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2020-21 Season: What we've learned
2020-21 Season: What we’ve learned

2020-21 was an extraordinary season, let’s look back on what we’ve learned as we swam our way through a pandemic.

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Swim tourists welcome with open arms
Swim tourists welcome with open arms

Ocean swimming groups around the country are welcoming swim tourists to join their community and swim with them.

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3 Ironman greats give 6 tips to becoming a legend in the surf
3 Ironman greats give 6 tips to becoming a legend in the surf

What is it that makes multiple championship-winning Ironman & Ironwoman athletes so good in the surf?

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Staggered starts a positive legacy of unprecedented times
Staggered starts a positive legacy of unprecedented times

The best consumer-focused initiative for ocean swimmers to come out of the pandemic has been staggered starts, with more innovation by event organisers welcome.

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Fun ways to remember all your surf swimming tips
Fun ways to remember all your surf swimming tips

There’s a lot to remember when learning to swim in the surf, so here’s some fun, memorable names to help you.

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Dr Rip says: Wave power, there's an equation for that
Dr Rip says: Wave power, there’s an equation for that

Professor Rob ‘Dr Rip’ Brander, a surf scientist, explains the difference between wave energy and wave power.

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There's a lot of water in those waves
There’s a lot of water in those waves

It might sound like a ridiculous thing to say, but some waves do in fact have more water in them than others.

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Sea Breezes – The Reason Nothing Much Good Happens After 8am

Learn what a sea breeze is and how timing your swim before a sea breeze kicks in will result in better water surface conditions and a more enjoyable swim.

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Go on, it’s easier than you think
Go on, it’s easier than you think

Are you lacking the belief to hit the open water for the first time, or step up to a longer distance or more challenging course? It’s easier than you think!

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How to adapt your breathing for open water swimming
How to adapt your breathing for open water swimming

When swimming in open water you can modify your breathing frequency and side in order to adapt to the dynamic environment.

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Summer Reads: Top 5 Education Books
Summer Reads: Top 5 Education Books

Discover five outdoor swimming books that will make you more knowledgeable about the open water environment, and help you become faster and more efficient in it.

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Summer Reads: Top 5 Swimming Personal Journey Books
Summer Reads: Top 5 Swimming Personal Journey Books

Discover five outdoor swimming books from Australian authors that follow the swimming journey of groups an individuals that will both inspire and delight you.

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Summer Reads: Top 5 Swimming Destination Books
Summer Reads: Top 5 Swimming Destination Books

Discover five outdoor swimming books that help us discover new places to swim as well as reminisce about the places we used to.

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How to read a surf report as an ocean swimmer
How to read a surf report as an ocean swimmer

Surf reports tend to be written for surfers, but as ocean swimmers, we can get everything we need from these reports to help us determine whether the conditions will be good for ocean swimming, or not.

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Are tow floats a threat to the freedom of open water swimming?
Are tow floats a threat to the freedom of open water swimming?

Are tow floats a threat to the freedom and culture of open water swimming or a necessary water safety device?

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What defines the 2020 ocean swimmer?
What defines the 2020 ocean swimmer?

As diverse as the ocean swimming community is, there are three universal statements that ring true for the 2020 ocean swimmer.

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Preparing for Australia’s newest open water swimming marathon
Preparing for Australia’s newest open water swimming marathon

Australian long-distance swimming champion Sam Sheppard shares his specific training preparation for marathon distance open water swims.

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Is your practice reflective of the game?
Is your practice reflective of the game?

The pool is a great place to practice ocean swimming skills and spend quality time drilling down into the technical aspects of the skills in order to perfect them.

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Making peace with the pool
Making peace with the pool

If you want to be a strong surf swimmer it’s time to make peace with the pool and start to enjoy your swim sessions.

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Why balanced beach training is important (and how to do it)
Why balanced beach training is important (and how to do it)

Learn how cross-training and adjusting certain variables within one type of training can help you achieve a balanced beach training regime.

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POEM: Swim Buddies
POEM: Swim Buddies

How good are swim buddies!? A poem about the joys of having a swim buddy.

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A different kind of ocean swimming season
A different kind of ocean swimming season

This season will look different from what we’re used to, with event cancellations and COVID regulations changing the way we can swim.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #039 – Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #039 – Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers

The Port Douglas Ocean Swimmers are a group of tropical swimmers who can boast about being the most northern group in Queensland.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #038 – Cairns Mudcrabs Et Al
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #038 – Cairns Mudcrabs Et Al

The Cairns Mudcrabs are a masters swimming club in Cairns and the most active in open water swimming in the area, including the lakes in the Atherton Tablelands.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #037 – Townsville Mermaids
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #037 – Townsville Mermaids

The Townsville Mermaids are an open water swimming group that swim regularly along The Strand, enjoy post-swim slice and coffee and enter the annual TOWSA events.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #036 –  TOWSA
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #036 – TOWSA

TOWSA’s ‘royal’ beginnings stretch back to 1952 with the inaugural Magnetic Island to Townsville swim, and the association is now involved in organising a number of innovative local open water swimming events.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #035 – North Mackay Sinkers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #035 – North Mackay Sinkers

The North Mackay Sinkers are a master swimming club who take a real keen interest in open water swimming up in North Queensland.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #034 – Val Kalmikovs
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #034 – Val Kalmikovs

Val Kalmikovs is the president of the Keppel Islands Swimming Association and organiser of the Swim Around Keppel.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #033 – Jane Howells
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #033 – Jane Howells

