 

Bridget Young

1:22:06

 

Aaron Maxwell

1:14:52

 

Tracey Shaw

1:26:11

 

Frank Van Rooyen

1:19:07

 

Erica Thomas

1:34:04

 

John Muir

1:21:21

 

2018-19 Open Water Swimming Series Launches This Weekend

The 2018-19 Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series, was launched last night at Beatty Park Leisure Centre with the first event in the 12 Round Series taking place on Leighton Beach this Saturday 3 November 2018.

OWS Series Members, Sponsors and Partners of Swimming WA were treated to an evening of information, which included a very special presentation from West Australian Open Water Swimming Living Legend, Shelley Taylor-Smith.

Also announced last night was the 2018-19 OWS Series Ambassador, West Australian Open Water Swimming Champion Simon Huitenga who also spoke of his journey so far and aspirations of Olympic glory in Tokyo 2020.  Simon hopes to use a few of the OWS Series Rounds as training sessions to aid his preparation.

Rules and Regulations were presented by leading international Technical Official Kate Reynolds, and coaching and training tips provided by Ralph McManis. Arbonne representatives Sharon Gleeson and Deb Harley presented on nutrition and supplement advice before Vorgee outlined the benefits of having the correct swim equipment. 

Swimming WA’s Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley said "After the success of our 10-year anniversary season last year, our team cannot wait to get started on the new Series.  There is new merchandise, exciting new sponsors and supporters as well as new OWS Ambassador - Simon Huitenga- WA’s number 1 ranked open water swimmer from Perth City Swimming Club.  We will be sharing Simon’s experience and tips for open water swimming throughout the season.

The 12 Round Series features distances and venues to meet any swimmers needs, and we encourage everyone to give open water swimming a go this summer, and take advantage of our early bird specials and season membership discounts on offer."

 

Simon Huitenga and David Palm

 For additional information and to register please visit: http://www.openwaterswimming.com.au

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Download the PDF below
https://wa.swimming.org.au/visageimages/01112018 Media Release Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series Round 1 Leighton.pdf

 

For further information please contact:

Ron Woodbine

Swimming WA

0451 197 311

ron.woodbine@wa.swimming.org.au

Junior Excellence Clinic Collie

Swimming WA is offering an exciting opportunity for Junior Excellence (JX) Recipients and regional Members to attend a FREE Junior Excellence Clinic at the Collie Mineworkers Memorial Pool this Sunday, 4th of November 2018.

The Junior Excellence Programme is a Swimming Australia initiative that recognises, rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence. This programme rewards swimmers aged from nine (9) to sixteen (16) years, who accomplished times set by Swimming Australia, qualifying as Gold, Silver, Bronze or Green standard, depending on their performance during the season.

This year we had over 1700 Junior Excellence recipients from all over the State, from as south as Esperance to as north as Broome. Swimming WA is excited to provide regional Junior Excellence participants in the South West and Great Southern regions with the opportunity to take part in this exclusive clinic, expecting over forty (40) participants from throughout the Region to attend. The Collie Clinic will be presented by Cameron Hawthorn (Head Coach, Breakers WA) with guest appearances from Blair Evans, West Australian Commonwealth Games and Olympic Swimmer.

“The Junior Excellence programme is a fantastic opportunity for all swimmers, coaches and even parents to be involved in. The programme supports not just the swimmer, their goals and love of the sport, but encourages a tight-knit swimming community. These programmes further help the swimming community gain a greater understanding of what it takes to perform at the highest level of Australian swimming. It is a great initiative offered by Swimming WA that I am proud to be a part of and hope to continue to be involved with in the years to come,” stated Cameron Hawthorn, Breakers WA Head Coach. 

This Clinic is a great opportunity for budding junior swimmers to learn from an experienced Head Coach and get the chance to meet with an Olympic swimmer. While this clinic is primarily for JX recipients, Swimming WA invites athletes parents, coaches and siblings to come along and learn from the best!

 

If you want to find out more about the Junior Excellence Clinic, please contact Swimming WA Development Officer, Cecily Clay via cecily.clay@wa.swimming.org.auor call (08) 9328 4599.

Details:
Collie Mineworkers Memorial Pool

87 Throssell St, Collie WA 6225

4th November 2018 from 10:00am-12:00pm

 

 

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OWS Photoshoot- we are ready!

On Saturday we had a great photoshoot with Simon Huitenga our OWS Ambassador at Scarborough Beach. Big thanks to Steve our photographer at the Nomad Company #comeswimwithus 

Round 1 regos closing soon - Come swim with us, this summer at Leighton Beach - 3 November

Sign up today at www.openwaterswimming.com.au

Westpac Summer League Round 2

 
Westpac Summer League Round 2 saw all five Clubs Rockingham, Breakers, Thornlie, Guildford Kalamunda and South Shore compete. This round was hosted by Thornlie Swimming Club and over 60 participants raced against each other on Saturday 27th October at Gosnells Leisure World.

Participants and spectators enjoyed a sausage sizzle, with proceeds going to the hosting Club, and guest appearance from Swimming WA's very own Sebba the Swan and Roving Announcer David Todd.

Here is the point count for the Round 1 and two of Westpac Summer League:

Round 1:

 

Round 2:

 

Accumulative points:

 

The next Westpac Summer League round is on the 8th December hosted by Breakers Swimming Club at Craigie Leisure Centre.

Entries close Wednesday 5th December 2018, so get your entries in now via www.myswimresults.com.au

Swimming WA Visits the Goldfields Region

Our Country Development Officer Tristan has been on a road trip to the Goldfields Region - click here to read about his trip.

Come Swim With Us This Summer

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley has seen many seasons of swimming in WA, however the 2018/19 season is shaping up to be the best yet for the not-for-profit sporting organisation.

Representing 85 Clubs across the State and more that 12,300 Members, Swimming WA believes that this summer will see more West Australian families swimming. 

Speaking at the recent Swimming WA Annual Conference, Mr. Beazley launched the new Swimming WA Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024. One of the keys components of the new Plan is the complete overhaul of the competition structure including a new State League competition. Other themes of the new Strategic Plan included:

 

 

As part of this plan, Swimming WA has set the goal of reaching 20,000 members by 2024. A target that is achievable according to the Association given that in June 2014 there were only 5,593 Swimming WA Members.

“The Association has averaged 25.9% growth over the past four years and this has been achieved by a focus on expanding the community participation based programmes that our Clubs offer.There is a perception amongst some that Swimming Clubs are only about elite competition.That has not been the case for several years now. 

In addition to pool swimming, our Open Water Swim Series that is now in its 11th season kicks off at Leighton Beach on November 3rd 2018. This 12 Round Series had record numbers last season, including over 1,200 swimmers taking part in the Sorrento Australia Day Open Water Swim Event. We know that the popularity is growing, especially in the novice or recreational category”, Mr Beazley said.

Swimming WA is about to launch their Development Programmes focused on children developing a love and ‘feel for the water’ in an engaging and friendly environment. Each Development Programme is aimed at bridging the gap between Learning to Swim and joining a Swimming Club.

ThethreeSwimmingWADevelopmentProgrammesare:OptusJuniorDolphins,SunSmartSplash&Dash and the Westpac SummerLeague.

 

Optus Junior Dolphins:

The Optus Junior Dolphins is an entry level programme for all swimmers of all abilities aged 5 - 10 years, and is a games based programme that can be facilitated by Learn to Swim Centres,Aquatic Facilities, Schools and Swimming Clubs.

Swimming WA is running two metropolitan Carnivals this summer, on 10th November 2018 and 6th January 2019. Additionally, there will be metropolitan and regional Swimming Clubs that host their own Optus Junior Dolphins Carnivals throughout the summer.

 

SunSmart Splash & Dash:

These Carnivals are an introductory opportunity for swimmers to try racing in a modified race setting. All children aged 7 - 11 years are recommended to participate in SunSmart Splash & Dash carnivals.

Swimming WA Clubs are hosting 21 SunSmart Splash & Dash carnivals throughout WA this summer season.

 

Westpac Summer League:

The Westpac Summer League Series strengthens the culture of teamwork and sportsmanship within each Swimming Club.The aim of the Series is to increase Swimming Club Member engagement by placing emphasis on race participation and team point scoring. For ages 9 year and above, the Westpac Summer League is a great opportunity for swimmers already in a Club to put purpose to their swimmers, banding together with their friends to compete as one team. There are six events in this League, hosted by metropolitan and regional Swimming Clubs. 

“There are many ways that the WA public can engage in swimming. From Learn to Swim, competitive swimming,recreationalswimmingoropenwaterevents,SwimmingWAisfocusedonprovidingaccessto swimmingwherever peoplemay liveinWestAustralia’,Mr.Beazley said.

“Our Clubs are run by talented and dedicated volunteers and we extend a warm the invitation for you and your family to Come Swim With Us’ he said.

Information on the Swimming WA Development Programmes, Open Water Swimming Series and to find your nearest Swimming Club, visit the Swimming WA website.

www.wa.swimming.org.au

 

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State Government urged to splash money into swimming

State Government urged to splash money into swimming

Claire Tyrrell PerthNow

CHILDREN should spend more time learning how to swim and the State Government needs to put more money into the sport, Swimming WA boss Darren Beazley says.

As swim clubs across the State prepare for summer, Mr Beazley is calling on the Government to step up its support as the number of people involved in the sport increases.

He said the existing model where children spent four years doing swimming lessons was insufficient and he was determined to increase it to 10 years.

“The average West Australian sends their child off to VacSwim,” he said.

“Even if they do that for a few years that still only equates to a few weeks of learning to swim.

“You need to be swimming for 10 to 12 weeks during the summer at least and you need to be doing that for 10 years — that’s how you become safer in the water.”

Swimming WA’s membership has increased from 5593 people in mid-2014 to 12,300 members this year.

Mr Beazley said the growth was mostly because of changes to the swimming body’s structure, including bringing in the Westpac Summer League.

He said the organisation worked hard to increase membership and it was time government recognised its efforts with more support.

“Netball, cricket and football have all got resources because of the money they have and they can have development staff all over the State, whereas for us it’s tough going from month to month sometimes just to do the most basic service delivery,” Mr Beazley said.

“We’d like the Government to try to partner with us and relook at the way they invest.”

Sports Minister Mick Murray said the Government was “undertaking a comprehensive review of the way the sport and recreation sector is funded” and looked forward to hearing from Swimming WA.

He said the Government provided $74,468 to Swimming WA last financial year, making it the fifth highest directly funded State sporting association.

 

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2018/19 Westpac Summer League - Round 1

The opening round for the 2018/19 Westpac Summer League was a great success!

Four Clubs, Breakers, Thornlie, Guildford Kalamunda and South Shore participated in the first round hosted by Guildford Kalamunda Swimming Club with 80 participants racing on Saturday 20th October.

Participants and spectators enjoyed a sausage sizzle and cupcakes, with proceeds going to the hosting club, and guest appearance from Swimming WA's very own Seba the Swan. The Next Summer League round is on the 27th October hosted by Thornlie Swimming Club at Gosnells Leisure World.

Entries close Wednesday 24th October, so get your entries in now via www.myswimresults.com.au

Karratha Swimming Club to host Country Pennants

Shannon Beattie - Pilbara News

 

Karratha Swimming Club is set to host the biggest swim meet of the year in 2019, when the Country Pennants competition lands in town from March 1 to 3.

Described as the “crown jewel” of country swimming, the tournament will cause up to 30 clubs to descend on the city for a weekend.

While the Country Championships held in Perth in January are about individual success, Country Pennants is more participation-based with clubs bringing 60-70 swimmers to vie for team glory.

Swimming WA chief executive Darren Beazley said the traditional event demonstrated that swimming was for everybody, not just about the elite.

“I think it’s all that’s good about swimming encapsulated over a weekend,” he said.

“It’s two days of really intense competition but the thing we love about it is it’s a whole club event, so mums, dads, kids, grandparents and everyone gets involved.”

The event will be hosted at Karratha Lesiureplex, with the job of Swimming WA being to support Karratha Swimming Club in hosting a great event. “All the regions will turn up, because when it’s their turn to host they want Karratha and the northern clubs to travel, so they’ll repay the favour and come up here,” Mr Beazley said.

The event is being held over a long weekend, so people will turn it in to a bit of a holiday, making it a tourism opportunity for the town, according to mayor Peter Long.

“Not only will this event host some of WA’s best swimming talent, but it will also provide significant economic flow-on benefits for our local businesses,” he said.

“It’s an opportunity to showcase the best of our city to new faces.”

Day Two of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener

Day two of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener saw 393 swimmers compete over the eight hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

Over day two, 273 swimmers recorded 489 personal bests, in addition to the 436 personal bests broken by swimmers on day one of the Meet.

11-year-old Harriet Martin (Albany) swam six (6) events throughout the day, gaining five (5) personal bests. Harriet recorded these in 100m Backstroke (-8.64sec), 50m Freestyle (-0.77sec), 200m IM (-18.19sec), 100m Freestyle (-7.54sec) and 200m Breaststroke (-13.66sec) events. Well done Harriet!

Rachel Webb, 11 (SSPW) swam well on day two of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener, recording two (2) personal bests by over 20 seconds in the 50m Fly (-25.95sec) and 200m Breaststroke (-20.33sec).

During the Girls 10-11 200m Individual Medley event, it saw Paige Flowerdew (-10.93sec), Lucy Porter (-11.29sec), Darcey McDonald (-16.38sec), Ashlyn Williamson (-10.72sec), Harriet Martin (-18.19sec),Emma Stewart (-12.85sec) and Poet Smargiassi (-37.42sec) all recording personal best’s by over 10 seconds. Well done Girls!

After collecting three (3) new personal bests on day one, Thabiso Bayiwa, 12 (GKSC) backed it up on day two with four (4) personal bests, with personal bests in the 100m Backstroke (-21.74sec); 400m Freestyle (-1:12.76min) and 200m Breaststroke (-42.11sec). Nicely done Thabiso!

13-year-old Ramon Arabena (Perth City) made it four (4) from four (4) in his events today at HBF Stadium. Improving on his personal bests by 3.91 seconds in 100m Freestyle, 9.28 seconds in 100m Backstroke, 16.81 seconds in 200m Breaststroke and 2.12 seconds in 200m Individual Medley.

Jake Shepherd, 14 (Albany) collected four (4) personal bests from his four (4) events during the day. Jake swam strongly in 100m Freestyle (-7.04sec), 100m Backstroke (-3.12sec), 400m Freestyle (-29.07sec) and 200m IM (-5.15sec).

Multi-Class s16 swimmer Ella Hodgson, 13 (UWSC) continued her solid day one performance at the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener; participating in another three (3) events on day two with her top Multi-Class point score of 1483 in the 200m Backstroke.

Some massive personal bests were recorded during the Men 12&Over 400m Freestyle event, as Jamie Anderson (-21.37sec), Ben Luyke (-33.38sec), Thomas Prowton (-45.44sec), Lachlan Cooper (-40.07sec),Jake Shepherd (-29.07sec), Jake Campbell (-26.58sec), Taylor Rigby (-47.95sec) and Thabiso Bayiwa (-1:12.76min) all achieving new personal bests by over 20 seconds. Well done Boys!

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on day two of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all the Technical Officials (listed below) and Volunteers who, as usual played an important and key role in the running of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener.

Results from Day Two of SunSmart Long Course Season Opener can be found here.

See you on 1 December 2018 at HBF Stadium for the SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet. Make sure you register today via MySwimResults.

Technical Officials: Lesley Arrowsmith (Meet Director), Fiona Christie (Referee), Sam Coten (Starter), Simon Holland (Starter), Muriel Jefferson, Karin Hazell, Mark Foster, Joy Collins, Shirley Godfrey, Helen Harding, Kim Blake, Greg Wilson, Marciel Van de Nadort, Leanne Watson, Ross Rogers, Ray Webb, and Ron Barnes.

Day 1 SunSmart Long Course Season Opener

Day one of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener saw 385 swimmers compete, over eight (8) hours of competition at HBF Stadium.

Over the day, 262 swimmers recorded 436 Personal Bests, which is an amazing effort from all involved.

Charlotte Erickson, 13 (Arena) smashed her personal best in the 400m Freestyle; recording a time of 4:43.11, a massive 39.84 seconds quicker than her entry time.

Charles Dave Empleo, 10 (Aquajets) recorded four (4) personal bests in all four (4) of his races today, improving his times in the 50m Breaststroke (-8.22sec), 50m Backstroke (-4.60sec), 200m Freestyle (-23.51sec), and 100m Breaststroke (-14.13sec). We look forward to seeing how Charles performs during his four (4) events on the second day of competition tomorrow.

Dylan Pool, 10 (SSPW) also made it a clean sweep, beating his personal bests in all three (3) of his races today. Improving in the 50m Breaststroke (-6.98sec), 50m Backstroke (-0.70sec) and the 200m Freestyle (-25.62sec). Will Dylan back it up for his four (4) events on day two? Make sure you head to HBF Stadium tomorrow to find out!

Multi-Class s16 swimmer Ella Hodgson, 13 (UWSC) swam strongly throughout day one of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener, participating in three (3) events with her top Multi-Class point score of 1100 for the 100m Backstroke. Well done Ella!

Congratulations to all athletes and coaches who participated on day one of the SunSmart Long Course Season Opener at HBF Stadium.

Special thank you to all the Technical Officials (listed below) and Volunteers who, as usual play an important and key role in the running of this Meet.

Results from day one of SunSmart Long Course Season Opener can be found here.

Technical Officials: Lesley Arrowsmith (Meet Director), Graham Shackles (Referee), Verona Niemann (Referee), Kim Blake (Starter), Simon Holland, Muriel Jefferson, Karin Hazell, Robyn Arblaster, Ross Rogers, Caron Bennier, Fiona Christie, Errol Smith, Ray Pearce, Alison Tilt, Marciel Van de Nadort, Trevor Verran, Leanne Watson, Greg Wilson, Mark Foster, Ron Barnes.

 

Westpac Summer League Swimming Events Dates Announced

Swimming WA have just announced the dates for the 2018/2019 Westpac Summer League Series, kicking off next weekend 20th October 2018 hosted by Guildford Kalamunda Swimming Club at Guildford Grammar School Pool.

This Series is proudly supported by Westpac, and is designed to build Club team spirit and encourage positive inter-club rivalry amongst Swimming WA affiliated Clubs. The Westpac Summer League Series strengthens the culture of teamwork and sportsmanship within each Swimming Club. The aim of the Series is to increase Club Member engagement by placing emphasis on race participation and team point scoring.

The events are intended to be fast paced, and short in duration.

 

Dates for the Westpac Summer League Series:

 

Mr Darren Beazley, Swimming WA CEO is excited to be in the 3rd year of the Westpac Summer League Series. He said “it is an ideal event for Clubs to engage their junior or non-competitive Members in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The Series is also a great opportunity for Clubs to market the benefits of Annual and Junior Membership. It is through the support of Westpac, that we are able to offer these opportunities to young and upcoming swimmers”.

Please visit www.wa.swimming.org.au .

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Click here to find out more about the Westpac Summer League events that are starting next weekend.

Open Water & Multi Class Performance Pathway Programme Squad Announcement

Swimming Western Australia (SWA) is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2018/19 SWA Open Water and Multi Class Performance Pathway Programme.

Congratulations to the swimmers and their coaches!

Open Water

Gold
Nick Rollo -  Perth City
Flynn Mason -  Perth City
Jack Wilson -  Breakers
Chloe Green -  Perth City
Ellie Fry -  South Shore
Kyle Lee -  Bunbury
Byron Kimber -  Breakers

Silver
Charlie Hewitt -  St Hildas
Justin Kalugin -  St Hildas
Bianca Petite -  South Shore
Rosie Wilson -  Breakers
Camille Talbot -  Perth City
Rori Parsons -  Bunbury
Adam Sudlow -  UWA/West Coast
Tessa Viljoen - GMAS
Josie Page - Perth City
Chloe Truscott - Perth City
Kelsey Eastwood - Perth City 

Bronze
Leonardo Rachetti -  Perth City
Fiona Cullinane -  Rockingham
Kaiden Richings -  Bunbury
Lexie Edwards -  Bunbury
Amity Parsons -  Bunbury
Sirena McDowell -  South Shore
Abigail Phillips -  Breakers
Sophia Pinto -  Rockingham
Olivia Power -  SPW

 

Multi-Class 

Elite Transition
Kat Downie (WAIS) Perth City

Gold
Ben Popham (17) (WAIS) Arena

Silver
Yu-Chia Chen (20) UWA WC
Liam Smith (23) UWA WC

New Strategic Plan and Two new Swimming WA board members and life members

 

As a result from the Swimming WA Annual General Meeting (AGM) today, two new board members have been appointed, and two new life members to Swimming WA have been endorsed.

After three years of service on the Swimming WA Board, Olympians and Swimming WA Hall of Famers Travis Nederpelt and Lara Mist did not seek a second Term. The Elections drew three candidates and Shaza Salleh and Helen Hull were appointed for three years.

Helen is a registered nurse whose current role is Head of Program at North Metropolitan TAFE. She has served on the committee of Breakers Swim Club for 10 years, in various roles, including six years as the President. She has also served on the Competition Planning Committee at Swimming WA.

Shaza is a medical practitioner from Albany, who has been involved in swimming her entire life. She has had close association with Little Athletics, and the Albany Swim Club and is their current Vice President.

The AGM was held during the Swimming WA Annual Member Conference at UWA Business School, which has attracted 200 delegates from 37 Swimming Clubs in WA. This two day conference has also included Technical Official Forum, Guest Speakers, Regional Coordinator’s Workshop, Young Leaders Summit and Coaches Conference.

Darren Beazley, CEO of Swimming WA unveiled the new Swimming WA Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024 during the Conference, whilst he reviewed and presented the progress of Swimming WA current Strategic Plan which expired today.

One of the keys components of the new Plan is the complete overhaul of the competition structure including a new State League for the pool. Other themes of the new Strategic Plan include:

Click here to Download the new Strategic Plan

Swimming Australia General Manager of Participation and Development Paul Malcolm, who was one of the key note speakers at the Conference, was glowing in his praise of the new Plan. “For the past 4 years Swimming WA has led the nation in innovation and to achieve an average of 25% membership growth year on year during that time is testimony to the success of their ability to execute of the Plan.

The Swimming WA Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024 is the next step and a major step up. WA is the challenger State in swimming and Swimming Australia is thrilled to support Swimming WA in this exciting time. More people swimming in more places more often - sounds simple, but there is a lot of work to be done. I have every faith that Swimming WA can continue to set the standard and achieve their goal of 20,000 Members by 2024”.

President of Swimming WA Louis Van Aardt said that “The Swimming WA Conference has been an enormous success. Our CEO Darren Beazley provided a review and reflection of the sport over the past four years. It is amazing to see how far swimming in this State has come in that time. The AGM also saw two new Board Members elected and I welcome Shaza and Helen to the Board. My thanks to both Lara Mist and Travis Nederpelt for your wonderful service over the past three years.

I was also privileged to award Swimming WA Life Membership to Jacqui McNamara (York Swimming Club) and Karin Hazell (Peel Aquatic Swimming Club). Both women have been staunch servants of our sport and given so many years of voluntary service to the sport right across the State, it was humbling to acknowledge such commitment. Our congratulations to Jacqui and Karin”.

www.wa.swimming.org.au

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For further information please contact:

Naomi Quinlivan

Candy Stripe Public Relations

0408 598 977

naomi@candystripepr.com.au

 

Read here about the two new Swimming WA board members, and the life members who were announced today as part of the Swimming WA Annual General Meeting.  

Swimming WA Annual Conference

 

The Swimming WA Annual Member Conference is on tomorrow. 

Swimming WA will be hosting its annual member conference at UWA Business School from 6 - 7 October 2018. The two day conference will include anAnnual General Meeting,Technical Official Forum, Guest Speakers, Regional Coordinator’s Workshop,Young Leaders Summit and Coaches Conference.

There is also information sessions on social inclusion and disability awareness training, Swimming WA history project, conflict resolution,and marketing and social media for Swimming Clubs.

The 2018 event has attracted 200 delegates over the weekend from 37 Swimming Clubs from throughout WA - including 14 Regional Clubs.

Guest speakers at the Conference will include Rob Clement - CEO Basketball WA and Paul Mal- colm - General Manager Swimming Australia Participation and Sport Development.

The Coaches Conference has attracted 50 coaches who will listen to David Lush, the 2018 Swim- ming Australia Coach of the Year.

Carolyn Morrison, Swimming WA General Manager of People and Performance said that ‘this weekend is a great showcase of what happens behind the scenes in the sport of swimming. It is also a great way for our members to connect with other Clubs and regions.

The Swimming WA Conference has attracted presenters, experts and educators who will be able to pass on relevant and useful information to the attendees. There are many choices and options for the attendees,as well as the wonderful networking and social aspect of the Conference’.

Darren Beazley, CEO of Swimming WA will be launching the new Swimming WA Strategic Plan 2019 - 2024 during the Conference.

www.wa.swimming.org.au

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For further information please contact: Naomi Quinlivan

Candy Stripe Public Relations 0408 598 977

naomi@candystripepr.com.au

 

Read about this 2 day event here.

Swimming WA News . - October Edition

Watch the latest News from Swimmng WA -  October Edition

 

The Swimming WA Coach Scholarship Programme

THE PROGRAMME

The Swimming WA (SWA) Coach Scholarship Programme (CSP) provides professional development opportunities for swimming Coaches in Western Australia.

Coaches who meet the selection criteria will be eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

THE AIM

To provide Western Australian Coaches with professional development and ongoing education opportunities, via funding from SWA.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL PDF AND INFORMATION

Applications are due to Swimming WA Development Officer, Cecily Clay, by 5pm Friday 12 October 2018.

cecily.clay@wa.swimming.org.au

Successful coaches only will be notified of the outcome

Junior Excellence Clinic in Broome Tomorrow

Swimming WA is offering an exciting opportunity for Junior Excellence (JX) Recipients and regional Members to attend a FREE Junior Excellence Clinic at the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre this Friday 28th of September in conjunction with the 2018 Kimberley Open Short Course Championships.

The Junior Excellence Programme is a Swimming Australia initiative that recognises, rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence. This programme rewards Swimmers aged from nine (9) to sixteen

(16)years,whoaccomplishedtimessetbySwimmingAustralia,qualifyatGold,Silver,BronzeorGreen standard, depending on their best performance/s during theseason.

This year we had over 1700 Junior Excellence recipients from all over the state from as south as Esperance to as north as Broome. Swimming WA is excited to provide regional Junior Excellence participants in the Pilbara, Kimberley and surrounding regions with the opportunity to take part in this exclusive clinic, expecting over twenty (20) participants to attend.The Broome clinic will be ran by Cameron Hawthorn (Head Coach of Breakers WA) with guest appearances from Simone Fountain (nee Hankin) Olympic Gold Medalist 2000 Australian Women’s Water Polo team and Broome local Talara- Jade Dixon who made the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games trials. 

“I am very excited to be running a clinic in Broome. Junior excellence is a great programme to retain and develop our junior swimmers and I am looking forward to meeting and working will the swimmers from Broome and clubs throughout the Kimberley and Pilbara regions” stated Cameron Hawthorn, Head Coach, BreakersWA.

This clinic is a great opportunity for budding junior swimmers to learn from an experienced Head Coach and be inspired by a former Olympian and a promising swimming superstar.While this clinic is primarily for JX recipients, Swimming WA invites athletes parents, coaches and siblings to come along and learn from the best!

If you want to find out more about the Junior Excellence Clinic, please contact Swimming WA Development Officer, Cecily Clay via cecily.clay@wa.swimming.org.auor call (08) 9328 4599.

Details:

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre Cable Beach Rd, Broome WA 6726

28th September 2018 at 9:30am-12:00pm Register via: www.myswimresults.com.au

 

Junior Excellence Clinic in Broome.  Read more about this event here.

Results Day Two Junior Short Course Championships

Results from Day Two of Junior Short Course Championships can be found here.

Results Day One Junior Short Course Championships

Results from Day One of Junior Short Course Championships can be found here.

Records from Day 1: 32 comprising of 2 All Comers Record, 2 WA All Time Records, 2 Residential, 10 Country All Time, 10 Country Residential, 2 Country All Time Club Relay and 2 Country Residential Club Relay Records. The State Records were from Bridgette Broadalka of Aqua Attack in the Girls 10yrs 50m Freestyle in a time of 29.08, this beat the previous record of 29.75 which was previously owned by Bridgette.

Also State Records to Natalie Van Selm of Breakers Swim Club in the Girls 10yrs 200m Individual Medley in a time of 2:39.74, again the previous record time of 2:40.85 was previously held by Natalie. On the country records, there were 14 records that were over 10 years old. This started in Ev 2, the Girls 400m Freestyle when Regan Ashby of PAQ time of 4:48.59 broke the time of 4:48.93 previously held by Louise Scharf of Mandurah from Aug 1994 (24yrs ago).

Next was Ev the Girls 10yrs 100m Butterfly when Heidi Gstaettner of PAQ swum 1:22.51 to better the time of 1:22.95 set by Shania Eliassen of Mandurah in October 2007 (11yrs ago). Ev 24 Girls 12yrs 100m Ind Medley Brielle Krispyn of MJU new time of 1:10.67 bettered the time of 1:12.06 by Jacinta Sampey of Derby set in Aug 2005 (13yrs ago). In Ev 38 Girls 12yrs 200m Freestyle Brielle Krispyn MJU time of 2:13.38 betters the previous time of 2:16.53 held by Imogen Grice of Kalgoorlie set in Oct 2007 (10yrs ago), also in the same event Abbey Carter GRTN time of 2:20.84 beats the time of 2:23.12 set by Jemma Hawkins of Mandurah set in August 2005 (13 yrs ago).

And finally in 2 consecutive events Ev 46 & 48 Girls 11yrs & 12yrs 100m Back Abbey Carter of GRTN in the 11yrs swum a 1:12.65 which betters the record held by current Head Coach of Bunbury Toni Ciffolilli time of 1:14.68 set in July 1992 (26yrs ago), and then Brielle Krispyn MJU in the 12yrs recorded a time of 1:09.01 which again bettered Toni Ciffolilli's time of 1:09.68 set in July 1993 (25yrs ago). And in Ev 63 the Boys 11yrs 800m Freestyle the first male record of the meet was by Conor Langlands of Karratha who swum a 10:31.07 which beat the time held by Conor Stone of Broome 11:08.96 set on Oct 2012.

Junior Short Course Championships on this weekend

Junior Short Course Championships on this Weekend Starting tomorrow at HBF Stadium is the Swimming WA Junior Short Course Championships.

This 2-day event will feature 470 swimmers aged between 8 – 12 years competing in 126 events. The meet runs from 9 am – 4:30pm each day.

At this event the swimmers race to win Championship medals in their chosen events and they also aim to improve on their personal best times.

This event leads on from the Swimming WA State Age Short Course Championships and Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships held earlier this month.

Results available on Meet Manager via this link: http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/WA/18JuniorSC/, plus updates from the event will be provided on the Swimming WA website and social media throughout the weekend. 

Read PDF here.

Registrations are now open for 2018/19 Open Water Swim Series

Registrations are now open for 2018/19 Open Water Swim Series.  Click here to find out more about the 12 Round Series.

 

2018/19 SWA Performance Pathway Programme (PPP) Squads 

Swimming Western Australia (SWA) is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the 2018/19 SWA Performance Pathway Programme*. Congratulations to the swimmers and their coaches!

The Swimming WA Performance Pathway Programme underpins Swimming Australia (SAL) and the WA Institute of Sport (WAIS) to provide an integrated pathway for athlete and coach development for prolonged success within the State.

