25th ANNIVERSARY COOGEE JETTY TO JETTY SWIM
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Thank you to everyone who took part in last year’s bespoke Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim 24.5 – your support, positive feedback and gratitude expressed towards our swimming club for hosting that event has been overwhelming and Daphne is very humbled!
The next event will be a truly momentous one – the 25th Anniversary event – so mark these online entry dates in your diary now:
Cockburn Residents – Monday 1st November 2021 (restricted number of priority entry places only)
General Public – Monday 8th November 2021 (all remaining entry places until sold out)
This 25th Anniversary edition will incorporate all of the traditional features of this iconic event, including a choice of three swim distances (250m, 750m & 1500m), beach walk, Daphne the Duck, family discounts, kidzone activities and a community breakfast. Come along and help us celebrate the biggest and best Jetty to Jetty swim ever!
COMMUNITY EVENT PARTNERSHIP
This 25th Anniversary event is proudly hosted by Cockburn Masters Swimming Club in conjunction with Major Event Partner, the City of Cockburn.
Original plans to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in 2021 were blown slightly off course like many events in the aftermath of Covid-19. But plans are now in place to celebrate the biggest and best ever Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim in March 2022 and do justice to the 25th Anniversary event.
Event organisers continue to work closely with all key stakeholders to ensure the event is delivered in accordance with the relevant State Covid-19 Directives applicable at the time of the event – presently Phase 5. Some aspects of the event may require modifications at short notice if circumstances change and our focus will be on ensuring the safety of swimmers, volunteers and spectators at all times.
25th Anniversary Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim
Coogee Beach, Sunday 13th March 2022
RACE DAY TIMINGS
250M COMMUNITY TRY-IT SWIM
Approximate timings for the 250m Community Try-It Swim are as follows:
6.45am – Try-It Check-In opens
7.15am – Try-It Check-In closes
7.25am – Try-It Swim Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
7.30am – Walk along beach to Try-It start line
7.35am – Try-It Swim starts (1st wave)
7.55am (approx) – Try-It Swim finishes
Approximate timings for the 750m Splash are as follows:
6.45am – 750m Splash Check-In opens
7.45am – 750m Splash Check-In closes
8.00am – 750m Splash Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
8.10am – Walk along beach to 750m Splash start line
8.30am (approx) – 750m Splash starts (1st wave)
9.15am (approx) – 750m Splash concludes
10.15am (approx) – Finishing times available
10.30am (approx) – Presentations
Approximate timings for the 1500m Classic are as follows:
6.45am – 1500m Classic Check-In opens
7.45am – 1500m Classic Check-In closes
8.00am – 1500m Classic Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
8.10am – Walk along beach to 1500m Classic start line
8.45am (approx) – 1500m Classic starts (1st wave)
10.10am (approx) – 1500m Classic concludes
10.15am (approx) – Finishing times available
10.30am (approx) – Presentations
All registered swimmers must report to the Check-In area on the morning of the event from 6.45am onwards to collect their race pack (timing band, race tattoo & swim cap). The Check-In area is located on the grass at the John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point.
Check-In desks close promptly at 7.15am (for the 250m Community Try It swimmers) and 7.45am (for the 750m Splash and 1500m Classic swimmers), no exceptions.
Parking is at a premium, so arrive early and plan ahead. Please car-pool, walk or cycle to the venue if you have the opportunity.
It is IMPORTANT to remember that the Check-In desks will be closed promptly for safety purposes so please allow yourselves MORE than enough time to make your way from the parking areas to the Check-In area or you may not be able to swim.
A short Safety Briefing for the 250m Community Try-It swim takes place at 7.25am at the Woodman Point Jetty.
All 750m Splash and 1500m Classic swimmers MUST attend the Race Briefing which takes place at the Woodman Point Jetty at 8.00am.
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.
At the conclusion of the relevant Race Briefing, swimmers walk from the Woodman Point Jetty along the beach to their designated start line.
The 250m Community Try-It start line is only a short walk, the 750m Splash start line is at the half-way mark along Coogee Beach and the 1500m Classic start line is located at the northern end of the beach next to Coogee Beach Jetty.
All start lines are marked with inflatable duck marker buoys in the water.
The 250m Community Try-It swim will be started using multiple starting waves, with groups of approx 85 swimmers in each wave.
Multiple starting waves will also be used for the 750m Splash and the 1500m Classic (based on nominated entry times), with groups of approx 100-150 swimmers in each wave.
The starting wave 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), 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 and are not eligible for race 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 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.
CITY OF COCKBURN COMMUNITY BREAKFAST
You might recall that, because of the COVID restrictions in place, bespoke JTJ 24.5 earlier this year did not feature a breakfast.
