Results: OWS Series Round 1 – Coogee Beach

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Round 1 of the OWS Series at Coogee Beach, proudly presented by the City of Cockburn, did not disappoint, with near-perfect conditions to start the season for our 679 swimmers.  A big thank you to all our volunteers that helped put on a great event and to our supporters SunSmart, Nova 93.7, Sharon Gleeson at Arbonne, Vorgee and the West Australian.

An additional two sighting buoys were added to the course, thanks to our partner at Westpac, assisting swimmers to find the best line and the favourable currents along with pool-like conditions helped our swimmers set some great times.  On the beach today we had the Nova Casonova’s with plenty of free giveaways thanks to Westpac.

Up next on Saturday the 2nd of November is Round 2: Cottesloe presented by Westpac.  Westpac volunteers will be on-site to with games for the whole family and again lots of giveaways, with conditions looking to be again ideal, don’t miss out on another great day of open water swimming and register now.

Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 1 – Coogee Beach, proudly brought to you by the City of Cockburn:

Swimmer Tracking

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The tracking application is provided by RaceMap.  The maps can be used within this website but for best results, the RaceMap app should be installed from either your apple or android store.

Viewer Information

  1. You can locate a swimmer by tapping on the search box and either scrolling down until you find them or type in their name or number.
  2. A swimmer in the search area who is bold means that they are being detected and should appear on the map, a swimmer who is faded means that more detections are required to determine their position and hence appear on the map.
  3. If you click on the person’s name it will highlight them in the map.  You can highlight multiple people.
  4. The information below the swimmer refers to i) their speed, ii) their distance swam, iii) elevation from sea level and iv) distance to finish.
  5. You can zoom in and out on the map and even change its orientation – this is a lot easier to do in the app.

Key points about the tracking we use for the Open Water Swimming Series

  1. The data used for the tracking is collected by transmitters sitting on top of the swim buoys.
  2. It will usually take a few minutes after the race has started for a competitor to appear on the screen.
  3. The race tracking is “predictive” only and the swimmer’s position on the map can change due to alterations in speed and conditions.  It relies totally on the timing chip being clear of the water for certain periods of time so that it can be detected by the transmitters.
  4. This type of tracking technology is 12 months old and Swimming WA are one of the first groups ‘globally’ to use it within a ‘purely’ swimming environment.  The swimming environment is challenging, however, after every race, the data is analysed and modifications are made to the software to continually enhance its accuracy. 


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Great conditions for Round 1 of the 2019/20 OWS Series. Thank you to The Nomad Company, our official photographer of the OWS Series. If you would like more details or to purchase an image please email or visit