Round 1 - Cottesloe


The Open Water Swim Series will again hit the celebrated open water locations of Perth, with Cottesloe named as the 2013/14 season opener. One of WA’s most iconic beaches and a favorite amongst the open water faithful, the Cottesloe event promises to deliver one of the series highlights.

Location-Cottesloe Beach


Date of Event- Saturday 26th October 2013


Distances-1.25km, 2.5km & 5km


Timing Badge & Cap Pickup-Pre-registered competitors - Timing badge & cap collection will be open between 6:00-7:30am

Late registrations - A limit of up to 20 late registrations will be accepted on the day between 6:00-7:15am

During this process competitors will have their race numbers marked on their arms by our officials.

Note: These times will be strictly adhered to. If you arrive after the respective cut-off times you will not be allowed to race.

This is a water safety issue and is taken very seriously


Water Safety-Swimming WA will have support craft and personnel on the water and on the shore. We thank our partners; Surf Life Saving WA who provide equipment and staff to help us here.


Swimsuits-To swim in a Swimming WA Open Water Swim Series event there are no restrictions on swimwear.

However if you are a Swimming WA member and wish to use your time to qualify for Nationals then you must adhere to Swimming Australia (SAL) Open Water By-Law 7 on swimwear. Please view here.


Race Briefing-7:40am


Event Start Time-8:00am



First Time Series Swimmers automatically become an Open Water SWA member and gives you a $10 discount for future Swimming WA Open Water rounds.

However, If you are already a registered Swimming WA Member you can't registrer yourself as a first time series swimmer. You automatically go to the Swimming WA Member selection and have the discount provided.


Swimming WA First Time Series Swimmers

1.25km, 2.5km & 5km  - $40


Swimming WA Member

1.25km, 2.5km & 5km - $30


Closing Date

Entries Close - Wednesday 23rd October, 2013


Course Maps

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The top three place getters in each age and gender category for each distance will be awarded medallions.

Spot prizes will also be presented throughout the event.


Event Information

  • All events will be using electronic timing
  • 5km times can be used for qualification in the Australian Open Water Swim Championships (members only) 


Eligible Age Groups

1.25km Minimum age: 11yrs of age on day of competition 

2.5km Minimum age: 12yrs of age on day of competition 

5km Minimum age:  12yrs age on day of competition

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