It's time to step up your training as the Rottnest Channel Swim is only a month away! The iconic WA 19.7km swim is grueling yet rewarding challenge whether you're a solo, duo or team 📸 @rottoswim
Not weird, but wonderful; met a few legends at a beach I’m visiting in WA. On the left is Les, as his number plate suggests he is the fourth person ever to do the Rottnest Island swim (came third in its first official year). On the right is Sue. She has soloed the almost 20km crossing ten times. She also held the record of oldest female to swim English Channel til recently (though maintains the record of oldest Australian female). It’s amazing the stories that people all around us possess. #australia #openswimming #rottnest #rottnestisland #rottnestchannelswim #rottnestswim #stories #interestingpeople #wa #oceanswimming
Queuing for the pool at opening time! Who am I?!? Blissful for about 5 mins then got busy! Had to share my lane with 2 slower guys. #SharingIsCaring
... one asked what I’m training for. #rottnestswim
.... hmmmm no! Let the sharks enjoy their home! Don’t people sleep in onSaturday! #swim #perthisokay
If you didn’t get a phone full of Quokka photos, did you even go over to Rottnest?
B O L D B Y N A T U R E
Have you read the new CEACEA FEARLESS blog? 👊
Click the link in the bio to find out how @ceaceaswimwear
co-founder Chloe went from doing her Bronzie to swimming the Rottnest Channel swim 🏊♀️
Ever wanted to have a go at open water swimming? Hopefully this will inspire some of you to try 💦
Tell us what you think of the blog, if you are into sea swimming and if you have any tips for others wanting to start....
When it’s winter in Australia and you still wanna go in the water you find a solution 😂 Thanks wetsuit even if it was a quick swim 🏊♂️
The Queen of Butterfly @lisandra0108
showing her 👌 freestyle technique. A few things I look from this angle:
1. Shoulders and upper arm in one straight line when the hand is underneath the shoulders.
2. Fingers pointing down throughout the catch and pull
3. Arm angle of 100-120 just before hand passes beneath shoulders
4. Rotation of 33-45 degrees through shoulders at their furthest point of rotation. It’s a rocking side to side not a roll!
5. The hand should take a slightly curved path, almost like it’s tracing the outside line of the body ie a bit wider past shoulders and narrower at hips.
6. Hand exits close to hip
You don’t need to all of these but when you do it’s 🚀
#swimtechnique #openwaterswimming #rottnestswim #swimming #swimstrong
what not to do the day before comp
“I didn’t know what the Paralympics was but I was watching TV and it was the first time that I identified people that looked like me achieving something. Because the only real experience I had with people with disability was in hospital corridors—and they’re not really happy places or places where you are set to achieve great things.”
Our fourth Rottnest Swim story is up online now. Get to know Katrina Porter- Australian Paralympic gold medalist, Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, member of the North Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club, and all-round legend.