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barryf
February 22nd, 2007, 12:54 AM
The Schedule of Events for the 2008 FINA World Masters Championships is now posted at (April 15-25, 2008):

http://www.2008finamasters.org/index.php?id=970

brigid bunch
May 27th, 2007, 06:26 PM
Has anyone tried to find accommodations for Worlds? I am finding that almost every hotel listed with the Discover West travel agency is already sold out.

I would love to know if anyone else plans on attending Worlds and, if so, how's their luck in finding a place to stay!!

Thanks!

Brigid Bunch

khaden
May 28th, 2007, 09:35 AM
Hey Brigid,

I found the same thing. I know there have got to be more hotel rooms than that. I find it hard to believe they are completely sold out nearly 11 months before the event. We may just give a few of the hotels in Perth a direct call to see if they are really sold out or not. If you find anything out, let us know.

Thanks
Keith

brigid bunch
May 28th, 2007, 02:35 PM
Hi!

After several days of trying to get in touch with Discover West and finding all their listings as sold out, I googled Perth Hotels. I ended up getting a ***Comfort Inn right on the beach for $153 a night. That includes a suite with a queen and two doubles.

Is anyone looking for a suitemate?

:applaud:

michaelmoore
May 31st, 2007, 01:57 AM
I heard from Ivan Wingate of the 2008 FINA Masters Organizing Committee about this issue. If you are a Masters swimmer wishing to book a room you should go to
http://discoverwest.com.au/masters/

It is there that they have the rooms that have been blocked for the 2008 FINA World Masters Championships. I was also told that there are plenty of rooms that are booked for championships and they are still available.

If you book at a facility through the organizing committee, then you will have free transportation to Challenge Stadium. If you make your own reservations outside the block, you will be responsible for finding your own transportation to the venue. Of course there will be many of us hiring cars and trying to drive on the wrong side of the road. Watching me try to make a right turn is an exciting experience especially if you are sitting next to me in the car.

If you have problems booking through the

http://discoverwest.com.au/masters/

website let me know and I will relay it to the organizing committee. It really helps the organizing committee if your book the hotels through their website, that way they will get credit for the hotel room, you should be getting a better price and you will be able to get free transportation to the venue.

Ivan said "What is disappointing for Brigid is that she has now booked a 3 star facility, about 10 miles from the Challenge Stadium and 21 miles from the airport - and she'll have to find her own transport. (As you probably*know, Discover West provide transport from the airport and a shuttle service to and from the pool for all those who book through them)."

I have spoken with members of the organzing committee and they are working very hard to make the hotel registration as easy as possible and to provide value for the swimmers. If you can book through the FINA Masters web site, it will be greatly appreicated.

michael

drip'nwet
May 31st, 2007, 11:59 AM
Are there any travel agencies organizing packages to the World Championships in Perth?

knelson
May 31st, 2007, 12:24 PM
Of course there will be many of us hiring cars and trying to drive on the wrong side of the road. Watching me try to make a right turn is an exciting experience especially if you are sitting next to me in the car.

Michael, just remember the golden rule: you, the driver, should always be toward the center of the road.

jim clemmons
May 31st, 2007, 01:23 PM
Of course there will be many of us hiring cars and trying to drive on the wrong side of the road. Watching me try to make a right turn is an exciting experience especially if you are sitting next to me in the car. michael

That in itself may keep me from attending. (insert car crash smilie and/or pedestrian road kill smilie)

michaelmoore
May 31st, 2007, 01:39 PM
That in itself may keep me from attending. (insert car crash smilie and/or pedestrian road kill smilie)

OK scarring off Jim Clemmons from the 400 and 800 Free. Another 109 in my age group and I might score a medal - well as long as I meet the q time.

michael

brigid bunch
June 1st, 2007, 03:17 PM
Michael -- thanks for looking into this for me. I was getting pretty frustrated trying to book through Discover West. After hearing there were rooms left, I tried to book my original choice (Sorrento Beach) and still couldn't get through. I have tried their e-mail response method several times over the last few weeks and have not received any word back. I have called to no avail also. Is there anyone that can help me get out of $153 apartment for three people - it will only be me.

Any help would be appreciated. A couple of Arizona swimmers have run into the same problem. It may be the difference for some people to enter.

Thanks!

MPohlmann
August 29th, 2007, 12:10 PM
XII FINA World Masters Championships Information Booklet Now Available

Event Registration Now Available

Competitors in the XII FINA World Masters Championships 2008 can now register for all their events at http://www.2008finamasters.org/.

The full range of disciplines are available for registration, including swimming, diving, synchronised swimming, water polo and open water swimming.

Coaches and managers are also able to register. Volunteers will be able to register soon.

If you have already registered and paid we will send you an email about how you register for your events.

If you have subscribed for information, your subscriber username and password will not work in the registration system. You will need need to register and pay the applicable fees to get a competitor username and password.

If you have any questions about registration you'll be able to ask them at the website http://www.2008finamasters.org.

If for any reason you cannot register on the website, email mastersrego@wasct.wa.gov.au or ring our message service in Australia (61 8) 9441 8361 and we'll post you a set of registration forms.

Information Booklet Now Available

The event information booklet is now available to download from the XII FINA World Masters Championships 2008 website http://www.2008finamasters.org.

The booklet has lots of information on the sports, facts about Western Australia, travel and tourism updates, registration and an event calendar.

The file can be downloaded with Adobe Reader. If you have not got Adobe Reader, please go to http://www.adobe.com/ to download this software for free.

Please note that the information booklet is quite a large file and may take a few minutes to download.

If you have any trouble downloading this file, email mastersrego@wasct.wa.gov.au and we will email you a copy or ring Australia (61 8) 9441 8361 and we'll post the Information Booklet.