The good news is that we are very pleased to be planning the return of a Community Breakfast as part of the 25th Anniversary event in March 2022 – but with a difference!
With the help of our major event partner, the City of Cockburn, the club would like to say a special THANK YOU by offering EVERY SWIMMER taking part in the 25th Anniversary swim a FREE breakfast roll after their swim.
The City of Cockburn Community Breakfast will serve over 1,000 bacon & egg rolls, will offer gluten-free and vegan options and will also make “cold serve” (yoghurt & fruit) options available. Participants may pre-purchase the “cold serve” option as well as additional breakfast rolls for accompanying family and friends for a small extra charge during the online entry process.
Freshly brewed cappuccino/coffees, cold drinks and snacks will still be available to purchase separately from the Woodman Point Kiosk which will be open throughout the morning of the event at the John Graham Reserve.
CITY OF COCKBURN KIDZONE
Also absent last year, the City of Cockburn KIdzone will reappear for the 25th Anniversary event, offering kidzone activities throughout the morning.
Face painters and Junior Goals activities will all be back in 2022 and a special treat for the 25th Anniversary will see our beautiful Mermaids making an apearance at the beach during the swim.
Also, don’t forget kids aged 8 upwards can still take part in the 250m Community Try-It Swim as well as enjoy these FREE kidzone activities on the day.
All finishing times will be available through blueChip Timing immediately after the swim and, after a short break, prizes will be awarded and presentations made by officials in the Presentations Area of the reserve.
JOHN GRAHAM 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.
SPECIAL EVENT – THANK YOU
With the help of our major event partner, the City of Cockburn, Cockurn Masters Swimming Club would like to say a special THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim over its first 25 (really 26) years!
Not just words, we are putting this THANK YOU into practice by including each of the following into the 25th Anniversary event.
FREE 250M COMMUNITY SWIM
250 places are being offered FREE in this year’s 250m Community Try-It Swim. What better way for ocean swimming novices and younger kids to be part of this special event. First-in best dressed, so enter online early for 1 of these FREE swim places.
And there’s more!
We are offering EVERY SWIMMER taking part in the 25th Anniversary event a FREE breakfast roll after their swim.
The City of Cockburn Community Breakfast volunteers will serve over 1,000 bacon & egg rolls, will offer gluten-free and vegan options and will also make “cold serve” (yoghurt & fruit) options available. Participants may pre-purchase the “cold serve” option as well as additional breakfast rolls for accompanying family and friends for a small extra charge during the online entry process.
FREE KIDZONE ACTIVITIES
After a COVID-enforced break last year, the 25th Anniveresray will feature FREE Kidzone activities to really turn your whole experience into a family day out. This yera we will have Face Painters, Junior Goals and a special anniversary treat – some beautiful Mermaids and their Pirate Handler. Look out of ourse for Daphne the Duck – our new mascot will be wandering around the venue and several inflatable versions of Daphne will be in the water marking your swim course.
1500m Classic – Early Bird $42
1500m Classic – Early Bird (Family Entry) $38
1500m Classic – Standard $52
750m Splash – Early Bird $36
750m Splash – Early Bird (Family Entry) $32
7500m Splash – Standard $46
250m Community Try-It Swim – Early Bird $FREE
250m Community Try-It Swim – Standard $FREE
MAXIMUM RACE NUMBERS
The following maximum number of swimmers (entry limits) will be permitted across the event:
250* swimmers in the 750m Splash
250* swimmers in the 250m Community Try It Swim
1,000* swimmers in the 1500m Classic (the traditional “jetty to jetty”)
ONLINE ENTRY DATES
Online entries for the 25th Anniversary event will be open as follows:
Cockburn Residents – Early Bird & Family Entries – Monday 1st November 2021 (1 WEEK ONLY)
General Public – Early Bird & Family Entries – Monday 8th November 2021 (1 WEEK ONLY)
Registrations are only accepted through the event’s secure online registration process (OnReg) operated by blueChip Timing.
*A maximum of 25% of swim entry places are available during a 1-week only priority booking period for Cockburn Residents from Monday 1st November 2021. Unsold priority entries and all remaining entry places will then be available to the General Public during the Early Bird booking period of 1-week only from Monday 8th November 2021.
If there are any entry places remaining at the ned of the Early Bird booing period, these will be made available to the General Public during a Standard Entry booking period which will run from Monday 15th November 2021until Thursday 10th March 2002, or until SOLD OUT.
Remember that all recent events have been SOLD OUT – in fact, places in last year’s JTJ24.5 1500m Classic event sold out on the FIRST DAY – so please make sure you enter online early so as not to miss out.
