Qualification Guidelines

Champions of the Channel is an elite open water swimming event. To gain entry into Champions of the Channel, swimmers must demonstrate their swimming ability through qualification.

Below are the qualification guidelines for the 2017 Champions of the Channel.

CategoryQualification Guidelines
Solo - Male1. 10km open water swim in less than 2hr 30min in 2015 or 2016;
2. Previous solo crossing of the Rottnest Channel in less than 5hrs 10 mins in the last two years; or
3. Equivalent or greater swimming achievement
Solo - Female1. 10km open water swim in less than 2hr 40min in 2015 or 2016;
2. Previous solo crossing of the Rottnest Channel in less than 5hrs 10mins in the last two years; or
3. Equivalent or greater swimming achievement
Duo member1. 10km open water swim in less than 2hr 40min in 2015 or 2016;
2. 5km open water swim in less than 1hr 15min in the last two years;
3. Previous duo crossing of the Rottnest Channel with the same team members in less than 5hrs in the last two years; or
4. Equivalent or greater swimming achievement
Team member 1. 10km open water swim in less than 2hr 40min in 2015 or 2016;
2. 5km open water swim in less than 1hr 15 min in the last two years;
3. 2.5km open water swim in less than 37min in the last two years;
4. Previous solo crossing of the Rottnest Channel in less than 5hr 10min in the last two years;
5. Previous duo crossing of the Rottnest Channel with the same team members in less than 5hrs in the in the past two years
6. Previous team crossing of the Rottnest Channel with the same team members in less than 5hrs in the past two years; or
7. Equivalent or greater swimming achievement

Please contact admin@rottnestchannelswim.com.au for any questions regarding the Champions of the Channel qualification guidelines.