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Mandurah Australia Day Swim

is about

Families, Fun, Fitness and Friendship

It is an opportunity for everyone in the community over the age of eight to safely participate in an open water swim, no matter your swimming ability.

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The first 300 online entries for the 1km or 2km swims receive a


Mandurah Australia Day Swim


So enter online early,

so you don't miss out!


Entries Open Online:

Early-Bird from 1 to 31 Dec 2019

Regular from 1 to noon 24 Jan 2020

After your swim, all swimmers receive a


Mandurah Australia Day Swim

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Mandurah is a great destination

to spend an

Australia Day long weekend

Mandurah has such a great variety of attractions, natural assets, facilities and community spirit that really make it an ideal destination to make the most of your Australia Day Swim by turning it into a family holiday or long weekend.


Swimmers can choose between 3 different swims:

  • Alcoa 250m Try It Swim

  • 1km Swim

  • 2km Swim


250m Try It Swim

The Alcoa 250m Try It Swim is intended for primary school aged children (8 years and up), swimmers with disabilities and novice swimmers. The swim is designed to encourage participation in open water swimming.


The swim will take place in the shallow protected waters at Doddi’s Beach, starting immediately prior to the longer swims.


There will be ample water safety on hand and swimmers with disabilities or those who would like a personal chaperone can have support swimmers.

Prizes will be awarded to all participants.

After the swim, children can enjoy a sausage sizzle, kidzone activities on the foreshore, watch parents swim or just play on the beach.

1 km or 2 km Swims

The Mandurah Australia Day Swim is Round 4 of the WOW Swims Series. 


The 1km solo swim (one lap of the course) is open to all swimmers from 11 years up. The 2km solo swim (two laps of the course) is open to all swimmers 12 years up.


Both swims will commence at an in-water Start line located at the eastern end of the course, see Course Map.


The 2 km and 1 km swims will start straight after the Alcoa 250m Try It Swim.


The Event will have a designated time limit of 1 hour after the start of the last 2 km wave.

After the swim, swimmers can relax and enjoy a free sausage sizzle and the prize presentation ceremony.

For each swim, the overall1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female swimmer will be awarded the following cash prizes:

•    1st Overall —  $100
•    2nd Overall — $  75
•    3rd Overall —  $  50

The three swimmers in each swim whose time is closest to their nominated time will also be awarded a prize.

MSWA OWS points will be award for all swims in accordance with the current MSWA OWS Point Scoring System; i.e. the 1km swim is a Tier C Event, and the 2km is a Tier B Event.



Entry Fees:

Early Bird (closes 31 Dec):

Regular (closes noon 24 Jan):

Late (7:00 to 8:00am 26 Jan):

250m   1km & 2km 

 $10         $35           (Online Credit Card)

 $15         $45           (Online Credit Card)

 $20         $55           (At swim, Cash only)

Pre-registration of entries will only be accepted on line if accompanied  full payment of the relevant entry fee.

Early Bird online entries open on 1 December.

Event Information

Event Information

The event is held each year on 26 January at Doddi's Beach, based at the Mandurah Yacht Club on Halls Head Pde, Mandurah, see Map below.

Parking is available on the grass adjacent to the Mandurah Yacht Club and in Car Parks along Halls Head Pde.

      Registration:           7:00 to 8:00 am   

      National Anthem:    8:00 am

      Race Briefing:         8:10 am
      Swims Start:            8:30 am

      Presentations:       10:10 am

Upon arrival, swimmers should report to the Registration Area inside the Mandurah Yacht Club Building.


It is compulsory that all swimmers attend the Race Briefing, changed and ready to swim.

The Event is conducted under current MSWA Local OWS Rules.


Online entries open on 1 December.


The Mandurah Australia Day Swim is part of the WOW Swims series of open water swims in Western Australia. To continue your enjoyment of this great community swim series, you can enter other swims in the series by clicking on the links below:


Lake Swim; Fremantle Ports Swim Thru; Christmas 10K; Swim Thru Perth; Mullaloo Mile; and Coogee Jetty to Jetty 

Check out all the WOW Swims here.

Swimmer Safety

Swimmer safety is of paramount importance to event organisers. To that end, they have striven to put in place the most rigorous safety measures, including:  

  1. Ensuring the event complies fully with Masters Swimming Western Australia's strict safety and sanctioning requirements;

  2. Choosing Doddi's beach, because its protected shallow water, meets stringent venue selection criteria;

  3. Swimmers must wear high visibility swim caps and attend a compulsory race briefing;

  4. Prior to and during the swims, the course and swimmers are protected and under constant surveillance:


  5. Trained, experienced and vigilant officials that operate under a strict risk management safety plan with the authority to cancel, postpone or suspend the event on the spot.

  • On the water by numerous Rescue Craft (Marine Rescue Boats, Jet Skis and Paddlers) patrolling within as well as around the perimeter of the course; and

  • On the beach, by lifeguards patrolling the beach.



Mandurah Australia Day Swim is proudly supported by the City of Mandurah's Community Grant Funding.


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The State government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest is a major supporter of the Mandurah Australia Day Swim in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

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Mandurah Australia Day Swim is proudly supported by Alcoa's Community Partnership Program.

Mandurah Australia Day Swim is proudly supported by the Halls Head Community Bank Community Grant Funding.


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