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Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island.

Whether competing as a solo, duo or team, the Rottnest Channel Swim is a ‘team’ event with all swimmers surrounded by a support network of paddlers, boat skippers and crew. The event, managed by the Rottnest Channel Swim Association, is held in February of each year and is Rottnest Island’s biggest day.

2016 Results

Congratulations to everyone that participated in the 2016 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim!

First teams to finish:
The first 3 teams to finish all within 400metres of one another and in under 4 hours;

  • Rokeby Dental (1st)
  • Perth City Boys (2nd)
  • Tattersalls Masters (3rd at 3:54)

First duo to finish:

  • Tim & Ben Hewitt (1st)

First male solo to finish:
The first 2 solo swimmers arrived within 200metres of one another;

  • Ben Freeman (1st at 4:18)
  • Bradley Smith (2nd at 4:20)

First female solo to finish:

  • Jamie Bowler (1st at 4:42)
  • Rebecca Weller (2nd)

Kids Zone (Heritage Common)
Open from 12noon until 4pm. Bring the kids along to our fun zone on Heritage Common. For just a gold coin donation (all proceeds to The Rottnest Foundation), the children can enjoy an activity, including:

  • jewellery making
  • kite building
  • quokka mask making
  • giant bubble making
  • giant duck pond
  • food station
  • playdough table

Food Village (Settlement Village)
Available from 5pm until late in the Mall. Come and relax at our casual table setting. With numerous food options on offer, you’re sure to enjoy a wonderful evening.

For a full list of event day activities and business operating hours, view our Guide to Race Day Activities