3rd Penang International Cross Channel Swim 2017

March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

5:30 To 0:00


Local Malaysian participants at RM190.00; Foreign participants at USD$90.00 or RM405

Event Description

The Penang Cross Channel Swim is a unique & challenging sports event and many open water swimmers will want to add this event to their achievements but not all who attempt it will succeed

It is not easy organizing this event as we have to get permissions from the Port Authorities and coordinate as the Penang Channel is also a busy port with ships passing through

For those who wants to attempt this challenge to swim across the Penang Channel, it is an opportunity as individuals cannot swim across the channel without proper permission which has been arranged through this event, the logistics, neccessary permits,etc.

Dates | Tarikh | 日期 :      25th March 2017 (Saturday)
Time | Masa | 時間 :         5:30am
Venue | Tempat | 地點 :  Gurney Drive (Beach Front behind 8 Condo) to Pantai Bersih (Mainland Butterworth)
Closing Date for registration | Tarikh Tutup utk pendaftaran | 截止日期 :  12 noon 1st March 2017

Pre-Race Briefing and Race Kit Collection

1. Friday, 24th March, time and place to be advised

  • Participants can opt to attend a race briefing by the Race Director Mr Ang TH & collect race kits as well.


2. Opt to collect their race kits on race day Saturday 25th at 5.30~6.30am at the Secretariat booth at Gurney Drive (Beach front behind 8 Gurney Condominium).

  • Participants will be able to surrender their items, collect the race kit and also check-in there as well.

REGISTRATION for all swimmers will close at 6.30am on race day

  • All swimmers are strongly advised to wear a full suit for the race and to be fully aware of the jellyfish hazard

Full Cross Channel Swim (6.0km)

  • Men 40 and below (born 1977 and after)
  • Women 40 and below (born 1977 and after)
  • Men 41 and above (born 1976 and before)
  • Women 41 and above (born 1976 and before)

Route Map

Start Point from Gurney Drive (Beach Front behind 8 Gurney Condo)
End Point at Pantai Bersih, Mainland Butterworth (Lobster Seafood Restaurant)
Total distance: 6.45km (4.01 mi)

Route Map

Event Schedule 

5.30amReporting & Registration of Swimmers at Gurney Drive (Beach front behind 8 Condo)
6.30amRegistration close

  • Swimmers who come in after the registration closing time will not be allowed to swim
7.00amFlag off for Penang Cross Channel swimmers
by YB Puan Chong Eng, PENANG State EXCO Youth & Sports, Women, Family & Community Development
7.15amVIPs / Race Director / Technical Officials transfer to Boats / Bus
11.00amRace Ends
Light refreshments
7.00pmFriendship & Victory Dinner @ Penang Golf Club, Bukit Jambul Official Speeches & Prize Presentation Ceremony By VIPs
Distribution & Collection Certificates & Finishers’ Medals


  • Trophies will be awarded to the top ten finishers in each category
  • Finisher’s medals (an exclusive Penang Pewter 3D medal) will be awarded to all swimmers who complete the entire distance of the channel swim
  • All swimmers will receive a Certificate of Participation

Additional Information or Registration Details

Entry Fee

  • Local Malaysian participants at RM190.00 (Ringgit Malaysia One Hundred and Ninety) per swimmer
  • Foreign participants at USD$90.00 (US Dollars Ninety) or RM405 (Ringgit Malaysia Four Hundred And Five) per swimmer
  • Early registrants will receive a free safe swimmer float worth RM 100.00 whilst stocks last

Participant Entitlement
All participants will stand to receive the following entitlement:

  • Finisher Medal
  • T-shirt
  • Goodies Bags
  • Certificate
  • Lucky Draw
  • Insurance
  • Light Refreshment


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