Two-day Rottnest Channel swim being considered for 2015

PERTH’S Rottnest Channel Swim is set for a major overhaul, after a record number of applicants were turned away from the 2014 event.

The world’s largest open water swim will get bigger under a plan to split it over two days or two concurrent races.

Rottnest Channel Swim Association president David Corney said a second starting line, in addition to the traditional Cottesloe Beach starting point, was the most favoured option.

The number of competitors who can take part in the 19.7km HBF Rottnest Channel Swim each year is determined by how many solo swimmers enter the race.

This year 274 are competing. More

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