2024 Sydney Open & UniSport Nationals

Date & Time
Thu, 09/05/2024 to Sat, 11/05/2024
Morning Heats, Evening Finals
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
9 Olympic Blvd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
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Event Details

Live results available here!

Schedule of Events & QTs

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Start List

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Final Start List

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Heats Timeline

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Finals Timeline

Night One

Night Two

Night Three

Heats Program

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Relay Program

Updated 8/5/2024

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Finals Program

Night One

Night Two

Night Three

UniSport Guidelines

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UniSport Additional Information Form 

To be completed by University swimmers who enter in Swim Central

Coach Registration

To be completed via Swim Central here

Field of Play
Access Policy

This policy will be enforced throughout this meet. 


Online Entries
Entries via Swim Central


Event Information

  • Eligibility Information
  • The Sydney Open & Uni Nationals event is for both University Students & Club Swimmers. Club Swimmers who attend University are strongly encouraged to compete for their University. When entering via Swim Central, it will automatically place entries under your club, so for those swimmers who will be competing for their University, they must complete the additional university information form here to indicate their University. 

    The minimum age for this event for both Men's & Women's is 15 years old as of 9th May 2024, with the exception of Multi-Class Events, where the minimum age is 11 (as of 9th May 2024). 

    Long Course & Short Course times achieved since 1st October 2022 can be used to enter this meet. Competitors will be entered on their Long Course entry times where possible, however if they only have a Short Course time they will be entered on the Qualifying time for that event. 


    Both Clubs and Uni's are permitted to enter relays; however medals will only be awarded to University Teams. 

  • Entry Process
  • There are two options for entry for Sydney Open. Please follow the process that applies to you:

    For Swimmers with access to Swim Central (i.e. those who are a member of a Swimming Australia affiliated Club):

    • Entries must be placed via Swim Central as you would for other club & State based events. Swim Central entry link can be found here
    • For Swimmers who are competing for their University, once entries are placed via Swim Central, please ensure you complete the additional university information form here.  (THIS FORM SHOULD ONLY BE COMPLETED AFTER ENTRIES ARE PLACED VIA SWIM CENTRAL) This will ensure the team you will be competing for will be updated to your University. 

    For Swimmers who DO NOT have access to Swim Central (i.e. those who are NOT a member of a Swimming Australia affiliated Club):

    • Please complete the online manual entry form found here.
  • Multi-Class Entries
  • Multi-Class Entries to be submitted via Swim Central, unless not a member of an affiliated club (please refer to entry process information above). 

    Qualifying Times apply for Multi-Class Events. Whilst Swim Central will allow Multi-Class Swimmers to enter all Multi-Class events, please ensure you check the MC Qualifying times, found on the last page of this document (coming soon) and only enter the events which you qualify for. 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 granted. 

    For Multi-Class Events:
    No 'B' finals will be conducted for Multi Class events. Each Multi Class Final will consist of a maximum of ten (10) swimmers based on the top ten (10) qualifiers on Parra points.

    If there are less then ten (10) swimmers entered in an MC event swimmers must contest the heat to be eligible to swim the final. 

    Multi-Class Support
    Multi-Class Swimmers are permitted to have one support person/carer with them who is granted pool access should this be required. Support persons must have a valid WWCC and apply by 12pm on Wednesday 1 May 2024 here

  • University Relays
  • This section is for University Relay Teams ONLY.

    All Swimming Club Relays are to be submitted via Swim Central. We will NOT accept any manual Club Relay Entries into this meet. Instructions for entering relays via swim central can be found here. If you are having troubles processing your online club relay entries, please contact The Events Team immediately for assistance.

    UNIVERSITIES: To submit relay entries into this meet, the preferred method for relay entries is via a Team Manager Entry File (available on request)

    When submitting University Relays, please ensure that you enter all swimmers in the order they are to be swimming. 

    If you do not have access to Team Manager, there are two options:

    1) Download a free version of Team Manager Lite from Here


    2) Email events@nsw.swimming.org.au with the following details
        - University Name
        - Event #
        - Swimmers Names (in order they will be swimming)
        - Swimmers DOB
        - Team Entry Time

    Payment for these relays can be made via credit card or EFT. Please advise your preferred process when emailing entries. 
    An invoice can be generated on request. 

    If any changes are required before the meet, please email these to The Events Team. Any changes after these time will need to be submitted to the recording room via a relay change form on the day, prior to the start of the session in which the event will be swum. Relay forms are only required if you are making changes. 

  • Finals Format
  • Finals will be determined in the following manner:

    For Able-Bodied Events:

    Finals will be conducted as A & B finals provided that twenty-five (25) swimmers contest the heats of that event.  Top 10 fastest, form the heats, (regardless of club or university) will compete in the A final and the next 10 fastest, from the heats (regardless of club or university) will compete in the B final.

    Medals will be awarded to the top three (3) Club and the top three (3) University swimmers. 

    For Multi-Class Events:

    No 'B' finals will be conducted for Multi Class events. Multi Class Final will consist of a maximum of ten (10) swimmers. The Final will be filled with the top 10 swimmers based on Parra points. 

    For Multi Class Events where there are 10 or less athletes, athletes must swim in the heats to be eligable to swim in the final. 

  • 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

  • Support Staff
  • Applications for Support Staff Accreditation for Sydney Open & Uni Nationals are now open. This includes, but is not limited to: Team Physios & Sport Science. All Support Staff Applicants must have a valid Working with Children Check.


    All requests for Support Staff must be received no later than 12pm Wednesday 1st May 2024. 

    Please note: The completion of this form does not confirm you have been granted a support pass. All applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted prior to the meet to confirm your application has been approved. All successful applicants must bring their own lanyard. 

  • Coaches
  • All coaches are required to pre-register for this event via swim central here and must register by 5pm Wednesday 1 May 2024.  For instructions please refer to our help guide 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 Coach Accreditation in Swim Central

    c) Have a current valid Working with Children Check. 

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

  • Spectator Tickets
  • For ticket sales and information, visit this page.

  • Media
  • Applications for Media Accreditation for Sydney Open & Uni Nationals are now open.  All Media Accreditations must have a valid Working with Children Check.


    All requests for Media Accreditations must be received no later than 12pm Monday 6 May 2024. 

    Please note: The completion of this form does not confirm you have been granted a support pass. All applications will be reviewed and you will be contacted prior to the meet to confirm your application has been approved.

  • Pre-Meet Training
  • Pre-Meet Training will be available in the Competition Pool at SOPAC on Wednesday 8th May between 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

  • Results
  • Results for this event will be posted on this page.

  • Event Photography
  • Following the new Sports Integrity Guidelines no photography can be taken poolside by any person except by one of the official event photographers. This is to manage a safe sporting environment for our children and athletes. Read the SIA Photography Guidelines HERE.

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