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NEXT EVENT IS SATURDAY 19th DECEMBER 2020
Christmas 10K Swim
Saturday 21 December 2019
Registrations from 6.15am - 7.15am
Race starts from 7.30am
Coogee Beach, Western Australia
Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge (solo + optional paddler)
Alcoa 2 Lap Stretch (solo + optional paddler - 6.7km)
Alcoa 2 Lap Combo (duo + optional paddler - 6.7km)
City of Cockburn 1 Lap Cruiser (solo - 3.4km)
NB Duo team entries in the 2 Lap Combo comprise 2 swimmers, each swimming 1 Lap (3.4km) each in a relay.
2019 ENTRY FEES
Swimmers will be allocated a start wave based on their event and nominated time.
The Fremantle Ports10km Challenge will commence at 7.30am with subsequent waves every 3 minutes, followed by the Alcoa 2-Lap Stretch & Alcoa 2-Lap Combo then the City of Cockburn1-Lap Cruiser at 5 minute intervals. Maximum 50 swimmers per wave for Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge, Alcoa 2-Lap Stretch & Alcoa 2-Lap Combo. Maximum 100 swimmers per wave for City of Cockburn 1-Lap Cruiser.
Full course details will be emailed to all competitors and registered paddlers prior to race day.
Are paddlers compulsory in the Fremantle Ports10km Challenge and Alcoa 2-Lap Stretch & Combo events?
No, but they are highly recommended. Non-accompanied swimmers will be able to make use of the feeding zone off Coogee Beach once the race has started. You will need to have someone bring your drink/food to you in the water.
Are paddlers allowed in the City of Cockburn 1-Lap Cruiser event?
No, paddlers are only allowed to accompany swimmers registered for the Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge and Alcoa 2-Lap Stretch & Combo events.
Do I need to register my paddler's details when I enter?
Yes, but if you are not sure of their details you can enter them closer to race day.
How does the duo entry work?
If you enter as a duo in the Alcoa 2-Lap Combo, each swimmer will complete one full lap of the course in a relay ie. approx 3.4km each. There will be a designated relay changeover area on the beach for swimmer 1 to tag swimmer 2. Duo entries pay the single entry price for the Alcoa 2-Lap Combo. What a bargain!!!
Do each of the duo swimmers receive an individual time?
No, the duo team will receive one combined time for both swimmers.
What swimwear can I wear?
If you are intending to register your time as a qualifying swim for a Rottnest Crossing you must comply with FINA Open Water Swimwear rules. Swimmers may wear non-FINA compliant swimwear but their times will not be registered as a 10km qualifier. If you are wishing to gain points in the WOW Swim Series then your swimwear must also comply with MSWA OWS rules.
What is the minimum age for swimmers?
Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge and Alcoa 2-Lap Stretch solo swimmers must all be a minimum of 14 years on race day.
Alcoa 2-Lap Combo duo and City of Cockburn 1-Lap Cruiser swimmers must all be a minimum of 12 years on race day.
Are there any event prizes?
No, this event will not have any prizes but you will be able to use your time to qualify for a Rottnest Crossing.
With the support of our event sponsors, there will be a number of spot prizes randomly allocated to competitors and pre-event promotions and prize giveaways on Facebook & Instagram.
What are the time limits for the events?
All swimmers in the Fremantle Ports10km Challenge will be allowed 4 hours 15 mins from the start of their respective wave to complete their swim, the time to qualify for a Rottnest Crossing.
All other swimmers must complete their event as follows:
Alcoa 2-Lap Stretch & Combo - no later than 11.15am or approx 3.25 hours from the start of their race wave.
City of Cockburn 1-Lap Combo - no later than 10am or approx 2 hours from the start of their race wave.
What does my entry fee cover?
Depending on your event, your entry fee covers swimmers and paddlers and includes all insurance, water safety, electronic timing, a swim cap, a race number tattoo, fruit and water at the end of the race, and access to the safest, least congested 10km qualifier on the OWS Calendar.
Will late entries be available on race day?
Subject to availability, late entries will be available on race day but we highly recommend entering online during the registration period to avoid disappointment as there are strict caps on numbers in each event to ensure safety and enjoyment for all.
Will Santa Claus be making an appearance on race day?
You never know!
And what about the Three Wise Turkeys?
Yes, they will definitely be there making fools of themselves as usual!!