COOGEE JETTY TO JETTY SWIM 24.5

 

 

 

 

 

COOGEE JETTY TO JETTY SWIM 24.5

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Covid-19 Update

Original plans to celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2021 have gone off course.  And like many events in the aftermath of Covid-19, we have had to adapt and innovate.

So with the 25th Anniversary on ice until 2022, we will be offering an exclusive bespoke event known as “JTJ 24.5” – custom-designed to include a number of changes necessary to comply with all relevant Health WA Directives and ensure the safety of our swimmers, volunteers and spectators at all times.

Entries are strictly limited so don’t miss out!  Come and join Daphne and our merry band of volunteers from Cockburn Masters to enjoy a fun swim at Coogee Beach for JTJ 24.5.

Thank you for your patience and support of WA’s premier community swimming event, as we cautiously (and safely!) navigate our way and continue playing our part in getting the community active again during uncertain times.

 

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JTJ 24.5, Coogee Beach, Sunday 7th March 2021

Bespoke EVENT CHANGES FOR 2021

We are super excited to offer a bespoke format for 2021 which allows us to confidently go ahead, help get the community active again and meet all of the new health and safety directives. We remain committed to delivering an event that focuses on safety, fun and fitness for the local community, especially Cockburn residents.

Regrettably, modifications have resulted in a few changes to our normal offerings. Most notably, swimmer entry numbers have been reduced, and we will be unable to offer cash prizes, kidzone activities or the big breakfast. 

JTJ 24.5 will offer two race distances:
– a 1500m Classic Swim (jetty to jetty), for a maximum of 500 swimmers
– a 250m Try-It Swim, for a maximum of 100 swimmers

And, like always, we will assemble a team of dedicated club volunteers and team up with amazing sponsors to have a lot of fun.

Make sure you are one of the 600 swimmers to experience this bespoke JTJ 24.5 event in Covid times. One to tell your grandkids about!

Event entries will be opening online in early November 2020.
Further details to follow.

RACE DAY GUIDE

1500m CLASSIC SWIM TIMETABLE

Approximate timings for the 1500m Classic are as follows:
6.45am – Check-In opens (John Graham Reserve, Woodman Point)
7.45am – Check-In closes
8.00am – 1500m Swim Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
8.10am – Walk along beach to 1500m start line
8.35am (approx) – 1500m Classic starts (1st wave)
9.45am (approx) – Swim concludes
9.45am (approx) – Finishing times available
10.15am (approx) – Presentations

250M TRY-IT SWIM TIMETABLE

Approximate timings for the 250m Try-It Swim are as follows:
6.45am – Try-It Check-In opens
7.15am – Try-It Check-In oloses
7.25am – Try-It Swim Briefing (Woodman Point Jetty)
7.30am – Walk along beach to Try-It start line
7.40am  – Try-It Swim starts (1st wave)
7.55am (approx) – Try-It Swim finishes
(Try It Medallions are given to participants inside the Finish Chute)

CHECK-IN

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).
Check-In desks close promptly at 7.15am (for the 250m Try It swimmers) and 7.45am (for the 1500m Classic swimmers), no exceptions.
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 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.

SWIM COURSE

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.

250m Course Map
1500m Course Map

RACE BRIEFINGS

All 1500m Classic swimmers MUST attend the Race Briefing which takes place around the Woodman Point Jetty at 8.00am.
A separate Race Briefing for the 250m Try-It swim takes place at 7.25am also at the Woodman Point Jetty.

START

At the conclusion of the relevant Race Briefing, swimmers walk from the Woodman Point Jetty along the beach to their start line.
The 250m Try-It start line is only a short walk and the 1500m Classic start line is located at the northern end of the beach next to Coogee Beach Jetty.
Both start lines are marked with inflatable duck marker buoys in the water.

WAVE STARTS

Wave starts of approximately 100-150 swimmers will be used at the 1500m Classic start line (based on nominated entry times).
The wave starting procedure is simple and will be explained fully at briefing.
The 250m Try-It swim will be started using wave starts, with approx 50 swimmers in each wave.

WATER SAFETY

Water safety is kindly provided by Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club and other land support/first aid is provided by St John Ambulance.

RACE RULES

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).

FINISH

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 BIG BREAKFAST

This year’s bespoke JTJ 24.5 event will unfortunately not be featuring the Big Breakfast as we focus on the extra arrangements required to ensure the health and safety of everyone taking part in the swim.
But do not fear – the community big breakfast and kids brekky bags will be back for our big 25th Anniversary event in 2022.

CITY OF COCKBURN KIDZONE

Similar to the Big Breakfast, JTJ 24.5 will unfortunately not feature the usual kidzone activities throughout the morning.
The face painters and Junior Goals activities will all be back in 2022.

Also, don’t forget kids aged 8 upwards can still take part in the 250m Try-It Swim.

PRESENTATIONS

All swim 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.

MINIMUM AGES & PRIZES

The minimum age for swimmers in the 1500m Classic swim is 11, with no upper age limit. All swimmers are eligible for category prizes, with all prize-winners announced during Presentations. For this extra special JTJ 24.5 event, no cash prizes will be awarded and wetsuit wearers will not be eligible for prizes. But, with the help of our sponsors, we are aiming to award medals and a small prize to overall and age group winners, where age group prizes are generally determined using 10 year age groups.

