Ocean Swim Training
Bondi to Bronte Training Program for 2013
The popular Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim Training Program returns in 2013 for the 8th year, encouraging everyone get into ocean swimming shape, helping people understand the course conditions, for get ready for an enjoyable B2B swim.
This year in response to the launch of the Bronte Bay 800m swim we will be running two different training groups. The training session run for 1 hour over 4 weeks.
These training groups are open to all swimmers who want to or intend on swimming the B2B, the BB800m or those who just want some ocean swimming skill development at the start of the summer ocean swimming season.
B2B Training Group
8am at Bondi Beach, meeting at the Bondi Rescue lifeguard tower on the promenade at 7:45am. The dates for this year are: Sundays 27th October, November 3rd, November 17th and then at Bronte Beach from 3pm on the 30th November. This last session will focus on Bronte Beach conditions and water exit skills.
Bronte Bay Training Group
3pm at Bronte Beach, meeting on the ground floor steps of Bronte Surf Life Saving Club, next to the Bronte lifeguard office on the promenade at 2:45pm. The dates for this year are: Saturdays 2nd, 16th , 23rd and 30th November.
The cost is $80/per person cash or cheque payment.
What to expect: The training starts off at a very easy level to help build on the skills you'll need. As the program continues, we will be diving into more challenging drills. Just a heads up though, we're not swimming laps of Bondi Bay or Bronte Pool in this program, it's designed to develop your ocean swimming skills, so you need to do your own training on the side to get swim fit.
The training session covers the following skill development topics:
Each swimmer will be given a swim cap. Each swimmer is required to bring: swimmers, towel, goggles, water, sunscreen and wetsuit (if needed).
Conditions: Please ensure that you make payment at Bondi during the first training session. If you are unable to attend all training sessions, the full training fee still applies. If due to the weather and/or surf conditions any of the training sessions have to be cancelled, no refunds can be offered.
Please complete the below online registration form to participate and if you have any queries about the program, call KMS Events on 02 9011 7911.
Ocean Swim Training Testimonials
"Thank you very much for the training. I don't think I would have attempted the swim under those conditions if it hadn't been for your training. What you taught us really helped me in the first meters of the race. I completed the swim, I really enjoyed it, and I wasn't the last one to reach the finish line! I'm looking forward to the next race. Best regards". Diego
I been meaning to write to you to thank you for the training sessions for B2B this year; although was my second year to it was as just as enjoyable as the first (even more maybe due to the significantly warmer conditions); it is a great program you run and last year it really gave me the confidence I needed to get out and tackle some of the more challenging swims including the B2B and Palm to Whale. We all really enjoyed the training; and will mostly likely be back again next year as it is a great way to start the summer". Greg
"Mark and I had a laugh on race day. We recalled you saying something like "check out the waves at Bronte and before starting, they're often significantly different at each beach". Sure, we thought, rolling our eyes. Like, how different can they be? As you said in your email "On the morning at Bronte, the conditions were rough and ugly ...". At Bondi the waves were gentle. Your point was proved...hence why we did the training i guess. To misquote Donald Rumsfeld: We didn't know what we didn't know. Nearly pulled the pin after seeing those Bronte waves, justifiably i would have thought seeing i wanted my first swim to be a happy experience, but the optimism of everyone at the beach convinced me that it was OK to go. Figured i had to trust you and your teams judgement,( plus the training we'd put in!). The pushing back of the 'old farts' start increased anxiety a bit but one minute out from the gun i asked the lifeguard nearby what Bronte was like."It's come good just as the race has begun" he said. That sealed the deal. The guards at Bronte were superb, especially those treading water in the swell at Bronte guiding the swimmers through. Appreciate all the work you put into making this event happen, happen safely and happen with a great sence of fun and accomplishment". Ross
Register below for the 2013 Training Program