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Open Water

General Open Water Swimming Information 

Has your Club Considered running an Open Water event... but don't know where to start? Our Committee has a wealth of experience in the sport and welcomes any enquiries from Clubs and the swimming community on any aspect of Open Water Swimming. The Committee can also assist by providing guidance in planning and organising an Open Water Event and if required are available to assist you with training technical officials as well. Please send your enquiry to Swimming NSW by mail or email at admin@nsw.swimming.org.au or download some of our helpful resources below.


NSW Sport and Recreation for Sydney International Regatta Centre

Lightning Safety Recommendations 

Lightning Action Plan

Lightning Strikes Power point presentation

Guidelines and Expressions of Interest

Open Water Swimming Staging of Event Water Temperature Policy

Open Water Swimming Risk Assessment Template

Swimming NSW Recommendations for Clubs when Organising OWS Events

OWS Boat Driver Expression of Interest Form

Example Documents for Club OWS Meets

Example Open Water Swimming Advertisement

Example Club OWS Meet - Pre Event Entry Form

Example Club OWS Meet - Entry on Day Form

Swimming NSW Open Water Information Booklet (How to Feed)

Open Water Waiver Form - this form MUST be filled out and sent with entries or brought with the athlete on competition day to be eligible to compete


2017/2018 Marathon dates - Dates and Information for 2017-2018 

 Date Meet / Distance Venue Contact/s
22/10/2017 2017-18 Metro South West Open Water Championships *Updated 15/09/17* SIRC  registrar@metrosw.org.au
28/10/2017 Nutrition Station Open Water Swim Hosted by the Nepean Aquatic Centre SIRC  alan@nepeanswim.com.au
10/12/2017 NSW OW JX Event - 2.5km SIRC  meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au
10/12/2017 NSW State Age & Open OW Championships - 5km SIRC  meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au
09/12/2017 NSW State Age & Open OW Championships - 7.5m and 10km SIRC  meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au
13/01/2018 2017-18 Bridge to Bridge 3km Open Water Swim SIRC  penrithswim@hotmail.com
13/01/2018 2017-18 Berry Rickards 5km Open Water Swim SIRC  penrithswim@hotmail.com 
TBA 2016-17 Narrandera DSTR Open Water Long Distance Swim  Lake Talbot  slee@artc.com.au 

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