Busselton Jetty Swim

Saturday, 10th February 2024 - Sunday, 11th February 2024
Next Occurrence: Saturday, 10th February 2024
9:00am to 5:00pm


Are you ready to take the plunge? The entry ballot  for the annual Busselton Jetty Swim opens on October 1st.

The Busselton Jetty Swim is an annual 3.6km ocean swim around the iconic Busselton Jetty.   The event started in 1996 with 80 competitors, but now hosts over 4,000 swimmers and is spread across two days. (Read more about its history here)

Entry is open to swimmers of all abilities – from novice to professionals, with a range of distances including:

  • Solo Swim : 3.6km around the iconic Busselton Jetty (entries via ballot)
  • Team Relays : get a team of 2 or 4 together and make a day of it with friends, family or workmates (entries via ballot)
  • One Mile – Swim to Shore : swimmers will enter the water near the end of the jetty and swim to shore, a distance of 1.6km – or 1 mile (entries via ballot)
  • Simon’s Shortcut : a 500m swim which crosses under the Jetty
  • Kids Swim : our younger swimmers can also get involved with the festivities with our 222m swim around the outside of the Swimming Jetty.

And for those who prefer to stay dry, there is also loads of family friendly entertainment & activities all weekend along the Busselton beachfront, creating a real festival vibe!



To cater to the overwhelming demand – and prevent their website from crashing – the organisers of the Busselton Jetty Swim introduced a ballot system for entry into their signature 3.6km swim (solo & teams) and the one mile swim to shore event.

The ballot runs from 6:00am  on 1st October and runs until 11:59 pm 10th October AWST.  Places are allocated randomly, then announced on Monday 16th October. Those who are not initially successful will be advised of their place on the waitlist.

Entries for the Kids Swim and Simons Short cut (500m) will open on 16th October 2023 and will remain open until sold out.



Saturday 10th February

1:30 pm           Simon’s 500m Shortcut Swim

2:00 pm           Kids Swim

5:30 pm           Carbo Loaded Dinner at The Equinox ($18)

5:30 pm           Sunset Concert including youth Battle of the Bands finals

Sunday 11th February

8:00 am           Solo Swim and Team Swims

9:30 am           One Mile Swim to Shore

Plus family friendly activities, kids beach games and more from 7.00am



Check out the official website for more details

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