Marion Marlins Masters Swimming Club Inc. 

Registration Now Open

Click here to enter in the 2021 SA State Masters Open Water Swim Championships.

Online entries close midnight Friday 15 January 2021

Entry Fees:

Members $35

Non-members $45

Somerton SLSC Members $35

Late entries on the day $50 

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


The Espy alt





Marion Outdoor Pool  


Historical Results

2012 - 2021 Winners and Placegetters

Swim Compilation 2001 - 2021

2019 1.5km Result  & 2.5km Result

2020 1km & 3km Results


2021 MSSA Open Water Swim Championships Summary

The 10th annual MSSA Open Water Swim Championships were held on Sunday at Somerton, a great new venue. There was a record equalling 162 entries (155 who swam) in the 1 and 3 km events. Choppy seas made for a challenging conditions, particularly over the longer distance. 

The overall Female and Male winners in the 3 km event were Leila Nazimi (Henley Beach) and Christopher Deegan (Non-member) while the 1km winners were Stephanie Palmer White (Adelaide Masters) and Ian Young (Marion Marlins). 

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

Golden Marlin trophies for completing 10 Marion swims were presented to Steph Palmer White (Adelaide Masters), Neil Thies (Noarlunga) and Tim Burfield (Atlantis). 

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

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)