Becoming an Iceberg

21st May, 2020


Due to the current NSW COVID-19 restrictions we will not be commencing the Winter Swimming season in the month of June and we will be guided by government regulations for the remainder of the season. Whether the season is able to begin or not, there will unfortunately be no new Inductions Days for 2020.

In regards to Swimming Members in their 5 years and 75 swims journey, no decisions have been made and won’t be until we see where government restrictions head for the remainder of the Icebergs season.

Swimming Club Members, thank you for staying financial and paying your annual fees ($20.40), your valued support is great appreciated by our great Club. I look forward to the time we can see each other down on the pool deck.

For those current Swimming Club Members who have not paid your fees, you can still do so online until 31st May 2020, or email the Club at and they can assist and take payment from you. It is very important that if you wish to remain a Bondi Iceberg, you must stay financial, or the 15B rule will apply and you will have to start your 5 year and 75 swims all over again.

Thanks again for supporting our iconic Winter Swimming Club and we hope to see you in the not too distant future.

Stay safe and remember, cold water is all we need!

Ben Morrissey
Club Captain


australia’s most iconic winter swimming club…

The Bondi Icebergs swim on Sundays between May and September.

Prospective swimming members must be proposed by a current, long service swimming member, and seconded by another current, long service swimming member.


  • Swimmers must compete three Sunday’s out of four for a period of five years.
  • Icebergs swimming season is from May until September
  • If a swimming member fails to swim on at least 3 Sundays they must provide a written letter of explanation before the end of the relevant month. This is known as the Historic Rule 15B

Historic Rule 15B

If a swimming member fails to provide a written explanation as required, the Swimming committee may send the member a letter or email (which may be referred to as a 15B letter) requesting the member to contact the Race Recorder to explain why they failed to meet the swimming requirement.

If a member does not comply with the 15B letter the Swim Committee may suspend the member from all Club swimming events and request the member be transferred to Social Membership of the Club. Or they may suspend the member from all Club swimming events and forward to the Board recommending the member be removed from the Club’s Register of Members for a period of up to 12 months.

How to Join

New swimmers Induction days are in April each year. All new swimmers MUST attend one of our 1.5 hour induction sessions to be eligible to join our exclusive Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club.

Attend an induction at either of the following dates;

Sunday 5th April, 2020 OR

Sunday 26th April, 2020

Meet at the Clubhouse on Level 2 at 10.30am SHARP! So bring a mate and join Australia’s most iconic Winter Swimming Club – the mighty Icebergs!

CLICK HERE for details on Bondi IceCubes our Junior Winter Swimming Club.

Contact the Club on (02) 9130 3120 if you would like any further information.

Social Activities

Social Activities are hosted every week post-race on a Sunday, with special events throughout the year exclusively for swimming members.  Check our What’s On page to see what’s happening.

Swimming Membership Prices for 2020

Swimming Membership prices for 2020 are $20.

For regular swimmers, our Swimming Membership with Pool Access represents great value at $250 with unlimited access to the pool and sauna all year. Don’t forget your Swimming membership includes all member benefits, allowing you to sign in up to 6 guests at the Club, so bring along friends and family and we’ll welcome them warmly.