WA’s PREMIER COMMUNITY SWIM
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 Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXIII and will take place on Sunday 10th March 2019 at Coogee Beach, WA.
Perhaps most famous for being one of those rare and special community events which caters for all, it includes a beach walk, multiple swim distances, a post-swim community breakfast and a festival family atmosphere for all to enjoy, with swimmers aged from 8 years upwards and into their 90’s.
Offering three swim distances (250m Try-It, 750m Splash and 1,500m Classic) in pristine waters at Coogee Beach, the swim’s popularity and entry numbers continue to grow from year to year and the event has “sold out” in each of the last two years.
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 (First Wave)
8.45am (approx) – 1500m Race Starts (First Wave)
9.55am (approx) – Race Concludes
10.00am (approx) – Finishing Times Available
11.00am (approx) – Presentations
THE 250M TRY-IT TIMETABLE
Approximate timings for the 250m Try-It Swim are as follows:
6.45am – Try-It Registrations Open (John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point)
7.15am – Try-It Registrations Close
7.25am – Compulsory Try-It Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
7.30am – Walk to Try-It Start
7.40am – Try-It Swim Starts (First Group)
7.55am (approx) – Try-It Swim Finishes
All swimmers (pre-registered online) must report to the registration desks in the designated Check-In Area on the morning of the event between 6.45am and 7.45am to collect their race pack (timing band, race tattoo & swim cap).
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.
(A separate compulsory briefing for the 250m Try-It swim takes place at 7.25am also at the Woodman Point Jetty)
After the relevant briefing, swimmers walk from the Woodman Point Jetty along the beach to their start line – either at the Coogee Beach Jetty (1500m Classic), the designated marker buoy half way along the beach (750m Splash) or the 250m start line & marker buoy.
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.
The 250m Ty-It swim will be started in smaller groups.
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), which provides insurance and sanctioning of the event. 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.
(The City of Cockburn Community Big Breakfast)
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. Active Little Aussies will also be at the event to play games and encourage the younger kids to be healthy and active. These activities will take place at the Woodman Point Reserve and also on the beach during the swim. Kids aged 8-11 are also encouraged to have a go iat ocean swimming as part of the 250m 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
The minimum age for swimmers is 10 years old (for the 750m Splash swim) and 11 years old (for the 1500m Classic 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:
Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXIII is part of WOW Swims – the community swim series for all. WOW Swims are designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities to experience the thrill of open water swimming in a range of settings and over a variety of distances, and to encourage participation in community events as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Check out all the WOW Swims events here.
All swimmers who take part in Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXIII will earn points in WOW Swims series for the 1500m Classic and 750m Splash events. The 250m Try-It swim is not eligible for points.
1500m Classic – Prizes
- 1st Male & Female – $300 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal
- 2nd Male & Female – $200 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal
- 3rd Male & Female – $100 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal
- 1st Male & Female Wetsuit – $150 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal.
- 1st Male & Female in Each Age Group* – Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal.
*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.
750m Splash – Prizes
- 1st Male & Female – $150 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal
- 2nd Male & Female – $100 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal
- 1st Male & Female Wetsuit – $100 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal
- 1st Male & Female in Each Age Group* – Souvenir JTJXXIII Prize Pack & Medal
*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
Other awards are presented to:
- The Laurie Taylor Medal – A Medal of Encouragement & Inspiration Awarded to the Oldest Swimmer
- Youngest swimmer (excludes 250m Try-It swim)
- Closest to nominated time in 1500m Classic swim
- Closest to nominated time in 750m Splash swim
A selection of Spot Prizes are also awarded with the support of our event partners and sponsors and are allocated at random during the online registration process. Where possible, Spot Prizes will be distributed on the day of the event at the Check-In Area.
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.
2019 Finishing Times
All finishing times, results and certificates will be available immediately after the event through these links:
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 Full Breakfast
Fruit (water melon)
Hot cooked breakfast (bacon, sausage, egg, tomatoes, beans, mushrooms)
Tea/coffee and orange juice.
A special Kids Brekky Pack (banana, cereal box & juice box) is also offered for the young ones.
Freshly brewed cappuccino/coffees, cold drinks and snacks are also available to purchase separately from the Woodman Point Kiosk which will be open on event day at the John Graham Reserve.
