A small project team was established in October 2021 to identify a roadmap to Swim Central. Fast forward 10 months and more than two (2) events have been held via Swim Central, all Branches are working towards being setup on the live platform and next month clubs will also be setup. Key dates to remember:
- 2022 memberships closing 30 September 2022 on SportsTG
- No memberships available from 1-31 October 2022
- 2023 12-month membership will be available 1 November 2022 on Swim Central
- Registrar training available during October (Clubs will be notified by your Branch)
Thank you to all members of the project team, Swimming Australia, MSA branch administrators and recorders for your dedication to the Swim Central migration project.
National Gender Diversity policy sub-committee
We are thrilled to welcome seven (7) subcommittee members and National Board of Management member to the National Gender Diversity policy sub-committee. The subcommittee will consist of the following members:
- Susie Purcell (NSW)
- Dylan Carmichael (QLD)
- Grace Crossland (QLD)
- Megan Stronach (TAS)
- Pauline Samson (TAS)
- Max Szental (VIC)
- Caroline Symons (VIC)
- Robert Hardie (NSW, NBM) Robert will shadow the committee as a visitor
The purpose of the subcommittee will be to identify any barriers to participation in the sport of amateur adult swimming by transgender, sexually and/or gender diverse individuals and make recommendations to MSA about how these barriers could be overcome. The sub-committee’s remit is limited to issues of transgender, sexual and/or gender diversity and inclusion only. We look forward to working with all shortly once the subcommittee has appointed a Chairperson.
Upcoming 2022 Spring General Meeting
The upcoming 2022 Spring GM will be held on 1 October 2022 via Zoom. This is a great time for the NBM and delegates to come together to discuss general business items and all things swimming. It will be a busy day and full of actions with eight (8) proposed motions.
MSA 2020 Swim Series
This years’ MSA Swim Series has included both Long and Short Course meets across Australia. There have been seven (7) swims held to date from the ten (10) series nominated for the year. The series rewards members’ participation and performance in any of the Meets, with members only needing to swim two meets to be eligible for prizes. The more meets you enter, the better the multiplier for your points.
2023 National Championships
Masters Swimming Tasmania are proud to host the 2023 Masters Swimming Australia National Championships at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre from 18 to 23 April 2023. Registrations will open Monday 12 Dec 2022 and close Monday 27 March 2023. And don’t forget to look at your accommodation early, as I’m sure swimmers will be booking early.
Ocean Swim Fiji stage another event in August 2022
After their May 2023 event sold out in just one day, the Ocean Swim Fiji team have had an amazing response from people wanting to know if they could put on another event in 2023.
Scott and his team have been working hard to confirm details with key event partners over the last four weeks and are now excited to announce a second event will be staged between 21-25 August 2023.
Ocean Swim Fiji simply put is 5 days, 3 swims and 0 worries and the perfect ‘swimcation’ for Masters swimmers. It’s a truly unique event with the perfect balance of ocean swims in stunning locations, and flat-out relaxation in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Fiji. Boasting three breath-taking swim locations, itinerary highlights, all-inclusive travel packages and how you can get up close to Olympic legend and Ocean Swim Fiji Ambassador Shane Gould!
The 200 spots to the August event will be exclusively offered to people on their waitlist first. So, if you haven't already signed up for that, click here and you'll be added to the waitlist. HERE
Thank you to our long-standing partner Vorgee who have been supporting masters swimming for many years. 2022 has been such a rewarding year for all of us and its rewarding to have Vorgee and MSA back on pool deck at the 2022 National Championships and around Australia. To John Vorgias and his team, a massive thank you for supporting our swimmers, and the broader masters community every year. Thank you to all the branches for supporting our National partner in Vorgee too.