Nine News Australia Day Jetty to Jetty

Swim has been CANCELLED due to poor water quality


A swim between the Henley and Grange Jetties has been a feature of Australia Day celebrations in South Australia for over 100 years. The tradition began in 1917 when the Henley and Grange Swimming Club held the first event.

Masters swimmers began competing in 1983 as a separate group of swimmers. Interest from Masters swimmers has grown and to this day remains high.

2002 saw the first Masters Swimming (SA Branch) Jetty to Jetty Australia Day Long Swim for swimmers over the age of 18 years. The SA Branch undertook this swim to maintain the tradition of a long swim between the jetties on Australia Day. Such a swim has very strong support from Masters swimmers and the SA Branch hopes that the event will grow in stature in coming years to rival some of the open water long swims in other states. In 2004 the age limit was dropped to 13 years due to interest from younger swimmers and the absence of any alternative events for "budding" young distance swimmers. As of 2014 the event changed back to swimmers 18 years and over due to insurance issues.

We partnered with SwimmingSA in 2018 to continue the tradition with swimmers 11 years and over able to participate again in this great long swim!

We would like to thank Masters members for their strong support and commitment to this event and wish all competitors a safe and enjoyable swim!

This year our merchandise is available online through SportNow and is available in a variety of styles. The T-Shirt recognises all swimmers and volunteers who register by the 11 January 2021 with their name in print.

Merchandise will be available to order online until Midday 11 January 2021 and will be delivered direct to your door.

Click here for the Online Merchandise link

We are proudly supported by Nine News and West Beach Community Bank.
Jetty to Jetty Trophies


Masters Fastest Female Swimmer (Wingate Trophy) - A perpetual Trophy donated by Masters Swimming SA.

Masters Fastest Male Swimmer (Ted Geary Trophy) - A perpetual Trophy donated by Masters Swimming SA.

West Beach Community Bank SwimmingSA Fastest Female - A perpetual Trophy donated by West Beach Community Bank.

West Beach Community Bank SwimmingSA Fastest Male - A perpetual Trophy donated by West Beach Community Bank .

Age Group Winners - The following Age Groups will apply in both Male and female.
11 - 12, 13 - 14, 15 - 17, 18 - 24, 25 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65 - 69, 70 - 74, 75 - 79, 80 - 84, 85 - 89, 90 & Over
First, Second and Third Placegetters in each age group (Fastest Times) will receive awards.

Oldest Male Swimmer (Darryl Hawkes Trophy) - A perpetual Trophy donated by Masters Swimming SA.

Oldest Female Swimmer (Simons Trophy) - A perpetual Trophy donated by Masters Swimming SA.

Nine News Jetty to Jetty Team Award - The Nine News Award will be presented to the Masters Club with the most accumulated points.
Points will be accumulated in each age category above on the basis of:
* 5 points for the highest placed swimmer in age group
* 4 points for the next highest placed swimmer in age group
* 3 points for the next highest placed swimmer in age group
* 2 points for the next highest placed swimmer in age group
* 1 point for every club member who completes the swim

NB. Swimmers must be registered with Masters by the date of the event for the current year of the swim to be eligible for points.

Completion Awards - Awards will be presented annually to all swimmers who complete their 10th swim and for each subsequent 10 swims.

Trophies will be presented by various sponsors and dignitaries.
Perpetual trophies will be retained by Masters Swimming SA each year. Winners will receive replica trophy.


Previous Trophy Winners

20 and 10 Year Achievemment Awards

J2J All Finishes Including 2020

J2J Female Winners 2002 2020

J2J Male Winners 2002 2020

 

This year our merchandise is available online through SportNow and is available in a variety of styles. The T-Shirt recognises all swimmers and volunteers who register by the 11 January 2021 with their name in print.

Merchandise will be available to order online until Midday 11 January 2021 and will be delivered direct to your door.

Click here for the Online Merchandise link

We are proudly supported by Nine News and West Beach Community Bank.

Registration

Registration will be at the Grange foreshore between 8.00 am and 9.30 am.  Late entries will close at 9.00 am.

Course

The 2021 Nine News Australia Day Jetty to Jetty will be from the southern side of the Grange Jetty to finish on the southern side of the Henley Jetty.

Timing

Masters Swimming SA has engaged the services of Event Strategies as the official timer and recorder for the 2021 Nine News Jetty to Jetty Australia Day Long Swim.

All swimmers will be issued with a wrist timing chip on Registration.

Click here for “How to Wear a Timing Band”

Click here for “Info on Deep Water Timing Mat”

We anticipate an efficient registration process and electronic timing with full results immediately after the event.

Pre-entry online is strongly encouraged as it not only saves swimmers money but will enhance the speedy registration of all swimmers.

Race Briefing

Race briefing will occur at 9.30 am on the foreshore at the Grange.  At the conclusion of the briefing swimmers will be asked to move straight to the Marshaling area.

Marshaling

Final marshaling will occur on the beach at Grange at 9.45 am sharp.

Starting

The swim will have starting waves with a 3 minute gap between each wave.  The waves will based on age groups with all swimmers of the same age group starting at the same time.  This will mean that some waves will be larger than others but the starting line will be adequate to ensure all swimmers have a safe start.

This means that swimmers of the same age will be competing against one another without any time adjustments that have occured in the past.  Your position across the finish line will be your true position in your age group.

Late entries will be added to their correct age group wave when they register.

10.00 am   Start 1.  60 years and older

10.03 am   Start 2.  55 to 59 years

10.06 am   Start 3.  50 to 54 years

10.12 am   Start 4.  40 to 49 years

10.15 am   Start 5.  18 to 39 years

10.18 am   Start 6.  11 to 17 years

Presentations

Presentations will be held in Henley Square shortly after the last swimmer completes the course.