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2015 Ocean Swims Season

  Sep 30, 2015

Welcome back!

Spring is here and we are thrilled to open entries for the 2015 Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim, Banana Boat Bronte Junior Ocean Swim & Bronte Bay Swim.

Entries for all events open on Thursday 1st October 2015 on the event website.

The event website has all swim course maps, event information and lots of other helpful information.

We are thrilled to welcome back event sponsors Macquarie, Banana Boat & Speedo, which without them this event would not be possible.

The Bondi & Bronte Training Groups return for another year. These groups run throughout November and are open to anyone who would like to improve their ocean swimming skills. For more information on the training groups go to the Training page.

What's happening in 2015?

Banana Boat Junior Ocean Swim

Open to swimmers from any Nipper Club, who are in Under 9's and older. There is a mini course - 400m & Maxi course - 800m.

Every entrant goes into the Lucky Prize draw and could win the major prize a Bennett Nipper Board valued at $975. Read more here.

Bronte Bay Swim

The 3rd year for this 800m swim, which starts and ends at Bronte Beach. This swim attracts new ocean swimmers, family & friends who want to swim together or those not quite ready for a big 2.2km swim.

The swim waves are open (not age group separated) and have a maximum of 50 people. Read more on the Bronte Bay swim here.

The Kids' Cancer Project

We are thrilled to continue our support of The Kids' Cancer Project for a 5th year! The Kids' Cancer Project is an Australian charity dedicated to finding cures for childhood cancers with the lowest survival rates.

It's easy to set up your fundraising webpage and every swimmer who raises $250 or more gets their entry fee refunded. Get started here.

Stay tuned…

It's just over 9 weeks till the swims, so get back in the water and set your goals for the season. We will have updates on prizes and lots more news in coming weeks.

Happy Swimming.

Bondi to Bronte Team

Have you set your 2014 swim goal?

  Sep 30, 2014

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A new season of swimming - Sensational!!

We are buzzing with excitement for the coming season and we know a heap of you are too... based on the amount of questions coming through about this year's Bondi to Bronte ...

Event Details:

Entries open: 1st October 2014

Swim date: Sunday 7th Dec 2014 (always the 1st Sunday in Dec!)

So what does B2B have install for the 14th year???

  • B2B amended wave sequence - based on feedback, small changes to the organisation of waves - the ladies in the pack should be happy!
  • The Bronte Bay adults 800m swim returns
  • The Banana Boat Junior Ocean Swim invites Nippers from all clubs to join us for fun, challenge and lots of prizes.
  • Lucky door prizes at the post swim presentation.
  • The Teams competition returns - get your team of 4 together to take on the rest!
  • The Training Groups  are back again, for all those wanting to improve their ocean swimming and knowledge of the the course.
  • Great new B2B merchandise!

A big THANKS to our sponsors Macquarie, Banana Boat, Speedo, Bennett Boards, Grace Self Storage for their continued support - without you we wouldn't be able to put on our much loved B2B Ocean Swim for the 14th year!

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A swim for everyone - so get involved!

The Bronte Bay is a lovely 800m swim, from Bronte Beach to Mackenzies Bay and back.

Last year more than 350 participated in the brand new event. We have created this swim for all those people who don't fancy the 2.2km B2B, are new to ocean swimming, recovering from injury, or those who want to ease into the season.

Calling Nippers from all SLSC's - join the fun of the Bronte Junior Ocean Swim!

More than 60 Nippers across 5 age groups had a wonderful time at the Junior Ocean swim last year. Thanks to our sponsors Banana Boat, Speedo & Bennett Boards there are some great lucky draw prizes just for participating, not to mention the age group place prizes. 

The Nippers loved getting involved and it was great to see them enjoy the fun and comradery of the Junior Ocean Swim.

Train with us!

The popular B2B Ocean Swim Training Program returns for the 9th year. The sessions will help you get into ocean swimming shape, understand the course and plan for an enjoyable B2B swim.

There are 2 training groups this year: Sunday B2B group @ Bondi & the Bronte Bay group Sat arvo's at Bronte. Go to the Training Group page for all the info!