Jane Howells is an open water swimmer in Yeppoon who is in the envious position of regularly being the only one ocean swimming in the gorgeous Cooee Bay.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #032 – Bargara Ocean Swimming Group
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #032 – Bargara Ocean Swimming Group

The Bargara ocean swimming group swim weekly out of Bargara, a beautiful coastal town and satellite suburb of Bundaberg in central Queensland.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #031 – Noosa Turtles
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #031 – Noosa Turtles

The Noosa Turtles are a great bunch of older blokes who love their daily swim, mateship and banter down at Main Beach Noosa Heads.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #030 – Mooloolaba Beach Bums
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #030 – Mooloolaba Beach Bums

The Mooloolaba Beach Bums are a diverse community ocean swimming group in Mooloolaba who enjoy daily swims in the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #028 – Gold Coast Open Water Swimming Club
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #028 – Gold Coast Open Water Swimming Club

The Gold Coast Open Water Swimming Club is based along the glitter strip famed for its long sandy beaches and bronzed locals.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #029 –Coolangatta Cobias
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #029 –Coolangatta Cobias

The Coolangatta Cobias, much like the impressive local blackfish they’re named after, roam the ocean in the tropical waters of south east Queensland.

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What lies beneath

Swimming is perfect for your health: both mental and physical. But is there something much, much deeper going on?

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #027 – Fabulous Five
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #027 – Fabulous Five

The Fabulous Five are a group of sometimes five, sometimes more, sometimes less, ocean swimmers who swim around and under the jetty at Coffs Harbour.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #026 – Toronto Lake Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #026 – Toronto Lake Swimmers

As the name suggests, the Toronto Lake Swimmers swim in the lake at Toronto, NSW, enjoying the fresh water and tranquility the only a lake can provide.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #025 – Smackerels
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #025 – Smackerels

The Smackerels are an ocean, and sometimes ocean pool, swimming group that swim out of Merewether, Newcastle.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #024 – Paul Lemmon
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #024 – Paul Lemmon

Paul Lemmon is a masters swimming & lifesaving champion and coach who embodies everything it means to be a masters athlete.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #023 –  Peninsula Ocean Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #023 – Peninsula Ocean Swimmers

The Peninsula Ocean Swimmers are a close knit community ocean swimming group that swims out of Umina Beach on the Central Coast.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #022 - Balmoral Socially Distanced Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #022 – Balmoral Socially Distanced Swimmers

The Balmoral Socially Distanced Swimmers are a small group of girlfriends who’ve switched the pool for the open water without looking back.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #021 – Bondi Salties (Henry & Frank)
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #021 – Bondi Salties (Henry & Frank)

The Bondi Salties are the classic young group of ocean swimmers you’d expect to find on Bondi Beach who love to get ‘Salty’ on Friday’s!

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #020 - Vlad Mravec
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #020 – Vlad Mravec

Vlad Mravec is well known in Sydney for being the go-to coach for long-distance open water swimming, with many of his prodigies completing Ocean’s 7 swims around the globe.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #019 - Cyril Baldock OAM
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #019 – Cyril Baldock OAM

Cyril Baldock OAM is world famous in Bondi for his world-record expoilts in marathon open water swimming and his involvement in surf lifesaving for over 50 years.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #018 - Babewatch (Ali Smith)
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #018 – Babewatch (Ali Smith)

Babewatch is a youth-focused ocean swimming group in Manly who’s energy and enthusiasm is not only infectious but extremely healing.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #017 Robert Chapman
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #017 Robert Chapman

Robert ‘Chappo’ Chapman reflects on his career as a champion surf ironman to provide invaluable insights into what it takes to be a great surf swimmer and ocean athlete.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #016 Shark Island Psycho Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #016 Shark Island Psycho Swimmers

The Shark Island Psycho Swimmers from the Shire are aptly named for their daily morning swim around Cronulla’s Shark Island.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #015 Werri Point Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #015 Werri Point Swimmers

The Werri Point Swimmers are a community-minded group in Gerringong who enjoy an aquatic playground like no other.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #014 – Minnamurra River Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #014 – Minnamurra River Swimmers

There are many groups that swim in the Minnamurra River and we met up with a few of them for a swim and a chat about life as a river swimmer.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #013 – Michelle Bootes
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #013 – Michelle Bootes

Michelle Bootes is a Life Member Pambula SLSC, 2020 Bega Citizen of the Year and the founder of the Same Wave initiative that opens up surf lifesaving to people with disabilities.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #012 – Merimbula Merpeople
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #012 – Merimbula Merpeople

Meet a the Merimbula Merpeople, an all-seasons group who are most likely the most southern ocean swimming group in New South Wales.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #011 – Tanya Suggett
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #011 – Tanya Suggett

Tanya Suggett is on one hand a typical Warrnambool local who goes on holiday to the local caravan park, but on the other, she’s a keen all-year-round ocean swimmer helping to grow the sport.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #010 – John Sheely
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #010 – John Sheely

John Sheely is Warrnambool’s open water swimming botanist, who, among many international open water adventures, is 93 swims through his target of 100 consecutive winter open water swims.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #009 – Gavin Rafferty
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #009 – Gavin Rafferty

Gavin Rafferty is an ocean swimmer, proud lifesaver and one of only two people to have swum in every one of the iconic Lorne Pier To Pub ocean swim events.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #008 – Grant Siedle
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #008 – Grant Siedle

