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 will be Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXIV and takes place on Sunday 8th March 2020 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 in pristine waters at Coogee Beach (250m Try-It, 750m Splash and 1,500m Classic), the swim’s popularity and entry numbers continue to grow from year to year. Over 1200 swimmers registered to take part in the 2019 event, and swim entries have been “sold out” in each of the last three 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 (Finisher Medals are presented at the finish line as swimmers complete their swim)
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.
Check-In desks will be closed promptly a 7.45am for safety purposes so please allow yourselves MORE than enough time to make your way from parking areas to the Check-In area or you may not be able to swim.
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.
The 750m Splash start line and 1500m Classic start line will both be marked by inflatable duck marker buoys called Danny & Daisy, one of them positioned in the water at each start line.
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 WOW Swims 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.
Don’t forget you will all swim past Daphne the Duck as you approach the finish boom – so give her a wave and say hello!
Swimmers then make their way to the shoreline, through the finishing arch and into the recovery zone where fruit, water and other hydration 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 cereal box, juice box and a piece of fruit).
Throughout the course of the event, there will be activities available for the younger kids – including music, face painting and other activities hosted by Junior Goals which will include an inflatable soccer goal on the reserve. Our event wants to keep encouraging 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 at ocean swimming as part of the 250m Try-It Swim.
After the swim, there will also be some games and a photo competition involving Daphne the Duck on the reserve so you can all have a bit of fun while organisers prepare for the presentations.
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 DBCA 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 XXIV 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 XXIV 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 JTJXXIV Prize Pack & Medal
- 2nd Male & Female – $200 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIV Prize Pack & Medal
- 3rd Male & Female – $100 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIV Prize Pack & Medal
- 1st Male & Female Wetsuit – $100 Cash, Souvenir JTJXXIV Prize Pack & Medal.
- 1st Male & Female in Each Age Group* – Souvenir JTJXXIV 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&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 – $50 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&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 event organisers.
Recipients of unclaimed prizes will be contacted after the event and given an opportunity to collect their prize on a designated post-event collection day. Prizes unclaimed after that designated collection day will be donated to a nominated local charity.
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 fruit juices.
A special Kids Brekky Pack (cereal box, juice box & piece of fruit) 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 DBCA, 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.
Online Entries will be opening on Friday 1st November 2019 at 6.00am.
Registrations are only accepted through our secure online registration process OnReg operated by blueChip Timing.
Entries will again be capped – with a total limit of 1,100 swimmers in the 750m/1500m races for 2020 (same cap as 2019).
Remember that swim entries for the event have “sold out” in all of the last three 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”.
2020 Swim Entry Fees
1500m Classic – Early Bird $38*
1500m Classic – Discounted Family Entry $33**
1500m Classic – Standard $48
750m Splash – Early Bird $33*
750m Splash – Discounted Family Entry $28**
750m Splash – Standard $43
250m Try-It – Early Birds $13
250m Try-It – Standard $18
*Discounted Early Bird entries will be available until 10:00 pm on Friday 31st January 2020, and all online standard entries will close at 10:00 pm on Friday 6th March 2020 unless sold out prior.
Further discounts for families have proven a popular way to get the whole family involved and are again offered in 2020. 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.
**Note that all Family Discounts will be available until 10.00pm on Thursday 31st January 2020.
Souvenir Merchandise for Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim XXIV will be available to buy online. In previous years, we have offered t-shirts, towels, a brushed peak cap and a drink bottle – all featuring Daphne the Duck!
Limited quantities will be available so order early to avoid disappointment!
We wish to express our sincere thanks to local cartoonist Brett McPherson who produced the two images which were incorporated into the 2019 merchandise. On ya Brett, we love them!
2020 merchandise designs have not yet been finalised. Products and designs will be announced when 2020 event entries open.
The event could not take place each year without the generous support of our partners and sponsors.
