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Port to Pub News

Swimmer Nutrition Tips with David Bryant

Home stretch now, here we go!

Assuming you have taken all my nutrition advice on board and in particular have TRIALLED all your pre/during/post-race nutrition in training, then you are one step ahead of the pack.

Also use it as a little confidence boost pre-race when the nerves to start to creep in that you have prepared and fuelled your body as well as you could have to make it to the swim across the PUB.

Meet Our Sponsors: Total AMS (TAMS)

Competitors and support crews in the 2017 Port to Pub swim come together at the all-important 1500 metre mark of the race. This year the TAMS Tugboat will once again provide a highly visible waypoint, in TAMS’ second year of sponsoring the swim.

Swimmer Nutrition Tips with David Bryant

You wouldn’t try a new swim stroke on race day, so why try new foods on race day?

The Port to Pub is rapidly approaching so now is the time to start thinking about the foods you’ll be trying the days before, the night before, the morning of and during the iconic swim.

Race Week

- Don’t change your diet dramatically in the week leading up to race day.



Olympian Libby Trickett is diving in to make a difference for R U OK? at the 2017 Rottnest Port to Pub, and encouraging more people to start life-changing conversations. 


Coastcare - Make your swim count for the future of our turtles

With over 13,500 kilometres of coastline, Western Australia is home to some of the world’s most remarkable ecosystems and marine wildlife – six of the world’s seven turtle species reside in our waters!

Meet Our Sponsors: Scott Print

As a family-owned WA company started in 1979, Scott Print has always looked to give back to the community, and after its support at our inaugural Port to Pub in 2016, we’re thrilled to have the Scotts team back on board as a sponsor again this year!

Meet Our Sponsors: Jamie Loh Real Estate

Well-known western suburbs real estate agency, Jamie Loh Real Estate, is a proud sponsor of the Port to Pub swim this year. Jamie Loh – who is still the firm’s principal – started the firm in 1992. It was the first agency to be based in Cottesloe and is still there today. Jamie started out life as an investment banker, going on to acquire Kempton Morill Real Estate before starting his own agency.


We are counting down the Port to Pub swim with a bit over five weeks to go until you’re swimming your way to Rottnest.

If you haven’t registered to swim yet, we suggest you get online quickly at www.porttopub.com.au as registrations close on 06 March 2017.

Physio Tips with Prue Stokes

With the Port to Pub just over two months away, I am sure you are all well in to your training. As a sports physio working in open water swimming, one of the most common problems I see as the athletes ramp up their training load is a progressive tightening of the upper back, called the thoracic spine.

Good flexibility of the thoracic spine is imperative in open water swimming to enable:

1. A good body roll; and,