Mandurah Australia Day Swim
WOW Swim Series
Doddi's Beach Swims
Club members meet at Doddi’s Beach on Halls Head Parade for a swim of whatever distance each swimmer prefers.
We swim all through the year on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings, we hit the water at 8:00am. Summer sessions are brought forward to 7:30am starting from the 1st December until 31st March 2023.
This swim (largely due to the convenience of having a coffee shop across the road) often sees around 25 swimmers staying for a coffee and chat.
For safety reasons, these are supervised swims with a Spotter on the beach keeping watch on swimmers between 8:00am and 9:00am and during summer from 7:30am and 8:30am. All swimmers must wear brightly coloured swim caps for visibility (red and yellow are the easiest to spot). Swimmers should register the name and anticipated swim distance before entering the water and swim with a buddy.
On Saturday 26 January 2020, the Mandurah Australia Day Swim held at Doddi's Beach Halls Head. This swim was Round 4 of the new WOW Swim Series.
In 2020, more than 250 swimmers with a wide range of abilities competed in their choice of a 1km or 2km swim. Swims are conducted, in mostly waist-deep water, around a course set in the boating exclusion zone at Doddi's Beach.
We have added the Alcoa 250m Try It Swim to give everyone in the community aged 8 years and up an opportunity to try open water swimming.