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Roughwater Swim - January

Confront your New Year's resolution head on by tackling the surf at Bondi Beach's Roughwater Swim. This annual event began in 1993 and is organised by the Cole family. This 2km race starts at North Bondi where competitors swim straight out 350m to the first buoy and then head towards Bondi Icebergs negotiating some more buoys along the way returning to North Bondi.

There is a 'flipper section' that allows competitors to complete and compete with the more experienced swimmers using flippers.

North Bondi Classic - February

World famous Bondi Beach will host the annual North Bondi Classic Swim for the fourth year. This is a dual event program with a 1km and 2km swim with a 100 competitors expected in each event. There is up to $15000 up fro grabs with the winner receiving $1,000 cash and a $500 Seiko watch. Be prepared though Olympians and Ironmen compete in this event.

Waverly Shield Carnival - November

This annual event has been running for 20 years now, it's a junior Lifesaving competition thats rotated between Bondi and Bronte beach. 'Nippers' from Bondi, North Bondi and Bronte Beach Surf Clubs compete in surf swims, board paddles and beach events, it's all about fun though. Many 'nippers' will become the future Lifesavers and Patrol our beaches.

Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim - December

This race takes place between the two oldest Life Saving Clubs in the world. It's a 2.5KM course that takes the swimmers from the start point at Bondi Beach around McKenzies point (macs point) to the finish at Bronte Beach. There are different age categories as well as Team and Elite events. Up for grabs is $5,000 in Cash and Prizes, PLUS $1,000 Dash for Cash.

The 'Dash for Cash' is short 300-400m race event between two buoys and back to the beach.

The winner takes all!! there are no prizes for second place.

Entry forms for the Bondi to Bronte Swim can be obtained from here

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