Ocean Swim Training

Bondi to Bronte Training Clinic - 2018

The ever popular Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim clinic returns again in 2018 for its 13th year. With the aim of encouraging everyone to get into ocean swimming shape, the program helps people understand the Bondi to Bronte course conditions, and ultimately to prepare for an enjoyable B2B swim!

The clinic is open to all swimmers who intend on swimming the B2B, the Bondi Bay 800m or those who just want some ocean swimming skill development at the start of the summer ocean swimming season.

Like last year, the clinic will be run by Wally Eggleton. Wally is a current Bondi Lifeguard and with multiple gold medals to his name for surf swimming, his experience and knowledge in the ocean will take these sessions and your skills to another level.

The clinic will take place on Saturday 24th November 2018 at 8am and finish at approximately 11am. Please arrive at 7.40am to get ready.

Sunday 25th November is the Coogee Island Challenge Ocean Swim and as part of our B2B preparation we recommend you swim at this event to simply blow out any cobwebs before the B2B!

B2B Clinic

Meeting at the Bondi Rescue Lifeguard tower on the promenade at 7:40am for 8am start.

The date for this year:

Saturday 24th November 8am-11am

The cost is $80/per person. Anyone that can present their entry in to the 2018 B2B on the day of the clinic will only pay $60.

What to expect: The clinic will start off at a steady pace in order to help build on the skills you'll need. As the program continues, we will be diving into more challenging drills.

Please note, we will not be swimming laps of Bondi or Bronte Bay in this program. It is designed to develop your ocean swimming skills, so it is advised that you do your own lap training on the side in order to get swim fit.

If you cannot swim 1km in the pool, then you need to do more swim practice before joining this group. We cannot have entry level swimmers joining this group, swimming in the ocean, as it could become a safety hazard.

The training session covers the following skill development topics:

  • Water entry for start of race
  • Negotiating the break
  • Rip identification and use
  • Slip stream swimming techniques
  • Dealing with other swimmers thrashing around you
  • Locating the buoys during your swim
  • Catching waves

Each swimmer will receive a high visibility swim cap which has to be worn at the session.

Each swimmer is required to bring: swimmers, towel, goggles, water, sunscreen and wetsuit (recommended).

Conditions: Please ensure that you make payment by cash at Bondi during the first training session. If due to the weather and/or surf conditions, the clinic has to be cancelled at anytime during the session, no refunds can be offered.


Please complete the below online registration form to participate.

Clinic Trainer

The Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim Training Program will be run by Wally Eggleton.

Wally Eggleton has previously won two Bondi to Bronte swims in the elite division. He is an Australian Surf life Saving Gold Medal winner in multiple events (pictured right).



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Major Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney


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Supporting Sponsors

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Event Partners

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All Volunteers are eligible for patrol hours, get an Event Crew T-Shirt, breakfast, lunch and a complimentary drink in the Club bar after the event.

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