banana boat bronte junior ocean swim

Junior Ocean Swim Event Information

An assessment of conditions has been held at Bondi Beach in consultation with Bondi Lifeguards at midday.

Bronte Beach is currently closed to the public and is likely to remain closed tomorrow.

Due to the prevailing swell and wind conditions, Bondi Beach will still be very favourable for all swims and an alternative B2B swim course will be offered.

Changes to the program and courses are as follows:

Bondi to Bronte

  • An alternative course (2.0km) will be provided starting and finishing at Bondi Beach
  • Start times are unchanged (9:45am – First Wave)

Bay Swim

  • Course and start times are unchanged (8:30am)

Junior Ocean Swim

  • 400m & 800m Courses transferred to Bondi Beach
  • Start time: 8:35am
  • Registration held at Bondi Event Site (Bondi Beach)


B2B Day Entry: $60 Cash 7:30am - 9:00am, Event Day
Package Entry: $70 Cash 7:30am - 8:30am, Event Day
JOS Entry: $15 Cash 7:30am - 8:30am, Event Day
Bay Swim: $25 Cash 7:30am - 8:30am, Event Day


Wetsuit Policy Update

The water temperature today at Bronte Beach is approximately 16 degrees. We are now encouraging everyone with a wetsuit (if available) to wear it. All wetsuit wearers are also now eligible for all prizes - Elite & Age Groups.


Event Program


Bondi Registration Open (All Events)

@ Bondi Beach - Event Site


Briefing / Marshaling (800m)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


800m Bondi Bay Swim

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Briefing / Marshaling (800m JOS)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


800m JOS Start

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Briefing / Marshaling (400m JOS)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


400m JOS Start

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Briefing / Marshaling (B2B)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Bondi to Bronte Start (Elite & Age Group Waves)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)


Dash for Cash Start

@ Bondi Beach (Finish Area)



@ Bronte SLSC (Upstairs)

**Registration & Day Entries closes 30 mins prior to each event start time

Event Date: Sunday December 03, 2017

Entry Price: $10 online or $15 on the day

Who can enter: Any registered Nipper (2017/18 season) from under 9's - under 13's. Enter your child into the wave that corresponds to their Nippers age group.

Major Prize: Carbon Fibre Nipper race board by JM Paddleboards! Random Draw, all Junior swimmers

Swimmer Information Booklet:

2017 Swimmer Booklet 2017 Swimmer Booklet (2444 KB)

Age Categories

This event is for the budding ocean swimmer! We know the kids love to get in and have a go with their friends so this event is open to all kids from ANY Nipper Club*.

This event is only open to Nippers as it is vital that all kids swimming in the Banana Boat Bronte Junior Ocean Swim are proficient in the ocean, as Bronte is known for it's challenging surf conditions.   

Mini Course - 400m

Maxi Course - 800m

U9 years Boys & Girls

U11 years Boys & Girls

U10 years Boys & Girls

U12 years Boys & Girls

Combined U11 - 13's Boys & Girls

U13 years Boys & Girls

* Age groups are as per their 2017/2018 Nipper age groups.


On the Day

It is important you hydrate, eat a little, warm up & stretch - MOST IMPORTANTLY KNOW THE CONDITIONS OF BONDI BEACH. The compulsory swimmer briefing will cover what the conditions are on the day, the course and the directions for swimmers to take and have an enjoyable swim.

BONDI Beach can be affected by both wind a swell, so it is important to come down early and check out the conditions, look at the course and plan your best approach.If you are not sure, ask one of our caring water safety team whom will be happy to assist you.


All swimmers need to mark off their name on the morning at the registration tables in the Bondi Beach Event Site. Registrations open at 7:30am, so you can collect your timing ankle strap and your wave's coloured swim cap.

You will need to know what wave you are registered in and go to that table. Our friendly volunteers from Bronte Surf Life Saving Club are there to help you so please come prepared with your wave number to avoid delays.

Don't be late, registrations close 30 minutes before your event commences.

Late Entries

Late entries will be accepted on the day - $15 cash only. There will be a late entries table set up from 7:00am - please bring the correct cash to help out!

Results & Prizes

Results will be available on the website from around 2:00pm on the Sunday. Prizes will be presented at the finish line shortly after the event has finished - please stick around. 

Fastest boy and girl in each group will win a great prize. Our sponsors and event partners will be donating these prizes, with more details to follow.

A Major Prize is also up for grabs for all JOS swimmers - a Carbon Fibre Nipper race board by JM Paddleboard!  This will be drawn at the JOS Presentations, approx 9:30am in the Bronte SLSC

For the chauffers of the Junior Ocean Swimmers:


We recommend public transport or try to car pool with friends to reduce costs and the traffic congestion in the area.

Bronte Beach offers paid parking in the cutting on the south side of the beach and there is 2 hour timed parking in most streets around the beach.

Public Transport

There are various public transport options to Bronte Beach.

Bronte Beach is linked by the 378 bus service to Central Railway Station via Bondi Junction Railway Station with buses running on a Sunday every 20 mins. Alternatively there is a 361 bus from Bondi Junction to Tamarama; from there it's a short walk to Bronte Beach.


Major Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney


the kids cancer project

Supporting Sponsors

Banana Boat


world series swims


be natural


Event Partners

bronte surf club ocean swim partner

waverley council ocean swim partner


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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