||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.
Remains open until 10.00am the day before the event.
18 years and over $30
Under 18 years $20
ALL ENTRY FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE
ENTRY ON THE DAY
Will be accepted. Cost $50 cash only. All will be eligible for prizes.
The 500 Metre event will be all off go. Waves may be used depending on the number of entries.
The 1600 Metre Swim will have colour coded caps issued to determine starting position. Swimmers will be sent off in waves of 3 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 on the beach near the start line to allow the briefing to commence on time.
Race caps and timing bands will be issued from 11.00am on the day. They MUST be worn.
All swimwear must be FINA compliant.
Will be held at the race area immediately upon race completion. This allows plenty of time for those catching afternoon ferries so please join us to help celebrate a great wrap-up of the day. You must be at the Presentations to be eligible to win a random draw prize.
Presented by The Cottesloe Crabs Winter Swimming Club (Inc).
|1:00pm||500m Swim starts|
|1:10pm||1600m Swim starts|
|2:15pm|| Presentations at Race Area immediately upon event completion|
Will be available live throughout the event and can be found on www.blueChipTiming.com.au.
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All buoys must be kept on your left hand side.
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:
PathWest Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
Fiona Stanley Hospital - $197,300
(Donating since 1989)
Rottnest Island Nursing Post (in 1995 for purchase of defibrillator) - $6,200
SIDS and Kids WA (in 2010) - $1,000