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One Mile - Swim to Shore

The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim committee is delighted to introduce a new swim option for 2019.

BUSSELTON JETTY ONE MILE - SWIM TO SHORE

There wouldn't be many swims anywhere that you could start 1 mile out to sea to swim back to the beach, that's jumping in at the deep end!

Swimmers will enter the water on the western side of the Jetty, from the ramp near the Underwater Observatory, and will swim back to the beach to finish.  That's a distance of approximately 1.6km (or 1 Mile).  NOTE:  Swimmers must be able to walk the 1.6km to the start and jump or climb into the water from the ramp (about 1 metre).

There are 300 individual (solo) places available and entry will open on 1st October, 2018 at 05:00 AM WST (Perth Time).  Be aware that we are expecting entries to sell-out quickly!


Please use the following information as a guide.

It is still subject to change so check back for updates.

  • The swim is scheduled to start at 10:00am.  We suggest you allow half an hour to walk out.  There is no rush.  Swimmers self-seed and your time will not start until you cross the timing mat as you enter the water.
  • This will be a rolling start, with friends able to swim together.
  • We anticipate all swimmers will be in the water within 15 minutes and no swimmers will be allowed to commence 20 minutes after the official start.
  • Please do not enter the ramp until you are directed to do so by race officials.  The 4 person relay teams will also be using the ramp so we want to make sure they are able to complete their event first.
  • To avoid congestion, spectators will not be allowed on the ramp until all swimmers are in the water.
  • The official race cut-off time is 90 minutes.  If you have not finished the swim within 90 minutes you must leave the water if instructed to do so by a race official.
  • There will be a bag drop at the Mile start for any clothes/shoes you wear for the walk out.  You must use the bag provided to you at check-in — it will be numbered with your race number.  Please no valuables!!  Your filled bag will be transferred back to the bag drop area in the check-in tent sometime after 10:30am.  If you are a fast swimmer you may need to wait a while for your bag!

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