Grant Siedle is a Melbourne-based open water event organiser and coach responsible for some of Victoria’s most innovative open water swim events.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #007 – Norm Farmer AM
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #007 – Norm Farmer AM

Norm Farmer AM has dedicated his entire career to national and international water safety and among many roles and titles, is recognised as a Grand Knight of the International Life Saving Federation.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #006 – Don Warner
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #006 – Don Warner

Don Warner is a Canadian who’s called Melbourne home for more than 40 years, a Brighton Iceberger and the author of ‘Beyond The Tip – Tales of the Icebergers of Brighton’

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #005 – John Locco
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #005 – John Locco

John Locco has braved the icy waters of Brighton nearly every day since 1973, going on to become the founder of Melbourne’s famous Brighton Icebergers open water swimming club.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #004 – John Van Wisse
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #004 – John Van Wisse

John Van Wisse is a champion marathon swimmer with an esteemed career in the sport internationally and a local legend swimming coach in Melbourne.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #003 - Annette Dunphy
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #003 – Annette Dunphy

Annette Dunphy (81) is the oldest female Brighton Iceberger and has been swimming with the Icebergers for more than 40 years.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #002 -Dee Greenwood
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #002 -Dee Greenwood

Dee Greenwood is a salt-of-the-ocean kind of swimmer and her happy place is counting while swimming in the (usually) cold open water of Port Phillip Bay.

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ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #001 - Bay Open Water Swimmers
ONSHORE Podcast: Ep #001 – Bay Open Water Swimmers

Meet a hardy group of open water swimmers from the Bay Open Water Swimmers group in Half Moon Bay, Melbourne.

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Adaptation: Swimming through fire and pandemic
Adaptation: Swimming through fire and pandemic

For Nicole, this has been a pregnancy defined by drama and challenges, but through it all it was the call of the ocean, the Swimblers and her next swim that helped get her through.

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Can't swim? Learn how to start running
Can’t swim? Learn how to start running

If you’re interested in starting to run as part of your open water swimming cross-training plan, check out these top tips to get you going.

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Why we swim
Why we swim

Some swim for fitness; some for solitude. Some, for the lifestyle and friendships, and some, literally, for a sea change.

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Frolicking selected as demonstration sport at 2024 Olympics
Frolicking selected as demonstration sport at 2024 Olympics

Following the huge surge in participation during the recently enforced ‘swim and go’ sessions, the Olympic Committee has today announced that frolicking has been added to the 2024 Olympics as a demonstration sport.

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Top tips to prepare for a cold ocean swim
Top tips to prepare for a cold ocean swim

When it’s cold but you still have your heart set on swimming, e’ve got you sorted with our top tips to prepare for a cold ocean swim.

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How to acclimatise to cold water
How to acclimatise to cold water

Learn about three techniques you can use to gradually acclimatise to the practice of cold water immersion.

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Science-backed benefits of cold water swimming
Science-backed benefits of cold water swimming

The health benefits of cold water immersion are well documented, so if you’d like to feel instantly more ‘alive’ and energised, this ‘therapy’ might be for you.

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How you can get the most out of barefoot training at the beach
How you can get the most out of barefoot training at the beach

OceanFit’s top 5 tips to help you get the most out of your barefoot training at or near the beach.

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Two buddies take on SwimRun Bay of Islands
Two buddies take on SwimRun Bay of Islands

After a bold decision to register for the 2019 Bay of Island Swimrun, Oliver and Clemont find themselves riding a rollercoaster of emotions as they take on the mammoth challenge.

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5 ways to practice mindfulness meditation at the beach
5 ways to practice mindfulness meditation at the beach

Elly McGuiness shares five ways you can try mindfulness at the beach as part of a whole-life approach to wellbeing.

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Swim Safety: Channeling your inner Mitch Buchannon
Swim Safety: Channeling your inner Mitch Buchannon

Every time you enter the water with your swimming buddies, you should share the responsibility for each others safety, so it’s important you know how to assist if needed.

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The Surf God giveth & taketh away
The Surf God giveth & taketh away

When storm swells roll in they can reshape the topography of the seafloor, leaving behind sandbanks and waves of an unknown quality so the question is always ‘will Huey the Surf God be kind?’

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Nature or nurture, you'll always be learning in the ocean
Nature or nurture, you’ll always be learning in the ocean

Whether you’re a natural or a nurtured swimmer, we continue to learn something new every time we go for an ocean swim.

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Have you got that sinking feeling in whitewater?
Have you got that sinking feeling in whitewater?

Does it feel like you’re going nowhere fast when swimming in whitewater? Learn how the density of water affects your ability to swim efficiently in turbulent whitewater and how to best negotiate it.

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Shane Gould: My top five favourite things at Ocean Swim Fiji
Shane Gould: My top five favourite things at Ocean Swim Fiji

Having experienced Ocean Swim Fiji for herself in 2019, Shane shares her favourite things about ocean swimming in this special place.

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Respecting the toothless tiger
Respecting the toothless tiger

Taking on big and rough looking surf conditions at an event can be tough, but you shouldn’t be making it harder on yourself by forgetting some of the basics of surf navigation.

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All good strokes come in threes
All good strokes come in threes

Freestyle is the go-to stroke in ocean swimming, but to be a truly effective ocean swimmer you’ll also need an efficient backstroke and breaststroke technique.

