The annual “Coogee Jetty to Jetty” swim is organised by Cockburn Masters Swimming Club through a Sub-Committee which diligently plans and delivers the event on behalf of the club.
This year’s event is the Coogee Jetty to Jetty XXI and will take place on Sunday 12th March 2017.
Perhaps most famous for being one of those rare and special community events which caters for all, it includes a beach walk, the swim itself, a post-swim breakfast and a festival family atmosphere for all to enjoy, with swimmers ranging from 10 to right through to 85 years or more.
Offering two main swim distances (750 metres and 1,500 metres) in pristine waters at Coogee Beach, the swim’s popularity and entry numbers both continue to grow from year to year. For 2017, a new 250 metre “Try-It Swim” will be introduced which focuses on children aged 8 – 11 and novice swimmers looking to try a short ocean swim and join in the fun of the day.
Our club’s vision is “to provide the most enjoyable family-oriented open water swim in WA” so come along and see if we have succeeded!
Of course, a big thank you to our major sponsors for allowing us to make this event happen.
RACE DAY GUIDE
Approximate timings on race day are as follows:
6.45am – Registrations Open (John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point)
7.45am – Registrations Close
8.00am – Compulsory Race Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
8.10am – Walk along Beach to Starting Points
8.30am (approx) – 750m Race Starts
8.40am (approx) – 1500m Race Starts (First Wave)
9.50am (approx) – Race Concludes
10.00am (approx) – Finishing Times Available
11.00am (approx) – Presentations
THE “Try-It Swim” TIMETABLE
Approximate timings for our “Try-It Swim” are as follows:
6.45am – “Try-It” Registrations Open (John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point)
7.30am – “Try-It” Registrations Close
7.35am – “Try-It” Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
7.40am (approx) – “Try-It Swim” Starts.
7.55am (approx) – “Try-It Swim” Finishes
All swimmers (pre-registered online) must check-in at the Registration Desk on the morning of the event between 6.45am and 7.45am.
Please car-pool, walk or cycle to the venue if you have the opportunity.
Parking is at a premium, so arrive early and plan ahead.
The swim takes place in the ocean between Coogee Beach Jetty and Woodman Point Jetty and runs parallel to the beach in generally shallow water.
All swimmers MUST attend the Compulsory Race Briefing which takes place around the Woodman Point Jetty at 8.00am.
After the briefing, swimmers walk from the Woodman Point Jetty along the beach to their start line – either at the Coogee Beach Jetty (1,500m) or the designated marker buoy half way along the beach (750m).
Wave starts of approximately 100-150 swimmers will be used at each start line (based on entry times nominated). The starting procedure is simple and will be explained fully at briefing.
Water safety is kindly provided by Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club and other land support/first aid is provided by St John Ambulance.
A simplified set of Race Rules has been developed in conjunction with Masters Swimming WA (MSWA). View the MSWA OWS Series Local Rules here.
Swimwear rules are easy – basically, anything goes – with the exception of wetsuits (which ARE allowed with swimmers wearing wetsuits placed into a separate WETSUIT category for prizes).
All swimmers swim in the same direction towards Woodman Point Jetty and finish the race by swimming under an in-water finishing boom where a time is recorded.
Swimmers then make their way to the shoreline, through the finishing arch and into the recovery zone where fruit and cold drinks are available.
A full breakfast is served immediately after the swim for those who have purchased breakfast vouchers.
A special Kids Brekky Bag is also available for the young ones (containing a banana, cereal box and juice box).
Throughout the course of the event, there will be activities available for the younger kids – including music, face painting and a bouncy castle. These activities will take place at the Woodman Point Reserve and also on the beach during the swim. For 2017, kids aged 8-11 are also encouraged to have a go in the new 250 metre “Try-It Swim”.
After a short break in proceedings, prizes will be awarded and various other presentations made by officials in the Presentations Area of the Woodman Point Reserve.
We thank DPaW for allowing us to use the Woodman Point Reserve for the event and remind all participants that there are NO PETS ALLOWED either on the reserve or the beach.
AGE GROUPS & PRIZES
To comply with MSWA insurance rules, the minimum age for swimmers is now 10 years old (for 750 metre swim) and 11 years old (for the 1500 metre swim) and there is no upper age limit. All swimmers, including late entries on the day, are eligible for category prizes. With two separate races conducted and all prize-winners announced during Presentations, age group prizes in both races are determined using 10 year age groups. With the help of our sponsors, the following category and age group prizes (with a total prize pool value of over $5,000) are expected to be awarded:
- 1st Male & Female – $300 Cash, Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $50 Voucher
- 2nd Male & Female – $200 Cash, Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $40 Voucher
- 3rd Male & Female – $100 Cash, Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $30 Voucher
- 1st Male & Female Wetsuit – $150 Cash, Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $50 Voucher
- 1st Male & Female in Each Age Group* – Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $25 Voucher
*Age groups for race day prizes are 11-14, 15 – 24, 25 – 34, 35 – 44, 45 – 54, 55 – 64, 65 – 74, 75 and over , with all age groups determined using a swimmer’s age on the day of the race and gaining no other trophy (GNOT) rules also apply.
