Event Day Information


Race Start

Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim | 10:00am, Sunday 2nd December 2018 | Bondi Beach

Wave Sequence
Fastest Times
Average Times
Wave 1 10:00am Elite M&F M 22:29
F 24:53
M 37:30
F 39:44
Wave 2 10.03am U20's M&F M 26:11
F 27:42
M 46:06
F 46:00
    20-24 M&F M 27:35
F 27:49
M 54:57
F 56:20
Wave 3 10.06am 50-59 M M 27:35
F 27:49
M 59:27
F 57:59
Wave 4
10:07am 50-59 F M 27:35
F 27:49
M 59:27
F 57:59
Wave 5
10.09am 60+ M M 27:35
F 27:49
M 59:27
F 57:59
Wave 6
10:10am 60+ F M 27:35
F 27:49
M 59:27
F 57:59
Wave 7
10.13am Fins Floaties, Families & Friends M&F M 32:55
F 35:06
M 1:01:46
F 1:04:29

10 minutes break

Wave 8 10.23am 35-39 M  M 27:11
 M 56:11
Wave 9
10.26am 30-34 &
F F 30:10
F 26:22
F 57:12
F 1:00:09
Wave 10
10.29am 25-29 M&F M 26:39
F 27:06
M 53:24
F 56:19

10 minutes break

Wave 11
10.39am 40-44 M&F M 29:15
F 27:10
M 58:13
F 56:26
Wave 12 10.42am 45-49 M&F M 25:53
F 29:48
M 46:04
F 57:17
Wave 13 10.45am 30-34 M M 25:55 M 54:52


Why do we have waves?

  1. For swimmer and our water team’s safety, as 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

Wetsuit Policy

We want to run a fair event for all, however swimmer safety is absolutely paramount.

Every swimmer is welcome to wear a wetsuit, however 'wettie-wearers' will be listed in their own category for results, NOT in age groups and will not be eligible for overall or age group prizes.



Bondi Beach provides metered parking in the Park Drive and ticketed parking in Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Bronte Beach offers paid parking in the Bronte Beach Cutting car park.

Many competitors park at Bronte and walk the coastal walk from Bronte to Bondi and leave their personal belongings in the security area, which is bagged and transported back to Bronte, prior to the completion of the swim.

Public Transport

Both Bronte and Bondi Beaches provide great public transport options.

Bronte Beach is linked by the NEW 440 bus service to Central Railway Station via Bondi Junction Railway Station with buses running on a Sunday every 20 mins. Bondi Junction Railway Station is located at the end of the Eastern Suburbs railway line with a regular service to Martin Place and Town Hall, in the city and Central Railway Station.

Bondi Beach has a number of Bus Services (365, 380, 381, L82), running every 10 mins to Circular Quay and Central Railway Station.

Spectators & Supporters

The Bondi to Bronte ocean swim follows the coast from Bondi Beach around Mackenzies point, past Tamarama Beach and into Bronte.

The Bronte to Bondi coastal walk provides spectators and supporters with a spectacular view of the course and all the swimmers from the cliff top path. The walk forms an amphitheatre for spectators to follow all the action in the water.

Personal Belongings

There will be several baggage delivery times, so if you are in a later wave group you can keep your clothes, keeping warm for longer. Look for the large van in the parking area near the registrations area - or ask any of our helpful event crew.

You will be given a tag to tie and write your name and contact details on and will be transported to Bronte Beach. The swimmer bags will be delivered into the park area where they will separated by swim wave colours. There will be a team who will secure and help you locate your bag easily. 

Registrations | Open at 7:30am on Event Day

All swimmers need to mark off their name on the morning at the registration tables in the Bondi Beach Event Site. At registration you will need to collect your ankle strap timing chip and your colour coded swim cap. Each age group registration table is clearly marked.

Don't be late, as B2B registration closing time is 30 minutes prior to your age category wave time.

B2B Late Entries - 2500 max entries for Event

Late Entries (cash only) are available on Sunday 2nd December at the registration area from 7:30am – 8.30am only, or as late entries sell out.

Please note we have a limit of how many swimmers we can take on the day, so please come down early if you wish to register on the day.

No Credit Card payments available.


After your great achievement of completing Sydney's most classic ocean journey swim it's time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie that Bronte Surf Club is famous for.

The Bronte Kiosk will also be serving an assortment of healthy sandwiches, wraps and rolls as well as fresh fruit juices and smoothies.

Bronte Surf Club is putting on their famous sausage sizzle at the barbecue, a delicacy not to be missed.
Liquid refreshments are available in the club house, so why not join your friends on the balcony and relive your achievement.

Presentation | Bronte Surf Club | 1:00pm

The presentation of prizes, with thanks to Speedo, to the winners and place getters in each age category and teams will take place inside Bronte Surf Club immediately after the 'Dash for Cash'.

All the results from the Bondi to Bronte ocean swim are posted on the club notice board prior to the presentation.

You can also download your result from the iPhone app called ‘sport splits’.

Major Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney


the kids cancer project

Supporting Sponsors

Banana Boat


world series swims

Event Partners

bronte surf club ocean swim partner

waverley council ocean swim partner