Results: OWS Series Round 3 – Busselton

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Our first regional Round of the OWS Series did not disappoint!  345 swimmers joined us for Round 3 Busselton with beautiful conditions once again and a water temp of 20C.

A huge thank you to all our volunteers and especially our Regional Swimming Clubs who were on the beach by 5am and remained to help pack up long after the last swimmer had exited the water.  Thank you to our supporters Synergy, SunSmart, Nova 93.7, Vorgee and the West Australian.
Congratulations to Kyle Lee (59:28.3) and Byron Kimber (59:39.8) who both posted a sub 1 hour 5km time and to our first female 5km swimmer across the finish line Chloe Truscott (1:04:57.7).

New Town Toyota OWS Series Hilux Competition

Congratulations to Alex Rankin 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 he 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.

Next Round

Up next on Saturday 23 of November is Round 4: Rockingham – State Championships – Club Premierships presented by the West Australian and Naval Base Concrete.  This is when the best in the West compete for state titles and is our first 10km event of the season.  Distances are open to the public and is your first oportunity to qualify for the Rotnest Channel Swim and the Port to Pub.  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 3 – Busselton Beach, proudly brought to you by the City of Busselton and Print Sync:

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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