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South32 Rottnest Channel Swim 2020

About this Event

Highly regarded worldwide and one of Western Australia’s iconic events, the South32 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 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim is a ‘team’ event with all swimmers surrounded by a support network of paddlers, boat skippers and crew. 

Event times and details

This annual event is held in February each year and is one of Rottnest Island's biggest days.  This year's event is on Saturday 22nd February 2020.

The first swimmers are expected to arrive at the Island at around 10.00am, so spectators are advised to be on the Island by 9.30am. There will be sponsor activities happening all day and the event will finish at 5.00pm.

In the interests of maintaining safety, a section of water in Thomson Bay will be closed from 12.00pm midday on Friday 21 February, until 6.00pm on Saturday 22 February 2020. A formal gazettal notice and map of the boating restrictions can be found here.