Late entries will NOT be accepted in person on the day of the event once the event is SOLD OUT.
Further discounts for families have proven a popular way to get the whole family involved and are again being offered for the 25th Anniversary event. 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 access to further discounts off the individual entry fees, look out for the special “Family Entry” options when you enter online.
Note that all Family Discounts will only be available during the Priority and Early Bird booking periods. No exceptions.
A unique limited edition Souvenir 25th Anniversary T-Shirt is currently being designed and will be available to buy through the online entry process, along with terrific new Hoodies, Caps and Beanies, all featuring a Daphne logo.
All pre-purchased t-shirts will be available for collection on race day and a limited number of t-shirts and other souvenir merchandise items will be for sale at the Merchandise Tent.
PRIZES & AWARDS
All swimmers are eligible for category prizes, with all prize-winners announced during Presentations. Wetsuit wearers are allowed in any race distance but will not be eligible for prizes.
For this special community event, no cash prizes are awarded and our aim is to encourage participation.
With the help of our sponsors, a medal and souvenir prize pack are awarded to overall winners and age group winners in both the 750m Splash and 1500m Classic, where age group prizes are generally determined using 10 year age groups.
There is no upper age limit in any of the swimming races, but the minimum age for swimmers in each race distances is as follows:
250m Community Try-It Swim – 8 Years
750m Splash – 10 Years
1500m Classic – 11 Years
WOW SWIMS SERIES
The 25th Anniversary Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim 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 the 750m Splash and1500m Classic swims will earn points in WOW Swims series.
The 250m Community Try-It swim is not eligible for points.
750M SPLASH & 1500M CLASSIC PRIZES
A souvenir JTJ25 medal and prize pack* will be awarded to each of the following winners in both the 750m Splash and 1500m Classic races:
- 1st Male & Female
- 2nd Male & Female
- 3rd Male & Female
- 1st Male & Female in each Age Group
Age groups for race day prizes are 14 & Under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65-74 and 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. No cash prizes are awarded for this event and wetsuit wearers are not eligible for overall or age group prizes.
*This year’s prize packs have been put together with the generous sponsorship support of ASB Branded Merchandise & Dome Port Coogee. Each prize pack includes a Daphne Premium Cotton Tote Bag, Daphne BBQ Utensils Set, Daphne Vaccuum Drink Bottle & $25 Dome Gift Voucher – that’s every prize pack valued at over $75.
Other awards are presented to:
- The Laurie Taylor Medal – A Medal of Encouragement & Inspiration Awarded to the Oldest Swimmer
- Youngest swimmer
- Closest to nominated time – 1500m Classic
- Closest to nominated time – 750m Splash
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.
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.
All finishing times and race results for JTJ25 will be available immediately after the event through the following blueChip Timing links:
Finishing times from previous Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim events are also available through the blueChip Timing website by searching past event details.
VENUE & PARKING
WHERE WE ARE
The event is located at John Graham Reserve, Nyerbup Circuit, Woodman Point, Coogee WA with all swimming races taking place in the pristine clear waters of Coogee Beach between the Coogee Beach Jetty and the Woodman Point Ammo Jetty.
With over 1,200 swimmers expected to take part in the 25th Anniversary event, there will be a large number of visitors coming to the area around Woodman Point on the day of the event and the main car parks at John Graham Reserve will fill quickly.
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. This arrangement has been used in past years successfully – 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 7.15m sharp (for the 250m Community Try It swimmers) and 7.45am sharp (for 750m Splash and 1500m Classic swimmers). No exceptions.
PARTNERS & SPONSORS
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 event 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.
Our club continues to work closely with the City when hosting this iconic community event.
We are pleased to play our role in keeping the community active and – especially for this memorable 25th Anniversary event – to “give back” in the form of a free community breakfast and free 250m community swim. As always, our aim will be to deliver a safe and hugely enjoyable community swimming event for Cockburn residents and the broader public to take part in.
Once again, we are very thankful for the significant contributions received from each of the following long term partners of this event Port Coogee and HopgoodGanim Lawyers.
Reinforcing the benefit of long term relationships built through this event, we are delighted to welcome back all of last year’s Major Sponsors – local businesses ASB Branded Merchandise, Blooms The Chemist, Sportzcorp and Fuel4Sport – official supplier of E3 Champion Formula, keeping us all well hydrated at the finish line. And a very special welcome to new Gold Sponsor – Stirling Capital.
We acknowledge the fantastic support which we continue to receive from all of these sponsors as they join us again to give back to the local community.
