Round 4 - Champion Lakes

Champion Lakes

Home to one of WA’s premier Open Water venues and held in conjunction with the 2013 State Open Water Championships, the Champion Lakes event is a great opportunity to get a taste of elite Open Water swimming alongside the best in WA.

Location

Champion Lakes

Date of Event

Sunday 15th December 2013

Distances

1.25km, 2.5km, 5km & 10km

Cut-off time for 10km swimmers

The cut-off time for swimmers competing in the 10km event is 4 hours. 

Timing Badge & Cap Pickup

Pre-registered competitors - Timing badge & cap collection will be open between 8:00-9:30am

Late registrations - A limit of up to 25 late registrations will be accepted on the day between 8:00-9:15am. Please note that a late entry will incur a fee of $20 on top of normal entry price. 

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

9:40am

Event Start Time

10:00am

Costs

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 & 10km  - $40

Swimming WA Member

1.25km, 2.5km, 5km & 10km - $30

Closing Date

Entries close at 5:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Course Maps

TBC

Recognition/Awards

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
  • 10km swim times can be used for Rottnest Chanel Swim qualification
  • 5km & 10km times can be used for qualification in the Australian Open Water Swim Championships

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 of age on day of competition 

10km Minimum age: 13yrs of age on day of competition 

For further information regarding the 2013/14 Open Water Swimming State Championships please refer to the Swimming WA Summer Almanac 2013/14 at www.wa.swimming.org.au