2024/25 Key Dates

Important Note

Find below the key dates for the 2025 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim! Please note, key dates leading up to the Event including briefings and registrations are still being confirmed and may change.

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Sep

Swimmers Seminar

Learn about what to expect and to prepare for the upcoming Out of Event Crossings and South32 Rottnest Channel Swim.

  • Who: All swimmers
  • When: TBC – September 2024
  • Where: TBA

Sep

Guaranteed Entry Dates

  • Who: Team Captains from the cancelled 2024 Event
  • When: Monday, 30 September – Monday, 7 October 2024
  • Where: Online

21 Oct

Solos, Tandem Solos and LCC Teams Registration Dates

  • Who: Solos, Tandem Solos and Lavan Charity Challenge Teams
  • When: 8:30am Monday, 21 October 2024 – 10:00am Monday, 28 October 2024
  • Where: Online

Please note, we endeavour to offer guaranteed entry to all soloists who register during this period. However, in 2025 spots may be limited. 

LCC team registrations close once sold-out as spots are highly limited! Please keep an eye on our website and social media for any registration updates towards the registration period. 

1 May

Solo Qualifying Swim

  • Who: Solo swimmers who haven’t completed a Rottnest Channel Swim in the previous two years
  • When: Wednesday, 1 May 2024 – Sunday, 26 January 2025
  • Where: Any eligible open-water swim (find more information on the Qualifying Swim page)

29 Oct

Duo Registrations

  • Who: Duos
  • When: 8:30am Tuesday, 29 October 2024 (you will need to join the queue from 8:00am)
  • Where: Online. The registration link will be provided on the website homepage and social media at 8:00am on the date of registrations. 

30 Oct

Team Registrations

  • Who: Teams
  • When: 8:30am Wednesday, 30 October 2024 (you will need to join the queue from 8:00am)
  • Where: Online. The registration link will be provided on the website homepage and social media at 8:00am on the date of registrations

Nov

Nutrition & Injury Prevention Workshop

Learn about vital nutrition and injury prevention tips to prepare for the upcoming Out of Event Crossings and South32 Rottnest Channel Swim.

  • Who: All swimmers
  • When: TBC – November 2024
  • Where: TBA

18 Jan

Volunteer Briefing

  • Who: Compulsory for all volunteers
  • When: 10am Saturday, 18 January 2025
  • Where: HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont

Jan

Skipper Registration Completed

  • Who: Compulsory for all skippers to register or risk their swimmers being disqualified
  • When: TBC
  • Where: Online

Jan

Lavan Charity Challenge Briefing

  • Who: Invitation only for Lavan Charity Challenge participants
  • When: TBC
  • Where:  Perth CBD – venue disclosed with LCC team

Feb

Event Briefing

  • Who: Compulsory for all solos, and at least one member of each duo/team. It’s also recommended that support boat skippers attend
  • When: TBA
  • Where: HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont

Support Crew Info Session

  • Who: Recommended for all skippers, paddlers and support crew members
  • When: After the Event Briefing
  • Where: Main Arena – HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont

21
Feb

International, Interstate and Regional Briefing

  • Who: Invitation only for international, interstate and regional competitors
  • When: 10am Friday, 21 February 2025
  • Where: TBA

22
Feb

2025 South32 Rottnest Channel Swim

  • Who: All participants and volunteers on the day
  • When: Saturday, 22 February 2025
  • Where: Cottesloe Beach (Mudurup) to Rottnest Island (Wadjemup)

2025 Virtual Rottnest Channel Swim

  • Who: Those who aren’t attending the actual Event but still wish to complete the swim
  • When: Saturday, 22 February 2025
  • Where: Your local registered swimming pool