Rottnest Channel Swim August Newsletter

The Swimmers' Seminar is next week!                                                                                                      
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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.
Swimmers' Seminar - it's next week!!!

The RCSA will be holding a free Swimmers' Seminar on Tuesday, 5 September 2018, from 7.00pm to 8.30pm at the Lecture Theatre at HBF Stadium. The Seminar will see swimmers and industry professionals discuss training, swimming tips, nutrition, preparation, the signs of hypothermia, as well as common mistakes.

While it is designed for solos, anyone who is interested in swimming in the 2018 Rottnest Channel Swim will find it helpful and is welcome to attend. If you are a first time swimmer, you are especially encouraged to come along.

Make sure you let us know you are attending by emailing

For more information, please visit the Rottnest Channel Swim website.

Check it out everybody... the 2018 t-shirt design is here

After an incredible field of designs a winner has emerged! Jaymee Job from Bunbury has taken out the honours with her character filled hand drawn design encapsulating the iconic Cottesloe Beach, the picturesque Rottnest Island and of course the swimmer.

Jaymee took on her first Rotto Swim this year completing the deceptively difficult event in a team of four. Jaymee is 70% sure on coming back in 2018 but first has to plan her own wedding.

Congratulations Jaymee!

2019 Rotto Accomodation opens tomorrow

The 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim will be held on Saturday 23 February 2019. If you would like to stay on the Island for the event, please make note of this booking procedure. We don't want you to miss out!

With the Rottnest Island Authority's 18 month booking policy, accommodation bookings for February 2019 open on Friday, 1 September 2017 from 8:30am. Book online or phone 08 9432 9111. A two night minimum stay applies on all Saturday nights.  To view accommodation options today, visit  

Want to start training early? Take advantage of Rottnest Island's Winter Escape Offers. For details visit  

The 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim will be on Saturday, 23 February 2019.

Join the Lavan Charity Challenge and raise funds for charity

Now in its 12th year, the Lavan Charity Challenge has become a competitive category in the Rottnest Channel Swim. A race within the race, teams compete exclusively for the Lavan Charity Challenge Cup, gain themselves some great merchandise and donate a share of the registration fee to a charity of their choice.

 As in previous years, registrations for the Lavan Charity Challenge will open during the solo registration period (8.00am (AWST) Monday, 23 October - 5.30pm (AWST) till Sunday, 29 October 2017). With just 30 spots available in that week make sure you put the dates in your diary and pull your team together!

Champs of the Bay returns

The Swimming WA Open Water Swimming Series and the Rottnest Channel Swim Association are again bringing open water swimming to kids this February.

On Sunday 25th February kids from 7-13 years old are invited to have a go in the annual Champs of the Bay swim. Featuring four distances – 150m, 300m, 450m and 600m, the event gives kids of all abilities the opportunity to have a go and test the waters of the OWS Series in a fun, friendly environment.

For more information head to

Kids travel free and free bike hire for dads

Spend the day bonding with your dad at Rottnest on Father's Day!

This Sunday the 3rd of September to celebrate the Dads in everyone's  lives, Rottnest Express are offering kids under 12 years travel free and dads get free bike hire on all same day return ferry services to Rottnest Island when booked via the below link or through their reservations agents.

What are you waiting for, spoil your dad and have an unforgettable day out with your family at our favourite island playground!

Book today!

We've moved

The Rottnest Channel Swim Association has moved offices and has a brand new phone number. If you do need to contact us you can call 9482 3530 or send us mail to PO Box 2004, Claremont North, WA 6010.


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