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 Christmas 10K SWIM 
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WA's best 10km Rottnest qualifying swim plus unique 1-Lap community swim
....  join us in playing our part to help get the community active again post-Covid .... 


Thank you to everyone who took part - swimmers, paddlers, volunteers, sponsors and service providers - all making the Christmas 10K Swim 2020 the biggest and best one yet.


We couldn't be prouder of what this event has now become in such a short space of time, and we could not have done that without your support.


We wish you all a Merry Christmas (10K) and hope to see you all again next year.


Christmas 10K Coordinating Team - Nick, Elena & Pete



COVID-19 Update & Next Event


Despite heavy restrictions affecting events like ours, we are proud to have delivered the 2020 Christmas 10K Swim at Coogee Beach on Saturday 19 December 2020.

 Event organisers worked closely with all key stakeholders to ensure the event was delivered in accordance with the relevant State COVID-19 Directives applicable at the time of the event. Unavoidably, some aspects of the event required some modifications being put in place but our focus was on compliance at all times and ensuring the safety of swimmers, volunteers and spectators remained our highest priority.

Even with a few subtle changes to the 2020 event, it still included the biggest and best Rottnest 10km qualifying swim on a large 3.4km circuit and with paddlers permitted on the entire course, as well as a 1-Lap Cruiser swim which gave us the chance to have some Christmas fun with community and club swimmers alike.

Entry places were limited in both races and fully sold out 2 weeks prior to race day.

We will continue to monitor Health WA Directives for events 500+ and address these in the planning of the 2021 event once we get started on that in the new year.


Event entries for the 2021 event are expected to open at the end of October 2021 - stay tuned to this website and the ever-popular Christmas 10K socials for full details when they are announced during 2021.

Next Event
Saturday 18 December 2021
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The 2020 event included the Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge and the City of Cockburn 1-Lap (3.4km) Cruiser - both race distances were officially SOLD OUT!
Look out for the new "Merry Mile" which will add to the Christmas fun and festivities in 2021.
Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge
WA's best 10km Rottnest qualifying swim. Swim the whole race with your personal paddler and "socially distance" in style as you complete 3 laps of the huge 3.4km circuit course in the pristine waters at Coogee Beach.
City of Cockburn 1-Lap (3.4km) Cruiser
Enjoy the 1-Lap Cruiser, ideal for community and club swimmers looking to get active again post-COVID. Challenge yourselves and earn your Christmas pud!



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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. After another record-breaking event in 2020, make sure you add the 2021 event to your calendar as one not to be missed on Saturday 18 December 2021....

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 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.

Merchandise Offers

Pick up one of our supersized 5L Dry Bags perfect for to keep your "stuff" on your support kayak.


We also have a limited quantity of C10K Vacuum Drink Bottles so don't forget to order one when registering online before they are sold out.

For the first time this year, you will also be able to buy Ocean Grease products and Fiski goggles through the online registration process thanks to partnerships with both of these event sponsors who have helped us find alternative ways of supporting our swimmers and those local businesses in these unusual times.


Practise with Your Paddler

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.

Take up Your Own Challenge

This year's event will still be offering a shorter race alternative for community and club swimmers so anyone can get set for a personal challenge over 1-lap of the 3.4km course.

Ideal for anyone wanting to step up from the traditional shorter races on the calendar. Why not take on a longer distance challenge before you take a break for the festivities of Christmas?!

Ocean Swim Packs
Special Offer
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Event Photos

In another first for the swimming community, we are super excited to launch the Sportzcorp Ocean Swim Pack.

Based on our own Rottnest solo experiences, we have teamed up with Blooms The Chemist to put together the perfect pack of essential items which will help you with your long distance swimming needs before, during and after your 10km and Rottnest races. 

The Sportzcorp Ocean Swim Pack is being offered through the online registration process and is also available to buy in-store at Blooms The Chemist Port Coogee and Blooms The Chemist Joondalup.

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Official event photographer The Nomad Company again captured some amazing images throughout the morning of the event. Remind yourselves just how good this year's Christmas 10K Swim was by taking a look at these links:

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
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C10K & Second Harvest
Helping Others

The Christmas 10K is once again proud to be supporting the amazing work of Cockburn-based charity Second Harvest.


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.

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Spreading Some
Christmas Cheer

Look out for lots of pre-event fun and games, with online promotions and prize giveaways thanks to the support of our sponsors. 

The 3 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.



We are excited to acknowledge the generous support for the Christmas 10K Swim from our event partners and sponsors. Together our goal is to help get the community active again.
This is the woinderful team of sponsors and partners assembled for the 2020 event - if you are interested in receiving future sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 Christmas 10K or other related events, please email
Major Event Partners
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Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
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Major Event Partner
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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.

Major Event Partner

Fremantle Ports

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.

Gold Sponsor

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!

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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.

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E3 Champion Formula

E3 CHAMPION FORMULA has been scientifically formulated for high performance athletes. It’s premium blend of Protein, Electrolytes and Carbohydrates is designed to improve athletic performance by minimising the onset of fatigue, assisting the body with hydration, muscular recovery, improved endurance, reduced muscle soreness and cramping.

E3 CHAMPION FORMULA was created in collaboration with athletes from Australia, the USA and Europe. The product is manufactured from the finest Australian and New Zealand sourced ingredients to ensure the products purity, consistency and performance.

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ASB Marketing

ASB Marketing is a Perth based promotional merchandise & marketing company established in 1992. We supply small, medium and large organisations with a wide range of quality branded promotional merchandise. We pride ourselves on being creative and using our extensive resources to provide you with successful solutions for your organisation. ASB has the largest and most comprehensive showroom in WA and welcome appointments to view our range of promotional merchandise first hand and to discuss your requirements in more detail. If you’re looking for promotional products, merchandise or corporate gifts – contact us today.

Gold Sponsor

Port Coogee

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.

Gold Sponsor
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KOTUG Maritime Services

KOTUG International is a leading Towage Services provider, with a fleet of 50+ tugs active across the globe. Global knowledge is combined with local expertise in several Joint Ventures with local partners, with clients in industries such as Oil & Gas, Mining, Renewables, Offshore and Port Authorities.

KOTUG supports various good causes, with a view to help other people and to contribute to a sustainable and safe environment. As a family-owned company, KOTUG is strongly engaged in helping people in need and contributing to a safe society and has also established the KOOREN FOUNDATION, a charity with an ambition to help those in need of support and guidance find their way back into safe harbours.  

We are grateful to welcome KOTUG as a new Gold Sponsor of this event, and thank them for their contribution to the local community through this initiative.


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.

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