Record-breaking race: 2019 Busselton Jetty Swim in photos

Records were both smash and set at today’s 2019 Busselton Jetty Swim.

Back in 1996 when the iconic swim began the event had 82 participants.

This year, 2700 competitors were expected to race.

The annual event involves participants taking on a 3.6 kilometre course around the Busselton Jetty as individuals or in teams.

This year, organisers launched the inaugural One Mile - Swim to Shore, where racers literally jumped in at the deep end and sprinted towards land.

Rhys Mainstone made history by being the first person to clock under 40 minutes in the full course contest.

Mainstone finished in just 39:35.2.

He was followed by Kyle Lee (41:37.8) and Jye Jensen (43:11.5).

In seventh place overall, Jaime Bowler was the first female across the line with a time of 43.19.6.

As the One Mile event is in its first year, when Michael McPhee crossed the line first he set the race record.

McPhee took the title with a time of 22:38.2.

He was followed by Luke Smooth on 23.57.7. It was Smoothy’s second race of the day, having already completed the full course.

Fraser Bytheway took third place with 24:03.5 and Neeve Fasher in fourth was the first female across the line, coming in just behind Bytheway with a time of 24:04.0.

In the Team category, two person relay team Da Boys claimed victory wit 49:41.5.

The youngsters weren’t left out of the racing fun. They got to compete in a mini version of the event by racing around the Swimming Jetty.

Zenith Shakibaie won it for the boys in 03:03.0 and Madison Stephens took it out for the girls in 03:08.1.

For full results, click here.

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