XII FINA World Masters Championships 2008

Competitor Update

Frequently asked questions

What do I do when you get to Perth?

The first thing you will need to do is travel to Challenge Stadium and go to accreditation. Accreditation will be open from 15th April.  Once you have been accredited you will get your event schedule and your transport/parking passes. You can also train at Challenge Stadium from 15th April.

If you have friends and family with you can also arrange transport passes for them. 

How do I get to Challenge Stadium for accreditation?

Challenge Stadium is in the suburb of Mount Claremont in Perth about 10km from the city just near the coastal suburb of City Beach.

You should check with your accommodation provider to find the best way to get to Challenge Stadium

Those who are staying in the eastern section of Perth city  can catch the route 28 bus from Wellington St After Hill St (Stop No: 12918) which comes directly to Challenge Stadium and takes about 30 minutes.

When is the opening ceremony?

The opening ceremony will be held in the Main Arena of Challenge Stadium on Thursday 17 April at 6.30pm.

The opening ceremony will include a spectacular audio visual display of the amazing sights and entertainment visitors can expect in Western Australia. This will be followed by a welcome party with live jazz for all the visitors to meet, eat, drink and enjoy themselves.

When is the closing ceremony?

The closing ceremony will be held at Challenge Stadium on Friday 25 April at 6.30 pm with the Great Aussie Barbecue.

The barbecue will include a selection of delicious Australian barbecue favourites and terrific live music.

This will be everyone’s last chance to soak up some true Aussie culture and farewell old and new friends.

The cost will be $35 AUS and this can be paid at registration or at accreditation.

Marquee/tents for teams

Thank you to everyone who registered for a team marquee/tent in the team area for the championships.

Due to the demand we have increased the size of the team area and made more marquees available.

These are 3000mm x 3000mmm square and cost $100 AUS for the length of the Championships.

If you would like to book a marquee please email john.lynch@wasct.wa.gov.au

Please include your;

• Team name
• Country
• Discipline
• Number in team

Accommodation still available

These are some of the packages selling fast for visitors to the XII FINA World Masters Championships

10 night twin share prices


Name:  Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Room type:  Standard room
10 night twin share price: AUS $1180

City properties approximately 10km from Challenge Stadium

Name:  Perth Ambassador
Room type:  Standard room
10 night twin share price: AUS $600

Name:  Mountway Holiday Apartments
Room type:  Standard studio
10 night twin share price: AUS $700

Name:  Sullivans Hotel
Room type:  Standard room
10 night twin share price: AUS $820

Name:  Medina Executive
Room type:  1 Bedroom Premier Apartment
10 night twin share price: AUS $1110

Name:  Crowne Plaze
Room type:  Standard room
10 night twin share price: AUS $1050

All are subject to availability.

To book your accommodation before it is all sold out please go to http://www.2008finamasters.org/

Arena World Masters Merchandise & Swimwear

The official online store operated by Swimmeroo.com has reported significant pre-sales of the official XII FINA World Masters Championships range of clothing from Arena. Currently there are only three garments available from Arena but sales have been surprisingly strong, with some sizes already selling out and needing to be re-ordered. As well as the Arena products the rest of the Championship range is growing almost daily, and the site now boasts Swimwear – both racing & training for men & women, swimming equipment & swimming publications.

World Masters Water Polo T-shirt

Recognizing the very many entries from water polo a specific water polo t-shirt has been produced and is now available for sale through the site. Retro in style (as many of our entrants might be!) the t-shirt is 100% cotton, with a specific water polo emblem printed to the front & sleeve print, incorporating the Championship logo & an Australian flag motif. Those ordering from the site should do so shortly to ensure delivery to home.