Virtual Rottnest Swim at Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre

The Virtual Rottnest Swim is returning to BRAC on Saturday 24 February 2018! Register as an individual, duo, team of four or a novelty team at the link at the bottom of this page.

Swim Description

Would you like to be part of one of the world’s largest open water swims, but swim in your local pool? Have you thought about swimming 20km from Perth to Rottnest? As a result of the interest in the Rottnest Channel Swim, the Virtual Swim was inaugurated to enable the wider community to participate and take part in a great event.

Race Details

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre and Swimming WA invites individuals and teams to compete in the 2018 Virtual Rottnest Channel Swim.

There are two separate events and an accrued distance:

1. The 20km Individual/Team Event for the serious swimmers. Individuals, duos or teams of four can compete in this event. An individual swim is open to all swimmers over the age of 14 years, and the team event is open to all swimmers over the age of 10 years on Saturday, 24 February 2018.

2. The 20km Novelty Event for the more social swimmers. Maximum team size is 10 with the swim open to all over the age of 10 years on Saturday, 24 February 2018. The swim will be conducted in your local pool and a distance of 20km will be swum. The 2018 VRCS will commence between 6.45am and 8.00am and finish no later than 6.00pm. The pool manager/event organiser will conduct the race briefing 15 minutes prior to the start.

3. Accrued 20km distance between 14 January, 2018 and 24 February, 2018

Individuals over the age of 14 years may accrue the 20km distance over a six-week period between Sunday, 14 January 2018 to Saturday, 24 February 2018. You can only choose this option if your local pool has agreed to manage this.


Swimmers are to register and make payment in one transaction. They can also purchase T-shirts during this transaction, and they can also pay for more than one category at a time.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to
  • Read instructions, waiver and terms and conditions
  • Choose appropriate category – individual, duo, team, novelty
  • Complete team details including team name, team captain and select what pool they are from
  • Complete swimmer details – each swimmer has the option to purchase official RCS merchandise (Tshirt)
  • Continue to payment section where they can either complete payment or enter another registration

Once completed, you will receive an email to your nominated email address confirming your registration. You must print this email and give to your pool manager for their reference.

Registrations and payment need to be submitted via the online facility by Friday 6 January 2018.

Days and Times for the event
Saturday, 24 February 2018, 07:00 AM
Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre, Cable Beach Rd East, Broome WA 6725
Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre
Tel: (08) 9191 8720
Web: Virtual Rottnest Swim 2018
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