Interview Snippet: Cyril Baldock OAM

Cyril Baldock OAM is world famous in Bondi for his world-record expoilts in marathon open water swimming and his involvement in surf lifesaving for over 50 years.

Details

Date: 15 July 2020
Interview number: 019
Interviewee: Cyril Baldock OAM, marathon swimmer and SBSLSC life member
Venue:
Bondi SBSLSC, Bondi Beach, New South Wales

Description

We met up with Cyril Baldock OAM at the Bondi surf club to take a look back at the start of ocean swim events in Australia, his marathon swimming exploits and his lifelong involvement in surf lifesaving.

Cyril is literally a human newspaper headline (go ahead and Google him) and has had some great stories about the early days of the sport, including his time swimming with the man they called “The King Of The Channel” Des Renford.

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Images

“The King” Des Renford with “The Prince” Cyril Baldock. Photo Courtesy: Sydney Morning Herald Archives.

 

Photo Courtesy: Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club.

 

Cyril below his photo on the wall of the Bondi Surf Bathers Surf Life Saving Club.

A little snippet

In this snippet from the full podcast interview, Cyril talks about the start of competitive ocean swim events in Australia, following on from similar events being held in Hawaii.

 

 

The full interview with Cyril Baldock will feature on a new podcast episode coming soon…

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