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OceanFit’s 10 tips for safe social ocean swims
OceanFit’s 10 tips for safe social ocean swims

To ensure you keep safe whilst you’re enjoying a social ocean swim, here are OceanFit’s top 10 safety tips for you to consider.

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Q&A: When are big waves, too big?
Q&A: When are big waves, too big?

How do you know when the waves are too big for you? Is it as simple as finding out the wave height, or is there more to it?

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Right kick, right time: How to kick in open water
Right kick, right time: How to kick in open water

Kicking in open water swimming is important, but you need to put the right effort in at the right time for maximum efficiency.

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What’s the time Mr Rip?

Learn how to navigate rip currents more efficiently and reduce the chance of swimming onto sandbanks and into the surf zone.

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How to navigate a swim course when the conditions are against you

Learn how to navigate an event swim course efficiently when strong winds, choppy water and persistent swell are working against you.

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4 steps to better body surfing
4 steps to better body surfing

There are four steps that need to come together in order to body surf effectively, master these and you’ll take your body surfing to the next level.

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The benefits of barefoot training
The benefits of barefoot training

Dry land fitness is likely to form part of your overall ocean fitness training plan, and there’s no better place to do these than barefoot on the beach!

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The 5 point pre-season ocean swim checklist

With the unofficial recreational ocean swim season underway here are 5 tips to help make sure you’re firing early and going long this season.

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Swimmer 'shocked' she hasn't kept her fitness over winter
Swimmer ‘shocked’ she hasn’t kept her fitness over winter

Local swimmer Slo Goin was shocked to discover she was out of breath just 200m into today’s ocean swim at Oceanville.

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You need to be swimming more
You need to be swimming more

If you want to be strong and confident swimming in the ocean, it all starts with being a strong and confident swimmer.

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Ironwoman Courtney Hancock shares her tips on how to prepare for an ocean swim race
Ironwoman Courtney Hancock shares her tips on how to prepare for an ocean swim race

Ahead of the Aussie Ocean Swim, three-time Coolangatta Gold winner Courtney Hancock shares her tips on how to prepare for an ocean swim race.

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Take up a new ocean sport and sharpen your skills
Take up a new ocean sport and sharpen your skills

If you’ve become complacent in your ocean swims, or feel like you’ve plateaued, there’s no better way to compliment your swimming than to take up a new ocean sport. 

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Facing your fears one swim at a time
Facing your fears one swim at a time

One of the biggest hurdles for new ocean swimmers is fear. But are they legitimate or irrational, and how do we overcome them?

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The power of reflection
The power of reflection

The ocean provides us with endless opportunities to learn from our mistakes, test our skills, and develop our surf sense – if we take the time to reflect.

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Salt water therapy: Swimming my way through heartbreak and frustration
Salt water therapy: Swimming my way through heartbreak and frustration

After suffering miscarriage in 2018, Nicole turned to swimming to rebuild her mental and physical strength.

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A solo swimmer swimming away from the beach, out to sea.
How far could you swim out to sea?

How anxious would you feel swimming out to sea, alone with nothing but a pair of goggles? how far would you get?

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Reality check: Does your confidence match your ability?
Reality check: Does your confidence match your ability?

The ocean is a great and powerful leveller, are you giving it the respect it deserves?

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Different strokes for different folks
Different strokes for different folks

When transferring from the pool to open water, there are some slight variations you can make to your swimming stroke when waves, wind chop and swimmer wash make the water surface bumpier.

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Em's Blissful Breakfast Berry Smoothie
Em’s Blissful Breakfast Berry Smoothie

If you struggle to find something healthy and delicious for breakfast that will keep you kicking on throughout the morning try this tasty breakfast berry smoothie.

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Ridiculed smartwatch wearers #swimthebird to haters
Ridiculed smartwatch wearers #swimthebird to haters

Swimmers have taken to social media to give the bird to those who ridicule them for posting their swim maps.

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I'm in it for life, could you be?
I’m in it for life, could you be?

When faced with the question of whether to patrol, or not patrol, the answer was never in doubt.

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Top 3 tips for returning to the shore

The journey back to shore through the surf can generate more anxiety and concern than at any other stage of an ocean swim, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

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What to do when you’ve got too much time to yourself

Tips for keeping yourself entertained when the peace and quiet becomes too much.

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There are no losers, "Winning is doing"
There are no losers, “Winning is doing”

Jane asks “what is winning?” on her journey to enjoy every moment of her new ocean swimming lifestyle.

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Swimmers showing off their medals at the Cole Classic
How to swim your best at the Cole Classic

To help you ease your anxiety, boost your confidence and swim your best on the day we’ve put together these pre, during & post Cole Classic swim tips.

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How to stay relaxed on 'race day'
How to stay relaxed on ‘race day’

It’s totally normal to feel anxious on the day of an event, but how do you keep these feelings under control?

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Follow a whitewash runway to shore
Follow a whitewash runway to shore

How to locate the best place and path to swim back to shore through the waves.

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Catching runners to get a lift
Catching runners to get a lift

Learn how to get an edge on your way back to shore by catching rides on the swell.

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New research suggests males scientifically unable to assess swimming speed
New research suggests males scientifically unable to assess swimming speed

Oceanville City Pool is being hailed today for its new policy initiative to reduce the confusion around its lane speeds.

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Strengthen your core with this free video workout
Strengthen your core with this free video workout

Strengthen your core from the comfort of home with this core workout to music.

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What to do with your electronic key when you go ocean swimming
What to do with your electronic key when you go ocean swimming

How a key safe will become your new best beach accessory, and other options for stashing your electronic key.

