Open Water Swimming Series: Australia Day Sorrento event is Rottnest Channel rehearsal

Open Water Swimming Series: Australia Day Sorrento event is Rottnest Channel rehearsal

THE biggest round of the Open Water Swimming Series returns to Sorrento on Australia Day.

Touted as the “official Rotto rehearsal”, it is the last chance for swimmers to complete a 10km run to qualify for a solo Rottnest Channel crossing.

More than 900 competitors are expected to participate.

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Events of 5km, 2.5km, 1.25km and 150m will also be available.

Events manager Natalie Woolfitt said she was excited to see the event grow. “It was such a great community event last year and we’re excited to… have more people enjoying the water again this year,” she said.

Register at www.openwaterswimming.com.au.