Busselton Water helps Jetty Swim go green

Busselton Jetty Swim is committed to protecting the environment, and in 2019, the organising committee is strongly focusing on the Busselton Jetty, Geographe Bay and its surroundings.

The upcoming event in February will see the traditional swimmer issued plastic water bottles abolished with encouragement for all participants and spectators to bring their own bottles to refill at the water stations.  Thanks to event partners Busselton Water and City of Busselton, additional water stations will be located throughout the foreshore to accommodate the demand for rehydration and refills and thanks to SunSmart, biodegradable cups of water will be offered to swimmers on completion of the 3.6 kilometre swim.

Busselton Water CEO Chris Elliott said that he was pleased to be able support the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim and its efforts to run a more environmentally sustainable event.

“Protecting the environment is a high priority for Busselton Water, so being able to assist such a major local event transition into sustainable environmental practices, like reducing the need for single use plastic water bottles and cutting down on water wastage through the use of refillable water bottles, is a great outcome,” said Mr Elliott.       

Thanks to the swimmer donations pledged during the registration process, the funds will be directed to the continued protection of the Busselton Jetty’s world first Jetty Pile Rehabilitation Project to save invertebrate marine life and to regenerate sponges and soft corals beneath the Jetty.

About the SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim

The SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim weekend incorporates a range of free family friendly entertainment across the weekend of 9 and 10 February 2019, with activities such as a skateboard exhibition; local artists on the foreshore stage, and the ever popular classic beach games, free foreshore activities, 3rd annual Kids Swim and the introduction of the inaugural 1 mile swim happening on Sunday 10 February 2019.

Photo credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee, Busselton Dunsborough Times