 

 

 

Gold Squad

Robert Bonsall

UWA West Coast

Adriano Todoro

UWA West Coast

Brendan Best

UWA West Coast

Josh Edwards-Smith

UWA West Coast

Kalani Ireland

St Hilda's

TJ Chong Sue

UWA West Coast

Kate Harrison

St Hilda's

Crystal Edwards

UWA West Coast 

Kara Broadbridge

UWA West Coast 

Silver Squad

Aiden Balfour

Southside Penrhos Wesley

Adam Sudlow

UWA West Coast

Aleksander Bell

UWA West Coast

Cooper Joyce

St Hilda's

Damian Badenhorst

Rockingham

Harrison Hynes

Southside Penrhos Wesley

Hugh Moran

UWA West Coast

Jack Wilson

Breakers

Jay Thornton 

Breakers

Joel Bayntun 

Breakers

Josh Yong

UWA West Coast

Kieran Pollard

Breakers

Kyle Lee

Bunbury

Matthew Joubert

South Shore

Owen McAleese

Rockingham

Reilley Kennedy 

Perth City

Robert Bonsall

UWA West Coast

Rowan Brown

UWA West Coast

Ruan Van der riet

UWA West Coast

Tom Gawned

Albany

Alyssa Burgess

Arena

Amelie Prinsloo

South Shore

Ash Glover

UWA West Coast

Eliza Hodder

Breakers

Emily Nayler

Guildford and Kalamunda

Jasmine Hopkins

Rockingham

Kathryn Rafflet 

St Hilda's

Kiara Simons

Perth City

Lauren Gastevich

Arena

Rosie Wilson

Breakers

Samantha Macfarlane

Breakers

Sena Cooper

St Hilda's

Summer Burkett

Rockingham

Tiana Forrestall

Arena

Ellie Fry

South Shore

Lily Beste

Rockingham

Bronze Squad

Samuel Ellis

Bunbury

Kelly Giles

Southside Penrhos Wesley

Drew Mann

Guildford Kalamunda

Chris Verran

Guildford and Kalamunda

Finlay Larmour

Peel

Flynn Burgess Hamilton

UWA West Coast

Jacob Dearle

Central Aquatic

Jayden Yong

UWA West Coast

Josh Spencer

South Shore

Kai Wylie

Westside Christchurch

Lucas Wilson

UWA West Coast

Mark Szentpeteri

UWA West Coast

Matthew Lamb

UWA West Coast

Matthew Teng

AquaJets

Max Radotic

UWA West Coast

Tri Nguyen

Riverton

Mogan Knox

Breakers

Catherine Frehner

UWA West Coast

Madeline Parchewsky

UWA West Coast

Emily Holland

UWA West Coast

Emma Buchan

UWA West Coast

Kara Leeming

UWA West Coast

Aidan Naughtin

Breakers

Country Squad

Ben Murgatroyd

Esperance

Ben Hollow

Peel 

Callum Krispyn

Manjimup

Kaiden  Richings

Bunbury

Samuel Ellis

Bunbury

Amity  Parsons

Bunbury

Amy Duncan

Bunbury

Ava Latter

Peel

Gemma Kent

Broome

Lexie Edwards

Bunbury

Mysti Lymn

Peel 

Chad Hutton

Geraldton

David  Smith

Hedland

Finlay Larmour

Peel

Jeremy Awford

Mandurah

Max  Coulter

Bunbury

Alice  Johnson

Bunbury

Eden McDonald

Busselton

Georgia Saffy

Bunbury

Kirstin  Head

Exmouth

Lucinda Jones

Busselton

Maddison Stewart

Bunbury

Molly  Bowles

Albany

Stevie Stanley

Golden West Dolphins 

Daniel Ralph

Broome

Jye Jensen

Bunbury

Mitchell Shackles

Mandurah

Abbey Johnson

Busselton

Ella  Butler

Busselton

Jorja Lymn

Peel

Lauren McGregor

Busselton

Maddison  Johnson-Walker

Busselton

Megan  Larmour

Peel

Rori Parsons 

Bunbury

Sarah Anderson

Mandurah

Sophia  Hays

Mandurah

Junior Squad

Alessio Macri

Tuart Hill

Brielle Krispyn

Manjimip Marlins

Alex Saffy

Bunbury

Caden Barnett

Southside Penrhos Wesley

Charlie Hodge

UWA West Coast

Daniel Lummis

Arena

Harrison Farmer

Central Aquatic

Jacob Hale

Riverton

Nathan Sason

Guildford Kalamunda

Thomas Prowton

Arena

Tremayne Mould

South Shore

Amy Kerr

Bunbury

Andrea Fazari

Tuart Hill 

Aroha Tarrant

Peel 

Bianca Macfarlane

Breakers

Caitlin Leather

Peel 

Georgia Blaine

Breakers

Neeve Fasher

Southside Penrhos Wesley

Regan Ashby

Peel 

Sienna Cummins

Kwinana

Talia Wilkinson

Broome

Verity Adams

Guildford Kalamunda

Adrian Fredric

Southlake Dolphins

Alexander Mackinlay

All Saints 

Eben Prinsloo

South Shore

Joel Davies

Bunbury

Lachlan Ison

Southside Penrhos Wesley

Lucas Nayler

Guildford Kalamunda

Noah Dean

All Saints 

Riely Suckling 

Aquajets

Xavier Collins

St Hilda's

Thomas Dreverman

South Shore

Trent Solly

Arena

Abbey Carter

Geraldton

Annaliese Flavel

UWA West Coast

Ava Forrest

South Shore

Brodie Rowand

St Hilda's

Cayleigh Davis

Central Aquatic

Emily Barwick

Central Aquatic

Emily Phillips

Breakers

Hayley Nowrojee

Breakers

Inez Miller

St Hilda's

Jaymie Lutton

Tuart Hill 

Jessica Fry

South Shore

Josephine Peirce

Tuart Hill 

Sina Metzger

UWA West Coast

Telani Woodham

UWA West Coast

*OWS & Multi Class squads will be announced shortly

A Tribute to Gordon Shaw

The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (Swimming WA) sadly acknowledges the sudden passing of Mandurah Swimming Club Head Coach, Gordon Shaw last weekend.  

Gordon had been the Head Coach at Mandurah Swimming Club from 2013.  Before that he was the Head Coach at Rockingham Swim Club 2009 - 2013. He had also spent time at Guildford and Kalamunda Districts Swimming Club, Victoria Park Swimming Park and 15 years at the South Lake Dolphins Swimming Club.  

Gordon had such an impact on every swimmer he came into contact with - novice or elite.  He has had such an influence on many swimmers and their families.  Some of his more well known swimmers under his tutelage have been Adelaide Hart, Tait Marston, Tommy Sucipto and Madeline Scott (current paralympian).

Known for his loyalty to his Club and swimmers, plus his dislike of formalities, Gordon was a well known personality in the WA swimming community.  No one will forget ‘Gordo’ who had an endless supply of sweets and shared jokes in his broad English accent.  

He contribution to the sport will be long remembered and as well as his manta of ‘training hard to build a strong base that could be drawn on when needed’, as well as other sayings!

Gordon was always inspiring and encouraging those who met him, a fellow Coach from the Rockingham Swim Club, Brittany Russell coached with Gordon for 4 years after she stopped swimming, she told Swimming WA CEO, Darren Beazley this week that Gordon was the reason she took up coaching.

Gordon spent hours on the pool deck - whether it be at his home Club or supporting other Clubs at their events, and at Swimming WA marquee events.   He was a great supporter of the sport of swimming and made a difference to each Club where he was coaching.

The Board, management and members of Swimming WA extend their deepest condolences to Gordon’s family and to Mandurah Swimming Club, plus the other WA Clubs who were part of Gordon’s coaching journey.

Industry Courses for Coaches, Officials and Committee Members

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is offering three free industry courses in October and November for coaches, officials and committee members.

ASC Presenter Facilitator Training Course – Wednesday evenings, 10 and 17 October 2018

The ASC Presenter Facilitator Training Course is a well-established course designed to produce high-quality presenters/facilitators of coach and official education programs for all sports. The course is also suitable for sports administrators whom presenting and/or facilitating is an essential skill. For further information and to register: https://tickets.evnto.com.au/Z9QCMM/asc-presenter-facilitator-training-course

 
 
Managing Conflict and Difficult People Course – Wednesday evening, 24 October 2018
 
The perfect course for coaches, officials and committee members whom want to learn more about managing and preventing conflict in sport. This is a new course that has booked out quickly upon its first offerings. 98% of participants recommend this course. For further information and to register: https://tickets.evnto.com.au/GIMATO/managing-conflict-and-difficult-people-course-leederville-1
 
 
ASC Assessor Training Course - Wednesday evenings, 31 October and 7 November 2018
 
The ASC Assessor Training Course is designed to assist assessors improve their skills in planning the assessment process, assessing competence, developing assessment tools and reviewing and validating assessment. For further information and to register: https://tickets.evnto.com.au/ORGJT4/asc-assessor-training-course
 
 
Places are limited. The courses are all FREE and will be delivered at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries office, 246 Vincent Street Leederville WA 6107.
 
Courses are being offered as part of the Learning and Development Strategy 2018-20 and Every Club program.

Results Night 3 of Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships

That’s a wrap! Final night of results from Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships can be found here.  Tonight we presented the Metro Winter Shield to UWA West Coast, and the Regional Winter Shield to Peel Aquatic.  The Winter Shield is presented to the top scoring Metro and Regional Clubs based on a combination of points achieved at this weekend’s SWA State Open championships as well as the SWA State Age championships which were held two weeks ago.  Congratulations to both clubs.  

Results Night 2 Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships

Read the results here for Night 2 of Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships.

Results Night 1 Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships

Click here for the results of Night 1 of Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships.

Swimming WA Open SC State Championships on this weekend

The Swimming WA Open State Short Course Championships start tomorrow night at HBF Stadium.  Read about this event here.

2018 Swimming WA Conference

The 2018 Swimming WA Conference is fast approaching.

With the event just 4 weeks away, Swimming WA is excited to release the KEYNOTE speakers for the day!

The event is shaping up to a informative development event for all Clubs. To read more and learn how your Club could optimise some of the exciting opportunities we have on offer.

Click here to read the update. 

Message from the CEO - Sept

 

 

SWA Short Course Season Charging Along!

Whilst outside the month of August was very wet and cold, the quality of swimming during the 2018 SWA Short Course Season was nothing short of ‘red hot’. The 2018 State Age Short Course Championships attracted an enormous field and saw two days of high quality racing. Sixty-four (64) records were broken over the two days of competition which is a testimony to the hard work of the Club coaches, athletes and officials. Congratulations to you all.

This month will see the 2018 SWA State Open Championships and the Junior State Short Course Championships staged. If you are yet to register, I encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

The WA Team, which was announced on Sunday 26 August, will compete at the 2018 State Teams Championships in Canberra. A team of forty-one (41) athletes underneath the guidance of Head Coach Will Scott will represent the State and we have high expectations. Best of luck to our Team! 

This month will also see the Kimberley Open Short Course Championships take place in Broome and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the hosts, Broome Swimming Club, the very best for that Championship.

Our Sponsors will be getting together for their annual workshop on Friday 14 September so any Sponsors, Official Suppliers or Event Partners that have yet to register, please contact Lydia Badoer to ensure you are represented.

I’d like to also acknowledge our Bronze level sponsor, HHG Legal, who are hosting a wine and cheese tasting night this Thursday at their facilities for commercial partners of SWA.

September is a month where our Membership is finalised and again I remind our Members that you have until Monday 1 October 2018 to renew your membership for the 2018/19 season.

Finally, the SWA Conference is on Saturday 6 October where we will unveil the brand new SWA 2019 – 2024 Strategic Plan. We are hoping that all Clubs will be in attendance and are asking Clubs to make arrangements for at least a Committee Member to be there so you can be part of what promises to be a special day.

SWA Life Member nominations also close on Friday 7 September, so if you haven’t done so yet please take the time to nominate someone from within your local area who deserves to be acknowledged with SWA Life Membership.

Looking forward to an exciting September! Best wishes,

Darren Beazley 
Chief Executive Officer 
Swimming WA 

 

 


 

Click on the links below to watch our CEO Monthly message:

September 2017 

October 2017

December 2017

February 2018

March 2018

Goldfields Splash 2018

SWA CEO,  Darren Beazley with the amazing Team from the Kambalda Swimming Club. Great night by all at the Kambalda SC Dinner.

SWA CEO Darren Beazley and Country Swimming DO Tristan Wood have been traveling to various parts of the Goldfields to meet with Clubs and volunteers who are preparing for a huge summer of swimming
 
Goldfields Regional Coordinator Alison Sargant and DLGSC’s Erin Bond have had significant input into the new Goldfields Regional strategy for 2018/19.
 
“This is swimming heartland and the past few days have been wonderful in determining how to build the size of our Clubs in Esperance, Norseman, Kambalda and Kalgoorlie. The Goldfields Regional Committee have a very clear plan for the summer and with SWA providing a resource based in Kalgoorlie for the start of summer, I am confident we achieve real growth” said SWA CEO Darren Beazley.
 

SWA CEO, Darren Beazley and CSDO, Tristan Wood with Louise Billinghurst and members of the Kalgoorlie Swimming Club Committee at the Goldfields Splash Launch held at the beautiful Goldfields Oasis.

 

Goldfields Splash is a collaboration of the aquatics sports to provide opportunities for the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community to try different aquatic sports and is supported by the Department Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

29th Aug - 9th Sept!

Goldfields Oasis Aquatic Centre is set to come alive with a  FREE Come & Try week in any of the aquatic sports

 

Learn to Race – Junior Swim Clinics

Time: 9am – 11am
Date: Saturday 1st September

Come down and practise your racing skills past Australia Dolphins Head Coach, Leigh Nugent. Do you enjoy racing your friends? Do you love being in the water? Would you like to polish your dive and turns? If so, then come on down to our Learn to Race – Junior Swim Clinic! 

All current and new Kalgoorlie swimming members are also welcome. We strongly encourage all Junior Excellence achievers to attend. 

Hosted by the Swimming WA and supported by the Kalgoorlie Swimming Club.

Email contact: Tristan.wood@wa.swimming.org.au sign up below

SIGN UP

 

Swimming WA 2018 State Short Course Team Announced

The Swimming WA 2018 State Short Course Team has been announced, including swimmers, technical officials and coaches.  This team will compete at the Australian State Teams Championships being held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra during the first week of October. Congratulations to all.  Click here for the team list.

Results of the Swimming WA State Age SC Championships

For all of the results from the weekend’s Swimming WA State Age Short Course Championships, please click here.

2018 SWA State Short Course Championships

 
2018 SWA State Short Course Championships Underway!
 
A packed HBF Stadium has seen a huge start to the 2018 SWA State Short Course Championships. The 50m  freestyle events saw some quick times with Joshua Edwards-Smith (UWSC), Alexandra Ho (WCA) and Kate Harrison (SHLD) taking out the gold medals in their first event of the day. SWA CEO Mr. Darren Beazley opened the Championships and paid tribute to Western Australian coaches;
 
“This is a big Championship which has almost half of SWA Clubs represented. This year’s Championship has attracted many more swimmers than last year and that is due to two (2) factors. Firstly, our membership continues to swell right across the State and due to the hard work of our Club Committees, Techncial Officials and volunteers. The second is our Coaches. I spoke to several on pool deck this morning and their enthusiasm and commitment has "rubbed off" on their athletes who have kept swimming during the winter and are now in wonderful condition to have a crack at making the State Team. It is terrific to work with professional and dedicated people such as the current crop of WA coaches.
 
I can’t wait to see the final WA Team to compete at the 2018 State Teams Championship in Canberra in early October, when it is announced tomorrow night” he said.
 
The Age Championships are beginning to unearth some emerging talent, so get down to HBF Stadium today to tomorrow to see The Best in The West in action!!

Swimming WA Annual General Meeting NOTICE

 

Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (Incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1987) Trading as Swimming WA

  • Board Director Nomination Form: HERE
  • EOI Committee Nomination Form: HERE
  • Patron and Vice Patron Nomination Form: HERE
  • Life Membership Nomination Form: HERE

 

Please register your interest in attending 2018 AGM 
via Email waswim@wa.swimming.org.au or 
Phone (08) 9328 4599
 

 

NOTICE TO SWIMMING WA MEMBERS

In accordance with section 14.1(b) of the Constitution of Swimming WA, notice is given of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. trading as Swimming WA (SWA), to be held at;

Venue:             Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre

                        UWA Business School
                        Hackett Drive
                        Crawley

Date:                Saturday 6th October 2018

Time:               11:00am – 12:00noon

To ensure that your Club is eligible to vote, please confirm that it has affiliated with SWA for the 2018/19 season and nominated a delegate for 2018/19 to represent your Club at the AGM. Only Clubs affiliated with SWA for the 2018/19 Season and have complied with section 5.1.2.1(d) of the SWA Constitution are eligible to vote.

Please note that Club affiliation and the registration of your Club delegate must be completed and received by Swimming WA by 1:00pm Friday 21st September 2018 to ensure eligibility to vote.

 

Positions to be Elected;

SWA Board      Two (2) Directors (3 year Term)

There are two (2) positions of SWA Director to be filled at the election to be conducted at the upcoming Annual General Meeting. The following Directors Terms expire at this year’s AGM and they have indicated that they will not be seeking re-election;

 

In relation to the nomination process, all registered Financial Members of Member Associations are eligible to be nominated. As such, it is requested that this notice be disseminated amongst the Member Association’s eligible Members as soon as possible.

 

Positions to be Appointed;

SWA Board                                          Two (2) Elected Directors (3 year Term)

Positions to be Ratified; 

SWA Honorary Positions                       Patron (Mrs. Gina Rinehart)

                                                          Vice Patron (Mr. Peter Katsambanis)

 

Nominations for Elected Board Director;

Documentation is enclosed in respect of nominations for elected positions on the SWA Board.

Nominations for the elected position/s close 5:00pm Friday 14th September 2018 and must be delivered to, or received by mail at the Swimming WA office by that date; 

Attention: The Chief Executive Officer

Swimming WA
Beatty Park Leisure Centre
220 Vincent Street, North Perth, WA, 6006

 Or

Attention: The Chief Executive Officer

Swimming WA
PO Box 205

Leederville, WA, 6903

Nominations, which can only be submitted on the correct form(s), must be signed and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Darren Beazley and must include a CV of the nominee.

Late nominations cannot be accepted.

 

Nominations for SWA Life Membership;

Documentation is enclosed once more with respect of nominations for the appointment of SWA Life Membership. These documents were distributed previously on Friday 10th August 2018.

Nominations for Life Membership close 5.00pm Friday 7th September 2018 and must be delivered to, or received by mail at, the SWA office, Beatty Park Leisure Centre, Vincent Street, North Perth by that date. Nominations, which can only be submitted on the correct form(s), must be signed and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer.

Mailed nominations should be addressed to PO Box 205, Leederville, WA 6903, to be received before the closing date.

Late nominations cannot be accepted.

 

Expressions of Interest for SWA Board Committees and Operational Committees (Committees of the CEO);

Under the SWA Constitution Section 32, SWA Board Committees will be appointed rather than elected. Documentation is enclosed for expressions of interest for the SWA Board and SWA Operational Committees. The Term of appointments will be two (2) years. The SWA Board has the power to create additional Committees, but at minimum these committees must include;

 

The Terms of Reference for each Committee is available on the SWA website under the tab marked ‘About Us’ – ‘SWA Board and Committees’. The SWA Board will consider all expressions of interest for the SWA Board Committees and make the necessary appointments.

Expressions of interest must be received no later than 5:00pm Friday 14th September 2018.

Late expressions of interest cannot be accepted.

 

Voting Method;

In accordance with SWA Constitution Section 23, Clause 23.2 (e);

“If the number of nominations received for the Board is equal to the number of vacancies to be filled or if there are insufficient nominations to fill all vacancies on the Board, then those nominated shall only be duly elected”.

Should there be more than two (2) nominations for the vacant Elected Director positions, SWA Constitution Section 23, Clause 23.2 (f) shall apply;

“If the number of nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, a secret ballot shall be taken in such usual and proper manner as provided by the Constitution and By Laws.”

In that eventuality, the SWA Board has determined that votes will be received by, and counted by, an independent third party and it has appointed Elections Australia Pty Ltd. to manage the online voting process.

The Agenda for the 2018 AGM, voting instructions, and relevant papers, will be distributed by 5:00pm Friday 21st September 2018. Electronically completed ballot papers must be registered with Elections Australia Pty Ltd. (as per instructions yet to be distributed), by no later than 12 noon Friday 5th October 2018. No other method of voting is acceptable.

Please have your Club Delegate Register with the SWA Membership Department no later than 1:00pm Friday 21st September 2018. I look forward to your attendance at the 2018 AGM.

Your sincerely,

Darren Beazley
Chief Executive Officer

 

Short Course State Age Championships on this Weekend

Short Course State Age Championships on this Weekend
 
Swimming in Western Australia has been “Red Hot” during the cold and wet winter months. This weekend 491 swimmers from 40 Clubs throughout Western Australia aged between 12 – 18 years will be competing at the Swimming WA State Age Short Course Championships.

Held at HBF Stadium, this two-day Championships consists of 96 events is a highlight on the swimming calendar for school-aged swimmers and their Clubs as swimmers battle it out to be crowned Age Champion of the state.

As a result of performances at this meet, swimmers will also be chosen to represent WA at the State Team Championships who travel to Canberra to compete against the best that Australia has to offer in October.

Darren Beazley, CEO of Swimming WA said that ‘this meet grows in popularity each year, and this year is our largest number of entries – showing the growth of our sport in the younger generation’.

‘Our WA swimmers have been training hard throughout the winter months and we look forward to a number of personal bests being recorded and State Age Short Course records being challenged this weekend’.

Live results will be available via meet mobile, and the below link. Updates will be provided on the Swimming WA website and social media throughout the weekend.

www.wa.swimming.org.au

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For further information please contact:
Naomi Quinlivan
Candy Stripe Public Relations
Mobile: 0408 598 977
Email: naomi@candystripepr.com.au

Impressive Performance by WA Swimmers at Para Pan Pacs In Cairns

IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE BY WA SWIMMERS AT PARA PAN PACS IN CAIRNS

Four WA Swimmers were part of the Australian Dolphins Swim Team competing at the Para Pan Pacs in Cairns this week.This team finished at the top of the medal tally competing against other Para-swimming powerhouses USA, Canada, Japan as well as four strong swimming nations - Brazil, New Zealand, Singapore and Costa Rica.

The four WA swimmers and their results were:

Silver: Men 100 Fly (S10) Bronze: Men 100 Free (S10)

4th Womens 50 Free (S10)

The team finished with 94 total medals, 43 GOLD, 30 SILVER and 21 BRONZE. Some other im- pressive facts about the team was that:

 

CEO of Swimming WA Darren Beazley said ‘the performances by the Para-swimming team com- peting in Cairns was outstanding and the perfect preparation for the swimmers as they start their journey to Tokyo 2020. We were particularly proud of our WA swimmers, and full credit must go to their coaches and clubs who assisted these swimmers to prepare for this important meet’.

For further information please contact: Naomi Quinlivan
Candy Stripe Public Relations Mobile: 0408 598 977
Email: naomi@candystripepr.com.au

Download the pdf here.

Vorgee New Swimwear Supplier to WA Swimming

Swimming WA is proud to announce a new three-year partnership with leading Australian owned swimwear and aquatics company Vorgee.

Since 2005 Vorgee has assisted swimmers from those getting into a pool for the first time through to the competitive swimmer through the provision of high quality swimming products and swim gear. 

Darren Beazley, CEO of Swimming WA stated “Swimming WA is thrilled to be working together with Vorgee, one of Australia’s leading and most preferred aquatic brands. Through this partnership we will be able to provide our 85 Member Clubs across WA with specialist swimwear and swim products, as well as provide the WA State swimming teams with high quality swimwear for the next 3 years.

The team at Swimming WA were lucky enough to be provided with a demonstration and training of all Vorgee products by Vorgee Brand Ambassador Matt Welsh - a former Olympic swimmer, and we look forward to passing this information onto our members.”

John Vorgias, Managing Director of Team Vorgee said “we are very excited about this meaningful and positive partnership, and look forward to working closely with the WA swimming community. This is a particularly significant relationship coming on top of a number of other National and International Partnerships that Brand Vorgee has entered into over the past season, confirming the status of the Australian owned Brand with swimmers at alllevels.”

Visit https://vorgee.comfor additional information about the swimwear and aquatic company.

www.wa.swimming.org.au

 

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For further information please contact: Naomi Quinlivan

Candy Stripe Public Relations Mobile: 0408 598 977

Email: naomi@candystripepr.com.au

 

Download the PDF here.

 

Swimming WA Nominations For Life Membership Now Open!

Dear Club Committee Members,
 
I am pleased to advise that Swimming WA Life Membership nominations are now open -  Friday August 10, 2018. All clubs are encouraged to consider a worthwhile nominee from their Club or Region, who has made an enduring and influential impact to swimming in Western Australia. I am sure you agree that there are many swimming participants, administrators, officials and volunteers who invest a lot of time and effort for the betterment of the sport and it’s stakeholders.
 
I now invite you to Click here to download the relevant nomination forms. 
 
Please ensure submissions of nominees are completed and lodged with Swimming WA, prior to 5.00pm Friday 7th September 2018.

I request you take the time to nominate someone worthy of this accolade as the Association would love to award Life Membership to a deserving nominee at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday 6th October, 2018.  
 
We look forward to your nomination/s and celebrating the recognition of our many committed Swimming WA Members.
 
Best regards,
 
Ryan Dye
Membership & Merchandise Manager

Download the form here

 

Important update - SWA SC Rookie Meet

Important update.

The SWA SC Rookie Meet on Saturday the 11th of August is to be postponed until Saturday the 29th of September.

Why we are postponing this event?
Unfortunately we did not receive the minimum numbers needed to run this event at this time. It's never an easy decision to make and postponing it until the 29th of September allows time to obtain the numbers required.

Will you get a refund?
Absolutely! We have activated the return of any payments made back into your account. Please check that you've received this over the next few days.

Do you need to re-register?
YES. If you want the compete on the new date, you will need to register for this event, please click on the sign up link below.

Register for Saturday 29th of September
The 2018 Swimming WA Short Course Rookie Meet will be held at HBF Arena, Joondalup on Saturday 29th of September. This meet is a great opportunity for new swimmers to compete at their first meet, or for our rookie members to have a go in a short meet with a more relaxed environment.

Sign up here

Questions regarding the meet can be directed to Swimming WA by emailingwaswim@wa.swimming.org.au or by calling  (08) 9328 4599

 

Results of Short Course Qualifying Meet # 2

For all of the results from the weekend’s Short Course Qualifying Meet # 2 at HBF Stadium please click here.

New Sponsorship Deal with 2XU

2XU have joined the Swimming WA family with a new sponsorship deal over 3 years.  Read about this new deal here.

Teams Named for Pan Pacs in Tokyo and Para Pan Pacs in Cairns

Find out here who are the athletes travelling to the Pan Pacs in Tokyo and Para Pan Pacs in Cairns.

Pan Pacs.  Para Pan Pacs

WA Swimmers at 2018 Pan Pacs Trials

WA Swimmers will be competing this weekend at the trials.  Click here for the list of athletes and the live link to results.

Results of Short Course Qualifying Meet 1

Click here for the results of the Short Course Qualifying Meet 1, held at HBF Stadium over the weekend.

WA Swimming Legend Receives OAM

Congratulations to WA Swimming Legend Lyn McKenzie who was recently awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) during the Queen’s Birthday Honours.  Read about Lyn's award here.

Last Chance to Enter SC Qualifying Meet # 1

Today is the last chance to enter in Swimming WA Short Course Qualifying Meet #1. Taking place 23-24 June at HBF Stadium, this is a great opportunity for swimmers to gain qualifying times for short course championship meets later in the season while also refreshing short course skills in a competitive environment against a strong field. Click here to place your entries before 10:00pm tonight.

 

WA Youth Swimmers, Coaches and TO's Attending International Event

WA Youth Swimmers, Coaches and TO's will be going to the 2018 Oceania Swimming Championships at the end of the month.  Read about this event here.

Pilbara Region Development Weekend

In partnership with Swimming WA and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Northern Region (Pilbara) Swimming Association is hosting a series of Development workshops in South Hedland this weekend.  Read about this event here.

Brianna Throssell Named WA Westpac 2018 Swimmer of the Year for the third time

Congratulations to Brianna Throssell who won the 2018 Westpac Swimmer of the Year for the third time.  To read about the other winners from the 2018 Westpac Swimmer of the Year awards that were held tonight, please click here.  For a full list of the nominations and the winners click here.

Westpac 2018 Swimmer of Year Event Almost here

Tomorrow night we will be announcing all of the winners from the 2017/18 Season in front of a crowd of more than 300.  We cannot wait to announce our latest inductee into Swimming WA Hall of Fame - our 58th!  New this year is the announcement of two swimmers into the Hall of Legends.  This new category recognises outstanding swimming performances at an international level. Their performances are deemed to have inspired the nation and to have established the name of the athlete, their State and their country on the world stage.  We wonder who this will be?  Don’t forget to visit the silent auction items as we have some amazing prizes for the guests.   Keep up to date with all of the winners via our social media and use #SOTY2018.

Volunteers Play a Vital Role at Swimming WA

Volunteers play a vital role to the sport of swimming.  Read more about our valued volunteers here.

WA Swimmers Selected in Australian Junior Open Water Team

Congratulations to two Perth City Swimming Club team members who have just been announced in the Australian Junior Open Water Swim Team.  Read more about this news here.

WestSwim Lakelands Now Open

Swimming WA’s brand new facility WestSwim Lakelands is now open to the public.  The dedicated learn to swim facility was officially opened by Swimming WA Patron Mrs Gina Rinehart on Saturday morning.  Mrs Rinehart was joined by Mr Andrew Hastie MP, the Hon. David Templeman MLA, City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams, CEO of Swimming Australia Leigh Russell, Swimming WA Board members and other organisations involved in the planning and construction of the building.

Bookings and enquiries can be made via WestSwim Lakelands website or facebook page.

Swimming WA launches Annual Appeal for Swimming WA Foundation

Swimming WA launches their annual appeal for their Foundation.  Click here to read about how you can donate.

Swimming WA to open Purpose Built Learn to Swim Facility

Swimming WA is opening a purpose built learn to swim facility in Lakelands, Mandurah.  Read all about it here.

WA Youth Swimmers and Coaches Announced in Australian Teams

Congratulations to the WA Youth Swimmers and Coaches who were recently announced in Australian Teams.  Read who these swimmers and coaches are here.

Nominations Announced for 2018 Westpac Swimmer of the Year

Congratulations to all of the nominated individuals for the 2018 Westpac Swimmer of the year.  For a list of the the nominations please click here.  Hurry tickets are selling fast to this event - buy your tickets here: https://tickets.evnto.com.au/NQSCYC/westpac-swimming-of-the-year-2018

 

Tuart Hill Swimming Club awarded Scarborough Beach Pool Home Club

Congratulations to Tuart Hill Swimming Club who have been chosen to be the Home Club at Scarborough Beach Pool.  Read more about this exciting appointment here.

2018/2019 Club Affiliation Booklet out Now

The 2018/19 Membership Affiliation Package is now available.  Visit our Club Resources page for this booklet, as well as a memo to all clubs about the booklet.  Click here.

Nominations for Westpac Club of the Year now Open

The nominations for Westpac Champion Club of the Year are now open. To nominate please complete your club nomination here. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/L7CG55L)  The winning Champion Metropolitan and Regional Club will be presented at the 2018 Westpac Swimmer of the Year Awards. The winning Clubs will receive a trophy and $1000 in prize money.  Nominations close on Friday 4 May 5pm WST.  

Aqua Technics Athlete Travel Scholarship for WA Swimmer Announced

Aqua Technics Athlete Travel Scholarship to WA Swimmer Announced.  Read about the award winner here

WA Swimmers Shine at Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Read all about the golden performance of our WA Swimmers at the recent Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast here.

Member nominations closing this Friday 20 April

Attention members! Don’t forget that nominations close this Friday 20 April at 5pm WST for the following awards: * SWA Hall of Fame * SWA Technical Official of the Year * SWA Volunteer of the Year Find the nomination forms on our website : https://wa.swimming.org.au/page.php?id=63 Any enquiries please contact Sophie Godfrey via email sophie.godfrey@wa.swimming.org.au or phone 9328 4599.

Results of Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships

Results from Hancock Prospecting Junior Championships held this weekend at HBF stadium can be found here.

Swimming WA Welcomes New Vice Patron

Swimming WA Welcomes Peter Katasambanis as their new Vice Patron.  Read all about this appointment here.

Junior Long Course Championships on this weekend

Hancock Prospecting Junior Long Course Swimming Championships are on this weekend.  Read about this event here.

Swimming WA welcomes Expo Group as Official Supplier

Swimming WA welcomes Expo Group as our official print supplier.  Read about our new 3 year agreement here.

 

WA athletes shine at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast!

 

Just over half way through the meet and already we have seen some incredible success from WA swimmers over at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast! 

Brianna Throssell (UWA West Coast, coach Mick Palfery) will swim for Gold tonight in the 200m Butterfly, while Holly Barratt (Rockingham, coach Will Scott) performed strongly to get her in the semi finals of the 50m Butterfly. 

Tune into Channel 7 at 5.30pm tonight to see the girls swim or check out Swimming WA's Facebook page for more updates. 

