20km Rottnest Island Swim – Annette Jamieson

This Saturday Annette Jamieson will be swimming 20km from Perth to Rottnest Island in the annual Rottnest Island Challenge.

She has been training up to 30km per week for 4 months – many hours following the black line in the pool along with a few adventures and challenges in the ocean along the way. It’s going to be one of her biggest achievements to date, following her successful Channel Island crossing last year.

You can track Annette on her journey by downloading the MapSwim app from the Apple App Store or website mapswim.com/rotto . Look for Annette Jamieson in race #70, starting at 5:50am Perth time / 8:50am Sydney time in wave ‘A’. She expects the swim to take about 6-6.5 hours – conditions permitting – which means she should be triumphantly finishing just as we begin our own challenge in the Battle on the Bay!

Husband Mark and family will be posting on Annette’s Facebook page from the support boat and Annette would love to read your messages when she’s done!

Want to donate?

Some of you know that Annette is on the Board of Dymocks Children’s Charities and the team does AMAZING grassroots work to get brand new books of choice to kids in need. Funds raised will be donated to an indigenous school in regional Western Australia – Djidi Djidi and for the $ raised, Dymocks doubles the value provided to kids and the donation is tax deductible. The students are very excited and grateful at the prospect of being able to pick new books to read. Here is a link to her Fundraising Page. Any donation will be greatly appreciated.


Good luck Annette!