Organiser

Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club

Date:

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Location:

Williamstown Beach


Registration closes on:

Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 7:00 PM - (GMT+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

The WOW Challenge Open Water Championship will be held on Saturday 14th of December 2019.

The WOW Challenge is on again

All VOWC swimmers have a 10km open water option only.

** Please direct all other Victorian Open Water Championships inquiries to Swimming Victoria. **


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

The WOW Challenge provides 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.

All swimmers can receive a free event t-shirt and everyone can swim in a wetsuit if they choose to. Also, use of a fluoro swimming vest is optional.

SWIMMING EVENTS:

PLEASE NOTE:
Register before midnight Sunday December 1st to receive a great event t-shirt for free as part of your registration.

 There will be an ADDITIONAL charge of $5 for on the day registrations.  
This excludes the 400m and 800m Junior WOW Challenges.

2019 EVENTS

PRICE*
(Excluding Booking Fee)

WOW Challenge 400m 14 years and under (Junior)

$25

WOW Challenge 400m 15 years and over

$35

WOW Challenge 800m 14 years and under (Junior)

$25

WOW Challenge 800m 15 years and over

$35

WOW Challenge 1.2 km

$55

WOW Challenge 2.5 km

$55

WOW Challenge 5 km

$65

WOW Challenge 10 km

$80

WOW Challenge 1.2km and 2.5km Joint Challenge

$70

10km Swimming Victoria Championship Event (member only entry)

$80

* Register Now charges a 3% booking fee plus credit card surcharges depending on card used.

Multi-Class Events

For 2019, we have Multi-Class categories for all WOW Challenge Events.

Swimmers competing in Multi Class swimming have an impairment that leads to a competitive disadvantage.  

Classification determines who is eligible to compete in Multi-Class swimming and it groups the eligible athletes in sport classes according to their activity limitation.

Swimming classification is used to ensure a fair environment for competition at all levels.

Please follow this link to find out more about classification: https://www.swimming.org.au/swim-1/compete/multi-class

If you are a Multi-Class swimmer, please select your category later during the participant questions section.

For Multi-Class swimmers, if you need a swim buddy or want to bring your own swim buddy to accompany you, please  email us  for more information.

For any swimmers experiencing any difficulties completing the registration process, please email us or call 0448 581 306 for assistance.

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.

 
Event Times are Subject to change.  (WOW age group marshaling times for Open & Junior with other age groups staggered at 5 minute intervals)

Wave times for WOW 2019

 

 

Registration Open

 

6.00

Event Open

 

7.00

Marshalling Open

 

7.30

 

Marshalling

START

WOW 10K, 5K, 2.5K incl SV VOWC

 

 

Mens Open, Junior

7.40

8.00

Womens Open, Junior

7.45

8.05

Men’s Senior, Masters

7.50

8.10

Womens Senior, Masters

7.55

8.15

Mens Veterans and over

8.00

8.20

Womens Veterans and over

8.05

8.25

 

 

 

WOW Challenge 800

 

 

WOW 800 Men 15 years and over

8.40

9.00

WOW 800 Women 15 years and over

8.45

9.05

WOW 800 Boys 14 and under

8.50

9.10

WOW 800 Girls 14 and under

8.55

9.15

 

 

 

WOW Challenge 400

 

 

One wave WOW Challenge 400

9.00

9.20

 

 

 

Santa arrives on surfboat

 

9.30

 

 

 

WOW Challenge 1.2K

 

 

Mens Open, Junior

9.40

10.00

Womens Open, Junior

9.45

10.05

Men’s Senior, Masters

9.50

10.10

Womens Senior, Masters

9.55

10.15

Mens Veterans and over

10.00

10.20

Womens Veterans and over

10.05

10.25

 

 

 

Presentation of WOW Champions

Stage

starting

11am

 

 

 

All swim courses closed

FINAL

12.40pm

 

 

 

 

PACK COLLECTION TIMES:

  • WOW Challenge swimmers, you can collect your race packs
    • Friday 13th Dec between 5pm and 7pm from the Williamstown S&SLC.
    • Otherwise, please arrive at least 1 hour before your race to collect your pack. 

BY-LAWS

Swimming Victoria By-Laws apply. These By-Laws stipulate that refunds will not be provided unless an entry is rejected. Refunds are not provided for any other reason; including medical grounds.

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.  The top 10 finishers in the 10km swim event will be awarded medals. 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information please email us or call 0448 581 306 or follow the link to WOW Challenge or Swimming Victoria Open Water Championships