Check out the website on Wednesday for a complete wrap of all of WA's achievement's in the pool.

Results of SunSmart City vs Country Meet

Results of SunSmart City vs Country Meet that was held at HBF Stadium on 31/3 - 1/4 can be found here.

Westpac South West Spirit Swimming Carnival Coming to Bunbury

The Westpac South West Spirit Swimming Carnival is coming to Bunbury.  To find out more about this event, click here

Results of the final Round of the Open Water Swim Series and the Overall Winners

Results of the final round of the Open Water Swim Series in the Swan River, and the overall winners can be found here.

Results of SunSmart Last Chance Meet

Results of the SunSmart Last Chance Meet at HBF Stadium yesterday can be found here.

North West Open Underway

The 2018 North West Open got underway on Friday evening in lovely warm Karratha. Ten Clubs have converged on the magnificent Karratha Leisureplex with over 230 swimmers taking part in the three day Meet.

Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley and County Swimming Coordinator Tristan Wood were in attendance to meet with Pilbara Regional Committee Members and with DSR representatives.

Mr Beazley also spoke at the opening ceremony and emphasized the importance of Club Coaches and programmes that attract and retain people in the sport. “The Pilbara has a proud history of swimming. I was thrilled to see small Clubs such as Wickham, Pannawonica and Parraburdoo here today. The local swimming Club is the corner stone for North West towns such as these. It was great to see the Broome Barracudas, Carnarvon and Exmouth participate in the Open. I’d like to congratulate Alison Uren and the Karratha Committee for their hard work in getting the Open underway. Our thanks to Pilbara Coordinator Lisa Parker from the Newman Swimming Club on her hard work this year.”

The Open concludes at noon tomorrow.  Pictured is Karratha Swimming Club President Alison Ure and some of her team.

Memorial Award to Honour Perth Businessman Ben Beale

Our long time supporter Aqua Technics have just announced memorial scholarships and awards in honour of Ben Beale.  Read all about this announcement here

SunSmart City vs Country Meet is on Again

SunSmart City vs Country Challenge at HBF Stadium is on Saturday 31 March - Sunday 1 April 2018. Swimmers will represent the region their club resides in (Metro North, Metro South, Country), plus there is also a team visiting from Asia who will make up the 4th region. Medals will be presented to the top three finishers in each event with Swimmer of the Meet trophies going to the top point scorers in each age group across the weekend. All registered athletes receive a free t-shirt and swim cap. Register now via https://www.myswimresults.com.au/Entries.aspx?MeetID=AUS%7C3748.

 

Tickets still available for Westpace Women in Sport Lunch

There are still tickets available to the Westpac Women in Sport Luncheon on 21 March 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Perth from 12 noon.  Guest speaker will be Samantha Bloom.  Also farewell four WA swimmers as they head to the Commonwealth Games next month.  Tickets available here : https://tickets.evnto.com.au/OEXIDP/2018-westpac-women-in-sport

 

Footage from Open Water Swim at Shorehaven

Thanks to Peet Ltd for creating this footage from Round 9 of the Open Water Swim Series.  Click here to view.

Swimming WA Hall of Fame Nominations Open

(Eamon Sullivan and Rachel Harris)

The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (Swimming WA) today opened the nomination process for the 2018 Hall of Fame induction. The Swimming WA Hall of Fame compromises of fifty seven (57) greats of Western Australian swimming including:

                        Eamon Sullivan           (2016 Inductee)

                        Adam Lucas                (2011 Inductee)

                        Jen Reilly                    (2011 Inductee)

                        Lyn McClements          (2008 Inductee)

                        Bill Kirby OAM             (2008 Inductee)

                        Todd Pearson OAM       (2008 Inductee)

                        Neil Brooks                 (2008 Inductee)                      

Veteran coach from Thornlie Swimming Club George Brown was honoured for his contribution to multi-class swimming when he became the 57th inductee into the Hall of Fame last year.

Nominations are open to athletes who have been retired for at least 3 years, Technical Official, Coaches and Administrators.

Also opening today is the Swimming WA Volunteer of the Year and Technical Official of the Year nominations.

Winners of these prestigious awards will be announced at the 2018 Westpac Swimmer of the Year Awards to be held Saturday 26 May 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Perth. These awards recognise significant and enduring contribution to the sport of swimming across Western Australia.  Also announced that evening will be the Swimming WA Coach of the Year, Open Water Swimmer of the Year and Multi-Class Swimmer of the Year. 

Nominations are due by COB Friday 20 April 2018 to Swimming WA.
 

All of the nomination forms can be found here.

For further information about the nomination process please contact:
Sophie Godfrey
Membership Officer
Swimming WA
Office: (08) 9328 4599
Email: sophie.godfrey@wa.swimming.org.au

 

Final Round of Open Water Swim Series

Round 11 in the Swan River is the final Round in the Open Water Swim Series.  Read all about the event here

WAIS seeks Assistant Coach

 

 

Expression of Interest

Assistant Coach – Swimming

Challenge High Performance Training Centre

 

The Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) has an opportunity for a Swimming Coach to join a World Class Sports Institute.

 

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified Swim Coaches to provide Assistant Coaching to the WAIS Challenge HPTC.

 

The successful candidate will work with the Head Coach to enable a high performance training environment focussing on fast-tracking the development of the athletes in the program.

 

To be considered for this position, the following experience is required;

 

The position will be between 0.7 and 1.0FTE depending on applicant suitability, available for a May 2018 start with a contract period to December 2020. Salary for this position is Level 5, $65 702 (1.0FTE equivalent).

 

For further information please contact Michael Broadbridge, Performance Team Director – Technical Sports mbroadbridge@wais.org.au .

 

Interested applicants are required to complete and return the “Expression of Interest” form to recruitment@wais.org.au

 

Expressions of Interest close on Friday 30th March 2018

 

For a position description please click here

 

For expressions of interest please click here

ASCTA Convention is coming up soon!

 

 

The ASCTA Convention begins in Brisbane on 3-6 May 2018. 

 

Click here to see the schedule for the convention. 

 

For more information on the conference please click here. 

Optus Junior Dolphins Super Carnival

We are running an Optus Junior Dolphins Super Carnival on 24 March - find out more about this FREE event here.

 

Swimming WA Festival of Swimming a Huge Success

On the weekend more than 2000 swimmers were in the water for the Festival of Swimming.  Read all about this here.

Results of the Open Water Swim Series Round 10 at Mandurah

Read all the results from Round 10 of the Open Water Swim Series at Mandurah Town Beach here.

Results of 2018 Country Pennants

Results of 2018 SunSmart Country Pennants can be found here

Aquajets Swimming Club Winners of Division D SunSmart 2018 Club Championships

Congratulations to Aquajets Swimming Club who were the winners of D Division of the 2018 SunSmart Club Championships at HBF.  For all of the results click here

Riverton Aquanauts win Division C of SunSmart Club Championships

 

Congratulations to the coaches and swimmers at Riverton Aquanauts for winning Division C of SunSmart Club Championships. The remaining places as follows : Thornlie, Kwinana, Lesmurdie Legends, and Victoria Park.

Tuart Hill Swimming Club Wins B Division of 2018 SunSmart Club Championships

Congratulations to the coaches and swimmers from Tuart Hill Swimming Club who won the B Division of the 2018 SunsSmart Club Championships.  Remaining places as follows: South Lake Dolphins, Perth City, Westside Christchurch Aquatic, Central Aquatic, All Saints, Western Spirit and Riverside. 

UWA-West Coast wins A Division of 2018 SunSmart Club Championships

Congratulations to the coaches and swimmers from UWA-West Coast who won the A Division of the 2018 SunSmart Club Championships at HBF Stadium.  Remaining places were : St Hildas Swim Club, Breakers Inc, Southside Penrhos Wesley, South Shore Swim Club, Guildford Kalamunda, Rockingham and Arena. 

WA Swimming Club Championships on this Weekend

WA Swimming Club Championships are on this weekend. Read all about this event here.

Celebrate the Birth Of Open Water Swimming in WA

Read all about Life Member of Swimming WA Kevin Holtom and the birth of open water swimming in WA here.

WA Club Premierships Round 10 Open Water Swimming Series at Mandurah

Read all about Round 10 of the Open Water Swim Series at Mandurah Town Beach here

Come and Try Swim Event for All Abilities

Read all about the Multi Class Come and Try Event that is happening on 25 February at UWA Aquatic Centre here

Rottnest Open Water Swim just for Kids

Read all about “Champs of the Bay” event here

Results of SunSmart End of Summer Sensation - Day 2

Read the results from Day 2 of SunSmart End of Summer Sensation event here

Results of SunSmart End of Summer Sensation - Day 1

Read all of the results from Day 1 SunSmart End of Summer Sensation here 

Swimming WA to Host Women in Sport Lunch Event

Read here about the Westpac Women in Sport Luncheon on March 21 featurng guest speaker Samantha Bloom.

Results of Round 9 Open Water Swim Series at Shorehaven Beach

Read all of the results of Round 9 of the Open Water Swim Series at Shorehave Beach here

Shorehaven Beach to host Round 9 of Open Water Swim Series

Shorehaven Beach will host Round 9 of Open Water Swim Series this Sunday.  Read about this event here

Results of Round 8 Open Water Swim Series at Rockingham Beach

For the results of Round 8 of Open Water Swim Series at Rockingham Beach, click here

Results of SunSmart Sprint Championships

Read all of the results from today’s SunSmart Sprint Championships here

WA Swimming Sprinters to Compete this Weekend

WA's Best Sprinters will be competing this weekend.  Read about this event here

Calm Waters of Rockingham to Host Round 8 of Open Water Swim Series

Rockingham Beach to host Round 8 of Open Water Swim Series - read about this event here

WA Open Water Swimmers Shine at National Championships

Read all about WA open water swimmers performance at the National Open Water Swimming Championships here

Record Number of Swimmers Took Part in Australia Day Sorrento Open Water Swim

Read all about the 1110 plus swimmers who took part in Round 7 of Open Water Swim Series at Sorrento Beach on Australia Day here.

Sorrento Australia Day Swim on track to Set New Record

Sorrento Australia Day Swim on Track to Set New Record.  Read all about this swim here

WA Swimmers Throw Down the Challenge to East Coast Rivals

Read Media Release here : WA Swimmers Throw Down Challenge to East Coast Rivals

Results of Night Three of Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships

Results and highlights of the final night of competition at Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships.

Results Highlights 

 

Results of Night 2 of Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships

Read some of the highlights as well as all of the results from Night 2 of Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships 

Highlights Results

Results from Night 1 of Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships

Results and hightlights of Night 1 of Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships can be found here:

Results Highlights

Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships underway

Follow the live results here of Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships 

Best of WA Swimming on this Weekend

The Hancock Prospecting WA Swimming Championships are on this weekend at HBF Stadium.  Read about this premier swimming event here

Australia Swims Events Coming to Mandurah and Bunbury

Read about Australia Swims events coming to Mandurah and Bunbury this weekend here 

Open Water Swim at Sorrento Beach part of Australia Swims

Open Water Swim at Sorrento Beach part of Australia Swims.  Read all about Round 7 on Australia Day here

Results of Round 6 Open Water Swim at Harvey Dam

Click here to read the results of Round 6 Open Water Swim at Harvey Dam

Results of Day 3 SunSmart Country Championships

Results of SunSmart Country Championships - Day Three 8 January 2018.  Morning Session Afternoon Session

Results for Day 2 SunSmart Country Swimming Championships

Results from Day 2 of SunSmart Country Swimming Championships : Morning Session Afternoon Session

Results of Day 1 of SunSmart Country Championships

Click here for the results of Day 1 SunSmart Country Championships

Results of the SunSmart Long Course Rookie Meet

Click here for all of the results from this mornings SunSmart Long Course Rookie Meet

SunSmart Country Championships also on this weekend

Also on this weekend is the 2018 SunSmart Country Championships at HBF Stadium from 5:30pm on Saturday 6th January 2018 - Monday 8th January in the afternoon.
 
378 athletes from 32 clubs all across Western Australia’s regions will descend on Perth for two and half days of racing where swimmers will represent their clubs and their regions.
 
We cannot wait to see these swimmers in action and see what records will be broken. We will post the live link to the results, as well as updates and images from the meet. Another great spectator event!

SunSmart Long Course Rookie Meet on this weekend

This Saturday from 9am - 2:30pm at HBF Stadium we are hosting the SunSmart Long Course Rookie Meet.
 
This event provides swimmers who are new to the sport with the opportunity to compete against swimmers of a similar level in a fun and non threatening environments helping them transition into competitive swimming.
 
These events are a breeding ground for the next generation of Swimming WA champions and promises to be a great day for all competitors of all ages.
 
The top three swimmers in each race will be recognised, and there will be some enjoyable child friendly entertainment on offer throughout the meet.
 
This year there are a record breaking 316 swimmers registered which is great to see so many new swimmers getting into the spirt.
 
We will be posting some images and a link to the live results on the day via our facebook site.  Come along and support these swimmers.

Harvey Dam open for Open Water Swim Event

Read all about Round 6 of Open Water Swim Series at Harvey Dam here

Results from Round 5 Open Water Swim Series at Mullaloo Beach

Read the summary of the results from Round 5 Open Water Series at Mullaloo Beach here

Open Water Swimming Series Coming to Mullaloo Beach

Final Open Water Swim Series for 2017 is Round 5 Mullaloo Beach.  Read about this event here 

Results from Day 4 of SunSmart State Age Championships

For results of the final night of SunSmart State Age Swimming Championships please click here

Results from Day 3 of SunSmart State Age Championships

Click here for all of the results from Day of the SunSmart State Age Championships 

Results from Day 2 of SunSmart State Age Championships

Day 2 of SunSmart State Age Swimming Championships : There were some exciting racing early in the evening with many of the 100 metre freestyle and breaststroke races going right down to wire.  Congratulations to UWA West Coast 4x 200m Freestyle relay (7:48.12) who smashed a number of state records (Hugh Moran, Robert Bonsall, Joshua Edwards Smith, Rowan Brown). 

For all of the results please click here

Results from Day 1 SunSmart State Age Championships

Results of Day 1 of SunSmart State Age Championships - click here

WA Secures Two National Swimming Championships

WA Secures Two National Swimming Championships.  Read more about these events here

Scarborough Relay Round a New Edition to Open Water Swimming Series

New to Open Water Swim Series - Relay Round at Scarborough Beach - read about this event on 23 December 2017 here

WA State Age Championships on Next Week

Read about next week’s State Age Championships here

Results from Round 4 Open Water Series at Leighton Beach

Read all of the results from Round 4 of the Open Water Swim at Leighton Beach here

Welcome to 3 new faces at Swimming WA

We welcome 3 new faces to the Swimming WA team.  Pictured L-R Tristan, Georgi and Amy.

Amy Perrie : Development Officer

Amy has joined us from an administration role at Scoop Property in Fremantle.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from Murdoch, majoring in Community Development. She has also recently been a volunteer at Inclusion Solutions, a not for profit provider that develops programs that connect peoples at risk of social exclusion and isolation with their own communities.

Amy will be developing and implementing Swimming WA programs, such as the Junior Dolphins within the Perth metro area, as well as working together with clubs, and local governments to support their swimming needs.  Amy will start next week.   

Tristan Wood: Country Swimming Development Officer

Tristan commenced work at Swimming WA last week and has already made an impact with the country clubs that he will be assisting in his new role.  Well known to a number of regional clubs, Tristan has been involved with Swimming for 20 years, as a competitor, technical officer and administrator. He was previously based in Northam, and has a Masters of Engineering. 

Tristan will be the first point of contact at Swimming WA for the regional clubs, and looks forward to being a strong advocate for swimming in country WA.  He will be delivering similar programs developed by Swimming WA as Development Officer Amy. 

Georgi Powers: Club Services Coordinator

Georgi will be joining us on 8 January 2018, after she finalises her position at UWA Uniswim as Lessons Coordinator for both children and adults.  Prior to that she was employed at Shenton College in Student Services.

Georgi has been a national level swimmer and water polo player, and is looking forward to expanding her horizons within Swimming WA. She will be overseeing both Amy and Tristan, as well as working on strategy and stakeholder relations for Swimming WA.

New Patron Announced for Swimming WA

Mrs Gina Rinehart is our new Patron.  Read all about this appointment here

Afternoon results from SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet # 2

More results from this afternoon’s session at the SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet # 2 at HBF Stadium.

Womens 200m Butterfly: 1 Thornton, Tahlia Breakers 2:21.15 2 Burkett, Summer Rockingham 2:26.18 3 Beste, Lily Rockingham 2:29.38

Mens 200m IM: 1 Milligan, Alex U W A West Coast 2:09.05 2 Brown, Nicholas Unattached 2:11.20 3 De Villiers, Tristan 19 Breakers 2:12.28

Womens 400m Freestyle: 1 Cook, Tamsin U W A West Coast 4:21.24 2 Beste, Lily Rockingham 4:34.78 3 Horwood, Jemima U W A West Coast 4:35.45

Mens 50m Freestyle: 1 D'Orsogna, Tommaso U W A West Coast 23.52 2 Brinkworth, Ashton Unattached 23.83 3 Blake, Jonte Kalgoorlie 23.96

Womens 200m Breaststroke: 1 Gastevich, Lauren Arena 2:38.23 2 Edwards, Crystal U W A West Coast 2:45.69 3 Raffelt, Kathryn St Hildas 2:46.23

Mens 200m Backstroke: 1 Thornton, Jay Breakers 2:11.22 2 De Villiers, Tristan Breakers 2:12.78 3 Wilson, Jack Breakers 2:14.91

Womens 400m IM: 1 Beste, Lily Rockingham 5:14.42 2 Shepherd, Kirralee Rockingham 5:24.79 3 Fry, Ellie South Shore 5:25.06

More results from Day 2 of SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet # 2

Some highlights from this morning’s meet at HBF Stadium.  

Mens 200m Freestyle: 1 Roberts, Ben Breakers 1:55.50 2 Bonsall, Robert U W A West Coast 1:58.30 3 Brown, Rowan U W A West Coast 1:58.49 Womens 100m Backstroke:

Good battle between current Australian Dolphins memeber Holly Barratt and up and coming national age champion Thalia Thornton. 1 Barratt, Holly Rockingham 1:03.42 2 Thornton, Tahlia Breakers 1:05.03

Mens 100m Butterfly: Tight battle taken out by Commenwealth Games hopeful Nicholas Brown. 1 Brown, Nicholas Unattached 56.37 2 Purcell, Christopher S S P W 57.65 3 Bradley, Ethan S S P W 58.92

Womens 100m Freestyle: Another strong performance by Jemima Horwood 1 Horwood, Jemima U W A West Coast 57.77 2 Lindsay, Hadley U W A West Coast 58.78 3 Barratt, Holly Rockingham 59.19

Mens 100m Breaststroke: All three looking strong in their non preferred distance, will all be contending for a spot on the Australian Dolphins team in the 200m Breaststroke. 1 Harley, George Breakers 1:03.06 2 Milligan, Alex U W A West Coast 1:04.31 3 Bremer, Lennard U W A West Coast 1:05.12

Results from SunSmart Long Course Qual Meet # 2

Great morning at the SunSmart Long Course Qualifying Meet # 2 at HBF Stadium. Click on this link for the results: http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/WA/17LCQual2/

Some of the highlights: Womens 100m Breaststroke Lauren Gastevich (Arena) blew away the field finishing in a time of 1:11.98. The returning Ashleigh Glover (UWA West Coast) same in second with a time of 1:18.76 and Madeline Parchewsy (UWA West Coast) came third in 1:20.19

Mens 100m Freestyle Christopher Paunich (UWA West Coast) looked impressive in victory recording a time of 52.58 in the fastest heat. Alex Milligan (UWA West Coast) was the suprise packet swimming a time of 53.39 in the early heats to come in second overall.

Womens 200m Freestyle Blair Evans (UWA West Coast) recorded the fastest time, touching the wall in 2:03.19. Great Britan visitor Jazz Carlin finished in 2:04.75 to take second with Hadley Lindsay (UWA West Coast) taking third in 2:07.34

Mens 100m Backstroke Jay Thornton (Breakers) beat out James Hansford (All Saints) in a neck and neck battle, Thornton touched in a time of 1:00.00 beating out Hansford by 0.14 of a second. Tristan DeVillers (Breakers) and TJ Chong Sue (UWA West Coast) were next across the line.

Leighton Beach Ready for Next Open Water Swimming Event

Round 4 of Open Water Swimming is at Leighton Beach.  Read about this event here

UK Olympian to Compete in WA Long Course Qualifying Meet this Weekend

Read all about this weekend's SunSmart Long Course Qualifying meet here

New Competition Policy for Technical/Performance Race Suits

Read about this new policy here that will come info affect on 1 May 2018

Rollo and Weller Crowned State 10km Open Water Swimming Champions

Click here for all of the results of the Open Water Swimming State Championships held today at Champion Lakes. 

3 WA Technical Officers Selected for 2018 Commonwealth Games

Congratulations to some amazing swimming volunteers who have recently been selected as Technical Officials for the Commonwealth Games next year in the Gold Coast. Pictured L-R Kate Reynolds -  UWA- West Coast Swimming Club, Jacqui McNamara - York Swimming Club and Kaye Bolger  - Albany Swim Club. These three ladies have spent countless hours at swimming events - both pool side and open water.  We are very proud of this opportunity and recognition for these ladies who have given so much to the sport.  

State Open Water Championships on this weekend at Champion Lakes

State Open Water Swimming Championships on this weekend.  Read about them here

Swimming WA at Westpac Pilbara Spirit Swimming and Lifesaving Carnival

Last week Swimming WA attended the Westpac Pilbara Spirit Swimming and Lifesaving Carnival 2017 in Port Hedland, along with Royal Lifesaving WA.  7 Schools were invovled including: Strelley Community School, Yandeyarra Remote Community School, Jigaliong Remote Community School, St Cecilia’s Catholic Priomary School, Port Hedland Primary School, Cassia Primary School and South Hedland Primary School. Children collectively travelled more than 900km to the event with a BBQ lunch provided after the water events. Events included mixed swimming and lifesaving events, obstacle races, kick board races, and rescue boat relay.

Results for Round 3 Open Water Swimming event at Coogee Beach

Results for Round 3 Open Water Swim Series at Coogee Beach.  Read here for a summary of the event or click on this link: http://www.openwaterswimming.com.au/ows-news/blog/results-for-round-3-coogee-beach/

 

UWA West Coast Swimming Club Splash and Dash

Read more about UWA-West Coast Swimming Club Splash and Dash on the weekend here

Record Numbers for Busselton Open Water Swim Event

Read about Round 2 at Busselton, including a summary of the results here

Open Water Swimming Coming to Coogee Beach

Round 3 Open Water Swimming Series coming to Coogee Beach on 18 November.  More info here: 

3 Oceans Property and Swimming WA partners for Leighton and Scarborough Open Water Swimming Events

Watch the video here of Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley speaking with 3 Oceans Property Managing Director, Dyno Zhang about their support of 2 events within the Swimming WA Open Water Swim Series.  

Open Water Swim Series Returns to Busselton

The Open Water Swim Series returns to Busselton on 12 November.  Read about this event here

Bunbury Named Australian Swim Club of the year

Congratulations to Bunbury Swimming Club who were awarded by Swimming Australia Optus Club of the Year.  Read more about this fantastic accolade here.  This is a video about the club: https://youtu.be/ZkeWYM4Tkss

 

VALE - William Roy John

Vale former Swimming WA board member William Roy John.  Read about his contribution here

Final Night Results for WA Swimmers at Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Championships

Click here to read the final night of results for WA Swimmers from the Hancock Prospecting Australian Short Course Swimming Champs in Adelaide.  

Progress Summary of WA Swimmers at Short Course Swimming Champs in Adelaide

Click here for a summary of the WA swimmers and what to look out for from 4pm Perth time today.

Expressions of Interest for Scarborough Beach Pool Resident Club

We are seeking Expressions of Interests to be the resident swim club at the soon to be completed Scarborough Beach Pool.  Click here for more information.  

Round 1 of Open Water Swim Series at Cottesloe Postponed

Open Water Swim Series Round 1 at Cottesloe Beach Postponed - read more information here

3 Oceans on Board for Open Water Swim Events

3 Oceans on Board for Open Water Swim Events.  Read more here about the presenting partner of our Leighton and Relay Round at Scarborough Beach open water events. 

WA Swimmers to Compete in Australian Short Court Swimming Championships in Adelaide this weekend

WA Swimmers are competing this weekend at Australian Short Course Swimming Championships in Adelaide.  Read more here

Masters Swimming WA Open Water Swim event

As part of Swimming WA's partnership with Masters Swimming WA, we are pleased to promote their upcoming open water swimming event on 12 November 2017 at Lake Leschenaultia.  Be a part of history by swimming in one of WA's longest running open water swims. All registered swimmers are welcome. Hosted by Maida Vale Masters Swimming Club. Click the link below to sign up:
 
https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=27573
 

SunSmart Long Course Season Opener this weekend

 
SunSmart Long Course Season Opener on this weekend at HBF Stadium.
 
The SunSmart Long Course Season Opener is the first competitive opportunity for Swimming WA members in the 2017/18 Summer Season. A massive turnout of over 600 swimmers will compete in the meet across all age groups.
 
Swimmers will be out to gain qualifying times for Long Course State Championships meets in December (Age) and January (Open) and to get some early season race practice against a competitive field from across the state.
 
The 2017/18 Swimming WA Summer Almanac will be available for sale for $22.00 throughout the weekend. 
 
Results throughout the weekend can be found on the meet mobile app or by visiting this link http://liveresults.swimming.org.au/WA/17LCOpener/

ASB Marketing to be the Official Merchandise Supplier for Swimming WA

ASB Marketing have become our official merchandise supplier.  Read more about their involvement here 

Specialist Swim Coach Session in Karratha

Former Australian Swimming Team Head Coach is visiting Karratha for a swim clinic. DATE:Sunday 22nd October 2017 VENUE: Karratha LeisurePlex TIME: 2:00pm - 5:00pm COST: FREE

Click on the Link to register : www.myswimresults.com.au/CalendarEvent.aspx?ID=AUS|786#Registration

First Round in Open Water Swim Series at Cottesloe Beach

First Round of Open Water Swim Series at Cottesloe Beach.  Read about the event on 28/10 and how you can register here

New Town Toyota Sponsors Swimming WA

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New Town Toyota are our new sponsors.  Read about the sponsorship deal here

Swimming WA Releases 2016/17 Annual Report

2016/17 Annual Report is now available. Click here to read the report.

WA State Team Finishes 4th at Championships in Canberra

WA State team has just returned from State Team Short Course Championships in Canberra.  Read about how they went here.

Swimming WA Junior Short Course Championships

Read the summary of the weekend's Championships here

Swimming WA Junior Short Course Championships on this weekend

Swimming WA Junior Short Course Championships at HBF stadium this weekend.  Come along to watch the amazing talent of our swimmers 12 years and under.  Full results via Meet Mobile App.  

State Team Championships Starts Tonight

State Team Championships Start Tonight - read more about this event and to follow live results click here

Nova 93.7 to Sponsor WA Swimming for 3 Years

Nova 93.7 have become one of the sponsors of Swimming WA. Read more here

Swimmers World WA State Team

WA State Team 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Swimmers World WA State team. Here is the list of team members.  

Read more about WA's wealth of talent representing us at the upcoming national state team champs here.

Day 3 of Short Course Age and Open Swimming Championships

Night 3 of the Short Course Open and Age Championships: There was plenty of action in the pool tonight, and culminated in the announcement of the team to represent WA in Canberra in October.

Did you know that there were 253 records broken over the weekend? In 2016 - 159 records, 2015 - 99 records, 2014 - 91 records and 2013 - 138 records. Fantastic effort from all swimmers involved in these championships.

14 year old Joshua Edwards-Smith from UWA West Coast was a great competitor in the 200 Backstroke, narrowly beating Taj Jones from St Hilda's and Tristan De Villiers from Breakers.

Congratulations to Holly Barratt from Rockingham who took out the 50 m women's freestyle, and Tommaso D'Orsogna from UWA West Coast who won the men's 50m freestyle.  

As expected the UWA West Coast 4 x 100m men's medley was victorious, missing the state record by 0.17 seconds. St Hilda's Swim Club took out the womens 4 x 100m medley relay ahead of UWA West Coast. Swimmers to watch are 13 year old Adriano Todoro from UWA West Coast who broke several records, and 14 year old Tahlia Thornton from Breakers who swam brilliantly to take out the 200m backstroke, breaking several age records.

Congratulations to the following clubs on their overall points achieved over the weekend: Overall winners for Country Club : 106 points Albany Swim Club 166 points Bunbury Swimming Club 182 points Busselton Swimming Club Overal winners for Metropolitan Club : 1065.5 points St Hildas Swim Club 1085 points Breakers Swim Club 1885.5 points UWA - West Coast Swimming Club.

The night was rounded off with the announcement of the swimmers, coaches and officials who will represent the state at the national short course championships in Canberra in October.

LIve link to Results

Keep up with all the live results and see yesterdays results here

Day One of Age/Open Short Course States

Huge day yesterday at the age/open Short Course States with everyone bringing their A game. One to note was the girls 800m events with all medalists averaging a 10 second improvement on their pb! Kirralee Shepherd claimed gold in the girls 13yr event with a 25 second PB . Special mentions to Lily Beste, Chloe Green and Grace Hull for all breaking the 9 minute barrier to claim gold in their age groups. Another mention to Adriano Todoro for breaking the 13yr and under, boys 400m IM WA all time and residential record with an amazing time of 4:46:98! Keep up to date on the YouTube live stream on the Swimming WA channel for all the action today!

 

 

Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series Dates Set

Online Registrations open on 1 September for Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series.  Read media release here

Swimming WA Announces its Annual General Meeting

In accordance with the Swimming WA By-Laws and Constitution, Swimming WA announces its Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Please click here for all the relevant information about the AGM. 

Swimming WA Historical Project Gathering Momentum

The Swimming WA Historical Project is progressing well and this week, members of the Swimming WA Historical Project Committee traveled to Northam to meet with Swimming WA icon Shirley Stephens and members of their Club Committee. 

Click here to read the full story. 

Swimming WA announces Swimmer's World State Team Coaches

Swimming WA is pleased to announce the four (4) Coaches selected for the Swimmer's World State Short Course Team. Click here to read the full announcement.

What to expect at this weekend’s Swimming WA Short Course Challenge

Swimming WA’s “best and brightest” young talent will take to the water this weekend to secure a spot on the Swimmer’s World State Short Course Team heading to Canberra in October. The Swimming WA Short Course Challenge will be held at HBF Stadium from Saturday August 12 to 13 as one (1) of the two (2) trial meets to gain selection onto the State Team.

Swimmers will race timed finals across morning and afternoon sessions each day, with the top swimmers being selected onto the “Shadow Squad”, which will begin preparations for the Swimmer’s World State Short Course Team ahead of final selections following the Swimming WA Open and Age Short Course Championships from September 1 to 3.

Races to Watch

Boys 16 Years and Over 400m Freestyle – Saturday Morning

One of he most anticipated races on Saturday morning will feature 16 year old UWA-West Coast SC distance swimmer Adam Sudlow, coming in as the top seeded swimmer expected to be challenged by Perth City SC’s two (2) time Open Water Swimming National Champion Reilly Kennedy. Not to mention the ever-improving Lachlan Belke from South Lake Dolphins SC, who will be looking to “make his mark” in this event.

Girls 13 to 14 Years 100m Freestyle – Saturday Evening

The 2017 Westpac Junior Swimmer of the Year Kate Harrison from St Hilda’s SC, will take to the pool in one her best events in the 100m Freestyle on Saturday evening. UWA-West Coast SC’s Crystal Edwards will be highly contested for this event as well, as she was a finalist in this event at April’s National Age Championships. Alyssa Burgess will represent Arena SC in what should be a “nail biting” swim.

Boys 13 to 15 Years 100m Butterfly – Saturday Evening

South Shore SC’s Benjamin Wai is coming in as the top seeded swimmer for this race, with hot competition from Kalani Ireland from St Hilda’s SC who took home the bronze medal in this event at April’s National Age Championships. UWA-West Coast’s Sasha Bell will also take to the water in this race, as well as 13 year old National Champion “one to watch” for this race and in the years ahead. 

Girls 15 Years and Over 200m Breaststroke – Sunday Morning

An intriguing battle will take place for this swim as National silver medallist from Arena SC Lauren Gastevich will compete against top seeded St Hilda’s repetitive 20 year old Talara-Jade Dixon. Don’t forget to look out for Guildford Kalamunda SC’s Jade Mann who is a Breaststroke specialist.

