B2B Ocean Swim Event Information

Swim Details

Event Date: Sunday December 04, 2016

Event Location: Bondi Beach - Registrations are in the Event Site on Bondi Beach.

Event Start Time: 10:15am, race briefing on beach at 10:00am and will be repeated prior to the start of each wave 

Course length & structure: approximately 2.4km (depending on conditions on the day) keeping all high visibility fluoro pink bouys on your right. The final bouy is fluoro green as is the giant sheet hung from south Bronte headland to help with course navigation once swimmers have passed Mackenzie's Point.

Swimmer Information Booklet:

2016 Swimmer Booklet 2016 Swimmer Booklet (2402 KB)


Entries:

B2B General Entry:  $50.00 Online, includes Event T-Shirt
Ends 5:00pm Fri Nov 25 
B2B Late Entry:
$50.00 Online, includes Mesh Cap
Ends 10:00pm Fri Dec 02 
B2B Day Entry:
$60.00 Cash 
8:00am - 9:30am, Event Day 
Package Entry:
$60.00 Online // $70 Event Day
**Dates as above

Who can enter: anyone aged 13yrs+ (Please read the Safety and Risk Warning Statement prior to entering.)

Event Program

07:30

Registration Open (All Events)

@ Bondi Beach - Event Site

08:30

Briefing / Marshaling (800m events)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)

08:45

800m Bondi Bay Swim & 800m JOS Start

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)

09:00

Briefing / Marshaling (400m JOS)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)

09:15

400m Junior Ocean Swim Start

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)

10:00

Briefing / Marshaling (B2B)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)

10:15-10:50

Bondi to Bronte Start (Elite & Age Group Waves)

@ Start Area (Bondi Beach)

12:30pm

Dash for Cash Start

@ Bronte Beach (Finish Area)

1:30pm

Presentations

@ Bronte SLSC (Upstairs)

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

 

Categories

Age Groups / Age Categories

Elite Division* 30-34 years 55-59 years
U16 years 35-39 years 60-64 years
16-19 years 40-44 years 65-69 years
20-24 years 45-49 years 70 years +
25-29 years 50-54 years Fins, Floaties, Families or Friends

Minimum Age of Competitors is 13 years old on race day.

Teams - 4 members whose ages are combined to give the total team age

  • Under 90 years - combined ages must be between 52 - 89 years
    e.g. 13yrs, 13yrs, 17yrs, 21 years = 64 years
  • 90+ years - combined ages total 90 - 129yrs
    e.g. 21yrs, 25yrs, 25yrs, 42 years = 113 years
  • 130+ years - combined ages total 130 - 149yrs
    e.g. 33yrs, 35yrs, 38yrs, 42 years = 148 years
  • 150+ years - combined ages total 150 or more
    e.g. 44yrs, 45yrs, 55yrs, 58 years = 152 years

Instructions for entering a team:

  • Decide on who your swimmers will be – check the ages of each
  • Decide on a team name – all members must use the same team name
  • Each swimmer in the team must complete their individual B2B entry first including their team name in their individual swimmer entry form online
  • Once all individuals have entered, the team captain can enter the team – stating each of the swimmers names.

Please note the 2015 wetsuit allowance and prize policy. If you swim in the Elite Wave, you are not eligible for age category prizes.

*Elite Division

The Bondi to Bronte Swim will offer a separate wave for the fastest swimmers. This Elite Open Wave will be the first wave off the beach (see terms and conditions).

Competitors from last year’s event who swam in the 'Elite Wave' are eligible to enter into the category again.

All other entrants for the 'Elite Wave' should submit an entry for the 'Elite Wave' to the Race Director for consideration.

Approval is given by the Race Director whose decision is final. If you would like to enter into the 'Elite Wave' on the race day you will have to seek approval from the Race Director at the 'Elite Wave' registration table.
Please email the race director at swims@bonditobronte.com.au with 1 of the following -

  • recent 2km+ open water time, event name & event date
  • current 100m pool split time
  • current 2km pool time

Wave Information for 2016

Why do we have waves?

  1. For swimmer and our water team safety, we need to limit numbers in the water at any one time
  2. To ensure swimmers are within a category suitable for their age
  3. To ensure fairness in competition and promote sportsmanship

Why are 10 min breaks scheduled between the waves?

  1. To maintain swimmer safety at all times
  2. To limit the number of swimmers on the course at any one time
  3. To all allow B2B management to assess the conditions and make safe judgement calls for the continuation of the event
  4. To allow for the on-water safety team rotation

Cash and Prizes

$500 cash to the 1st male and female Elite category winners.
$500 cash to the 1st male and female Dash for Cash winners.

Wonderful prizes from our sponsor, Speedo, will awarded to the following B2B age category placegetters:

  1. Fastest non-wettie wearer
  2. 2nd fastest non-wettie wearer
  3. Fastest wettie wearer 

B2B Teams Prizes: each team member (4 max) of the fastest team in their age category wins a prize!

The age categories are:

  • Under 90 years - combined ages must be between 52 - 89 years (minimum age is 13)
  • 90+ years - combined ages total 90 - 129yrs
  • 130+ years - combined ages total 130 - 149yrs
  • 150+ years - combined ages total 150 or more

Join us post swim at the presentations as our incredible sponsors have some great lucky draw prizes to give away! Anyone that attends the swim presentations goes into the draw!

Major Prize Draw

World Series Swims is proud to provide the Major Prize for Bondi to Bronte swimmers.

Just enter Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim or Bondi Bay Swim online and you will go into the draw to win a return trip for two people to the 2017 Noosa Summer Swim.

Prize details:

  • Return flights for two people thanks to Tourism Noosa (Sydney - Sunshine Coast) 
  • Accommodation in a twin/double room for 2 nights 
  • Two entries into any event at the Noosa Summer Swim on February 11-12, 2017
  • "Tips & Tricks" session with Olympic legend Michael Klim at the Noosa Summer Swim race start zone
  • Plus loads of extras including VIP treatment with World Series Swims

Visit the Tourism Noosa website for more information on the region: www.visitnoosa.com.au 

Bondi to Bronte is thrilled to partner with World Series Swims for the love of incredible, iconic ocean swims!

For more click here World Series Swims.

$1,000 Dash for Cash - Surf Swim Sprint Competition

Once you have achieved your goal of completing this classic event, why not test yourself against the best surf competitors in the 'Dash for Cash'.

Open to anyone who has completed the B2B or Bronte Bay swim. You've got to be in it to win it!

The Dash for Cash will be held at Bronte Beach after the 'Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim' is complete.

The 'Dash for Cash' is divided into two groups, the male and female, who race each other over a 250-350m course through the surf around a buoy and back to the beach.

The winner takes all, the combined cash prize this year is $1,000. $500 for the male and female winner, there are no minor prizes. It's all action in the 'Dash for Cash'.










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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