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Navigating the Cole Classic 1km & 2km courses
Navigating the Cole Classic 1km & 2km courses

Learn how to navigate the 1km and 2km Cole Classic swim courses smartly.

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How to start an ocean swim fast or slow
How to start an ocean swim fast or slow

Learn how to start an ocean swim slow and social, or fast and furious for the win.

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What happened when I 'volunteered' for an Ocean Confidence clinic
What happened when I ‘volunteered’ for an Ocean Confidence clinic

Lake-swimming, jellyfish-hating, cocktail-drinking Canadian Christie Preston tells the story of her experience in OceanFit’s Ocean Confidence clinic.

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Summer reads for ocean swimmers
Summer reads for ocean swimmers

OceanFit’s top 5 open water books, perfect as a gift for an ocean swimmer or to enhance your knowledge & appreciation of the open water.

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Taking Back The Waves
New film shines light on beach accessibility and inclusion

A new short film showcases how creating an inclusive beach experience for people with disability is benefiting the community.

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How family beach-hang-times can help your kids in their swimming lessons
How family beach-hang-times can help your kids in their swimming lessons

Sasha from In The Deep Swim School on how kids swimming lessons will benefit from coastal water adventures.

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Why I prefer goggles with clear lenses in low light
Why I prefer goggles with clear lenses in low light

Find out why I now almost exclusively prefer goggles with clear lenses when ocean swimming.

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Angus Scott: Road blocks are only as effective as you perceive them to be
Angus Scott: Road blocks are only as effective as you perceive them to be

How undergoing heart surgery at the ripe age of 33 set off an epiphany that would lead to lofty open water swimming goals.

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How to repair a swimming wetsuit

Learn how to repair your swimming wetsuit when you get a nick/tear in the neoprene or you pull your zipper off.

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OPINION: Fear is easy, let’s choose the higher path
OPINION: Fear is easy, let’s choose the higher path

I’m more sad than angry, that there are ocean-lovers out there that are spreading misinformation about sharks.

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How a simple registration system can increase attendance at your event
How a simple registration system can increase attendance at your event

Event organisers, learn how a smooth and painless event registration process can increase attendance and create a positive buzz for your ocean swim.

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'Mermaiding' is a thing and it can make dreams come true
‘Mermaiding’ is a thing and it can make dreams come true

Have you ever dreamed of being a mermaid? You might not have been able to realise your dream as a child, but now your child’s dreams can come true.

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How to swim in cold water
Everything you need to know about swimming in cold water

Learn about what constitutes cold water swimming, what it feels like, what the dangers are, and how to minimise the effects.

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"Have a go. Get in and do it!" Jane's motto after life-changing ocean swims
“Have a go. Get in and do it!” Jane’s motto after life-changing ocean swims

On Jane’s 50th birthday her life changed, she discovered the body image movement and ocean swimming for physical and mental health.

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Babewatch: There's nothing slow motion about this swim crew
Babewatch: There’s nothing slow motion about this swim crew

Find out how Babewatch are bringing awareness to mental health issues while having fun and keeping fit.

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Can ocean swimmers and surf craft users share the waves?
Can ocean swimmers and surf craft users share the waves?

On our busiest beaches there is a fight for waves between ocean swimmers and surf craft, can they co-exist safely?

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How to see in the sea: Advice for swimmers with poor vision

We’ve crowd-sourced the best advice for swimmers who usually require prescription glasses to keep your vision in check while ocean swimming.

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Bottom’s up: How to choose where to swim at the beach
Bottom’s up: How to choose where to swim at the beach

Learn why different sections of water on the same beach can look so different and how to use this to your advantage.

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Coriolis effect: When the water gets cold in summer
Coriolis effect: When the water gets cold in summer

Why can the ocean temperature in summer be 24 degrees one day, 18 the next? Well it’s all got to do with the wind and something called the coriolis effect.

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The surf sense ‘silver bullet’

Are you looking for the ‘silver bullet’ to becoming a confident and strong ocean swimmer? It’s a question we get a lot and we have the answer for you.

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How to give the gift of the ocean to your child
How to give the gift of the ocean to your child

Learn how to introduce your child to the ocean so that they can enjoy Australia’s favourite playground for life.

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Top 4 tips to get lean and mean
Top 4 tips to get lean and mean

Looking for a flat stomach for summer? Looking to get lean and mean for ocean swimming? Here are four tips to get the body you want!

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An OceanFit participant wearing Vorgee Vortech goggles in a Gold Coast clinic.
Choosing the best goggles for open water swimming

Goggles come in many shapes and sizes and finding a pair that fits and is suitable for the open water environment will open your eyes to a whole new experience.

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The Garmin Effect: Coaches ask for training lanes to be measured
The Garmin Effect: Coaches ask for training lanes to be measured

In an X-files-like case that is baffling coaches around the country, squad members are reporting swimming as much as 15% further than planned.

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Helicopter to watch over Rottnest Island channel swimmers
Helicopter to watch over Rottnest Island channel swimmers

Swimmers participating in the 2019 Rottnest Channel Swim will be supported with additional safety measures, including a dedicated event helicopter.

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The changing face of sport events participants: It’s competitor Jim, but not as we know him
The changing face of sport events participants: It’s competitor Jim, but not as we know him

What is the ‘typical’ ocean swim participant look like and how does this affect the way organisers design and market their events?

