After a seven day postponement due to rough and hazardous conditions, Round 2 of the OWS Series at Cottesloe Beach proudly presented by Westpac, kicked off on Saturday 9 November. 660 swimmers who joined us at Cottesloe beach were treated to offshore winds and a still ocean. With the mercury hitting an un-seasonal 40C the beach was the perfect place to be.
Thank you to all our volunteers that helped put on a great event and to our supporters SunSmart, Nova 93.7, Vorgee and the West Australian. Congratulations to Kyle Lee (58:11.1) and Rosie Wilson (1:04:02.2) who took out our line honours for the 5km event. On the beach giving out a stack of giveaways were the volunteers from Westpac, and putting on a classic Aussie BBQ for our spectators.
New Town Toyota OWS Series Hilux Competition
Congratulations to Phoebe Ashworth and Archie Davis for taking out this Rounds New Town Toyota Competition. Just by posting a picture on social media by the New Town Toyota OWS Series Hilux and tagging @new_town_toyota and @owsseries each will be receiving a $50 gift voucher. Make sure you enter next Round as we will be announcing a winner every Round of the 2019/20 OWS Series.
Up next on Saturday 16 of November is Round 3: Busselton presented by the City of Busselton and Print Sync. The first regional Round of the Series and always very popular, 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 2 – Cottesloe Beach, proudly brought to you by Westpac:
Swimmer tracking provided by
For a better viewing experience, get the RACEMAP App!!
The tracking application is provided byRaceMap. 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.
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.
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.
If you click on the person’s name it will highlight them in the map. You can highlight multiple people.
The information below the swimmer refers to i) their speed, ii) their distance swam, iii) elevation from sea level and iv) distance to finish.
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
The data used for the tracking is collected by transmitters sitting on top of the swim buoys.
It will usually take a few minutes after the race has started for a competitor to appear on the screen.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thenomadcompany.com.au