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Online entry is now closed. The Event is completely sold out and is at full capacity in all race distances. No late entries will be accepted on the day.

Date: 16/12/2023
Location: Coogee Beach Surf Club, Poore Grove Coogee WA
A unique open water swim event, offering swimmers an opportunity to gain a 10km qualifying time for the 2024 Rottnest Channel and Port to Pub Swims or set yourself a personal challenge with a longer ocean swim. All 10km solo swimmers may choose to be accompanied by their personal support paddler for the entire course (included in the entry fee).

This popular festive fun swim also offers shorter distances of 3.4km and 1600m so this Event includes something for everyone.

A perfect Christmas combination to suit all club and community-based swimmers.

Distances Available:
Fremantle Ports 10km ChallengeSolo swimmers only with optional support paddler
Port Coogee 1-Lap CruiserSolo swimmer only, no support paddler permitted
City of Cockburn Merry Mile 1600mSolo swimmer only, no support paddler permitted

Race Day Schedule
6.00amCheck-In Area Opens (All Distances + Late Entries)
7.15amCheck-In Area Closes (All Distances + Late Entries)
7.20amCompulsory Race Briefing
7.30amCity of Cockburn Merry Mile 1600m Start
7.33am*Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge 1st Wave Start (Subsequent waves at intervals)
7.45am*Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser Start
7.50am*First finisher Anticipated in City of Cockburn Merry Mile 1600m
8.20am*First Finisher Anticipated in Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser
9.20am*First Finisher Anticipated in Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge
12.00pm*Race Concludes (approx) (4h15m From Last Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge Wave Start)

*Approximate times, subject to variation on race day

Cockburn Masters Swimming Club
C/- Cockburn Masters
PO Box 1123
Bibra Lake DC 6965
Western Australia
Contingency Date:
This year, thanks to our sponsors and approving authorities, we have secured a contingency date for the event. If the weather is unfavourable and a decision made that it is unsafe to proceed on Saturday 16 December, the event will be rescheduled to Sunday 17 December. This contingency date is included in your entry fee so make sure you are available in the (hopefully) unlikely event that the contingency date is activated.

Entry Fees:
Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge$95 $110Solo swimmer only with optional support paddler
Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser$65$80 Solo swimmer only, no support paddler
City of Cockburn Merry Mile (1600m)$50 $65Solo swimmer only, no support paddler

Premium pricing structure applies to all entries received on or after 1 December 2023.

Late Entries:
Late entrants may be permitted on race day if entry limits have not been reached.

Late entry fees (on race day where not sold out) are:
$110 - Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge
$80 - Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser
$65 - City of Cockburn Merry Mile 1600m

Breakfast & Refreshments:
A full café menu, including hot drinks, will also be available throughout the event from the Surfing Lizard Café situated next to the surf club.

Refreshments (water, fruit and hydration products) are available for all swimmers and paddlers in the recovery zone inside the finish chute on the beach.

Charity Donations - Second Harvest:
The Christmas 10K Swim is once again proud to be supporting the amazing work of Cockburn-based charity Second Harvest.

Make a donation through the online registration system or drop off goods at the race day Collection Point. All items will be used for emergency relief packs or as sale items in the Second Harvest op-shop to assist families in need.

No donation is too small and every donation makes a huge difference, so help us help others through the amazing work of Second Harvest.

Please support our generous event partners and major sponsors

Customer service
Enquiries about the event please contact:

Christmas 10K Swim 2023
C/- Cockburn Masters
PO Box 1123
Bibra Lake DC 6965
Western Australia

All prices and fees in this event are in australian dollar ($) and include GST where applicable.

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