Beach to Bay Virtual Swim 2018 at BRAC

Have you ever wondered how far it would be to swim from Broome’s beautiful Cable Beach, around Gantheaume Point, to Town Beach in Roebuck Bay?

Well, the answer is 20km, and that’s the distance of the inaugural Beach 2 Bay Virtual Swim coming to Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre on Sunday 8 April.

Shire of Broome Manager Sport and Recreation, Casey Zepnick, said the event would be held entirely in the BRAC swimming pool and was designed to replicate the distance to swim from Cable Beach to Roebuck Bay but without the logistical and safety challenges.

“The Beach 2 Bay Virtual Swim is aimed at swimmers of all abilities, with categories for solo swimmers, duos, teams of four, or novelty teams of up to 10 members for those just starting out,” Mr Zepnick said.

“BRAC has previously hosted the Virtual Rottnest Channel Swim but we felt that Broome deserved its own event, and that the concept of swimming the distance from Cable Beach to Roebuck Bay was a more relevant challenge for local people.”

For anyone wanting to get some training in beforehand, BRAC offers an Adult Swim Program on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm to 7pm with a coach to offer training and stroke correction.

The Beach 2 Bay Virtual Swim event briefing is at 7am on Sunday 8 April before swimmers hit the water at 7.15am, with supporters and spectators welcome.

Entry forms are available at the link below, from BRAC on 9191 8720 or, or Broome SportsPower stores. 

Days and Times for the event
Sunday, 8 April 2018, 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
$15 adults, $10 juniors/concession
Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre, Cable Beach Rd East, Broome WA 6725
Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre
Tel: (08) 9191 8720
Web: Beach 2 Bay Virtual Swim 2018 - Registration Form.pdf
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