We thank Aubin Grove Physiotherapy, Nutrition Works, The Happy Snack Co, Dome Port Coogee, Fiski, Instant Toilets & Showers, Vorgee, Favazzo Mechanical Repairs and Dept. of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions who are all Support Sponsors for this year’s event.
For several years now, Steven Powell and the photographic team at The Nomad Company have been taking great photos of our iconic event as Official Photographer. We are excited to welcome them back for the 25th Anniversary event.
Check out some of the past event photos here
This support from ALL of our generous partners, sponsors and official service providers 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.
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.
ASB Branded Merchandise
You know the power of a lasting first impression. So, it makes sense to ensure that your brand ‘Looks Brilliant’. At ASB, you get to partner with a team of fun-loving folks who are highly experienced and their dream-team recipe ensures every brand looks its best. ASB’s service model is the perfect storm of creativity, sustainability, tailored solutions, impeccable in-house design, quality products and customer service. As a member of the Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA), ASB can source the latest merchandise from all over the world and specialise in customizing products for their clients. Driven by an ethos of sustainability, ethical supply chains, going green, sourcing an increasing amount of carbon-free and palm-oil free products and seeking partnerships with companies who have an anti-slavery policy; it is ASB’s mission to do their best.
Now, take a deep breath, visualise your brand looking and feeling its best and get in touch with the ASB team. Like they have with our event, they are ready to help you – Looking Brilliant has never been easier.
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.
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 (email@example.com)
Stirling Capital – Windfall Residences
At Stirling, we’re committed to putting people where they belong – at the centre of everything we do.
When it comes to the needs of our customers, we don’t just consider the here and now, but plan into the future. Stirling developments create lasting value through high-quality design and inclusions, spacious apartments, and world-class amenity. We’re proud to challenge what’s expected of us and work closely with our customers, communities and partners to deliver ongoing benefits.
Stirling’s new apartment development in Port Coogee, Windfall Residences, has been crafted with a people first and foremost philosophy: how they live, interact, and connect within spaces to continue to build on and grow the positive community within Port Coogee.
Fuel 4 Sport
Fuel4Sport believes that sport plays a critical role in the promotion of positive behaviours, a healthy lifestyle and achieving your best. With the help of strategic partners who share this vision, Fuel4Sport aims to support clubs and organisations in the moulding of our current and future generations through dedication, achieving goals and sportsmanship.
Proudly continuing its support of the Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim, Fuel4Sport offers a range of products to use before, during and after your race including E3 Champion Formula (“E3”), whey protein, energy bars and gels.
E3 drinks will be available for all swimmers in the Recovery Zone as you finish your swim, and Fuel4Sport will also have a full product range on display at the event.
E3 is a premium sports drink designed to help you achieve your best. The premium blend of carbohydrates, electrolytes and protein, is designed to increase performance, sustain energy, optimise hydration and boost recovery. It’s everything a champion needs. Developed in Perth, Western Australia and made from the finest quality ingredients, E3 is quickly becoming the go-to product for athletes that want to take their performance to the next level and is perfect for our ocean swimmers.
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 ChickPeas and Fava 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.
Aubin Grove Physiotherapy
Aubin Grove Physiotherapy (AGP) is a premium physiotherapy clinic that opened in 2010 and has grown extremely quickly to be one of the busiest physiotherapy clinics in the local area. The clinic boasts a fully equipped rehabilitation gym, Pilates equipment and several consultation rooms. AGP uses modern equipment, hires only skilled and motivated Physiotherapists and has knowledgeable and friendly reception staff to best help you manage your complaint and exceed your goals.
AGP’s goal is to ensure that you understand your injury and what needs to be done to make a full recovery. All staff are highly trained and pride themselves on accurate diagnosis and thorough treatment programs. AGP uses only evidence-based treatment techniques and continually trains staff to keep up to date with the latest developments in physiotherapy.
With a strong focus on exercise-based rehabilitation, AGP prides themselves on promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices with all of their clients and are here to help you meet your goals! Visit the AGP team in Sponsors Alley on race day.
Instant Toilets & Showers
Instant Toilets & Showers are dedicated, portable sanitation specialists, offering a complete range of products and services. They are the leaders in the manufacture, hire and servicing of these products and specialise in high quality solutions for all situations.
Instant Toilets & Showers have a proven track record of providing their range of products and services to many different industries and the experience to manage all aspects of your portable sanitation requirements. Their range includes Six Star VIP suites, Portable Toilets, Disabled Accessible Products, Site Toilets, Portable Showers, Ensuites, Toilet Blocks, Ablution Blocks, Men’s Urinals, Portable Handwashing and Water Tanks and Pumps.
