Our Biggest Open Water Event This Season!

17 January 2023

More than 600 open water swimmers participated at Coogee beach in the Open Water Swimming Series’ seventh round on Saturday and conditions were perfect!

In the 5km race, the swimmer who finished closest to the time of 1:33.20.6 won a prize money. Out of 87 competitors, Peter Berry was the lucky winner who finished at 1:34:08.9. Congratulations Peter!

For this round, Swimming WA teamed up with Richmond Wellbeing and Bouncing Back to promote positive mental health. On the day, CEO of Richmond Wellbeing Adrian Munro was interviewed, and he discussed the importance of mental health and how being part of a sporting club can be one of the best things to avoid mental illness problems in the future. Richmond Wellbeing brought down some goodies for participants such as hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, drink bottles and more.

Thank you, Cr Chontelle Stone, for representing the City of Cockburn, Swimming WA is very grateful for all the support for the event. A big thank you to our volunteers; Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club and Kwinana Swimming Club. The event couldn't run successfully without our volunteers. 

Our next event is on Australia Day at Busselton Jetty. The event is in conjunction with the Australian Open Water Championships and the Ocean Swim Festival. There will be lots of free family-friendly activities for spectators to enjoy such as food trucks, market stalls, entertainment and much more! Register for the Community Swim as it’s the final qualifier for the Rottnest Channel Swim and Port to Pub. For more information on the Community Swim, click the image below.

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