Western Australia’s biggest annual swim event takes place this weekend and you can get to know more about this massive challenge and track team progress on the day with a handy couple of sites I have dug up.
First there is the official website for the event rottnestchannelswim.com.au where you get to know the ins and outs surrounding this massive 19.7km open water event. An estimated 274 competing teams and solo swimmers will take part this weekend and there is also a way to track the progress of the teams. Using a GPS enabled smartphone or SPOT tracker, it is possible for teams to register their device for tracking via http://www.mapswim.com/rotto/ so friends, family and other people interested in the race progress can watch in real time.
Competitors can find information on how to install and set up the smartphone tracking app and register it with mapswim.com at http://www.mapswim.com/support/
To all the competitors and support teams, fair weather and best of luck.