We all love a good long weekend – three whole days of forgetting about work, and getting in as much ocean swimming as possible!
For this Australia Day long weekend we’ve put together a list of every ocean swim in Australia, so you can find an event near you, or better still, head off on an adventure to swim somewhere new!
No events near you? Find a social ocean swimming group and make new friends.
While you’re out swimming, take a photo and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #oceanfitphotochallenge to go in the draw to WIN some awesome prizes!
Are you a little anxious about your very first ocean swimming event in the new year?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone – the chances are just about everyone else on the beach will be nervous too!
If you’re taking on an ocean swim for the first time, swimming a longer distance, or heading into conditions that are right on your limit, here are 10 ocean swimming event day tips to help you conquer your goal.
Olympic medalist Jessica Ashwood claimed a thrilling victory in the women’s 5km Grand Prix at the Noosa Summer Swim Festival during the weekend.
Event nutrition for ocean swimming: What to eat pre, during & post event
The time has arrived, your event is here and all those hours training are about to pay off.
You can’t guarantee how well you will preform on the day but what you can control is your event nutrition, hydration and energy levels.
Getting your event nutrition right you will feel strong and have positive memories of the day.
The Cole Classic is Sydney’s favourite ocean swim and the first ocean swim for most ocean swimmers that come through OceanFit’s programs due to its timing after the new year festive season and the festival atmosphere created by the organisers.
If you’ve been holding off participating in your first ocean swim then there is no better opportunity than the Cole Classic. It’s perfect timing after new year and allows you plenty of time to prepare.
The course is beginner friendly and the sights under the water can add a level of excitement you’ll be hard-pressed to find at any other ocean swim.
Got swim plans for Australia Day?
If you live within a day-trip to Wollongong, then why not try your hand at an aquathon – an open water swim, followed by a road run – and rub shoulders with some of Australia’s triathlon elite while you’re at it.