Cotto Swim

The Rottnest Channel Swim Association is excited to introduce the inaugural Cotto Swim. The new event will see swimmers take off from the Cottesloe Beach start enclosure, swimming 1.5km around the iconic STS Leeuwin II then returning back to Cottesloe Beach again, a 3km round trip!

For those just starting out or returning to open water, a 1km novice option will also be available.

The Cotto Swim provides everyone with the opportunity to get involved in the excitement and challenge of race morning. Starting directly after the last wave of the main event, Cotto is ideal for family or friends to get amongst the action before heading over to Rottnest to cheer on their swimmers. Whether you’re working your way up to the main event, missed out on an entry or just fancy a swim at the iconic Cottesloe Beach – Cotto is a swim for everyone.

Click here for the 2018 results!

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, 23 February 2019
  • Minimum age: 12 years on the day of the event
  • The Cotto Swim is a fun participatory event for all swimming abilities and will feature spot prizes. No place prizes will be awarded.
  • Registration will open later this year

About the STS Leeuwin II:

The STS Leeuwin II is Western Australia’s very own tall ship, a unique three-masted 1850’s style barquentine. The Leeuwin Foundation is a trusted not-for-profit organisation based in Fremantle.
Our primary program is Youth Explorer Voyages where participants (aged 14-25) receive the opportunity to enhance skills in communication, leadership and collaboration. In addition we run a range of specialised voyages and 3-hour & 4-hour sails.
In 2019, the STS Leeuwin II will be the 1.5km mark for swimmers in the Rottnest Channel Swim and Cotto Swim.