Rottnest Channel Swim (Australia) – World Open Water Swimming Association

Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7 km highly competitive, roughwater channel crossing from Perth on the mainland of Western Australia to Rottnest Island.


Solo swimmers require a support boat for the challenging crossing that can be occasionally somewhat tranquil or, more often than not, somewhat turbulent. The medical, training, physiological preparation information and support provided by the organizing committee is second to none.

Why it was Nominated

For its various categories (solo, duo or teams of 2, quads or teams of 4, and Lavan Legal Charity Challenge teams of 4), for its sheer volume of boats and number of swimmers that cross safely and successfully each year.




Event of the Year


Rottnest Channel Swim

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