Registering for the swim

Registration dates

Solos and Lavan Charity Challenge teams

Registration will be open for one week only from 8.30am (AWST) Monday, 26 October to 5.30pm (AWST) Sunday, 1 November 2020.

As per previous years, if you register as a solo swimmer and make payment during this time, you’ll be guaranteed entry into the event.

Don’t forget you get to pick your own merchandise pack, check out the options here.

Duos and teams

Registration will be open from 8.30am (AWST) Wednesday, 4 November 2020.

If you register in a duo or team, you’ll need to confirm your commitment to enter by making full payment of the entry fee when you register. Your entry will be confirmed after your successful payment.

Captains of duos and teams who successfully register will receive notification via email and can then invite team members to join. Team mates will have until 10pm Sunday, 8 November 2020 to join their team. Teams who do not have all team members entered by this cut-off date risk losing their entry.

If your team has already registered, you’ll need to join the team when you register.

Please Note

Payments after the registration window won’t be accepted – paying the entry fee when you register confirms your commitment to enter. There will be no refunds for duo and team entries who have successfully registered.

Payment options

Payment can be made when you register. Entry fees and additional t-shirts can be paid for with either VISA or Mastercard via the online registration system.

Duplicate entries

Don’t try to submit more than one entry – swimmers who submit more than one entry will be penalised and all team members will be banned from entering the Rottnest Channel Swim for two years; the current event and the next event. Swimmers are also not permitted to enter in more than one category.

Important for solo swimmers

Under the Event Rules, if you intend to do the swim alone you must’ve either:

  • Completed a Rottnest Channel Swim solo crossing within the previous two years, or
  • Completed a 10km qualifying swim between 31 October 2020 and 1 February 2021 in 4 hours and 15 minutes or less.
    Solo swimmers who don’t complete the 10km in the time required won’t qualify and won’t be permitted to start.


Solo swimmers

If you’re a solo swimmer and you successfully complete the crossing, you’ll receive an individually embroidered official Rottnest Channel Swim t-shirt. When you register, you’ll need to choose your t-shirt size as per the size guide – keep in mind there are no exchanges for t-shirts.

Solo swimmers who withdraw from the event or are unsuccessful in the crossing will not be entitled to receive the individually embroidered t-shirt.

Duo and team swimmers

If you’re in a duo or team, you’ll receive a South32 Rottnest Channel Swim t-shirt with your entry. You’ll receive it in your registration pack at the Event Briefing held in February – you’ll be able to exchange your t-shirt size there, if the correct size is available.