We’ve been lucky to secure the support of some fantastic sponsors again.
We’re grateful for the ongoing support of our naming rights sponsor, Hotel Rottnest. The Port to Pub finishes right in front of the Hotel and the Hotel Rottnest team are busy planning the perfect after party for swimmers and crew.
Merchandise retailer KC Sports joins us in 2017 as a premium sponsor, and has helped Port to Pub put together a great line up of merchandise (order it when you register!).
We could not have been happier with the inaugural Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub swim. The weather on the day improved and turned into perfect swimming conditions, allowing for some very fast times to be recorded.
The whole atmosphere of the day was happy and relaxed, and we hope it was thoroughly enjoyable for all involved.
Team Legs Eleven is likely to be one of the more remarkable teams in the Hotel Rottnest Port to Pub swim this year.
The instigator and main driver of the six-man team is Garry Lymn. Garry recently had to have his left leg amputated above the knee and, to prove he's kept his good sense of humour, decided to name his team ‘Legs Eleven’. A keen swimmer for over four decades, Garry was back in the pool training just two months after surgery and is determined to successfully lead his team across the Channel to Rottnest Island.
One of the biggest risks in swimming over long distances is hypothermia. Before your Port to Pub swim, it is crucial you know what it is, signs and symptoms, and how to treat it.
Hypothermia is a significant risk for solo swimmers who are in the water for a very long time, but similarly teams of four and six, whose members are spending a lot of time on the boat and exposed to the wind.