The 2001 QANTAS Skins will be held on Wednesday, 5th December, 2001 at the Sydney Aquatic Centre.

The Qantas Skins was first swum in 1996 after the Atlanta Olympics. It is a unique invitation only international swim meet. The meet is run in a knockout format with a total prize pool of $120,000.

The race format is divided into three categories: a 50m Sprint Series, a Mystery Medley and a 400m Freestyle.

The 4x50 metres sprint series is contested by men and women in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Each sprint series race starts with a total of five swimmers; the last placegetter is eliminated after each 50m sprint, until there are only two swimmers standing for a final face off in a man-on-man/woman-on-woman dash to decide the winner. Each sprint race is swum every two minutes with prize money awarded accordingly to the competitors placing.

The Mystery Medley is contested by a minimum of five swimmers for both men and women over 200 metres. Each of the lanes is allocated a different medley order, drawn randomly, prior to the event. Competitors are disqualified if they fail to swim the order allocated to their lane. Prize money for this event is awarded on overall placings.

The 400 metres freestyle is contested by a minimum of five swimmers for both men and women. It is swum as 2 x 200 metre events with a one-minute rest between each 200 metres; the clock commences when the last competitor touches the wall. The prize money for this event is decided on an overall placings, based on each competitor’s accumulated time for the two 200 metre events. Bonuses can also be awarded to the winner of each of the 200 metre events.

Australian athletes attending include Brett Hawke, Ashley Callus, Matt Welsh, Geoff Huegill, Elka Graham, Grant Hackett, Giann Rooney, Michael Klim, Phil Rogers, Sarah Ryan, Leisel Jones and Lori Munz.

Tickets are available at from Monday, 5th November, 2001 and Ticketek outlets from Monday, 12th November, 2001. Qantas Frequent Flyers and Staff Members may purchase tickets through Ticketek at a discounted rate simply by quoting a Frequent Flyer/Staff reference number.

Ticket Pricing

A Res
Adult $32.00
Junior - 3 - 15 years inclusive $20.00
Pensioner - inculdes seniors card $20.00
Full time student with id $20.00
Family - 2 adults & 2 juniors only (admits 4) $80.00

Order of Events

Start time 7:15pm
Event 1 Mens 50m Breastroke
Event 2 Womens 50m Butterfly
Event 3 Mens 50m Backstroke
Event 4 Womens 400m Freestyle (2x200m Freestyle, collated times)
Event 5 Mens 200m Mystery Individual Medley
Event 6 Womens 50m Breaststroke
Event 7 Mens 50m Butterfly
Event 8 Womens 50m Freestyle
Event 9 Mens 50m Breaststroke
Event 10 Womens 50m Backstroke
Event 11 Mens 400m Freestyle (2x200m Freestyle,collated times)
Event 12 Womens 200m Mystery Individual Medley
Event 13 Mens 50m Freestyle
Finish Time Approximately 10:15pm

See Also
  • Australian Swimming

  • Ticketek


  • Sydney Aquatic Centre