What a start to Busselton Jetty Swim 2024! The ballot is complete, and we are overwhelmed and humbled by the number of people wanting to swim in our much-loved community event.
During the 9-day ballot period, a staggering 5,238 people applied for an entry into the 3.6km solo and team swims and One Mile Swim to Shore – the highest number applications we have ever received, and a 24% increase on last year.
It also means, despite increasing the number of entries available, our 2024 event is over-subscribed, and a waitlist has been created. The waitlist gives those who missed out on the initial ballot the first opportunity to receive entries as they become available.
We are extremely grateful for the patronage of all our swimmers, especially the local community which has been loyal to our event for 29 years. We truly wish we had enough places for everyone, and trust that you understand we must cap our numbers to keep everyone safe and maintain the integrity of our event.
The Ballot system ensures every swimmer has an equal chance of gaining an entry and was introduced for the 2022 event after increasing demand crashed the registration platform’s website.
Click here to view or join the waitlist.