Event briefing

The support boat skipper is ultimately responsible for the wellbeing of the swimmer/s and support crew on the day of the event, so it’s vital for your safety that they’re sufficiently prepared and informed.

The Metro Safety Briefing for the 2020 Event will be held on Saturday, 1 February 2020 at HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Avenue, Mount Claremont. 

The event goes from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

What can you get:

  • hit 92.9 with icy poles and music from the Jeep
  • Fitness advice from HBF stadium
  • Sausage sizzle
  • Department of Transport (Marine) for skipper related questions
  • T-shirt 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 the Rottnest Channel Swim Association ASAP.

International and Interstate Safety Briefing

A separate safety briefing will be held the day before the event on Friday, 21 February 2020 for interstate and international competitors. This briefing is invitation only to interstate, international and regional participants. 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 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim, we were able to work with Network Ten to produce a special edition of TEN Eyewitness News. This video was featured in our 2019 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!

The 2020 briefing video will be available after the 2020 Metro-Safety Briefing.