Round 6 of the 2019/20 SWA OWS Series got underway this morning with magnificent conditions at Mullaloo Beach. Over 650 swimmers took to the water with over 100 trying the 500m swim, many for the first time.
SWA Vice Patron Mr. Peter Katsambanis MLA was in attendance with Jen Green from The West Australian to help start the huge number of waves. Jackson Anderson swum the 500m in an amazing 7 minutes 33 seconds and looked like he could have swum it again when he came out of the water!
Swimming WA would like to thank the City of Joondalup for their support of the round and for enabling so many of the community to get involved in open water swimming.
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 Saturday 11 of January is Round 7: Koombana Bay at Koombana Bay, presented by the City of Bunbury.
Hosting our only 7.5km swim of the Series and our new Splash & Dash event for 8-13 year oldss come swim with us and the dolphins on Saturday 11 January.
Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 6 – Mullaloo proudly brought to you by the City of Joondalup:
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