Regularly check Swimming WA’s Facebook page throughout the weekend for updates and log into the Meet Mobile App for live results.

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Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley opens highly successful South Shore hosted Club meet

Sunday August 6th saw the Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley open the South Shore Swimming Club’s (SSSC) first hosted meet in the “South Shore Super Sprint”. The Sprint saw an opening address from SSSC’s President Debbie Doody and Darren with the cutting of the ribbon for their first ever meet at HBF Stadium. SSSC’s Kate Bell also opened the ceremony with the National Anthem.

The SSSC hosted meet saw 78 swimmers from 31 Clubs attend the meet with many PB’s achieved and a special visit for 2016 Paralympian Jeremy McClure attending the meet to present medals and speak to young swimmers from the various Clubs.

Applied Fire Technology sponsored the skins race where swimmers win $70 cash for 1st place and $30 for second place at the meet.

“We had a fantastic team of people who all worked hard to make this happen” said Debbie, “it was an amazing day and we had a ball and can’t wait to host the next one.”

SSSC extends their thanks to the Technical Officials, Volunteers, Time Keepers and Volunteers for their efforts at the meet.

Swimming WA to Export Swimming Expertise into Thailand

The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (Swimming WA) has recently signed a three (3) year Partnership with Swim Life International (SLI), a Bangkok based aquatic services company which provides swimming services ranging from Learn to Swim to elite swimmer training. 

The Partnership will see Swimming WA provide expert coaching consultancy services to SLI, Coach development and information exchange opportunities for Thailand based Coaches and Officials and competitive opportunities for Athletes.

SLI will bring a team of swimmers to Perth in April 2018 for a development camp and to compete against West Australian elite swimmers. Swimming WA will reciprocate with a team to travel and compete in Thailand in 2019.

Other initiatives within the partnership will include development camps and competitive meets in Perth and Bangkok, Coach and Official development and training programmes.  In the longer term, Swimming WA will assist in the design and implementation of a comprehensive Learn to Swim strategy for Thai children, based on their own successful Learn to Swim programme.

SLI Coaching Director Mr. Matt Ferrier said: “We are excited to have Swimming WA as a strong supporter of our bold new initiatives. Swimming is not only about getting on the podium – it is about so much more. We will all benefit from our collaboration with an established Western Australian swimming entity and we look forward to expert guidance and access to Athlete pathways as we aim to grow a swimming presence in Thailand.”

Swimming WA’s Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley was delighted with the Partnership announcement:“Promoting Western Australia’s expertise of swimming in all its forms to countries within the Pacific Rim is an important part of Swimming WA’s Strategic Plan. A key objective from our plan is to develop bi-lateral relationships that will enable Western Australian Coaches and Athletes to benefit from competitive and cultural exchanges.

This Partnership is the culmination of several years of diligent work and research into the best methods to promote Swimming WA’s expertise to aquatic bodies and establish ‘a presence’ within the Region. The sport of swimming in both countries will gain from this Partnership."

The Partnership will commence in late August 2017, with two (2) Swimming WA contracted Coaches travelling to Bangkok and the development of the elite swimming programme for SLI for the year ahead.

Swimming WA is one of the leading not-for-profit sporting organisations in Western Australia established in 1902, representing 83 clubs and more than 12,312 registered swimmers across the State.  From Learn to Swim, competitive swimming in the pool, recreation swimming or holding Open Water Swimming events, Swimming WA focused on providing access to swimming wherever people may live in Western Australia.

www.wa.swimming.org.au

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 For further information please contact:

Swimming WA

Darren Beazley - Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (08) 9328 4599

Mobile: 0499 980 177

Email:  darren.beazley@wa.swimming.org.au

Swim Life International (Thailand)

Gayle Boonsasivimol - Operations Director 

Phone: +66 83067 4648

Email: gayle@swimlifeinternational.com

Results - night two SunSmart State Champs finals

Tuesday 20 December 2016

Night two of the SunSmart State Open & Age Long Course State Championships is underway, with highlights including the women's and men's 100m freestyle, 400m IM and the performance of FINA World Short Course silver medallist in the 100m men's breaststroke.

Results will be updated throughout the evening as they are made official and collated.

The live stream is also now available here.

Women's 800m Freestyle - 13yo: S.Macfarlane 9:22.92 (BRW), L.Beste 9:38.49 (ROC), E.Fry 9:47.12 (STSH); 14yo: C.Green 9:22.18 (PERC), C.Pratt 9:37.88 (BRW), C.Frehner 9:39.51 (UWSC); 15yo: K.Eastwood 9:33.23 (PERC), N.Ong 9:37.41 (SNG), C.Hogan 9:47.23 (SHILD); 16yo: C.Coten 9:16.91 (PCITY), M.Thomson 9:28.56 (BRW), E.Harnetty 9:37.13 (BRW); 17/18yo: E.Warburton 9:16.55 (UWSC), T.Jensen 9:23.08 (BUN), C.Gwynne 9:34.85 (ROC); Open: S.Downing 8:50.33 (PERC), E.Warburton 9:16.55 (UWSC), C.Coten 9:16.91 (PERC)

Men's 800m Freestyle – 13yo: C.Verran 9:04.59 (GKSC), D.Papasergio 9:16.48 (BRW), A.Todoro 9:23.14 (BRW)

Men's MC 400m Freestyle – Open: C.Jackson 5:37.89 (UWSC), S.Kimberley 6:56.30 (ROC)

Women's 100m Breaststroke – 13yo: K.Raffelt 1:17.49 (SHILD), K.Simons 1:19.58 (SWH), H.Sivic 1:19.68 (ARE); 14yo: M.Larmour 1:17.58 (PAQ), S.Hasebe 1:18.04 (UWSC), A.Monaghan 1:18.84 (SHILD); 15yo: L.Gastevich 1:14.62 (ARE), F.Toh 1:15.32 (SNG), J.Allan 1:16.07 (BRW); 16yo: S.Morrow 1:16.02 (ARE), H. Van De Velde 1:17.80 (GKSC), C.Jones 1:17.93 (SHILD); 17/18yo: H.Lindsay 1:13.30 (UWSC), T.Graham 1:17.94 (PAC), K.McFarlane 1:18.53 (PERC); Open: H.Lindsay 1:13.30 (UWSC), K.Bird 1:13.53 (PERC), J.Spurr 1:13.56 (PERC)

Men's 100m Breaststroke – 13yo: T.Sue 1:11.97 (UWSC), C.Blacker 1:16.61 (SWH), T.Gawned 1:16.77 (ALBA); 14yo: A.Nguyen 1:10.61 (RVA), S.Page 1:12.50 (SHILD), E.O’Donnell 1:14.73 (UWSC); 15yo: S.Bell 1:06.69 (UWSC), S.Spencer 1:09.60 (UWSC), J.Ong 1:10.55 (SNG); 16yo: I.Pollard 1:08.86 (SHILD), L.Booth 1:09.43 (STSH), E.Mcaleese 1:10.23 (ROC); 17/18yo: G.Harley 1:02.30 (BRW), A.Milligan 1:03.17 (UWSC), Z.Khoo 1:05.11 (SNG); Open: T.Sucipto 1:01.07 (ROC), G.Harley 1:02.30 (BRW), L.Bremer 1:03.11 (UWSC)

Wonen's MC 50m Butterfly – Open: L.Foley 1:04.11 (BRW)

Women's 100m Freestyle 13yo: C.Edwards 59.74 (UWSC), K.Harrison 59.77 (SHILD), S.Macfarlane 1:00.31 (BRW); 14yo: E.Bond 59.33 (UWSC), A.Burgess  59.94 (ARE), K.Broadbridge 1:00.07 (UWSC); 15yo: J.Horwood 57.65 (UWSC), J.Quah 58.65 (SNG), A.Ho 59.39 (PERC); 16yo: S.Fenna 58.76 (SHILD), J.Hopkins 59.70 (BUS), C.Coten 59.95 (PERC); 17/18yo: H.Lindsay 57.17 (UWSC), A.Lea 58.56 (BRW), B.Beesley 59.69 (UWSC); Open: B. Throssell 54.64 (UWSC), H.Barratt 56.17 (ROC), H.Lindsay 57.17 (UWSC).

Men's 100m Freestyle – 13yo: J.Edwards-Smith 55.07 (UWSC), J.Dearle 57.12 (CAQ), B.Best 57.45 (UWSC); 14yo: E.Tan 52.70 (SNG), H.Moran 53.96 (UWSC), R.Bonsall 55.81 (UWSC); 15yo: K.Ireland 54.10 (SHILD), J.Thornton 54.60 (BRW), J.Jill 54.95 (UWSC); 16yo: A.Brinkworth 52.13 (SHILD), D.Chua 53.03 (SNG), C.Smith 53.72 (BRW); 17/18yo: A.Freeman 53.07 (SHILD), J.Blake 53.58 (KLG) Open: J.Roberts 49.58 (SOMGC), T.D’Orsogna 49.71 (SOMGC), Z.Incerti 50.49 (UWSC).

Men's MC 100m Breaststroke S.Kimberley 2:16.62 (ROC)

Women's 400m IM – 13yo: L.Beste 5:20.97 (ROC), K.Harrison 5:25.19 (SHILD), S.Cooper 5:26.15 (BRW); 14yo: C.Frehner 5:11.97 (UWSC), J.Lymn 5:24.91 (PAQ), T.Watson 5:28.48 (WSSC); 15yo: J.Quah 4:58.05 (SNG), S.Vergone 5:07.96 (BRW), G.Cannon 5:34.45 (ALBA); 16yo: A.Luck 5:15.10 (PAC), C.Lee 5:21.95 (BUN), C.Viljoen 5:29.06 (GMAS); 17/18yo: A.Ho 5:14.69 (PERC), T.Graham 5:21.95 (PAC), C.Gwynne 5:22.58 (ROC); Open: J.Quah 4:58.05 (SNG), S.Vergone 5:07.96 (BRW), C.Frehner 5:10.50 (UWSC).

Men's 400m IM – 13yo: J.Dearle 5:04.57 (CAQ), A.Todoro 5:11.01 (BRW), K.Giles 5:24.58 (GRTN); 14yo: R.Bonsall 4:49.38 (UWSC), J.Jenson 4:58.04 (BUN), K.Lee 5:00.87 (BUN); 15yo: L.Todoro 4:58.31 (BRW), B.Loller 4:55.43 (ARE), R.Jegatheva 5:02.78 (PERC); 16yo: E.Mcaleese 4:30.60 (ROC), R.Kennedy 4:41.94 (PERC), A.Rogers 5:54.44 (CAQ); 17/18yo: K.Pollard 4:30.26 (BRW), A.Milligan 4:31.09 (UWSC), B.Roberts 4:33.02 (BRW); Open: J.Smith 4:28.58 (BRW), K.Pollard 4:30.26 (BRW), E.Mcaleese 4:30.60 (ROC).

Women's 800m Freestyle Relay – Open: Perth City 8:38.51 (Coten, Bird, Downing, Spurr), Singapore 8:41.38 (Toh, Ong, Lain, Quah), Breakers 8:42.40 (Masterton, Vergone, Thornton, Lea).

Men's 800m Freestyle Relay – Open: Breakers 7:50.66 (Smith, Pollard, Smith, Roberts) Perth City 7:51.73 (Govers, Kennedy, Rollo, Lauriston) Singapore 7:54.93 (Chua, Ong, Zong, Eu).

SunSmart State Champs: Will's night two preview

Tuesday 20 December

Women’s 100m Breaststroke -

The women’s 100m Breaststroke is coming together nicely and may prove to be one of the closest races at this year’s state championship with a very even field. Talara-Jade Dixon will be favourite for the event after taking out the state championship for the short course version of this race, however Justine Spurr and Kate Bird will be hot on her heels as the race proves to be another epic battle between the breaststroke specialists. Youngster Sachi Morrow will also be pushing for victory after overcoming a turbulent short course season expect her to feature in the last 25m of the race.

 Women’s 100m Freestyle - 

Brianna Throssell will go head to head against Hadley Lindsay and Holly Barratt in the Women’s 100m Freestyle as they shape up for the blue ribboned event.

Throssell will go in as favourite after winning the event at last year’s state championships but will face tough competition from Lindsay and Barratt as both swimmers competed in the semi-finals at this year’s National Championships in the 50m freestyle. Expect Lindsay and Barratt to be out very fast with significant speed over 50 meters but Brianna should power through the field in the latter stages of the race.

Men’s 100m Freestyle - 

Queenslander and 2016 Olympic medallist James Roberts will be out to show why he was selected on this year’s Olympic team in his pet event, the 100m freestyle. Roberts who is a former world number 2 in this event will use his experience to overpower local boys Tommaso D’Orsogna and Zac Incerti. D’Orsogna who was selected to compete in Canada at the 2016 FINA World Short Course Championships, is currently swimming in great form and should have the early speed to take the win from Roberts. Incerti who will be the wild card from UWA West Coast, is relatively inexperienced in this event will be one to watch as he throws his name in contention for the win.

Men’s 400m Individual Medley -

Ethan McAleese will be looking to consolidate his dominance in this event following his National Championship victory in April. McAleese will face stiff opposition against Lennard Bremer, Jake Smith, Alex Milligan, Ben Roberts and Kieren Pollard. With a packed field of Australian Championship finalists, it will be hard to pick a favourite. Expect Smith and Pollard to be out very fast with Bremer and Milligan chasing hard throughout the breaststroke leg however McAleese has time in and out proved why he is a champion in the freestyle leg and undoubtedly will not go out without a fight. This final will be great viewing.

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Monday 19 December 2016

The first night of the SunSmart State Open and Age Long Course Swimming Championships is now underway and you can watch all the action at the Swimming WA YouTube channel here.

Official results from the first events will continue to be updated throughout the evening as they are verified and collated.

Women's 200m Freestyle - 13yo T. Thorton (BRW) 2:11.03, C.Edwards (UWSC) 2:09.78, S.Macfarlane (BRW) 2:10.69; 14yo: C. Green (PERC) 2:09.57, E.Bond (UWSC) 2:10.49, C.Frehner (UWSC) 2:10.93; 15yo J.Horwood 2:05.93, T. Fann (SNG) 2:08.96 N.Ong (SNG) 2:09.90; 16yo S. Fenna (SHILD) 2:08.61, C. Coten (PERC) 2:08.66, M.Thompson (BRW) 2:09.98; 17/18yo H. Lindsay (UWSC) 2:06.95, A.Lea (BRW) 2:0.43, E.Warburton (UWSC) 2:09.12; Open B Final: N. Fann (SGP) 2:08.96, E.Warburton (UWSC) 2:09.12, T.Thornton (BRW) 2:09.71; Open A Final: B.Throssel (UWSC) 1:58.31, H.Lindsey (UWSC) 2:04.95, J.Hoorwood (UWSC) 2:05.93.

Men's 200m Freestyle – 13yo: J. Edwards-Smith (UWSC) 1:59.48, J.Dearle (CAQ) 2:04.63, K.Wylie (WCA) 2:07.02; 14yo: E. Tan (SNG) 1:55.41, H.Moran (UWSC) 1:58.75, R.Bonsall (UWSC) 2:00.70; 15yo: K.Ireland (SHILD) 1:58.22, J.Wilson (BRW) 11:56.23, C.Darren (SNG) 1:56.28; 17/18yo: A. Freeman (SHILD) 1:55.16, B.Roberts (BRW) 1:55.36, K.Pollard (BRW) 1:57.78; Open Z. Incerti (UWSC) 1:50.30, J.Groves (PERC) 1:54.14, E.Mcaleese (ROC) 1:54.62.

Women's 100m Backstroke – 13yo: T. Thornton (BRW) 1:06.64, K.Harrison (SHILD) 1:08.64, S.Cooper (BRW) 1:09.87; 14yo: T.Watson (WSS) 1:08.49, A.Burgess (ARE) 1:08.51, M.Ryan (SHILD) 1:09.46; 15yo J. Qug (SNG) 1:06.79, S.Vergone (BRW) 1:08.10, E.Melton (ROC)1:08.61; 16yo J. Hopkins (BUS) 1:05.13, S.Fenna (SHILD) 1:05.42, C.Lee (BUN) 1:08.05; 17/18yo H. Lindsay (UWSC) 1:04.82, E.Warburton (UWSC) 1:07.61, L.Hewitt (UWSC) 1:08.27; Open B: A.Burgess (ARE) 1:08.51, S.Vergone (BRW) 1:08.10, L.Hewitt (UWSC) 1:08.10; Open A: H.Barratt (ROC) 1:04.05, H.Lindsay (UWSC) 1:04.82, J.Hopkins (BUS) 1:05.13.

Women's MC 50m Backstroke - L. Foley (BRW) 1:01.51, C.Munks (SUP) 1:03.49.

Men's 100m Backstroke – 13yo: T. Sue (UWSC) 1:03.54, J.Dearle (CAQ) 1:05.71, T.Gawned (ALBA) 1:06.34; 14yo: H. Moran (UWSC) 1:04.63, J.Spencer (STSH) 1:04.11, J.Jensen (BUN) 1:04.11; 15yo J. Thornton (BRW) 59.78, J.Martin (GKSC) 1:02.08, J.Ong (SNG) 1:02.28; 16yo: A.Brinkworth (SHILD) 59.67, E.Mcaleese (ROC) 1:00.66, C.Smith (BRW) 1:00.92; 17/18yo T.Jones (SHILD) 59.16, T. De Villiers (ARE) 59.34, B.Vafeas (BRW) 1:00.69; Open: Z. Incerti (UWSC) 56.10, T.Jones (SHILD) 59.16, T. De Villiers (ARE) 59.34.

Men's MC 100m Freestyle – Open: B. Popham (ARE) 1:05.89, C.Jackson (UWSC) 1:14.36, S.Kimberely (ROC) 1:33.40.

Women's MC 100m Breaststroke K.Downie (PERC) 1:27.69.

Women's 200m Breaststroke – 13yo: K. Raffelt (SHILD) 2.46.91, K.Simons (SWH) 2:51.00, H.Sivic (ARE) 2:52.01; 14yo: C.Frehner (UWSC) 2:45.93, G.Frank (WCA) 2:45.65, G.Prescott (AST) 2:50.09; 15yo: L.Gastevich (ARE) 2:40.8, Y.Laiu (SNG) 2:40.98, J.Mann (GKSC) 2:42.79; 16yo: S. Morrow (ARE) 2:38.91, A.Luck (PAC) 2:47.05, H.Van De Velde (GKSC) 2:53.20; 17/18yo T. Graham (PAC) 2:47.95, L.Weekes (AST) 2:49.07, K.McFarlane (PERC) 2:49.41; Open: S.Morrow (ARE) 2:41.74, L.Gastevich (ARE) 2:40.81, Y.Laiu (SNG) 2:40.98.

Men's 200m Breaststroke – 13yo T.Sue (UWSC) 2:33.62, C.Blacker (SWH) 2:47.06, A.Todoro (BRW) 2:47.33; 14yo S.Page (SHILD) 2:35.81, A.Nguyen (RVA) 2:36.54, E.O’Donnell (UWSC) 2:41.19; 15yo S.Spencer (UWSC) 2:31.27, L.Todoro (BRW) 2:33.59, R.Joyce (PERC) 2:33.77; 16yo I.Pollard (SHILD) 2:29.24, L.Booth (STSH) 2:32.36, E.Mcaleese (ROC) 2:33.70; 17/18yo G.Harley (BRW) 2:13.27, A.Milligan (UWSC) 2:15.00, Z.Khoo (SNG) 2:24.36; Open G.Harley (BRW) 2:13.27, A.Milligan (UWSC) 2:15.00, L.Bremer (UWSC) 2:15.68.

Girls 200m Medley Relay – 14yo: UWA West Coast (Frehner, Hasebe, Bond, Broadbridge) 2:03.67, St Hilda’s (Ryan, Monaghan, Harrison, Overheu) 2:05.81, Arena (Forrestal, Sivic, Ince, Burgess) 2:06.87.

Boys 200m Medley Relay – 14yo: UWA West Coast (Edwards-Smith, Sue, Bonsall, Moran) 1:54.45, Breakers (Naughtin, Lindsay, Badenhorst, Papasergio) 2:03.32, UWA West Coast (Leone, O’Donnell, Best, Harris) 2:03.77.

SunSmart State Champs night one preview

Monday 19 December

Now that the first of the heats sessions is done, Perth City Swimming Club’s Will Rollo has set his predictions for tonight’s finals. 

It’s shaping up to be an action packed night, make sure you’re at HBF Stadium from 6:00pm to see all the action.

 

Men’s 200m Freestyle:

This will be an exciting final with Zac Incerti, Ethan McAleese and Nic Brown all getting ready to go head to head.

Incerti who is continuing to go from strength to strength will be stepping up from his usual sprint regime and bring the heat against McAleese and Brown who are strong performers over the 200m distance.

After narrowly missing the Australian World Short Course Championship team, Brown will be keen to get back to racing in preparation for a big summer season.

 

Women’s 100m Backstroke:

The Rockingham veteran Holly Barratt will be looking to claim another State Championship title as she prepares to swim her pet event, the 100m backstroke on the first night of the 2016 SunSmart State Open and Age Long Course Championships.

Barratt, who is in the form of her career after recently going under the minute marker in this event at the 2016 US Open Championships, will be in the firing line of the next generation of backstroke super stars as national champion and Breakers prodigy Tahlia Thornton will be aiming to take out Barratt and her first open age state championship.

 

Others to watch are Sophie Fenna from St Hildas and Jaz Hopkins from Busselton who have both had great short course seasons and will be looking to carry to positive momentum into summer.

 

Men’s 200m Breaststroke:

Another highlight for day one will be the men’s 200m breaststroke with 3 of the 8 Australian Open Championships taking to the pool. 

Lennard Bremer, George Harley and Alex Milligan will try and outdo each other for bragging rights and the State Championships.

Milligan, who recently represented Australia at the 2016 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, will look to implement the lessons he learnt there and take the win however the veteran of the race Bremer will look to use his experience to overpower the rookies. Either way it will be a cracking race between the Australian Dolphin hopefuls.

International flavour to the ‘grand final’ of WA swimming

Monday 19 December 2016

Western Australia’s premier swimming event kicks off at HBF Stadium this morning; with the state’s best pool swimmers taking the water against strong competition from overseas and interstate.

2016 Olympian Brianna Throssell, FINA world short course silver medallist Tommy Sucipto and 2012 Olympian Tomasso D’Orsogna will be just three of the 500+ athletes to compete at the SunSmart State Open & Age Long Course Swimming Championships, which run from 8am Monday until late into Thursday.

Throssell will be joined by fellow Rio Olympian James Roberts, visiting from Queensland. Other visitors include Singapore’s junior national team, as well as athletes from the UK, USA, Malaysia, Scotland, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. 

Key events include the women’s 100m backstroke, contested by Rockingham international champion Holly Barratt and the men’s 100m freestyle, in which D’Orsogna will take on the visitor Roberts and local WAIS swimming programme athlete Zac Incerti.

D’Orsogna, who will shortly return to Perth from Queensland, is expected to also perform well in the men’s 100m butterfly on Wednesday evening and the men’s 50m freestyle on the final night of the Championships, against Perth City Swimming Club’s vice-president and journeyman Hamish Rose and Western Sprint Olympic hopeful Nic Brown.

Heats of the Championships begin on Monday morning at 8.30am, with the opening ceremony at 5.30pm, before finals start at 6pm.

The Championships continue each day until Thursday evening, with key events on the final night including the women’s and men’s 50m freestyle and the men’s 1500m freestyle.

Tamsin Cook picks up Winter Strickland Medal.

Tuesday 13 December 

UWA’s West Coast’s Tamsin Cook (c. Mick Palfery) was awarded the Winter Strickland Medal and the RAC Junior Sports Star of the Year at last night’s RAC West Australian Sports Star of the Year Awards.

Four-time Australian hockey Olympian Liane Tooth presented Tamsin with the Winter Strickland Medal for the Most Outstanding Performance by a Western Australian Olympian in a ceremony earlier this month.

The medal recognised Tamsin’s performance anchoring the silver medal winning women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team. 

“It’s a real honour,” said Tamsin.

“It was the most incredible experience of my life, and to be recognised here is really humbling.”

Tamsin’s Junior Sports Star of the Year Award was accepted by her parents, Barry and Kay.

“It was a great event and really exciting to see hear her name read out for the Junior Sports Star award,” said Barry.

“We called her to let her know and she was very honoured and humbled to come away with the award.”

While Kay accepted her award, Tamsin and UWA West Coast teammates were making waves in the Queensland Long Course State Championships.

Along with fellow Rio Olympian Brianna Throssell, Zac Incerti, Jemima Horwood, Hadley Lindsay, Emma Warburton and Robert Bonsall the team has picked up seven medals between them so far. 

Two of these came from the 400m freestyle where Cook and Throssell took gold and silver respectively.

“Tamsin was very pleased with her 400m freestyle,” said Barry. 

“The whole squad has just come out of a hard training block so it’s good see them all swimming well”

Yesterday also saw the end of the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) in Windsor, Canada.

Rockingham Swimming Club’s Tommy Sucipto continued his exceptional form, finishing off his debut on the national squad with a silver medal and new Australian record in the men’s 4x100m medley relay.

With soon to be WA teammate Tommaso D’Orsogna alongside Mitch Larkin and David Morgan, the team jumped from bronze to silver after team USA were disqualified

South Shore take out the inaugural Westpac Summer League final

Monday 12 December

Sunday 11 December saw South Shore Swimming Club win the inaugural Westpac Summer League with an amazing 763 points.

In recognition of its efforts, the Club will take away $1000 from Westpac for the Club’s Westpac banking account. 

“It’s a really exciting win for the Club,” said South Shore President Debbie Doody.

“The build up over the three rounds within our region was great and then the team atmosphere at the final was incredible.”

The final was made up of the top six Clubs coming from the three regions that hosted Westpac Summer League rounds. 

South Shore went in a hot favourite having placed equal first with Riverton after the first three rounds. With 47 swimmers competing in the final, they took out the title with a comfortable 100-point lead ahead of Riverton.

Third place went to Thornlie who received eight extra points for outstanding cheering and fourth place went to South Shore’s south west metro region partner, Rockingham.

Fifth and sixth went to Riverside Swimming Club and Breakers Swimming Club respectively.

With the Westpac Summer League now finished for 2016, Swimming WA is already looking to next year. 

“We’ve have some great feedback from our Clubs, parents and swimmers and we’re looking forward to implementing that in our planning for next year,” said Swimming WA Performance and Development Manager Carolyn Morrison.

“We’ve already had new Clubs express their interest in getting involved, including a lot of country clubs. We’re also reviewing the types of races we offer by adding more relays and listening to member feedback.”

Aussies claim surprise short course bronze

Thursday 8 December

They may be light on recognisable stars but an unheralded Australian swimming team are quickly making a name for themselves at the world short course titles in Canada.

London Olympian Tommaso D'Orsogna stormed home to help Australia dead heat with heavyweights the United States for men's 4x100m freestyle relay bronze on the six-day titles' opening night in Windsor.

It was a stirring effort from a makeshift relay team of veteran D'Orsogna, specialist butterflyer David Morgan, rookie Brayden McCarthy and middle distance swimmer Daniel Smith.

Especially without the likes of James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Rio 100m champion Kyle Chalmers, who all made themselves unavailable for the titles.

The world beating Campbell sisters and Rio golden girl Emma McKeon are the other big name Australians absent in Canada.

Eleven of the 19-strong Australian squad are debutants.

However it did not stop Australia opening their medal tally on Wednesday (AEDT) - much to their surprise.

Kevin Pietersen is making a mockery of the old adage, practice makes perfect as he slays domestic attacks despite minimal training.

"To come away with a bronze (in that field) is fantastic," said Morgan, a Rio medley relay bronze medallist.

"It's Brayden's first team, then me the butterflyer and Dan the 400m freestyler - it's a jack of all trades team.

"It's a good start to the meet and we can only progress from here - onwards and upwards."

Meanwhile, Australia's women's 4x100m freestyle relay team of dual Olympian Brittany Elmslie, rookies Carla Buchanan and Jemma Schlicht and veteran Emily Seebohm finished fourth.

Earlier, triple Olympian Seebohm made a confident start to her nine event program.

The dual world champion won her 100m backstroke semi-final in 56.44 seconds, upstaging defending champion Katinka Hosszu of Hungary.

But Canada's Kylie Masse - a Rio bronze medallist - is the favourite after winning the other semi-final in 56.19.

Seebohm's partner, defending champion Mitch Larkin, clocked 50.10 seconds to finish second in his heat and cruise into the men's 100m backstroke final.

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Swimming WA welcomes new Events Manager

Wednesday 7 November 

Swimming WA is delighted to announce the recent appointment of Natalie Woolfitt as its new Events Manager.

Natalie comes from a strong swimming background having swum for various Clubs around Perth and competed in both pool and open water events. 

Since graduating from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Science: Exercise and Health Science, Natalie has held management roles in a variety of industries including health, medicine and sport, most recently with Perth Wildcats & Perth Lynx and JUMP! Swim Schools. 

“I’ve always been heavily involved in swimming so I’m really looking forward to being on the delivery side of all the events I’ve been a part of in the past,” said Natalie.

“My personal experience with swimming and my roles within sports management have given me an understanding of both the competitive and social elements of the industry as well as the importance of offering a unique and well run event.”

Natalie will be focused on delivering the Open Water Swimming Series, as well as working on other key events on the Swimming WA calendar such as the annual Swimmer of the Year awards and SunSmart State Open & Age Long Course Swimming State Championships.

Swimming WA welcomes HHG Legal Group as a Bronze level sponsor

Thursday 6 December 

The Swimming WA community is set to benefit with the announcement that leading Western Australian law firm, HHG Legal Group, has come on board as a bronze level sponsor and Swimming WA’s official legal partner. 

“The HHG sponsorship is great for our Clubs as it allows us to ensure correct governance and focus our efforts on developing the sport,” said Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley. 

HHG have a strong history of supporting the Western Australian community, having provided legal assistance to local businesses and individuals since 1919.

“On behalf of all at HHG Legal Group, I am delighted to confirm a three year sponsorship agreement with Swimming WA as their approved legal partner,” said Simon Creek, Managing Director & Special Counsel (Divorce Law), HHG Legal Group.  

“Given HHG has offices in West Perth, Mandurah and Albany – all locations of regular events for Swimming WA – we see great synergies between our two organisations and look forward to encouraging people of all ages to view swimming as an essential part of the Western Australian way of life.”

Click here to learn more about HHG’s services.

International Volunteer Day

Monday 5 December 

Monday 5 December marks International Volunteer Day.

Swimming is filled with many volunteers who work tirelessly to make our Clubs, competitions and day-to-day operations run so well. 

Swimming WA would like to thank all our volunteers and take this opportunity to recognise two of our technical officials who have recently completed a year of training through Swimming Australia. 

Last week Jacqui McNamara and Kate Reynolds completed their year long National Officiating Scholarship with a visit to the Australian Institute of Sport. 

The scholarship is an initiative run by the Australian Sports Commission for high performance technical officials. Candidates are identified based on their potential to become national or international standard swimming officials.  

After applying for the programme multiple times in the past, Kate and Jaquie were the only two representatives from swimming to be accepted into the 2016 cohort. 

“The scholarship covered the soft skills, mental wellbeing, diet, recovery. We have learnt so much form the other 19 officials from eight different sports,” said Jacqui.   

“Especially with things like how to juggle family, work and officiating to how the deal with conflict from coaches etc. We had access to the specialist 24/7 and could also access the mentors from the other sports. 

“I think the biggest thing for me was recovery. Last year I was away from home for three weeks attending National Age and Opens. I came home absolutely shattered. This year I did the same but put into place a better diet before I left and while I was away, but I think the recovery sessions I did after the finals at night or before the heats sessions in the morning got me through the three weeks.”

Multi class classification day

 

Wednesday 30 November

On Sunday 27 November Swimming WA hosted Western Australia’s first multi class  (MC) classification day.

Eight swimmers with a physical disability attended the day and were grouped into one of the 13 categories used in MC swimming. 

Once classified, swimmers with a disability can compete in Swimming WA meets and gain official times.

This is the first time a classification day has been hosted here in WA. Classifier Jan Saunders was flown to Perth using a portion of the funds raised from the 2015/16 Swimming WA Foundation appeal.

“Having the funds to host a classifier here in Perth allows for more frequent classification days and for more athletes to be involved in fair and meaningful competition,” said Swimming WA Performance and Development Manager Carolyn Morrison.

