Sunday 22 January saw Swim Thru Perth hold its 103rd annual community open-water swimming event at the gorgeous Matilda Bay, once again proudly sponsored by Satterley.
The Swim Thru Perth is Australia’s oldest open water swim having first been held in 1912. Although there have been many changes to the race course and distance over the years, the race has always been held in January in the Swan River. Throughout the 110 year history of the event the race has only been interrupted by the two World Wars, a polio epidemic and the Covid epidemic in 2021.
More than 170 swimmers took part in this year’s event over the three race categories: the 880m Matilda Splash, the 1.6km and the big 3.5km event.
Satterley has been a long-time supporter of this fantastic community event; indeed, our very own Chief Executive Nigel Satterley was even the 1984 Swim Thru champion!
Part proceeds from the swim go towards supporting the activities of Telethon Super Fins Learn to Swim WA, a swimming club for people with disabilities of all levels.Shelley Taylor-Smith, a seven-time World Champion Marathon swimmer, was again patron of the event, with the races being kicked off by City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas.
More information on the annual Swim Thru Perth event can be found here.