Ocean Swim Festival & Australian Open Water Championships
Elite swimming is set for a return to Western Australia with the iconic Busselton Jetty to be centre stage for the 2023 Australian Open Water Championships and Ocean Swim Festival.
Hundreds of athletes and thousands of spectators will converge on WA’s picturesque South West region, with the Ocean Swim Festival to run from January 25-28 in Busselton.
The Championships will showcase the Busselton Jetty with the 5km, 7.5km and 10km courses all based around the iconic attraction. Athletes will compete in a series of Australian Open Water Championship events that will also act as qualifiers for international FINA events later in the year.
The Ocean Swim Festival will also attract a broader audience beyond elite level athletes, with the community swim event anticipated to engage hundreds of amateur swimming enthusiasts, while spectators will enjoy a number of activities on the shore including food and wine activations, as well as a floating cinema.
The events will be delivered with the support of the Western Australia Government, through Tourism WA’s Regional Events Program, funded by Royalties for Regions, as well as the City of Busselton.