Masters Swimming WA

Summer e-News  2016


  2018 Nationals venue confirmed - Mandurah, Perth  


Masters Swimming Western Australia is pleased to announce that the City of Mandurah has been selected as the host venue of the 2018 Masters Swimming National Championships.

This National competition will see more than 500 participants converge on the City for a four-day competition from Wednesday 18 April – Saturday 21 April, 2018 at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

Masters Swimming WA President Gary Bradley said,

"This is a fantastic opportunity for Masters Swimming WA to hold this event at a fabulous new facility that has plenty to offer".

Mandurah Mayor Marina Vergone believes the championships will showcase the city’s range of great offerings and tourism opportunities.

"The City of Mandurah is very proud to host the 2018 Masters Swimming National Championships.

"This event provides an opportunity to showcase Mandurah to athletes and spectators from across the country.

"Bringing events like this to our special part of the world is part of the City’s ongoing priority to attract major sporting and cultural events to Mandurah."

The opportunity for Masters Swimming WA to hold the 2018 event at the Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre provides participants with more than just a wonderful aquatic precinct. It provides excellent opportunities to see more of Western Australia’s great tourist attractions that are located in the Mandurah and Peel region.

The formal partnership between the two parties comes after ongoing consultation and discussions between both organisations with Mr Bradley saying that it will be a great outcome for all concerned.

Masters Swimming WA is delighted to be working closely with the City of Mandurah to produce a professional event that includes some great social activities in a beautiful part of WA.


  2016/17 LiveLighter State Open Water Swim  




A very successful State Open Water was held recently in conjunction with the Fremantle Ports Swim Thru event.  The weather was very kind and this was reflected in the large number of participants.  Congratulations to Perth City who won the Champion Club Award and Westcoast Masters who won the Club Performance Award.

Allison Hass from Perth City took out the overall Female winner and Paul Blackbeard also from Perth City took out the overall Male winner.

  2016/17 LiveLighter MSWA Open Water Swims Series Calendar  

The calendar is now available to down load or to view on line for the 2016/17 LiveLighter MSWA Open Water Series. We have also combined with some of the Swimming WA Open Water events to give you more options for obtaining points towards your overall LiveLighter MSWA Open Water Swim Series tally.

  2017 LiveLighter Pool Calendar  


The 2017 LiveLighter Pool Calendar is now available on the web.  Click on this link.

  Swimming WA News  

Free Community Event in Harvey 17th December.  For more information follow the link.

Don't forget the upcoming Swimming WA OWS round 6 at Mullaloo Beach on Tuesday 27th December and round 7 in Albany on Monday 2nd January.  For more details go to .


2016 Swim Series Results  

The 2016 Swim Series has finished with the last race at the recent Pan Pacs!


The Results summary is attached for you to extract relevant information for your promotion in your Branch or to PDF and distribute to your Clubs and members.


Of course the full results are on the website in the RESULTS PORTAL


MSA Thailand Training Camp - 11/18 June 2017  



As winter settles in Australia, join MSA’s swim training camp in tropical Phuket. Award winning coach Robert Butcher will assist you to attain your swimming goals. Whether you want to improve your stroke and swimming efficiency or have a goal to swim the English Channel this camp is for you. 

Your home for the week is the world class Thanyapura sports complex in Phuket. Robert will coach 2 training sessions daily in the state of the art 50m pool. During the day you will have time to explore the area, sit by the pool or head to the beach with Robert for Open Water skills and training. Or you might want to sign up for one of the cooking courses on offer.

For more information click here.


  2017 World FINA Masters Wolrd Championships  

The 2017 FINA World Masters Championships are being held in Budapest, Hungary from the 4th-13th August.

Right after the 17th FINA Worlds Championships, Budapest will have the pleasure to host the 17th FINA Masters World Championships as well. With this latter world event the main goal of the International Swimming Federation is to let the athletes over 25 prove that they remain capable of competing on the highest level in the different disciplines.

For more information please click on this link.


    Coach and Official of the Year Nominations  


MSWA 2016 Coach of the Year 
The MSWA Coach of the Year Award provides the opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution that coaching makes to Masters Swimming in Australia. Closing date for Victorian nominations is Friday 30 January 2017
For the nomination form please click

MSWA 2016 Official of the Year
The MSWA Official of the Year Award provides the opportunity to recognise the valuable contribution that Technical Officials make to Masters Swimming in Victoria. If you know a Technical Official who meets the criteria you should consider nominating them for this award. Closing date for Victorian nominations is Friday 30 January 2017
For the nomination form please click


    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.


  New Clubs  

A huge welcome aboard to our 2 new country clubs.  Boddington Masters and Northam Masters have commenced swimming and we look forward to meeting our fellow Masters members at events throughout 2017.  There is also talk of Narrogin Masters reforming so stay tuned!

On a sad note our Murray and Ballajura Masters have folded but we would like to thank those members and hope they are able to still continue swimming with another Masters club close by.

  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.


  Vale - Ray Plowman  

It is with a very heavy heart that we farewell the lovely Ray Plowman, who passed away on Sunday 11 December.

We will remember Ray for his warmth, kindness, gentleness and for how much he enjoyed his time in the pool.  He proved that you're never too old to improve and threw himself into the competitive side of swimming venturing to the States and Interstate Nationals and thoroughly enjoying every minute of being part of the swimming fraternity.  Along with his lovely wife, Lyn, we were very fortunate to have Ray as part of the Claremont family and will miss his presence at the Friday morning group and at the various competitions he loved so much.  Ray was a member of Osborne Park Masters (now Beatty Park) and also the Beatty Park Bears and had many swimming friends for whom this will be a sad loss.

A pleasure to know and a pleasure to swim with.  Rest in peace, Ray.


  Club News  

Westcoast Masters

The club finishes the year with a membership of 140, bumper number. Even though we are not highly active in the pool competition, our training sessions continue to be well attended and our training programme goes from strength to strength.  We have three more members completing their Club Coaches Course and we look forward to seeing Marian Durham, Lex Robertson and Shaun Harrison being active on the poolside.




Beatty Park Masters

We’re really pleased to have recently increased our membership to 107, this is the biggest since the Club operated out of the Lyn McClements pool in Osborne Park.  Numbers are increasing at training now we have warmer weather and the open water swimmers are getting ready for the ocean events.


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