Not able to swim this year ??? ☹

Be a part of the day by joining our 100+ volunteers. We love and care for our volunteers with food, beverages, event t-shirt and fun times promised!

To find out more go to our volunteers page here.

The Kids' Cancer Project is once again the proud charity partner of the Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim. Over the past three years Bondi to Bronte participants have raised over $100,000 for vital childhood cancer research.

Swim for a CURE!

With one of the highest incidences of childhood cancer in the world, more Australian children are lost to cancer than any other disease (on average, three children are lost every week). Therapies and treatments can be damaging to young bodies and cause life-long side effects including infertility, secondary cancers, organ toxicity and hormone deficiencies. The only way to improve outcomes for children with cancer is through advances in medical research.

The Kids' Cancer Project's mission is to find a cure for childhood cancer by funding Australia's best medical research. Please join The Kids' Cancer Project and the Bronte Surf Life saving Club in the fight against childhood cancer by fundraising this year.

Our wonderful friends from Speedo are donating a piece of swimming memorabilia to the highest individual fundraiser and don't forget EVERY swimmer who raises $250 or more will get their swim entry fee refunded!

*Swimmers who raise $250 or more for The Kids' Cancer Project will have their entry fee refunded by Bronte SLSC.

In 2013 we were so thrilled that the Bondi to Bronte was again one of the largest 2km+ swims in Australia. The enthusiasm and love of the swim is  something Bronte SLSC is incredibly proud of! 

So who's joining us on Sunday 7th December for the 14th Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim?

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What's on for Winter?

  Jun 19, 2014

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What an incredible Autumn Sydney had... 20-22 degrees in the water, beautiful sunny days - no excuses to get out and enjoy with a swim in some incredible conditions!

A ocean swimming season of wonder... as always.

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What an eventful 2013/2014 season the ocean swimming community had... from heart break (for "awgies" and swimmers alike!) with a couple of cancellations, to some of the calmest, most glorious conditions (some may say boring), back to the challenge of overcoming some big turbulent seas. 

There's one thing for sure - the passion continues to build for ocean swimming.

Macquarie Bondi to Bronte 2014

We have had some wonderful feedback from 2013 and have started fielding questions on the 2014 date - so get your diaries, calendars & smart phones at the ready...

The Macquarie Bondi to Bronte is traditionally the first Sunday in December every year - so lock in Sunday 7th December please - entries will open later in the year.

We can confirm the Bronte Bay swim will return for a 2nd year - for those who aren't quite up for the B2B. The Bronte Bay, an adults 800m swim, from Bronte Beach to Mackenzie's Bay (past Tama) and back.

The Banana Boat Bronte Junior Ocean Swim will also return with 400m & 800m distances for Nippers from any SLSC. Bronte SLSC is passionate about developing the skills and abilities of Nippers and we love celebrating participation through the Junior Ocean Swim.

Fancy a "Big Blue" Greek Swim Adventure this year?

A friend of B2B, Jo Dounias, is once again running "The Big Blue" Swim Tour inspired by Luc Besson's film "The Big Blue", from 25th Sept 2014. The Big Blue swimmers will stay in luxury accommodation at the Aegialis Hotel and Spa on the island of Amorgos for 8 nights.

Jo tells us that "Amorgos Island is an unspoiled, Greek Island which boasts a dramatic coastline, crystal clear water and is proud to have retained it's charm and traditional character... unlike some of the other more "touristy" islands."

Sounds pretty incredible and with a passionate Greek Aussie as your guide - it sounds like a perfect adventure, pre-summer swim getaway!! For more information see all the details in this fact sheet or for daily swim itineraries and more information contact Jo directly email or call 0410524944

B2B continues to support The Kids’ Cancer Project

Bronte SLSC is proud to continue it's support of The Kids' Cancer Project in 2014 and beyond. Over the past 3 years the partnership has raised over $100,000 for kids cancer research!

The success and support from Bondi to Bronte swimmers has been incredible and we thank every fundraiser and their supporters. As a reminder - when you fundraise $250 or more for TKCP you can have your B2B entry refunded (or donated too!).

