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Australia & Oceania

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame

KIMBERLEY CHAMBERS (NZ)– Honored by International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (IMSHOF): Swimmer

OWS Series Mullaloo with Round 6

Date: 
Saturday, 29 December, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 29 December 2018

Start time: 7:30am (Main event 8:00am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5k, 5km and 10km

Open Water State Championships

Date: 
Saturday, 22 December, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 22 December 2018

Start time: 8:00am

Public Distances: 2.5km, 5km and 10km

OWS Series Rockingham with Round 4

Date: 
Sunday, 9 December, 2018 - 08:00

Date: Saturday 9 December 2018

Start time: 9:00am (Main event 9:30am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km

OWS Series Coogee with Round 3

Date: 
Saturday, 24 November, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 24 November 2018

Start time: 7:30am (Main event 8:00am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km and 10km

OWS Series Busselton with Round 2

Date: 
Saturday, 17 November, 2018 - 06:30

Date: Saturday 17 November 2018

Start time: 7:30am (Main event 8:00am)

Distances: 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km and 5km

5 Amazing Races in Auckland – Auckland Central Masters Swim Season Preview

There’s a lot of open water swimming action coming up in Auckland, New Zealand.  With the GSS actions shifting to primarily Southern Hemisphere racing, we’ve turned our attention to a very busy season ahead in New Zealand.  Last season, the New Zealanders were right up there in the Global Rankings and with 12 upcoming races you can bet a few of them will be back up there battling for top spots!

OWS Series Leighton Beach with Round 1

Date: 
Saturday, 3 November, 2018 - 06:30

On Saturday 3 November 2018, the OWS Series will be begin at Leighton Beach with Round 1 of the OWS Series.

Start your season off in the best way by signing up for the 500m, 1.25km. 2.5km or 5km swim.

More air support for Rottnest Swim competitors after shark scare

Rottnest Channel Swim organisers will introduce a raft of new safety measures including a dedicated helicopter to help protect competitors following the event's first ever evacuation due to a shark sighting this year.

The dedicated helicopter will complement additional official boats and a new text message emergency system to improve communication between officials, swimmers and skippers.

'Everyone's stripped down': Why ocean swimming is growing in popularity

Surf breaks, rips, gutters, currents, dumpers, stingers and even former prime minister Tony Abbott.

Nature throws plenty of challenges at ocean swimmers, but sharks rarely concern Paul Ellercamp.

“Most sharks are not a problem,” he said. “They're graceful creatures, generally quite inoffensive and unthreatening, often curious, and when you do see them, often quite stimulating.”

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