WHERE WE ARE
The event takes place at John Graham Reserve, Nyerbup Circuit, Woodman Point, Coogee WA.
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 at O’Kane Court to the south of John Graham Reserve – enter off Cockburn Road.
You may enjoy a 1km walk to the main event area or catch one of our courtesy shuttle buses to and from the main event area. Please allow extra time to make sure you attend the Check-In Area which closes at 7.45am sharp.
The swim takes place in the ocean between the Woodman Point Jetty and the Coogee Beach Jetty.
Online Entries will OPEN on Thursday 1st November 2018 at 7.00am.
Registrations are only accepted through our secure online registration process OnReg operated by blueChip Timing.
Entries are capped – with a total limit of 1,200 swimmers in place for 2019. The event has “sold out” in each of the last two years so you are encouraged to enter online early. Late entries are NOT accepted in person on the day of the event if the event is “sold out”.
2019 Swim Entry Fees
1500m Classic – Early Bird $35*
1500m Classic – Discounted Family Entry $30**
1500m Classic – Standard $45
750m Splash – Early Bird $30*
750m Splash – Discounted Family Entry $25**
750m Splash – Standard $40
250m Try-It – Early Birds $10
250m Try-It – Standard $15
*Discounted Early Bird entries are available until 10:00 pm on Friday 1st February 2019, and all online entries close at 10:00 pm on Friday 8th March 2019.
Further discounts for families have proven a popular way to get the whole family involved and will again be offered in 2018. There is an option for a Family Entry during the Early Bird entry period only 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.
**With the help of our event sponsors, the cost of discounted family entries has been REDUCED since last year. The family discounts are also available until 10.00pm on Friday 1st February 2019.
Souvenir Merchandise for Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXIII will be available to buy online – this year there will be shirts, towels and a “combo-pack”.
Limited quantities will be available so order early to avoid disappointment!
2019 merchandise designs are currently being finalised and images of final items available will appear here soon.
Look out for the special discounted “Merchandise Combo-Pack” 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 years event is again generously assisted with funding from the City of Cockburn as the major supporting partner 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. As part of this partnership, we are pleased to be able to host a fantastic post-swim breakfast in the catering area which will again be known as the “City of Cockburn Community Big Breakfast”.
Our sincere thanks to Presenting Partners for assisting us again with the event. We welcome the contribution from each of the folwing Presenting Partners – Fremantle Ports, Port Coogee, ASB Marketing, HopgoodGanim Lawyers and Bindi Nutrition. Please support these great supporters of not only our event but the whole community.
Other Key Sponsors
Essential support is also received from other key sponsors who include The Chia Company, The Happy Snack Co, Dept. of Parks and Wildlife and Instant Toilets & Showers. This support from our sponsors contributes to the success of the event for all involved.
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.
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.
ASB Marketing is a Perth based promotional merchandise & marketing company established in 1992. We supply small, medium and large organisations with a wide range of quality branded promotional merchandise. We pride ourselves on being creative and using our extensive resources to provide you with successful solutions for your organisation. ASB has the largest and most comprehensive showroom in WA and welcome appointments to view our range of promotional merchandise first hand and to discuss your requirements in more detail. If you’re looking for promotional products, merchandise or corporate gifts – contact us today.
A full service commercial law firm with offices in Perth and Brisbane and on the ground support in China, we offer our clients commercially focused 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.
A true Aussie success story… it began in 2013 as Belinda Dennis fulfilled a need for something better in the sports nutrition market. In Belinda’s case, it was the availability of good quality, natural, healthy, Australian-made sports nutrition products that could support her passion for triathlon.
The only sports nutrition products she could find on the market that suited her requirements needed to be imported from the US. The idea to start a business here in WA was formed.
Belinda used her background in science to develop formulas for a Natural Sports Hydration drink containing a specific range of electrolytes, with low sugar (30% less than many other products on the market), with plant-based flavouring and no artificial colours, sweeteners or preservatives. She was interested in creating products appropriate to sports in the Australian climate, and that are absorbed quickly and, in turn, gentle on an athlete’s gut during intense endurance events.
Other Key Sponsors
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.