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The Event Programme for the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2019 is left on this page as a guide to the event.  There are huge plans for the 25th Anniversary of the Busselton Jetty Swim so keep please keep checking back here for updates during the lead-up to the 2020 Event.

The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2020 will be held on Sunday 9th February with family entertainment for all ages on the Busselton Beachfront from Saturday 8th February.  A printable version of 2019 is available from the Downloads page of this website.


FRIDAY 8th February 2019
3:00 - 8:00pm Busselton Runners Club bib collection Vintage Car Club, Marine Terrace
SATURDAY 9th February 2019 - SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run, beach sports and SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2019 check-in, Carbo' Loading dinner, entertainment and more.
6:00am Check-in and bib collection for SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run.
The Equinox Car Park
For more details go to www.busseltonrunnersclub.org.au
6:45am SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Fun Run - Compulsory race briefing
7:00am SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon - race start
7:15am 10km and 5km Fun Run - race start
9:30 - 10:00am Awards Presentation - SunSmart Busselton Half Marathon and Fun Run
1:30 - 6:30pm

Local artists performing and entertaining the crowd

  • 1:30 to 2:15pm - Broadbent Brothers
  • 2:30 to 3:15pm - Sarah Strahan
  • 3:30 to 4:15pm - Shale
  • 4:30 to 5:15pm - Rimshot
  • 5:30 to 6:30pm - Little Belle
Main Stage - Amphitheatre
2:00 - 5:00pm Soggy Bones Skate Exhibition and Learn How to Skate - come along to watch the local skate team, Soggy Bones, perform some tricks and then with the support from the team, have a go and learn how to skate! Skate Park

2:30 - 6:30pm

SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim - SWIMMER CHECK-IN (Main swim, Relays, 1 Mile Swim to Shore and Kids Swim)

NOTE: pre-set check-in times will appear on swimmers' e-Ticket. 

Please come on time - shorten the line!

Check-in Marquees west of The Equinox
5:00 - 7:30pm Carbo' Loading Dinner supplied by The Equinox @f $15 per head The Equinox and foreshore
6:30pm Busselton Runners Club: Special Buffet Dinner with guest speaker, Olympic and Commonwealth Games Sprinter, Melinda Gainsford Taylor Busselton Golf Club (for more details go to www.busseltonrunnersclub.org.au )
6:00pm Sat - 5:00am Sun Jetty closed to public  
SUNDAY 10th February 2019 - SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2019, 1 Mile Swim, Beach Classic Games, Kids Swim,  presentations, entertainment and more

6:00 - 7:00am

SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim Swimmer Check-in  (Main Swim, Relays, 1 Mile Swim to Shore and Kids Swim)

Check-in Marquees west of The Equinox
7:00 - 2:00pm Food and information stalls from local Busselton community and sporting groups Foreshore / Various
7:15am Briefing for all Swimmers (main swim) Main Stage - Amphitheatre
7:30 am Swimmers proceed to start East side of main Jetty
7:20 - 11:30am Helicopter patrol surveillance Waters surrounding Busselton Jetty
7:45 am Official welcome to the event Beach end of Jetty
7:50am Australian National Anthem - performed by the Vasse Primary School Choir
Beach end of Jetty

Countdown to start - Max Higgins, President of Busselton Allsports Inc / Busselton Jetty Swim


SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim - Race Start

Start line at beach - in front of The Goose Café (east side of main Jetty)



8:00:00am WAVE A - SOLO
8:01:30am WAVE B - SOLO
8:03:00am WAVE C - SOLO
8:04:30am WAVE D - SOLO
8:06:00am WAVE E - SOLO
8:07:30am WAVE F - SOLO
8:09:00am WAVE G - SOLO
8:12:00am WAVE H - 2 PERSON & 4 PERSON TEAMS


First swimmer approaches

Finish line west of swimming jetty
8:45 - 11:00am MC's welcome the finishing swimmers across the line Finish line west of swimming jetty
9:30 - 1:00pm Free foreshore family fun activities  
9:30 - 1:00pm Roving performing entertaining the crowd all morning - including stilt walkers / pirate / face painting  


1 Mile Swim to Shore commences

Underwater Observatory Ramp, west side of Busselton Jetty
10:15 - 11:00am SunSmart Beach Classic Games - Egg & Spoon Relay, 3-Legged Race, Sack Races, Sandcastle Competition and Tug of War, Family Treasure Hunt Beach
11:15am Kids' Swim briefing On beach at start of Kids Swim, eastern side of swimming jetty


SunSmart Busselton Jetty Kids' Swim start

Start line at beach - in front of Equinox
11:45pm Swimmer category winners proceed to stage Main Stage - Amphitheatre
12:15 - 1:00pm Awards and formal presentations Main Stage - Amphitheatre
1:00 - 2:00pm Closing Concert with Daren Reid &The Soul City Groove  
 2:00pm Event concludes  

The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2019 is a smoke/alcohol/drug free event.

Please note the Programme is subject to change without notice