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What a great day at the OWS Series Rockingham! The water was pristine and a beautiful morning with a temperature rising to a beautiful sunny 30 degrees. Participants came from far and wide to obliterate last season’s record of 454 swimmers, setting a new venue record of 648.
It was excellent to have State representatives. The Hon State Premier of WA, Mr Mark McGowan and Deputy Premier of WA, Mr Roger Cook. Impressively, Mr Cook donned the silver racing cap and swam the 1.25km race in good time.
The City of Rockingham Mayor Mr Barry Sammels, also came down for the morning in full Rockingham community spirit to support the local participants and volunteers.
Congratulations to all our swimmers who chose to come swim with us today and well done to those who challenged themselves to achieve their goals.
New Town Toyota OWS Series Hilux Competition
Up next on Sunday 8 of December is Round 5: Mandurah – (Teams Event) at Town Beach, presented by the City of Mandurah.
Team Event: Swim with the family, swim with friends, swim with the squad, it doesn’t matter but come swim with us at Mandurah and swim together as a team of three in the 1.25km. The clock doesn’t stop until all three cross the line!
Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 4 – Rockingham – WA State Championships, proudly brought to you by the City of Rockingham, The West Australian Newspaper and Naval Base Concrete:
Swimmer tracking provided by
For a better viewing experience, get the RACEMAP App!!
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.
- 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