Event briefing

Metro Safety Briefing

The Metro Safety Briefing for the Event will be held on Saturday, 30 January 2021 at HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Avenue, Mount Claremont. 

The event goes from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

What can you get:

  • Photobooth from Venues West
  • Old4New lifejacket exchange
  • Department of Transport (Marine) for skipper related questions
  • 2021 merchandise sales
  • RSCA Practical Tips and Tricks table
  • Help desk for any questions you might have
  • Briefing at 2:30pm.

If you’re competing (as a solo or part of a duo/team) and your registration is listed as living in the metropolitan area, you’ll be automatically disqualified if you don’t turn up. If you’re swimming solo and you’re located in the metropolitan area but can’t attend the Metro Safety Briefing, please contact query@rottnestchannelswim.com.au ASAP.

Support Crew Info Session

After the Metro Safety Briefing, there will be a Support Crew Info Session located in the Main Arena at HBF Stadium. The session will include a panel of guests from Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group, the Department of Transport (Marine), the RCSA Race Director as well as experienced skippers and paddlers of the Rotto Swim.

You’ll learn tips and tricks, what to expect on event day and invaluable information that some of our guests have learned along the way. While the session is designed for support crew first-timers, everyone is welcome to come along!

Interstate and Regional Safety Briefing

A separate safety briefing will be held the day before the event on Friday, 19 February 2021 for interstate and international competitors. This briefing is invitation only to interstate, international and regional participants and will be held at a location yet to be confirmed. If you’re unsure whether your residential address is considered regional, please contact the RCSA as soon as possible. If you’re in the metropolitan area of Perth, you’ll be expected to attend the Metro Safety Briefing in early February.

Online briefing

For the 2020 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, we were able to work with Network Ten to produce a special edition of TEN News First. This video was featured in our 2020 briefings and outlines the rules for this year’s event. While we’re constantly working on updating the rules to make the event safer each year, this should give you an overview of what to expect on the day. We hope you enjoy!