Since May 2022, more than 2000 Ukrainians have arrived in Australia to escape their war-torn country, with a high proportion taking refuge in the Bondi area. Most of the people arriving are women with young children and the elderly as men aged between 18 and 60 are barred from leaving Ukraine. Many have never seen the ocean before and have limited swimming skills.
During the next six months, the Bondi Icebergs Club is planning several initiatives to help the community feel safe in their new home. The first initiatives are learn to swim classes for children and adults through the Bondi Icebergs Swim School.
We are looking to the Icebergs and Bondi communities for additional support. If you can spare a few dollars, please donate using the QR code below. Even the smallest amount will make a huge difference.