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Date: 07/12/2013
Location: Rottnest Island, Perth
Conducted in the crystal clear protected waters of Rottnest Island which is situated approx. 20kms off the coast of Perth, Western Australia.

This event was first conducted in 1977 and has been held annually ever since.

It is always held on the first Saturday of December and is hugely popular.
Presented by The Cottesloe Crabs Winter Swimming Club (Inc).
David & Lynn Cummins
0419 468 230
Local businesses provide great support to the swim and we thank the following businesses for their support:

The Cottesloe Crabs are proud to provide support for the Western Australian community and over the life of this event we have donated to the following organisations:

Royal Perth Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (since 1989) - $150,000

Rottnest Island Nursing Post (in 1995 for purchase of defibrillator) - $6,200

SIDS and Kids WA (in 2010) - $1,000

11:00amRegistrations commence
12:30pmRegistrations close
12:50pm Briefing commences
1:00pmRace commences
Presentations at Race Area immediately upon event completion

Important Information:
ENTRY FEE $30 (Non-Refundable)
Will remain open until 2:00pm the day before the event.

Will be accepted. Cost $50. All will be eligible for prizes.

Colour coded caps will be issued to determine starting position. Swimmers will be sent off in five waves of 4 minute intervals and no more than one colour will be allowed in the water at any one time. It is essential that all swimmers are out of the water to allow the briefing to commence on time at 12.50pm.

Race caps and timing bands will be issued from 11.00am on the day. They MUST be worn. Any timing band not returned will result in a replacement fee of $50 being charged to the swimmer.

Will be held at the Race Area immediately upon race completion.

Will be available immediately following the conclusion of the race at

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All buoys must be kept on your left hand side.

All swimwear must be FINA compliant.

In order to enter the event you need to click on the button 'Next' just below this text.

Customer service
Enquiries about the event please contact:

Swim Thru Rottnest 2013
Presented by The Cottesloe Crabs Winter Swimming Club (Inc).
David & Lynn Cummins
0419 468 230


Do you have a question or are you experiencing a problem about your payment online, then contact blueChip Timing at e-mail:

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

All prices and fees in this event are in Australian Dollar ($) incl. GST.

You can find more information on this link: click here

blueChip Timing - PO Box 185, West Perth WA 6872, Australia