Event Crew - Volunteer Information

Thankyou for signing up as a volunteer.  Please refer to the volunteer briefing document for an overview of your role on the day.

If you have any questions about your role on the day, please contact Kimberly Johns.

Site Managers and Contacts

Race Director - Stephen Ford

Event Manager - John Guise

Bondi Beach Manager - Kimberly Johns          Bondi Volunteer Manager -  Kimberly Johns

Bronte Beach Manager - Peter Butcher             Bronte Volunteer Manager - Mandi O'Sullivan-Jones    

Water Safety Managers -
Bronte: Warren Whillier
Bondi: Anthony Mossman

The Bondi to Bronte would not be possible without the amazing and dedicated volunteers whom are committed to ensuring all swimmers and supporters have a wonderful and memorable swim.

To encourage participation and to acknowledge your commitment and support of the event, 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.

This is a mass participation event we are incredibly proud to host. An event of this nature means that rain hail or shine all volunteers must turn up no matter what the conditions at 6am, so please ensure you arrive for your designated shift and we'll inform you of any changes in plan!

Bondi Beach Site

Bondi Beach registration and beach set up teams are offered transport leaving from Bronte Beach at 6.10am SHARP.

Please be at Bronte from 6:00am to help load the buses, mark your names off and receive your volunteer merchandise. 

The teams operating at Bondi are the beach set up team, the registration and merchandise team.

Bronte Beach Site

All Bronte crew need to be on site from 6:00am which involves the following areas:

  • Junior Ocean Swim 
  • Water station and refreshments
  • First Aid and recovery area
  • Swimmer baggage
  • BBQ 
  • Merchandise

Water Safety

Craft Water Safety Managers: Warren Whillier & Anthony Mossman

Boards - all Bronte SLSC boards will need to be used for the event. Please ensure all boards are returned to the Club by 1st December. Please note that all locked boards will need to be available for use on the day.

All volunteers from other SLSC's THANK YOU for helping out and please BRING A BOARD WITH YOU! We need as many boards on the water as we can get, all Bronte boards will be utilised on the day by Bronte SLSC members.

There will be three shifts of water safety, you will be advised which group you are allocated to the week prior to the event. 

JOS & Bronte Bay water safety briefing commences at Bronte Beach at 7:30am

Bondi to Bronte water safety briefing commences at Bronte Beach at 9:15am

All water safety MUST bring the following with them:

  • wear wetsuits & high visibility water safety rashies - no matter what the conditions look like on the morning please bring both of these with you on the day as you will be in the water for around an hour, so please count on it being sub 18 degrees and windy!
  • sunscreen/zinc and a hat for sun protection.
  • whistle – to attract swimmer/water safety attention
  • Goggles

Volunteer Care

We want you to be fully fueled up and thoroughly enjoy the day so we have organised breakfast, lunch and complimentary drink in the club after the event.

To ensure all eligible volunteers receive their patrol hours you must be checked off on the sign on sheet - prior to starting your volunteer shift.  You will also be issued with a volunteer wristband for food & drinks & event t-shirt and cap thanks to our sponsor the Macquarie Group.

Hot food and snacks will be available for all volunteers throughout the day.

  • Bondi Crew – BBQ rolls, coffee and water from 7:30am at Bondi!
  • IRB’s & Bondi based water safety- BBQ rolls, coffee and water at Bondi from 8:30am, briefing to immediately follow
  • Bronte starting Water safety – BBQ rolls from 8am to get you all fuelled up!
  • Bronte Crew
  • Light snacks available in front of the surf club from 6:15am.
  • BBQ rolls available to all volunteers (other than water safety from 6:30am).

Bronte Beach Prep - Sat December 02, 2017

Please come down to Bronte from 3:00pm on Saturday the 3rd for 1-2 hours to help us get all the beach infrastructure set up, this will make the B2B morning much easier to manage.

Thank you

The Bondi to Bronte Swim is a great event to meet new people, catch up with old friends and enjoy a great community event. We welcome all members, friends and family of Bondi and Bronte to assist us put on this great event.

We want all volunteers to enjoy your day as much as the swimmers - much effort has been made to ensure that volunteers are cared for. Please contact us if you would like to help out on the day.

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