Swimming WA received generous donations through the Swimmer of the Year event, auction items, cash donations and online donations through the Swimming WA Foundation.  

Swimming WA would like to thank all those that supported this appeal and look forward to making a difference to multi-class swimming in Western Australia. 

Hancock Family Medical Foundation Pilbara Championships

Tuesday 29 November 

Over 25 to 27 November more than 100 swimmers representing nine Clubs converged on Newman Aquatic Centre for the 2016 Hancock Family Medical Foundation Pilbara Championships. With this the first meet for many and the first long course meet of the season for most, it was a great weekend of racing.

“Having nine Clubs represented is no mean feat,” said Swimming WA Country Coordinator Debbie Harlow.

“It requires an incredible commitment from parents, coaches, volunteers and officials to travel the long distances with vehicles loaded with swimmers and supplies and bound for a faraway destination to support this annual event 

“Newman Swimming Club members, volunteers and the Newman community were amazing hosts and despite the intense heat and thunderstorms, every competitive event was completed with the entire event well coordinated. To witness three regional associations working so well together to provide a really positive environment for our swimming community made for an extremely positive experience.”

“There were many smiling faces amongst swimmers who were also very competitive.”

Pilbara and country records were broken across the three days. Exmouth Swimming Club broke a country record in the mixed 10 to 12 years old 200m medley relay with a time of 2:34:09, Belinda Cole (Broome Barracudas) broke a Pilbara record in the girls 16 year olds 50m breaststroke with a time of 38.96 and just over 50 per cent of swims on the day were new PBs.

Exmouth Amateur Swimming Club took out the Outright Pennant as well as the Handicap Pennant.

Click here to see photos from the event.

Green & Huitenga crowned The Eliminators after OWS Series Round 5 at Coogee

Saturday 26 November 2016

It was a morning of non-stop action at Coogee today, with the inaugural Ocean Eliminator providing a magnificent spectacle as part of round five of the 2016/17 Open Water Swimming Series.

Perth City Swimming Club teammates Simon Huitenga and Chloe Green (both coached by Matt Magee) were crowned the first ever Eliminators, after taking out the 5km, four round swim and beating 28 others to the post.

Another 520+ swimmers took part in the 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km events, in great conditions (albeit with a slight headwind on the home straight).

Volunteers from Westpac were on hand to assist, as was Channel 10's Jess Keily who kindly gave up her morning to act as MC.

There is now a four week break with the OWS Series, with the next event falling on December 27 at Mullaloo.

For all results and times please click here. For photos please visit the Open Water Swimming Series Facebook page here.

Seeking committee member with OH&S skills and experience

Friday 25 November 2016

The Swimming WA Finance and Governance Committee is seeking a new Member.

The Swimming WA Board has identified the need for a Committee Member with Occupational Health and Safety skills to compliment the current skills set of the Finance and Governance Committee. Applications with this background will be highly regarding.

To download the nomination form please click here.

Should you have any questions about this position, please contact the SWA office on (08) 9328 4599 and ask to speak with the CEO Darren Beazley.

WA's best line up for new knockout ocean swim

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Thirty of Western Australia’s top ocean swimmers will take to the waters off Coogee Beach this weekend for a brand new knockout open water competition.

The athletes, most of whom were selected following their performance at the WA Open Water State Championships at Champion Lakes on Sunday, will go head to head in the four-round Ocean Eliminator, a new initiative by Swimming WA’s Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series.

The Ocean Eliminator be held during Round 5 of the OWS Series, to take place at Coogee Beach from 7.30am on Saturday 26 November.

Confirmed participants in The Ocean Eliminator include 14yo 5km State Champion Chloe Green (Perth City Swimming Club, coach Ian Mills) and 16yo 10km State Champion Tessa Viljoen from GMAS (c. Liz Burn).

The men’s race is set to be an intense competition with Australian representative and 10km open State Champion Simon Huitenga (c. Matt Magee) taking on Perth City Swimming Club teammate and State silver medallist Will Rollo and State bronze medallist Bradley Smith (Breakers Swimming Club, c. Bobby Jovanovich).

The 10 wildcard entries include 2014 Rottnest Channel Swim champion Paul Laver and champion Canadian triathlete Michael Lori, who is the 111th ranked triathlete in the world.

With $1000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley said the new addition to the OWS Series would provide an exciting spectacle for those gathered on the beach.

“The swimmers will set off together and complete four 1.25km laps, with the slowest three swimmers being knocked out after each lap,” he said.

“There will be a 10-minute break after each lap, timed from when the first swimmer crosses the line. This will be an intense and entertaining open water race that will not only showcase strength and speed, but also strategy and determination. 

“The Ocean Eliminator is a fantastic addition to our Open Water Swimming Series, which will also see more than 500 people take part in public swims of 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km.”

Swimming WA will also resume its trial of drone technology at this weekend’s round, following the abandonment of the event at Round 2 in Cottesloe on October 29.

Swimming WA is working with Global Unmanned Systems and Surf Life Saving WA to conduct a trial of drones to monitor swimmers and develop technology that will automatically count the number of participants in the water during the OWS Series events. 

Swimming WA announces new silver level sponsor

Wednesday 16 November 

Swimming WA is excited to announce that Network TEN have come on board as a silver level sponsor and the official television media partner for the next 12 months.

Network TEN have a strong history of supporting the sport of swimming through their long-standing association with the Rottnest Channel Swim. This partnership will see Network TEN take on presenting rights for Open Water Swimming Series round 10 at Sorrento, the Official Rottnest Rehearsal on Australia Day.

“We’re delighted to have Network TEN on board,” said Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley.

“It’s always exciting to partner with companies who value the sport of swimming and we’re looking forward to working together to promote some of our most popular events.”

Network TEN will be joining Nova 93.7 who have come on as the official event partner for the Open Water Swimming Series. 

Nova and their renowned Casanovas will be attending and promoting key events around the Open Water Swimming Series for the 2016/17 season.

Swimming WA announces new silver level sponsor

Monday 14 November 

Swimming WA is delighted to announce a new three-year sponsorship deal with leading Perth pool company Aquatic Leisure Technologies (ALT).

ALT is the company behind three of WA’s best swimming pool brands – Aqua Technics, Sapphire Pools and Buccaneer Pools – and joins Swimming WA as a silver level sponsor.

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley welcomed the support of ALT, saying the partnership was a natural fit.

“Here in Australia backyard pools are known for being incubators for national and international talent. Having the opportunity to be in the water, having a go gives children a huge head start in ensuring they will swim for life,” he said.

Perth leads the way in private pool ownership, with a 2015 Roy Morgan survey showing 18 per cent of all Perth residents live in a household with a swimming pool, well above the national average of 12 per cent.

“Owning a backyard swimming pool and learning to swim is part of the fabric that makes us West Australians, some of Australia’s greatest swimmers spent all summer in their backyard pool before joining their local swimming club and going on to win Olympic and Commonwealth gold,” said Mr Beazley.

ALT and Swimming WA have already partnered in an online marketing campaign to promote the beneits of swimming, and the opportunities that come from having a backyard pool.

The partnership will progress, incorporating joint television, radio and print advertising.

A June 2016 survey of Swimming WA’s 10,000 members showed that 47.5 per cent of respondents currently live in a house with a swimming pool.With 1.5 per cent in the process of having one installed.

More than 70 per cent of respondents agreed with the statement “having a backyard pool has improved my child’s swimming ability.”

ALT joins current silver level Swimming WA sponsors Speedo, Scody and Optus. 

 

Busselton OWS Series round grows by 50%

Sunday 13 November 2016

The City of Busselton has embraced the Open Water Swimming Series, with event participation increasing by 50 per cent this year.

Led by Busselton & GMAS Swimming Clubs - with water safety by Busselton Surf Life Saving Club - the OWS Series returned to Busselton today (Sunday 13 November) after a successful inaugural event in 2015.

More than 180 swimmers participated in today's swim in idyllic conditions, with a storng contingent travelling from Perth for the swim.

City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley was guest starter at the event, and also awarded medals to the top three finishers in each age category. Mayor Henley was assisted by volunteers from the local branch of Westpac, a gold level sponsor of Swimming WA.

For all results from the event, click here.

2017 Country Pennants

Friday 4 November 

Over 4 and 5 March Kalgoorlie Amateur Swimming Club will host the 2017 Country Pennants.

With all country Clubs invited to attend, this has become one of the biggest and most loved events on the Swimming WA calendar.

In 2016 more than 650 competitors from 28 Clubs converged on Moora for Country Pennants. With hundreds of PBs broken, it was an amazing weekend of swimming and there’s no wonder why our country clubs are ready to get back into it.   

“We’re super excited to be able to host the 59th Country Pennants in the Goldfields especially for the opportunity for more Clubs to participate,” said Kalgoorlie Swimming Club President Verona Niemann.  

“We hope this adventure will bring many happy memories for the years to come”

Clubs wanting to be involved must forward their notice of intent to compete to Mikala Richardson at registrarkasc@gmail.com

If your Club has not received the information package and information form, please also contact Mikala Richardson at registrarkasc@gmail.com or 0429 037 666.

The Open Water Swimming Series is coming to Mandurah

Wedenesday November 2 

This weekend will see Round 3 of the Open Water Swimming Series travel to Mandurah.

With a perfect forecast, hundreds of swimmers and heaps of fun once you cross the finish line, it’s going to be a great event.

One of the most exciting parts of the Mandurah Round is the addition of team swims. Teams of four can compete on the 5km course, swimming a 1.25km lap each. This is a great opportunity to do some team bonding get some practice in before the 2017 Rottnest Channel Swim.

Plus, the team with the most interesting name will win passes to Splash City!

For younger swimmers, this is a great opportunity to have a go at the 500m swim.

With Peel Aquatic Club and Mandurah Surf Life Saving Club on board, it’s sure to be an exciting Round filled with friendly competition.

Registrations close on Thursday 3 November at 10pm. Click here to register now.   

Paralympian gold medallist Sandy Yaxley sharing positive outlook through art

Wednesday 2 November 

“I DON’T want my disability to be an issue; I do have one, but so what?”

Sandy Yaxley’s refreshingly positive attitude has led her to a list of life achievements that some only dream about.

The 48-year-old Paralympic swimmer , who has cerebral palsy that has caused a hearing impairment, is showing no signs of slowing down with setting herself new goals and achieving them.

In her multifaceted career, Yaxley has won five gold medals from competing in the 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Paralympics, achieved two world records, run her own business, coached swimming, was inducted into the Swimming WA Hall of Fame Australia and is now an accomplished artist.

She is hosting her first art exhibition in Leederville titled Wakes and Petals featuring 21 of her paintings, which represent her swimming career, her love for flowers and how they are connected through water.

Yaxley said did not feel nervous about showing her work publicly for the first time.

“I was quite calm,” she said.

“I’ve done eight years at Tafe doing my diploma, I was in the middle of doing it but health (issues) popped up and I couldn’t finish it, and now they’re not doing that course anymore but I’ve had my own business; I had my own shop up in Roleystone so I knew how to do it,” she said.

“I did have some help.”

Yaxley said she when she took up art, she knew it would be hard to paint traditionally with a brush with her condition affecting her dexterity, so she adapted, using her fingers and sponges instead.

“It will not hamper me, as I have always been mainstream,” she said.

“I have done so much with my life; my parents haven’t made my disability an issue, even as a child.”

Some of Yaxley’s art is for sale.

What: Wakes and Petals art exhibition
Where: Ink Remedy, 257/261 Oxford Street, Leederville
When: until November 11

Click here to see the orginal article 

Westpac Summer League Round 2

Monday 31 October

October 29 and 30 saw another exciting round of the Wetspac Summer League as our 16 Clubs took one step closer to making it to the final in December. 

The North Metro region had an exciting afternoon with Central Aquatic coming from fifth place in round 1 to winning round 2 by more than 200 points, the largest margin of the Series so far. Riverside came in second while Breakers, who finished round 1 on top, slipped to tie for third with the Barracudas.

The South West Metro region was again the closest region, with only five points separating first and last positions. South Shore narrowly missed out on winning the round with Rockingham taking the title, but remained on top of the leader board for series points. Round 2 hosts Kwinana came in third position, overtaking their closest rival Westside Christ Church Aquatic.   

In the South East Metro region Riverton and Thornlie were incredibly close again. With Thornlie coming out on top by just 24 points, the two teams are now tied for first position overall. Lesmurdie Legends maintained second position, making round three, to be hosted by Riverton on Sunday 12 November, one of the most highly anticipated Rounds of the Series.  

Round 3 is also ‘”bring a friend” round. All Westpac Summer League participants are being encouraged to invite a friend who doesn’t currently swim with them to have some fun these social carnivals. To register a friend for round three, email adele.schultz@wa.swimming.org.au with the Club they’ll be swimming with and which events they’d like to participate in. 

 

 

Cottesloe open water swim abandoned due to adverse weather

Saturday 29 October 2016

The Cottesloe round of the 2016/17 Open Water Swimming Series was abandoned this morning, due to adverse weather conditions. 

Strong south-westerly winds and significant swell, coupled with 18-degree waters and squally rain, led to event organiser Swimming WA making the decision to abandon at about 8.15am. 

The abandonment impacted approximately 400 participants, who were registered to take part in 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km distances.

Forty-one swimmers participated in the 500m swim, which set off at 7.35am.

Swimming WA then postponed the scheduled 8am start of the next wave of swimmers to review the water safety measures in place and reset the course further from the breakers. This came after two buoys broke from their moorings following the 500m swim due to the rough conditions. 

“A further review of the situation a short time after the decision to postpone resulted in the abandonment the event,” said Open Water Swimming Series Manager Tess Fisher.

“Swimming WA takes water safety incredibly seriously and the wellbeing of our participants is our focus - first and foremost.

“Following ongoing discussions throughout the morning with Surf Life Saving WA and Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, the decision was made to abandon the event in the interests of safety for all concerned – both the swimmers and those providing water safety.

“Challenging weather conditions are a part of open water swimming – such is the nature of outdoor events. However, we felt the risk and the challenge was just too great in this instance.

“I would like to thank all of the participants for their understanding and good humour regarding this decision. Some of them had travelled from as far as Port Hedland to attend and while it’s difficult knowing they will go home without having swum, it’s reassuring to know they will go home safe and well.”

All registered participants who were unable to swim today due to the abandonment will be automatically transferred to Round 3 of the OWS Series, to be held at Town Beach Mandurah on Sunday 6 November.

Any swimmers with queries or concerns are advised to contact Swimming WA at ows@wa.swimming.org.au. Swimming WA will respond to your query as soon as possible - please be advised a high number of queries may cause a slight delay in our response time.

MEDIA CONTACT: Tess Fisher, 0455 550 677, tess.fisher@wa.swimming.org.au

New swimming resource for WA’s schools

Wednesday 26 October 2016

More Western Australian schools will have the opportunity to hold swimming carnivals and events for their students, thanks to a comprehensive new resource supplied by Swimming WA. 

Swimming WA, the state’s peak swimming body, today launched its School Support Programme, which gives teachers and schools all the resources they need to ensure swimming is a key component of their sports curriculum. 

The launch is part of a concerted effort to ensure swimming remains top of mind for children, parents and educators as an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. 

“Swimming is a hugely important part of childhood development and safety and our aim is to ensure that more children have the opportunity to take all that they learn at swimming lessons and apply that in a fun environment,” said Swimming WA’s Performance & Development Manager Carolyn Morrison.

“Parents invest time, finances and resources in learn to swim lessons for their children and school carnivals are the perfect opportunity for children to put these skills into practice.”

Resources available via the School Swimming Programme include a guide to running a swimming carnival, list of water games, a full glossary of swimming terms and locations of local swimming clubs. 

Additional components include an Ambassador Programme, where schools can book visits from past Olympians and members of the Swimming WA Hall of Fame, and mentoring opportunities in which teachers can shadow a swimming coach or technical official to develop their swimming knowledge and skills.

A programme to endorse schools that showcase exceptional commitment to including swimming in their curriculum will also be rolled out as part of the project.

“The School Support Programme will enable Western Australian schools and give them the confidence to host fun and safe swimming carnivals, as well as then linking students to their local swimming club,” Mrs Morrison said.

“Swimming WA will support and encourage schools that embrace this Programme, endorsing those schools that make swimming an essential part of their curriculum.” 

For more information on the Swimming WA School Support Programme visit wa.swimming.org.au/schools.

Drone trial to give bird's eye view of open water swimmers

Monday 24 October 2016

Western Australia’s largest series of open water swimming events will trial the use of drones as part of its water safety measures this season.

To register for the 2016/17 OWS Series, click here

Swimming WA, which runs the Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series, has engaged Global Unmanned Systems (GUS) to operate drones at several OWS Series events this season, starting with this Saturday’s swim at Cottesloe.

High definition footage from the drone will be live streamed to a screen manned on the beach by GUS and a Surf Life Saving WA representative, enabling bird’s eye surveillance of the swimmers.

More than 600 people are expected to participate in this Saturday’s event at Cottesloe, the second round of the 14-round Series, swimming distances of 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km. Hon Premier Colin Barnett MLA will open the event.

The trial is the first of its kind for open water swimming events in WA, with the footage gathered in 2016/17 being used to develop artificial intelligence technology that will automatically count the number of swimmers in the water at open water events.

“The safety of our participants is a paramount importance to us at all times,” said Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley.

“With 600 people in the water, it’s imperative we know where each and every one of our swimmers is. Sometimes people will withdraw from the event without crossing the finish line or letting organisers know, and a bird’s eye view will give us another checkpoint and greater knowledge of what is happening both on the beach and in the water.”

The announcement comes after the State Government revealed earlier this month that it would fund a three-month trial of drone surveillance conducted by Surf Life Saving WA. That trial is part of the Government’s Western Australian Shark Hazard Mitigation Strategy.

“Monitoring for marine life will form a part of the Swimming WA trial, and GUS is well experienced in this area having worked with Murdoch University to use drones to measure and monitor whales in South Australia,” Mr Beazley said.

“However, the potential to count swimmers in the water and monitor their progress is our key focus with this trial. In time we may be able to live stream the footage to spectators on the beach and online so that people can enjoy the open water swimming experience from afar.”

The first stage of the trial will be undertaken at Cottesloe on Saturday 29 October, followed by Coogee on Saturday 26 November and Mullaloo on Tuesday 27 December.

For more information on the OWS Series visit openwaterswimming.com.au.

Swimming WA welcomes Optus to WA Swimming

Friday 21 October 2016

Swimming WA is thrilled to welcome the support of telecommunications giant Optus for the development of swimming opportunities in Western Australia. Optus recently signed an eight (8) year partnership with Swimming Australia, which will have direct benefits for the swimming across the country including right here in Western Australian.

This is the latest in a string of new partnerships for Swimming WA with nationally recognised brands, including Westpac and QMS Media.

The Optus partnership will enable opportunities for Australian swimmers at every level of the sport, with a particular focus on transitioning children from learn to swim to a swimming Club through the Optus Junior Dolphins program.

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley thanked Optus for its support and welcomed them to the Western Australian swimming community. 

“To have the support of the Optus brand is a huge boost for swimming in this state,” he said. “With Optus’ support we anticipate to grow significantly in the coming years, directly benefiting our Clubs and the health and wellbeing of our community. We welcome Optus to the movement here in the West to ensure that swimming is an essential part of the Western Australian way of life”.  

For more information on Optus Junior Dolphins visit wa.swimming.org.au/junior-dolphins.

 

Gascoyne Region dives into the new season

Wednesday 19 October

Over Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October Clubs from across the Gascoyne Region converged on Carnarvon for two days of coaching and learning at the Carnarvon Performance Development Clinic.

More than 35 swimmers attended as well as eight coaches and two assistant coaches. While the sun stayed away and water temperatures were chilly, there was a great turn out with almost a quarter of participants coming from more than 700km away.

The weekend focused on pool clinics, Q&A sessions, one-on-one coaching and planning with positive feedback received across the board. 

A highlight for many was the input of the representatives from Breakers Swimming Club. Head Coach Daniel Dielesen, Intermediate Coach Karen Briggs and swimmer Jake Smith all led and participated in sessions with experienced coaches from across the Region sighting many lessons learned. 

“The impact of the programme from the weekend is a positive one on all accounts,” said Gascoyne Region Swimming President Scott Barnes. 

“I had the pleasure of speaking to both Carnarvon and Exmouth swimmers on the day and they both made mention of the drills and instruction from the pool session. The Clinic was every bit successful both in and out of the pool.”

The weekend also provided a valuable networking opportunity for those involved as they connected with neighbouring Clubs and worked as a region to develop a lasting relationship with Breakers.  

The Clinic was the perfect lead-in to the 2016 Gascoyne Open over Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November. This meet is open to all clubs and is a great opportunity to build race experience. Click here for more information and to register.

Weekend wrap-up 15-16 October

 

Monday 17 October

It was a great weekend of swimming across WA as we saw swimmers of all ages and abilities excel in both the pool and open water.

Swimming WA’s Community Aquatic Series hit Mandurah for the second stop on it’s tour of regional WA. Local residents dove into both a pool clinic and community open water swim led by national open swimming finalist Ryan Evernden and open water national coach and Swimming WA state team coach Bobby Jovanovich. The clinic had a great turnout and Mandurah is now ready to go for their round of the Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series on Sunday 6 November.

Heading north, Swimming WA Regional Pilbara Administrator Anna McCabe and coach Will Scott hosted the inaugural Pilbara Development Camp. Both kids and parents from Clubs across the Region developed their dryland warm-ups, activation exercises, stroke techniques, goal setting, nutrition and race preparation. The weekend was a great success with the Clubs enjoying kicking off the season with a big training session together.

WestSwim hosted the WA launch of the national Optus Junior Dolphins programme on Saturday morning at Chisholm College. More than 50 eager swimmers between five and eight years-old converged on Chisholm College for a morning of fun races and games. This was a great introduction for young swimmers to what it’s like to be in a Club and show off all the amazing skills they’ve been learning in swimming lessons.

Saturday night saw the WAIS Annual Dinner at HBF Stadium. Swimming was a big winner on the night, taking out two major awards. Michael Palfery (UWA West Coast) took to the stage to accept the Coach of the Year Award for the second consecutive year and Tamsin Cook (UWA West Coast) edged out a competitive field of candidates including fellow Olympian Nikita Hains (diving) and national champion Jade Haines (cycling) to take out the Junior Athlete of the Year award again in 2016.

Over Sunday afternoon more than 300 swimmers from 16 Clubs competed in the first round of the Westpac Summer League Series. It was an afternoon full of fun, cheering and team spirit as our Clubs battled it out to become a legend of the League. Round two will be over Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October and with interclub rivalry taking off, it’s set to be an exciting weekend of swimming!

Southwest Metro Region resuts: 

1st - South Shore Swimming Club -  476  

2nd - Westside Christ Church Aquatic - 456 

3rd - Rockingham Swimming Club - 411 

4th - Kwinana Swimming Club - 363 

Meet your new Director - Barry Cook

Swimming WA is pleased to announce the appointment of Barry Cook as a Director to the Swimming WA Board. 

Barry brings a wealth of experience in both business and swimming. 

After completing a traineeship with KPMG, Barry has gone on to work with private companies in financial and general management roles.

“My purpose as a Swimming WA Board Member would be to use my knowledge and experience to assist the board and the executive structures within Swimming WA to enhance the great tradition of pool and open water swimming in Western Australia,” Barry said.

Barry comes from a strong swimming background, having been on the committee at both Breakers Swim Club and Perth City Swim Club as well as having two children involved in competitive swimming. 

“I have been on the journey with my daughter, Tamsin, from those early days to recently making the Australian team at the Rio Olympics. I understand the factors that attract and retain children in swimming from early childhood through to adult swimming”

Having also competed in the Open Water Swimming Series himself, Barry has experience across Swimming WA’s programmes. 

“Successful swimming at all levels depends on a four-way respectful partnership: swimmers swim and have fun, families support swimmers, coaches coach, and volunteers officiate and administer clubs.”

Louis van Aardt named as new President of Swimming WA

Saturday 8 October 2016

Swimming WA is pleased to announce Louis van Aardt as the new President of the Association following the retirement of Jeanette Bailey.

Mr van Aardt joined the Swimming WA Board in 2012 and was named the incoming President at today’s Annual General Meeting of the Western Australian Swimming Assocation Inc.

In accepting the role, Mr van Aardt joined the delegates in paying tribute to Mrs Bailey.

“I am extremely humbled to be elected as the new president of Swimming WA. The contribution of Jeanette Bailey over the past 12 years has been exceptional. They are daunting shoes to fill and I will do my best,” he said.

 “I’d like to build on the solid platform that the former president and the board have established over the past years, to build the base and the membership. To grow our profile so that the sport is top of mind.

“Strong clear and effective leadership is what the Board and the staff have brought in the recent past and under my leadership this will continue and build."

In making his acceptance speech Mr van Aardt also announced Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley had accepted a four-year extension to his contract effective May 2017, with a further three-year option to renew. 

"In order to achieve the growth we are planning for, the Association requires stability and I am delighted to announce that CEO Darren Beazley has accepted this renewal of his contract," Mr van Aardt said.

“Darren staying in swimming provides the Association with the certainty you need. The Association is strong and stable and in good hands."

In other appointments, Dorothy Harris was returned to the Swimming WA Board for another term, and is joined by newly elected Director Barry Cook.

Mrs Bailey and Mrs Harris were endorsed for Life Membership, which was awarded by outgoing Chairman of the Honours & Awards Committee, Ron Patching who retires after 13 years of service to the committee.

In farewelling the Membership as President, Mrs Bailey paid tribute to the work of volunteers, coaches and Clubs.

“We’re only custodians of our sport and our role is to leave it in a better position than when we came in," she said.

“We’ve transformed the sport.  Watch out Queensland, we’re coming for you. Thank you – it’s been an honour serving the board.”

The AGM was also attended by Swimming WA Patron Ginia Rinehart, representing Principal Partner the Hancock Family Medical Foundation. Ms Rinehart was endorsed to continue her role as Patron for another 12 months by the AGM delegates, and also took the opportunity to publically acknowledge Mrs Bailey.

The AGM is running today as part of the Swimming WA annual conference, which features guest speakers Tony Monaco (Westpac), Drew McGregor (Swimming Queensland), Grant Beste (Rockingham Swimming Club) and Laura Johnston (Swimming Australia).

All presentations from today’s conference will be made available on this website, with video footage on the Swimming WA YouTube channel.

Optus Junior Dolphins to splash into pools across Australia

Thursday 6 October 2016

Swimming Australia and Optus have teamed up today to launch a new national junior participation program, Optus Junior Dolphins

Following the announcement of an eight-year partnership prior to the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, this is Swimming Australia and Optus’ first major initiative, with the overall goal of the sponsorship to inspire more Australians to swim.

A sunny North Sydney Pool was the backdrop for the launch that saw five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe and Rio Olympic medallists Emma McKeon and Madi Wilson help lead a group of excited children in the first official Optus Junior Dolphin clinics.

Optus Junior Dolphins has been created to encourage kids to have fun with their friends whilst improving their swimming, without the pressure of competition or serious training.

As a nation surrounded by water, and swimming a favourite pastime for many Australians, Optus Junior Dolphins is giving children the opportunity to learn skills and develop personally through games and swimming activities.

Swimming Australia President, John Bertrand AO said the program would break down barriers and allow children to simply enjoy swimming.

“It is often said that swimming is a sport for life; from cradle to grave, and Optus Junior Dolphins has been created to provide kids the opportunity to keep swimming after they have learnt the basic skills,” Bertrand said.

“Off the back of the success of the Rio Olympic & Paralympic Games and as we make the move into summer, there is no better time to get the children of Australia familiar with water and develop their skills in a fun and safe environment.

“The whole of the swimming community, state associations, swim clubs and swim schools have come together to create Optus Junior Dolphins - a non-competitive, fun, safe and social program to join after Learn to Swim in a setting that encourages life-long involvement with swimming." 

This is Swimming Australia’s first ever national junior program and will be rolled out nation-wide to registered swim schools and affiliated swimming clubs as well as participating primary schools in the near future.

It is designed for children who have basic swimming skills, normally between the ages of five and eight, but can suit a range of abilities so each child can learn at a pace that’s right for them.

Five-time Olympic gold medallist and Optus Ambassador Ian Thorpe was on deck today to help run the clinics and spread the message that swimming is a fun, inclusive and accessible sport for all.

“Being a Dolphin is aspirational for many competitive swimmers, but being an Optus Junior Dolphin is about enjoying the sport of swimming, kids getting in the water with their friends and developing skills at their own speed. 

“The focus is really about having fun with their friends whilst improving their swimming through play.

“Swimming Australia and Optus are really behind this program, offering kids seven and under free club membership when they join Optus Junior Dolphins at their local swim club”.

Managing Director of Marketing and Product at Optus, Ben White said, “Optus is proud to partner with Swimming Australia to launch the Optus Junior Dolphins programs to kids all around Australia.”

“With swimming such an important part of the Australian lifestyle, it’s important to provide kids with the right help and support to help them build their skills to feel confident and safe in the water.

“It was great to have swimming legend Ian Thorpe on deck today to share tips from his years of experience, help run the swimming clinics and spread the message that the Optus Junior Dolphins program is a great way to build confidence, make friends and have fun.”

Rio Olympian Madison Wilson said for her finding the ‘fun’ in swimming was vital.

“The idea around Optus Junior Dolphins being all about having fun with friends I think is so important as kids should enjoy their swimming,” Wilson said. 

“I like to laugh, joke around and have fun with my friends, I think that is what has kept me in the sport for so long and being able to find the fun in my sessions now has helped me to get the best out of my swimming career.”

Fellow dolphin and four-time Rio Olympic medallist Emma McKeon said she has fond memories of the early years of her swimming. 

“Some of my most favourite swimming memories are from my junior club days, just playing around with friends and not taking anything too seriously,” McKeon said.

“I have made life-long friends through swimming and also have a life-long love of the water, by focussing on the fun Optus Junior Dolphins will keep kids swimming and involved in the sport for longer.”

To find out more about Optus Junior Dolphins visit wa.swimming.org.au/junior-dolphins.

Meet the real champions of October 1st

Saturday 1 October 2016

There will be many high-profile champions lauded in Melbourne today, but look a little further west and you will find a group of legendary open water swimmers who took to Champion Bay in Geraldton for the opening round of the 2016/17 Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series.

With a 30-knot westerly chopping up the course, it was a hardy 78 swimmers who took to the 19-degree water for the inaugural round of the Series.

Approximately half the field travelled to Geraldton to participate in the round, which was one of the opening events for the City of Greater Geraldton's Festivals on the Foreshore celebrations, coming from Carnarvon, Bunbury, Rockingham and Albany, as well as from the Perth metro area.

Geraldton Swimming Club and Champion Bay Surf Life Saving Club were instrumental in the success of the morning, as were volunteers from the local branch of Westpac - a gold level sponsor of Swimming WA.

The City of Greater Geraldton has also been a valued supporter of the round, with Mayor Shane Van Styn starting the 5km, 2.5km and 1.25km participants in style.

Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney also came along to support the event, sending off the 500m swimmers and welcoming them back in with well-deserved participation medals.

All times are now available on the OWS Series website at openwaterswimming.com.au, or by clicking here. Formal place-getters are featured below and will also be published in The West Australian on Monday 3 October 2016.

Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series

Round 1 – Geraldton on Saturday 1 October 2016

500m – U11: Male – T. Hudson (9.25), M. Warren (12.59). U15: Female – A. Hennighan (9.23), I. Warren (9.28), T. Hudson (9.52); Male – S. Dewers (8.14), K. Cullinane (9.33), J. Thomas (11.23). Super Legends: Female – G. Bellotti (15.16). 

1.25km – U15: Female – R. Wilson (26.44), R. Rowland (30.23), S. Hollins (30.41); Male – J. Doyle (26.18), B. Rowland (27.04), W. Cuthbert (27.18). U18: Female – B. Hudson (30.34). Open: Female – G. Pedersen (35.45), L. Miles (42.58). Legends: Female – J. Rowland (36.21). Super Legends: Female – L. Harrop (30.30 – wetsuit); Male – D. Bishop (30.25 – wetsuit), M. Beattie (50.33).

2.5km – U15: Female – C. Thomas (54.03); Male – M. Coten (59.53). Open: Female – A. Mrsa (1:00.04 – wetsuit), A. Dell (1:04.49); Male – S. Rajzbaum (50.18). Legends: Female – S. Shepherd (55.56), A. Lockley (1:07.04), K. Batchelor (1:13.07); Male – A. Beveridge (1:00.05 – wetsuit), J. Baker (1:00.43). Super Legends: Male – S. Baker (56.12), G. Innes (1:13.59), T. Ball (1:17.28).

