Marion Marlins Masters Swimming Club Inc. 

Registration Now Open

Click here to enter  the 2022 SA State Masters Open Water Swim Championships.

Online entries close midnight Friday 14 January 2022

Entry Fees:

Members $35

Non-members $45

Somerton SLSC Members $35

No late entries 

SA State Masters Open Water Swimming Championships

EVENT SponsorS

This event is supported by the generous sponsorship of a number of businesses, many of whom are listed. We encourage you to support our sponsors, click on the links to find more information. 

Major Sponsors:

Sammy's on the Marina


Marion Outdoor Pool  


Historical Results

2012 - 2022 Winners and Placegetters

Swim Compilation 2001 - 2022

2020 1km & 3km Results


2022 MSSA Open Water Swim Championships Summary

The 11h annual MSSA Open Water Swim Championships were held on 16 January at Somerton Beach. There was a record number of entries- 168 (161 who swam) in the 1 and 3 km events. Conditions were superb on the day. 

The overall Female and Male winners in the 3 km event were Leila Nazimi (SHB) and Liam McHugh (SUS) 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 Atlantis and Phoenix) while Uni SA won the Average Points /Swimmer Trophy (just ahead of Aquadome Otters and Phoenix). 

Golden Marlin trophies for completing 10 Marion swims were presented to Joe Bayer (SPM ), Andrew Cranley (SNO), Ron Hardie (SMR), Leila Nazimi (SHB), Grant Simpson (SPM), Andrew Smith (SMR) while Roman Zaika (SAM) was presented with a 20 year award.

The Barb Pearce Trophy, awarded to the oldest female to complete all open water swims in the 2020-21 season was awarded to Pauline Smith (SHB), age 79.

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

Marie Dingwall Memorial Trophy

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.

Past winners:

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)