Round 9 of the 2019/20 SWA OWS Series got underway this morning with magnificent conditions with a 29C sunny and light SE winds at Shorehaven proudly presented by Peet. 250 swimmers took to the water this morning just inside the Alkimos ship wreck.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts was in attendance to help start the swimmers in our penultimate Round and last swim before school starts again.
Swimming WA would like to thank Peet for their support with swimmers and familys today being treated to give aways, beach games and Face Painting from a visiting Fairy and Pirate. Our younger swimmers were also treated to a free flavoured milk from Emma and Toms.
Well done to all 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
Congratulations to Natasha D’Souza 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 she will be receiving a $50 gift voucher. Make sure you enter next Round as we will be presenting our final winner for the 2019/20 OWS Series.
Up next on Monday 2 of March is our Final Round of the 2019/20 OWS Series, Round 10: Scarborough at Scarborough Beach, presented by Westpac. Join us up at the Scarborough SLSC Function Room after your swim where we will present the day’s winners, our Series Champions and celebrate the 2019/20 OWS Series over looking the beautiful Indian Ocean.
Here are our place getters for the OWS Series Round 9: Shorehaven proudly brought to you by Peet:
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 email@example.com or visit www.thenomadcompany.com.au