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World Ironman Series: Positive direction or rogue and risky?
World Ironman Series: Positive direction or rogue and risky?

The World Ironman Series debuted last month in Bali but I disagree with their decision to flout their risk management and social responsibilities.

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Tide’s in for aquatic events – what’s the salty secret?

The three major trends that should be on the radar for every event organiser, or sponsor, looking to maximise the appetite for ocean events.

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Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge set for return in 2019
Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge set for return in 2019

If you crave big ocean swimming highs then you’re in luck this season with the return of the Stanwell Park Ocean Challenge on Saturday 3 March 2019.

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Vorgee partners with Swimming WA
Vorgee partners with Swimming WA

In a coup for open water swimmers in Western Australia, Vorgee has signed a new three-year partnership with Swimming WA.

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Top 5 tips for your post City2Surf recovery swim
Top 5 tips for your post City2Surf recovery swim

Running in the City2Surf this weekend? Here are OceanFit’s top 5 tips for your post City2Surf recovery swim.

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Surf Sock | Get Into Wetsuit Easy
The eco friendly way to slip into your wetsuit with ease

The Surf Sock is the Australian made, eco-friendly alternative to the plastic bag to assist getting into your wetsuit and a great addition to your ocean swimming gear bag.

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The swim set for the seriously lazy swimmer (like me)
The swim set for the seriously lazy swimmer (like me)

This is Andre’s swim session for when you really don’t want to train, but you know it’s good for you.

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What is swimmers ear?
What is swimmers ear?

Learn about swimmers ear and find out why prevention is the best way to manage this common ocean swimmers problem.

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Andre talks ocean swimming on The Pod podcast
Andre talks ocean swimming on The Pod podcast

Andre dives deep into the sport of ocean swimming, with insights into the sport’s history, events, lifestyle, techniques, competitive tactics and where it all started for OceanFit.

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Review: How we took on the inaugural Swimrun Australia
Review: How we took on the inaugural Swimrun Australia

OceanFit’s Andre & Jules took on the inaugural SwimRun Australia and lived to tell the tale and provide tips for others taking it on in the future.

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A wet and wild weekend in The Palms
A wet and wild weekend in The Palms

Take a look at what we got up to on our Wet & wild weekend @ The Palms.

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A guide to family beach safety
A guide to family beach safety

Beach days can be a daunting experience for parents but with our handy family beach safety guide and equipment checklist you’ll feel that much better.

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How to assist a swimmer in difficulty
How to assist a swimmer in difficulty

People can get into trouble at any time in the water and if you’re nearby you might be called on to assist a swimmer in difficulty.

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Ironman legend Trevor Hendy shares his top 5 ocean swim tips ahead of the Aussie Ocean Swim
Ironman legend Trevor Hendy shares his top 5 ocean swim tips ahead of the Aussie Ocean Swim

Aussie Ocean Swim ambassador, and six-time Australian Ironman champion, Trevor Hendy, shares his tips to get the most out of your ocean swim experience and swim faster for longer.

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Swimmer diving under a shore dump wave and gliding along the seafloor
The magic carpet (negotiating a shore dump)

There’s a little bit of magic in all of us! Learn how to negotiate a shore dump using the ‘magic carpet’.

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Swimmers shoulder: The complete guide

Swimmers shoulder is a common swimming injury, so it’s important to know what causes it, what to look out for, how to treat it and most importantly, how to prevent it.

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How to take awesome photos in the ocean with a GoPro
How to take awesome photos in the ocean with a GoPro

Andre’s best tips to take awesome photos in the ocean with your GoPro.

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The finish is right behind you

The Hawaiians say ‘never turn your back on the ocean’, and that advice rings true for finishing ocean swims.

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Top 5 tips for taking on an ocean swim, by three-time Olympian Michael Klim
Top 5 tips for taking on an ocean swim, by three-time Olympian Michael Klim

Thanks to the Noosa Summer Swim, we have three-time Olympian Michael Klim’s top five tips for taking on an ocean swim!

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Relax and keep your head down
Relax and keep your head down

If you find yourself fighting the open water and using up energy quickly, you might be swimming like this.

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The perks of ocean swimming

In the lead up to the Cole Classic, Andre spoke with Nick and Sam from The Daily Drive, about the perks of ocean swimming.

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Why I wear Vorgee's Missile and Vortech goggles
Why I wear Vorgee’s Missile and Vortech goggles

Find out why the Vorgee Missile and Vortech are Andre’s goggles of choice, plus find out what styles are in his goggle bag.

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The tortoise and the hare
The tortoise and the hare

This well-known fable is a great reminder to ocean swimmers of all ages, that there’s more to swimming through the surf than speed.

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Ocean swimming keeps the black dog at bay for Hanby
Ocean swimming keeps the black dog at bay for Hanby

Criminal lawyer Justin Hanby was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2013 and he now swims daily as a way to take control of his mental health.

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Timing is everything
Timing is everything

Timing plays a huge part in negotiating waves, and getting your timing right will make you a more efficient ocean swimmer in the surf zone.

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An ocean swimmer swims in the water with her ear covered by a swim cap to prevent water entering the ears.
Seal your ears for pain-free open water swimming

Say goodbye to painful ears with SwimSeal, a new ear drop that coats the ear canal and prevents water being trapped and causing infection – the leading cause of ‘swimmers ear’.

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A simple technique that will make you a superhero of the surf

We’ve got a technique to help you negotiate the surf that is so simple, you’ll wonder way you haven’t thought of it before (Tip: it doesn’t involve diving under waves).

