Bondi Icebergs Club: Swimming at Bondi’s Iconic Ocean Pools

Bondi Icebergs Club, Swimming Club dates back to 1929 and owes its origin to the desire of a band of local life savers trying to maintain their fitness during the Winter months.Adicionar legenda 

They formed the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club, drew up a constitution and elected office bearers. Included in the constitution was a rule that to maintain membership it was mandatory that swimmers compete on three Sundays out of four for a period of five years. This rule, known as the “15B rule” still exists and has been the source of much commentary over the years.

The Bondi Icebergs become licensed in 1960 and the members moved from a tin shed into comfortable premises with bar & poker machines. A further update took place in the 1970’s enabling the Club to operate on two floors.

In 1995 female members were admitted, and in 2002 the Club opened their new premises.

The Bondi Icebergs is the only licensed Winter Swimming Club in the world.

Since its beginning back in 1929, the Club has forged a reputation as one of Australia’s most famous Winter Swimming Clubs. We could not have reached where we are today without the support of all the members who have been involved with this great Australian swimming club.Yes, it’s an icon, and 100% a must-visit venue for those who love swimming with a wide, beautiful view.

Beautiful people to the right and their beautiful kids to the left. Thank goodness for the slightly daggy changing rooms and pool area itself. Come in summer to soak up the sun, come in winter to see the real club and its die hard members, and let the chilly water shock you into renewed vigour and vitality.

Bondi Icebergs Club with its two pools, sauna and places to eat are on the headland at the southern end of Bondi Beach.The very first Bondi Baths were built in the 1880’s.

Nowadays, there’s a 50 metre adults pool and the shallower 25 metre children’s pool set at right angles to it.The pools are open all year round and there are lifeguards there at all times the pools are open.

Visitors are welcome at all times and the entry fee is very modest.

The rather grand building at Icebergs houses a typical Australian club, with bars and a brasserie. Anyone can use this facility, you just need to sign in.

Icebergs Swimming Club

The Icebergs Swimming Club began in 1929 as a winter swimming club for local life guards who wanted to maintain their fitness over winter.

It is now one of the biggest winter swimming clubs in the world and claims to be the only licensed one!

The Icecubes

The Bondi Icecubes swim every Winter Sunday morning from the 2nd Sunday in May to the last Sunday in September from 8.30am. Our club is open to all children – our only criteria is an ability to swim 40 metres! When a ‘Cube’ turns 18 they are welcome to join the World Famous Bondi Icebergs.

The Bondi Icebergs Club for Kids

Children who can swim will enjoy a splash here. For very young children there is less appeal, as there’s just the pool itself and its surrounds.

The little cave areas at the back of the kids pool give some shade and could be good for a play.

Warning: Icebergs can be very very busy, with many many serious swimmers…. so if you come for fun, pick a quiet time e.g. mid-mornings during the week.

If you have pre-swimmers, you might be better staying on the beach at Bondi, with its kids rock pool at the far north end of the beach and the excellent playground.