Champs of the Bay Swim
Sunday 26th February 2023
Thomson Bay, Rottnest Island WA
(the day after the Rottnest Channel Swim)
Event check-in from 7:30am to 8:45am
First race starts at 9:00am
150m Simmos Splash
150m Simmos Splash | 300m Dash | 450m Classic | 600m Olympic
For kids aged 7 to 14 years (on day of event)
ALL swimmers registering online* will receive a voucher code for FREE return ferry travel with their confirmation of entry. Ferry codes are redeemable online for travel from Fremantle with Rottnest Express, the official ferry operator for this event.
A small number of tickets for travel from/to Hillarys are also available on request from the organisers - first in best dressed!
ALL swimmers will receive a "race pack" which includes vouchers for a FREE round of Mini Golf at Rottnest Movies & Mini Golf, a FREE Simmo's Ice Cream at The Lane Cafe plus spot prizes, bonus vouchers and other promotional giveaways .
Early Entry Online*
Standard Entry Online*
Race Day Late Entry
All of this PLUS MORE !
- discounted ferry travel for accompanying friends and family
- free Champs of the Bay gift from Sportzcorp & ASB Branded Merchandise
- race tattoo
- souvenir swim cap
- specially-designed Champs of the Bay finisher's medal
THE BEST VALUE FAMILY DAY OUT IN 2023
Congratulations to everyone who took part in each of past Champs of the Bay events - 2023 is our 5th event and is shaping up to be the biggest and best one yet.
Results are available immediately after the races have finished.
If you are interested in your swim time, check out the times recorded thanks to blueChip Timing, one of our terrific event supporters. But most of all, we hope you all had FUN ....
Check out these amazing photos taken by official event photographer for Champs of the Bay 2020, Aussies in Action.
Late Entries/Walks Up
Available on Sunday Morning from 7:30
All swimmers are required to check-in at the Event Area between 7:30am and 8:45am
At check-in, swimmers will receive a race pack containing a race tattoo, swim cap & a selection of goodies courtesy of our sponsors
A short safety briefing will take place at approx 8:45am
The first race (150m Simmos Splash) will commence at 9:00am and will be fully completed before the next race starts
Subsequent races will follow one by one in the following order - 300m Dash, 450m Classic & 600 Olympic
Parent swimmers are allowed as "chaperones" for their kids in the 150m Splash race
All races will be fully completed before the next one starts
All swimmers will receive a finisher's medal
The above Course Map is indicative and subject to change by agreement with RIA
Full event details will be emailed to all swimmers prior to the day of the event
What is the minimum & maximum age for swimmers?
All swimmers entering the event must be a minimum of 7 years on race day, and the maximum age on race day is 14 years.
What swimwear can I wear?
There are no set swimwear rules, so basically anything goes!
Wear your boardies, rash vests, cover-ups and all other types of swimwear - whatever you are comfortable swimming in!
What can't I wear?
For safety reasons, swimmers aren't allowed to wear heavy items of jewellery, watches or fitbit devices.
No paddles, fins, flotation devices or swimming aids can be used.
What does my entry fee cover?
All entry fees include water safety, a swim cap, a race number tattoo, fruit and water at the end of the race and a finisher's medal plus discounted return tickets for accompanying family & friends.
All swimmers registering online will receive a complimentary return ferry ticket.
All ferry tickets booked using event-specific ticketing codes shall be subject to the standard terms & conditions of the event's ferry operator accepted at the time of booking.
Will late entries be available on the day of the event?
Subject to availability, yes late entries will be available on race day but we highly recommend entering online during the "early bird" registration period to avoid disappointment as there is a limit on the number of swimmers in each event distance to ensure safety and enjoyment for all.
Is there any water safety in place?
Yes, the course is fully supervised with numerous safety personnel positioned throughout the course - standing, wading, swimming and paddling on boards. The swim is unchaperoned - though chaperones may be permitted at the discretion of the event manager on the day if necessary.
Are there any event prizes?
This event will not have any performance-based prizes .
Our aim is to encourage participation in this unique kids swim and provide ALL kids who take part with a fun experience of swimming a race in the ocean. With the support of our event sponsors, there will be a number of spot prizes randomly allocated to competitors and all swimmers will receive a selection of discount vouchers to help make their Family Day on the island really enjoyable.
Are there any time limits for the events?
No, there are no time limits in place and each race distance will be completed in full, with all swimmers exiting through the finish chute, before the next race distance starts.
If I withdraw from the Event, will I be entitled to a refund of my entry fee?
Any registered swimmer withdrawing from the Event for any reason will not be entitled to an entry fee refund.
With the permission of the organiser, a transfer of a swimmer’s registered entry to a nominated replacement swimmer may be permitted.
If there should be a cancellation of the Event because of weather or other adverse conditions, will I be entitled to a refund of my entry fee?
For any cancellation of the Event in such circumstances, there will be generally be no refund of entry fees.
If there should be a cancellation of the Event in order to comply with any local, State or Federal directives regarding Covid-19, will I be entitled to a refund of my entry fee?
For any cancellation of the Event in such circumstances, entry fee refunds will be considered at the organiser’s discretion with a view to balancing the Event's commitments to all key stakeholders involved, including swimmers, sponsors, Event suppliers and service providers.