Swimming(Open Water)

Swimming(Open Water)

Sport Overview

Open water swimming is a long-distance swimming event held in the ocean, rivers, lakes or other natural water settings.
Competitors not only need fast swimming skills, but also knowledge and experience for swimming safely in natural waters.
A 1 km, 3 km and 5 km race will be held in the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai.


1.0km ・ 3.0km ・ 5.0km

[Grade Definition]
A:Championship Level (Non-wetsuit)
*When the water temperature is below 20°C wetsuit (complied with FINA regulations) is permitted and when the water temperature is below 18°C wetsuits are compulsory.
B:Recreational Level (Wetsuit permitted)

[Age Categories (For all Grades)]
(General Category)

For all GradesDistanceAge Categories
Men1.0km 3.0km 5.0km25+,30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+,85+,90+,95+,100+
Women1.0km 3.0km 5.0km25+,30+,35+,40+,45+,50+,55+,60+,65+,70+,75+,80+,85+,90+,95+,100+


Persons with impairments are limited to those who can participate under the same conditions as healthy people

Age Requirement

Minimum age is 25 (born on or before 31 December 1997)
In line with the sport-specific rules, an athlete must compete in their designated age group, thus, age determined as at 31 December 2022. (Ex. if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2022, you would compete in the 40+ age category.

Sport News

[1st March,2021]We have released the Sports Information Guide with new schedule!

Sports Information Guide


Sport Discipline May 2022 Venues
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Swimming Diving                            
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Kobe Port Island Sports Center
Water Polo                            
Amagasaki Sports Forest
Artistic Swimming                              
Amagasaki Sports Forest
Open Water                                
Tarui Southern Beach

※The above schedule was created based on the information that is current as of 1st March, 2021. It is subject to change due to various circumstances in the future.


Tarui Southern Beach

Location Rinkuminamihama, Sennan city, Osaka 590-0535
Games Accreditation Sports Check-in
Access ・15minutes by Walking from Tarui Station to Venue
・10 minutes by car from Hanwa Expressway “Sennan” Interchange (Wakayama-bound exit only)
・10 minutes by car from Hanwa Expressway “Hannan” Interchange (Osaka-bound exit only)
Official Homepage http://welcome-sennan.com/tourist-spots/southern-beach

Sport Check-in

[Date and Time]
 Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 May 2022, Time will be announced at a later date

 At the competition entry registration booth to be provided around the Southern Beach

 Since the booth will be crowded on the day of the competition, participants are asked to complete the entry procedures on the day before the competition.

Nearest Village

Masters Village Osaka(TBD)

Official Homepage




Information for Accommodation


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