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SA State Masters Open Water Swimming (OWS) Championships

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2024 MSSA Open Water Swim Championships Summary

The 13th annual MSSA Open Water Swim Championships were held at Somerton Beach on 14 January. Conditions were near perfect with a light offshore breeze, relatively flat seas, and very clear water. There were 163 entries (155 swam), close to a record for this event.

The overall Female and Male winners in the 3km event were Leila Nazimi (SHB) and Jaylen Atkins (Swimming SA) with the 1 km winners were Emilie Goldie (SAM) and Mark Preiss (SAO).

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

Golden Marlin Trophies for completing 10 Marion Swims were presented to Anita Blackmore (STT), Heather Carbone (SMR), Philip Gray (SWD), Natalie Hann (SAT), Sam McKinley (SPO), Barry Payne (SHB), Roger Pearce (SMR), Mark Trenwith (SMR), Deb Wareing (SMR) while Denys Smith (SHB) and Ian Young (SMR) were presented with 20 year awards.

The Barb Pearce Trophy, awarded to the oldest female to complete all open water swims in the 2022-23 Open Water Series was presented to Eithne Mayton (STT), age 72.

Thanks to Ben Warr, Open Swim Coordinator, and all the Marlins who assisted on the day and the 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)