Champion Lakes is a suburb of Perth, Western Australia, located within the City of Armadale. The suburb was originally part of Westfield, but was renamed along with the proposal for a large water-based recreation facility to be constructed in the area.
It is site of the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre (generally referred to as Champion Lakes), a man-made aquatic sporting facility south of Perth, Western Australia in the suburb of Champion Lakes. It is an international standard facility for rowing, kayaking, dragon boat racing, and open water swimming that includes a 2,000 meter buoyed course for competition.
The facility is owned by the Armadale Redevelopment Authority is situated adjacent to Tonkin Highway. It was officially opened on 30 January 2009.
Champion Lakes Swim
Champion Lakes Swim is Round 4 of the Swimming WA Open Water Series, an 8-event open water swimming series held in Western Australia from late October to mid March. The Swimming WA Open Water Series takes place in 7 metropolitan beaches around Perth and 1 lake event. It is one of the world's growing number of marathon swims.
Swimming WA Open Water Series Races
Cottesloe - Round 1 on 27 October 2012 - 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km)
City Beach - Round 2 on 10 November 2012 - 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km, 10km
Coogee - Round 3 on 24 November 2012 - 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km
Champion Lakes - Round 4 on 9 December 2012 - 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km, 10km
Leighton - Round 5 on 6 January 2013 - 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km
Sorrento - Round 6 on 27 January 2013 - 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km, 10km
Rockingham - Round 7 on 4 March 2013 - 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km
Mullaloo - Round 8 on 16 March 2013 - 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km
Range from 300 - 500 per round
- Open Water Swimming Series WA Australia
- Cottesloe, Round 1
- City Beach, Round 2
- Coogee, Round 3
- Champion Lakes, Round 4
- Leighton, Round 5
- Sorrento, Round 6
- Rockingham, Round 7
- Mullaloo, Round 8
- List Of Marathon Swims Around The World
- Marathon Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- Open Water Swimming website
- Daily News of Open Water Swimming
- International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame