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2024 Rotto Squad - Training

The eSWIM Rotto Training Squad swimmers will have access to 3 interesting and varied training sessions per week over 17 training weeks.  The sessions are specifically designed to prepare solo and duo swimmers for a Rottnest Crossing or similar.


e15 Monday 5.30am - 7.00am
e15 Thursday 7.00pm- 8.30pm
e15 Saturday 6.00am - 8.00am

In addition, an optional e-Pod session is available on Tuesday mornings from 5.30am - 7am. The e-Pod session is a distance training session designed for solo swimmers to test their swimming over longer intervals. Attendance at these sessions is optional but encouraged for all solo swimmers. Details on how to register for the e-Pod sessions will be provided at the Rotto Squad Info Session. There is an additional fee to attend the e-Pod sessions.



The program commences Monday 16 October 2023 and runs through to Thursday 22 February 2024, with a Christmas break from Saturday 23 December – Wednesday 3 January inclusive. Please refer to the Training Calendar for a comprehensive training session listing. Those swimmers planning on competing in the 2024 Port to Pub will have the option to extend their training sessions for an additional 3 week period (additional fees will apply).



All sessions will be held at Perth's leading aquatic facility, HBF Stadium, Stephenson Ave, Mt Claremont. Sessions are scheduled to be held in both the indoor and outdoor pools as follows:

Mondays - Indoor pool
Thursdays - Outdoor 8 lane pool
Saturdays - Outdoor 10 lane pool


The training program will be divided into 4 x 4-5 week phases with each phase building towards race preparedness on Saturday 24 February. The coaches will be tailoring each session to accommodate all standards and whilst swimmers will feel that they are pushing themselves to improve they will not be pushed beyond their physical and mental capabilities. We care about the health of our swimmers!!

Beach Swim


Ocean / River Swims

Key events such as the 10km trial events for solos will be factored into the training program and advice given on which open water events to include in your schedule for maximum benefit. It is expected that ALL members of the squad participate in the Christmas 10K event on Saturday 16th December as there will be no squad training this day.  More details will be provided closer to the time.

Beach Swim

All swimmers are encouraged to have at least one ocean or river swim per week for at least 6-8 weeks prior to the event with solo swimmers encouraged to include open water training throughout the program.  We will schedule guided river and ocean swims throughout the program with an opportunity to practice race nutrition and cold-water acclimatisation.  Dates for these events will be provided at the start of the squad.

Places are strictly limited so get your enrolment in NOW to avoid disappointment.


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