The minimum age for swimmers taking part in the 250m Try-It Swim is 8, also with no upper limit. All participants will receive a finisher’s medallion at the end of their swim.

 

WOW SWIMS

Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim 24.5 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.

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All swimmers who take part in the 1500m Classic swim will earn points in WOW Swims series.
The 250m Try-It swim is not eligible for points.

1500M CLASSIC PRIZES

A souvenir JTJ 24.5 medal and small prize will be awarded to each of the following winners:

  • 1st Male & Female
  • 2nd Male & Female
  • 3rd Male & Female
  • 1st Male & Female in each Age Group

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. No cash prizes will be awarded for the 24.5 event and wetsuit wearers are not eligible for overall or age group prizes.

OTHER PRIZES

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 in 1500m Classic 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.

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. 

RESULTS

FINISHING TIMES

 

All finishing times and race results for JTJ 24.5 will be available immediately after the event through blueChip Timing.
Relevant results links will be published here prior to the event.

COURSE RECORD HOLDERS

1500m Classic
Male Nicholas Rollo (2019) 15m 41.6s
Female Nikita Barsby (2003) 16m 53.0s

750m Splash
Male Rahul Jegatheva (2016) 8m 25.8s
Female Bianca Petite (2019) 9m 44.6s

EVENT INFORMATION

WHAT’S FOR BREAKFAST

Unfortunately – for the JTJ 24.5 event, it just isn’t possible for us to deliver the traditional City of Cockburn Big Breakfast on race day.
Fingers crossed, normal service will be resumed in 2022 when our army of club volunteers will again cook up a feast for everyone.
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.

WHERE WE ARE

 

The event takes place at John Graham Reserve, Nyerbup Circuit, Woodman Point, Coogee WA.

 

EVENT PARKING

 

Even though the maximum number of swimmers has been reduced for JTJ 24.5, there will still be a large number of visitors coming 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 7.15m sharp (for the 250m Try It swimmers) and 7.45am sharp (for 1500m Classic swimmers). No exceptions.

COURSE MAPS

 

The swim takes place in the ocean between the Woodman Point Jetty and the Coogee Beach Jetty.

ONLINE ENTRIES & MAXIMUM NUMBERS

 

Event entries for JTJ 24.5 are scheduled to open as follows:

Cockburn Residents – Early Bird & Family Entries – Monday 2nd November 2020
General Public – Early Bird & Family Entries – Monday 9th November 2020

Registrations are only accepted through our secure online registration process OnReg operated by blueChip Timing.

For JTJ 24.5, we are constrained by Health WA Directives in many ways so the “normal” maximum number of swimmers allowed in each of the two races has been reduced and the following entry limits apply:

– 500* swimmers in the 1500m Classic (jetty to jetty)
-100* swimmers in the 250m Try It Swim

*A maximum of 30% of these entry places will be available through a priority booking period for Cockburn Residents only from Monday 2 November 2020, then all remaining entry places will be available to the General Public from Monday 9th November 2020. Remember that these entry limits are significantly reduced from previous years when the event was “sold out” with around 1100 swimmers registered. With less entries available, enter online early so as not to miss out.

Late entries will NOT be accepted in person on the day of the event if the event is “sold out”.

 

 

ENTRY FEES

 

1500m Classic – Early Bird $35*
1500m Classic – Early Bird (Family Entry) $30**
1500m Classic – Standard $45
250m Try-It – Early Bird $13
250m Try-It – Standard $18

*Discounted Early Bird entries are only available until 10:00pm on Sunday 20th December 2020, and all online standard entries will close at 10:00pm on Thursday 4th March 2021 unless sold out prior.

 

FAMILY ENTRIES

 

Further discounts for families have proven a popular way to get the whole family involved and are again being offered for the JTJ 24.5 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 further discounts to individual entry fees, look out for the special “Family Entry” options when you enter online.

Note that all Family Discounts will only be available until 10.00pm on Sunday 20th December 2020.

 

SOUVENIR MERCHANDISE

 

Some limited quantities of souvenir Jetty to Jetty Swim merchandise will be available to buy online – including a high quality Lightweight Sueded Hoodie and a Softshell Vest , both proudly featuring the Daphne logo. 

 

PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 

The event could not take place each year without the generous support of our partners and sponsors.
Together our goal for JTJ 24.5 is to help get the community active again.

 

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. This year more than ever, their assistance is invaluable and reflects on their fantastic ongoing commitment to the local community. Our club has worked closely with the City in committing to hold this bespoke JTJ 24.5 event in 2021 despite these uncertain and challenging times impacting many events around WA.

We recognise the City’s desire for events to take place for the benefit of the local community and to try to get the community active again – and we are pleased to play our role by going ahead with Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim 24.5, a little different to normal but still providing a safe and hugely enjoyable community swimming event for Cockburn residents and the broader public to take part in.

