Summer Flashback: Rottnest Swim – a challenging success!
Regarded as Western Australia’s most gruelling ocean swim, the Rottnest Channel Swim 2015 took place this year on Saturday 21st February. Navigating choppy seas, scorching sun and an early start, rescuers and participants alike took to the challenge head on. With just under 20km of ocean between Cottesloe Beach and Thomson Bay on Rottnest Island, Fremantle Sea Rescue volunteers were happy to be on hand to help.
Our volunteers worked as support radio operators at Channel Swim Base, as crew on rescue boats and jet skis, as well as aiding with compliance for the competition. With nearly 2400 swimmers making it to the finish line this year, it was a successful, but tumultuous event.
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