Rottnest Channel Swim

Rottnest Channel Swim

Strong currents, abundant marine life, water temperature averages 21-22°C (69.8-71.6°F)

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Name of Race

Rottnest Channel Swim

Event Nickname

South32 Rottnest Channel Swim

Event Month

February

Region

Oceania

Body of Water

Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island, Indian Ocean, Australia

Distances Offered

Over 10k

Temperature

Moderate
Warm

Experience

Intermediate

Water Type

Ocean

Swim Type

Race

Description

The Rottnest Channel Swim is one of the world’s iconic ocean swims. The 19.7 km solo and relay marathon swim is held in Western Australia every February, starting at Cottesloe Beach on the Australian mainland and finishing at Thomson Bay on Rottnest Island. It is organized by the Rottnest Channel Swimming Association, the first organization honored by the Australian Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame.

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