Swimming Club's origin dates back to 1929 and
owes its origins to the desire of a band of dedicated
local lifesavers who wished to maintain their
fitness during the winter months. They formed
the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club and 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.
Icebergs became licensed in 1960 and the members
moved from a tin shed into comfortable premises
with Bar and Poker Machines. A further update
took place in the 1970s enabling the Club to operate
on two floors. In 1994 female members were admitted
and in 2002 the Club opened their new premises.
The Icebergs are the only licensed Winter Swimming
Club in the world. (Credit:
the perfect Sydney day. Now imagine the restaurant
to go with it. Staff whisk away your car keys
for the valet parking before leading you into
a dazzling room. After a quick glass of bubbly
at the flirtatious bar, you head to your table
where the water view is as relaxed as the food.
Welcome to Icebergs Dining Room and Bar the best
New Restaurant in the Sydney Morning Herald Good
Arguably Bond Beach's premier venue, be for eating,
drinking, parting, swimming or anything else.
It's too easy to just loose yourself up there
for the majority of the day - Greg Tingle, Mediaman
league party hits iceberg - 2nd January 2008
The Daily Telegraph)
was a clash of the recovery bashes yesterday,
with the first major event at Justin Hemmes' new
venture ivy and the traditional New Year's Day
knees-up at Bondi Icebergs competing for the cool
entrance to bar tsar Hemmes'
brand spankin' new super-duper venue the ivy
still resembles a construction zone.
inside more than 1000 of the city's young and
beautiful enjoyed the first two levels and beer
garden for the Oneday presents Dayone party.
venue - which had been strongly opposed by local
police - had a strong security presence.
from Dirty Laundry, Tenzin and Jeff Drake overflowed
on to an empty George St devoid of officegoers
on the public holiday.
partygoers Luke Ricketson and Kate Waterhouse
and Bondi Blonde babe Jaime Wright were among
the eager beavers who fought off the previous
night's largesse and made it to both soirees.
ivy's a new venue so it's very exciting for everyone
to come and check it out - but absolutely nothing
beats Bondi Beach," Wright said.
In terms of big names, Icebergs also proved a
super drawcard, pulling the likes of Superman
Returns star Kate Bosworth, superfish Ian Thorpe
and former supermodel Gail Elliot.
bikini-clad backpackers propped outside in fold-up
chairs beside their campervan eating mangos, the
A-list guests inside feasted on pizza, ricotta
and spinach arancini and lemon meringue tartlets.
Sound System, DJ Miss Annie and funnyman Austen
Tayshus entertained the funky throng at the charity
event for Norman Andrews House.
& bide designer Heidi Middleton, who recently
returned to work after battling breast cancer,
said she was looking forward to putting the past
year behind her.
is a lucky number - I feel absolutely vibrant
and healthy and lucky to be alive," she told
year 2007 was a challenge but 2008 is going to
be all about new beginnings."
owner Maurice Terzini spent the day on crutches
after breaking his fibula in a fall last month
- but that didn't seem to slow him down.
of sunshine and grace, by John Pilger - 9th October