Masters Swimming WA co-ordinates a variety of opportunities for swimmers to compete against each other through interclub carnivals.  These are open to all members regardless of ability. At interclub swim meets you will swim against others of the same pace, regardless of age or gender. Your time is entered into our computer and graded against other swimmers in your age group (18-24, 25-29 and so-on in five-year age bands). Points are allocated from fastest to slowest and then added to determine the club with the most points and the club with the highest average point score.

Each interclub carnival often includes relay events where four swimmers from each club compete as a team.
The combined age of the team is placed in an age group of 72-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240-279, 280-319, or 320-359.

In addition MSWA host a State Championships meet every year and  each year an Australian National Championships is held in rotation by one of the Branches of Masters Swimming Australia. There are no qualifying times for these meets. It is a great opportunity to travel in the company of fellow swimmers.

The National Championships were last held in Perth in WA in 2018.  2019 will see the championships hosted in Adelaide, South Australia.


If you live in a remote area or have other commitments on weekends, postal swims are ideal for you.

You can swim in your local pool and enter your times in competitions by post or email. These times may be recorded at your club or at other events of the organisation. These are held in WA, interstate and overseas.


Special event could include such things as charity Swimathons, regional promotional events, and club or Branch celebrations.


Clubs may, from time to time, conduct swim meets that do not meet the full requirements for a MSWA sanction.
These requirements relate to such things as the events offered, age of competitors, the qualification or number of technical officials, pool conditions, etc.

More information about all the swim meets and events on offer can be found in our Events Calendar, which is categorised by the type of event.