Round 6 - Sorrento


Sorrento is known to attract Open Water competitors from across Australia and around the world and is set to be bigger and better than ever this year. This event includes an official 10km rehearsal swim for people competing in the Rottnest Channel Swim. Times recorded in the 5km and 10km events can be used for qualification in the Australian Open Water Swim Championships (members only).

Paddlers are allowed at this event.

Further information regarding their use will be distributed in the competitors brief prior to the event


Sorrento Beach

Date of Event

Saturday 25th January 2014


1.25km, 2.5km, 5km & 10km

Cut-off time for 10km swimmers

The cut-off time for swimmers competing in the 10km event is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Timing Badge & Cap Pickup

Pre-registered competitors - Timing badge & cap collection will be open between 6:00-7:30am

Late registrations - A limit of up to 20 late registrations will be accepted on the day between 6:00-7:15am

During this process competitors will have their race numbers marked on their arms by our officials.

Note: These times will be strictly adhered to. If you arrive after the respective cut-off times you will not be allowed to race.

This is a water safety issue and is taken very seriously

Water Safety

Swimming WA will have support craft and personnel on the water and on the shore. We thank our partners; Surf Life Saving WA who provide equipment and staff to help us here.


To swim in a Swimming WA Open Water Swim Series event there are no restrictions on swimwear.

However if you are a Swimming WA member and wish to use your time to qualify for Nationals then you must adhere to Swimming Australia (SAL) Open Water By-Law 7 on swimwear. Please view here.

Race Briefing


Event Start Time



Swimming WA First Time Series Swimmers

First Time Series Swimmers automatically become an Open Water SWA member and gives you a $10 discount for future Swimming WA Open Water rounds.

However, If you are already a registered Swimming WA Member you can't registrer yourself as a first time series swimmer. You automatically go to the Swimming WA Member selection and have the discount provided.

First time 13/14 Series Swimmers

1.25km, 2.5km, 5km & 10km - $40                                                 

Swimming WA Member

1.25km, 2.5km, 5km & 10km - $30

Closing Date

Entries close at 5:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Course Maps

Click here for course map


The top three place getters in each age and gender category for each distance will be awarded medallions.

Spot prizes will also be presented throughout the event.

Event Information

  • All events will be using electronic timing
  • Includes the Official Rottnest Chanel Rehearsal Swim (paddlers may be used)
  • 5km & 10km times can be used for qualification in the Australian Open Water Swim Championships (members only)


Eligible Age Groups

1.25km Minimum age: 11yrs of age on day of compeition

2.5km Minimum age: 12yrs of age on day of competition 

5km Minimum age: 12yrs of age on day of competition 

10km Minimum age: 13yrs of age on day of competition