It is mandatory that all solos, and a swimmer from each duo/team attend a safety briefing for the 2017 event. The Champions of the Channel (CotC) briefing will be held the day before the event with the Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim international, interstate and regional briefing on Friday morning, 24 February 2017 (location to be confirmed).

Alternatively, CotC participants can also attend the 2017 Karma Resorts Rottnest Channel Swim Metro Safety Briefing on Saturday, 4 February 2017 at HBF Stadium, 100 Stephenson Ave, Mount Claremont.

It is highly recommended that the support boat skipper also attends, regardless of whether they have attended a Rottnest Channel Swim race previously. The support boat skipper is ultimately responsible for the well-being of the swimmer/s and the support crew on the day of the event, so it is vital for your safety that they are sufficiently prepared and informed.