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
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.
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.