Swimming Capacity

Some WMG2017 Swimming events are nearing capacity. If your desired event is not displayed during registration, follow the prompts to register your interest via the waitlist. WMG2017 Swimming competition organisers will be in contact with individuals if an existing athlete withdraws from the competition.

Registration Close Date

Athlete registrations for World Masters Games 2017 close 3 March 2017 (NZT). You must register by this date if you plan to compete in the Games. Note that disciplines/events will close early if they reach capacity as numbers are strictly limited.

3 March 2017 is also the date by which teams must be registered and have met their minimum athlete numbers including essential non-playing official roles. Team minimums vary by sport and information is detailed in the Sports Information Guide for each sport.

Additional team members over and above team minimums can continue to join existing teams until 31 March 2017 however a late entry fee of $50 will apply.

Swimming Sports Information Guide

See the Swimming Sports Information Guide for Scheduling, Venue, along with other important competition information.

This will be updated regularly as further information comes to hand.




Competition Details


Individual Events

  • Backstroke 50m, 100m, 200m
  • Breaststroke 50m, 100m, 200m
  • Butterfly 50m, 100m, 200m
  • Freestyle 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m
  • Individual Medley 200m, 400m

Relay Events

  • Men and Women Freestyle 4 x 50m
  • Men and Women Medley 4 x 50m
  • Mixed Freestyle 4 x 50m
  • Mixed Medley 4 x 50m


  • 1500m, 2.5km and 5.0km
  • In the Ocean swim events there will be a wetsuit and a non-wetsuit race.

Para-Sport Options

The following events are being offered in the para-pool competition:

  • Backstroke 50m, 100m
  • Breaststroke 50m, 100m
  • Butterfly 50m, 100m
  • Freestyle 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m
  • Individual Medley 150m, 200m

Proposed Age Categories: 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+

Para-Sport Information Guide.

Proposed Age Categories

Individual Men and Women: 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, 90-94, 95-99, 100+

Relay team age is the combined age of the four swimmers: 100-119, 120-159, 160-199, 200-239, 240-279, 280-319, 320-359, and then in 40 year increments.

Individual Men and Women Para-Sport: 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+

The age category you will compete in for Swimming will be determined as at 31 December 2017.

For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2017, you would compete in the 40-44 age category.


Ocean - Takapuna Beach, located just over 9.5km north of Auckland Central
Transport Information Guide - Takapuna Beach

Pool - AUT Millennium, located just over 15.5km north of Auckland Central
Transport Information Guide - AUT Millennium 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Register

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