Ocean swimming groups

Looking for an ocean swimming group to join for regular ocean swims and social camaraderie?

We’ve listed all the groups we know about below, so you can find your local swim group or tag along when visiting another location.

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OceanFit’s ocean fitness classes

OceanFit offers regular morning ocean fitness classes on Bondi Beach to swimmers who are looking to develop their confidence in the ocean in a safe, personal and small-group environment. With only six participants per class, you’ll get fitter, develop a deeper understanding of the ocean and have fun along the way.

These classes are run in blocks of 8-weeks before Christmas and after New Years, and require the foundation Learn to ocean swim clinic as a pre-requisite.

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New South Wales

Sydney

Warringah Triathlon Club

Warringah, NSW

Join club on website. New members welcome! Swim fees apply.

Bold & Beautiful

Manly, NSW   

Turn up to the Manly Surf club at 7am, 7 days a week to register and swim! Visit their blog.

Babewatch

A social group that trains together and joins weekend ocean swims. Meet at Manly SLSC 7am on Saturdays and 9am on Sundays. Check out their Facebook page.

The Skinny Dippers

Manly, NSW   

Swim from Manly SLSC at 9:30am on weekdays.

Balmoral Swimmers

Balmoral Beach, NSW          

Fun races every Sunday at 8:45am year round. Join at balmoralswimmers.org.au

The Swimming Idiots

Balmoral Beach, NSW    

Every weekday at 6:30am, meet at the wishing well.

Balmoral Triathlon Club

Balmoral Beach, NSW           

Saturdays at 2:45pm at Balmoral Beach. All levels welcome! Check out the website for more information. Swim fees apply.

Bondi Penguins

North Bondi Beach

Every Wednesday, 6.15am, meet at the North Bondi ramp. Check our their Instagram.

Bondi Pelicans

North Bondi Beach

Meet regularly in the mornings on Bondi Beach. Check out their Instagram.

4SEAsons Swim

Bondi Beach, NSW

Saturday morning swims at Bondi all year round. Register online. Swim fees apply.

TOSS Tama Ocean Swim Squad

Tamarama, NSW

Saturdays at 10am. Any lifesavers welcome! Find updates on their website.

Clovelly Eskimos Winter Swimming

Clovelly, NSW

New members welcome! Swim every Sunday at 11am May through to September. Check them out on Facebook.

Coogee Penguins

Coogee, NSW 

Sunday Morning swims at 9:45am through winter. Find more information and how to join on their website.

Coobras Foundation

Coogee, NSW 

Swim every morning at 8:30am. Meet at the Coogee Surf Club.

Cronulla Triathlon Club

Cronulla, NSW

Visit website for information on how to join.

Vlad Swim

Sydney, NSW

Pool based training with open water sessions at various locations in the summer. All levels welcome. See website for more information. Swim fees apply.

NSW North

Terrigal Tremblers

Terrigal SLSC, NSW   

9am weekdays. Just turn up!

Flying Fins

Terrigal Beach, NSW

Weekdays at 7am.

Swimbeciles

Terrigal Surf Club, NSW

Meet at Terrigal Surf Club every Saturday & Sunday for a leisurely swim around the markers. Check for updates on their Facebook page.

Lizards

Avoca Beach NSW

Meet next to the Point Café 7:45am daily.

Buttercups

Toowoon Bay, NSW

Turn up any morning. Swimmers between 7-9:30am daily.

Warrior Women

Forster SLSC, NSW   

Turn up at the surf club Wednesdays at 9am.

Forster Turtles

Forster SLSC, NSW  

Come along! Group swims at 7:30am every day.

9am’ers

Sawtell SLSC, NSW    

Turn up at the surf club before 9am and introduce yourself. Swimmers out 7 days a week!

Yamba Masters Swimming Group

Yamba Main Beach, NSW

Meet at 9am weekdays or 10am Sundays.

Byron Bay Ocean Swimmers

Byron Bay, NSW        

Turn up at the surf club at 7am on Sunday mornings.

Byron Bay Stingrays

Byron Bay, NSW        

Meet at the surf club at 8am every day of the week – all welcome!

NSW South

Swim Minnamurra River

Minnamura River, NSW

Check Facebook page for meeting times! Anyone welcome.

Mollymook Ocean Swimmers

Mollymook, NSW     

Rock up to the surf club any morning at 6:30am.

Jervis Bay Triathlon Club

Jervis Bay, NSW     

Check their website for details. Everyone is welcome! Swim fees apply.

Broulee Brass Monkeys

Broulee SLSC, NSW  

Turn up to North Broulee on Sundays at 9:30 in front of the toilet block.

Queensland

QLD North

Swimfit

Far North QLD

Five centres located around QLD. Pool and open water adult squads available. See website for more information. Swim fees apply.

GROWS Gladstone Region Open Water Swimming

Gladstone, QLD

Adult swim groups for pool or open water training. Visit website to register. Swim fees apply.

Bargara Swimmers

Bargara

Saturday mornings at 7am, with swims at Bargara and Kellys Beach. Meet at the Bargara Boat Jetty. Contact George Martin for more info and to get on the weekly email.