 

MAJOR SPONSORS

 

Once again, we are very thankful for the significant contributions received from each of the following long term partners of this event – ASB Marketing, Port Coogee and HopgoodGanim Lawyers.

We are pleased to welcome back E3 Champion Formula as Official Hydration Sponsor to keep us all well hydrated at the finish line, and we acknowledge the fantastic support which we also receive from local sponsors Regis Aged Care, Sportzcorp and Blooms The Chemist.

 

SUPPORT SPONSORS

 

LifeCare Cockburn Central, Nutrition Works, The Happy Snack Co, Dome Port Coogee, Cockburn Cement, Instant Toilets & Showers, Vorgee and Dept. of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions are all 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 supporting the Jetty to Jetty Coogee Ocean Swim

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.

www.cockburn.wa.gov.au

MAJOR SPONSORS

ASB Marketing

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.

www.asbmarketing.com

Port Coogee supporting Jetty to Jetty Coogee Ocean Swim

Port Coogee

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.

www.portcoogee.com.au

HopgoodGanim Lawyers

HopgoodGanim Lawyers

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.

www.hopgoodganim.com.au

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.

www.fuel4sport.com.au

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.

www.bloomsthechemist.net.au

Regis Aged Care

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

www.regisagedcare.com.au

Sportzcorp

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 (admin@sportzcorp.com.au)

Enjoy other events coordinated by Sportzcorp www.christmas10k.org.au & www.champsofthebay.org.au

 

SUPPORT SPONSORS

LifeCare Cockburn Central

Lifecare Cockburn was established in 2017 as a multi-disciplinary allied health clinic that services the local community and promotes a healthy lifestyle based around exercise and wellbeing. The team includes physiotherapists, podiatrists, massage therapists, dietitians and sports medicine doctors. This multi-disciplinary approach helps them provide a holistic service to each patient, allowing them to achieve an active healthy lifestyle.

You can find them in the new state-of-the-art Recreation Centre where the Fremantle Football Club (Dockers) are based. The Cockburn ARC incorporates a gym, hydrotherapy pool, 25m and 50m swimming pools, water slides and six basketball courts.

They cater for everyone, no matter what age or stage of life you’re at. Whether you’re a new mum, an athlete, a tradie, or just after a healthier lifestyle, they can help you get better, feel better and stay better. They look forward to meeting you and helping you to live the life you love.

www.lifecare.com.au/cockburn

 

Nutrition Works

Nutrition Works provides practical and realistic nutrition advice so that long term lifestyle changes are achieved and enjoyed. The experienced team of Sports Dietitians provide up to date nutritional advice on sports, kids nutrition and weight loss.

www.nutritionworks.com.au

Happy Snack Co supporting the Jetty to Jetty Coogee Ocean Swim

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.

www.happysnackcompany.com.au

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

www.domecoffees.com

Cockburn Cement

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.

www.cockburncement.com.au

Instant Toilets supporting Jetty to Jetty Coogee Ocean Swim

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.

www.instanttoilets.com.au

Parks & Wildlife supporting Jetty to Jetty Coogee Ocean Swim

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.

www.dbca.wa.gov.au

Vorgee

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.

www.vorgee.com

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 250m Try It swimmers must all be a minimum of 8 years on race day.

 

Is there a maximum number of swimmers permitted?
Given the restriction under which this year’s Event will be required to operate, the following limit on entries will be applied:
1500m Classic – a maximum of 500 swimmers
250m Try It – a maximum of 100 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?
For this year’s Event, we have decided not to incorporate any cash prizes with our focus on hosting an Event to help get the community active again.
With the help of our sponsors, we are aiming to award medals and a small prize to overall and age group winners in the 1500m Classic, where age group prizes are generally determined using 10-year age groups.
For the 250m Try It, all participants will receive a special JTJ24.5 finisher’s medal.
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 1500m Classic will be allowed 1 hours 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.

 

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 that the entry limits are significantly reduced from previous years when the Event was “sold out” with around 1100 swimmers registered. With less entries available, 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. These necessarily impact the type, scale and conditions under which the event can proceed. For this year’s bespoke JTJ24.5, you will 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 and the new caps on the maximum number of swimmers taking part in the event will be strictly applied.
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. Despite all that, we are confident you will hardly notice these changes and the JTJ 24.5 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 5th December 2020 (ie. in the last 2 weeks before the Event).

 

What has happened to the 750m Splash and Community Big Breakfast & Kidzone which are normally part of the Coogee Jetty to Jetty Swim?
Because of the restrictions impacting the planning of this year’s Event, original plans to celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2021 have gone off course and we will be offering an exclusive bespoke JTJ 24.5 event instead – custom-designed to include a number of changes necessary to comply with all relevant Health WA Directives and ensure the safety of our swimmers, volunteers and spectators at all times
Regrettably, this year’s bespoke JTJ 24.5 event will unfortunately not be featuring the Community Big Breakfast & Kidzone, or the 650m Splash swim option, as we focus on the extra arrangements required to ensure the health and safety of everyone taking part in the Event.
Do not fear – the community big breakfast, kids brekky bags, face painters, Junior Goals and the 750m Splash will be back for our big 25th Anniversary event in 2022.

 

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.

 

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