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Port to Pub News

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,

Swimmer Nutrition Tips with David Bryant

What will you eat before your Port to Pub swim?

Trialling your race day nutrition

2016 seemed to speed past! Before we know it, we'll be on Leighton Beach and swimming to Rotto. As your training sessions start to increase, now is the perfect time to trial your race day nutrition from a performance perspective, but also to ensure you don't experience any gastro upset or 'surprises' on race day.

Bindi Nutrition

At Port to Pub, we try and support and champion our local businesses, and we were delighted to be able to involve sports nutrition products manufacturer Bindi Nutrition in our 2017 event. Bindi Nutrition is based Busselton in the South West of Western Australia.