How can you boost your fundraising in 2014? Many businesses match their employees fundraising efforts... so find out if your employer has a match program! We know of the following who match employees efforts: Macquarie Group, Origin Energy, NAB, Vodaphone, UBS, Westpac, Fosters Group, Russell Investments, Unilever, Google, Deutsche Bank, Sun Microsystems, AMP...

Come along to an ARCHY ARTY PARTY for a swimming great!

Swimming legend, Neil Rogers, is the subject of the inaugural Archibald Portrait by local artist and passionate ocean swimmer Sian Faber

On Wednesday 25th June, Sian will unveil the 4.5m portrait of the dual Olympian and champion butterflyer at Bondi Icebergs from 6.30pm.  Neil or "Coach" as he's known to Sian, has been the voice of the Bondi to Bronte for a decade, amongst many other swims! We encourage everyone to get down to Icebergs next Wednesday to join in celebrating Sian's work of a champion.      

Bondi SLSC to launch Winter Swims!

We are excited about news that Bondi SLSC is planning a couple of winter swims. From what we hear they are currently throwing around a few dates however it's looking like: Sunday 27th July, Sunday 24th Aug and Sunday 21st Sept.    

It's great that there will be a few more events to keep us going through Winter and for those preparing for SLS World titles in France later in the year. 

If you have any questions or would like more info on B2B don't hesitate to drop us an email

Happy Swimming!

Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim 7th December 2014

2013 B2B this Sunday!

  Nov 29, 2013

Are you getting your swim on?

All eyes are on this Sunday with more than 1500 signed up and ready to take on the wonderful, epic, adventure that is the Bondi to Bronte.

A huge welcome to the Bronte Bay swimmers we are thrilled you are taking part in the inaugural swim.

We are told there was a massive 400 on-the day registrations at Coogee Island, last weekend - save yourselves the hassle of registering on the day!

Entry price: $40 online or $50 cash on the day, enter a team for free once all individuals are entered. Unfortunately we are unable to take team registrations on the day - so get your team entered tonight - prizes to be won!

Online registrations for all events close at 10pm, Friday 29th November. 

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The Kids' Cancer Project say thanks for the support!

An incredible fundraising effort this year by B2B swimmers for the event charity partner The Kids' Cancer Project. So far over $26,000 has been raised for this incredible organisation in 2013. There is still time to support a fellow swimmer who is fundraising... help them acheive their goal to help The Kids' Cancer Project find a cure for cancer!

Macquarie have kindly donanted two great prizes for the top 2 fundraisers as well as matching all Macquarie staff fundraising efforts.

Last minute tips for a great swim...

Stay Warm & Hydrated

The wonderful people at Grace Self Storage will be transporting all swimmer belongings to Bronte Park again this year. This means you can stay in your clothing longer. Leave your valuables at home and only bring the absolute essentials like a water bottle!

Know the course, your ability & your strategy for the start

Study the course and conditions so you can plan your swim effectively. Listen to the swim briefing prior to each wave start. Be aware of your own ability, start behind others if you don't like a few (unintentional) bumps. Watch other waves tackle the start and work out what's best for you. 

The B2B aint no pool!

11 fluoro pink markers/buoys and the giant pink banner (you can see from Mackenzie's) will again guide you to Bronte. Make sure you look up to check your course often. The last buoy will be fluoro green, so that's when you know to turn for the finish. Careful of those dumpers! Be sure to look back for the waves coming behind you.

Other Swimmers and you

Ocean swimming is the 2nd biggest growth sport in the world - so there are heaps of newbies in every swim, every year.

So please be aware of other swimmers and don't be overly aggressive! There's also no don't react if you do get bumped, hopefully it's an unintentional bump.

If you are new to ocean swimming please be aware of the two things that ocean swimmers do not tolerate:

1. NEVER breast stroke around the buoys. If you do, you will kick someone in the face or chest... and that may come back at you! So just don't do it!

2. NEVER annoy another swimmer by toe touching whilst drafting... give each other some space, go wide if you want to overtake... don't be a pest or bully.

We are excited for a great day!

We would like to say a huge thanks to the event partners for helping us make the day a great one for all swimmers... Macquaire, Banana Boat, Speedo, Grace Self Storage, Bennett Surfboards & Schick are this year's amazing supporters.

