Top #rottoswim2019 training spot

Perth has some of the world’s best beaches so we thought we would create a list of our top six training beaches to help you get ready for #rottoswim2019

Leighton to City Beach – 10km

If you’re bracing for a solo crossing, a 10km training swim is a must. Take to the waters at North Fremantle’s Leighton Beach and swim until you reach City Beach’s iconic lifeguard tower.

Passing by some of Perth’s most enviable real estate, you’ll be getting your training done and with a bit of luck spotting some Perthonalities along the way.

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After an EPIC weekend away with the @propellorproject for our January workshop in @margaretriver, we were welcomed back to Perth with the most jaw dropping sunset I've seen since I left Broome! A massive shout out to the 'King of the South' @skyperth for lending me his Mavic so I could take this shot and to the crew of legends on this months workshop! ? @tall.stories @ryanchatfieldimages @escape_corporate_life @aholden9584 @melly_pope @eddohine @lotis_photography @biglapofoz_in_hawaii . . . . . . . . . . . . #australia @australia #thisiswa #seeaustralia #australiagram #ig_australia #exploringaustralia #cruising_australia #australia_shotz #igglobalclub #igworldclub #special_shots #infinity_shotz @awesome.earthpix #droneofficial #fromwhereidrone #droneoftheday #dronefly #dronespace #dronegear #dronesdaily #fulldrone #flightography #skypixel #djiinspire #djiphantom #inspire2 #dailyoverview #CapturePerfection #PropellorProject #TeamPolarPro #Perth

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Cottesloe to North Cottesloe – 1km

Want to get that Rotto Swim start line feeling but save your energy for the real deal? This is the swim for you.

Dive into Cottesloe’s pristine waters, head north for just a kilometre and you’ll arrive at North Cottesloe. If all those race day vibes got you hyped, double down and swim back to the pylon. Otherwise jump out, grab a coffee on Marine Parade and call it a day.

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Picnic blanket. ✔️ Fish and chips. ✔️ Sunglasses. ✔️ We're not shy in saying that @ExperiencePerth is renowned for having some of the most glorious sunsets of any major city in the world. Any local will tell you it's hard to beat a sunset swim at one of the city's 19 beaches, especially Cottesloe – a must-visit destination over the summer months. If you want to make an evening of it, grab some fish and chips for dinner and relax under the shade of the beautiful Norfolk pines or walk across the road to one of the many cafes and restaurants for dinner with a million-dollar view. Photo credit: @global.gweilo #justanotherdayinWA #thisisWA #WesternAustralia #seeaustralia #seeperth

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Coogee Jetty to Jetty – 1.6km

Once you’ve mastered the Cott to North Cott, head south of the river to step things up a notch.

Start at Coogee Beach Jetty and swim 1.6km to touch down at Woodman Point Jetty. With clear, shallow waters, you’ll barely feel like you’ve left the pool.

If you manage to convince your team to come with you, finish your swim of with a picnic at Woodman Point Reserve.

Rockingham Jetty to the grain Silos – 3km

While we’re all about the matching bathers, training is another great way to get your squad across the line.

Get the gang together and take the 3km challenge from Rockingham Jetty to the grain silos.

Make it a race to the finish line or a race to spot a dolphin, either way, you’ll be getting in those all-important kilometres in the lead up to race day.  

Whitfords Nodes to Mullloo – 4km

Start in the protection of Hillary’s Harbor and then follow the coast round to reach Mullalo. For a little more of a challenge try catch the southern sea breeze and practice your body surfing.

Freshwater Bay to Mrs Herberts Pack (return) – 5km

If you’ve had your fill of salt, head to Freshwater Bay for a 5km roundtrip swim to Mrs Herberts Pack.

With no pesky current, this is a great opportunity to work on your technique and distance without heading to the pool.

Pro tip: Take your swim at sunrise for a 5km you won’t forget.