2024 NSW State Open Championships

Date & Time
Fri, 15/03/2024 to Sun, 17/03/2024
Morning Heats, Evening Finals
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
9 Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Spectator Tickets Must be pre-purchased

Event Details

Program & QTs

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Entry Fees

$23.50 Individual Events

$45.50 Relays

Entries Now Open

Entries Close

5pm AEDT (NSW Time)

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Start List

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Final Start List

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Heats Timeline

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Finals Timeline

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Heats Program

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Finals Programs

Night One

Night Two

Night Three

Coach Registration

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Support Staff Accreditation

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Field of Play
Access Policy

This policy will be enforced throughout this meet. 

Club Timekeeper Requirements

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Entries via Swim Central


Event Information

  • Entry Fine Print
    • Long Course and Short Course times achieved since 1st October 2022 can be used to enter this meet
    • Competitors must enter with their long course entry times where possible, however if you enter using a Short Course entry time you will be entered on the Qualifying Time for that event
    • An approved & verified qualifying time must have been achieved, uploaded and approved/verified by the specified closing time and date of the meet
    • It is the responsibility of the person processing the online entries to ensure that all times listed in the system are legal and valid to the swimmer.
    • Payment for online Individual and online Relay entries must be completed online via credit card at the time of processing in order to be accepted
    • Individual Entries - $23.50
    • Relay Entries - $45.50
  • Relays
  • Relay Functionality is now available in Swim Central. Instructions on how to enter relay teams- Download Here

    Where a club enters three (3) or more relay teams, all teams must meet the qualifying time to be eligible.

    Should you wish to make any changes to your relay team, an updated relay form must be submitted to the Chief Recorder on race day prior to the start of the session in which the event will be contested. If you are adding new swimmers, you must include their DOB. Relay forms are not required if you are not making any changes.

    A swimmer may only appear in one (1) relay team list for that event.

  • Multi-Class Entries
  • Multi-Class Entries submitted via Swim Central

    Multi Class events are championship events and qualifying times apply. Whilst the Swim Central will allow MC swimmers to enter all MC events – please ensure you read the MC Qualifying times on the Program & QTs document, and only enter events for which you qualify. Entry times will be checked and any swimmers who do not have the correct entry time for their entries, will be withdrawn and no refund will be given.

    No ‘B’ Finals will be conducted for Multi Class Events. Each Multi Class Final will consist of a maximum of ten (10) swimmers. The Final will be filled with with the top ten (10) qualifiers on MC points. 

    Multi-Class Support 

    Multi-Class Swimmers are permitted to have one support person/carer with them who is permitted on pool deck at this event. Support persons must have a valid WWCC and apply in advance. APPLY HERE.

  • Event Program Structure
  • ‘B’ Finals will be conducted for all events provided that twenty-five (25) swimmers contest the heats of that event.

    800m & 1500m Freestyle events will be swum as timed finals with the fastest heat swam in the finals session.

    No ‘B’ Finals will be conducted for Multi Class Events. Each Multi Class Final will consist of a maximum of ten (10) swimmers. The Final will be filled with with the top ten (10) qualifiers on MC points. 

  • Spectator Tickers
  • Spectator Tickets will need to be pre-purchased for both heats & finals sessions and can be purchased here

  • Volunteering & Officiating
  • Nominate to Volunteer or Officiate at this meet

    We are seeking nominations from volunteers and Technical Officials to assist at this meet.

    Submit your nomination on this page.

    Working With Children Check

    As of January 1st, 2015, it has become a requirement of the Sporting Organisation that all our staff, officials and volunteers have applied for a Working With Children Check.

    If you have not yet completed this, you can apply for a WWC number HERE.

    Please note: for volunteers (including volunteers and technical officials), this is free to obtain.

    to obtain.

  • Coaches
  • Coaches will be required to pre-register here.

    Swimming NSW has recently adopted a new Coaching Pool Deck Access Policy which now requires coaches wishing to gain access to any Swimming NSW conducted meet to have:

    a) A Current Valid Membership with SCTA (Swim Coaches Teachers Australia).

    b) Completed the Swimming NSW Meet Registration Form (found above)

    c) Have a current valid Working with Children Check. (It is recommended that your WWCC is downloaded into the Service NSW app).

    Failure to meet the above requirements will deny coaches pool deck access. 

  • Basket Handlers
  • Swimming NSW is seeking expression of interest from clubs who would like to be Basket Handlers at 2024 NSW State Open. Basket Handlers get the opportunity to be on pool deck, surrounded by some of their hero Olympians, whilst collecting athletes belongings from behind the blocks after each race, ready for the athletes collection. We require a group for each night of finals. 

    Register your interest here

  • Pre-Meet Training
  • Due to School carnivals being held at SOPA there will be no pre-meet training available at the venue.

  • Event Withdrawals & Refunds
  • Swimming NSW recognise that situations will arise whereby a swimmer needs to be withdrawn from their events. Should you need to withdraw from your events, please follow the below process depending on your situation:

    • Withdrawing due to illness or injury:
      • Email events@nsw.swimming.org.au with Swimmers Name, Club & Events they will be withdrawing from.
      • Include in your email a copy of a medical/Drs Certificate OR proof of positive COVID-19 test (NSW Health Text Message). 
      •  Request a refund via your purchase orders in Swim Central.
      • Once the medical certificate has been sited by SNSW, the refund will be approved in Swim Central. 
    • Withdrawal due to change of mind or availability:
      • Email events@nsw.swimming.org.au with Swimmers Name, Club & Events they will be withdrawing from
      • No Refund is provided in this situation
  • Media
  • For all media requests please contact:


  • Event Results
  • Results will be posted on this page following the event.

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