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Dec 12

North Bondi Roughwater ocean swim

12 December 2021

The North Bondi Roughwater ocean swim is usually one of the first ocean swims in the New Year, and a great opportunity to put those New Year’s Resolutions into practice.

This year, however, the event has been rescheduled to December.

Bondi is a mecca for ocean swimming in Sydney, with swimming groups dominating the water most mornings of the week, and why wouldn’t it be, it is a simply stunning place to swim.

From the iconic Icebergs in the south, to the famous Bondi Lifeguards and their tower in the middle, to the North Bondi rock pools and Grssy Knoll in the north, it’s the place to be.

As part of the event, which is run out of the sheltered North Bondi, there are two different swims to take on: a 1km and a 2km.

With the way the day has been structured, it is possible to take on both if you’re especially motivated.

It’s an event that can attract hundreds of competitors, so make sure you get in early.

Note: The sister event to the Roughwater is the Classic (held in February).


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Swim Type
Ocean Swim
Swim Distances
1km & 2km
Course Type
Around The Buoys

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