5km – U15: Female – F. Cullinane (1:41.30); Male – F. Mason (1:24.03), J. Jensen (1:27.07). U18: Female – T. Jensen (1:24.06), L. Rosich (1:30.59); Male - N. Rollo (1:12.29 – wetsuit), C. Lauriston (1:12.34), J. Wilson (1:12.40), R. Kennedy (1:12.50). Open: Female – N. Hamilton (1:26.50); Male – L. Tassell (1:20.21), D. Dewers (1:49.25), M. Leith (1:54.06). Legends: Female – M. Brand (1:52.52), A. Thompson (1:59.00); Male – S. Neary (1:44.08), N. Adam (2:02.36), B. Sherwood (2:05.19). Super Legends: Male – S. Wilson (1:44.28), P. Gray (1:45.31).

2017 Westpac Swimmer of the Year criteria released

Tuesday 27 September 2016

Swimming WA has released the criteria for all categories of the 2017 Westpac Swimmer of the Year Awards, which will be held on Saturday 20 May 2017.

The criteria can be accessed and downloaded from the event specific webpage at wa.swimming.org.au/soty2017, which will be updated regularly with information on the Awards. Click here to access the page.

The Awards are the pinnacle event of the swimming calendar, and celebrate the achievements of the State's athletes, officials, coaches, clubs and volunteers. Swimming WA Gold Sponsor Westpac coming on board as a naming rights partner for the 2017 event.

To view the list of the 2016 Swimmer of the Year winners, click here.

Swimming WA reserves the right to change the names of the awards. However, please note any name changes will not affect the criteria, which will not change between now and 20 May 2017.

Community Aquatic Series

Monday 19 September 

This weekend National level open water coach Ralph McManis and open water champion Andrew Donaldon delivered the Community Aquatic Series in Geraldton. 

This roadshow style series will travel to the seven regional towns that are hosting Open Water Swimming Series events in 2016/17 and include free pool clinics, technical official forums, coaching forums, governance sessions for local clubs and a community open water swimming clinic.  

Geraldton’s Community Aquatic Series saw a great turn out at all events. 

With the Geraldton Open Water Swim only two weeks away on Saturday 1 October, it looks like Geraldton is ready to break their attendance record again! 

Mandurah is is the next stop for the Series, followed by Busselton, Albany, Harvey, Bunbury and Carnarvon. 

Click here to read more about the Community Aquatic Series and register for an event near you! 

CAS Clincs and regionals Open Water Swimming Series Rounds are made possible thanks to the support from the Department of Sport and Recreation and Swimming Australia. 

Swimmer’s World Short Course State Team

Friday 16 September 

Over Friday 9 – Sunday 11 September more than 500 athletes competed at The West Australian Newspaper Short Course State Championships, vying to qualify for the Swimmer’s World Short Course State Team.

The team will travel to Canberra next weekend to represent Western Australia in the 2016 State Teams Age Short Course Championships.

The Championships will be held at the Australian Institute of Sport from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September. This is a team-based competition, in which state teams go-head-to-head in a variety of individual and relay events to score points for their state.

For our Western Australian swimmers, coaches and technical officials selected this represents an amazing opportunity.

“The National Championships are a great opportunity for our swimmers to compete with some of the best athletes from around the country,” said team co-ordinator William Rollo.

“This is a prestigious event and rewards our swimmers who have worked so hard throughout the winter season.”

The team’s preparation begins this weekend with a team orientation. This will give the swimmers a chance to come together as team a before they compete for state glory next weekend.

Click here to see the full list of swimmers, officials and coaches. 

Conference Sundowner

Wednesday 14 September

Following the Swimming WA Conference on Saturday 8 October, you’re invited to join us for a Sundowner at St. Catherine’s on Park. 

Located across the road from the UWA campus, St. Catherine’s is the perfect place to finish your 2016 Conference.

The 2016 Sundowner is going to be one to remember.

This is your chance to farewell our President of 12 years, Jeanette Bailey and welcome a new President as well as new committee and life members.

Don’t miss this unique networking opportunity!

Tickets are $55.00 and include a welcome drink plus an extensive menu with options for everyone!

Click here to buy your ticket now!

Day 3 WAN Short Course State Champs results & Swimmer's World State Team announcement here!

Sunday 11 September 2016

Welcome to day three of The West Australian Short Course State Championships - download your finals programme here now and stay tuned for all the results as they are made official.

The West Australian Newspaper Short Course State Championships - Results Day 3

200m Freestyle

Men’s: 12-13yo: J. Edwards-Smith (UWSC) 1:55.30, J. Dearle (CAQ) 2:03.39, J. Harris (UWSC) 2:05.50; 14yo: J. Wilson (BRW) 1:55.71, H. Moran (UWSC) 1:57.14, J. Jensen (BUN) 2:02.68; 15yo: K. Ireland (PERC) 1:55.75, J. Hill (UWSC) 1:57.07, A. Sudlow (UWSC) 1:57.42; 16yo: E. McAleese (ROC) 1:51.89, C. Smith (BRW) 1:55.10, A. Rogers (CAQ) 1:55.92; 17-18yo: A. Freeman (PERC)1:51.47, J. Govers (PERC) 1:51.81, B. Roberts (ARE) 1:53.35; Open: J. Govers (PERC) 1:51.81, E. McAleese (ROC) 1:51.89, B. Roberts (ARE) 1:53.35.

Women’s: 12-13yo: S. McFarlane (BRW) 2:06.20, A. Burgess (ARE) 2:11.37, M. Ince (ARE) 2:11.68; 14yo: C. Green (PERC) 2:07.92, E. Bond (UWSC) 2:08.98, C. Pratt (BRW) 2:09.07; 15yo: T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC) 2:03.94, K. Eastwood (PERC) 2:05.97, S. Vergone (KIN) 2:06.42; 16yo: C. Coten (PERC) 2:02.29, A. Lea (BRW) 2:04.79, S. Fenna (BVS) 2:05.33; 17-18yo: J. Tonner (PERC) 2:11.20; Open: C. Coten (PERC) 2:02.29, H. Barratt (ROC) 2:03.65, T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC) 2:03.94.

 

100m Breaststroke

Men’s:12-13yo: F. Burgess-Hamilton (UWSC) 1:13.16, T. Chong-Sue (UWSC) 1:13.70, C. Blacker (SWH) 1:16.30; 14yo: S. Page (PERC) 1:10.15, L. Todoro (BRW) 1:11.12, B. Waterman (BAR) 1:12.20; 15yo: S. Spencer (UWSC) 1:06.70, L. Joyce (PERC) 1:08.66, R. Joyce (PERC) 1:09.57; 16yo: I. Pollard (BVS) 1:07.08, E. Calleja (PERC) 1:08.01, K. Murray (GKSC) 1:09.43; 17-18yo: G. Harley (BRW) 1:00.35, J. Shepherd (UWSC) 1:05.15, B. Ireland (ALBA) 1:07.23; Open: T. Sucipto (ROC) 58.63, G. Harley (BRW) 1:00.35, J. Shepherd (UWSC) 1:05.15.

Women’s: 12-13yo: G. Prescott (AST) 1:16.18, S. Hasebe (UWSC) 1:16.33, K. Raffelt (PERC); 14yo: J. Mann (GKSC) 1:14.02, A. Monaghan (PERC) 1:14.74, G. Frank (WCA) 1:15.47; 15yo: L. Gastevich (ARE) 1:13.31, K. Parks (BVS) 1:14.14, S. Vergone (KIN) 1:14.45; 16yo: S. Morrow (ARE) 1:11.79, H. Van De Velde (GKSC) 1:15.49, C. Jones (BVS) 1:16.74; 17-18yo: K. McFarlane (PERC) 1:15.04, L. Weekes (AST) 1:15.33; Open: T.J. Dixon (BVS) 1:10.51, J. Spurr (PERC) 1:10.56, S. Morrow (ARE) 1:11.79.

 

100m Butterfly

Men’s: 12-13yo: C. Leach (WSS) 1:06.06, D. Badenhorst (KIN) 1:06.14, J. Lu (WCA) 1:06.96; 14yo: B. Wai (SLD) 59.80, J. Jensen (BUN) 1:03.75, I. Ho (STSH) 1:06.66; 15yo: K. Ireland (PERC) 58.94, S. Spencer (UWSC) 59.34, J. Davis (PERC) 59.38; 16yo: T. Cumming (UWSC) 57.68, A. Brinkworth (BVS) 59.05, A. Zachary (BRW) 59.19; 17-18yo: J. Smith (BRW) 55.83, J. Govers (PERC) 57.71, C. Purcell (SSPW) 57.45; Open: N. Brown (WSS) 52.36, J. Smith (BRW) 55.83, A. McAleese (ROC) 56.93.

Women’s: 12-13yo: K. Harrison (PERC) 1:04.17, T. Thornton (BRW) 1:04.48, A. Burgess (ARE) 1:06.43; 14yo: E. Bond (UWSC) 1:02.88, C. Williams (ALBA) 1:06.82, M. Ryan (PERC) 1:07.56; 15yo: T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC) 1:03.66, A. McGillivray (PERC) 1:03.74, K. Weekes (AST) 1:04.89; 16yo: S. Munks (UWSC) 1:06.20, F. Emma (BVS) 1:07.63, A. Pavlovic (GKSC) 1:09.39; 17-18yo: R. Lee (PERC) 1:02.09, J. Tonner (PERC) 1:02.87, B. Tay (UWSC) 1:04.71; Open: H. Barratt (ROC) 1:00.46, R. Lee (PERC) 1:02.09, C. Unwin (UWSC) 1:02.82.

Men’s 100m Freestyle MC - B. Popham S8 (ARE) 1:04.73, C. Jackson S14 (UWSC) 1:12.05, J. Hofer OAM S14 (PERC) 1:15.52.

 

800m Freestyle

Men’s:12-13yo: C. Verran (GKSC) 9:09.43, F. Burgess-Hamilton (UWSC) 9:09.52, A. Todoro (BRW) 9:17.29.

Women’s: 12-13yo: L. Beste (ROC) 9:37.96, L. Kruger (BRW) 9:41.36, K. Shepherd (ROC); 14yo: C. Green (PERC) 9:15.94, C. Pratt (BRW) 9:30. 85, P. McLennan (SWH) 9:32.21; 15yo: K. Eastwood (PERC) 9:00.98, T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC) 9:05.52, H. Claxton (BRW) 9:18.83; 16yo: C. Coten (PERC) 8:59.29, T. Viljoen (GMAS) 9:40.72; 17-18yo: T. Jensen (BUN) 9:17.68, C. Truscott (PERC) 9:20.12, A. Harding (SSPW) 10:10.43; Open: S. Downing (PERC) 8:38.87, C. Coten (PERC) 8:59.29, K. Eastwood (PERC) 9:00.98; 

 

200m Backstroke

Men’s: 12-13yo: J. Edwards-Smith (UWSC) 2:03.92, G. Law (SWH) 2:23.73, S. Beck (STSH) 2:26.27; 14yo: J. Wilson (BRW) 2:10.65, B. Wai (SLD) 2:14.41, R. Jegatheva (PERC) 2:15.10; 15yo: J. Thornton (BRW) 2:06.67, R. Rann (BUS) 2:10.19, C. Stewart (ROC) 2:11.85, 16yo: T. Jones (PERC) 2:01.20, C. Smith (BRW) 2:03.07, R. Kennedy (PERC) 2:07.53; 17-18yo: T. De Villiers (ARE) 2:01.87, K. Kalember (SLD) 2:02.94, B. Brbich (PERC) 2:12.14; Open: T. Jones (PERC) 2:01.20, T. De Villiers (ARE) 2:01.87, K. Kalember (SLD) 2:02.94.

Women’s: 12-13yo: T. Thornton (BRW) 2:18.64, E. Fry (STSH) 2:28.06, M. Stewart (BUN) 2:28.41; 14yo: J. Lymn (PAQ) 2:23.85, M. Ryan (PERC) 2:24.21; T. Watson (WSS) 2:25.78; 15yo: J. Hopkins (BUS) 2:15.69, Z. Butler (BUS) 2:23.12, E. Melton (ROC) 2:23.60; 16yo: S. Fenna (BVS) 2:18.24, C. Lee (GWD) 2:18.60, E. Warburton (UWSC) 2:22.00; 17-18yo: R. Lee (PERC) 2:15.53, M. Kennedy (PERC) 2:16.67; Open: H. Barratt (ROC) 2:12.87, R. Lee (PERC) 2:15.53, J. Hopkins (BUS) 2:15.69.

 

50m Freestyle

Men’s: 12-13yo: C. Leach (WSS) 26.54, J. Harris (UWSC) 26.74, J. Lu (WCA) 27.31; 14yo: H. Moran (UWSC), C. Brinkworth (BVS) 25.70, B. Wai (SLD) 25.78; 15yo: K. Ireland (PERC) 24.21, J. Davis (PERC) 24.27, J. Thornton (BRW) 24.56; 16yo: A. Brinkworth (BVS) 23.52, 17-18yo: K. Kalember (SLD) 23.28, J. Govers (PERC) 23.83, B. Hall (UWSC) 24.07; Open: B. Dingjan (SSPW) 22.47; H. Rose (PERC) 22.55, T. Sucipto (ROC) 22.70.

Women’s: 12-13yo: A. Burgess (ARE) 27.18, S. MacFarlane (BRW) 27.28, C. Edwards (UWSC) 27.32; 14yo: E. Bond (UWSC) 26.83, C. Frehner (UWSC) 27.77, G. Rothnie (SSPW) 27.82; 15yo: S. Vergone (KIN) 26.96, A. Ho (PERC) 27.08, L. Gastevich (27.11); 16yo: S. Fenna (BVS) 26.62, A. Lea (BRW) 26.61. S. Munks (UWSC) 27.25;17-18yo: B. Tay (UWSC) 26.61, J. Ling (UWSC) 26.95; Open: H. Barrat (24.91) S. Fenna (BVS) 25.94, B. Tay (UWSC) 26.61. 

 

50m Freestyle MC - B. Pophan S8 (ARE) 29.52, J. Hofer OAM S14 (PERC) 31.61, C. Jackson S14 (UWSC) 33.16.

 

200m IM

Men's: 12-13yo: T. Chong Su (UWSC) 2:20.55, J. Dearle (CAQ) 2:27.70, K. Wylie (WCA) 2:27.70; 14yo: R. Jegatheva (PERC) 2:15.43, L. Todoro (BRW) 2:16.19, J. Jensen (BUN) 2:19.56;15yo: S. Spencer (UWSC) 2:11.75, A. Rowse (ARE) 2:14.06, C. Stewart (ROC) 2:14.60; 16yo: E.Mcaleese (ROC) 2:03.81, I. Pollard (BVS) 2:10.39, R. Kennedy (PERC) 2:11.21; 17-18yo: A. Milligan (UWSC) 2:07.96, J. Smith (BRW) 2:04.04, K. Pollard (BRW) 2:04.26; Open: A. Milligan (UWSC) 2:01.00, E. Mcaleese (ROC) 2:03.81, J. Smith (BRE) 2:04.04.

 

4x100m Medley Relay

Men’s: 12-14yo: UWA West Coast (Edwards-Smith, Chong Sue, Moran, Harris) 4:12.68, Arena (Brown, Loller, Booth, McCulloch) 4:28.80, Breakers (Wilson, Downes, Todoro, Papasergio) 4:29.71; 15/O: Breakers (Vafeas, Harley, Smith, Smith) 3:44.64, UWA West Coast (Incerti, Shepherd, Cumming, Milligan) 3:46.58, Perth City (Jones, Rollo, Govers, Rose) 3:47.17.

Women’s: 12-14yo: UWA West Coast (Frehner, Hasebe, Bond, Edwards) 4:26.02, Perth City (Ryan, Monaghan, Harrison, Harrison) 4:34.54, Breakers (Thornton, Wilson, Pratt, MacFarlane) 4:36.22. 15/O: Perth City (Lee, Spurr, McGillivray, Coten) 4:17.67, UWSC (Warburton, Unwin, Tay, Munks) 4:23.65, Arena (Hall, Gastevich, Morrow, Thomas) 4:27.89.

 

West Australian Newspaper Short Course State Championships - Club Champions

Regional Club - Busselton 121.5, Bunbury 116, Peel Aquatic 89.

Metro Club - Perth City 1156, UWA West Coast 1102, Breakers 678.5

 

2016 Swimmer’s World State Team

Athletes - A. Sudlow (UWSC), A. Lea (BRW), A. Bell (UWSC), A. Monaghan (PERC), B. Roberts (ARE), B. Vafeas (BRW), C. Smith (BRW), C. Stewart (ROC), C. Frehner (UWSC), C. Green (PERC), C. Coten (PERC), E. Bond (UWSC), E. McAleese (ROC), H. Moran (UWSC), I. Pollard (BVS), J. Wilson (BRW), J. Mann (GKSC), J. Thornton (BRW), J. Hopkins (BUS), J. Davis (PERC), K. Pollard (BRW), K. Eastwood (PERC), K. Ireland (PERC), L. Joyce (PERC), L. Gastovich (ARE), M. Ryan (PERC), R. Kennedy (PERC), S. Morrow (ARE), S. McFarlane (BRW), S. Spencer (UWSC), S. Fenna (BVS), S. Vergone (KIN), T. Thornton (BRW), T. Jones (PERC), T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC).

Coaches - Will Scott - head coach (Rockingham), Bobby Jovanovich (Breakers), Deb Jones (Perth City), James Hornby (Kingsway), Garth Kates.

Technical Officials - Dot Harris (mentor official), Graham Shackles, Simon Holland, Barb Kelly, Kevin Murphy, Stella Carrara, Kaye Bolger (representing Swimming WA in an official Swimming Australia capacity), Same Coten (City of Perth Swimming Club)

Team staff - Carolyn Morrison (Team Manager), William Rollo (Team Coordinator), Penny Rollo (Team Coordinator).

 

Get your day 2 State Champs finals results & finals programme here!

Saturday 10 September 2016

The finals session for Day 2 of The West Australian Newspaper Short Course State Championships is about to get underway, and the programme is now available here.

Results will be posted here as they are made official - so stay tuned, and don't forget to check Swimming WA's Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat pages for updates and photos throughout the night.

400m freestyle

Men’s: 12-13yo: F. Burgess-Hamilton (UWSC) 4:25.07, C. Blacker (SWH) 4:26.12, C. Verran (GKSC) 4:26.19; 14yo: J. Wilson (BRW) 4:02.58, R. Bonsall (UWSC) 4:06.09, J. Jensen (BUN) 4:18.01; 15yo: A. Sudlow (UWSC) 4:04.04, L. Belke (SLD) 4:05.99, J. Hill (UWSC) 4:10.31; 16yo: E. McAleese (ROC) 3:51.95, R. Kennedy (PERC) 4:05.12, C. Lauriston (PERC) 4:10.00; 17-18yo: B. Roberts (ARE) 3:56.93 B. Brbich (PERC) 4:08.28, D. McAleese (ALBA) 4:16.63; Open: E. McAleese (ROC) 3:51.95, B. Roberts (ARE) 3:56.93, S. Wright (visitor) 4:02.30, J. Wilson (BRW) 4:02.58.

Women’s: 12-13yo: S. McFarlane (BRW) 4:27.39, L. Beste (ROC) 4:33.59, D. Tindall (BRW) 4:35.90; 14yo: C. Green (PERC) 4:27.83, C. Frehner (UWSC) 4:29.06, C. Pratt (BRW) 4:35.74. 15yo: K. Eastwood (PERC) 4:19.76, T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC) 4:24.46, M. Hall (ARE) 4:35.01; 16yo: C. Coten (PERC) 4:19.74, S. Munks (UWSC) 4:25.76, E. Warburton (UWSC) 4:27.45; 17-18yo: T. Jensen (BUN) 4:34.83. Open: S. Downing (PERC) 4:15.13, C. Coten (PERC) 4:19.74, K. Eastwood (PERC) 4:19.76

100m Backstroke MC - Men’s: C. Jackson S14 (UWSC) 1:22.82; Women’s: C. Munks (SUP) 2:15.08.

100m Backstroke

Men’s: 12-13yo: J. Edwards-Smith (UWSC) 57.51, T. Chong Sue (UWSC) 1:02.20, J. Dearle (CAQ) 1:04.49; 14yo: B. Wai (SLD) 1:01.90, R. Jegatheva (PERC) 1:02.05, J. Spencer (KWI) 1:02.76. 15yo: J. Thornton (BRW) 59.13, R. Rann (BUS) 1:00.23, J. Martin (GKSC) 1:00.29; 16yo: T. Jones (PERC) 54.91, B. Vafeas (BRW) 56.14, C. Smith (BRW) 57.83; 17-18yo:  T. DeVilliers (ARE) 56.53, K. Kalember (SLD) 56.95, B. Brbich (PERC) 1:00.03; Open:  T. Jones (PERC) 54.91, B. Vafeas (BRW) 56.14, T. De Villiers (ARE) 56.53.

Women’s: 12-13yo: T. Thornton (BRW) 1:04.11, A. Burgess (ARE) 1:07.11, M. Johnston-Walker (BUS) 1:07.88; 14yo: T. Watson (WSS) 1:06.44, J. Lymn (PAQ) 1:07.05, S. Newland (UWSC) 1:09.20; 15yo: J. Hopkins (BUS) 1:02.33, Z. Butler (BUS), E. Melton (ROC) 1:06.44; 16yo: S. Fenna (BVS) 1:02.09, E. Warburton (UWSC) 1:04.55, C. Yates (UWSC) 1:05.17; 17-18yo: J. Tonner (PERC) 1:02.22, R. Lee (PERC) 1:02.32, M. Kennedy (PERC) 1:04.39; Open: H. Barratt (ROC) 59.83, S. Fenna (BVS) 1:02.09, J. Tonner (PERC) 1:02.22.

Women’s 200m Individual Medley

12-13yo: C. Edwards (UWSC) 2:28.15, L. Beste (ROC) 2:29.32, M. Ince (ARE) 2:31.10; 14yo: C. Frehner (UWSC) 2:24.55, J. Mann (GKSC) 2:28.72, J. Lymn (PAQ) 2:30.63; 15yo: S. Vergone (KIN) 2:19.26, L. Gastevich (ARE) 2:25.22, K. Eastwood (PERC) 2:26.57; 16yo: S. Morrow (ARE) 2:17.21, C. Coten (PERC) 2:25.92, H. Van De Velde (GKSC) 2:29.10; 17-18yo: B. Tay (UWSC) 2:25.47, T. Jensen (BUN) 2:31.01; Open: S. Morrow (ARE) 2:17.21, T.J. Dixon (BVS) 2:18.30, S. Vergone (KIN) 2:19.26.

50m Freestyle MC - Men’s: B. Popham S8 (ARE) 30.22, J. Hofer OAM S14 (PERC) 31.86, C. Jackson S14 (UWSC) 32.68; Women’s: C. Munks S6 (SUP) 1:07.94.

100m Freestyle

Men’s:12-13yo: J. Edwards-Smith (UWSC) 53.81, J. Dearle (CAQ) 56.13, J. Harris (UWSC) 56.87; 14yo: H. Moran (UWSC) 52.86, J. Wilson (BRW) 54.67, B. Wai (SLD) 55.84; 15yo: K. Ireland (PERC) 53.36, J. Davis (PERC) 53.47, J. Thornton (BRW) 54.05; 16yo: T. Cumming (UWSC), A. Brinkworth (BVS) 52.64, C. Smith (BRW) 52.78; 17-18yrs: J. Govers (PERC) 51.14, K. Kalember (SLD) 51.17, A. Freeman (PERC) 51.26; Open: N. Brown (WSS) 49.66, H. Rose (PERC) 50.14, J, Govers (PERC) 51.14.

Women’s: 12-13yo: S. McFarlane (BRW) 59.35, A. Burgess (ARE) 59.44, K. Harrison (PERC) 59.94; 14yo: E. Bond (UWSC) 58.20, C. Green (PERC) 1:01.07, G. Rothnie (SSPW) 1:01.22; 15yo: J. Hopkins (BUS) 57.99, A. Ho (PERC) 58.78, E. Pederick (BUS) 59.62; 16yo: A. Lea (BRW) 57.20, S. Fenna (BVS) 57.47, S. Munks (UWSC) 58.81; 17-18yo: B. Beesley (UWSC) 57.37, J. Ling (UWSC) 58.22, B, Tay (UWSC) 58.40; Open: H. Barratt (ROC) 55.45, A. Lea (BRW) 57.20, B. Beesley (UWSC) 57.37.

200m Breaststroke

Men’s: 12-13yo: T. Chong Sue (UWSC) 2:37.49, F. Burgess-Hamilton (UWSC) 2:37.88, C. Blacker (SWH) 2:41.48; 14yo: L. Todoro (BRW) 2:33.78, S. Page (PERC) 2:35.17, S. Waterman (SWH) 2:44.56; 15yo: L. Joyce (PERC) 2:25.90, S. Spencer (UWSC) 2:30.72, T. Gregory (GKDC) 2:34.08; 16yo: I. Pollard (BVS) 2:23.27, E. Calleja (PERC) 2:27.63, K. Murray (GKSC) 2:28.91; 17-18yo: A. Milligan (UWSC) 2:09.82, G. Harley (BRW) 2:10.20, J. Shepherd (UWSC) 2:23.26; Open: L. Bremer (WCA) 2:07.19, T. Sucipto (ROC) 2:09.27, A. Milligan (UWSC) 2:09.82.

Women’s: 12-13yo: G. Prescott (AST) 2:43.00, K. Raffelt (PERC) 2:43.90, S. Hasebe (UWSC) 2:45.26; 14yo: J. Mann (GKSC) 2:37.63, A. Monaghan (PERC) 2:42.48, M. Larmour (PAQ) 2:45.43; 15yo: S. Vergone (KIN) 2:37.36, L. Gastevich (ARE) 2:41.74, J. Allan (PAQ) 2:43.38; 16yo: S. Morrow (ARE) 2:32.89, H. Van De Velde (GKSC) 2:42.12, C. Viljoen (GMAS) 2:47.61; 17-18yo: L. Weekes (AST) 2:43.00, K. McFarlane (PERC) 2:46.13; Open: T.J. Dixon (BVS) 2:32.76, S. Morrow (ARE) 2:32.89, S. Vergone (KIN) 2:37.36.

200m Butterfly

Men’s: 12-13yo: S. Beck (STSH) 2:26.84, R. Loller (ARE) 2:28.84, K. Richings (BUN) 2:35.62; 14yo: R. Bonsall (UWSC), J. Jensen (BUN) 2:14.96, B. Wai (SLD) 2:18.26; 15yo: C. Stewart (ROC) 2:10.82, B. Loller (ARE) 2:11.74, W. Lorimer (ROC) 2:14.68; 16yo: C. Lauriston (PERC) 2:06.98, C. Collins (PAQ) 2:13.30, H. Taverner (PERC) 2:26.94; 17-18yo: J. Smith (BRW) 2:04.44, K. Pollard (BRW) 2:02.12, J. Govers (PERC) 2:06.61; Open: J. Smith (BRW) 2:04.44, K. Pollard (BRW) 2:02.12, A. McAleese (ROC) 2:03.85.

Women’s: 12-13yo: T. Thornton (BRW) 2:23.29, D. Tindall (BRW) 2:28.85, L. Beste (ROC) 2:32.05; 14yo: E. Bond (UWSC) 2:20.90, C. Pratt (BRW) 2:29.03, M. Ryan (PERC) 2:33.10; 15yo: T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC) 2:19.69, K. Weekes (AST) 2:23.69, A. McGillivray (PERC) 2:25.68; 16yo: C. Coten (PERC) 2:27.26, C. Viljoen (GMAS) 2:41.88, J. Barnes (BRW) 2:45.22; 17-18yo: J. Tonner (PERC) 2:16.29, R. Lee (PERC) 2:22.49, M. Kennedy (PERC) 2:24.90; Open: C. Unwin (UWSC) 2:15.16, J. Tonner (PERC) 2:16.29, T. Canavate-Blankendaal (ROC).

4x200m Freestyle Relay

Men’s: UWA West Coast (Hill, Hewitt, Milligan, Incerti) 7:36.02; Breakers (Smith C, Pollard, Smith J, Wilson) 7:37.48; Perth City (Ireland, Freeman, Rollo, Govers) 7:38.64.

Women’s: U14 yo: UWA West Coast (Bond, Frehner, Hasebe, Edwards) 1:52.52; Breakers (Watene, Righton, Knox, Macfarlane) 1:54.00; Arena (Ince, Young, Thomson, Burgess) 1:54.63; Perth City (Harrison, Smit, Godfrey, Ryan) 1:55.70; 

4x50m Freestyle Relay

Men’s: UWA West Coast (Edwards-Smith, Bonsall, Chong, Morgan) 1:42.02; Breakers (Downes, Papasergio, Todoro, Wilsion) 1:47.18) Westside Christchurch (Lu, Shipton, Elks, Wylie) 1:47.18;  Arena (McCulloch, Solly, Booth, Brown) 1:51.02.

Women’s: Perth City (Coten, Downing, Eastwood, Spurr) 8:29.80; UWA West Coast (Beesley, Yates, Warburton, Munks) 8:41.95; Perth City (Lee, Truscott, Ho, Green) 8:46.72; Rockingham (Canavate-Blakendaal, Rodgers, Beste, Beste, Barratt) 8:52.40.

Opening night of The West Australian Short Course State Champs

 

Friday 9 September 2016

The West Australian Newspapers Short Course State Championships are underway at HBF Stadium, with timed finals taking place this evening.

It is a great atmosphere at Western Australia's premier short course event, where 585 swimmers from more than 30 clubs are vying for glory this weekend.

The evening got off to a great start with the girls 14&U 200m medley relay team from UWA West Coast breaking the WA AT State, WA AT Club, WA Res State, WA Res Club, WA AC State and WA AC Club record in a time of 1:59.53.

 

The West Australian Newspaper Short Course State Championships

Results - Friday 9 September 2016

Friday 9 September 2016

14&U 200m medley relay

Boys: UWA West Coast (Edwards-Smith, Chong Sue, Moran, Harris) 1:54.13; Perth City (Rachetti, Page, Jegatheva, Wright) 1:59.68; Arena (Brown, Loller, Booth, McCulloch) 2:01.99; Girls: UWA West Coast (Frehner, Hasebe, Bond, Edwards) 1:59.53; Perth City (Smit, Monaghan, Harrison, Green) 2:02.26; Breakers (Thornton, Wilson, Tindall, MacFarlane) 2:04.13.

400m individual medley

Boys 12-15yo: S. Calum (ROC) 4:45.57, B. Loller (ARE) 4:45.84, W. Lorimer (ROC) 4:47.67;  Men’s16&O: A. Milligan (UWSC) 4:17.58, K. Pollard (BRW) 4:19.11, E. McAleese (ROC) 4:20.76. Girls 12-15yo: S. Vergone (KIN) 4:56.02, K. Eastwood (PERC) 4:59.84, C. Frehner (UWSC) 5:02.69; Women’s 16&O: S. Morrow (ARE) 4:47.36, G. Truscott (PERC) 5:10.24, C. Viljoen (GMAS) 5:17.25.

400m freestyle relay

Boys 14&U: UWA West Coast (Moran, Harris, Edwards-Smith, Chong Sue) 3:42.56, Perth City (Sinclair, Rachetti, Page, Le Page) 4:01.49, Arena (McCulloch, Battle, Solly, Booth) 4:07.64. Girls 14&U: Breakers (Pratt, Tindall, Thornton, MacFarlane) 3:58.75, UWA West Coast (Edwards, Bond, Frehner, Newland) 4:01.44, Perth City (Harrison, Smit, Monaghan, Green) 4:06.98. Men’s 15/O: UWA West Coast (Milligan, Cumming, Hall, Incerti) 3:23.00, Perth City (Ireland, Freeman, Rose, Govers) 3:24.79, Southside Penrhos Wesley (Dingjan, Waldhuter, Harding, Purcell) 3:25.00. Women’s 15/O: UWA West Coast (Tay, Warburton, Beesley, Munks) 3:52.39, Bay View Saints (Fenna, Dixon, Parks, Nash) 3:56.84, Perth City (Lee, McGillivray, Ho, Ryan) 3:57.27.