Major Event Partner
The year’s 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 Sponsors for assisting us again with the event. We welcome the significant contributions to the event received from each of the following Presenting Sponsors – Fremantle Ports, Port Coogee, ASB Marketing and HopgoodGanim Lawyers.
For 2020, we are pleased to welcome back E3 Champion Formula as Official Hydration Sponsor to keep us all well hydrated at the finish line.
Essential event support is also received from Gold Sponsors Regis Aged Care & Sportzcorp.
Silver Support Sponsors
Blooms The Chemist Port Coogee, Nutrition Works, The Happy Snack Co, Dept. of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions, Cockburn Cement, Dome Port Coogee and Instant Toilets & Showers are all Silver Support Sponsors for this year’s event.
This support from ALL of our generous sponsors contributes to the success of the event for all involved. We encourage you to support them whenever an opportunity arises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HopgoodGanim Lawyers is a full service commercial law firm. We operate nationally and internationally with a focus on Asia from our two key locations of Brisbane and Perth. We offer highly skilled and agile legal teams across key sectors and areas of practice. In all of our areas of speciality, our lawyers are recognised by legal publications as leaders in their fields. We are tenacious, trusted, no-nonsense professionals with a track record of delivering tailor-made solutions that exceed clients’ expectations. Our logical, rigorous way of working means we can manage large, complex projects as well as smaller concerns – all within tight timeframes.
E3 Champion Formula
E3 CHAMPION FORMULA has been scientifically formulated for high performance athletes. It’s premium blend of Protein, Electrolytes and Carbohydrates is designed to improve athletic performance by minimising the onset of fatigue, assisting the body with hydration, muscular recovery, improved endurance, reduced muscle soreness and cramping.
E3 CHAMPION FORMULA was created in collaboration with athletes from Australia, the USA and Europe. The product is manufactured from the finest Australian and New Zealand sourced ingredients to ensure the products purity, consistency and performance.
Regis Aged Care – The Support You Need
Regis aged care services provide our clients with the support you need to live life on your terms.
Our services include ageing-in-place, respite care, specialist dementia care and palliative care. We have 63 aged care facilities Australia wide offering healthcare support for people with various care needs.
At Regis, we offer a number of aged care service options for short stays, respite care as well as different levels of personal service and comfort with Club Service, Reserve and Classic to chose from at select facilities.
We are proud of our 20 years of experience in aged care and our special hotel-style services compliment our superior aged care support at our aged care facilities in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia
Sportzcorp provides a diverse range of support services to sporting events, associations, clubs and their members including event management, event services and consulting services.
Also part of the Sportzcorp team is Yellow Event Services (YES), a specialist event services business which has developed a reputation for expert and reliable execution of all aspects of planning, design, delivery and management services required by owners and organisers of mass participation sporting events in WA. YES aims to deliver high quality, consistent, safe and professional events for all stakeholders involved.
Contact us early in your event planning process to see how we may assist you with a range of services (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Silver Support Sponsors
Blooms The Chemist – Port Coogee
Our Blooms The Chemist team is proud to be a truly community-minded network of Pharmacies, providing the highest level of professional health service and advice to you and your family.
At Cockburn Cement we are committed to safe, sustainable production.
Helping to build strong communities in the areas where we operate underpins our community engagement program. We aim to support communities within our local area through an involvement in community programs, including supporting local schools, sporting clubs and other organisations. We provide sponsorships and donations to local community and not for profit organisations to support their important work. Through partnerships, we can help bring together community organisations to develop programs of significance and facilitate joint opportunities that will have long term benefits for the local area.
Directly and indirectly we support more than 2000 jobs, many of them in the region around our Munster Plant.
Dome Coffee – Port Coogee
Come along to one of the most spectacular locations in Perth, situated overlooking the stunning new marina at Port Coogee. Enjoy traditional coffee or something to eat from the classic menu, there is something for everyone. You can also “BYO”.
Dome Port Coogee is open from 6.00am to 9.00pm daily
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.
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.