In the Swim

7th July, 2021
Australian Masters Games Perth

Swimming will make a splash at HBF Stadium this October 9 - 11 for the Australian Masters Games (AMG). Spots are filling up fast, with less than 100 days to go until the competition kicks off.

Discounted early bird entry fees close on July 30. Register now to claim the best price. All participants receive a kit bag featuring exclusive AMG merchandise, and the opportunity to attend social events at incredible venues like Optus Stadium, and Perth Museum.

All races will compete over the long course format (50m), and medals will be awarded for each age group, gender and event. Minimum age is 18 years. Masters Swimming Australia rules apply. There will be the opportunity to set records at this event.

There will also be the opportunity to purchase limited edition merch online (some available now) and at sport venues during the Games. Sport-specific merchandise will also be available closer to the event. 

If you don't want to compete but you'd like to volunteer, apply here. Successful volunteers will receive an accreditation pass, roster and uniform.

More Info and Entry

Australian Masters Games Club Competition

To celebrate the clubs that bring our sporting communities together across Australia, the 2021 Australian Masters Games is giving participants who enter by the close of the Early Bird entry period (30 July 2021) the chance to win sporting equipment up to the value of $1,500 for their club (from a supplier of the club's choice).

The more people from your club that sign up to participate in the Games, the better chance your club has to win the prize draw.

T&C's and More Info

6 Month Memberships Available

Are you looking to renew your membership, or know someone who wants to join? Now is the time! 6 month memberships are available now, and will keep you swimming until December 31 2021.

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LiveLighter Winter Solstice Swim 2021

A huge thank you to all clubs and swimmers that participated in the LiveLighter Winter Solstice Swim. The event was a great success once again.

The winning club was Mandurah Masters Swimming Club, with a total of 1950 points. Congratulations!

Coming in second place we had Rockingham Masters Swimming Club, followed by Westcoast Masters in third place (pictured above), Cockburn Masters Swimming Club in fourth, and Melville Masters Swimming Club rounding out the top 5.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the event. Overall we had 12 clubs participate, and between all the clubs we had over 7100 points accumulated. A mammoth effort, thank you so much.

View Individual and Club Results

Maida Vale LiveLighter 1500m Distance Swim

When: Saturday 21st August 2021
Time: Warm-up 12:30 – Start 1.00 – 5.00pm
Where: Darling Range Sports College, 117 Berkshire Rd, Forrestfield (Indoor, Heated, 25m Pool)
Distance: 1500m Choice of Stroke – Short Course

Nomination/Entry fee: $10 per swimmer (Includes commission)
Swimmers are to enter and pay direct to MySwimResults.

Entries close: Wednesday 17th August 2021

Info and Entry

LiveLighter Country Correspondence Carnival

The LiveLighter Country Correspondence Carnival (CCC) meet is open to all affiliated country Masters Clubs and their members. The meet will be conducted in the months of July to September 2021 by Masters Swimming WA under Masters swimming rules.

This is a free event. The results file is to be emailed to the State Recorder by Friday 15th October 2021. 

More Information and Forms

Ladies Only - Couch to 2k Cannington

Kareena Preston will be coaching the WOMEN ONLY 4 week Live Lighter Couch to 2k Clinic in collaboration with Swim Sisters Perth that aims to help you be more confident in the water and improve your technique and endurance.

This particular clinic is best suited to women who are fairly new to swimming, but who already know the very basics and can swim at least 10-15m unassisted in waist deep water.

The Thursday night 1 hour sessions will be 6.30PM-7.30PM at Cannington Leisureplex on the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th of August. An early bird discount is available until 19th July using the code EARLYBIRD at checkout.

More Information and Register

MSA Coach Accreditation Program

The Coach Education Team at Masters Swimming Australia are excited to announce the launch of the full MSA Club Coach Accreditation program on the new learning management platform, Dita Solutions.

This is a fantastic new opportunity for potential coaches across Australia, with the ability to complete a large part of their training whenever they want and wherever they are located.

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Congratulations AMSHOF Inductee Barbara Pellick

Mandurah Masters member Barbara Pellick has been inducted into the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame. Congratulations!

In a career spanning some 27 years, Barbara has competed in more than 50 marathon swims (being 10km or over). She has never recorded a DNF, despite competing in all conditions.
Barbara is the 75th person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming being the 1st Western Australian, 4th Australian and 2nd female. Barbara has completed 30 solo Rottnest Channel Swim crossings (the greatest number of female crossings); including many podium and top 10 placings; the first ever double crossing by a female swimmer in 1994; and at one stage not missing a crossing for 18 years straight. She has been awarded life membership from the Rottnest Channel Swim Association, and is an inductee in the Rottnest Channel Swim Association Hall of Fame.

Congratulations Barbara! Read more about her achievements here.

Updated Calendars

We've changed the format of our downloadable calendars so that they are easier to read and stick on the fridge. The new design is modern, easily viewed on a mobile device, and more in line with the industry standard. We hope you like them!
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Celebrating the Life of Bill Mortimer

Belmont Masters Swimming Club Life Member and Coaching Coordinator, Bill Mortimer, sadly passed away in June. He will be remembered for his positivity, good nature and dedication to the sport. Belmont Masters have prepared an in-memoriam message which we would like to share with you below.
Vale Bill Mortimer

Bill was great man, and a legend in the eyes of Belmont AUSSI Masters Swimming Club. Bill had been a member and enthusiastic swimmer at Belmont Masters since 1995. He was an invaluable asset to the club and will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Bill held several official roles within the club during over the years:
  • Club President for 13 years; 1999 - 2008, 2012 - 2014 & 2018
  • Vice President 2009 - 2010
  • Club Recorder 2016 - 2021
  • Coach and Coaching Coordinator 2015 - 2021
  • Safety Officer 2015
In addition, Bill volunteered many hours for the club arranging social events, sausage sizzles, Club Championships, doing event preparations, and coordinating trophies. Bill was often the chief cook for AGMs and Club Trophy Presentation functions, and he even hosted a couple of these events at his home. Since our club’s 30th Anniversary Bill had stored our club records, photos and memorabilia.

Bill made a huge impact on the club and has left a very positive legacy for the future generation of swimmers. Bill Mortimer was an iconic figure at Belmont AUSSI Masters Swimming Club and we are all the better off for having been part of his life.
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