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5 tips to keep you safe at the beach this summer
5 tips to keep you safe at the beach this summer

If you only use the ocean to cool off after tanning, or while watching your kids have all the fun, here are five of my favourite beach safety tips to stay safe.

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10 ocean swimming event tips for first time ocean swimmers
10 ocean swimming event tips for first time ocean swimmers

Ocean swimming events are fun, challenging… and a little scary! Make your first ocean swim event a day to remember with these 10 event tips.

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Weizhen has Cole Classic medal in sight to thank donor after transplant
Weizhen has Cole Classic medal in sight to thank donor after transplant

After a liver transplant due to a genetic condition called Polycystic Liver Disease, Weizhen Zhou has set her sights on completing the Cole Classic. This is her story of teaching herself how to swim, 4am wake-up’s and taking on the ocean with OceanFit.

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How sandbanks are like swimming between the flags
How sandbanks are like swimming between the flags

How can you stay safe at the beach, if you know to swim between the flags, but you choose not to?

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Are you a WAIF?

When making decisions about whether or not it’s going to be a good day for an ocean swim, you’re going to need to dig deeper than the weather app icon.

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Newds outraged by sensible decision at Bondi to Bronte
Newds outraged by sensible decision at Bondi to Bronte

A sensible decision by the Bondi To Bronte organisers made wetsuit wearers eligible for prizes on Sunday, but the ‘newds’ weren’t happy.

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The great wetsuit debate
The great wetsuit debate

Do you only swim ‘newd’, or are you impartial to a bit of rubber? This question is at the heart of the annual wetsuit debate between ocean swimming traditionalists and the modern day ocean swimmer.

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A cap in the hand is worth two in the season

Why do we wear swim caps and are we wearing them for the right reasons?

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Are you going insane in the surf?

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity, so are you guilty of this when you’re ocean swimming?

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How the Melbourne Cup is like an ocean swim
How the Melbourne Cup is like an ocean swim

When you think about it, racing in the Melbourne Cup is actually a lot like an ocean swim event.

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Join the ‘Ocean Swimming Enthusiasts’ Facebook group

It’s time to get social, we’ve created a Facebook group called “Ocean swimming enthusiasts” and we’re inviting you to join it.

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Should you swim in the ocean after rain?
Should you swim in the ocean after rain?

Why is swimming in the ocean after it’s rained so bad? and how do you know when it’s safe to go back in?

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Why you shouldn't swim after it's rained
Why you shouldn’t swim after it’s rained

Should you swim after it’s rained? Learn how ocean water quality is affected by rain running off our streets accumulating nasties along the way.

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Take a swim on the wild side
Take a swim on the wild side

Wild swimming is a great way to enjoy your favourite activity in nature, learn what it’s all about and how to get involved.

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Swim with a social ocean swimming group
Swim with a social ocean swimming group

There are dozens of social ocean swimming groups throughout Australia, and they’re great for regular swimming and camaraderie.

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Do you know, what you don't know?
Do you know, what you don’t know?

Are you unknowingly holding yourself back from being a better ocean swimmer, because you think you know all there is to know about ocean swimming?

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Sea lice: That nasty rash you get after swimming in the ocean
Sea lice: That nasty rash you get after swimming in the ocean

Been ocean swimming and come out with an itchy rash over your body? Chances are you’ve had an encounter with sea lice. Learn what it is and how to treat it.

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10 winter swimming motivational tips
10 winter swimming motivational tips

Winter can be a hard time to get motivated to maintain your swimming fitness. Here are OceanFit’s top 10 tips to make winter swimming less of a chore.

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Q&A: The pre-40's ocean swimming challenge that made Jamie 'mildly obsessed'
Q&A: The pre-40’s ocean swimming challenge that made Jamie ‘mildly obsessed’

During the 2016-17 summer season, Jamie Cairns approached OceanFit to help him achieve a goal he’d been wanting to knock off for years, and with his 40th birthday approaching, now was the time to take it on!

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Em’s Lightly Toasted Protein Balls

Protein Balls are a fantastic healthy snack you can enjoy between meals or after a ocean swims or workouts.

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OceanFit teaches Nepalese students how to stay safe in the water
OceanFit teaches Nepalese students how to stay safe in the water

Following a tragic run of drownings this summer, a Sydney international business school visited Bondi for an ocean awareness session to help them enjoy Australia’s favourite playground safely.

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Are you drinking enough water?
Are you drinking enough water?

Around 70% of your body and 85% of your brain is made of water, so it’s pretty important you keep it hydrated, but how much do you actually need?

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Don’t leave it too late: Train smarter not harder

Nick has crunched the numbers and can tell you why pro athletes are smarter in their injury prevention and spend less time in recovery than amateurs.

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Myth of the collapsing sand bar
Myth of the collapsing sand bar

The media like to report of a ‘collapsing sand bar’ that cause people to be ‘dragged out to sea’ in rips but the idea that a sandbar can collapse is a myth.

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Olympic medalist Jessica Shwood claims thrilling victory at Noosa
Olympic medalist Jessica Shwood claims thrilling victory at Noosa

Olympic medalist Jessica Ashwood claimed a thrilling victory in the women’s 5km Grand Prix at the Noosa Summer Swim Festival during the weekend [Plus watch awesome event video].