Here's a sneak peak of what's on offer at Bronte this year...

Macquarie wishes you the best of luck this weekend in the Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim! Be sure to capture your special moment at the Macquarie Photo Wall on the beach in front of Bronte Surf Club from 10am to 12pm on the day. You can also share your photo and achievement with your friends by uploading it to your Facebook page.

Celebrate with us at the post event Presentations

Everyone is welcome at the post event Presentations after the finish of the Dash for Cash. Those who join us upstairs in the Club will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win loads of lucky draw prizes. Macqaurie, Banana Boat and Speedo prizes are on offer... as well as some bar vouchers for the Bronte SLSC bar!

We hope you can all stick around for the entertainment and post swim celebrations!

See you on the beach!

1 Week to Go for B2B Ocean Swim!

  Nov 24, 2013

Have you entered & started fundraising for The Kids' Cancer Project? 

So far there are 37 awesome B2B Hero's who have raised more than $16,000

Huge shout out's to John Austin who has raised $2,375 and his team of Tom, Harry & Richard who together have raised over $5,500!!! 

Dan Mor has raised over $2,230 and Ben Mills $1,920 - incredible efforts by these fundraisers to support a charity whom are funding some of the most exciting research and clinical trials in the fight to cure cancer! 

If you are not up for the fundraising challenge, why not support one of the 37 Hero's who are! Read the news on the latest step towards a cure for cancer by researchers at UNSW, funded by The Kids' Cancer Project here

Are you swimming B2B?

On the morning of B2B check the conditions at Bronte, then walk around to Bondi. You will see the course set up, identify the best place to come in at Bronte and look for your points of reference. Look out for the pink banner, hung from the southern headland at Bronte and this year the last buoy will be fluoro green, different to the other 10 fluoro pink buoys along the course.

Come down to cheer on the kids!

All the Nippers are excited for The Banana Boat Bronte Junior Ocean Swim. To encourage all Nippers to have a go there will be lots of great prizes up for grabs. From age category prizes, to lucky draw prizes, even a Nipper Board, donated by our friends from Bennett Surfboards, Thanks guys - got to be in it to win it!

Are you swimming the Bronte Bay?

Like all swims we recommend you get down to the beach early so you can check the conditions for the Bronte Bay.

The Junior Ocean Swim is on from 8am, so come down early, cheer the Nippers on and you may also get some tips from how they tackle the conditions!

What's on offer at B2B 2013

We want everyone to have a great B2B experience and we put in a huge amount of work into making that happen.

There are more than 130 friendly volunteers who will be helping out from 6am on the day, from set-up, water safety, registrations, the famous Bronte BBQ, swimmer baggage, to the finishline and water station crews!

There will be hot towels (dryers in the Bronte SLSC changerooms) for those who feel the cold... but we are expecting, hoping and praying for an amazing, hot summer (please return!) day of course!

The wonderful Neil Rogers is back again as our expert and entertaining MC and we will have music from Phillip Moorea from Gypsy Rythyms to entertain everyone!

The Dash for Cash will run immediately after the final swimmers have finished B2B - everyone is welcome to give it a go! It is approximately a 400m dash out to a single buoy and back with $500 cash to the fastest male and female.

Everyone is welcome to the post event presentations and anyone who attends the presentations will be in the running to win one of the great lucky draw prizes we have this year!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the day... Online entries close 10pm, Friday 29th November - if you haven't signed up yet, do it now to avoid hassles on the day.

Sign up to swim B2B or the Bronte Bay today!

We hope you have a fantastic next swim, wherever that may be!

Major Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney

Charity

the kids cancer project

Supporting Sponsors

Banana Boat

Speedo

world series swims

2xu

be natural

tomato

Event Partners

bronte surf club ocean swim partner

waverley council ocean swim partner

  Merchandise

B2B merchandise on sale with the iconic B2B logo, and all proceeds go to Bronte Surf Life Saving Club!

bondi to bronte ocean swim merchandise

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  Fundraise

Help The Kids Cancer Project to find a cure for Childhood Cancer. Start fundraising today!


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