To date, there has been 176 individuals over the age of 50 who has successfully swum from Western Australia to Rottnest Island, a 19.7K rough water swim. These are the members of the Rottnest Island's Half Century Club.


If you know of any individuals who are not listed and who are eligible to join the Half Century Club in any open body of water, please send information on the swimmer's name, country, official time, date and location to <Open Water Source via email (

For information on the <Rottnest Channel Swim Association's induction in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, visit here.