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Black Rock Icebergers

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noun - The Black Rock Icebergers are members of the pod located in Melbourne, Australia called the Black-Ice Open Water Swim Club.

Black-ice Open Water Swim Club[edit]

The Black-Ice Open Water Swim Club is an open water swimming club based in Black Rock, Australia (outside of Melbourne). The pod was founded by 2003 English Channel swimmer Albert (Alby) Bardoel. The Black Rock Icebergers include English Channel swimmers, Cook Strait swimmers, Rottnest Channel swimmers, and many others.

The Black Rock Icebergers train every Saturday morning throughout the year at the Brighton Sea Baths, including winter when the air temperature ranges from 6°C to 15°C (42°F to 59°F).


To become an official member of the Black Rock Icebergers, a swimmers is required to complete a 3 km circuit of the long course at Brighton Baths during winter when the water temperature must be at or below 10°C (50°F) under the following rules: 1. No wetsuits and, 2. No neoprene swim caps.

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