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Swim Thru Rottnest 2023

The longest running family friendly swim event on Wadjemup / Rottnest Island.

  • 2 December 2023
  • 10 am
  • Paid event

Swim Thru Rottnest has been running for 46 years and is one of the longest running events on Rottnest Island / Wadjemup. 

The 2023 Swim Thru Rottnest, hosted by the Cottesloe Crabs, is happening on Saturday 2 December 2023. This family friendly swim event takes place in the crystal-clear waters of Rottnest Island and has 500 metre and 1600 metre swim options and over 800 swimmers and attendees.  

Funds from this event go to keeping the local community swim group the Cottesloe Crabs running and contributes to the Western Australian Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Fiona Stanley Hospital. 

Online registrations are now open.

The Cottesloe Crabs Swimming Club Inc. was founded in 1973 and is a member of the Australian Winter Swimming Association

They invite all swimmers aged 18 years or over to join them and engage in the great sport of swimming. 

The club is a great environment to meet new people and get fit at the same time. New members are always welcome.

Visit the Cottesloe Crabs website here.


Getting to the event

The event is located at Kingston Barracks Army Jetty, south of Thomson Bay, and is easily accessible by bike or on foot.