Get behind everybody for the 2018 Rotto Swim

The 2018 t-shirt design competition is here!                                                                                                      
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The 2018 t-shirt design competition is here!

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.
T-shirt design competition

If you're a talented artist or designer who is keen to get on board with the 2018 Rotto Swim then the t-shirt design competition is for you!

The winner of the t-shirt design competition will have their artwork featured on many thousands of  2018 Rottnest Channel Swim long sleeved t-shirts and will have the choice of a cash prize of $500 or guaranteed FREE entry for a duo or team in the 2018 swim. 

Entries close 5.00pm Sunday, 13 August.

To see the T&Cs as well as the past 20 winners, visit our website or email for more information.

Swimmers' Seminar - are you ready to take the plunge?

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.

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

2019 Rottnest Island accommodation

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

Australian Survivor Season 2 premieres Sunday July 30 on TEN

The ultimate test of the human spirit – TEN's spectacular family entertainment series, Australian Survivor, returns for a brand new season.

With the untamed tropical wilderness of Samoa as a backdrop, 24 new contestants will face the definitive test of strategy and endurance, all under the watchful eye of returning host Jonathan LaPaglia.  Plus, this year, the winner of Australian Survivor will be announced in an epic live finale and reunion special.

Australian Survivor starts 7.30 Sunday July 30 and continues Monday and Tuesday on TEN.

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