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Sunrise at Busselton Jetty, Busselton, Western Australia

Photo: Busselton Jetty, Busselton. Image credit: Artie Photography (Artie Ng)/Getty Images

The Ocean Swim Festival will take place at the iconic Busselton Jetty from 24 to 27 January 2024, and will see hundreds of elite athletes and community swimmers compete in various events while spectators enjoy a range of activities on the shore.

As part of the festival, some of the country's best swimmers will also face off in the Australian Open Water Championships, providing athletes with qualifying opportunities for the respective Masters, Open, and Junior International level events held later in 2024.

The championships were held for the first time in WA in Busselton earlier this year, bringing more than 2000 visitors to WA's South West , and injecting over $2.1 million into the region.

The different courses, including 500m, 1.25km, 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km and 10km options, will take place around the Busselton Jetty, allowing spectators to line the iconic structure to watch the races.

Outside of the water, several other activities will be made available to both competitors and spectators, including markets and kids' activities.

The event will be hosted by Swimming Australia and supported by Swimming WA.

Australian Open Water Championships


Page reviewed 27 February 2023