Open Water State Championships

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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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The State Championships at Champion Lakes on Saturday 22 December showcases the best of the best open water athletes in the State.

Enjoy this fresh water swim with your family and friends and win or lose, you can end the day saying you swam as part of the Open Water State Championships!

Please note: Swimmers cannot accrue points for the overall leaderboard at this event.

Date: Saturday 22 December 2018

Start time: 8:00am

Public Distances: 2.5km, 5km and 10km

State Championship distances: 5km, 7.5km and 10km

Eligibility:

The WA Open Water Swimming State Championships are open to all members of Swimming WA, affiliated clubs, members of clubs affiliated with other State associations, International swimmers who meet clearance criteria, and members of the public.

Minimum age categories:

The minimum age limits for the Open Water Swimming State Championship events are:

2.5km        12yrs on day of event

5km           12yrs on day of event

7.5km         14yrs on day of event

10km         14yrs on day of event

SWA State Championship Awards:

Medals will be awarded to the first three male & female place-getters in the following age categories, as these are eligible for National qualification:

5km           13/14yrs, 15/16yrs, 17/18yrs, Open
7.5km         15/16yrs
10km         17/18yrs, Open

Public State Championship Awards:

Medals will be awarded to the first three male & female place-getters in the following age categories, as per the Swimming WA OWS Series:

2.5km        U/15. U18, Open (18-34), Legend (35-49) & Super Legend (50+)
5km           U/15. U18, Open (18-34), Legend (35-49) & Super Legend (50+)
10km         U/15. U18, Open (18-34), Legend (35-49) & Super Legend (50+)

 

Registrations on the day open at 6:30am and close at 7:30am sharp. Please come down within this time to check your name off and collect your kit. Registrations after 7:30am will not be accepted as this is a swimmers safety issue and is taken seriously.

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