FAQ

What is the minimum age to compete?
Minimum age for events as follows:
3.5km - 12 years (calculated on race day)
1.6km - 11 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 (See WOW Swims Rules). Swimmers must abide by these rules in order to be eligible for prizes. Regarding swimwear, the rules allow tri-suits and any swimwear other than a wetsuit. Swimmers may wear wetsuits, but will not be eligible for prizes.If you have any further questions please contact us at [email protected]

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.

I’m entered in the 3.5km Challenge. How do I get to the start line?
The buses are back!!! All competitors in the 3.5km Challenge will be taken by bus from the registration area at the UWA Water Sports Complex on Hackett Dr to the start line in the city. All personal items other than those used for swimming must be left at the registration area.

Can I enter more than one event?
No, as both events will be starting at approximately the same time.

Where can I find photos of the event?

Check the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/swimthruperth

If you have any further questions please contact us at SwimThruPerth or refer to the WOW Swims Rules