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Welcome to OceanFit,

I started OceanFit in 2009 to help people love the ocean as much as I do, and since then it’s grown into Australia’s favourite ocean swim school.

We started delivering our world-leading training on Bondi Beach, and now we train 100’s of swimmers every summer throughout Australia.

Whether you’ve grown up at the beach, or you’ve only visited a handful of times, we have a range of training options for you and your family, so you can develop the open water skills and knowledge you need to enjoy an ocean lifestyle.

Myself and my awesome team of instructors look forward to assisting you on your journey. If there’s anything I can assist you with, please email me directly, I’ll be more than happy to help you.

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Andre Slade
Owner, OceanFit


Why people train with us

People come to OceanFit looking to achieve a variety of things. Many are goal-orientated, like training for their first ocean swim event, and others are more lifestyle-focused, like finally pushing past a fear of swimming in the open water and waves.

Whatever the outcome you’re looking for, OceanFit has a pathway to help you achieve it.

Here are a few of the goals our participants say they trained with OceanFit to achieve

  • Completing their first ocean swim event
  • Swimming across Bondi bay
  • Taking on a 2km, 5km, and even 10km swim!
  • Swimming every week of the year, even through winter!
  • Participating in their first triathlon, half Ironman or Ironman!
  • Becoming a surf lifesaver
  • Learning to surf, sail and dive
  • Going on ocean swimming holidays
  • Swimming with whales
  • Bodysurfing every time they visit the beach
  • Developing an ocean-loving family
  • Having kids that love the ocean

What is your goal? Let us know and we’ll help you achieve it.

How people train with us

We have a range of practical clinics, ocean fitness classes and private lessons to develop your skills and knowledge. On top of these, we head away for Wet & wild weekends, and can help guide you with your remote training via our online training programs.

You can also introduce your children to the wonders of the ocean, with children’s lessons and family clinics that make the beach your child’s favourite playground.

Our six strong team of instructors are highly competent, empathetic and fun to be around, and we have a learning philosophy of ‘serious fun for everyone’ – catering for all ages and abilities from entry level to awesome.

Here’s a quick summary of all the training options we have available to you:

Practical clinics

Our original clinics involve 3-hours of practical training at the beach, or open water environment. Participants develop their foundation skills and knowledge, guided by professional instructors, in a small-group environment. Complete one or all four clinics.

  • 3-hours
  • Saturday mornings
  • Bondi Beach + Summer Tour
  • Max 12 (Ratio 1:6)

Ocean fitness classes

Ocean fitness classes are for those who have completed the pre-requisite clinic, and looking to practice their skills whist growing their confidence in the open water. Classes are 45-minutes, once a week, and participants sign up to a block of 6-8 at a time.

  • 45mins
  • Early mornings
  • Bondi Beach
  • Max 6 (Ratio 1:6)

Private lessons

Private lessons allow participants to develop their skills and knowledge at their own pace and at times that suit them. Instructors provide personal guidance, and support, and can help with a range of goals. Private lessons are available for adults and children.

  • 1-hour
  • Anytime
  • Bondi Beach
  • Max 2 (Ratio 1:1/1:2)

Swim camps

We leave Bondi, and head up and down the coast for a mix of ocean swimming training, wild swimming and good times. Participants enjoy meeting new friends as they discover new wild swimming locations and experience swimming in lakes, rivers and rock pools.

  • 3-days/2-nights
  • During season
  • Killalea SP, Royal NP
  • Max 16 (Ratio 1:4)

Children’s lessons

We teach kids respect for the ocean as they explore their limits, develop their skills & increase their confidence. Lessons are 1-hour long, and we cater for up to four children in a lesson. We specialise in helping children overcome their anxiety, and love the ocean.

  • 1-hour
  • Anytime
  • Bondi Beach
  • Max 4 (Ratio 1:4)

Open water safety

Children gain confidence in the open water environment, develop skills to keep themselves safe and build on learn to swim lessons from the pool in unfamiliar flat water conditions. The lessons are fun, varied and hands-on, designed to replicate the ‘real world’.

  • 45mins
  • Summer school holidays
  • Watsons Bay (flat water)
  • Max 4 (Ratio 1:4)

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Find an ocean swim event

Whether you’ve trained with us or not, participating in ocean swim events is a fun way to enjoy swimming in new locations, knocking off new goals and meeting new friends.

We are the only website that lists every ocean swim in Australia on our events calendar. This means you can find every swim, in every state.

More swimmers find their next event on OceanFit than any other website, so what are you waiting for, discover your next swim now.


Upcoming Ocean Swims

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Sep 28
Oct 20
Oct 20

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