How to Plan your Swim



  • Join a regular swim group near you
  • Get into a regular and frequent training program including laps in the pool if you have access
  • Follow the Engine swim training programs tailored for your skill level
    • 10 week Intermediate & Advanced 
    • 8 Week Beginner program : this will be released on Monday 12th October 2020


The B2B Virtual Event is just that - a virtual event. As such there isn't the support, volunteers and support systems that come with organised open water swimming events. This means all swimmers must be responsible for their own safety.

Specifically we encourage swimmers to adhere to the following:

Review the 2020 Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Virtual Swim Terms and Conditions prior to registering

  • Always swim with a buddy or some sort of safety support (someone in a boat, a paddler, notify friends on shore, etc).
  • Swim within your limits. Open water conditions vary widely, so make sure you know the conditions you are swimming in and swim within your abilities when it comes to distance, temperature, waves and currents.
  • Adhere to whatever local COVID-19 related social distancing rules that may be in place (abiding by beach closures, maximum gathering sizes, etc).
  • Leave no trace. The B2B event is passionate about supporting and to promoting the sustainable use of open water, make sure you pick up any rubbish and leave the water and surrounding areas as you found it
  • The VB2B also strongly encourages swimmers to use a swim buoy for both visibility and safety purposes.

friends, fellow swimmers, support craft

  • Develop good local knowledge: Check conditions regularly in the lead up.
  • Tell people where and when you are swimming, and when you expect the be finished
  • Know your local waterway hazards e.g. submerged items, shallow banks etc
  • Ensure conditions are safe on the day if not, reschedule.
  • Swim with a buddy or group. If any swimmer is struggling stop, render assistance – seek advanced assistance if required. Continue or try again another day.



There is no restriction on the wearing of wetsuits for the 2020 virtual event.We want every single person to be safe enjoy their swim experience. Water temperature and conditions will vary significantly from location to location and it is at the discretion of the participant to ensure they are suitably protected.


Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this publication is accurate. However, the author expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.

The author does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the information provided within the publication in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

No oral or written information or advice given by the author shall create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of this warranty. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

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