Image credit: Clip Media Motion. Swimmers at the Port to Pub start line, Leighton Beach, North Fremantle WA.
The Channel 7 Port to Pub with Hotel Rottnest is an open water swimming event in Perth, Western Australia, designed to cater for the increased demand for long distance swimming and the interest from local, interstate and international swimmers to cross the iconic Rottnest Channel.
The swim comprises two races over two distances from Leighton Beach to Rottnest Island - a direct crossing (19.7km) and a 25km ultra-marathon. The swim is open to solos, duos, and teams of four and six. It begins at Leighton Beach outside Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club and finishes at the Hotel Rottnest.
The 25km ultra-marathon swim is open to qualified solo swimmers. It is the longest open water swim on offer in Australia, and one of the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. Spectators are welcomed to send off the swimmers at the Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club, Leighton Beach from 5.30am – 7.15am.
The aim of the race is to attract world-class, elite swimmers to compete in the Port to Pub as part of the world calendar for marathon swimming.
Image credit: Clip Media Motion. Aerial view of the Port to Pub start line at Leighton Beach, North Fremantle WA.
Vlamingh Parklands, 20 Leighton Beach Blvd