The Unlikely Bookworm

The Iconic Icebergs

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Perhaps one of the most recognizable sights in my neighbourhood is the iconic Bondi Icebergs – an Olympic-sized saltwater pool that sits on the cusp of South Bondi and overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

Founded in 1929 by a group of dedicated lifesavers who needed to maintain their fitness during winter months, they formed the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club which included a still-standing rule that in order to maintain membership swimmers must compete on three Sundays out of four for a period of five years. Such is its prestige that Bondi Icebergs is the only licensed Winter Swimming Club in the world.
And if you’re not big on swimming – despair not – for the dining options are plentiful. Whether you want a snack from the bistro, or a dinner and cocktails from the more sophisticated Icebergs Club, the food is among the best in Bondi, and the views don’t get much better.
Finally, for the early risers among us, there are few places in Sydney whose sunrises are quite so stunning as Bondi, as this incredible picture of the Icebergs at dawn taken by my friend Caitlin proves. The pink skies and dappled sunlight hitting the pool make the early morning alarm oh-so-worth it.
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