FAQ

What is the minimum age to compete?
Minimum age for events as follows:
2.5km & 5km - 12 years (calculated on race day)
1.25km - 11 years (calculated on race day)
250m "Try-It" - 8 years (calculated on race day)
There are no maximum age limits.

Can I wear a wetsuit or tri-suit?
The event is conducted under Masters Swimming Open Water Swim Rules (Download MSWA OWS rules 2016/2017). Swimmers must abide by these rules in order to be eligible for prizes. Regarding swimwear, the rules have recently changed to allow tri-suits and any swimwear other than a wetsuit. Swimmers may wear wetsuits however will not be eligible for prizes.If you have any further questions please contact us at info@swimthruperth.org

Can I bring my own paddler to the event?
Unfortunately, no. There will be a large contingent of event paddlers who will assist swimmers with their course bearings but individual /personal paddlers are not allowed and will be asked to leave the course.

Why isn’t the course starting at Elizabeth Quay?
Due to unsafe access to the river from Elizabeth Quay we have retained the circuit course from previous years for the 2017 Swim Thru Perth. We are working with the MRA to try and facilitate a safe entry point for the 5km swim in 2018.

Do I need to attend the Primary School I nominate to swim for in the 250m "Try-It" event?
No. Parents, siblings and friends can simply register to swim for a nominated Primary School and help to increase numbers towards their total.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my online donation to WADSA?
Yes you will. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and WADSA will email you a tax receipt after the event.

Where can I find photos of the event?
All photos of the Swim Thru Perth are located on the Claremont Masters Website Gallery pages: http://claremontmasters.org/photo-gallery/swim-thru-perth

If you have any further questions please contact us at SwimThruPerth or refer to the MSWA OWS rules 2016/2017