2017 South Australian Open Water Championships
Date: Sunday 4 December 2016
Location: Oarsmans Reserve, West Lakes SA
All Enquiries to: SwimmingSA Events ([email protected] )
Online Meet Entries will be used for this Championship. No TM Entry Files will be accepted.
Please be advised that all entry times on the ClubLANE Online Meet Entry are in eastern standard time.
All entries close at 12.00pm Adelaide time.
Do not leave it to the last minute to enter! Late entries will not be accepted.
2016 South Australian OW State Championships
Entries close: 12.00pm Wednesday 16 November 2016
Click here to enter
Event Nomination Fees: $30.00/swim
- Pre-Race Information
Pre Race Procedures
It is the responsibilty of the competitors to arrive promptly at the registration times set out below to allow sufficient time for registrations and numbering. Starts will not be delayed for swimmers who are late.
Swimmers should not appy sunscreen to their arms or back prior to competitor numbers being applied as the ink can only be applied to clean and dry skin.
- Registrations Table: Located on the lawn in front of the start line and swimmers must present for registration wearing the swimsuits in which they will be competing so that they can be checked for swim suit compliance contained in this document. Competitors will then be issued with their competitor-numbered caps and will also be checked to ensure that no jewellry (including ear and facial piercings) is worn and that fingernails and toenails are cut short. Free programs will be available from here.
- Number Stamping Table: Located next to the Registration Table, competitors must immediately report to this table after being issued with their cap to have their competitor numbers stamped on each shoulder blade, on each upper arm. Competitors must not apply sunscreen lotion to their arms, hands or back prior to competitor numbering being applied as the ink can only be applied to clean, dry skin. Care should be taken when applying sunscreen after stamping to ensure that the competitor numbers remain legible.
Event Times ** REVISED
2.5km Registration and Stamping: 7.30am - 8.30am
Officials Briefing: 8.15am
2.5km Event Briefing: 8.30am
EVENT START - Male 2.5km: 9.00am
EVENT START - Female 2.5km: 9.05am
5km, 10km & 1.5km Registration and Stamping: 8.30am - 9.30am
5km, 10km & 1.5km Event Briefing: 9.30am
EVENT START - Male 5km, 10km: 10.00am
EVENT START - Female 5km, 10km: 10.05am
EVENT START - Mixed 1.5km: 10.15am
Estimated Finish: 12.30pm
- Swimmers must keep course marker buoys on left shoulder at all times.
- All Open Water competitions shall start with all swimmers standing or treading water in a depth sufficient for them to commence swimming on the start signal.
- The Clerk of the Course shall keep swimmers and officials informed of the time before start at suitable intervals and at one minute intervals for the last five minutes.
- The start line shall be clearly defined by removable equipment at water level.
- The Referee shall indicate by a flag held upright and short blasts on a whistle when the start is imminent and indicate that the competition is under Starter’s orders by pointing the flag at the Starter.
- The Starter shall be positioned to be clearly visible to all swimmers.
- The start signal shall be both audible and visual.
Competitors should allow at-least 10 minutes to be checked in by the Referee or Clerk of the Course at the checkpoint immediately prior to entering the water for the start (checkpoint is located near start line).
- All competitors must swim under/through the gate.
- Swimmers must hit gate to register finish time.
- At completion, all competitors must exit through the checkpoint to have their name and competitor number recorded.
Support personnel will be able to feed their swimmers from the pontoon outside the Rowing SA building (northern end of course). All feeding must be from this pontoon. Handlers are not permitted to interfere with any swimmers whilst feeding and are not permitted to wade out to feed swimmers.
- SwimmingSA Open Water Rules apply for this championship.
- Course Officials will observe swimmers and any infraction of the rules will be reported to the Referee.
- A warning may be issued during the event but non-observance of the rules could lead to disqualification.
- The Meet Director, Safety Officer and Referee have the authority to stop the race for safety reasons.
- The Referee can withdraw a swimmer from the water if he or she believes that the swimmer will not complete the distance or will not finish within the prscribed cut-off time.
- The cut-off time limit will be thirty minutes after the first South Australian swimmer 9for each age group crosses the line for each event.
- If you withdraw of fail to complete the designated course for any reason, you must personally report to the Chief Recorder to have your competitor number recorded. This requirement is mandatory.
Time Limits - FINA OWS Rule 6.17 & 6.17.1
In all events, time limits shall apply as follows from the finish time of the first swimmers:
15 minutes per 5km (or part thereof) up to a maximum time limit of 120 min.
Competitors who do not finish the course within the time limits “shall be removed from the water except that the Referee may allow a competitor outside the time limit to complete the course but not be eligible for any points or prizes.”
- Course maps will be available from commencement of registration to coaches, swimmers and the water rescue escort personnel. Click here to download the Course Map
- A pre-race briefing will be held for all coaches, swimmers and water rescue escort personnel.
- Swimmers are not to wear jewellery and fingernails and toenails must be cut short. These will be checked before the swimmers enter the water. Starts will not be delayed for swimmers who need to remove jewellery or cut nails.
- A communications network will be in place between Event Medical, various water safety craft, the Meet Director, Chief Referee and all other key personnel.
- Water safety escort personnel will be on course in a combination of water safety craft: IRBs, Skis and Paddle/Rescue Boards
- First-aid personnel will provide basic first aid cover and will be particularly alert for symptoms of hypothermia, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Swimmers who become distressed during the race must raise their hand to attract the attention of safety officials.
- Emergency procedures will take effect immediately in the event of a major incident.
- The Meet Director will have the authority to call off the event prior to the start or during the event if inclement weather or any other conditions adversely affect the safety of the swimmers
All competitors are to swimm in an anti-clockwise direction.
Four laps of the circuit from start line. Finish through finish pontoon touching the finish pad.
(Touch finish pad at the end of the second lap if competing in 5km as well and continue for a further two laps. Ignore the finish line on laps one and three)
Two laps from the start line and finishing through finish pontoon, touching the pad.
One lap of the circuit finishing through finish pontoon, touching the finish pad.
Additional intermediate markers set 50m apart and 700m from the northern markers (yellow in colour).
Results and Presentations
Provisional results will be posted as soon as possible after the conclusion of each event. These results are not final until signed off by the Chief Referee. Full results will be available on the SwimmingSA website.
Presentations will take place once results are ready and will be held near the event control / registration tents.
Medal Presentations for all age groups will be conducted as soon as possible after the conclusion of each event.
Medals are awarded in the following age categories:
- 2.5km: 10-12yrs, 13-15yrs, 16-18yrs, Open
- 5km: 10-12yrs, 13-15yrs, 16-18yrs, Open
- 10km: 13-15yrs, 16-18yrs, Open
Participation awards will be awarded to all athletes on completion of the 1.5k race
The 2017 South Australian Open Water State Championships will be held at Oarsman Reserve, West Lakes
Toilets are located in the parklands and at the Rowing SA Complex.
Refreshments are available from the Boatshed Cafe at the Rowing SA Complex