Entries open January 1, 2024.

Entries are via Swim Central.

You can get there easily by following the link on the Event page on this website.

You must be a member (current at the date of the meet) of an overseas Masters swimming club affiliated with World Aquatics.

Step 1     Create a profile in Swim Central

Only required once, you can continue to use this profile for any future meet – download instructions here

SPECIAL NOTE: the mobile phone field is *required, but currently accepts numbers in Australian mobile format – as a work-around, please enter “0499999999”

Step 2     Purchase a one-off meet specific “membership

In Swim Central – the cost is $5.16 for MSA insurance cover, which then enables you to enter the meet:

  • After creating a profile in Swim Central, log in and select “Store” from the left-hand menu, then click on the “Memberships” tile:
  • Type “Masters Swimming NT” into the ‘Find a Club’ search field, and select “Masters Swimming NT” from the drop-down list. Then select your name from the dropdown list in the ‘Who are you purchasing for’ search box:
  • Select the non-member product for the appropriate meet, and click on the yellow tab to upload a document – you will be required to upload a document confirming that you are currently registered as a member of a World Aquatics affiliated masters swimming association.
    Important – please ensure you select “Event” as the Document Category, and “Interstate/International Clearance” as the Document Type in the Upload Document pop-up.
  • Then click on the “Add to Cart” button.
  • Click on the Shopping Cart icon at top right of the page.
    Enter credit card details and tick the “Agree with Terms & Conditions” checkbox.
    Click on the “Buy Now” button
  • After completing purchase, click on the “Set as Primary Membership” button:

Step 3     Enter the swim meet through Swim Central

Follow the instructions under the “Meet Entry” instructions tab above.
If you experience any difficulties please contact the the NT Branch Meet Recorder

There is a limit of 12 individual events, with no more than 3 events per day.

There will be two open water swim events – 1.6km and 3.2km. Both will be held at the Darwin Waterfront Lagoon.

You can only enter one open water swim event, and the number of entrants in each of the open water events (1.6km & 3.2km) is capped at 125.

Entries open on January 1, 2024 – on a first in first served basis.

The dry season in the Top End runs from May to October, however, May is usually still quite warm and humid with temperatures of around 31°C to 32°C.

The wet season rains have usually finished by May, but the occasional shower is still possible.

It’s important to remember to always keep hydrated, wear a hat, be sun smart and dress to the conditions – light, loose clothing is ideal in our climate.

The average May sea temperature for Darwin is between 25°C and 32°C.

The only areas classified as safe to swim include the Darwin Waterfront Lagoon and swimming pools.

Crocodiles and jellyfish are a hazard in the open ocean.

There is free parking available at Parap Pool and surrounding streets. Disabled car parking is available near the front entrance.

At the Darwin Waterfront (where the open water swim will be held), there are two main carparks:

– Kitchener Drive multi-storey carpark
The Kitchener Drive multi-storey car park’s ticketless parking system uses number plate recognition technology to calculate and charge for parking based on each vehicle’s length of stay. Payment can be made by debit or credit card at the pay machines near the lifts or upon exit at the boom gate. Parking is free for under two hours. Disabled car parking is available.

– Fort Hill Parklands
Payment is via the PayStay app. Parking fees are $2 per hour or $5 per day. Disabled car parking is available.

Street parking is also available with payment via the PayStay app.

Parap Pool:
Disabled car parking is available near the front entrance and the facility is fully wheelchair accessible.
Both the 50m and 25m pools have ramp access.

Darwin Waterfront:
Disabled car parking is available at the Kitchener Drive and Fort Hill Parklands car parks.
The Darwin Waterfront precinct is wheelchair accessible with lifts and ramps available.

Yes, anyone is welcome to purchase merchandise, programs, and Presentation Dinner tickets via the Merchandise or Functions pages on this website.

Printed results will be available for viewing on the board outside the clubrooms on the day. As soon as the results of an event are confirmed, they will be posted on the following
– MSA Live Results app (TBC)
– Meet Mobile app

Pre-meet registrations will be open from 10am Thursday May 2 at Parap Pool.

Swimmers must register the day prior to competing on day one.

Swimmers are encouraged to register the day prior to their first race.

Mobile food & refreshment vendors will be attending the events.

There are a variety of cafes and restaurants in the surrounding suburbs of Fannie Bay and Parap.

Fannie Bay:

  • The Cool Spot
  • Outback Bakery
  • The Cool Spot
  • Fannie Bay Pizza
  • Medee Eatery


  • All About Coffee
  • Cyclone Café
  • Laneway Parap
  • Saffron
  • Oka Tepanyaki

Click on this Google Maps link for locations.

Darwin Waterfront is a vibrant place to eat and drink, with plenty of options available here: https://www.waterfront.nt.gov.au/eat-and-drink

Grandstand and bleacher seating will be provided, and all areas will be shaded, including a range of poolside marquees (no seating). These will be available on a first in best dressed basis. The weather in Darwin will be warm and it is always important to remain hydrated, wear light clothing, hats and sunscreen. There will be cool drinking water available at the pool, courtesy of the Power & Water pop up van. Sunscreen will be available at the pool.

Free temporary membership will be provided to all visitors by the Trailer Boat Club, the Sailing Club and the Ski Club – all near the pool.

  • Ubers and Taxis
  • Public Transport

Look out for bus #6 and #4. A seniors card will entitle you to free travel. Check out the bus routes here:


  • Car Hire

Car hire providers are based at Darwin International Airport and in Darwin’s CBD.

This section is still under construction, but if you have any questions not answered here, please use the Contact/Enquiry form on this site or send an email to msnt@iinet.net.au

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