Open Water Campeonata Arubano 2023

@ Spaans Lagoen, Aruba


Open Water Campeonata Arubano 2023


 The Aruba Aquatic Federation extends a cordial invitation to you to participate in the First Annual (Open) Aruba Open Water Championships Swim. The event will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at the Spaans Lagoen at Pos Chiquito, Aruba.

To: all interested 

Event: Open Water Campeonata Arubano 2023

Date: Sunday June 11th, 2023 

Place: Spaans Lagoen 

1. Race Programme 

June 11: 

8:00: Start 3KM Boys and Girls,  Check-in will begin at 7:00 

9:00: Start 5 km Boys and Girls,  Check-in will begin at 8:00 

9:05: Start 10 km Boys and Girls, Check-in will begin at 8:00 

2. Age 

3KM: 13-15 years Girls/Boys 

3KM: 16-18 years “ 

3KM: 19-29 years “ 

3KM: 30+ years Masters “ 


5KM: 14-17 years Female/Male 

5KM: 18-29 years “ 

5KM: 30+ years Masters “ 


10KM: 14+ years (open) Female/Male

3. Awards:

The first-place finishers in each category/agegroup/gender will be awarded trophies.

The 2nd and 3rd place in each category/agegroup/gender will be awarded medals.

 4. Aruba Champions

The (Open) Aruba championship is open for all nationalities, but the first Aruba resident (despite nationality) or Aruba born swimmer (male and female) to pass the finish in their distance will be Aruba Champion. To be clear: 6 Aruba Champions awards: (3  5-10KM FemaleMale).

 4. Registration 

Entries will be accepted online only until 23:59 at June 8th 2023 

Online registration only:

With online registration All participants agree with release of liability. Swimmers under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian to fill in the online registration. 

 5. Technical Equipment 

Electronic Timing will be used for 3KM, 5KM and 10KM events; each athlete will have wrist chips. 

The finish line will also include video cameras for back-up place judging. 

Aruba Swimming Federation officials will record the results.

6. Format 

The course will be a 1,25K loop with the start and finish at the same general location as indicated by the referee. An athlete will finish the race by touching the finish board located under the finish apparatus after completing the required distance. A swimmer touching the board before finishing the required distance will be disqualified.

 11. Race venue

The start and the finish for the 3, 5 and 10KM race will be at the Spaans Lagoen, Pos Chiquito.

The course will be marked by buoys indicating the start and turning points and will have a rectangular shape. The course will have a distance of 1,25KM.

Exploration course is from 7:00AM to 7:30AM.

7. Rules 

The race will be held as much as circumstances allow to be in accordance with the conditions outlined in the following documents that will be in force at Championships time: Federation lnternationale de Natacion ("FINA") Open Water Swimming Rules (2021) available at including the OTL (Over Time Limit) rule of 15 minutes after the first swimmer in their respective category and gender has finished and 30 minutes for the 10K. 

8. Clothing and Equipment: 

Clothing and equipment used by athletes in the Championships to be eligible for prizes must comply with the documents listed in the FINA Open Water Swimming Rules available at 

9. Technical Meeting 

The technical meeting for the 3, 5 and 10KM will take place at the start area on June 11, at 7:30. The meeting will be open to swimmers and coaches only. Athletes must attend to confirm their participation in the events.

Athletes under 18 will participate only if their designated representatives (parents/custodians/coaches) are present at the open water event. A representative must complete their online registration and agree with the terms and conditions..

 10. Medical exams

All Competitors shall be subject to a compulsory medical examination at the event venue before the start of the event.  

 11. Protests

All protests against the Referees decision must be submitted to the Referee in writing within 30 minutes after the event in question.

It should be signed by the Representative and accompanied by AWG 25.00.

The fee is refundable if the protest is upheld.

Awards ceremony for all 3 races will be 30 minutes after the last race finished