||South Beach, Fremantle
The Swim Thru Fremantle was first held in 1922 and was the first ocean water swimming race in Western Australia. It was also believed to be the longest ocean swimming race in Australia at the time and was known as "The Big Swim". It commenced at the Fish Market Jetty and finished at South Beach Jetty (now demolished) at the end of Douro Rd, a distance of one and a half miles. The first race was won by tiny 14 year old, Maisie Boyle, the only female winner in the history of the race. A copy of the tea pot Maisie won that day sits atop the current trophy, known as the Maisie Boyle trophy.
1.6km Fremantle Ports Swim Thru
This classic event is open to all swimmers 11 years of age and over and whom have sufficient training to enable them to complete the course of 1.6km ocean swim safely and within a reasonable time. See Pricing for Entry Fee.
3.2km Fremantle Ports Swim Thru
This 3.2km challenge is open to all swimmers 12 years of age and over and whom have sufficient training to enable them to complete the course of 3.2km ocean swim safely and within a reasonable time. See Pricing for Entry Fee.
400m Livelighter Try It Swim
Non-competitive/introductory swim over 400m course for swimmers 9 years of age and over and new to open water swimming. Swimmers under 10 must have an accompanying chaperone swimmer at least 18 years of age. Guides will accompany swimmers and wetsuits may be worn, however snorkels and flippers/fins are not allowed for this event. Entry fee $12.
|7:15am||Late Registrations Close|
|7:30am ||Normal Registrations Close|
|7:45am ||Mandatory Race Briefing Commences|
|9:30am||Presentations near the Rotunda at the Southern end of South Beach Park|
The Fremantle Masters Swimming Club (Freo Fins)
0417 917 438
|EARLY BIRD ENTRY PRICING:
Enter either the 1.6km or 3.2km Fremantle Ports Swim Thru by midnight Sunday 11th November and receive the early bird price of $30. From Monday 12th November it increases to $35 and on race day it is $40.
Location & Parking
South Beach, South Fremantle. Access is via South Terrace & Douro Rd. Parking is available on Wilson Park at end of South Terrace. UBD Map 345 Q3.
Click here for South Beach Map.
Will be available for any swimmer who requires assistance to get from the water to the finish line on the beach
May be worn for all events but wearers will not be eligible for prizes.
Watches & Sharp Jewellery
Swimmers must not wear watches or any jewellery as it poses a risk to other swimmers. Anyone wearing such jewellery will be asked to remove it.
A BBQ Breakfast provided by local community organisation is available for pre-purchase or can be purchased on the day.
- Bacon and Egg Rolls $5
- Soft drinks $1.50
- Instant coffee $1
If you have any old towels, please bring them down to the beach to donate to St Pats.
Online entries close midnight Thursday 6th December 2018. Late entry will be available on race day at the venue until 7:15am ($12 for 400m, $40 for 1.6km and 3.2km distances).