WA's BEST 10km Rottnest qualifying swim
& popular festive community swim
Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge
Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser (3.4km)
City of Cockburn Merry Mile (1600m)
CHRISTMAS 10K - SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The Christmas 10K Swim is WA's premier 10km Rottnest qualifying swim - enjoyed by more than double the number of swimmers of any other 10km race in WA because of its unique approach of "swimmers first" and a focus on creating an event "by swimmers for swimmers".
Our 10km swimmers are offered a long 3.4km circuit and this event is the only one in WA where swimmers can be accompanied by their own personal support paddlers for the full 10km of the race - the best possible preparation and practice for a Rottnest swim crossing!
But it is not just a 10km qualifier, the Christmas 10K Swim is also now firmly established as a fun and enjoyable community event which takes place at Coogee Beach on the Saturday before Christmas - this year offering two shorter distances to challenge community swimmers of all abilities:
- Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser (3.4km)
- City of Cockburn Merry Mile (1600m)
We expect to reach capacity in all events so save the date(s) and ensure you register early.
This year we have also secured a contingency date on Sunday 17 December which will only be activated if the weather forecast is unfavourable and a decision is made that it is unsafe to go ahead with the event on Saturday 16 December.
Please make sure you save both dates although we're hoping for perfect conditions after last year!
CHOOSE YOUR DISTANCE
The 2023 event again offers something for everyone, with 3 different race distances to choose from:
Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge
Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser (3.4km)
City of Cockburn Merry Mile (1600m)
ONLINE ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN - STANDARD EVENT ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER (UNLESS SOLD OUT PRIOR).
ENTER ONLINE NOW THROUGH ONE OF THE RACE LINKS BELOW.
The experienced team behind the Christmas 10K just simply love swimming and organising events so they created this event for you, the swimming community. It's a cracker of a swim run by swimmers, for swimmers. We are all looking forward to the biggest and best ever Christmas 10K on Saturday 16 December 2023.
Qualify for Your Rotto Swim
The Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge is an approved qualifier for your Rottnest Channel or Port to Pub solo swim.
Come along and join the most popular 10km qualifier in WA at the perfect location of Coogee Beach and at the perfect time, a week before Christmas. Your official time will automatically be recognised and forwarded to your designated event manager.
Ocean Swim Packs
Successfully introduced to the swimming community at the 2021 event, Sportzcorp's Ocean Swim Pack will again be on sale.
Based on our own Rottnest solo experiences, the Ocean Swim Pack is the perfect combination of essential items to help you with your long distance swimming needs before, during and after your 10km and Rottnest races.
This great value pack includes a 5L dry bag, Fiski goggles, Ocean Grease and a smorgasbord of other items you'll use before, during and after your swim.
Sportzcorp's Ocean Swim Pack is available to buy through the online entry process and is also available in-store at Blooms The Chemist Port Coogee and Blooms The Chemist Joondalup.
Practise with Your Paddler
Take up Your Own Challenge
Like no other 10km race in WA, all swimmers in the Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge have the option of swimming alongside their own personal support paddler for the entire course.
Great for moral support as well as the best opportunity for feeding practice, hydration and in-race communication with your paddler.
This year's event will once again be offering shorter races for community and club swimmers so challenge yourself by taking part in the Port Coogee 1-Lap Cruiser (3.4km) or the City of Cockburn Merry Mile (1600m).
Ideal for anyone looking for some pre-Christmas exercise which gives you a good excuse to enjoy the Christmas festivities, eat, drink and be merry and wind down afterwards (maybe) with a few days off?!
Celebrate your Christmas 10K achievement and treat yourself and your paddler to some early Christmas presents from our great range of event merchandise.
Grab yourself a stylish lightweight grey hoodie or white cotton event tee that you can wear with pride after completing your swim.
In an event first for us, ALL of this year's 10km Challenge swimmers will receive a complimentary Christmas 10K black t-shirt which is included in the 10km entry fee. Additional black t-shirts are also available to purchase online.
The Christmas 10K merchandise range also includes a black C10K Silicone Swim Caps as well as "event specials" on the best equipment essentials to help support your training and racing.
SaferSwimmer Open Water Float - for your training sessions and races without a kayak by your side, your new "must-have" item is a SaferSwimmer Float. "Be seen and be safe" with this fluoro orange flotation device with in-built waterproof storage to improve your visibility and safety during longer open water swims.
Fiski Goggles - a proud Perth company, Fiski goggles has been a partner of the Christmas 10K for several years. Loved by open water swimmers, Fiski goggles provide comfort and great visibility at a terrific price.
Ocean Grease - another Perth company, Ocean Grease is the best swimming lubricant on the market and will help prevent painful chafing during longer ocean swims.
All of these merchandise items are available to buy through the online entry process.
