Bondi to Bronte Costal History

How it all began

The Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim (B2B) was started in 2001 by the President of Bronte Surf Club, Graham Ford to raise funds to send a team of young Bronte Surf Club Competitors to the World Life Saving Championships at Daytona Florida USA in 2002.

"At the first B2B we were not sure how many people would participate. We thought 300 would be great for our first event and catered for 500 but over 700 turned up. It was chaos but somehow we managed with the manual processing of entries and times, how things have changed! with online entries and electronic timing".

Graham Ford, Patron Bronte SLSC

What it has become

The B2B has enjoyed ongoing success to now be established as one of the premier journey ocean swims on the calendar.

For Bronte Surf Lifesaving Club it’s our major fundraising activity each year and it’s impossible to run without the significant contribution of sponsors and volunteers.

From humble beginnings the B2B has become an Iconic Sydney event... on the first Sunday of December each year.

macquarie bank
world series swims
the kids cancer project