Masters Swimming WA

Winter e-News  2015

  2015 HBF State OWS Championship  

Another successful open water event was held at Coogee Beach on Saturday 21st March.  Congrats to the 260 participants including Westcoast which won the Club Performance trophy with 47 swimmers.  Many thanks to our Somerset Club for once again conducting a great event on behalf of MSWA.  Special thanks to the officials lead by Peter Maloney and Ron Gray.   State Recorder Sandra Mutch managed to swim as well as coordinate the results with Blue-Chip.  Coogee Beach Surf Club also contributed to the event with their great venue, course set up and water safety roles. Special thanks to Cockburn’s Peter Marr who handled the MC role with aplomb! MSWA much appreciates all these volunteers and groups for their outstanding efforts. 

  HBF 2014/2015 OWS Series  

Congratulations to members and Clubs on winning awards which were presented at the Council of Clubs meeting on Tuesday 19th May.  Special congratulations to top point-scoring winners Aithne Dell (Melville) and Jon Haines (Perth City). Full results available on .

  2015 LiveLighter All Club Challenge  

This great event was held on 28/29 March at HBF Stadium with 280 swimmers and our wonderful volunteers, officials and supporters.  Everyone had a great time not only in the pool and at the social activities.  Thanks to Peter Maloney and Sandra Mutch for running a great meet along with the Technical Officials and volunteers and our supporters behind the scenes.   Congratulations to Claremont as the top point-scoring Club. Full results available on .

  Annual Awards  

Presentations were made on Sunday 29th March after the LiveLighter All Club Challenge meet and congratulations are extended again to the following winners:

  • Perc Edwards Volunteer of the Year Award – Barbara Hart (Maida Vale) (seen here being presented her trophy by Perc's daughter Shari)
  • MSWA Service award – Nick Wyatt (Cockburn)
  • 2014 Coach of the Year – Edmund Salt (Whitford)
  • 2014 Official of the Year – Ron Gray (Thornlie)
  • Country Correspondence Carnival –  Geraldton
  • McDonald Shield – Armadale
  • Endurance 1000 – Somerset
  • Endurance 1000 (country) – Albany
 MSA National Championships  

The following dates have been confirmed:

2016:            21st – 24th April : Victoria (Melbourne)                        

                      For more information on dates and the program click here.

2017:             8th – 11th March : Queensland (Southport on Gold Coast)

2018:             Perth (dates TBC)

Have A Go News Encouragement Award  

Congratulations to the following members who were presented with their lovely towel by Have a Go News Editor Judith Treby at the presentations on Sunday 29th March:

  • Brigid Tait (Claremont)
  • Greg Bourne (Maida Vale)
  • Bianca Galipo (Carine) (represented by Jane Laws)
  • Sharon Hadden (Geraldton) (absent from picture)
  National Awards  

Two of WA’s long-time volunteers were announced as winners at the National Championships presentations in April in Hobart and were presented with their awards at our Council of Clubs meeting on 19th May.  Congratulations once again to:

  • Judith Crawford (Somerset) received her award for 10 Years Conspicuous Service to MSA as a member of the National Technical Committee
  • Ron Gray (Thornlie) won the 2014 Official of the Year award for his outstanding Referee efforts especially for the FINA World Masters Championships in 2012 and 2014
  Coach PD Clinics  

Two Coach PD clinics have been held in recent months with the third one coming up this Sunday 14th June at HBF Stadium.  Kareena Preston has been instrumental in up-skilling our Club Coaches at these sessions and is keen to provide more at Club level.

  2015 Australian Masters Games  

Click on the titles below to find out more about the Australian Masters Games in Adelaide, 3 - 10 October 2015.

   Information on the Games

  Upcoming MSWA events and activities  

For your information some of your Club personnel will attend and be involved with the following activities in the next few months:

  • Sat 20th June – annual workshop for OWS event coordinators
  • Sat 13th Sept – Club Coach Course (will be promoted soon)
  • Sun 19th Sept – Club Captains meeting re 2016 pool events program (more details soon)
  New Club - Kingsway Masters  

Welcome to this new Masters Club which swim at Mercedes College in the city.  Several of the members will be keen to participate in some upcoming meets and especially the Groper State Relay Championships, so we encourage all members to make them welcome.

  Vorgee Million Metre Program  
  This is a great program for all members to log their training and event distances and start on your journey to claiming some great Vorgee prizes starting from 1 million!.  For more information click here.  
  Endurance 1000 Program  
  Don't forget about our Endurance 1000 program which is a great way to measure your aerobic fitness.  Encourage your fellow club members to get into distance pool meets. Click here for more information.  
  MSA Kazan Merchandise Range  

At the request of the National Board of Management a range of clothing options have been added to the regular merchandise range to allow you to purchase a polo or T-shirt that identifies you as a Masters Swimming Australia swimmer attending the FINA Masters World Championships in 2015.

Click here for more information on how to order.

  Vorgee have a great offer on club and personalised logo caps.  Click here for more details.  
  Postal Swims  
  Don't forget to check out the Postal swims which are running around the country. Bunbury's is about to close at the end of the month but there are 3 others running throughout the rest of the year.  Click here to find out more details.  
  Club News  

Westcoast Masters

We started the quarter with a fantastic turn out at the HBF State Open Water Swim at Coogee.  These numbers helped the club win the Team Participation Award, we also had age group winners in Kieran Lawrenson, Frank van Rooyen, Mike Kerman, Viki Shelver and Carrol Wannell.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get the same number of entries for the LiveLighter All Club Challenge.To read more click here.



Armadale Masters

A smaller than usual team of 9 swimmers headed to Melville on Sunday May 3rd to compete in this year’s Melville Masters LiveLighter Club Challenge Series Event which attracted swimmers from 11 clubs. To read more click here.




Superfins Masters

Superfins succeed at Masters Nationals in Hobart 

A touring group of eleven Superfins, three support staff and ‘slow-mo’ our mascot braved the cold to compete at the 2015 Masters Swimming Australia National Championships in Hobart from 8th – 11th April.  The swim meet was a huge success and was followed by a five day tour around Tassie taking in all the highlights Tasmania has to offer. To read more click here.



Stadium Masters

We have been delighted to welcome lots of new members this year, most of them in younger age brackets – great for our club which had a big cohort of older members.  To read more click here.



Carine Masters

Things have been rolling along nicely with good attendances at our Wednesday night training sessions although recent cold nights have affected numbers slightly.  To read more click here.



Mandurah Masters

This is a great month for members to be involved, as we host our LiveLighter Club Challenge swim at the Warnbro Aquajetty pool on 21 June. Make a commitment to have a few swims at this meet so that, as the host club, we can ensure that we keep the trophy at home. Whilst not yet in our own pool, this remains a popular event, so let’s get behind Mike the Club Captain and the event organisers Kirk, Deb, Ray and their team of helpers and make this a top day for all involved.  To read more click here.



Busselton Masters

Great achievement by Busselton Masters members, Darryl Kelly, Rhonda Pearsall and Andrew Hembroff who competed in Stadium Masters1500m course event at HBF Stadium on Saturday 6th June.   Each Member set a PB  and set individual records for the Busselton Masters club. This was the first pool competition for both Rhonda and Andrew. The club would like to thank Stadium Masters on a successful event.  To find more about Busselton Masters latest promotion click here.





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