About OceanFit

Who is OceanFit?

OceanFit is the home of ocean swimming in Australia and the largest and most popular ocean swimming training & education provider.

  • Established in 2009 on Bondi Beach, Sydney
  • We’ve introduced 700+ people to ocean swimming
  • Deliver small-group clinics and private lessons
  • Kids lessons to make the ocean fun and safe.

Top 3 reasons people choose OceanFit

  1. We’re the experienced pro’s at helping all ages and abilities achieve their goals
  2. Our small class sizes ensure maximum safety & personalised attention
  3. Our programs are designed to be easy and convenient to slot into busy lifestyles.

Who runs OceanFit?

OceanFit was established by Bondi Beach resident Andre Slade.

Andre has had a lifetime of ocean sports participation, management and coaching, including swimming, surf life saving, sailing and surfing.

His broad involvement includes:

  • Managing surf sports athletes, including Australian & NZ national champions
  • Commentating at surf sports events, including Aussies and local carnivals
  • Running watersports at summer camps in the US and Croatia
  • Developing a 5-year water safety strategy for Saudi Arabia.

Andre continues to coach ocean swimming and thrives on developing the sport for new generations. He is also a member of Bondi and Burning Palms surf life saving clubs and volunteers as a lifesaver and nipper coach.

At his three years at Surf Life Saving Australia as the National Lifeguard Manager he developed, among other things:

  • The Junior Develop Resource, used by Age Managers at surf clubs throughout Australia to teach over 50k nippers
  • National leadership and membership programs, including the National Leadership College
  • The Australian Lifeguard Magazine & other lifeguard initiatives