The 1,500m swim distance is our main event and it also forms part of the 2016/17 Livelighter Masters Open Water Swim Series. This means any Masters-affiliated swimmer will be awarded points as part of this series using MSWA’s standard 5 year age group rules after the event by MSWA. These 5 year age group results and MSWA points are NOT part of the event results announced on the day.
MSWA will publish these results and any queries about them should be directed to MSWA.
- 1st Male & Female – $150 Cash, Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $50 Voucher
- 2nd Male & Female – $100 Cash, Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $50 Voucher
- 1st Male & Female Westsuit – $100 Cash, Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $50 Voucher
- 1st Male & Female in Each Age Group* – Souvenir Prize Towel, Medal & $25 Voucher
*Age groups for race day prizes are 10-14, 15 – 24, 25 – 34, 35 – 44, 45 – 54, 55 – 64, 65 – 74, 75 and over , with all age groups determined using a swimmer’s age on the day of the race and gaining no other trophy (GNOT) rules also apply.
The 750m event is held to encourage participation by social swimmers, families and competitive swimmers of any age and ability. However, it does also form part of the 2016/17 LivelighterMasters Open Water Swim Series so MSWA points are also awarded in the 750m swim.
Other awards are expected to be presented to:
• Youngest Swimmer
• Oldest Swimmer
• Closest to Nominated Time in 1500m swim
• Closest to Nominated Time in 750m swim
A selection of Spot Prizes are also awarded with the support of our sponsors and are allocated at random during the online registration process. The Spot Prizes are generally made available to those lucky swimmers when confirming their registration on the day of the event.
A small number of other Major Spot Prizes may be announced during the Presentations after the swim.
All prizes are subject to change at the discretion of the event Sub-Committee.
Coogee Jetty to Jetty XXI – 2017
All finishing times, results and certificates will be available immediately after the event through these links:
1500 metre swim
750 metre swim
Full race results, finishing times and downloadable certificates (from 2011 onwards) are available by using the links below.
WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST
Always popular amongst swimmers, walkers and other spectators, breakfast can be purchased online with your swim entry and merchandise.
There is a wide selection on offer for breakfast to cater for all tastes and ALL of the following is included in the $15 Full Breakfast
Fruit (water melon)
Hot cooked breakfast (bacon, sausage, egg, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms)
Tea/coffee and orange juice.
A special $5 Kids Brekky Pack (banana, cereal box & juice box) is also offered for the young ones.
Freshly brewed cappuccino/coffees are also available to purchase separately from “The Caffeine Machine” who is will be onsite throughout the event.
A large number of visitors come to the area around Woodman Point on the day of the event quickly filling the main car park. With permission from DPaW, additional overflow car parking is available on the day of the event at several locations which will be designated by signs and controlled by volunteer parking attendants.
WHERE WE ARE
The event takes place at John Graham Reserve, Nyerbup Circuit, Woodman Point, Coogee WA.
Where does this go?
The swim takes place in the ocean between the Woodman Point Jetty and the Coogee Beach Jetty.
A course map can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Registrations are only accepted through our secure online registration process OnReg operated by Blue Chip Timing, with a limited number of late entries accepted in person on the day of the event.
2016 swim entry fees have been held at the same prices as 2015 and are:
- 1,500m Swim – Early Bird $30*
- 1,500m Swim – Standard $40
- 1,500m Swim – Late Entry $55
- 750m Swim – Early Bird $25*
- 750m Swim – Standard $35
- 750m Swim – Late Entry $55
*Discounted Early Bird entries are available until 11.59pm on Sunday 29th January 2017, and all online entries close at 11.59pm on Friday 10th March 2017.
Further discounts for families were successfully introduced in 2016 and will again be offered in 2017 so there is an option for a Family Entry for 2, 3, 4 or more family members to gain further discounts to individual entry fees. Look out for the special “Family Entry” options when you enter online.
Souvenir Merchandise for Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXI may be purchased online – shirts, caps and towels. Limited quantities will be available so order early to avoid disappointment!
Look out for the special discounted “Merchandise Pack” (shirt, towel & hat) when completing your online entry as it is great value.
The event could not take place each year without the generous support of our sponsors.
Major Event Partner
The 2016 event was generously assisted with funding from the City of Cockburn as the major supporting partner of our event through a significant partnership which has been developed over the last several years. Their assistance is invaluable and reflects on their fantastic ongoing commitment to the local community and we are working towards securing their support again for 2017.
