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Casey Seals Open Water Swim Award

The Casey Seals Open Water Swim Award for the summer open water swimming season is running again.

This is open to all club members. You don't have to register for the award - we check the results for each event listed in the Casey Seals Open Water Swim Calendar for all club members.

Visit the Membership page for more information about how to join and to download a brochure or membership form.

We retrieve your results from the open water swims listed in the Victorian OWS calendar and enter them into our points calculator. The progressive points will be displayed here during the season.

Open Water Swim Award trophy

How is it worked out?

We have developed our own formula that attempts to be as fair as possible across ages, gender and ability. It's not always the young gun swimmers that win.

Points are calculated for every open-water swim that you do during the season. Your 4 highest scoring swims plus 25% of all your other swims are added to get your total score.

The points for each swim are calculated as the total of 2 components:

1. Time
Your time is compared to the winner of your category:
     Category winning time / Your time

2. Placing
Your category placing is compared to the number of entrants in your category:
     1 - ( Your placing / No. entrants )

If you don't wear a wetsuit in a race where wetsuits are allowed, your points are increased by a "wetsuit factor". Top swimmers will be around 30 seconds per kilometre faster with a wetsuit, and up to 2 minutes for slower swimmers.

More detailed information

For more information about the award, please view or download this PDF document.

You must be a club member

To participate in the OWS Award, you must be a registered club member.

All previous members must re-register before 1st February otherwise you will not get any points for swims that were done before you re-register.

New members will not get any points for swims done before joining (so you should join at the start of the summer swim season for maximum points).

Progressive points

The progressive points for the season as at 8 May (after the World Masters Games) are in this PDF document.

Individual swims (details)

Details of all the swims recorded so far this season as at 8 May (after the World Masters Games) are in this PDF document. The progressive points are taken from this. Please check your recorded swims and let me know if there are any swims missing or are incorrect.

Questions?

Any questions about the award can be sent to Greg Chaplin at ows@caseyseals.com.au (no unsolicited commercial emails please).


Previous Casey Seals Open Water Swim Awards

Year Winners & Placegetters Points Details
2016/17 (season in progress)    
2015/16
1st 112.8 points Aurel Wachter
2nd 92.9 points Sarah Byron
3rd 85.2 points Greg Chaplin
4th 81.2 points Ebony Ebenwaldner
5th 53.6 points Jan Gooey
2015/16 Open Water Swim Award final points 2015/16 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2014/15
1st 104.7 points Aurel Wachter
=2nd 92.5 points Sarah Byron
=2nd 92.5 points Ebony Ebenwaldner
4th 74.9 points Greg Chaplin
5th 68.2 points Jason Hall
2014/15 Open Water Swim Award final points 2014/15 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2013/14
1st 101.9 points Sarah Byron
2nd 79.3 points Oliver Hutt
3rd 78.4 points Greg Chaplin
4th 78.2 points Aurel Wachter
5th 68.9 points Jan Gooey
2013/14 Open Water Swim Award final points 2013/14 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2012/13
1st 94.2 points Greg Chaplin
2nd 91.1 points Jason Hall
3rd 77.4 points Sarah Byron
4th 74.0 points Susan Kempson
5th 61.4 points Catherine Kapoyanis
2012/13 Open Water Swim Award final points 2012/13 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2011/12
1st 112.5 points Ebony Ebenwaldner
2nd 90.3 points Greg Chaplin
3rd 81.4 points Sarah Byron
4th 72.8 points Susan Kempson
5th 68.4 points Jason Hall
(changed points per non-scored swim from 10% to 25%)
2011/12 Open Water Swim Award final points 2011/12 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2010/11
1st 77.4 points Sarah Byron
2nd 74.3 points Greg Chaplin
3rd 66.2 points Jason Hall
4th 63.6 points Shane Quirk
5th 63.1 points Susan Kempson
2010/11 Open Water Swim Award final points 2010/11 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2009/10
1st 79.4 points Ebony Ebenwaldner
2nd 60.4 points Ann Gibbs (Hutchings)
3rd 57.5 points Mal Winder
4th 55.5 points Peter Ebenwaldner
5th 53.3 points Jan Gooey
2009/10 Open Water Swim Award final points 2009/10 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2008/09
1st 79.1 points Ann Hutchings
2nd 72.4 points Greg Chaplin
3rd 62.2 points Malcolm Winder
4th 61.0 points Susan Kempson
5th 57.1 points Jan Gooey
(changed points calculations method to remove 1200m handicapping)
2008/09 Open Water Swim Award final points  2008/09 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations 
2007/08
1st 78.4 points Malcolm Winder
2nd 73.4 points Shane Quirk
3rd 73.3 points Cecilia Benedict
4th 72.2 points Andrew Hollas
5th 68.8 points Peter Ebenwaldner
2007/08 Open Water Swim Award final points 2007/08 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2006/07
1st 69.3 points Ann Hutchings
2nd 67.1 points Greg Chaplin
3rd 66.2 points Peter Ebenwaldner
4th 65.4 points Ebony Ebenwaldner
5th 24.0 points Darren Crockett
2006/07 Open Water Swim Award final points 2006/07 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2005/06
1st 77.2 points Dale Kendall
2nd 75.0 points Ann Hutchings
3rd 73.1 points Greg Chaplin
4th 71.6 points Peter Ebenwaldner
5th 68.4 points Danielle Mitchell
2005/06 Open Water Swim Award final points 2005/06 Open Water Swim Award individual swim details and calculations
2004/05
1st 67.4 points Allison Devine
2nd 57.6 points Ebony Ebenwaldner (Currell)
3rd 56.5 points Peter Ebenwaldner
4th 54.9 points Andrew Hollas
5th 54.8 points Michael Nation
2004/05 Open Water Swim Award final points  
2003/04
1st 97.9 points Ebony Ebenwaldner (Currell)
2nd 84.3 points Shelley Devine
3rd 82.4 points John Fancett
4th 60.1 points Nadia Trojan
5th 41.1 points Trevor Barnes
(changed points calculations method to include handicapping based on 1200m time-trial)
2003/04 Open Water Swim Award final points  
2002/03
1st 104.7 points Kelli Van de Water
2nd 96.4 points Greg Chaplin
3rd 87.4 points John Fancett
4th 81.2 points Andrew Hollas
5th 61.7 points Shelley Devine
2002/03 Open Water Swim Award final points  

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