Indian Ocean Open Water Swim

Floreat beach, Sunday 1st December 2024

Indian Ocean Open Water Swim 2023
indian ocean open water swim 2022
indian ocean open water swim 2022
indian ocean open water swim 2022
Indian Ocean Open Water Swim 2023
indian ocean open water swim 2022
Indian Ocean Open Water Swim 2023
indian ocean open water swim 2022
Sun, 1st December 2024
500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km & 10km
minimum age
9 years old

Whether you're an experienced swimmer seeking a new challenge or a novice looking to explore the vast wonders of the ocean, Indian Ocean Open Water Swim offers something for everyone.


The 10km swim is a qualifier for Rottnest Channel Swim and Port to Pub.

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  • Entries are now open
  • Entries will close at 10 pm Thursday 28 November 2024.
  • Late entries will incur a surcharge from 10 pm 28th November. Entry fee plus $10
Register now


The course is a clockwise 1.25k circuit with a deep-water start.

  • 10km = 8 laps
  • 5km = 4 laps
  • 2.5km = 2 laps
  • 1.25km = 1 lap

The 500m course will be a shorter circuit. See map.

The support paddles will start along the backstraight and remain there until the shorter distances (1.25 & 2.5) are off the course.

Paddlers can then fully accompany their swimmers around the course.

The beach feeding zone is north of the start line. Swimmers must stay in the water, Floreat SLSC cannot provide feeders.

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Got questions? Check out our FAQs for quick answers. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us.

Is there a minimum age for swimmers?

Yes, there is a minimum age. As at the day of the event.

  • 500m - 9 years old
  • 1.25km – 11years old
  • 2.5km – 12 years old
  • 5km – 12 years old
  • 10km – 14 years old
Are there any event prizes?

Yes. Male and Female winners in each distance (except 500m) have a cash prize.

Do I need a paddler?

No, but they are highly recommended for 10km swimmers. Paddlers should be aware of other swimmers and to remain on the ocean side of the course until advised they can paddle the whole course.

If you don’t have a paddler and need to feed, you will need to have someone bring your drink/food to you in the water. You cannot leave the water and feed from the beach if you are wanting to use the swim as a qualifying swim.

Can I wear a wetsuit?

Yes, unless you are intending to register your 10km time as a qualifying swim. For further details see the link to the qualifying swims information.


The swim is at Floreat SLSC. There are 3 carparks but be aware it is a Sunday and nippers is on.

If you are running late you may struggle to park.

The club change rooms will be available for showers and a room to leave your bag if you wish.

What do I get for my entry fee?

Your entry fee covers swim cap, water safety, insurance, fruit, and water at the end of the race and timing. Please note there will be no timing bands. Your time taken when you cross the line and uploaded onto Webscorer.

If you enter the event and cannot swim for any reason, you are not entitled to a refund of the entry fee. If the event is cancelled due to adverse conditions where the race director considers it unsafe, refunds are not available.

If the event is cancelled but the organisers two weeks prior to the event refunds will be provided.