Port to Pub swim: registrations open for 2017 Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island swim

Port to Pub swim: registrations open for 2017 Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island swim

REGISTRATIONS are open for the 2017 Port to Pub swim.

Di Twigg, who made the crossing from Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island in more than 10 hours this year, helped launch the second annual event on Friday.

The veteran swimmer who competed against Olympians Eamon Sullivan, Jim Piper, Travis Nederpelt and Adam Lucas, and Australian champions Mark Riley and Bobby Jovanovich, will enter again next year.

Port to Pub president Ceinwen Roberts said the range and diversity of swimmers were integral to the inaugural event’s success.

“When we reflect on our first event, it is always about the amazing swimming community and an atmosphere that was spurred by ordinary people being part of a something much, much bigger,” she said.

“The Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub is really about Western Australia’s amazing lifestyle, its incredible waters and, of course, the opportunity to swim to beautiful Rottnest Island.

“The Port to Pub also pays homage to the first race across the Rottnest Channel from North Fremantle in 1956, and the swim is open to solos, duos and teams of up to six; making it more accessible to recreational swimmers.

“In 2016, we introduced a 25km ultramarathon swim, which is the longest swim in Australian and aims to attract people from all over the world looking to compete on a national and international circuit.”

Port to Pub

When: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Entry: Early bird entry $275 solo, $480 for duos, $880 for teams of four and $1320 for teams of six

Website: www.porttopub.com.au