Bondi Beach Icebergs Swimming Club

World famous, absolutely iconic ocean pool.

This may be the most spectacular pool to grace this list!

The Bondi Baths is an ocean-filled pool on the rocks overlooking one of the world’s most famous beaches. The current pool, formed of concrete literally on the rock face, opened in 1931, although there has been a pool on the site dating back to the late 1880s. Bondi Icebergs is actually the name given to the historic swimming and water polo club that has called the Bondi Baths home since 1929. There is a museum in the main building for those interested in its history.

The building, restaurant and pool deck are pretty busy; however, relatively few people are actually in the pool. I think the Bondi Baths have landed on the must-see list for visitors seeking the perfect Bondi photo. On more than one lap, I was aware of people posing on the sea wall for the perfect wave spray selfie!

The pool is filled with nothing but natural seawater at high tide and drained every now and then. The pool is so natural, a couple of weeks before my swim, they had to remove a shark from the pool! You definitely do get a sense of sea life in there as you work through the 50m laps and the pool floor at the beach end certainly contained some beach! I forgo the usual flip turns and instead make leisurely head-up turns to admire the view and check if I’m catching the next wave just right!

I complete a 1.5km swim in the lane right up against the sea wall, taking time to enjoy the occasional crash of ocean spray before heading for a walk down into Bondi.

Swim Stats

  • 1500 meters total swim
  • 1:41 pace / 100m
  • Garmin Swim Watch



Giving this one a solid five stars because it's an ocean-filled pool with lanes, a sauna and changing facilities right on Bondi Beach - and the sun was out - what more could you ask for?

Pool Details

  • Length 50 meters
  • 6-lane pool
  • Outdoor

Bondi Beach Icebergs Swimming Club
1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia

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