Event Briefings


Ultramarathon and Solo swimmers and one swimmer representing every duo and team are required to attend an event briefing. Skippers and paddlers are also encouraged to attend an event briefing.

The Main Event Briefing takes place Thursday, 7th March 2024 at Claremont Showgrounds.

It is recommended for all skippers to attend a briefing. There is a shorter briefing specifically for skippers on 11th March 2024, but skippers can attend any briefing.

Briefings outline key information for race day, including registration, race rules, skipper and paddler requirements, reports about the course, wave start times, cut-off times, first aid and important emergency information.

Swimmers will also collect their race packs, meet other swimmers, have a chance to talk about the event, and ask questions to organisers in person.

Main Event Briefing

Important Note

Ultramarathon and Solo swimmers and one member from every duo and team MUST attend the Main Event Briefing. Skippers and paddlers are also invited to attend.

7 March 2024 | Doors open at 5:00pm

  • 5:00pm Doors open for information, stall browsing, and socialising
  • 5:00pm You Never Regret a Swim silent auction opens
  • 6:00pm Main briefing presentation
  • 6.30pm Race pack collection

Location: Jim Webster Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds

Description of Main Race Briefing

Presentation of event information and safety regulations. Swimmers will collect their official Port to Pub briefing book and competitor race packs. Race and sponsor stalls will be available for questions and purchases, including 2024 Port to Pub merchandise.

Contents of competitor race packs

  • Competitor number tattoos
  • Competitor swim cap
  • Disposable blueChip timing band
  • Support boat stickers
  • Paddler boat stickers
  • Paddler wrist bands for entry into the recovery tent
  • Port to Pub competitor t-shirt (check that you have the correct size)
  • Port to Pub car bumper sticker
  • Gifts from sponsors

Stalls at the briefing include

Skippers Briefing (skippers only)

11 March 2024 | 6:15pm – 7:00pm

Location: The View at Blue HQ

7-10 Mews Road, Fremantle WA


Skippers have the option of attending either the Main Event Briefing or the Skippers Briefing on 11th March. The Skippers Briefing is specific to skippers and is an opportunity to ask questions related to being a Port to Pub skipper. It is also a chance to treat our skippers as we appreciate all that they do for our Port to Pub swimmers.

The Skippers Briefing is located at Blue HQ Fremantle. Skippers are treated to a beautiful view, Gage Roads beer or Little Things Gin seltzer, and a chance to chat with other skippers.

We request that skippers RSVP to [email protected] for the Skippers Briefing.

International, Interstate & Regional Competitors

15 March 2024 | 10:00am

Location: Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club

20 Leighton Beach Boulevard, North Fremantle WA


Briefing session to present event information and safety regulations for those unable to attend the Main Event Briefing. Race pack collection. Port to Pub merchandise will be available for sale.