Sunday 16 December 2018

This year the WOW Challenge and Victorian Open Water Championships will be held on Sunday the 16th December. Entries will open in mid-September.  We are investing in this event and swimmers can expect an enhanced experience in 2018.

2017 Results

Well done to everyone who participated in the WOW Challenge or Victorian Open Water Championships in 2017, what an achievement! Below is a link button to the event results. 

Because of technical difficulties experienced by the timing officials, some 10k and 5k swimmers did not receive their split times or a finishing time in 2017. 

WSLSC apologises to anyone who did not receive a time in 2017. We take this issue very seriously and have worked with officials from Swimming Victoria and Tomato Timing to ensure that those problems do not happen again.

In 2018, we are investing heavily in this event to ensure an improved swimmer experience.

Take the challenge

Be part of a world class open water swimming event in Williamstown, Victoria, Australia. 

Join the superstars of swimming at the WOW Challenge and Victorian Open Water Championships this December. 

This event attracts elite open water swimmers from all over Victoria, Australia and the world. Be a part of it. 

We invite swimmers of all ages and abilities to join us in a world class event.

In 2018, the events on offer are: 


  • 750m Optus Junior Dolphin Chase the Champs
  • WOW Multiclass Challenge 750m 
  • 1.2km WOW Challenge 
  • 2.5km WOW Challenge 
  • 5km WOW Challenge
  • 10km WOW  Challenge 
  • 5km Victorian Open Water Championships** 
  • 10km Victorian Open Water Championships** 

  ** Swimming Victoria conditions apply see for details     

Registrations open soon

Further information

Please download the 2017 Victorian Open Water Championship Booklet for further information.

2017 Victorian Open Water Championships Information Booklet 2017 (pdf)