B2B Ocean Swim Event Information

Event Program


5km & 1km Bondi Bay Swim Registrations Open

@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
07:45am 5km Swim Registrations close
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
07:30amB2B Registrations Open
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
07:55amBriefing / Marshalling (5km)
@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)

5km Swim Start

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)
08:15amBondi Bay Swim registrations close
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site
08:20amBriefing / Marshalling (1km Bondi Bay Swim)
@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)

1km Bondi Bay Swim start

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)
10:10amBondi to Bronte Elite registrations close
(each age group wave registration closes 30 mins before start)
@ Bondi Beach
Event Site

Briefing / Marshalling (B2B)

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)
10:30am to 11:20am

Bondi to Bronte Start (Elite & Age Group Waves)

@ Start Area
(Bondi Beach)

Dash for Cash Start

@ Bronte Beach
(Finnish Area)


@ Bronte SLSC

**Registration & Day Entries closes 30 mins prior to each event start time

Revised Event Date: Sunday December 4, 2022 

Event Location: Bondi Beach - Registrations are in the Event Site on Bondi Beach.

Event Start Time: 10:30am, race briefing on the beach at 10:15am and will be repeated prior to the start of each wave 

Course length & structure: approximately 2.0 - 2.4km (depending on conditions on the day) keeping all high visibility fluoro pink bouys on your right. The final bouy is fluoro green as is the giant sheet hung from south Bronte headland to help with course navigation once swimmers have passed Mackenzie's Point. 

Who can enter: anyone aged 13yrs+ (Please read the Terms and Conditions of Entry and Policies and Procedures prior to entering.)


Age Groups / Age Categories

Elite Division* 30-34 years 55-59 years
U16 years 35-39 years 60-64 years
16-19 years 40-44 years 65-69 years
20-24 years 45-49 years 70 years +
25-29 years 50-54 years Fins, Floaties, Families or Friends

Minimum Age of Competitors is 13 years old on race day.

Teams (4 members whose ages are combined to give the total team age)

  • Under 90 years - combined ages must be between 52 - 89 years
    e.g. 13yrs, 13yrs, 17yrs, 21 years = 64 years
  • 90+ years - combined ages total 90 - 129yrs
    e.g. 21yrs, 25yrs, 25yrs, 42 years = 113 years
  • 130+ years - combined ages total 130 - 149yrs
    e.g. 33yrs, 35yrs, 38yrs, 42 years = 148 years
  • 150+ years - combined ages total 150 or more
    e.g. 44yrs, 45yrs, 55yrs, 58 years = 152 years

Instructions for entering a team:

  • Decide on who your swimmers will be – check the ages of each
  • Decide on a team name – all members must use the same team name
  • Each swimmer in the team must complete their individual B2B entry first including their team name in their individual swimmer entry form online
  • Once all individuals have entered, the team captain can enter the team – stating each of the swimmers names.

Please note the 2022 wetsuit policy. If you swim in the Elite Wave, you are not eligible for age category prizes.

*Elite Division

The Bondi to Bronte Swim will offer a separate wave for the fastest swimmers. This Elite Open Wave will be the first wave off the beach (see Policies and Procedures which includes the swimwear policy applicable to Elite Division Entrants only).

Competitors from last year’s event who swam in the 'Elite Wave' are eligible to enter into the category again.

All other entrants for the 'Elite Wave' should submit an entry for the 'Elite Wave' to the Race Director for consideration.

Approval is given by the Race Director whose decision is final. If you would like to enter into the 'Elite Wave' on the race day you will have to seek approval from the Race Director at the 'Elite Wave' registration table.
Please email the race director at swims@bonditobronte.com.au with 1 of the following -

  • recent 2km+ open water time, event name & event date
  • current 2km pool time

Cash and Prizes

$500 cash to the 1st male and female Elite category winners.
$500 cash to the 1st male and female Dash for Cash winners.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st & 2nd Male & Female in each category. 

All prizes must be collected at the presentation at Bronte Surf Club 1:30pm following the swim, or from Bronte Surf Club. 

Unfortunately, due to the cost of postage we are unable to post prizes after the event. 

Wetsuit wearers will have their own category and will not be eligible for overall or age category prizes.

B2B Teams Prizes: each team member (4 max) of the fastest team in their age category wins a prize!

The age categories are:

  • Under 90 years - combined ages must be between 52 - 89 years (minimum age is 13)
  • 90+ years - combined ages total 90 - 129yrs
  • 130+ years - combined ages total 130 - 149yrs
  • 150+ years - combined ages total 150 or more

Join us post swim at the presentations as our incredible sponsors have some great lucky draw prizes to give away! Anyone that attends the swim presentations goes into the draw!

$1,000 Dash for Cash
Surf Swim Sprint Competition 

Once you have achieved your goal of completing this classic event, why not test yourself against the best surf competitors in the 'Dash for Cash'.

Open to anyone who has completed the Bondi to Bronte swim. You've got to be in it to win it!

The Dash for Cash will be held at Bronte Beach after the 'Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim' is complete.

The 'Dash for Cash' is divided into two groups, the male and female, who race each other over a 250-350m course through the surf around a buoy and back to the beach.

The winner takes all, the combined cash prize this year is $1,000. $500 for the male and female winner, there are no minor prizes. It's all action in the 'Dash for Cash'.


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Bondi to Bronte Sponsor

macquarie ocean swim sponsor sydney

Event Partner

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Charity Partner

the kids cancer project

Junior Swim Partner

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