Registrations for 100th Swim Thru Perth open

Swimmers Susie Forte, Joy Johnson and Tom Dobrzanski on a bus that will transport swimmers next year
Swimmers Susie Forte, Joy Johnson and Tom Dobrzanski on a bus that will transport swimmers next year

REGISTRATIONS for the 100th Swim Thru Perth event that will take place on January 20 are open.

Run by the Claremont Masters Swimming Club, the centenary event is open to families of all ages with the introduction of the 250m ‘Try It’ swim for children from age eight.

Money raised from this year’s event will go to Telethon Speech and Hearing, which has partnered with Swim Thru Perth to launch a colouring-in competition where children can win prizes from Claremont Quarter.

Swim Thru Perth started in 1912 and has been swum and won by event patron Shelley Taylor-Smith, who first swum at age 12, and property developer Nigel Satterley, who now sponsors the event.

The 2019 swim starts west of Elizabeth Quay and finishes at Matilda Bay.

Swimmers will be transferred by bus from Matilda Bay to the starting point.

Register for the swim and enter the colouring competition at http://www.swimthruperth.org.