Official event photographer The Nomad Company has captured some amazing images of the event. Remind yourselves just how good the Christmas 10K Swim is by taking a look at these links:
2022 Event Photos available here
2021 Event Photos - no photos
2020 Event Photos available here
2019 Event Photos available here
2018 Event Photos available here
Hypothermia is a serious risk for long distance open water swimmers. Do you know the warning signs? How can you minimise the risk of becoming hypothermic? For important information on preventing and treating hypothermia click here and for a Hypothermia Check List for your paddler and support crew click here.
Caring for Our Swimmers
C10K & Second Harvest
The Christmas 10K is once again proud to be supporting the amazing work of Cockburn-based charity Second Harvest. Last year's event raised $2000 for this amazing organisation and we hope, with your help, that we can better that this year.
Make a donation through the online registration process or drop off goods at the race day Collection Point. All items will be used for emergency relief packs or as sale items in the Second Harvest op-shop to assist families in need.
Examples might include stationery, non-perishable grocery items (cereal, tinned food, biscuits, baby formula) & personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, combs, toilet paper, sanitary items).
Any new or second-hand clothes in good condition will also be accepted.
No donation is too small and every donation makes a huge difference, so help us help others through the amazing work of Second Harvest.
Look out for lots of pre-event fun and games, with online promotions and prize giveaways thanks to the support of our sponsors.
The Three Wise Turkeys and their merry band of helpers will have everything under control and set you up for an enjoyable and challenging pre-Christmas hit out before your turkey and Christmas pudding.
It's a cracker!!
We are excited to acknowledge the generous support provided by the following team of event partners and sponsors for this year's Christmas 10K Swim.
If you are interested in becoming involved as one of our Christmas 10K sponsors (or support other related events), please email email@example.com
SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
City of Cockburn
Building on solid historical foundations, the current Council’s vision is to ensure that the Cockburn of the future will be the most attractive place to live, work, visit and invest in, within the Perth Metro area.
We are proud to partner with the City of Cockburn and play our part in trying to get the community active again in these post-COVID times.
Fremantle Ports has been part of the community for over 120 years and in that time, has built a reputation for being a trusted partner.
With a focus on maximising social outcomes and a commitment to building the capacity of local catchment communities, Fremantle Ports is generously supporting our event through their community investment program.
Port Coogee offers you the best in coastal living with beautiful beaches, a world-class marina and a vibrant environment. Just 5km from Fremantle, Port Coogee offers a true neighbourhood way of life where residents can enjoy living in a safe environment with a strong community spirit. A variety of living options are available from low maintenance cottage lots, family-sized lots, premium waterfront lots, and exclusive island lots through to future apartments and penthouses.
INFINIT Nutrition Australia
INFINIT Nutrition's commitment is to develop products that help customers perform and feel better through all-natural, isotonic high powered custom-blended nutrition solutions.
INFINIT offers unsurpassed customer service and product of the highest quality available anywhere, solving any customer’s unique nutritional needs through customised solutions that taste the way THEY want and help them perform better and achieve their personal goals.
INFINIT is also dedicated to the community and strives to give back to those who have helped them be who we they today.
Blooms The Chemist Port Coogee
Our local Blooms The Chemist team based at Port Coogee Village Shopping Centre is proud to be part of a truly community-minded network of Pharmacies, providing the highest level of professional health service and advice to you and your family. Support local!
ASB Branded Merchandise
You know the power of a lasting first impression. So, it makes sense to ensure that your brand ‘Looks Brilliant’.
At ASB, you get to partner with a team of fun-loving folks who are highly experienced and their dream-team recipe ensures every brand looks its best.
ASB's service model is the perfect storm of creativity, sustainability, tailored solutions, impeccable in-house design, quality products and customer service. As a member of the Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA), ASB can source the latest merchandise from all over the world and specialise in customizing products for their clients.
Driven by an ethos of sustainability, ethical supply chains, going green, sourcing an increasing amount of carbon-free and palm-oil free products and seeking partnerships with companies who have an anti-slavery policy; it is ASB's mission to do their best.
Now, take a deep breath, visualise your brand looking and feeling its best and get in touch with the ASB team. Like they have with our event, they are ready to help you - Looking Brilliant has never been easier.
Sportzcorp provides a diverse range of support services to sporting events, associations, clubs and their members including event management, event services and consulting services.
Also part of the Sportzcorp team is Yellow Event Services (YES), a specialist event services business which has developed a reputation for expert and reliable execution of all aspects of planning, design, delivery and management services required by owners and organisers of mass participation sporting events in WA. YES delivers high quality, consistent, safe and professional events for all stakeholders involved.
The Christmas 10K is proudly part of WOW Swims, the community swim series for all. WOW Swims are designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities to experience the thrill of open water swimming in a range of settings and over a variety of distances, and to encourage participation in community events as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Check out all the WOW Swims here.