5km Event Overview

Wednesday 15 March 2022:
Important Event Announcement

Due to concerns regarding water quality following the recent floods we have made the tough decision to reschedule the Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim & Banana Boat Junior Ocean Swim to Sunday 4 December 2022. The safety of participants and volunteer water safety guided our decision. 

With a capped number of only 100 swimmers this is a very limited opportunity to participate in the very first 5km* Bondi to Bronte to Bondi course. 

An epic coastal swim commencing out through the breaking waves at Bondi Beach, initially heading north to a turning buoy at Ben Buckler headland. You will then turn south to swim down the coast to Bronte past the famed Bronte Reef before turning north to head back up the coast and return to the sand through the break at Bondi. 

*the overall course distance is approximate, prevailing swell and weather conditions on the day will determine final buoy placement and distance. 

Thinking of entering? make sure you meet the entry criteria before you sumbit your entry. 

There will be a Male and Female wave with an overall winner for each gender.

Minimum age for swimmers

5km: 13 years of age on day of swim


  • Enter Online only
  • No on the day entry available.


All competitors will need to check in at the 5km desk to pick up their cap and timing tag.

Check-in: 7.00am - 7.45am sharp

Start time: 8am 

Bag drop  There will be a bag drop tent located on the sand open from 7.15am


Check out the course map here

Bondi to Bronte Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney

Event Partner

engine swim

world series swims

Charity Partner

the kids cancer project

Junior Swim Partner

Banana Boat