2020 McDonalds Open Water Championships

Date & Time
Sat, 29/08/2020 to Sat, 29/08/2020
Darwin Waterfront
19B Kitchener Dr, Darwin City NT 0800
SNTI Competitive Members $20 per event, Non-Members -$35 per event 
(Plus GST)

Event Details


2020 NT McDonalds Open Water Championships

Saturday 29th August 2020



Darwin Waterfront Precinct



7.5km & 10km Events:

Warm up/Check in:    7.00am – 7:15am  Race Briefing:    7:20am
Competition start:             7:30am


2.5km & 5km Events:

Warm up/Check in:    7.30am – 7:45am  Race Briefing:    8.00am
Competition start:             8.15am


Hosted By:


Swimming Northern Territory

Entry Fee:


SNTI Competitive Members $20 per event Non-Members -$35 per event 








Age Group



11 & Over



12 & Over



13 & Over



13 & Over



Covid-19 restrictions: Due to social distancing measures events will run with a staggered start, Participants will be maxed at 100 across all events. We ask for spectators and groups to not gather and follow social distancing measures while in attendance. Parents, Athletes and spectators are asked not to attend if feeling unwell.









All entries will need  go through Swim Central (https://swimcentral.swimming.org.au/home) Only


Entries Open: 5th August 2020 10am       (Darwin Local Time)

Entries Close: 26th August 2020 12noon (Darwin Local Time)


Non-members: for directions on how to enter the open water series see the following link - https://nt.swimming.org.au/events/2020-mcdonalds-open-water-championships


NB. All competing athletes MUST check in and attend the race briefings as outlined above.



Full Program will be available on the 2020 NT Open Water Championships Event Page (https://nt.swimming.org.au/events/2020-mcdonalds-open-water-championships) at 12noon 27th August 2020. Athletes & Team Mangers should download and print their own copies before the event. There will be NO programs available for purchase on the day.




Conducted under the rules of Swimming Australia Ltd


Competitors in 7.5km and 10km will be allowed to feed from the pontoon from the start of the combined event (these competitors will be required to either wear a wrist band or swim cap supplied by SNTI).



SNTI is seeking officials from all clubs to assist with this meet. Parents of all Swimming NT competitors under 18 will be required to assist.






Medals will be awarded as age groups listed under ‘events’ section of outline to the 1st,2nd & 3rd Male place getters and the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Female place getters in the 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km & 10km events.


Prize money on will be awarded ONLY to the 5km & 10km events as the following:


1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $100, 4th Place $50- Female

1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, 3rd Place $100, 4th Place $50- Male





Non- Members, How to Enter a Meet:

1. Creating a Swim Central Profile - 

2. Taking out an Open Water Membership - 

3. Entering an Open Water Event



If you have any symptoms or are feeling unwell you should stay home. 

Swimming NT will not be providing any water drinking facilities in line of hygiene guidelines, Attendees must bring there own Water & Snacks.

All attendees must social distance and abide by directions on the day. Hand sanitizer will be available on the day available 


Event Outline PDF - 


Entries Open 5th August 10am
Entries Close 26 August 12 noon
Competitive Members and Non-Members


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