Busso’s in the swim

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Soggy Bones will host a skate exhibition. Brendon Cross pictured.
Camera IconSoggy Bones will host a skate exhibition. Brendon Cross pictured.

The 24th annual SunSmart Busselton Jetty Swim is just weeks away, and organisers say it’s promising to be another bumper year.

An estimated 2900 swimmers will participate across all the swim categories, joined by some 7000 spectators and visitors, for a weekend of family friendly events and activities.

The fun kicks off Saturday, February 9, with early registration for the swimmers.

Soggy Bones will return with an exhibition by their team of professional skateboarders. Novice skateboarders will also have the chance to gain skills and be mentored.

Throughout Saturday afternoon local artists and Perth band Little Belle will be entertaining swimmers and spectators at the Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre.

On Sunday, February 10, the festival continues with Aquatastic (available at no cost), as well as face painting, roving entertainers and bubble blowing — all adding to the spectacle of the big main swim, the inaugural Busselton Jetty One Mile Swim to Shore and the kids swim.

“We are very excited about the Jetty Swim weekend this year and we are encouraging all spectators and wider public to join us down at the foreshore for the weekend, to celebrate and acknowledge all the swimmers and to soak in the beauty of Geographe Bay and its surroundings,” event co-ordinator Di Bruce said.

The festivities will conclude with entertainment by Darren Reid and the Soul City Groove on the main stage at 1pm on Sunday.

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