Our Gold Sponsors will be announced soon, when we hope to welcome back Fremantle Ports , NextGen Health & Lifestyle Clubs, Port Coogee,The Holidayplanet Group and HopgoodGanim Lawyers and possibly some new ones.
Other Major Sponsors
Essential support was also received in 2016 from our other major sponsors ASB Marketing, Aqua Shop, The Chia Company, The Happy Snack Co, Dept. of Parks and Wildlife, Instant Toilets & Showers and Innaloo Discount Drug Store. This support from our sponsors contributes to the success of the event for all involved and the full 2017 sponsors will be announced as soon as we have finalised.
Major Event Partner
CITY OF COCKBURN
Building on solid historical foundations, the current Council’s vision is to ensure that the Cockburn of the future will be the most attractive place to live, work, visit and invest in, within the Perth Metro area.
Port Coogee offers you the best in coastal living with beautiful beaches, a world-class marina and a vibrant environment. Just 5km from Fremantle, Port Coogee offers a true neighbourhood way of life where residents can enjoy living in a safe environment with a strong community spirit. A variety of living options are available from low maintenance cottage lots, family-sized lots, premium waterfront lots, and exclusive island lots through to future apartments and penthouses.
NextGen Health & Lifestyle Clubs
Next Gen Health & Lifestyle Club, Perth South – a local, family friendly health club which caters to all families and individuals looking to improve their lifestyle in a clean, fun and friendly environment. Equipped with a world class gym floor, 60+ group classes a week, indoor and outdoor pool, spa/sauna/steam room facilities as well as tennis and squash courts everything you could want in a health club is located just around the corner. With expert personal trainers and friendly service there has never been a better time to come down and kick-start a new healthier you!
The WA Government’s trading enterprise which strategically manages the Port of Fremantle, Fremantle Port Authority is the largest general cargo port in the State and the fourth largest in Australia.
The Holidayplanet Group The Holidayplanet Group are one of Australia’s largest independent travel groups and has been operating for almost 15 years offering holiday packages, airfares and cruises departing from Perth. At The Holidayplanet Group our energy is devoted to giving all Australians the best possible prices on the best possible range of International and Australian holiday packages. To book or discuss your next holiday please either fill in an online enquiry form or phone 1300 729 595 www.holidayplanet.com.au
HopgoodGanim Lawyers is a full service commercial law firm with offices in Perth and Brisbane and on the ground support in China. We offer our clients commercially focussed advice, coupled with reliable and responsive service. With relationships dating back 40 years and industry leading expertise in key sectors driving local and international growth, we offer our clients strategic support across the full range of corporate and commercial legal services. We know that we offer the best client service in the legal profession. This was confirmed this year when HopgoodGanim Lawyers was independently voted Australia’s Best Law Firm and Best Professional Services Firm in the $50m – $200m revenue category in the 2015 Financial Review Client Choice Awards.
Other Major Sponsors
renowned countrywide in both swimming and triathlon circles for their expertise, professional solutions and leading edge swimming product , Aqua Shop brings a new dimension in Aquatic service. Aqua Shop is here to serve you and provide you with the best possible specialised aquatic solution specific to your personal requirements.
offering Promotional Products and more, ASB Marketing is a Perth based promotional merchandise & marketing company established in 1992 and supplies a wide range of quality branded promotional merchandise and a a full promotional products program that is tailored specifically to your needs.
INNALOO DISCOUNT DRUG STORE
Australian owned and operated, Discount Drug Stores is a leading discount pharmacy brand with over 130 stores nationally. Providing “Everyday Low Prices” on all prescription, health and beauty needs, as well as the traditional professional healthcare advice and services. Discount Drug Stores offers medicines at cheaper prices but without compromising service or professional advice. Check out the latest online catalogue or shop instore at Innaloo DDS on Ellen Stirling Boulevard, Innaloo.
THE HAPPY SNACK CO
The Happy Snack Co’s number one priority is to make you feel good about the snacks you eat. Their range of roasted Chic Peas and Fav-va Beans are 100% nut and gluten free and come with a 5 star health rating, so you know you’re making the right choice for you and your family.
THE CHIA COMPANY
Eat chia and run! Many athletes eat chia to improve their endurance, aid mobility and help with muscle repair. Chia seeds swell up when soaked in water and form a gel-like substance. This slows the conversion of carbohydrates into sugar, keeping your body fuelled for longer periods of time.
Australian grown wholegrain oats and sun ripened chia are blended with pure dried coconut milk and dried coconut flakes to give our ‘just add hot water’ Oats+Chia delicious creaminess that is dairy free.
DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND WILDLIFE
Formerly part of DEC, this new department focuses on nature conservation and the community’s enjoyment and appreciation of Western Australia’s world class network of national and marine parks.
INSTANT TOILETS & SHOWERS
A leading manufacturer and supplier of a complete range of portable sanitation products through their 5 star range of portable toilets and showers.