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Difficult conditions in NSW last Sunday. One swim switched venues; the other cancelled half way through. But rather than abandon a swim, should some swimmers be "licensed" to swim in difficult conditions, even while other swimmers are barred? How far should organisers go to avoid cancelling?... Click here

This weekend

  • Saturday, January 9 – Lorne (Vic), Tauranga, Taupo (NZ), Scarborough (WA)
  • Sunday, January 10 – North Bondi e (NSW), Seacliff (SA), Mt Maunganui, Nelson (NZ), Shorehaven (WA)

We're taking entries to The Roughwater at North Bondi. It's the second swim at Bondi this season, but the first of the season's pageantrical Bondi swims. Bondi is always a riot of colour and eccentricity, some of it contrived, but that's not to say it's not worth joining. It's always a special day out.

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North Bondi SLSC offers a good deal to punters who sign up for both their swims, this Sunday and February 14, with a Combo entry. If you do both swims each day, you're getting your swims for $22.50 each.

Team entries close at 6pm on Friday, January 8.

Online entries to The Roughwater at North Bondi on Sunday close at 3pm on Saturday, January 9... Click here

Amongst the others, the world's biggest ocean swim (to our knowledge) is at Lorne, on Victoria's "Surf Coast" on Saturday. It's worth doing this one at some point if only to experience what a big event it is.

In NZ, there's a swim that we really, really, really want to do one day: Around the Mount at Mt Maunganui. You start in a sheltered estuary, then run out with the tide around the mount, threading between the rocks, and in through the surf. A stunning swim that offers everything.

More info on all this weekend's swims... Click here

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The Gerringong Biathlon.

Swims open to online entry on

North Bondi (Sun, Jan 10)... Click here
Avalon (Sun, Jan 17)... Click here
Black Head (Sun, Jan 17)... Click here
Fingal Bay (Sun, Jan 17)... Click here
Mona Vale (Sun, Jan 24)... Click here
Newcastle Harbour (Tue, Jan 26)... Click here
Palm-Whale - The Big Swim and The Little Big Swim (Sun, Jan 31)... Click here
North Bondi (Sun, Feb 14)... Click here
Manly (Sat, Feb 20)... Click here
Malabar (Sun, Feb 21)... Click here
Caves Beach (Sat, Feb 27)... Click here
Bondi (Sun, Feb 28)... Click here
Freshwater (Sun, March 6)... Click here
Balmoral (Sun, March 13)... Click here
Port Noarlunga (Mon, March 14)... Click here
Wollongong (Sat, March 19)... Click here
Forster (Sun, April 4)... Click here
Mollymook (Sat, April 9)... Click here
Coogee (Sun, Apr 10)... Click here


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