Solo registrations opened from 8:30am, Monday, 23 October 2023 until 5:00pm, Sunday, 29 October 2023 (AWST). Please note this category has SOLD-OUT!
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.
Lavan Charity Challenge Teams
Lavan Charity Challenge registrations opened from 8:30am, Monday, 23 October 2023 until 5:00pm, Sunday, 5 November 2023 (AWST) or until sold-out. Please note this category has SOLD-OUT!
Duos and Teams
Duo registrations opened from 8:30am (you will need to join the queue from 8:00am), Tuesday, 31 October 2023 (AWST) until sold-out. Please note this category has SOLD-OUT!
Team registrations opened from 8:30am (you will need to join the queue from 8:00am), Wednesday, 1 November 2023 (AWST) until sold-out. Please note this category has SOLD-OUT!
For the 2024 Event, we’ll, again, be using the Queue-it; a virtual waiting room that provides fairer and controlled access to registrations by creating a digital queue.
Registration links will be on our website and social media from 8:00am to allow you to queue in the digital waiting room before registrations open. For the best chance of securing an entry to the 2024 Event, you should enter the queue between 8.00am and 8.29am on either Tuesday 31 October for Duos and Wednesday 1 November for Teams. This will allow you to be allocated a number in the first round of queuing. For more information on the queue-it integration, head HERE.
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 a notification via email and can then invite team members to join. Teammates will have a short period of time to join their team. Teams who do not have all team members entered by this cut-off date, 5:00pm Sunday, 5 November 2023, risk losing their entry.
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 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. Please note that you will need to have an up-to-date website browser to facilitate the security requirements of the payment portal. Failure to have an up-to-date browser may result in you being unable to complete your registration.
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 South32 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 (2022 or 2023), or
- Completed a 10km qualifying swim between 30 October 2023 and 26 January 2024 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 Finishers Prize Packs
If you successfully complete your crossing as part of the South32 Rottnest Channel Swim, you will be awarded a Solo Finishers Prize Pack to recognise your incredible achievement!
When you register as a soloist, you will be required to choose what options and sizes you would prefer in your prize pack. Take a look at the options below to help you decide what options you’d like in your prize pack.
Please remember, you will only be awarded a prize pack if you successfully complete your crossing.
You can view the Solo Finishers Prize Pack options HERE.
If you’re a solo swimmer and you successfully complete the crossing, you’ll receive an individually embroidered official South32 Rottnest Channel Swim t-shirt as part of your Solo Finishers Prize Pack. 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.
Please remember, this shirt WILL NOT be in the race pack you collect at the Event Briefing.
Solo swimmers who withdraw from the event or are unsuccessful in the crossing will not be entitled to receive the prize pack nor 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 racepack at the Event Briefing held in February – you’ll be able to exchange your t-shirt size there if the correct size is available.