Marion Marlins Masters Swimming Club Inc. 

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Online entries close midnight Friday 15 January 2023

Entry fees:

Members $35

Non-memers $45

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SA State Masters Open Water Swimming (OWS) Championships

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Results 2023

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Results Overall Winners 2012-23


2023 MSSA Open Water Swim Championships Summary

The 12th annual MSSA Open Water Swim Championships were held at Somerton Beach on 15 January. A brisk wind meant for choppy conditions which challenged all competitors, particularly those in the longer 3km race. There were 131 entries (121 swam), down from the record 168 entries in 2022. 

The overall Female and Male winners in the 3 km event were Leila Nazimi (SHB) and Luke Bell while the 1km winners were Stephanie Palmer White (SAM) and Mark Preiss (SAO). 

Team Trophies were hotly contested with Marion winning the Aggregate Points Trophy (ahead of Adelaide Masters and Phoenix) while Henley Beach won the Average Points per Swimmer Trophy (just ahead of Phoenix and Uni SA). 

Golden Marlin trophies for completing 10 Marion swims were presented to Julie Bowman (SAM), John Gamlen (STT) and Marin Slunjski (SHB), while Tony Fowler (SMR), Michael Harry (SAM), Maryanne Heffernan (SMR) and Serena Murphy (SPH) were presented with 20-year awards.

The Barb Pearce Trophy, awarded to the oldest female to complete all open water swims in the 2021-22 Series was presented to Pauline Smith (SHB), age 80.

Thanks to Ben Warr, Open Swim Coordinator, and all the Marlins who assisted on the day and Somerton SLSC for providing excellent water cover.

Mary Dingwall Memorial Award

This annual award was established in memory of Marie Dingwall, a long time and much loved member of our club who passed away suddenly in 2010. It recognised a member of the Masters Swimming South Australia (MSSA) community who had contributed to our swim and the Open Water Swim Series and who embodied the Masters spirit of friendship, fitness and fun. To be eligible a nominee had to be a MSSA Member and had to participate in the OWS Series and the Marion swim as either a competitor or as an organiser. Nominees are invited from MSSA clubs and the award was announced at the Presentation ceremony following the swim. The award was discontinued in 2020.

2011     Catherine Marriot (Noarlunga)

2012     Ruth Henty (Marion)

2013     Sue Graebner (Adelaide)

2014     Rosemary White (Henley Beach)

2015     Kent Nelson (Adelaide)

2016     Maddie Edgley-Smith (Tea Tree Gully)

2017     Ethne Mayton (Tea Tree Gully)

2018     Pamela Gunn (Adelaide Masters)

2019     Garth Hayter (Marion)

2020     Yumi Brown (Aquadome Otters)