All in Rituals

Neil Breen takes the (icy) plunge into ocean swimming

Last year’s Bondi to Bronte was cancelled and replaced with a swim around Bondi Bay because the water was 13.7C. Swimmers were told to wear wetsuits. Still, two dozen people were treated for hypothermia. Several years ago, 100 people were pulled out of the water at Coogee when temperatures plummeted to 15.7C.