Discover the beach environment
OceanFit 4 Kids delivers engaging beach safety and ocean swimming lessons that turn the ocean into a natural playground for children to enjoy safety.
Our lessons teach children to appreciate the power and majesty of the ocean environment, promote a connection with the beach ecosystem, and develop confidence in their abilities.
The practical skills and techniques we teach will prepare your child for an ocean lifestyle beyond simply swimming, and our self survival and assisted rescue lessons will ensure they become guardians of the ocean.
OceanFit 4 Kids can be an alternative to, or complement to, nippers and sessions are competency-based, hands on, and on the go from start to finish with maximum time spent in the water.
We focus on breaking down learning into simple pieces and use easy-to-understand language that zeros in on the needs of each child. Our lessons are always fun and your child will feel safe and happy to explore their limits at arms-length from their instructor at all times.
This program is best delivered over a minimum of four sessions with parents often continuing with after-school sessions all summer long.
What your child will learn
- Awareness of how the ocean works
- Respect for the ocean environment
- How to identify & avoid risks at the beach
- How to survive a rip current
- Ocean swimming techniques in the waves
- An understanding of their limits
- How to bodysurf like a pro!
- The beach as a fun fitness location
Hear what our participants have to say
Sarah on her group lessons
We enlisted one of our favourite young OceanFit’ers, Sarah (7), to tell you why she loves ocean swimming with OceanFit, and why she thinks your child will too.
You’ll see just a few of the awesome things your child will do in their OceanFit 4 Kids lessons on Bondi Beach.
“Sarah loved OceanFit and we came back year after year. Swimming out the rip and back through waves, diving off Flat Rock and learning about the sea creatures and beach safety – she loved it all!” – Lizzy Wilson
Eliza on overcoming her fear
After being dumped by a wave in a nipper carnival, Eliza lost all her confidence in the ocean. From that moment every wave looked like it could, and would, dump her again.
But all was not lost, with the help of OceanFit her confidence would come back, and she would start to enjoy the ocean again.
“I would advise parents… if you want your kids to enjoy the water, a beach lifestyle that you can enjoy here in Sydney… it pays to invest some time into developing ocean confidence to get your kids loving the water.” – James Twomey
How we do things
We keep it fresh and mix it up!
We’re hands-on and we get connected!
We play, laugh and enjoy ourselves!
We spend maximum time in the water!
Typical lesson plan
Meet-up & preparation (5min)
Safety briefing & ocean awareness (5min)
Water & beach experiences (45min)
Lesson review & learnings (5min)
Children from 5-years of age
Introducing children to the ocean
Facing up to ocean fears and anxiety
Overcoming a scare and refusal to enter the water
Competitive coaching for ocean swimming
Nippers looking for the edge in surf competition
At OceanFit we don’t schedule OceanFit 4 Kids, instead we leave that part to the pro’s – the mum’s and dad’s like you – to organise your children, or a small group of friends, and to choose a day and time that suits you.
Please use the contact form below to make a lesson request and we’ll do our best to fit in your schedule.
With multiple lessons you can choose from:
- Consecutive days
- At random to fit your schedule
OceanFit 4 Kids is strictly a program for groups of up to four children.
5-6 year olds can be in a group of two maximum (including if there is one 5-6 year old and one older child), and 7-12 year olds can be in a group of up to four children.
Unfortunately, no. Please understand that managing and tracking multiple payments for children within in group is very tricky and time-consuming, and history has told us it doesn’t work well.
We ask that a single parent takes ownership of the group payment, collecting each child’s share from each parent, and making the entire group payment.
What parents have to say
Pricing and payment
Our pricing has been set to ensure OceanFit can continue to offer only the best instructors who operate in a very challenging environment with significant responsibility.
Like hundreds of parents before you, you can trust OceanFit to deliver safe, comprehensive lessons, with strong learning outcomes that your child will love.
Payments are made after your instructor has contacted you and before your first lesson. Lessons will only take place once payment and completed consent forms have been received.
For group payments, we require one payment to be made, to cover the entire group.
Lessons will only take place once full group payment has been received.
To receive the bulk lesson discount for 5+ lessons, all lessons must be purchased in the same transaction.
Please complete the lesson request form to express interest in kids lessons. An instructor will be in touch to discuss your requirements and plan a lesson schedule.
What to bring
For your comfort & safety, please bring the following items to your lesson.