Melville Masters Swimming Club


Bicton Bay and Back River Swim (BBB) 



BBB River Swim 2015 Cancelled

November 14 2015 Update



Due to last minute requirements imposed on the club we regret that Melville Masters is unable to run the BBB River Swim.

Sincere apologies to all swimmers who have entered, and all members and friends who have volunteered to assist.

A full refund of the entry fee will be made to all entrants


Peter Maloney

Melville Masters Swimming Club President


November 3rd 2015 Update

Online Registrations Now Open!


Please following this link to register on-line:


More information can be found here: BBB Information Sheet 2015


BBB 2015

The BBB River Swim is the LiveLighter MSWA Series Round #2 open water swim for this summer and will be held on Saturday November 21 at the Bicton foreshore in the Swan River.

Check-in starts at 7:15am with the briefing at 8:15am.

There is a choice of a 1.5km (1 loop) or 3km (2 loops) solo swims.

More details will be posted at a later date.

Contact details for queries to:

Melville Masters - Peter Maloney 0404819614 -


The BBB is back!

July 2014 - Exciting news. The BBB is back on for 2014. Details to be confirmed but it will be on Saturday November 22nd and will consist of both a 1.5km (1 loop) or 3km swim (2 loops).

More information will be available once the 2014/2015 Open Water Swim Calendar is released.

Hope to see you there!

BBB Entry Form 2014


BBB 2014 Results 1.5k

BBB 2014 Results 3k


2014 Update

February 2014 - Melville Masters is looking at resurrecting the BBB swim for late 2014. More information will be posted as it comes to hand. Stay tuned ..........

2013 Update

For the forseeable future Melville Masters will no longer be running the BBB River Swim. We would like to thank all those swimmers who have participated over the years, as well as the various sponsors that we have had.




Due to unforseen circumstances the 2012 BBB River Swim has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Swimmers who have already registered and paid will be refunded in full. Please contact


This year's BBB will be held on Sunday the 16th of December 2012, about a month later than in previous years.

The course will also undergo a change this year, with the choice of a 1.5km or 3km swim. There will be a 1.5km loop within Bicton Bay that will swum twice for the 3km swim. More details at a later stage .....



The Bicton Bay and Back (BBB) is swum over 5kms or a 1.6 kms course and is a real test of skill given the tidal conditions. The part of the river used for the BBB Swim is very clean and is regularly flushed out by the ocean. It is not uncommon to be accompanied by some dolphins while swimming the course. This swim is a great experience. Those who participate have a sense of achievement and a feeling of mateship with their fellow competitors.

The 1.6 km swim begins at the Bicton foreshore near Bicton Baths and heads downstream for 800m. Participants round a buoy near Aquarama and return passing East Fremantle Yacht Club, finishing at the Bicton foreshore. The race is in a sheltered section of the river in picturesquesurroundings .

The 5km race follows the course of the 1.6km swim then continues upstream to Blackwall Reach, and return to Bicton Baths.


For further information please contact or
phone Peter Maloney on 0404819614 or (08) 9457 7785



2011  -  5km  1600m

2010  -  5km  1600m

2009  -  5km  1600m

2008  -  5km  1600m

2007  -  5km  1600m

2006  -  7km  1600m  Teams