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Supporting environmental sustainability through Fremantle Ports Swim Thru

The Fremantle Ports Swim Thru at South Beach this Saturday will be single-use plastic free, aligning with our priority of environmental sustainability.
  • 2019
  • Community
  • Published 12 Dec 2019

The 2019 Fremantle Ports Swim Thru at South Beach this Saturday will be single-use plastic free.

Fremantle Masters Swimming Club President Paul Clifton said the club was committed to reducing the amount of plastic waste in our oceans.

“Our members obviously spend a fair bit of time in the water, so it makes sense for us to play our part in reducing plastic waste and protecting our oceans,” Mr Clifton said.

“Swimmers at this year's event will no longer be given a single-use plastic bottle of water at the finish line.

“Instead, they’re being encouraged to bring their own bottles to fill up from a hydration trailer filled with UV filtered water and fitted with drinking bubblers.”

Fremantle Ports Corporate and Community Relations Manager Neil Stanbury said Fremantle Ports was pleased to continue its long-standing support of the event as it continued to provide for swimmers of different abilities, had a great community atmosphere and aligned with Fremantle Ports’ priority of environmental sustainability.

The Fremantle Ports Swim Thru open water swimming event will be held at South Beach on Saturday morning 14 December.

Participants have three distances to choose from – a 250m course for beginners, the 1600m classic course and the 3200m two-lap course for people looking for a challenge.

Swimmers can register to take part in the event until 7:15am on the day or online.

Cockburn Christmas 10K Swim

Fremantle Ports is also a major event partner for the Cockburn Christmas 10K Swim at Coogee Beach on Saturday 21 December.

The Fremantle Ports 10km Challenge (Solo) is Perth’s only full paddler-accompanied 10km ocean swim.

The day also includes the Alcoa 2-Lap Stretch (6.7km) for solo and duo entrants, and the City of Cockburm 1-Lap Cruiser (3.4km) for solo swimmers.

More information is available on the event page.

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