noun - Rotto Solo is a solo swim of the Rottnest Channel Swim, one of the world's iconic open water competitions. The 19.7 km solo ocean swim is held in Western Australia every February. The Rottnest Channel Swim starts at Cottesloe Beach and finishes at Thomson Bay on Rottnest Island. The event categories for competitors are include (1) Solo, (2) Duo - teams of 2, (3) Team - teams of 4, and (4) Lavan Legal Charity Challenge - teams of 4.
The age requirement for the Rottnest Channel Swim is a minimum of 14 years of age on the day of the swim in accordance with the FINA rules for open water swimming (OWS 1.2).
First time solo swimmers, and previous solo swimmers who have not competed in the event in the last five years, will be required to complete a 10km qualifying swim in 4 hours and 15 minutes or less. Solo swimmers who do not complete the 10km in the time required do not qualify and will not be permitted to start.
Solo swimmers require a support boat that is a minimum of 5 metres in length.
Call signs for solo swimmers and teams will be the solo/team number. For example, if you are solo swimmer 100 then your call sign is "Solo swimmer 100" and if you are team 450 then your call sign will be "Team 450".