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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


2018/2019 Marathon dates - Dates and Information for 2018-2019 


 Date Meet / Distance Venue Contact/s
11/11/2018 2018 Metro South West Open Water Championships SIRC  registrar@metrosw.org.au
08/12/2018 NSW State Age & Open OW Championships - 7.5m and 10km SIRC  meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au
09/12/2018 NSW JX OW Championships - 2.5km SIRC  meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au
09/12/2018 NSW State Age & Open OW Championships - 5km SIRC  meet.entries@nsw.swimming.org.au
23/03/19  Copeton Open Water Swim  Copeton Dam  More info still to come...

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