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
WA locally-owned and managed company, Gemma and her team have introduced FISKI Flyers and FISKI Hunters – to fill a gap in the market for funky, fun, well fitted affordable goggles that didn’t fog or leak, but more importantly didn’t cost a fortune.
Feedback thus far has been awesome! So many incredible athletes and budding athletes use FISKI as their goggle of choice. They have crossed the Rottnest Channel, the English Channel and Lake Argyle which isn’t bad going since the first goggle was sold about 2 years ago!
We want everyone to have access to comfortable, cool goggles at an affordable price. The FISKI range has been expanded to include, little kids, big kids and adults. They have become the goggles of choice for many incredible swimmers. Try them now!
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions
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.
Vorgee, an Australian owned and managed company, was established in 2005 to fill a gap in the aquatics market – the need for an all-encompassing aquatics company, one which offered products for those getting into a pool for the first time through to the competitive swimmer.
Made up of an experienced team, Vorgee set out to do just that – create a product for everyone, regardless of whether they purchase for style, performance or price.
The passion and desire of the Vorgee team to make high quality swimming products and swim gear accessible and easy to understand for all, has led to Vorgee becoming one of Australia’s leading and most preferred aquatic brands.
Q & A
We hope that the information set out elsewhere on this website has answered most of the questions you might have about the Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim.
Some of the more common questions are answered below, but if you cannot find what you are looking for on this website, please complete the Contact Form and one of the organisers will respond to you directly.
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 is the minimum age for swimmers?
All 1500m Classic swimmers must all be a minimum of 11 years on race day.
All 750m Splash swimmers must all be a minimum of 10 years on race day.
All 250m Community Try It swimmers must all be a minimum of 8 years on race day.
Is there a maximum number of swimmers permitted?
1500m Classic – a maximum of 1,000 swimmers.
750m Splash – a maximum of 250 swimmers.
250m Community Try It – a maximum of 250 swimmers.
These limits may be revised at the organiser’s discretion (up or down) if Health WA Directives are significantly altered between now and the time of the event.
Are there any Event prizes?
No cash prizes are awarded at this community event as our aim is to encourage participation.
With the help of our sponsors, overall winners and age group winners in both the 750m Splash and 1500m Classic will receive a medal and souveir prize pack, where age group prizes are generally determined using 10-year age groups.
Also, with the support of our Event sponsors, there will be a number of spot prizes randomly allocated to swimmers on race day, and used in pre-event promotions.
Are there time limits for the Event?
All swimmers in the 750m Splash and 1500m Classic will be allowed 1 hour 10 mins from the start of their respective wave to complete their swim.
What does my entry fee cover?
Your entry fee includes public liability insurance (not personal accident insurance), water safety, electronic timing, a swim cap, a race number tattoo, fruit and water at the end of the race, and a place in WA’s premier community swim in the safe and pristine waters of Coogee Beach. To commemorative the 25th Anniversary event, there are FREE kidzone activities for your kids to enjoy and ALL SWIMMERS will also be provided a bacon & egg roll as part of the FREE community breakfast
Will late entries be available on race day?
Late entries will not be available on race day if the Event is sold out prior.
Remember recent past events have sold out – the 2021 event sold out on the FIRST DAY – so make sure you enter online early so as not to miss out.
How will Covid-19 impact planning and delivery of this year’s Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim?
All of this year’s Event approvals have been granted on the condition that the event is delivered in compliance with State Emergency Management Covid-19 Directions and Department of Health Covid Safety Guidance – currently Phase 5. These necessarily impact the type, scale and conditions under which the event can proceed and you may notice subtle differences in how we are required to deal with Check-In, tattooing of swimmers, briefings, sponsor activations, start/finish chute and recovery zone. Guidance around social distancing will also be conveyed to you pre-event and on race day.
Our focus will be on compliance with all relevant Directives at all times and ensuring the health and safety of our swimmers, volunteers and spectators remains our highest priority. Just like JTJ24.5, we are confident you will hardly notice these changes and the 25th Anniversary event will be one of your most fun and enjoyable community swimming events of the season.
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.
Generally, if an enforced cancellation is confirmed on/before Sunday , the organiser will use best endeavours to refund up to 50% of entry fees, provided that all other Event contractual commitments have been met first.
There will generally be no refunds possible if the enforced cancellation is confirmed after Saturday 26th February 2022 (ie. in the last 2 weeks before the Event).
Will Daphne be making an appearance on race day?
Yes of course – she will be in prime spot anchored in the water and welcoming all swimmers into the approach to the finish line.
25th Anniversary Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim
Coogee Beach, Sunday 13th March 2022