Junior Ocean Swim Event Day Information

Online Entries:

Entries are now open! Register online.

Event Information:

Date: Sunday 4th December 2022

Location: Bronte Beach

Start Time: 8:30am, compulsory race briefing at 8:15am upstairs in the function room at Bronte Surf Club.

Price: $10 online (entries close 10pm Friday 18th of March) or $15 on the day

Course length & structure: 400m & 800m courses start and return to Bronte Beach. See the Course page 

Who can enter: 

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 registered Nippers from ANY Surf Club in Australia (2021/22 season) aged under 9's - under 13's. Bring your goggles and your compulsory pink hi-vis rashie - all kids will receive an event swim cap to wear on the day.

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. Enter your child into the wave that corresponds to their Nippers age group for this season.

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 a lake one day and have big swell another, 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 must mark their name off the list at the registration tables which will take place upstairs in Bronte Surf Club. Registrations open at 7am, so you can collect your wave's coloured swim cap. 

Don't be late, as the Junior Ocean Swim registration closes at 8:00am, with the compulsory swimmer briefing at 8:15am.

Late Entries

Late entries will be accepted on the day - $15 (EFTPOS preferred). There will be a late entries table set up from 7am.

Results & Prizes

Junior Ocean Swim presentation will take place following the final race at the Banana Boat tent in Bronte park. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each age category and gender. There is also a proze for the biggest team from a visiting SLSC, as well as a lucky draw prize. Prizes are donated by our sponsors and event partners.  

For the chauffeurs 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 

There are various public transport options to Bronte Beach.

Bronte Beach is linked by the 379 bus service from North Bondi via Bondi Junction Railway Station with buses running on a Sunday every 20 mins. Alternatively there is a 381 bus from Bondi Junction to Tamarama; from there it's a short walk to Bronte Beach. For the latest timetable and to plan your trip, go to Trip Planner.

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