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.

We know you’ll be busy stepping up your training but here’s a quick reminder and check list of the key detail to help make your swim as memorable as possible:

Are your registration details up to date? 

You have until 06 March 2017 to register and make any changes to your registration.  Solos and team captains, you will have received an email from blueChip Timing confirming your registration. That email contains a unique username and password you can use to log back into your registration form and make any changes.

Have you signed the event’s Terms & Conditions form?

All participants must print and sign the Terms and Conditions form. Please bring your signed copy to the Event Briefing on 16 March 2017. Alternatively scan the signed copy and send it to info@porttopub.com.au

All under 18s must return a signed parental/guardian consent form.

All forms can be downloaded here.

Key dates:

More information on the swim and requirements will be available at two briefing sessions below:

Briefing Night

16 March 2017

6:00-7:00pm (gates open at 5:00pm)

Royal Agricultural Society, Tom Wilding Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds

All solo swimmers must attend and one member from every team of 2, 4 or 6. Skippers and paddlers must attend too.

 Interstate & country participant briefing

24 March 2017


Fremantle Surf Lifesaving Club

Qualifying swims – SOLO SWIMMERS ONLY

This year, only solo swimmers need to provide evidence of a qualifying swim in their registration form.

Teams of two, four and six: you do NOT need to provide evidence of a qualifying swim

By signing and returning Port to Pub's Terms and Conditions, you acknowledge you can swim the qualifying swim distances stipulated by Port to Pub. For more information on qualifying swims, visit the Port to Pub website

Order your Port to Pub merchandise (pic merchandise range)

Order your hats, t-shirts, vests and rugby jumpers now and collect it at briefing night.  Our merchandise also makes the perfect thank for your skipper, paddler and support crew! Order here or go to our website for more information.

Get Organised!

Don’t leave it to the day before the swim to start thinking about logistics and packing your bags.

Here is a quick checklist…

  1. Get all your equipment at the one stop shop -. Perth-based specialist swim store Swimmer’s World is stocking Funkita’s new range – great for team bathers – plus a large range of open water goggles, anti-chaffing products, stinger protection spray and all training equipment.
  2. Book in now to get a massage at Subiaco Sports Massage Clinic as the Clinic will fill up with appointments at this time of year
  3. Get any niggles checked out at South Cottesloe Physio – Prue Stokes is an expert when it comes to swimmer injuries!
  4. Meet up with your team, support crew and paddler to sort out the logistics of the day.
    1. Pack enough water and food for the day, sea sick tablets, sun protection, spare towels, warm clothing and some warm fluids, in case you get cold.
    2. Figure out logistics so swimmers get dropped off to register in time, and support crew are out on the water in time for the race start. 
    3. Set your alarms and send a reminder message to your team in the morning to make sure everyone is up!
    4. Don’t forget your boat stickers, paddler stickers and swimmer tattoos!
  5. Download the Port to Pub Swim App  (from the App store) and type in your race number, which will be listed in the race briefing booklet. Tell your family and friends they can track your swim!


Fremantle Volunteer Sea Rescue Group

We recommend skippers participating in the Port to Pub to register with Fremantle Sea Rescue, which is operating search and rescue for the event. Fremantle Sea Rescue will add all skipper and boat details into its database. On the day, it means it is able to locate missing or troubled vessels (and therefore crew) much more easily and quickly. It will then quickly have to hand skipper contact details and other information as well. Join here.

Support boat length 

Support vessels must be 5-12 metres in length (if the support vessel is under this length then the vessel is required to only carry the number of pax as stated on the vessels compliance plate, the support vessel needs to make allowances for a skipper, paddler, water craft, spotter, support crew, swimmer/s) and tenders must be greater than 3.75 metres. Vessels of 10m and over are advised to stay south of the channel and of the main fleet. Competitors using a support boat and tender must register both vessels to travel more than 5 nautical miles offshore. Tenders must have all safety equipment on board. (See www.dot.wa.gov.au)

Are you entering as an ‘assisted swimmer’?

You can swim in all categories except the 25km solo as an ‘assisted’ swimmer, where a wetsuit may be worn. Check the swimwear requirements on our website http://porttopub.com.au/p/rules-and-registration

Have you booked accommodation?

Rottnest Island accommodation is limited. Check availability here.

Ferry services will be running late into the night from Rottnest Island to Perth, thanks to our sponsor Rottnest Express. Rottnest Fast Ferries will also provide an additional late service to Hillarys.




Feb 14 2017 - 2:45pm