Swim Thru Rottnest was first conducted in 1977 and has been held annually ever since. It has been held on the first Saturday of December and is hugely popular with a range of ages and swimming abilities.
Swimmers can take part in either a 1,600 or 500 meter race in the crystal clear protected waters between the Army Groyne and the Natural Jetty. Swim Thru Rottnest is presented by the Cottesloe Crabs Winter Swimming Club and 2020 marks the 44th year.
Saturday 4 December 2021
Kingston Barracks Army Jetty, Rottnest Island
NEW RACE START TIMES
10:30am – Registration opens
Collect any pre-ordered merchandise when you check-in.
12:00pm – Registration closes
12:10pm – Briefing commences
All swimmers must be on the beach near the start line to allow the briefing to commence on time.
12:15pm – 500m Swim
500m Swim will start all at once.
Starting waves may be used depending on the number of entries.
12:30pm – 1600m Swim
Colour coded caps issued at Registration will determine your starting position.
Swimmers will start in 3 minute interval waves and only one colour swim cap will be allowed in the water at any one time.
1:35pm – Presentations
Held at the Race Area immediately after the event to allow plenty of time for those catching afternoon ferries.
Please join us to help celebrate a great wrap-up of the day!
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