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Organiser

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club

Date:

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Location:

Williamstown Beach


Registration closes on:

Friday, 16 December 2016 at 4:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

** Please note registration for the Victorian Open Water Championships 5km, 10km closes on 5 December at 5.00pm **

This event incorporates both the Victorian Open Water Championships (open to Swimming Australia and Masters Swimming Australia members) and the WOW Challenge (open to the general public).

This event is conducted by Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club and Swimming Victoria. Swimmers of all ages and abilities will have the opportunity to choose from a range of swim distances.

WOW CHALLENGE events include:

  • 750m Kids WOW Challenge
  • 1.2km WOW Challenge
  • 2.5km WOW Challenge
  • 5km WOW Challenge
  • 10km WOW Challenge (please note Swimming Victoria reserves the right to clear the field if swimmers have not commenced the fourth (and final) lap within 3hr 15min of the start time in the 10km swim)

The WOW Challenge pr
ovides the chance to swim with the best swimmers from around the world, is part of the Great Victorian Swim Series and raises funds for not-for-profit organisations.

Children 11 years and under who would like to swim in the 1.2km, 2.5km or 5km WOW Challenges can apply for a Coach Endorsement form for registration access to these events. Please email us for this form.

VICTORIAN OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIP events include:

  • 5km Championship swim
  • 10km Championship swim
The Victorian Open Water Championships will be swum under the rules of FINA and is a qualifying event for National Championships. The 5km and 10km Championship events are only open to Swimming Australia and Masters Swimming Australia members.

Registrations for the 5km and 10km Championship events close at 5pm on December 5, 2016.


The 10km Championship swim (and the 10km WOW Challenge swim) is a qualifying event for the Rottnest Channel Swim. The qualifying time is 4hrs 15min, and swimmers must have commenced the fourth (and final) lap within 3hr 15min of the start time.

Swimming Victoria reserves the right to clear the field if swimmers have not commenced the fourth (and final) lap within 3hr 15min of the start time in the 10km Championship swim.

EVENT TIME

Swim event start times will be staggered throughout the morning, with the first event kicking off at 8am.

Wave times:

8.00am Victorian Open Water Championships 5 and 10km events, 10km WOW Challenge - Males
8.05am Victorian Open Water Championships 5 and 10km events, 10km WOW Challenge - Females

8.15am WOW Challenge 5km

10.15am WOW Challenge 1.2km

10.45am WOW Challenge Kids 750m

11.05 WOW Challenge 2.5km

Merchandise
We have a great range of merchandise items including t-shirts, visors, zipped jackets, hoodies and towels - visit Team Elite Online Shop to purchase!

2016 WOW Challenge Proudly Supported by The Aqua Shop

Enter any of the WOW Challenge or Victorian Open Water Championship events by 30 November for your chance to win a fabulous Blueseventy Reaction Fullsuit, valued at $799, provided by event sponsor Aqua Shop!

And don't forget if you registered before 18 November, you can take your receipt into the Melbourne Aqua Shop any time prior to the WOW Challenge Saturday 17 December 2016 and receive 30% off any wetsuit, race suit or swim suit. Discount limited to one per entrant.


ENTRY FEES


WOW Challenge Entry Fees

750m Kids Challenge (7-11yo)    $25
1.2km Challenge                         $55
2.5km Challenge                         $55
5km Challenge                            $55
10km Challenge                          $80
1.2km and 2.5km Challenge       $75


NOTE: There will be ADDITIONAL charge of $5 for on the day registrations.  This excludes the 750m Kids Challenge.

Victorian Open Water Swimming Championships Entry Fees

5km Championship                            $40
10km Championship                          $60 (includes 5km entry and time at swim through)

BY-LAWS

Medals will be presented as per the Swimming Victoria By-Laws *:

Victorian Open Water Championships

Age groups are determined from the swimmers age on the day of the meet – 17 Dec 2016.

12 year old athletes may swim 5k if they turn 13 on or before 27th January 2017 to qualify for the Aust Open Water Championships.

13 year old athletes may swim the 10k if they turn 13 before 27th January 2017 to qualify for the Aust Open Water Championships.

 

 

 

Open

17/18

15/16

14/16

13/14

Freestyle

5km

X

X

X

 

X

Freestyle

10km

X

X

 

X

 

The following medals will be awarded in the 14/16 10km Free – 14/u yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs

The following medals will be awarded in the 13/14 & 15/16 5km Free – 13/u yrs, 14yrs, 15yrs, 16yrs

* Please note these by-laws are currently under review and if changes are made before 17 December, 2016, affected swimmers will be contacted accordingly.

PRIZES

The WOW Challenge has a total prize pool value of $2,500. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place getters in each age group/swim distance.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information go to www.williamstownslsc.org.au/open-water-championships or http://vic.swimming.org.au/open-water-championships.html