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 - 2020 Winners and Placegetters

Swim Compilation 2001 - 2020

2018 1km & 3km

2019 1.5km Result  & 2.5km Result


2020 SA State Masters Swimming Championships Summary:

The 2020 SA State Open Water Swim Championships returned to West Beach on 12 January for the 9th annual event. Competitors enjoyed near perfect conditions with warm air and water temperatures, light wind and calm seas.  There was a total of 124 entries (121 who swam) in the 1 and 3 km events (100 Masters and 24 Non-members).

The overall Male and Female winners in the 3 km event were San Tebeck (Non-Member) and Leila Nazimi (Henley Beach). The 1km winners were Mark Preiss (Aquadome Otters) and Lee O’Connell (Adelaide Masters).

Team Trophies were hotly contested with Marion winning the Aggregate Points Trophy (ahead of Tea Tree Gully and Adelaide) while Western Districts won the Average Points /Swimmer Trophy (ahead of Tea Tree Gully and Atlantis).

The Marie Dingwall Trophy for contribution to open water swimming was awarded to Yumi Brown of Aquadome Otters who certainly embodies the Masters’ spirit of friendship, fitness and fun.

The Barb Pearce Trophy for oldest Female to complete the 2018-19 Channel 9 Open Water Swim Series was presented to Terry Carter of Atlantis.

Golden Marlin trophies for completing 10 Marion swims were presented to Meredith Ryan (Marion), Lee O’Connell (Adelaide), Vanessa Tricker (Tea Tree Gully), George Crowder (Marion) and Stephen Carthew (Marion). Madeleine Edgley-Smith and Eithne Mayton received trophies for completing their 20th swim. 

Thanks to Ian Young and his Marion Team for an extremely well organised event. Special thanks to Mike Perkins and his Team for preparation of the results and to Stephen Carthew for once again ensuring that almost everyone left with a prize.

1km  and 3Km results


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 recognises a member of the Masters Swimming South Australia (MSSA) community who has contributed to our swim and the Open Water Swim Series and who embodies the Masters spirit of friendship, fitness and fun. To be eligible a nominee must be a MSSA Member and must be participating in the current OWS Series and the Marion swim as either a competitor or as an organiser. Nominees are invited from MSSA clubs and the award is announced at the Presentation ceremony following the swim.

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)