Swimming souls and their goals...
There is something very special about ocean swimming - it is intensely personal. The motivations, inspirations, goals and expectations all differ (sometimes greatly) from swim to swim & swimmer to swimmer.
We have love getting all your feedback... here's just some of the feedback that we received from last year's B2B...
What people loved about 2012 B2B: the challenge, freebies, the volunteers, the warm towels, the Bronte BBQ, the spirit of the day!
What you didn't like: the conditions, the swell, the wind! You'll be pleased to know sparkling, amazing conditions generally happen 1 in every 3 years... (true fact!) So by that 12 year trend, B2B IS DUE FOR AN AMAZING DAY! (We figure the more we say it the more it may happen!)
Wetsuits in or out: 75% said IN if cold, however prizes was a point of contention! It was split 65/35, by people saying open it up & make it about participation to no-one who wears a wettie should get a prize... this year, wetties and non-wetties times will be split, 1st & 2nd non-wetties get the prizes, third prize will be the fastest of the 3rd non-wettie OR the fastest wettie.
Names of entries listed: Yes or No? It was split down the line... but then a huge amount of late responses came in to push it over the line in favour... as of next week we will be listing who's entered, this will be updated each Friday. So you can check if your lippy mates have entered or if you will be swimming against your nemesis! Go to the Entries List to see who's entered so far.
Fundraising motivates you for B2B? Most said they would do B2B anyway, however most like that we support another charity organisation.
The Kids' Cancer Project are a fantastic organisation and our goal this year is the elusive $40,000. So far more than $5,000 has been raised so please spruik your swim or throw your support behind a fellow swimmer.
Shout outs to: Julie Perrissel - go to her page... scroll down to see her hilarious map called Julie takes on the sharks!
Kurt Bonney - sans water jet pack for this swim!
Will Hanson- asking friends to scrounge up loose coins & say no to that last drink...
B2B for TKCP team of John, Tom, Richard and Harry (come on - someone show some support for Harry!) these guys have raised over $3,400 already!
A huge thank you to all the fundraisers and their supporters...
So what are you doing to prepare? Increasing your distance, frequency, less pool/more ocean, focussing on ins & outs? The training groups are now underway with a great bunch of enthusiastic swimmers, who are focussed on achieving their B2B goals...
Whatever your preparation involves our friends from Speedo have a special offer for you to get whatever kit you need for this ocean swimming season.
20% off everything online for the month of November!!!
So what's your next swim...? This month there are an incredible 11 swims in NSW to chose from - Umina, Collaroy, Balmain, Cronulla, Toowoon Bay, Coogee, Dee Why, Tweed River and even a brand new 3 Bay Challenge in the East!
We love hearing the passions, experiences and plans... there's always plans for the next swim! So share with us on the B2B Facebook page
Will we be seeing you on the 1st December 2013???
Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim 10am - Enter here!
Banana Boat Bronte Junior Ocean Swim 8am - all juniors have the chance to win the lucky draw of a Bennett Nipper board, valued at $895 - Enter your Nipper here!
The Bronte Bay 9am - our new 800m swim for adults! Swim with your friends and family, no age category waves - Enter here!
Don't forget it's FREE to enter a B2B Team, just enter as individuals first and then get your team captain to register your team - prizes for 1st & 2nd teams! Enter here!