About Us: The Lake Argyle Swim Inc. was formed in January 2011 to create stability for the organisation of the Lake Argyle Swim into the future.
Mission: The mission of the Lake Argyle Swim Inc. is to create a self-sustaining and financially viable public event which promotes a healthy lifestyle through Swimming and brings further visitors to the East Kimberley region.
Historical Swimmer Participation:
2006: 6 Swimmers from Balmoral to raise money for RFDS;
2007: 57 Swimmers, organised by Jim Hughes and the KCCI as a part of the Ord Valley;
2008: Rescheduled to September – Event cancelled;
2009: 22 Swimmers, Rescheduled for May/June. Official Event cancelled but social swim was organised instead (2 individuals and 5 teams);
2010: 27 Swimmers, organised by SWEK (3 solo swimmers, 4 duos and 4 quad teams);
2011: 63 Swimmers, organised by the newly formed Lake Argyle Swim Inc.
2012: 117 Swimmers, organised by the Lake Argyle Swim Inc.;
2013: 140 Swimmers, the Lake Argyle Swim Inc. and Event Manager: Glenn Taylor.
2014: 183 Swimmers, "sold-out"in 6 hours and winner of WA Event of the Year.
2015: 200 Swimmers, event "sold-out" in a record 3 hours.
2016: 249 Swimmers in 99 Teams, event "sells-out" in a record 2 hours.
2017: 260 Swimmers in 113 Teams, 600 Adults at Gala Dinner. Sell-out.
2018: 314 Swimmers in 108 Teams, 650 Adults at Gala Dinner. Sell-out.
2019: 337 Swimmers, 700 Adult Gala Dinner. Sell-out.
2021: 350 Swimmers, 570 participants, 709 Adult Gala Dinner. Sell-Out.
2022: 576 participants, 720 Gala Dinner, Sell-out.
Lake Argyle Swim Committee:
President: Darren Fulcher
Treasurer: Ben Broady
Secretary: Maria Chan
Committee: Sue Cottle, Cath Menzies, Greg Smith
Event Manager: Glenn Taylor
Sports Event of the Year:
Lake Argyle Swim announced winner of EVENT OF THE YEAR in the WA Sport and Recreation Industry Awards.
Selected from more than 80 applications, the nominations showcased best practice and an exciting, diverse range of projects across WA’s thriving sport and recreation sector. It is an amazing honour for the First National Lake Argyle Swim was selected as the best event of the year form an incredible field of events.
Thankyou to everyone involved. This is a fantastic boost to the region and our tourism sector. It is awesome that local athletes can be assured they have access to an event of world class quality on their door step. The award also provides our incredible sponsors and supporters the further recognition they deserve.
Thanks again for making the First National Kimberley Lake Argyle Swim Event of the Year. The Committee is delighted to have such loyal and generous support.
Find our other Exciting Sports Events in Amazing Locations:
Ord River Paddle, Kununurra Half Marathon, Broome Marathon and Lake Argyle Adventure Race
For all your essential event information, please read:
Competitor Handbook - everything you need to know about the event, or the Race Information page, with FAQ's - all the key information and questions, or the Spectator page - options for friends and family
Lake Argyle Swim Inc.
PO Box 1184
Kununurra WA 6743