Men 1500m freestyle 

14yo: J. Wilson (BRW) 15:54.85, R. Bonsall (UWSC) 16:12.23, R. Jegatheva (PERC) 16:46.64; 15yo: A. Sudlow (UWSC) 15:58.48, R. Brown (UWSC) 16:45.96, J. Shepherd (ROC) 17:02.19; 16yo: R. Kennedy (PERC) 15:51.05, J. Luff (SLD) 17:35.58; 17-18yo: B. Roberts (ARE) 15:27.60, B. Brbich (PERC) 16:20.12, N. Rollo (PERC) 16:26.69; 19/O: O. Bourne (ARE) 15:52.93.

Register now for the 2016/17 Open Water Swimming Series!

 

Friday 9 September

Registrations for the 2016/17 Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series are now open!

Swimming WA’s OWS Series is back bigger and better for the 2016/17 Season. Now in its 12th year, the series has expanded to see 16 events run across Perth and regional WA from October to April. 

Events start at 500m for children aged 9 and up and span distances all the way up to 10km. While swimmers can use their times to qualify for Nationals and/or record an official placing and score points in the OWS series, Swimming WA encourages everyone to have a go and be a part of this exciting series. 

The OWS Series kicks off in Geraldton on 10 October where more than 100 swimmers are expected to take part in the 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km swims.

Take advantage of the Geraldton early bird special and register free for the 500m swim until Friday 23 September!

Those who are not Swimming WA Annual or Seasonal members can still take part in the Series by purchasing a Leisure Swim Membership here for $17.50.

To see the full calendar of events and register, click here.

The West Australian Newspaper State Championships preview

Thursday 8 October 

From Friday 9 September – Sunday 11 September more than 585 of Western Australia’s best and brightest swimmers will converge on HBF Stadium to compete in The West Australian Newspaper State Open and Age Short Course State Championship.

Athletes will go head-to-head in more than 150 individual and relay events over three days of competition.  

This meet represents the last chance for athletes to earn a place in the Swimmer’s World Short Course State Team.

With so many talented swimmers using this meet to qualify, it’s sure to be a weekend of exciting swimming.  

Friday night will see 2015 Nationals finalist Jake Smith (Breakers), 2016 Nationals gold medallist Ethan McAleese (Rockingham), 2016 Nationals finalist Alex Milligan (UWA West Coast) and 2016 open water medallist Solomon Wright (Pro-ma Miami) to head-to-head in the Men’s 400IM.

This is will be a close race and is not to be missed!

The women’s 400IM will be another tough competition with Sachi Morrow (Arena) and Sophie Vergone (Kingsway Swimming Club), both members of the Silver Performance Pathway Programme, the favourites to battle it out for the top spot.

Make sure you’re there on Friday night to see all the action. 

Finals sessions will commence at 5.30pm each evening.

Updates and results will be available via the Swimming WA website and social media and the live stream of the event can be accessed by clicking here.

Throssell announces move to UWA West Coast Swimming Club

Saturday 3 September 2016

Western Australian Olympian Brianna Throssell has announced today she has shifted swimming clubs, moving to UWA West Coast, based at HBF Stadium in Claremont, effective immediately.

Throssell, who returned to Perth last week following her Olympic debut in Rio, will move from Perth City Swimming Club, where she has trained for the past seven years.

Throssell said the move was amicable.

“I am a creature of habitat having been educated at Perth College for 13 years and a member of the Perth City Swimming Club for seven, so the decision to part ways with my coach Matt Magee hasn’t been made lightly,” she said.

“I am very excited to announce that I will now be coached by high performance WAIS coach Mick Palfery. I am certainly looking forward to training with like-minded athletes and using world class facilities WAIS has to offer.”

WAIS runs two high performance swimming centres in the Perth metropolitan area, at HBF Stadium in Claremont and the northern high performance centres at HBF Arena in Joondalup and Craigie Leisure Centre.

“Perth City Swimming Club and Matt Magee have done an exceptional job in preparing Brianna for the Olympic Games,” said Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley.

“We wish her the very best for her future at the WAIS High Performance Training Centre, which is a gold standard facility. 

“We are very pleased Brianna has made the decision to continue her swimming career here in Western Australia.”

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Tess Fisher, Swimming WA Marketing & Communications Manager, 0455 550 677, [email protected]

Notice of Swimming WA 2016 Annual General Meeting

Friday 26 August 2016

The Swimming WA 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 8 October at 11:30am at the University of Western Australia Business School. Read the full memo here.

To ensure that your Club is eligible to vote, please confirm that it has affiliated with Swimming WA for 2016/17 and nominated a delegate to represent your Club. 

Positions to be elected:

There are two three-year Director positions to be filled at the election to be conducted at the upcoming AGM.

The following Director terms expire; 

Nominations for the elected board members:

Nominations for all elected positions close 5:00pm Friday 16September 2016 and must be delivered to, or received by mail at, the Swimming WA office, Beatty Park Leisure Centre, Vincent Street, North Perth by that date. Nominations, which can only be submitted on the correct form(s), must be signed and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer.

Mailed nominations should be addressed to PO Box 205, Leederville, WA 6006, to be received before the closing date.

Late nominations cannot be accepted. Click here for the selection criteria and nomination form.

 

Voting method:

The Swimming WA board has determined that votes will be received and counted by an independent third party and it has appointed Elections Australia Pty Ltd. to manage the online voting process.

 

Nominations for Swimming WA Life Membership:

Nominations for Life Membership close 5pm Friday 9 September 2016 and must be delivered to, or received by mail at, the Swimming WA office, Beatty Park Leisure Centre, Vincent Street, North Perth by that date. Nominations, which can only be submitted on the correct form(s), must be signed and addressed to the Chief Executive Officer. Mailed nominations should be addressed to PO Box 205, Leederville, WA 6903, to be received before the closing date.

Click here for the selection criteria and nomination form.

 

Expressions of Interest for Swimming WA Board Committees and Operational Committee Positions

Click here for Expressions Of Interest documentation for the Swimming WA Board Committee and Operational Committee Positions.

Expressions of interest must be received no later than 5:00pm Friday 16 September 2016.

The Terms of Reference for each Committee is available on the Swimming WA website under ‘About Us’ – ‘Swimming WA Board and Committees’.

Swimming WA Board and Operational Committees;

Under the Swimming WA Constitution Section 32, Swimming WA Board Operational Committees will be appointed rather than elected. The Term of appointments will be two (2) years (Oct 12016 – Sept 30 2018). The Swimming WA Board has the power to create additional committees, but at minimum these committees must include;

Finance and Governance Committee;                                  (5 vacancies)

Honours and Awards Committee;                                       (5 vacancies)

Competition Planning Committee;                                      (6 Vacancies)

Technical Education and Officials Committee;                      (6 Vacancies)

Open Water Swimming Committee;                                   (5 Vacancies)

High Performance Committee.                                            (7 Vacancies)

Late Expressions of Interest cannot be accepted.

WA's youngest English Channel success

Tuesday August 23

On Friday 19 August Meg Stephens from Perth City Swimming Club successfully swam the English Channel solo. Only one in five people who attempt the crossing ever complete it, and Meg’s efforts have made her the youngest WA swimmer ever to do so.

Meg finished the swim in an impressive 12 hours and one minute, after waiting in Dover for more than three weeks for the wild weather to subside.  

With a 35km width, freezing water temperatures and unpredictable weather conditions, it’s not surprising that Meg’s family and coach (Ian Mills) were shocked at her ambitious dream to swim the English Channel.

“I told my coach I was doing the Channel about a year ago, and he thought I was joking”, Meg said.

“For a couple of weeks we didn’t do anything about it and then eventually we had a four hour meeting to discuss the possibilities.”

The first step in Meg’s mission to prove herself as a serious contender for the English Channel Swim was to do the Rottnest Channel solo. In the lead up she got pneumonia and broke a rib, but that didn’t stop her from finishing the swim in just under five hours.

“After that my training really began,” said Meg.

“Bathers Beach was my first cold swim, that lasted 20 minutes. I then had a couple more goes and worked myself up to two and a half hours.”

In April of this year Meg travelled to Melbourne to take part in a cold-water camp, which involved more than twenty hours of cold-water swimming in two days. The final day of the camp saw participants do their qualifying swim for the Channel. 

“The minimum time for the qualifying is six hours but I decided to do two extra hours to fully prepare myself, which I am now grateful for,” said Meg.

Meg’s father Greg, who accompanied her to England, felt that even before diving in Meg had learned a lot from the experience.

“We have come to appreciate that the Channel crossing is as far away from an exact science as is possible,” he said.

 “A year of gruelling preparation does not guarantee that you even get to start, it is all weather dependent. Meg has acquired many life skills just dealing with all the factors and the emotional roller coaster.” 

The West Australian Newspaper Junior Short Course and Short Course Challenge

Monday August 22

Over Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21 over 400 swimmers from 19 clubs converged on HBF Stadium for the West Australian Newspaper 2016 Junior Short Course Challenge and West Australian Newspaper 2016 Short Course Challenge. 

The meet provided an opportunity for swimmers of all ages to compete in fun, exciting events. Juniors were presented medals for placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. It was also an opportunity to qualify for the Swimmer’s World Short Course State Team who will compete in the 2016 Sate Team Age Short Course Championship.

“The Short Course and Junior Short Course Challenge presented an enormous opportunity for our hard working coaches and athletes to show their hard work over the short course season,” said Carolyn Morrison, Swimming WA Performance and Development Manager.

“It was great to see so many competitors and their families, coaches, volunteers and technical officials taking part.”

Swimming WA raises over $6,000 for multi-class swimmers 

Monday August 22

Between May and July of this year Swimming WA conducted its first fundraising appeal through the Australian Sports Foundation. The appeal was a huge success; raising $6,142 to be put towards a classification day to help athletes living with a disability to attain a classification and compete at Swimming WA sanctioned meets.

“Some of these funds will also be allocated to training a Western Australian resident as a classifier.” Said Performance and Development Manager Carolyn Morrison.

“This will remove the need for a classifier to be a flown to WA and allow for more frequent classification days.”

“We are pleased to announce that Swimming Australia have also confirmed their support of the multi class classification day, meaning that more of the funds raised can be allocated to the clubs that took part in fundraising and have multi-class swimmers such as Superfins, Southside Penrhos Wesley, UWA West-Coast and Westside Christchurch Aquatic”

The date of the classification day is yet to be finalised with Swimming Australia and will be communicated as soon as this is confirmed.

Swimming WA received generous donations through the Swimmer of the Year event, auction items, cash donations and online donations through the Swimming WA Foundation.  Swimming WA would like to thank all those that supported this appeal and look forward to making a difference to multi-class swimming in Western Australia. 

Swimming WA Launches the Westpac Summer League

August 19

Over eight weeks this summer, Swimming WA will present the Westpac Summer League! The League invites swimmers from participating Clubs to take part in fun, social carnivals to earn points for their team, record official times and make new friends.

 

The League is open to anyone over aged eight and over who is an affiliated member at

 

-       South Shore;

-       Westside Christ Church Aquatic;

-       Kwinana;

-       Rockingham;

-       Lesmurdie Legends;

-       Armadale Kelmscott;

-       Thornlie;

-       Riverton Aquanauts;

-       Kingsway Swimming;

-       Central Aquatic;

-       Barracudas or 

-       Breakers

 

After each round, Clubs with the most points will come together at Beatty Park for a final showdown.

 

2016 Summer League Dates

 

South West Metro Region

Round 1: Sunday, 16 October, LeisureFit Booragoon
3pm warm up; 3.30pm start 
Hosted by South Shore Swimming Club

Round 2: Sunday, 30 October, Kwinana Requatic
1pm warm up; 1.30pm start
Hosted by Kwinana Swimming Club

Round 3: Sunday, 13 November, Christchurch Grammar School 
10am warm up; 10.45am start
Hosted by Westside Christchurch Swimming Club

 

South East Metro Region

Round 1: Sunday 16 October, St Brigid’s College Swimming Pool
1pm warm up; 1.30pm start
Hosted by Lesmurdie Legends Swimming Club

Round 2: Sunday, 30 October, Gosnells Leisure World
12.30pm warm up; 1pm start
Hosted by Thornlie Swimming Club

Round 3: Saturday, 12 November, Riverton Leisureplex
3pm warm up; 3,30pm start
Hosted by Riverton Swimming Club

 

North Metro Region

Round 1: Sunday, 16 October, Craigie Leisure Centre
1.30pm warm up; 2pm start
Hosted by Breakers Swimming Club

Round 2: Saturday, 29 October, Bayswater Waves
1pm warm up, 1.30pm start
Hosted by Central Aquatic Swimming Club

Round 3: Saturday 12 November, Churchlands Senior High School
2pm warm up; 2.30pm start
Hosted by Barracudas Swimming Club

 

Final

Sunday, 11 December, Beatty Park Leisure Centre
12pm warm up; 12.30pm start
Hosted by Swimming WA

 

To be a part of this celebration of team spirit, rivalry and fun, register now on My Swim Results

Keeping Our Sport Safe

 

Tuesday August 9

Last month Swimming Australia published the new “Safe Sport Framework”, a document now applicable to swimming across Australia.

The Framework represents the culmination of 12 months of work from members of Swimming Australia’s “Safe Sport Committee” and sets the benchmark for Australian sport in safeguarding Children and Young People.

Along with the code of conduct, the Framework;

-       Specifically commits to keeping our Children and Young People safe in swimming;

-       Clarifies and raises the standards of behaviour for dealing with Children and Young People through a new “Code of Conduct for dealing with Children and Young People”;

-       Consolidates our current role-specific Codes of Conduct into one General Code of Conduct;

-       Strengthens and clarifies processes and procedures when safe sport concerns or incidents arise;

-       Requires more rigorous recruitment and screening procedures, as well as reporting by all organisations in swimming; and

-       Provides guidance, advice, tips and tools to assist us to keep each other and our sport safe.

Swimming WA welcomes this essential development to the sport. 

“It is a really important development for our sport.

This is also a good time to ensure Safe Sport is on the agenda for any upcoming committee forums” said Swimming WA Performance and Development Manager, Carolyn Morrison.

To read the Safe Sport Framework click here.  

Cook's Olympic debut one to remember with a sixth in the 400m freestyle final

Monday 8 August 2016

Western Australian Olympian Tamsin Cook has finished sixth in the final of the women's 400m freestyle in Rio, during day two of competition.

Cook, who trains under WAIS coach Mick Palfery and is a member UWA West Coast Swimming Club, smashed two seconds of her PB in the heat earlier today, slipping in to the finals line up as the eighth fastest qualifier.

The 17yo remained steady during her finals swim, finishing just ahead of fellow Australian Dolphins teammate Jessica Ashwood with a time of 4:05.30.

The event saw USA's Katie Ledecky obliterate her own world record time by almost two seconds, finishing in 3:56.46.

Two gold medals and a world record in a fantastic first day of swimming in Rio

Sunday 7 August 2016

The Australian Dolphins Swim team has returned to the pool in fine form, four years after demonstrating success in the pool is not a given.

Mack Horton (400m freestyle) and the team of Emma Mckeon, Brittany Elmslie, Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell (4x100m freestyle) secured two gold medals for Australia, with the women also setting a new world record with their time of 3:30.65.

After commenting his heat 400m freestyle swim was the easiest way to do a 3:43, Horton held off China's Sun Yan taking out gold with a new PB of 3:41.55.

WA's Blair Evans (UWA West Coast, c. Bud McAllister) didn't make the final after finising 7th in her 400m IM heat. The fifth and final heat saw Hungary's Katinka Hosszu fall just short of setting a new world record time, with the self-proclaimed Iron Lady going on to smash the world record in the final, finishing in 4:26.36.

In a story by The West Australian following her swim, Evans is quoted as saying she was disappointed but also was proud of her ability to return to the world stage.

"I'm really proud of myself for even walking out there today. It's been a really long, hard road.

"The swim hurt a lot. I know I left nothing out there but obviously was disappointed with the time.

"One thing I have learnt over the past couple of years and my whole swimming career is to swim our own race. I tried to do that to the best of my ability. I saw the camera going past me so I knew (Hosszu) was going to go bloody fast. But, you know, what an athlete."

The support for Evans has been ongoing since her swim at 1.30am Perth time on Sunday morning, with people showing their support on the Swimming WA and West Australian Sport Facebook pages.

Evans will now be cheering on UWA West Coast teammate Tamsin Cook (c. Mick Palfery), who is the next Western Australian to suit up. Cook will compete in heat 4 of the women's 400m freestyle (approx. 1.40am Monday Perth local time). The 17-year-old will then take on the 800m freestyle, appearing in heat 3 at approximately 12.45am on Friday morning (AWST).

In between Cook's freestyle efforts, Perth City's Brianna Throssell (c. Matt Magee) will compete in the 200m butterfly, appearing in heat 3 at approximately 12.30am on Wednesday morning (AWST).

Tonight's second heats session kicks off just after midnight local time, with the women's 100m backstroke heats, followed by the men's 200m freestyle, women's 100m breaststroke, men's 100m backstroke, women's 400m freestyle and the men's 4x100m freestyle relay.

For more information on the action in the pool thus far, and that to come visit these sites: Swimming AustraliaSwim Swam or Swimming WA gold level sponsor The West Australian.

For the full event schedule click here.

- by Tess Fisher

Image courtesy of Getty Images, via au.news.yahoo.com.

Watch our Swimming WA TRio

Friday August 5

With the Olympics kicking off this weekend we couldn’t be more excited to cheer on all our Swimming WA athletes, coaches and officials as they represent their country.

Swimming WA’s resident Olympic expert, Will has put together a comprehensive guide for you on when you can see our WA TRio in action and what to look out for in their swims.

Blair Evans - UWA West Coast Swimming Club

Coach - Bud McAllister

Event - 400 Individual Medley

Heat - Session 1 (6 August AM)

Final - Session 2 (6 August PM)

World Rank - 8th

Although Blair has battled some niggling injuries over the last few months, inside sources have suggested she has been training the house down to secure her maiden Olympic final. Blair is Australia's best shot in this event after winning the 400 IM at Olympic Trials in April and with the expert guidance from Bud McAllister there is no doubt that she will be in fighting form for the Olympics.

Blair's strongest points are the Breaststroke and Freestyle legs so watch for her bringing it home in the last half of the race.

Tamsin Cook - UWA West Coast Swimming Club

Coach - Michael Palfery

Event - 400m Freestyle

Heat - Session 3 (7 August AM)

Final - Session 4 (7 August PM)

World Rank - 14th

Tamsin is the youngest member of the Australia Swim Team this year and will be competing in her first senior international meet at none other than the Olympic Games. Although Tamsin is in fighting form from all her hard work and training, the Women’s 400m Freestyle is especially competitive this year. This event will be amazing viewing in Rio not only because our very own Tamsin Cook will be doing us proud, but the whole field will be pushing to lengths that have not be seen before; an event not to be missed.

Tamsin is also expected to race the heat of the Women's 4x200m Freestyle.

Brianna Throssell - Perth City Swimming Club

Coach - Matt Magee

Event - 200m Butterfly

Heat - Session 7 (9 August AM)

Semi-Final - Session 8 (9 August PM)

Final - Session 10 (10 August PM)

World Rank - 6th

Brianna will take to the pool on day 4 to begin her Olympic campaign. After posting a time of 2:09.17 in the 200m Butterfly at Olympic trials in April, Brianna goes into to Rio the favourite to bring WA back a medal.  

Brianna has shown that she’s strong on the international scene after finishing 4th at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan.

If all goes to plan she will be extremely close and it will be awesome race to watch.

For updates on all our swimmers, make sure you like the Swimming WA Facebook page

Westpac dives in to support swimming in WA

Friday 5 August 2016

On the eve of the Rio Olympics and in a huge boost for swimming throughout Western Australia, leading banking group Westpac has partnered with Swimming WA.

The partnership will see Westpac take on a Gold level partnership with the Association, effective immediately.

Westpac will support a host of key programmes and events including:

• the Open Water Swimming Series;

• the prestigious 2017 Swimmer of the Year Awards;

• the inaugural Women in Swimming event;

• the Spirit Carnival. 

The banking group, which has 91 branches across Western Australia and services more than nine million consumer customers nationally, will support the Spirit Carnival – an event run by Swimming WA in conjunction with The Royal Life Saving Society aimed at promoting swimming in WA’s regional Indigenous communities.

Westpac and Swimming WA will also work together to undertake the inaugural Women in Swimming event, which will celebrate the achievements of women throughout the swimming community.

Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley said the support of Westpac will have a significant impact on the future of swimming throughout the state.

“On behalf of Swimming WA I am thrilled to announce Westpac is coming on board as a Gold level sponsor for the next three years,” he said.

“From our development programmes, the Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series through to high performance, Westpac will be involved with all aspects of Western Australian swimming.

“As we take a moment in the coming days to enjoy the Rio Olympic Games and cheer on our Western Australian athletes, officials and coaches, we can now also celebrate that the opportunity a partnership such as this affords.”

Westpac’s State General Manager WA, Jason Green, said the partnership will result in benefits for Swimming WA’s 83 affiliated Clubs and individual Members.

“Westpac is a proud supporter of the Western Australian community and this partnership allows us to become more involved in ensuring swimming becomes an essential part of the Western Australian way of life,” he said.

“Since 2008 the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service has been patrolling the skies above the WA coastline and this partnership, along with the Open Water Swimming Series, is a natural fit in supporting the WA community.”

KEY INFORMATION

Swimming WA - Swimming WA is one of the leading sporting organisations in Western Australia, representing 83 Clubs and more than 9500 registered members across the state. Swimming WA is proudly Western Australian and leads the aquatic industry in the state. No matter whether it is Learn to Swim, competitive swimming in the pool, recreational swimming or holding open water events, our association is focused on providing access to swimming wherever people may live in Western Australia. Our aim is to create a well defined development pathway for swimmers, coaches, volunteers and officials at all levels and encourage swimmers to get involved, from grassroots juniors through to world champions. As a not-for-profit organisation, Swimming WA relies on its generous sponsors and supporters, enabling the growth of swimming as a sport in Western Australia.

Spirit Carnival - The Spirit Carnival is a joint initiative between Swimming WA and The Royal Life Saving Society - Western Australia aimed at increasing the participation of indigenous Australians in swimming. Commencing last season in Port Hedland, the 2016/17 season will see the Spirit Carnival expand into a second location in Bunbury.

Open Water Swimming Series - The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series is the largest of its kind in Australia. The OWS Series has become an icon of the Western Australian sporting calendar, attracting amateur and professional swimmers from ages nine to 99 Now in its 12th year, the Series has expanded to include 17 events run across Perth and regional WA from October to April. For the 2016/17 season, Westpac will become the presenting partner for Round 2 of the OWS Series at Cottesloe (Saturday 29 October 2016) and Round 14 which is a new event where swimmers will cross the Swan River from South Perth to the Perth CBD (Saturday 18 March 2017). For all released dates and locations visit openwaterswimming.com.au.

Swimmer of the Year Awards - This annual gala event rewards and recognises the swimmers, coaches, athletes, officials and volunteers who give so much of their time to swimming in WA. The Awards have become a much loved and prestigious event in Western Australian swimming, with the major award - The Lyn McClements Swimmer of the Year - much anticipated within the community. The 2016 Swimmer of the Year Awards were held on Saturday 28 May with the Lyn McClements Swimmer of the Year being awarded to 2016 Olympian Brianna Throssell (Perth City Swimming Club) for the second consecutive year.

Women in Swimming event - This year will marks the introduction of a Women in Swimming event, to celebrate the women who contribute so much to the sport of swimming.

 

Pictured above are: Swimming WA CEO Darren Beazley, Westpac State General Manager WA Jason Green, Arena Swimming Club members Freya Clouston (bottom left) and Charlotte Ericksen (right) and Swimming WA Junior Dolphin and WestSwim participant Max Fisher (front centre). 

Media contact: Tess Fisher, Marketing & Communications Manager, Swimming WA, 0455 550 677, tess.fisher@wa.swimming.org.au

Olympic swimming champions story series – where the dream begins

3 August 2016 

 

Champion West Australian Olympic swimmers tell their stories about where the dream began in a video series by Aqua Technics and Swimming WA.

The videos feature some of WA’s most prominent swimming champions over the last fifty years.

Here in Australia swimming clubs are known for being incubators for Olympic talent, and that is heavily complemented when people have access to a backyard pool.

All our champions have a similar message – the dream begins in your backyard pool.

The video below features Blair Evans who will be representing Australia in the 2016 Rio Olympics. She will be competing in the Women’s 400 metre Individual Medley

 


 

 

 

 

Olympic Alumni Pass on Advice

Wednesday 3rd August

With the 2016 Summer Olympics kicking off this Saturday, one of Swimming WA’s former Olympians, Lara Mist has reflected on her experience and given some advice to this year’s cohort.

Lara made her international debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she finished 6th in the 200m IM. She was also member of the 2006 Australian Commonwealth Games Swimming Team where she won a bronze medal in the same event.

“By far my favourite part of being at the Olympics was swimming in the Olympic final for the 200 IM” Lara said.

“Having achieved my goal of making the final, the experience was amazing and felt so fantastic to have realised my dream of both competing at an Olympic games and realising my own expectations for performance at the games."

Lara reflected that her Olympic experience was also full of highlights from outside the pool, saying that staying in the Olympic Village and meeting other athletes from around the world was an uplifting experience.

This year, fellow WA swimmer Blair Evans will be competing in another of Lara’s events, the 400m IM. Lara advised that it’s race of tactics and that swimmers need to play to their strengths.

“I think everyone would experience it differently at different stages of the race” she said.

“It is definitely one of the toughest races and no doubt all the athletes will be hurting big time when they get onto the breastroke leg, and definitely by the last 100m Freestyle”.

Now, just a few days out from the Opening Ceremony, Lara advised that although the excitement and anticipation would be growing, the athletes should be trying to maintain a routine and keep relaxed and focused.

Follow Swimming WA on Facebook for updates on our swimmers and coverage of all their events. 

Introducing Giorgia - Swimming WA’s new Communications & Events Officer

Monday 1st August 2016

Swimming WA is excited to announce the recent appointment of Giorgia Beasley in the new position of Communications and Events Officer. Giorgia will be keeping you entertained across Swimming WA’s social media and digital channels as well as creating amazing swimming events.

“I’m so excited to be working with Swimming WA. I’ve always loved swimming and I can’t wait to be involved in putting together some great events,” Giorgia said.

“Swimming is such an exciting sport and I’m really looking forward to promoting it and getting more people involved.”

With a degree in Commerce Marketing/Management and a graduate certificate in Strategic Communication, Giorgia comes to Swimming WA with a wealth of knowledge. 

Most recently she has undertaken a communications internship with the Activ Foundation, a disability service provider in Perth.

Giorgia will work with Marketing and Communications Manager Tess Fisher and will be an intergral point of contact for Club media officers in spreading the message about swimming throughout Western Australia.

She is available at giorgia.beasley@wa.swimming.org.au or on (08) 9328 4599.

Where did the dream begin? Olympian Fiona Alessandri (Wildy) shares.

Sunday 31 July 2016

Champion West Australian Olympic swimmers tell their stories about where the dream began in a video series by Aqua Technics and Swimming WA.

The videos feature some of WA’s most prominent swimming champions over the last fifty years.

Here in Australia swimming clubs are known for being incubators for Olympic talent, and that is heavily complemented when people have access to a backyard pool.

All our champions have a similar message – the dream begins in your backyard pool.

Watch the first of in our series Fiona Alessandri – who represented Australia in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She competed in the Women’s 100 metres Butterfly and the Women’s 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay.

The West Australian Short Course Qualifying Meet off to a flying start

Saturday 30 July 2016

The West Australian Newspapers Qualifying Meet #2 is well underway at HBF Stadium, with more than 730 competitors from 37 Clubs converging on HBF Stadium for a weekend of short course competition.

The meet is being hosted by Arena Swim Club, and all results are streamed live to the Meet Mobile app.

The host Club had a stellar start to the meet on Friday night, with three of its swimmers (Justin Martin, Oliver Bourne & Brodie Loller) taking out the first three events (mixed 50m backstroke, mixed 13&O 1500m freestyle, mixed 50m butterfly).

The meet continues until Sunday afternoon. For more photos visit the Swimming WA Facebook page here.

Night one results - Friday 29 July 2016

Mixed 50m backstroke - J. Martin (ARE) 27.15, C. Smith (BRW) 28.95, A. Rogers (CAQ) 29.61.

Mixed 13&O 1500m freestyle - O. Bourne (ARE) 15:38.91, B. Roberts (ARE) 15:44.91, P. Nain (ARE) 15:51.60.

Mixed 50m butterfly - B. Loller (ARE) 27.91, K. Weekes (AST) 29.73, J. O'Byrne (GRTN) 30.56.

Mixed 50m breaststroke - I. Pollard (BVS) 31.36, J. De Lacy (CAQ) 31.59, E. Calleja (PERC) 31.70.

Mixed 11yo 800m freestyle - K. Raffelt (PERC) 10:13.54, R. Hepburn (PERC) 10:14.17, K. Lee (PERC) 10:40.66.

Mixed 100m individual medley - J. Smith (BRW) 58.21, J. Martin (ARE) 58.50, I.Pollard (BVS) 1:02.97.

 

Jasmine is setting her sights beyond the black line

Wednesday 27 July 2016

Up and coming competitive open water and pool swimmer Jasmine (Jazz) Greaves has been awarded for her outstanding performance during the 2015/16 Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series.

Jazz came in at top spot on the OWS Series leaderboard for her age group category, but missed out on a prize after not finishing the Sorrento event on Australia Day. 

The dedicated swimmer from Breakers Swimming Club travelled far and wide throughout the 14-round season, including to Albany, Mandurah and Shorehaven at Alkimos.

The year 10 student has her sights set on making the top 10 at National Open Water Championships this coming season.

Albany Swimming Club member and Swimming WA work experience student Gaby Cannon interviewed Jazz about her love of open water swimming.

Gaby: What does this award involve?

Jazz: It’s a point system where you must swim eight different events where the distance and rankings gain you more points.

 

Gaby: What kind of training do you undertake for open water?

Jazz: About three or four times a week my coach, Bobby, splits our squad to do different sets. For example, sprinters do a sprint set and 800m and 5km swimmers do a distance specific set. We do lots of kilometres, pace and threshold training.

 

Gaby: When did you start swimming?

Jazz: I started swimming six years ago but then competitively five years ago. I only started open water in late 2014.

 

Gaby: What strategies do you use when racing?

Jazz: My main strategy is drafting because it’s harder to swim with unbroken water the whole time. At the beginning it gets pretty violent, so I sprint until I get away and in front of the pack and try to limit my breathing.

 

Gaby: Where do you hope to be in two years time?

Jazz: I’d really like to get higher rankings and eventually medal. Although I’d have to get up to the top 10 first.

 

Gaby: Where are some places you have competed?

Jazz: I’ve competed at two Nationals, including Mooloolaba and Perth. I’ve also been to Albany and Mandurah.

 

Gaby: What is your main goal in open water swimming?

Jazz: Last season I placed 14th so I hope to get in the top 10 and PB this coming season.

 

- by Gaby Cannon

Grass roots swimming key to boosting Australia’s Olympic medal tally

Monday 25 July 2016

Swimming WA has announced a new focus on encouraging more swimmers to join a swimming club in a bid to arrest a national decline in numbers.

WA’s peak swimming body said the number of swimmers involved in club swimming declined steadily following the Sydney Olympics in 2000, with specific development programmes and initiatives reversing that trend since 2014.

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley said Australia will dramatically improve its chances of future Olympic gold if it continues to grow the pool of swimmers it can draw from.

“At Swimming WA, we’ve made it our mission to improve participation rates at all levels of swimming.

“We have developed fantastic programmes for both our elite athletes and those who just want to give Club swimming a try. The challenge now is ensuring we get that message out to the general public.

“We want more people in the water, getting some exercise and having fun. If it happens that as a result WA produces the next Olympic champion then that’s a bonus,” said Mr Beazley.

As part of the new initiative, Swimming WA will work closely with local WA-owned swimming pool manufacturer Aqua Technics to promote the benefits of swimming.

“Here in Australia swimming clubs are known for being incubators for Olympic talent, and that is heavily complemented when people have access to a backyard pool. We don’t mind whether people swim in their backyard pool, the community pool or at the beach, just as long as they are in the water having a go,” said Mr Beazley.

Perth leads the way in private pool ownership, with a 2015 Roy Morgan survey showing 18 per cent of all Perth residents live in a household with a swimming pool, well above the national average of 12 per cent.

“Owning a backyard swimming pool and learning to swim is part of the fabric that makes us West Australians, some of Australia’s greatest swimmers spent all summer in their backyard pool before joining their local swimming club and going on to win Olympic and Commonwealth gold,” said Mr Beazley.

