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Race Information

Race Information for the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2019.

The information below is to provide you with a general idea of how the event proceeds.  Please check back again before the event.

This information is subject to change and will continue to be updated. Last updated 28th September 2018.


Sunday 10 February 2019 at the Busselton Jetty.      


Main Swim : Seven waves of up to 350 solo swimmers per wave commence at 08:00 and continue at 90 second intervals
One Mile - Swim to Shore : 10:00
2 and 4 person relay teams start together at 08:12
Kids Swim starts at 11:30 with waves of 8 swimmers, at 30 second intervals.


Official race cut-off times are: 3 hours for the main swim and relays, 90 minutes for One Mile Swim to Shore and 30 minutes for the Kids Swim. 

Swim Fee: 

Swim CategoryEntry Fee
Solo $70
One Mile - Swim to Shore $70
2 Person Relay Team $140
4 Person Relay Team $280
Kid's Swim (8-12 years) $30 per swimmer


Pre-Race Check-in:

Saturday 9 February 2019 14:30 - 18:30 (preferred option) check-in times will be staggered to minimise waiting times and will be allocated with your e-ticket  OR Sunday 10 February 2019 06:00 – 07:00 

At check-in swimmers: show their e-ticket, hand in a signed copy of the swimmer declaration (waiver), receive their bag, swim cap, timing band, start wave and race number tattoo.  Note: ID may be requested.


Swimmers 07:15 near the finish area.

Authorized support craft 07:00 Conducted by Surf Life Saving, location TBA.

Kid's Swim 11:15 at the Kid's Swim start, east of the swimming jetty.

Start & finish points:

SwimmerDistanceWhere do I start?Where do I finish?Getting to the start
Solo 3.6km Beach (east)
Starting area
Beach (West)
Finish shute
Wave starts commence at 08:00
in 90 second intervals
2 Person Relay Team
- swimmer 1
1.4km Beach (east)
Starting area
Allie's Landing Starts swimming at 08:10
2 Person Relay Team
- swimmer 2
2.2km Allie's Landing Beach (west)
Finish shute
Walk to Allie's Landing (1.4km).
Start walking by 07:55
4 Person Relay Team
- swimmer 1
1.0km Beach (east)
Starting area
Jetty Platform
Starts swimming at 08:12
4 Person Relay Team
- swimmer 2
1.0km Jetty Platform
Underwater Observatory Ramp Walk to the 1.0km mark.
Start walking by 07:55
4 Person Relay Team
- swimmer 3
0.6km Underwater Observatory Ramp Jetty Platform
Walk to Underwater Observatory Ramp(1.6km)
Start walking by 07:55
4 Person Relay Team
- swimmer 4
1.0km Jetty Platform
Beach (west)
Finish shute
Walk to the 1.0km mark.
Start walking by 08:05
1 Mile Swim to Shore 1.6km Underwater Observatory Ramp Beach (west)
Finish shute
Walk to Underwater Observatory Ramp (1.6km)
Start walking by 09:30
Kid's Swim 222m Beach, east of the swimming jetty Beach (west)
Finish shute
Assemble on the beach at 10:45. Waves of 8 start at 11:00 at 30 second intervals.



12:15 (approx) at the main stage. Swimmer category winners are to proceed to the stage area at 11:45, prior to awards.


Online only.
Entries Close:  23:59 Western Standard Time, Thursday 31 January 2019, unless sold out earlier.
Late entries will not be accepted for teams or individuals. 

A waitlist will be available.  All participant details and full payment are required to go on the waitlist.  Waitlisted swimmers who are not successful in obtaining an entry will receive a full refund.  See Waitlists & Transfers page to register for the waitlist.

Entry Transfers will be available.  Conditions Apply.  See Waitlists & Transfers page to initiate an entry transfer.

You can update your personal entry data by using the login information in your confirmation email.  

Entries will be capped at: 100 x 2 person relay teams, 50 x 4 person relay teams, 2000 solo swimmers, 300 One Mile swimmers and 200 Kids Swimmers. TOTAL = 2900 swimmers.

Race organizers reserve the right to vary the capped entries, restrict entries and/or refuse entry to any swimmer.

Confirmed entrants will be emailed an eTicket containing: entry details, check-in time, race number and a copy of the waiver in the week prior to the swim.  Please bring the eTicket and your pre-signed waiver to pre-race check-in.

Junior Swimmers:

Junior swimmers must be at least 8 years old on race day.  Swimmers aged 12 years and under must provide proof of passing stage 8 (as per Royal Life Saving) or equivalent to be eligible to swim in the event. Parents or guardians are required to email proof to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  once they have completed an official online entry. 

Support Paddlers:

Support paddlers are not be permitted to accompany swimmers, however if you feel you have a special need requiring your own support or provisions this must be indicated as part of your online entry. An exclusion zone will be in effect under control of the Department of Transport. Paddlers breaching the exclusion zone may be subject to cautions or fines.


Refunds are available if applied for in writing or by email prior to the entry closing date of Thursday 31 January 2019.  A $10 administration fee per swimmer will be retained. A $5 administration fee per swimmer in the Kid's Swim will be retained.


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On-water safety co-ordinated by Busselton Surf Life Saving Club with assistance from other SLS clubs.