It is NSW’s most popular and best known beach. While this beach is has many danguerous currents and surf, it is very popular among swimmers. It stretches for 800m from Ben Buckler headland to McKenzie Point, giving a good distance for swimming.
The first Sat swim for the year and it was glorious. Flat as a pancake and pretty clear. Today's session was a 10km easy swim. 12 laps between the boat ramp and Icebergs. We had a record number of 30 swimmers with a relatively new Swimmer Dan T swimming on his birthday. Vlad was out on his banana boat and Alex was out for a little while on my ever faithful ski as well. Only prob with my ski was it was, unbeknown to us, broken and as Alex paddled on it started to take in water and eventually sank so she and the ski had to be rescued by the lifeguards. Pity the Bondi Rescue crew weren't there
He full 12 laps were done by about half of the crew and this took them between 2hours 45 - 3 hrs 40 mins. Justin did 12km and Cyril stayed in for 4 hours.
When we arrived at the beach around 630 it was nice and relaxed and not many others around, by the time we left it was a much different story. I almost got built out by a Taj Mahal of tents in front of me. The day had warmed up but water temp was down around 20degrees so was challenging for a few. The warmth of the day was good practice for Rotto especially if the temperatures that Perth has been experiencing hang around. A bit more fluid is required in this circumstance as like in any sport as you become warmer you sweat more. When swimming, a bit hard to judge as you are wet.
Everyone on the day swam well and are on track for a good fe weeks training in the lead up to Rotto. Well done guys
Details of swim:
- 3-4hours (10-12 laps Bondi )
- Feeding from the beach after 4 laps
- One swim lap is around 800m
- No extra fees to our bronze, silver and gold Vladswim monthly pass holders
- Multipass holder - one swim deducted from your pass to 2 hours swim
- Casual swimmers - $20 per swim / 2 hours swim