For more information about joining a swimming club contact Swimming WA on (08) 9328 4599.

 

 

WA Swimmers bound for Rio

Friday 14 July 2016

Swimming WA would like to wish WA Olympians Blair Evans (UWA West Coast, Bud McAllister), Tamsin Cook (UWA West Coast, Michael Palfery) and Brianna Throssell (Perth City, Matt Magee) a safe and successful journey as they embark on their travel to the 2016 Rio de Janerio Olympic Games.

With the Opening Ceremony just over 3 weeks away, elite athletes from all over the world are starting their travels to ascend on the biggest sporting event on the planet.

For Cook and Evans and their coaches, their journey begins today as they board a flight to Alabama, USA.  Fellow WA Olympian Throssell, and her coach, Magee, will join them on Wednesday, as she uses these last few days at home to finalise her preparation ahead of her first Olympic Games.

Once in Auburn the WA team members will meet with up with all of the Australian Dolphins and complete a two-week staging camp at Auburn University. The staging camp will enable them to settle into the expected climate, team routine and adjust to the eleven-hour time difference.

Name

Event

Day of Heat

Current World Ranking

Blair Evans

400m Individual Medley

Day 1 – August 6th

8th

Tamsin Cook

400m Freestyle

Day 2 – August 7th

12th

Brianna Throssell

200m Butterfly

Day 4 – August 9th

6th

Swimming WA would like to wish the WA swimmers and the whole Australian Olympic team the very best of luck.

The Olympic broadcast on Channel 7, free to air and all their digital platforms. Swimming: August 6th-13th. Heats start at 2am, finals at 11am AEST. 

Speedo backs the future of WA swimming

Monday 4 July 2016

Western Australia’s swimmers will continue to have access to the world’s best swimwear, with the announcement today that Speedo Australia will continue its sponsorship of the state’s peak swimming association.

Speedo has renewed its Silver level sponsorship of Swimming WA for an additional two years, extending a significant partnership that was established in 2013.

Speedo is Swimming WA’s official swim wear partner, providing exceptional swimwear, caps and equipment for Swimming WA’s programmes, events and development squads, including the Open Water Swimming Series.

Swimming WA Chief Executive Darren Beazley said the partnership was a natural fit.

“Swimming WA is thrilled to announce the ongoing partnership between the Association and Speedo Australia. We are committed to providing our Members with access to the highest quality products and services, and Speedo certainly meets our high expectations in that regard,” he said.

“Over the past three years, Speedo has generously supported our Open Water Swimming Series, through the provision of swimming caps, as well as our Performance Pathway Programme, which supports our up and coming athletes as they progress to the elite level of the sport.

“The announcement comes just days after we formalised our partnership with Masters Swimming WA and I am looking forward to seeing swimmers of all ages, from across the width and breadth of this state, enjoying the benefits of this strong alignment with a world-class sporting brand.”

Media contact:

Tess Fisher, Swimming WA, 0455 550 677, tess.fisher@wa.swimming.org.au

Swimming on show throughout WA thanks to QMS Media support

 

Friday 1 July 2016

Swimming WA’s Open Water Swimming Series and Swimming Clubs will take pride of place around the state this summer, following the announcement of an exciting new media partner this week.

In a major coup for the sport of swimming in WA, outdoor media company QMS Media has announced it will sponsor Swimming WA for two years from 1 July 2016.

QMS is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, and currently has around 40 large format static billboard sites throughout Western Australia, and has recently launched its first landmark digital site in the State with more to follow over the next six months.

The partnership will see Swimming WA’s Open Water Series advertised on key billboards around the State in the lead up to the 2016/17 season, which will comprise of 17 events throughout the state.

Swimming WA will also promote the benefits of joining a swimming club to the general public in a second campaign, which will also involve the distribution of “It’s Swimming Season - Join Your Local Club” signage to its 85 Affiliated Clubs throughout WA.

“Our Club Members will be encouraged to display this signage on their owned property throughout their local community, to encourage people to find out more about swimming and the club environment,” said Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley.

“Today’s announcement has meant we can support and amplify that message in the metropolitan area to a massive audience, which is extremely exciting for our sport.

“There is a natural interest in swimming during an Olympic/Paralympic year and Swimming WA is working hard to ensure our Clubs benefit from that interest.

“Our Swimming Clubs are incubators of community development - they not only cater to our very best swimmers, they are also a hub of friendship and fun.

“This partnership with QMS Media allows us to share that message with an enormous audience, and we are grateful to them for their support and welcome them on board as a Gold level sponsor of Swimming WA.”

QMS Media WA State Manager Steve Betts, pictured above at Tuesday morning's Kott Gunning Lawyers Olympic Farewell Function, said the partnership would see the sport of swimming raise its profile across Western Australia.

“We are excited to be partnering with Swimming WA and look forward to working closely with them over the next two years to not only broadcast a number of important initiatives but to also provide a platform to help promote swimming in general across the State.”

Find out more about QMS Media's move into Western Australia at qmsmedia.com/qms-switches-west/

Media contact:

Tess Fisher, Swimming WA Marketing & Communications Manager 0455 550 677, tess.fisher@wa.swimming.org.au

Swimming WA joins forces with Masters Swimming WA

Friday 1 July 2016

Western Australians will now have the opportunity to pursue a life-long pursuit of swimming, with the announcement today Swimming WA and Masters Swimming WA will join forces to promote the sport of swimming throughout the state.

The two bodies have signed a three year Memorandum of Understanding, effective Friday 1 July 2016, which will see them work collaboratively to establish a clear “swim for life” pathway throughout the state.

Key areas in which the two key swimming organisations will work together include development programmes for coaches and officials, pool meets, open water swimming and the annual celebration of the swimming community - the Swimming WA Swimmer of the Year Awards.

In making the announcement Swimming WA President Jeanette Bailey joined with Masters Swimming WA President Gary Bradley to celebrate what they called a natural alignment in swimming.

“Swimming is not a solo sport,” Mrs Bailey said. “It is comprised of clubs, athletes, volunteers and families that work together to create a hub in their local community.

“Likewise, we seek at a statewide level to work with like-minded aquatics partners to ensure our swimmers have the opportunity to take part in swimming at all ages, levels, abilities and locations.

“This partnership with Masters Swimming WA is a natural progression in our aim to ensure swimming is an essential part of the Western Australian way of life.”

The formal partnership between the two parties comes after ongoing collaboration and discussions between the associations, with Mr Bradley saying the partnership will be a boon for the WA swimming community.

“Masters Swimming WA is delighted to partner Swimming WA in steps to make swimming in Western Australia a life long pursuit,” he said.

“Once fully implemented the benefits both physically and mentally on recreational swimmers in Western Australia will be significant.

“Masters Swimming WA is delighted to be working closely with Swimming WA to provide a pathway from junior club swimming to Masters Club swimming.

“Masters Clubs provide a lifelong connection for like-minded swimmers who swim for heath and a positive mental wellbeing.”

Swimming WA and Masters Swimming WA are both located at Beatty Park Leisure Centre, 220 Vincent Street, North Perth.

 

Media contacts:

Tess Fisher, Swimming WA Marketing & Communications Manager

0455 550 677, tess.fisher@wa.swimming.org.au

 

Samantha Noall, Masters Swimming WA Executive Officer

0419 199 625, sam@mswa.asn.au  

 

 

Geoff Reid named 2016/17 Swimming WA Employee of the Year

Thursday 30 June 2016

Geoff Reid is a key player in Swimming WA’s team as Chief Operating Officer and has been named Swimming WA’s Employee of the Year for 2015/16. 

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley said Mr Reid was presented this award because “he is a consistent performer and demonstrates a values based, performance driven approach to developing swimming in WA.”

Mr Beazley has the final call over the award winner, with staff also given the opportunity to nominate candidates based on set criteria.

Four nominations were received for the 2015/16 Employee of the Year, all of which were for Mr Reid. Thanks to Karma Resorts Mr Reid will enjoy a trip away with his family in recognition of his exceptional work.

Albany Swimming Club Member and Swimming WA work experience student Gaby Cannon interviewed Mr Reid to help people get to know a little more about Geoff and his career: 

 

Gaby: How long have you been working with Swimming WA?

Geoff: I’ve worked here for 12 months and have thoroughly enjoyed it so far.

 

Gaby: Were you involved with swimming as a child?

Geoff: My mother insisted on me being involved in a learn To swim programme to get to a certain level before I was allowed to go to the beach with my friends. I have been involved in surfing and water skiing since I was a teenager.”

 

Gaby: What have you learned about swimming during your time here?

Geoff: There are many personalities in the sport and no one person is bigger than the sport. It’s all about a united team, both in the office and in Clubland to ensure that swimming is available to all ages and all levels and for life. 

 

Gaby: What were you doing before you became involved in Swimming WA?

Geoff: I’m a certified CPA and have previously worked in mining, oil & gas.

 

Gaby: What do you want to bring to swimming in WA?

Geoff: With my commerce background I have been governed by corporate taxation law. I would like to use platforms like these, constitutions and by-laws to strengthen the sport and make it fair and equitable to the Members as a whole.

 

Gaby: Who is your favourite swimmer and why?

Geoff: My favourite swimmer would have to be Blair Evans because she is very down to earth and epitomises what I like to see in swimmers.

 

Gaby: What is your favourite part of being Chief Operating Officer?

Geoff: Definitely working with a fantastic team of people who are dedicated to the sport.

 

Gaby: What does a good day in the office look like?

Geoff: A good day is when things go to plan, there aren’t any surprises and nobody parks in our parking bay.

 

- by Gaby Cannon

Attention all budding broadcasters and presenters!

Friday 24 June 2016

Attention all budding broadcasters and presenters!

Swimming WA is on the look out for the next generation of sports broadcasters to announce at its pool and open water swimming events.

If you are a professional, enthusiastic, well spoken, fast learner with an interest in sports and a desire to develop your broadcasting skills then this opportunity is for you.

Suitable applicants will be fully trained and have the opportunity to work alongside experienced broadcasters including the likes of Mark Readings (Channel 7) and Lachy Reid (Channel 10).

Swimming WA events take place over weekends from October through to April. Pool events are mainly located at HBF Stadium in Claremont, while the metro rounds of the Open Water Swimming Series are located at beaches from Mandurah right through to Alkimos.

Candidates will be offered a small remuneration for their time, dependent on experience.

Whilst a keen interest in sport is preferred, a background in swimming is not essential.

To find out more please contact Blake Lornie-Duguid on 9328 4599 or email blake.lornieduguid@wa.swimming.org.au.

 

In her element - Katherine Downie OAM

Monday 20 June 2016

Born in Scotland, Katherine Downie started swimming competitively after her family moved to Australia when she eight years old. It was her new neighbours who suggested she should develop her swimming skills to avoid being eaten by sharks. Being an impressionable eight-year old, Downie admits she probably took the remark too literally, but she soon started swimming in squads at the local pool and fell in love with the sport. 

When she was fifteen, however, Downie's muscles started to spasm uncontrollably. Doctors diagnosed her with a mild form of cerebral palsy nght hemiplegia, a condition acquired from a brain injury when she was born. 

Read this full article from the Curtin University Magazine's winter edition here.

- by Zoe Taylor

Technical Officials announced for WA State Teams

Friday 10 June 2016

Swimming WA is pleased to announce the appointment of the six Technical Officials who will travel to the 2016 Australian State Teams Age Short Course Championships in September.

Dorothy Harris (Waroona) will mentor the group, which is made up of Kevin Murphy (Rockingham), Barbara Kelly (York), Simon Holland (Perth City), Sam Coten (South Shore) and Graham Shackles (Mandurah). 

The TOs were selected based on a number of criteria, including their willingness to develop as an official at a state or national level. 

“The group will attend a number of education workshops during the weekend, as well as gain experience officiating at a national-level meet,” said Swimming WA’s Performance & Development Manager Carolyn Morrison.

“The opportunity for these officials to travel interstate with our WA State Team is a fantastic one, and our entire swimming community will in turn benefit from the additional experience they will receive.”

Meanwhile, expressions of interest are now being sought for a volunteer team manager for the 2016 Australian State Teams Age Short Course Championships.

The volunteer position will work alongside Swimming WA staff and team coaches in handling tasks associated with the WA State Team, and will include accompanying the team to the Championships.

For more information on the selection criteria and the EOI process click here or contact Swimming WA Performance Pathways Officer Will Rollo at william.rollo@wa.swimming.org.au. Applications close 5pm on Friday 19August.

Meanwhile, coach nominations for the WA State Team remain open, with eligible coaches reminded to apply by 5pm on Monday 22 August.

The criteria for a WA State Team coaching positions stipulates the successful applicant must:

 

Aquatics bodies join forces to showcase the benefits of swimming

Wednesday 8th June 2016

Two leading aquatics organisations have joined forces in a bid to ensure Western Australians get the most out of their backyard swimming pool.

The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (Swimming WA) and the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Western Australia (SPASA WA) announced their major partnership today.

The entities have come together to work collaboratively over the next 12 months to promote swimming in all of its forms and better utilisation of backyard swimming pools.

Perth leads the way in private pool ownership nationally, with a 2015 Roy Morgan survey showing 18 per cent of all Perth residents live in a household with a swimming pool, well above the national average of 12 per cent. Nine per cent of regional Western Australians live in a  household with a private swimming pool. 

Swimming WA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley said it was vital the peak body for swimming in Western Australia worked with SPASA WA on promoting the importance of learn to swim classes, and the social and health benefits of the sport for all ages.

“Western Australian residents love their backyard pool and so it is vital we work strategically with industry leaders such as SPASA WA to promote responsible and enjoyable use of those pools,” Mr Beazley said.

“Our message is simple - we want all Western Australians, no matter where they live, to enjoy the social and health benefits that swimming brings.

“We often find that people who live in a household with a pool are naturally more confident swimmers and so the opportunity is ripe for them to join their local Swimming Club and enjoy the social side of the sport, as well as to potentially take their swimming to an entirely new level.” 

SPASA WA is the peak industry body for those involved in the construction, servicing and maintenance of pools and spas in Western Australia.

 “When using a SPASA WA member you are dealing with an industry professional, assuring peace of mind that services will be supported by a strict Code of Ethics and a commitment to deliver goods and services to an established industry standard,” said SPASA WA State Manager Bryce Steele.

“Having a pool installed is an exciting adventure, from the moment you started looking to the day your new pool is filled with water you have made a decision that will connect your family and provide you with a lifetime of memories and happiness,” said Mr Steele. 

“Owning a backyard swimming pool and learning to swim is part of the fabric that makes us West Australians, some of Australias greatest swimmers spent all summer in their backyard pool before joining their local swimming club and going on to win Olympic and Commonwealth gold!”

For further details please contact:

Swimming WA

Tess Fisher - M: (08) 9328 4599, E: tess.fisher@wa.swimming.org.au

 

SPASA WA

Mandy Storey - Ph: (08) 9479 6100, E: info@spasawa.com.au

Summer League, summer alamanc & more - Message from the CEO June edition

 

Tuesday 7th June 2016

Swimming WA's Message from the CEO returns this month, featuring CEO Darren Beazley, as well as information from Performance & Development Manager Carolyn Morrison and Chief Operating Officer Geoff Reid.

Take the opportunity to watch the clip here now and learn more about the upcoming Summer League Series, plans for the 2016/17 Summer Almanac and more on how your club could receive a $500 boost.

Click on the above image to watch now.

Swimming WA honours its highest achievers at 2016 Swimmer of the Year

Saturday 28th May 2016

Brianna Throssell has been named the 2016 Lyn McClements Swimmer of the Year at the 2016 Swimmer of the Year Awards in Perth this morning.

The 20-year-old from Perth City Swimming Club received the award for a second year in a row, following a stellar 12 months that saw her win silver in the 200m butterfly at the Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships and qualify for the Olympic Games.

The awards are the highlight of the swimming calendar, and were attended by Swimming WA Ambassador Dawn Fraser AO MBE as well as Gina Rinehart from Swimming WA Principal Partner the Hancock Family Medical Foundation.

Channel 7’s Mark Readings hosted the sell-out event, which was attended by more than 350 people from the WA swimming community.

2012 and 2016 Olympian Blair Evans took the opportunity to honour outgoing Swimming WA President Jeanette Bailey, which will be the last Swimmer of the Year awards before she retires in October. 

Olympic medallist Eamon Sullivan was named the 56th inductee into the Swimming WA Hall of Fame, while Rio bound Olympian Tamsin Cook was named the Age Swimmer of the Year.

For a full list of winners, click here and to watch the footage of the final five awards click here.

Aussie Natural Spring Water supporting swimming in WA

Friday 27th May 2016

The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (SWA) is delighted to announce a three (3) year Sponsorship arrangement with Aussie Natural Spring Water (AN). 

AN is a proudly 100 per cent owned and operated Western Australian company, has been an Official Supplier to the Association over the past six (6) years, with an emphasis on open water swimming. 

It was the expansion of the SWA Open Water Swimming (OWS) Series and new professional approach that convinced AN Managing Director Mr Tim Brown to increase the companies investment in Western Australian swimming and become a Bronze Level Sponsor.

“As a proudly Western Australian owned and operated company - Aussie Natural is excited to increase our support for Swimming WA  and the OWS Series,” Mr Brown said.

“Aussie Natural looks forward to keeping Swimming WA members refreshed with our natural spring water whether training, competing or simply in everyday life. Make sure you keep an eye on the Aussie Natural Recovery Tent during the 16/17 OWS Series.”

SWA has been building its profile across the state and working to form strong commercial partnerships throughout the past two (2) years. 

“The Association seeks the market leaders in a variety of key categories to support its growth phase and AN is definitely the market leader in the bottled water category,” said SWA Chief Executive Officer Darren Beazley.

“Open Water Swimming has been on an enormous growth trajectory with our Series experiencing 45 per cent growth in participation in the past two (2) years. 

“The 2016/17 Series will expand to fifteen (15) rounds adding two (2) new regional venues. The provision of bottled spring water to our participants and spectators is really important and we are delighted to welcome another Bronze Level Sponsor on deck.

“Our involvement with AN will span the entire sport from learn-to-swim through to pool and competitive swimming. With many of our members training several times per week, AN will be making special offers to our members that may see an AN water cooler become a regular feature in their homes and Clubs.”

The three (3) year Partnership commences on 1st July 2016. 

- ENDS -

Tess Fisher, Marketing & Communications Manager, Swimming WA

0455 550 677, tess.fisher@wa.swimming.org.au

 

David Cowdell,  Business Manager - Home & Office, Aussie Natural Spring Water

0422 780 082, davidc@aussienatural.net.au

2016 Swimmer of the Year sells out

Thursday 26th May 2016

The 2016 Swimmer of the Year Awards have reached capacity, with more than 350 people confirming their attendance at Saturday's breakfast, compared with 238 in 2015.

The event's popularity means there will not be any seats available for people who have not yet purchased a ticket or RSVPd to formal invitation. In addition, no 'walk-ups' wil be accepted on the day as there are simply no seats available to accomodate unexpected guests.

For those who have bought a ticket or RSPVd to a formal invitation, the doors will open at 8am for an 8.30am start. The event will be hosted by Channel 7's Mark Readings, with special guest Dawn Fraser AO MBE and a panel discussion with our 2016 Olympic swimming team members Blair Evans, Brianna Throssell and Tamsin Cook.

For any enquiries please call the Swimming WA office on 08 9328 4599.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Athletes & coaches selected in the Performance Pathway Programme

Friday 20th May 2016

The future of Western Australian swimming is looking bright, with today's release of the 2016/17 Swimming WA Performance Pathway unveiling a wealth of talent and huge opportunities for ongoing success.

The announcement includes both swimmers and coaches who will now receive dedicated support and development opportunities to ensure they flourish in the sport of swimming.

One swimmer, Perth City’s Hamish Rose (coached by Ian Mills) has been selected into the Elite Transition Squad, while 11 individuals have made the Gold Squad, 39 the Silver Squad and 27 the Bronze.

In addition, another 52 swimmers from ten Clubs will make up the Junior Squad, while 43 athletes from throughout WA have been named in the Country Squad for 2016/17.

WAIS has also offered another 15 WA swimmers a scholarship for 2016/17.

To view the full list, click here.

Swimming WA Performance & Development Manager Carolyn Morrison said the announcement comes after an extensive review of the SWA Performance Pathway Programme.

“I'd like to congratulate the selected swimmers and coaches in the 2016/17 SWA Performance Pathway Programme. It is an honour to be selected into a State performance squad,” she said.

“We spent 12 months working closely with our swimming community to review the Programme and ensure a clearly defined pathway is established for talented swimmers.

“I am also pleased to announce SWA’s Performance & Development team has identified a group of swimmers who have a legitimate chance of being selected to represent Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and further announcements on this Squad will be forthcoming.”

The launch of the 2016/17 Performance Pathway Programme comes in the lead up to Swimming WA’s annual celebration of its elite athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers - the 2016 Swimmer of the Year Awards

“Swimmers and coaches in the Programme will benefit from targeted development strategies and relevant and valuable activities,” Mrs Morrison said.

“The Performance Pathway Programme underpins the elite performance initiatives being offered by Swimming Australia and the WA Institute of Sport.

“I am confident this fantastic Programme will unearth and nurture the future stars of our sport.” 

Meet Ashleigh Glover - our second Performance Pathway athlete for 2016/17

Tuesday 17th June 2016

UWA West Coast stalwart Ashleigh Glover has been announced as the second person to join the Swimming WA Performance Pathway Programme for 2016/17.

Glover, pictured above centre, trains under coach Mick Palfrey at HBF Stadium and attributes her success to hard work coupled with a laid-back attitude.

Read more on Glover on our Swimmer Profiles page here, and be sure to keep an eye out for further announcements on the Swimming WA Performance Pathway Programme throughout the week.

Rose announced as first athlete into 2016/17 SWA Performance Pathway Programme

Tuesday 17th May 2016

Perth City Swimming Club's Hamish Rose has been announced as the first athlete to be accepted into Swimming WA's Performance Pathway Programme for 2016/17.

Rose, who started swimming comeptitively at the age of 18 and trains with Ian Mills at Perth City, has competed in five national open meets throughout his career ensuring a semi-final appearance in the 50m Freestyle every time.

He has been accepted into SWA's Elite Transition Squad - the pinnacle group within the SWA Performance Pathway Programme.

The 25-year-old juggles swimming with his work as an engineer, and says his goal for the next 12 months is to continue to race at a national level, while maintaining his enjoyment of the sport.

Read more about Rose in our new Swimmer Profile section of the SWA website, available within the Athletes tab, here.

Athletes into the Performance Pathway Programme have been selected based on their performance at State and National meets. The Programme's goal is to provide athletes and their coaches with an opportunity to develop their skills and improve their performance.

Full details of the successful athletes accepted into the 2016/17 Performance Pathway Squads will be announced this Friday 20th May 2016.

Please contact william.rollo@wa.swimming.org.au if you have any questions about the Performance Pathway Programme.

Swimming WA Foundation launches End of Financial Year Appeal

Tuesday 3rd May 2016

Swimming WA has today launched the Swimming WA End of Financial Year Appeal, in a bid to raise $10,000 in much needed funds before the end of the financial year.

The lauch comes after SWA established the Swimming WA Foundation in association with the Australian Sports Foundation. The charitable DGR status allows donors and benefactors to donate to various swimming fundraising efforts annually. 

In its inaugural Appeal, Swimming WA, with the help of the Superfins Swimming Club (SSC) will be raising much needed funds andawareness around the value of swimming for people with a disability. Click here to view the video.

With the help of the Western Australian community, Swimming WA has set a goal of raising $10,000 before the end of the financial year. The funds will go towards increasing the awareness of Multi-Class swimming as well as improving the opportunities that current Multi-Class Athletes have available to them.

The two (2) key areas that the funds will be channeled towards are;

 

The importance of classifying Multi-Class Athletes should not be underestimated as it provides the opportunity to compete at Swimming WA events. Multi-Class Athletes who obtain official times are then able to compare their performances with other Athletes with a similar disability on a National and International stage, giving Athletes goals to strive towards.

Swimming WA needs your help improve the access and opportunity that Athletes with a disability have.

Every donation is tax-deductible through the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) and any personal donations are also gratefully received.

If you  have any questions about the Swimming WA End of Financial Year Appeal, please don’t hesitate to contact Oliver Deesse on (08) 9328 4599 or at oliver.deesse@wa.swimming.org.au.

TO DONATE, CLICK HERE

- by Tess Fisher

100 days to go to live the Rio Olympic dream

Wednesday 27th April 2016

Well before the sun rose over the WA Institute of Sport’s flashy new home yesterday morning, the gymnasium turnstile was on full rotation. 

Today is 100 days from the Rio Olympics and with exclusive access into a feverish WAIS training session,The West Australian quickly found out just how much the world’s most iconic sporting event means to those going or aspiring to go.

Read more here.

- by Steve Butler, published in The West Australian Wednesday 27th April 2016

Swim star Jackson the new prince of the pool

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Two Rocks boy Jackson Anderson is eight years old but already making history in the swimming pool. 

Last month the Arena Swim Club member broke the longest-standing swimming record in WA history — a time set in the 50m freestyle on January 5, 1973, by an eight-year-old Mark Lane, who is now chief of Surfing WA.

Mr Lane was given the news via a text message from friend and professional boxer Danny Green.

“He’s gone ‘Hey, Laney...your record is gone champ’,” he said. 

In Joondalup this week, Mr Lane said he was “stoked” to meet the “little bloke from the northern suburbs” who finally managed to knock his time from Swimming WA’s record books after 43 years.

Read more here.

- Story by Shannon Hampton, published in The West Australian on Saturday 23rd April 2016

Aquatics groups come together to review state of the industry

Wednesday 20th April 2016

In June 2015, likeminded members of the Western Australian Aquatics Industry came together with the Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) to form the Aquatics Strategic Steering Group (ASSG). 

The ASSG was created to represent the Aquatics Industry and to oversee a review into the current state of the industry leading to the development of a Strategic Plan for the mid term.

The ASSG wishes to announce that a Project Consultant has been appointed to undertake the important preliminary work for this Project. The successful respondent to the call for Expressions of Interest is the McLaughlin Sports Consultancy (MSC) headed by well-known industry analysis Mike McLaughlin and, locally, Colin Brown.

ASSG is comprised of The Western Australian Swimming Association Inc. (SWA), Masters Swimming Western Australia (MSWA), Diving Western Australia (DWA), Synchronised Swimming Western Australia (SSWA), Water Polo Western Australia (WPWA), Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia (RLSSWA), and Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics (LIWA).

McLaughlin Sports Consultancy will be making contact with key stakeholders within each group in the ASSG in the coming weeks seeking input and advise into a number of online surveys. Furthermore, there will be a number of face-to-face forums where key stakeholders will be able to raise issues and matters that they wish the ASSG to be aware of when developing the final Strategic Plan.

The ASSG is very greatful for the support of this Project Funding from DSR and looks forward to working with them closely in the coming months as the information is gathered and the Strategic Plan begins to take shape.

For further information regarding the ASSG or this Project, please don’t hesitate to contact Darren Beazley in the SWA office on (08) 9328 4599.

   

 

Our Olympians share their thoughts on being selected for Rio

Tuesday 19th April 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games may still be more than 100 days away, but Western Australia's three Rio bound swimmers were already facing the media today, at a press conference held at the WA Institute of Sport.

Blair Evans (UWA West Coast - Bud McAllister), Tamsin Cook (UWA West Coast - Mick Palfry) and Brianna Throssell (Perth City - Matt Magee) returned to Perth from the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Championships on Saturday after achieveing selection on the Australian swimming team bound for Rio.

Seventeen-year-old Cook, who will compete in the 400m freestyle at Rio and is the youngest swimmer on the team, said her selection had brought home some truths to her school mates.

"They have said it now feels like real people go to the Olympics," she told the media throng this morning. "This has been a dream of mine since I watched the Beijing Olympics."

For university student Throssell, 20, the Beijing Olympics was also a key moment that ignited her dream of one day swimming on the world stage.

"Watching Stephanie Rice in Beijing, it definitely became a dream of mine to swim at the Olympics," she said. "It wasn't a goal yet, but it was a dream."

Throssell will compete in the 200m butterfly in Rio, alongside Queenslander Madeline Groves and said she felt "pure relief" on qualifying for the Games.

Meanwhile, the WA veteran of the group, 25-year-old Blair Evanssaid she had "unfinished business" at what will be her second Olympics. Evans also praised the success of teammate Cook, saying it was a pleasure to train alongside of her.

For more comments by Evans, Cook and Throssell on their selection, keep an eye on WA newspapers, TV and radio over the next few days.

- by Tess Fisher

 

 

Swimmers of the meet named - final results from 2016 HFMF Junior Champs

Sunday 17th April 2016

The 2016 Hancock Family Medical Foundation Junior Swimming Championships has wrapped up for another year following two and a half days of fantastic competition at HBF Stadium.

The record books again had to be rewritten today, with UWA West Coast's 11-12yo boys relay team of Tj Chong Sue, Max Radotic, Brendan Best and Declan Cook setting a new WA AC, AT and Resident Club record in the 4 x 50m freestyle in a time 1:54.84.

Breakers Swimming Club's Bianca McFarlane was named the Girls 10/U Swimmer of the Meet, following a stellar championships that saw her take home eight individual gold medals, as well two relay golds.

Perth City Swimming Club 11-year-old Kate Harrison put her name in the record books thrice over the course of the meet, being named Girls 11/O Swimmer of the Meet, winning nine individial gold medals from ten events, as well as two relay golds.

Nine-year-old Thomas Dreverman from South Shore Swimming Club was named the Boys 10/U Swimmer of the Meet, after collecting four individual golds, as well as two silver and two bronze, while Kelly Giles will return north to Geraldton with the Boys 11/O Swimmer of the Meet trophy and ten individual medals, including eight gold.

For the full results from the third and final session of the 2016 HFMF Junior Swimming Championships, please click here.

For more information on the records broken this weekend, click here.
 
- by Tess Fisher

27-year-old records fall as our junior champions light up the water

Saturday April 16 2016

Perth City's Kate Harrison is proving herself as a swimmer with a bright future, breaking a 27-year-old WA All Comer record at today's session of the 2016 Hancock Family Medical Foundation Junior Swimming Championships at HBF Stadium.

Harrison's amazing feat occured in the Girls 11yo 100m Butterfly, where she broke Sarah Jowsey's record of 1:07.20 which the NSW swimmer set in March 1989.

Eleven-year-old Harrison flew through the water in 1:07.17, 47 seconds faster than the WA All Time record last set by Tamsin Cook in December 2010. Cook was this week selected on the Australian Olympic swimming team bound for Rio in her pet event of the 400m freestyle (read more here).

The effort came after a stellar performance by Harrison on night one of the Championships, in which she is believed to have broken another two WA records, one of which was 19 years old. Unfortunately, technical issues in the officials room prevented the records from being verified at the time (more information to come).

In the boys 8/U 50m Freestyle, Arena Swimming Club eight-year-old Jackson Anderson also set a new WA All Comer, All Time and Resident record of 33.45, breaking his own benchmark set in March. Anderson's new PB comes after he broke the oldest record in the books, belonging to Mark Lane from 1973, in the same event less than a month ago.

The 2016 HFMF Junior Swimming Championships continue tomorrow at HBF stadium.

For full results from today, click here.

- by Tess Fisher

Night one results - 2016 HFMF Junior Championships

Friday 15th April 2016

More than 500 swimmers will take part in this weekend's 2016 Hancock Family Medical Foundation Junior Swimming Championships, which kicked off tonight with the opening ceremony and first session of timed finals.

The meet continues to grow each year and continues to be a highlight on the SunSmart Long Course Calendar, as our junior swimmers put their season of training & competition to the test.

In opening the meet, Swimming WA President Jeanette Bailey thanked the swimmers for their dedication to the support, encouraging them to look to WA's proven performers for insipriation.

"Congratulations to Blair Evans, Tamsin Cook and Brianna Throssell, and their Clubs and coaches, on their selection to the Australian Swimming Team, and also to Jeremy McClure and Kat Downie on their selection to the Paralympic squad," she said.

"All of these athletes started out just like you. They all worked their way up to where they are now by training hard, enjoying their swimming and working with their coaches and I encourage all of you to continue to do the same."

For the full results from tonight's opening session click here.

 

- by Tess Fisher

Swimming Australia Paralympic Squad Announcement

Wednesday 13th April 2016

After some outstanding performances at the 2016 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships, 31 athletes have today been nominated to the Australian Paralympic Committee for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Australia has competed in swimming at every Summer Paralympic Games, winning a total of 391 medals – 119 gold. Th