Masters Swimming WA

Spring e-News  2016


  Masters Swimming WA's Coach and Official of the Year also receive National Awards  




  2016 LiveLighter State Open Water Swim  







  2016 LiveLighter Pool Events Calendar  



  2016 LiveLighter Open Water Series Winners  




Claremont's Elena Nesci takes out two Annual Awards!  




Annual Awards Presentations  





  New Club Signage  




  WADSA Swimming Championships  




    Pan Pacifics Program  

QLD is set to hold the 2016 Pan Pacific Masters Games from the 4-6th November 2016, at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport. 

The program has been published, but for more information visit the MSQ website

Be sure to visit the PPMG website to enter, with entries closing 14th October.


    Supplements Survey  


    2017 National Masters Championships  

The 42nd Masters Swimming Australia Championships will be hosted by Queensland.  The event will take place at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport from 8 - 11 March 2017.

Lots of information is already available - visit MSQ's wesbite for details, including the brochure and very exciting program.

    2019 and 2021 FINA World Aquatic Championships  

We now know the next two destinations as FINA is reaching far out to establish some stability in its calendar so time to start planning your holidays!!

Gwangju, South Korea and Budapest, Hungary will host the 2019 and 2021 FINA World Aquatics Championships, respectively.

They won the bidding over Baku, Azerbaijan and the UAE.

Gwangju is a city of 1.4 million in South Korea, and is the host of the 2015 World University Games. Similarly as to how FINA has done with Kazan, Russia, they will follow the WUG’s four years later with the hosting of their World Aquatics Championships. The city has become a sporting hotbed, having hosted parts of the 2002 FIFA World Cup in soccer as well.

The pool in Gwangju is designed for a permanent capacity of just under 4,000 seats, but for the World Aquatics Championships it will be expandable to 15,000 seats.

The new construction will include a race pool (10 lanes, 50m X 25m X 3m deep), a diving pool (33m X 25m X 5m deep), and a practice pool (8 lanes, 50m X 21m).

Budapest is upgrading from its frequent duty as hosting the European Championships over the last decade, and immediately after the Hungarian federation unveiled the plans for a brand new aquatics center. The Alfréd Hajós Swimming Complex is outdoors, which FINA has strayed away from since Rome. The new facility will lie directly across the Danube river from the existing pools, completing a massive complex that includes a pair of 50 meter training pools at an adjacent Komjadi complex as well.

Budapest is a beautiful and vibrant city in Eastern Europe of 1.7 million people, and though it lies off of the standard European tourist trail, it has become increasingly popular in the last few years. The swimming program continues to be one of the strongest per-capita in the world, and has a great history in aquatic sports.

    MSWA's New Office and Phone Number  



    Alice Springs Masters Games  


  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 metres!.  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.  
  Vorgee have a great offer on club and personalised logo caps.  Click here for more details.  
  Club News  

Mandurah Masters

The first thing to do this edition is to congratulate Ken Phillips who was recently awarded the Masters Swimming Australia, "Official of the Year" for 2015. Ken has fully deserved this National recognition and as a Club we are extremely proud of his contribution. The Award was announced at the National swim championships and as Ken was not present, a presentation will be formally made at the next Council of Clubs meeting. We are fortunate to have so many who give willingly of their time for Masters Swimming and Ken has always been at the forefront in these efforts.

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Westcoast Masters

As we hit the half year mark, membership has reached 130, which is very pleasing.  We currently have a new group of swimmers trialling with the club and hope to convert all of these into memberships. A big thank you to all our coaches and club members for making these new swimmers feel welcome and helping to make their experience with us a positive one.

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Superfins Masters


We all met at the Airport bright and early on Monday 18 April and had a group photo.

Day 1                                                                                                                                               We all went to do a tour of the MCG which was interesting and the Sports Museum in the morning and in the afternoon we went to the Jurassic World Exhibition which was awesome!

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Claremont Masters

Those of you who notice such things will know that Claremont Club and Claremont swimmers individually have won a few awards in the past few months. Rather than dwell on these – which you can find  elsewhere, let’s just concentrate on the awards our indefatigable coach / Swim Thru Perth organiser / Golden Groper announcer supreme / general livewire Elena Nesci was recently presented with at the May Council of Clubs.

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Beatty Park Masters

It has been a rough start to the year for Beatty Park Masters after the loss of three long standing members who have made large contributions to the club over many years, Marion Woolston, Nina Epps and John Hancock.  Then the recent passing of Ken Row one of our original members.  We will miss them!

However we have good news with three of our “girls” Rebecca having a baby boy plus Alecka, and Narissa expecting future Beatty Park swimmers. 

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Busselton Masters

Brave up for winter swimming!

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