Virtual Swim Event Rules
There are a few rules we recommend you follow to ensure your virtual crossing is recorded (the event organiser will also go through the rules in place for your event before you take part):
- Swimmers must be over the age of 14 when they begin their swim (swimmers in the novelty category must be over the age of 10).
- Each individual swimmer and teams must provide someone to record the distances, times and changeovers (this can be one of the swimmers in a team of 4 or novelty team).
- Lap accrual swimmers must complete the 20km distance within a 6 week period.
- Swimmers are expected to provide their own food and drink supplies during the event.
- All swimmers will be expected to complete the whole Virtual South32 Rottnest Channel Swim unaided. Wearing of wetsuits, buoyancy vests or any other artificial aid of any manner is not permitted (goggles excluded).
- Swimming caps will be provided and swimmers must wear these caps while competing in the South32 Virtual Rottnest Channel Swim.
- At the conclusion of the event, swimmers shall leave the water once the lap recorder advises.
- There will be no set order for swimmers in teams, however, team tags will be in the water and swimmers will tag in a visible manner i.e. high five. No dive starts permitted except for the very first swimmer.
- Each individual team swimmer in the Virtual South32 Rottnest Channel Swim must complete 500m before tagging the next swimmer. In the novelty event, it is up to the team how often they change swimmers, however, each swimmer can only tag at the end of the pool.
- All swimmers will be provided with a lap accrual form to track their progress. Once completed, provide this form to the event organiser or directly to email@example.com for the results to be published on the South32 Rottnest Channel Swim website.