Hundreds expected for open water swim
HUNDREDS of swimmers are preparing to dive into waters off Alkimos for an open water swimming event this Sunday.
Round 12 of the Swimming WA Open Water Swimming series is being held at Alkimos beach for the second time, with swimmers racing from 500m up to 5km.
Last year’s event saw 275 entrants take to the water and more than 300 onlookers cheering them on.
The swim starts from 7.30am at Waterfront Park and there will be activities for spectators such as a bouncy castle and beach games, as well as a food truck.
For details, visit www.openwater swimming.com.au.
Swimmers at the start of last year’s open water swimming event in Alkimos.