**Please note: As the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat continues to develop and the State of Western Australia announcing a state of emergency, no solo swim applications will be approved by Fremantle Port Authority until further notice. We apologise in advance and appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.**
The Rottnest Channel Swim Association (RCSA) is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes interest in swimming to Rottnest Island and conducts the annual Rottnest Channel Swim.
The following information is applicable to those swimmers who wish to conduct a solo swim to Rottnest Island (a Solo Crossing) outside the annual Rottnest Channel Swim AND have the RCSA ratify their Solo Crossing.
Swimmers who wish to have the RCSA ratify their Solo Crossing can take advantage of a streamlined process managed by the RCSA to assist with their Solo Crossing attempt – Fastswim. Fastswim has been developed by the RCSA, together with the Department of Transport, and includes all necessary approvals. In using Fastswim, the RCSA will assist the intending swimmer by obtaining all approvals, coordinating a safety briefing and providing all information relating to training and preparation.
Given the intensive period around the time of the annual Rottnest Channel Swim, unfortunately the resources of the RCSA will not be available to process and manage Fastswim applications for a three week period before and following the annual Rottnest Channel Swim. Importantly, this blackout period only extends to applications to use Fastswim – it does not prevent a Solo Crossing, with all necessary approvals already received, taking place during this period.