banana boat bronte junior ocean swim

Event Date: Sunday December 01, 2019

Start Time: 8:30am (800m), 8:45am (400m)

Entry Price: $10 online or $15 on the day

Who can enter: Any registered Nipper (2019/20 season) from under 9's - under 13's. Enter your child into the wave that corresponds to their Nippers age group for this season.

Major Prize: Fibreglass Kracka Nipper Board                     

Swimmer Information Booklet:

Available here 7 days prior to 2019 event


Age Categories

This event is for the budding ocean swimmer! We know the kids love to get in and have a go with their friends so this event is open to all kids from ANY Nipper Club*.

This event is only open to Nippers as it is vital that all kids swimming in the Banana Boat Bronte Junior Ocean Swim are proficient in the ocean, as Bronte is known for it's challenging surf conditions.   

Mini Course - 400m

Maxi Course - 800m

U9 years Boys & Girls

U11 years Boys & Girls

U10 years Boys & Girls

U12 years Boys & Girls

Combined U11 - 13's Boys & Girls

U13 years Boys & Girls

* Age groups are as per their 2019/2020 Nipper age groups.


On the Day

It is important you hydrate, eat a little, warm up & stretch - MOST IMPORTANTLY KNOW THE CONDITIONS OF BRONTE BEACH. The compulsory swimmer briefing will cover what the conditions are on the day, the course and the directions for swimmers to take and have an enjoyable swim.

Bronte Beach can be affected by both wind a swell, so it is important to come down early and check out the conditions, look at the course and plan your best approach. If you are not sure, ask one of our caring water safety team whom will be happy to assist you.


All swimmers need to mark off their name on the morning at the registration tables in the Bronte SLSC. Registrations open at 7:00am, so you can collect your timing ankle strap and your wave's coloured swim cap.

You will need to know what wave you are registered in and go to that table. Our friendly volunteers from Bronte Surf Life Saving Club are there to help you so please come prepared with your wave number to avoid delays.

Don't be late, registrations close 7.50am.  Swimmer Briefing is at 8am. 

Late Entries

Late entries will be accepted on the day - $15 cash only. There will be a late entries table set up from 7:00am - 7.50am - please bring the correct cash to help out!

Results & Prizes

Results will be announced at the presentation that takes place approximately 30 minutes after the race is finished. The presentation takes place in the park next to the Banana Boat family activity centre- please stick around. 

Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd boy and girl in each age group. 

A Major Prize is also up for grabs for all JOS swimmers!  Every entrant is entered into the random prize draw and it will will be drawn at the JOS Presentation.

For the chauffers of the Junior Ocean Swimmers:


We recommend public transport or try to car pool with friends to reduce costs and the traffic congestion in the area.

Bronte Beach offers paid parking in the cutting on the south side of the beach and there is 2 hour timed parking in most streets around the beach.

Public Transport

Bronte Beach is linked by the 379 bus service from Bondi Junction Railway Station . Take the bus marked "BRONTE" (not North Bondi) from stand E at the interchange. 

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