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OWS Series Round 8: Sorrento – Australia Day
26 January at 6:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Remember to be SunSmart as you swim with us
- Slip-on sun-protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible.
- Slop on SPF 30 or higher broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen, at least 20 minutes before sun exposure. Re-apply every two hours when outdoors or more often if perspiring or swimming. (Apply your race number before applying sunscreen)
- Slap on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears.
- Seek shade.
- Slide on sunglasses.
Registrations close in
Round 8: Sorrento Beach – Australia Day
Sunday 26 January 2020
Happy Australia Day!
This Sunday 26 of January, is our final Rottnest Chanel Swim and Port to Pub Qualifier, Round 8: Australia Day – Sorrento, presented by New Town Toyota. The largest event in the OWS Series Calendar and with something for the whole family from free beach activities, Junior Dolphins, prizes and games, this year is set to be our biggest yet.
Free OWS Junior Dolphin Clinic – (Positions are limited)
8am – 10am
For the first time, Swimming WA will be hosting an Open Water Junior Dolphin clinic for swimmers aged 5-8. Starting at 8am this is a free clinic that children can enjoy whilst parents participate in their open water swim. Whilst a Free Clinic, registration is still required via the normal OWS registration page.
Swimmers will enjoy water-based games and learn basic skills to open water swimming and afterwards enjoy a special guest appearance from a Mermaid & Glitter Tattoos.
If your child enjoys the clinic on the day, sign them up then and there to a Pool Junior Dolphin Carnival and receive a free pair of Vorgee Goggles!
Splash & Dash – (Introductory swim for ages 8 – 13)
Race start 7:30am
Our Splash & Dash is a participation event for new swimmers aged between 8 and 13 years of age on the day of the event.
The event will be held along the shore for about 100m and parents are welcome to wade along with their children.
Designed for our youngest and newest swimmers to get a small taste of open water swimming and to come swim with us and their parents.
After your swim, hang out on the beach with us with free games scattered around the beach thanks to our sponsor New Town Toyota.
So come swim with us as we kick off Australia Day celebrations at Round 8: Australia Day – Sorrento.
After Registration Please Read:
We’re excited that you will join us for an amazing morning of open water swimming.
Please read the following for everything you need to know before you swim.
In the week leading up to the Round, you will be emailed an e-ticket with your Race Number. Please check your details are correct and you are listed in the correct event (if you have any concerns please email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please bring a printout or have the e-ticket open on your phone at check-in to reduce waiting queues.
*Please note that the below times are subject to change due to swimmer numbers and conditions.
- Splash & Dash: Briefing time – 07:25 am, Start Time – 07:30 am, Cap Colour – Splash & Dash Blue
- 500m: Briefing time – 07:25 am, Start Time – 07:40 am, Cap Colour – Purple
- 1.25km: Briefing time – 07:55 am, Start Time – 08:00 am, Cap Colour – Silver
- 10km: Briefing time – 07:55 am, Start Time – 08:06 am, Cap Colour – Yellow
- 5km: Briefing time – 07:55 am, Start Time – 08:09 am, Cap Colour – Red
- 2.5km: Briefing time: 07:55 am, Start Time: 08:12 am, Cap Colour: Green
You must bring your e-ticket with your race number with you to check-in and proceed directly to the tent marked with your swim distance!
Your entry pack includes a timing chip, race tattoo and race coloured cap depending on your chosen distance. it is compulsory to wear these at all times during the swim for identification purposes. Note: OWS silicon caps can replace the cap in your pack as long as the colour matches the distance you have entered.
NOTE THAT ENTRY PACK PICK UP & LATE REGISTRATIONS WILL CLOSE AT 7:30AM SHARP. IF YOU ARRIVE AFTER THIS TIME YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT.
THIS IS A WATER SAFETY MEASURE AND IS STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
Note: If you have purchased an OWS silicon cap from the merchandise store, you can collect this from the Vorgee Merchandise Tent on the beach and use this for your swim, provided it is the same colour as the distance you are swimming. Unused latex caps can be returned to check-in or the Vorgee Merchandise Tent for repacking and to do your part to help us to reduce waste this summer.
Late Registration or Changes
You can register online, or at the help desk (found at the front of the check-in area) on the day of the event right up until 30mins before the first event, when late registrations and distance changes close.
Note: You can change your registered distance by emailing email@example.com. It is recommended if you wish to change your distance to do so as early as possible to avoid queues.
You will be issued a new e-ticket and race number when you change your distance and will not be able to use the old one.
RETURNING OF TIMING CHIPS
All timing chips must be returned as soon as you have finished the swim. Failure to do so will incur a $20 fee for the replacement.
You will receive two individually numbered race tattoos. These need to be applied to the outside of each of your arms.
No need to wait in line, you can apply the tattoo yourself:
1. Separate tattoos
2. Remove plastic coating
3. Apply to arm with logo at the top of the arm as pictured below
4. Apply water for 1min (wet cloth is best) or until soaked through
5. Slowly remove paper
Note: Make sure to apply the race tattoo before your sunscreen.
Please allow plenty of time to park and check-in as cut off times are strict. Remember to follow all road signs and parking rules.
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