Swimming SA National Open Water Championships


The 2019 Swimming South Africa National Open Water Championships will be held at Marina Martinique, Jeffreys Bay on the 2nd &  3rd March 2019.

Provincial affiliates will select SSA registered members who have met the entry criteria to participate. Only times posted in SSA approved open water swimming events will be considered for entry. Only athletes who have times on the SSA database from 1 March 2018 will be considered.

International competitors must provide a Clearance Certifcate from their FINA affiliated Federation granting permission to participate in the SA National OWS Championships.


Qualifying Times

Event Qualifying Time - Men Qualifying Time - Woman
10km  2 hrs 30 min 2 hrs 40 min
5km  1 hr 15 min 1 hr 25 min
5km Multi Disability 1 hr 40 min 1 hr 50 min
3km  48 min 50 min
3km Multi Disability 60 min 65 min
3km Masters (31 & Over) 52 min 54 min


Time table of Events 

Saturday 2nd March 2019    
Event 1 & 2 : 10km Men & Woman Registration 07h00
  Compulsory Technical Briefing 08h30
  Race Start 09h00
Event 3 & 4 : 3km Men & Multi Disability Men Registration 10h30
  Compulsory Technical Briefing 11h30
  Race Start 12h00
Event 5 & 6 : 3km Woman & Multi Disability Woman Registration 11h30
  Compulsory Technical Briefing 12h30
  Race Start 13h00
Event 7 : 4 x 1.25km Mixed Relay Registration 14h00
  Compulsory Technical Briefing 14h30
  Race Start 15h00
Sunday 3rd March 2019    
Event 8 & 9 : 5km Men & Multi Disability Registration 07h00
  Compulsory Technical Briefing 08h30
  Race Start 09h00
Event 10 & 11 : 5km Woman & Multi Disability Registration 09h00
  Compulsory Technical Briefing 10h30
  Race Start 11h00


Registrations close 30 minutes before the advertised start of each event on each day.

All competitors are to register and ensure that they have already signed the indemnity form and leave both their left and right shoulder and upper arms free from grease, as their competitor number will be written on these areas. Care should be taken when applying grease to ensure that the competitor number remains legible.

CLICK HERE for the Rules & Regulations


Results and Presentations

Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for all events.

Once medallists have been confirmed for an event, and all competitors in that event have completed the course, medal presentations will take place.

Official results will be posted on the Swimming South Africa website as soon as practical following the completion of each race. Results will also appear on this website for ease of reference.



The best place to enjoy awesome food is right on the Marina at the Marina Wharf Bisto (www.marinawharf.co.za). Fantasic restaurant where you can sit and enjoy the tranquility of the Marina whilst overlooking the entire 2019 SA Champs swimmers village. Alongside the start/finish are there is also the magnificent Wacky Water Park which has tuck shop facilities available to us.



Swimming South Africa and any other event organiser will not be liable for any costs and expenses incurred by any person following cancellation of an event outlined above. The limitation of liability includes but is not limited to any costs and expenses incurred by any members, participants, coaches, and administrative personal or medical staff or Provincial Affiliates or individual swimming clubs in respect of the cancellation of the event. Swimming South Africa reserves the right to amend entry conditions as required.

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