Masters Swimming Australia Open Water Swimming Event Guide was updated November 2023.

This guide has been developed to complement Masters Swimming Australia’s Open Water Swimming Event Rules. It has been recognised that while the Open Water Swimming Event Rules define some of the parameters for the conduct of an open water swimming event, there is a need for a guide that assists the organising committee of an open water swimming event to run an enjoyable, safe and financially rewarding event.

It is recognised that open water swimming events vary greatly in their nature. Not all items included in this guide apply to all open water swimming events. The organiser can utilise those components of this guide that they consider apply to their event.

An open water swimming event represents a significant challenge for Masters Swimming Australia and the event organisers. Therefore, it is crucial that all relevant issues are addressed in the organisation of an open water swimming event.

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