Vladswim Challenge Swim is a 2.5km, 5km and 10km open water event. Swimmers compete only as solos.

The 10km swim can be used as a Rottnest qualifier.

Kayakers and course paddlers will be provided so there is no requirement for swimmers to provide their own support.

Date: SATURDAY 14th DEC 2019

The course (map)

A 2.5km, 5km or 10km swim for solo swimmers covering a 2.5km loop starting at Chinamans Beach, Balmoral heading south towards Edwards Beach, turning at Rocky Point with the loop finishing back at Chinamans beach.


Time line

2.5km event

2.5km event details

2.5km start

5km event

5km open water swim

Don't forget, our 5km swim event is part of the NSW Summer Swim Leader Board.
​More info at: 

5km start

10km event

10km open water swim

10km start

Online Entries 

2019 entries will open from Oct 2019 and will close Fri 13th at 12pm or when limit is reached.

Entry Fee

10km open water swim

On The Day Entries

at Rosherville Reserve from 6:30am to 7:45am
Please refer to the above table for pricing


Support Requirements

Own personal support is not allowed. The course will be monitored by support boats, kayaks and paddlers provided by the organisers.

support paddles

Nutrition and feeding during the swim

Floating feeding stations will be placed on the course at the 2.5km loop. Any swimmer requiring nutrition during the swim will be able to place their drink bottles etc. in these stations to be available during the swim. All bottles and food placed in here must be clearly labelled with the competitor’s name.
No glass bottles and no plastic bags. If you are using gels - please label with name and attach to drink bottle with elastic band.

floating nutrition


If you wish to use this swim as a qualifier than you must adhere to rules set out by the event organizers. We strongly advice to check with the event organizers, if wetsuits are allowed in your qualifier swim.

Flotation devices such as pull buoys, flippers or fins are prohibited.

You may swim in wetsuit if you wish to do so, but please note that you may not be able to use your time as a qualifier (for example for Rottnest Channel swim event).
Also you will be not awarded winners medal should you come first, second or third in one of the event (2.5km, 5km or 10km).


Swim Briefing

Will be held 7:45am on the morning of the swim that is 20 mins before start time at Rosherville Reserve



Event Cancellation/ Unsuitable conditions

We reserve the right to cancel the event if the weather conditions and or surf conditions on the day are unsafe and dangerous to either swimmers or our support paddlers. If the event is cancelled, there will be no re-run of the event and online entries will not be refunded.

Refund terms:

If you are already booked but unable to participate for medical or other reasons, please contact our office.

Terms: Participants are to contact Event organisers at least 5 working days before the event/ competition date, requesting refund and stating reason for their cancellation.

A cancellation fee of $10 applies.

Any cancellations within five working days of the event or 'no show' on the day of the swim, will results in forfeiting your event fee. 





Age Limit

Entrants must be 16 years and over. Special exceptions can be made. If anyone younger would like to enter, proof must be provided as to swimmers ability to complete the course.

Rottnest Qualifying

10km swim can be used as a qualifier for the Rottnest Channel swim. Multisport Australia will be timing our event. The results will be posted on this website and can be used as a proof for your Rottnest Qualifier.

rotto logo


We encourage all participants to use public transport where possible. For public transport service information and to plan your trip please visit www.transportnsw.info  and click on Plan Your Trip or call 131 500.



Limited street parking around Rosherville Reserve. Parking limit 2hours along the reserve. If driving, it is wise to share the drive with your mates to save space for others.


Every finisher will receive commemorative medal!


Volunteers Registration

If you do believe that your family member can help on the day with registration or doing paddling, kayaking…etc. Will be happy to have extra hands ‘on deck’ please email Viki info@vladswim.com.au
different rolles can be taken: setting up in the morning, last minute entries, handing out swim caps, writting race numbers, cutting fruit, handing out medals, paddling/ kayaking...



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