Race Rules for the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim 2018

This information is subject to change - (last updated 28 September 2017)

Busselton Jetty Swim 2018 - Awards List

The following awards will be made at the organiser's discretion and are subject to change at any time.

BREAK THE RACE RECORDS: A bonus $1500 cash award is on offer for the fastest solo male to break the existing male solo swim record and the fastest solo female to break the existing female solo swim record.  GNOT does not apply to this bonus award.

NOTE: Swimmers using swim-aids (inc. wetsuits, speed-suits, flippers, snorkels, pull buoys) are ineligible for race awards.

Awards for the 3.6km Solo Jetty Swim
Awards are allocated in the following order (GNOT*)

1st Open Male
1st Open Female
2nd Open Male
2nd Open Female
3rd Open Male
3rd Open Female
1st Busselton Male
1st Busselton Female
1st Under 15 Male
1st Under 15 Female
1st 20-24 Male
1st 20-24 Female
1st 25-29 Male
1st 25-29 Female
1st 30-34 Male
1st 30-34 Female
1st 35-39 Male
1st 35-39 Female
1st 40-44 Male
1st 40-44 Female
1st 45-49 Male
1st 45-49 Female
1st 50-54 Male
1st 50-54 Female
1st 55-59 Male
1st 55-59 Female
1st 60-64 Male
1st 60-64 Female
1st 65-69 Male
1st 65-69 Female
1st 70-74 Male
1st 70-74 Female
1st 75-79 Male
1st 75-79 Female
1st 80-84 Male
1st 80-84 Female
1st 85 and over Male
1st 85 and over Female


Awards for 2 Person Relay Team
Awards are allocated in the following order (GNOT*)

1st 2 Person Team
2nd 2 Person Team
3rd 2 Person Team

Awards for 4 Person Relay Team
Awards are allocated in the following order (GNOT*)

1st 4 Person Team
2nd 4 Person Team
3rd 4 Person Team

Kids Swim

The Kids Swim is a participation event.  Every swimmer in the Kids Swim receives a medallion.  No other prizes are awarded.

*GNOT - gaining no other trophy

Kids Swim Rules

1.     The Kids Swim is a solo swim of 222m for 8 to 12-year old’s starting on the beach on the Eastern side of the Swimming Jetty and going anticlockwise out and around the jetty, finishing on the beach on the Western side.

2.     Swimmers must provide proof of completing and passing stage 8 (as per Department of Education) or equivalent to be eligible to swim in the event.   Parents or guardians are required to email swim stage proof to rego@busseltonjettyswim.org.au  

3.     An official online entry must be completed by each swimmer’s guardian.  Completion of the online entry form and payment of the entry fee represents acceptance of these Race Rules and Conditions of Entry and the Swimmer Declaration (waiver).

4.     Swimmers should ensure that they have a confirmed entry.  If you do not receive a confirmation email and your entry does not appear on the confirmed entrants list (published on the Busselton Jetty Swim website) then please contact the race organizers as soon as possible via email to rego@busseltonjettyswim.org.au

5.     Confirmed entrants will be emailed an eTicket containing entry details and race number and swimmer declaration in the week prior to the swim. Please bring the eTicket and your signed declaration to pre-race check-in.

6.     All swimmers must be checked-in by their legal guardian at the Beachfront Marquee on either Saturday 10 February between 14:30 – 18:00 (preferred option) or Sunday 11 February between 06:00 - 07:00.  At check-in, guardians shall: provide a signed copy of the swimmer declaration, receive a swim cap, timing band, start wave and race number tattoo for the swimmer.

7.     Official Swim caps must be worn, race number must be displayed on the front left thigh and left arm and timing bands are to be worn on the left ankle

8.     Swimmers withdrawing from the event on race day must present themselves at the check-in desk and confirm their withdrawal.

9.     Failure to return a timing band will result in a $25 penalty payable at the check-in desk on the day.

10.  The organisers of the swim, Busselton Allsports Inc., reserve the right to accept or reject any entry at their discretion and also to issue special invitations.

11.  Entries close at 23:59, Western Standard Time, Wednesday 31 January 2018 UNLESS SOLD OUT EARLIER.

12.  Refunds for the Kids Swim are only available if applied for in writing or by email and must be applied for prior to the entry closing date of Wednesday 31 January 2018.  A $5 administration fee per swimmer will be retained. 

13.  The event organisers reserve the right to cap numbers or close entries early.