Funky Friday Splashers

Hervey Bay, QLD 

Two swim options: (1) 5:30am Friday mornings (Torquay Sailing Club), or (2) 3.30pm Saturday’s (Hervey Bay SLSC). All abilities welcome – just turn up! Follow them on Facebook for updates.

Sunshine Coast

Noosa Masters Swimming Club

Noosa Aquatic Centre, Sunshine Beach, QLD

Regular sessions 3x/week in a 50m pool. See website for more information. Swim fees apply.

Atlas Multisports

Sunshine Coast, QLD  

Visit website for information on how to join. Swim fees apply.

Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach, QLD   

Turn up at the surf club 8:30am weekdays, or 9am weekends.

Beachbums

Mooloolaba, QLD 

Turn up to the Mooloolaba SLSC tower at 6.30am weekdays and 7am on weekends.

Social Tea tree swim

Noosa, QLD 

7am Sunday mornings at Noosa SLSC.

Brisbane

Grimseys Adult Swimfit

Redcliffe

Grimseys Adult Swimfit meet at Suttons Beach every second Sunday at 7am. Swim fees apply.

Brisbane Open Water Swimming

Brisbane

Ask to join the group’s Facebook page, you’ll get more info on their regular Sunday swims.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast Open Water Swimming Club

Broadbeach

Meet at the Kurruwa surf club and swim with the Gold Coast Open Water Swimming Club on Saturdays at 8am during the season. Visit their Facebook page.

Miami Masters

Miami Beach, Gold Coast

Sunday’s at 7.30am, meet at the Miami lifeguard tower.

North Burleigh Swimmers

North Burleigh

On Sunday’s at 7.30am this group walk to Burleigh Heads and swim back. Meet at the surf club.

Burleigh ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’

Burleigh

Meet at the Burleigh SLSC to swim with these Burleigh groups on Sunday’s at 7am.

Victoria

Bucky’s Beavers Swimming Squad

Prahran, VIC   

9:30am Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. New swimmers welcome – just turn up! Check Facebook for updates.

Black Ice Open Water Swimming Club

Black Rock, VIC

Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and Saturday mornings. Meet on the corner of Beach Road and Edward Street Street, Sandringham. Visit there website.

The Bay Open Water Swimmers

Half Moon Bay

Meet at the Black Rock yacht club on Friday’s at 6pm. View their Meetup profile.

Brighton Sea Baths Icebergers

Brighton

Join the famous Icebergers at the Baths on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 4pm and Saturday’s at 8am. Visit their website.

Williamstown Ocean Swimmers

Williamstown

Meetup with ocean swimmers on Saturday’s at 10.30am. Join their Meetup profile for more info.

Mentone Pink Caps

Mentone

Meet at the Mentone Lifesaving Club on Saturday’s at 8am. More on their Facebook page.

Western Australia

Blue Hole

Trigg SLSC

Turn up Sunday mornings at 10am!

Westcoast Masters

Mullaloo Beach

Turn up to surf club 9am weekdays and 8:30am on Sundays.

Port Beach Polar Bears

Fremantle

Turn up at Port Beach 6am any day, there’ll be a group swimming.

Busselton Swimming Club Masters

Busselton

This group swims Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30am during summer. Membership required.

Cockburn Swimming Club Masters

Coogee Beach

Meet at 7.15am Saturdays at the Coogee surf club. More info.

Mandurah Masters

Halls Head

Meet at Doddi’s Beach on Halls Head Parade for a swim of whatever distance you prefer, often around the 1km mark. They swim all through the year on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturday mornings at 8am, followed by a social coffee at the Dome Café. See websiteMembership required. 

Trigg Ocean Swimmers

Trigg

Meet at Trigg surf club on Sunday at 10am.

Rockingham Masters Swimming Club

Rockingham

Meet on Saturdays along the foreshore for an 8am swim. Check out their facebook page.

Bunbury Stingers

Koombana Bay

Meet at the wooden lookout south of the surf club at the Back Beach at 9am Sunday for a 1-2km swim. View websiteMembership required.

Westcoast Masters Swimming Club

Mullaloo Beach

Meets regularly on Sunday mornings in the northern carpark (summer, 8.30am) or front of the surf club (winter, 9am). More on websiteMembership required.

South Australia

Henley Beach Masters

Thebarton Aquatic Centre

See website for training times. All abilities welcome! Swim fees apply.

Marion Marlins Masters Swimming Club

Brighton

The Marion Masters swim regularly in the pool, and join together for an ocean swim on the weekends. Check out their website, and contact for more information.

Lincoln Triathlon Club

Port Lincoln

Meet at the Marina on Laguna Drive for the Friday ‘Town Shark Net’ open water swim session. View website. Membership required.

Tasmania

Taroona Ocean and Sea Swimming Association (TOSSA)

Taroona

Meet at the boat ramp at Taroona Beach on Sunday’s at 9.30am and swim with this mad group of TOOSA’s. See Facebook page.

Kingston Beach Weedy Seadragons Ocean Swimming Group

An open water swimming group based in Hobart that swims all year round at various locations. Regular swims are Saturday morning. Ask to join the Facebook page to get more info.

Come And Try Ocean Swims

Kingston

The Kingston SLSC provides this awesome way to try your hand at ocean swimming. The sessions are run in the summer, and dates can be found on their website.