Warriewood to Mona Vale one of the more exciting swims in the lead up to the Big Swim. The swim can provide a challenge to get out from Warriewood beach and then the swim up the coast and in to Bongin Bongin Bay! It is possible to do both the swims as the club will be providing transport from Mona Vale to Warriewood between the two swims.
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Event - 42nd Warriewood-Mona Vale Ocean Swim + The Bongin Bongin Swim Venue - Warriewood Beach, Sydney northern beaches, registration and swim HQ on beach at Warriewood. Distances - 900m (Mona Vale to Bongin Bongin Bay), 2.2km Warriewood to Mona Vale (Bongin Bongin Bay) Time/Date - Sunday, January 20, 2019, 8:30am race start (900m), and 10am (2.2km) Registration - Race day - From 7:30am (at Mona Vale SLSC for The Little Swim), then from 8:30am at Warriewood Beach for the 2.2km swim (park at Mona Vale and catch the free shuttle over to Warriewood, or park at Warriewood and schlepp back there after the swim) Entry fee - $30 for each swim ($40 on race day) or $50 for both swims (online only - if you enter on race day for both swims, you will pay $80). Minimum age - 12 Online entries close - 3pm, Saturday, January 19, 2019 ... See MoreSee Less
If the Billy swim is in the wrong direction here is another big alternative at North Bondi. These are always well run events and cover a range of distances. The short one is a good intro for those that haven't done an Ocean swim before.
Event - The Roughwater, North Bondi Organiser - North Bondi SLSC Distance - 2km (min. age 14), 1km (min. age 10) north bondi coursesVenue - North Bondi, Sydney eastern suburbs, registration and swim HQ at surf club Time/Date - Sunday, January 13, 2019, 9:15am (1km), 10:30am (2km) Registration - race day - 8am until 15 minutes prior to the start of your first event Entry fee - Basic entry $40 ($50 on race day) for either event, or $70 for both swims ($80). Combo entry - North Bondi swims on both January 14 and February 11 - $70 for one swim each day $80 on race day) or $120 for both swims each day ($160 on race day). Back of the Pack - These swims offer Back of the Pack for swimmers who prefer to swim with aids such as fins, snorkels and wetsuits. If you intend to swim with such an aid, please choose the Back of the Pack in the online entry portal. Wetsuit policy - Organisers say, "If the water temperature is below 18 degrees on the day of the swim, then the organisers will allow participants to wear wetsuits in all categories. The water temperature will be taken by the Bondi Lifeguards in the morning. In regard to speed suits, we will only allow FINA approved suits to be worn, even if the water temp is below 18 degrees." Online entries close - 3pm, Saturday, January 12, 2019 ... See MoreSee Less
A great swim this Sunday at Bilgola which has been moved from its pre-xmas date and is worth making the swim just to discover one of the best secret beaches in Sydney. It has also been noted that their steak sandwiches are the best on the Ocean swim scene leaving most soggy saussy sangers in their wake!! Parking is best at the Newport Rugby Club (Potter Park) and a shuttle bus will get you down to the beach. You can also walk through the reserve on the other side of Barrenjoey Road.
The things you need to know are : Swim: Bilgola Ocean Swims Date, Time: Sunday, January 13, 2019, start 9am (500m), 10am (1.5km) Organiser: Bilgola SLSC Where: Bilgola Beach, Sydney northern beaches Distances: 500m, 1.5km (Note that the 500m swim is a new distance at Billy.) Minimum age: 15 (both swims) Course: The main swim starts in the middle of Bilgola beach, runs out through the break, heads towards the northern headland, then south towards the southern headland, then back in to finish near where it starts in the middle of the beach. Race day check-in: At Bilgola SLSC, from 8am to close 8:45am (800m) and 9:45am (1.5km) Entry fee: $35 online for one swim, or for both swims - not a bad deal ($45 on race day). Online entries close: 3pm, Saturday, January 12, 2019