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Tips to enhance your pool swimming experience
Tips to enhance your pool swimming experience

Whether you’re swimming at a small local pool, a large aquatic centre or an ocean baths, here’s a few things to help you enjoy your experience.

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Pool lane swimming etiquette
Pool lane swimming etiquette

Lane swimming is bathed in unwritten rules that help to regulate lane swimmers and reduce ‘lane rage’. There’s no need to be intimidated though, just follow this simple guide to lane swimming etiquette.

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How to prevent sea-sickness when ocean swimming

Do you feel sea-sick when ocean swimming or swimming in open water? You’re not alone, find out what ocean swimmers suggest to do to prevent sea-sickness.

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How to choose the best wetsuit for ocean swimming
What to look for in an open water swimming wetsuit

Are you thinking about purchasing a wetsuit for open water swimming, or ocean swimming? Make sure you take into account all these factors before you buy.

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Event nutrition: What to eat pre, during & post
Event nutrition: What to eat pre, during & post

You can’t guarantee how well you will preform on the day of your event but what you can control is your nutrition, hydration and energy levels. Getting your nutrition right you will feel strong and have positive memories of the day.

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5 ocean swimming techniques that will give you the edge

Are you looking for the edge in your ocean swimming? These five ocean swimming techniques will give you the speed and tactical advantage you’re looking for.

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Review: New Vorgee Missile Eclipse your new favourite goggle

We’re loving Vorgee’s new Missile Eclipse goggle with its double metallic mirror lens that enhances clarity and combats glare for maximum ocean swimming enjoyment.

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How to treat a bluebottle sting
How to treat a bluebottle sting

Ocean swim regularly enough and you’ll eventually be stung by a bluebottle. The sting can range from itchy to painful but the treatment is simple.

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Wave sets and lulls: Is every seventh wave the biggest?
Wave sets and lulls: Is every seventh wave the biggest?

Learn about wave sets and lulls and how they can affect your ocean swim. Plus find the answer to the question ‘is every seventh wave in a set the biggest?’.

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Take on an aquathon this Aus Day with tips from Australian triathlete Aaron Royle

With no ocean swims on the NSW ocean swims calendar this Australia Day, take a day-trip to Wollongong for the Aus Day Aquathon and mix with Australian triathlon royalty.

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3 exercises to strengthen your core for ocean swimming
3 exercises to strengthen your core for ocean swimming

Learn three beginner core strength and stability exercises that will help you develop the core needed to become a better ocean swimmer.

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Audio: Andre gives an insight into the holiday drowning spike
Audio: Andre gives an insight into the holiday drowning spike

Andre spoke with Natalie Peters on 2GB about the recent spate of drownings, why we might be seeing this spike and things we can work on to reverse the drowning toll.

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Watch & learn: Sam Shepard executes textbook finish to win Lorne Pier to Pub
Watch & learn: Sam Shepard executes textbook finish to win Lorne Pier to Pub

We’ve broken down Sam Shepard’s masterclass finish as he hauled in Mack Horton in the last stages of the 2017 Lorne Pier to Pub.

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Beach Safety Golden Rule
This ‘golden rule’ will keep you beach safe this summer

Surf safety messages can get so complicated. There are so many rules, but what if I said you only need to know one ‘rule’ when you go to the beach?

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Australian ocean swim events for the summer holidays
Australian ocean swim events for the summer holidays

The summer holidays are here and we’ve scanned the world wide web to find holiday ocean swims throughout Australia.

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Noosa the perfect setting for an action-packed February weekend away
Noosa the perfect setting for an action-packed February weekend away

Have you been looking for an summer ocean swims getaway? Look no further than the Noosa Summer Swim with seven distances on offer over two days, plus all the awesomeness of what Noosa has to offer.

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How to swim straight in open water using sighting

No one likes swimming around in circles, so in this article you’ll learn how swimming sighting techniques will assist you to swim straight in open water (includes videos).

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I just wanted to keep swimming: Nicola takes on her first ocean swim
I just wanted to keep swimming: Nicola takes on her first ocean swim

We love hearing personal success stories, and this one from Nicola Harris, is typical of the OceanFit participant and will resonate with a lot of people out there thinking of taking on their first ocean swim.

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Why you’re about to start wearing your sunscreen on a cloudy day

Learn about the two different types of UV radiation, what they do to the skin and when you need to protect yourself to avoid unnecessary risks of developing skin cancer, pigmentation disorders and accelerating the ageing process.

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Ocean swim entries up 10% on back of record Bondi to Bronte
Ocean swim entries up 10% on back of record Bondi to Bronte

It looks like we’re in for a bumper ocean swims season if early season entries are anything to go by, with the professionally organised events leading the way.

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Survey prize winner Paul takes part in the inaugural Catseye Classic
Survey prize winner Paul takes part in the inaugural Catseye Classic

Our 2016 ocean swims survey winner has given us a review of his prize winning trip to Hamilton Island, including how he got to swim in the inaugural ‘Catseye Classic’.

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How to prepare for a run-swim-run event
How to prepare for a run-swim-run event

The transitions from running to swimming can undo swimmers who aren’t fit and prepared, so here are a few tips to get you through your run-swim-run event.

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A lady in her swimsuit applying sunscreen.
Is your sunscreen doing more harm than good?

The warm weather is here and out comes the Sunscreen – learn from OceanFit’s Lia Trebilcock if yours is doing more damage than good and why you need to put the 50+SPF straight in the bin!

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Top 5: Join the run-swim-run revolution this summer
Top 5: Join the run-swim-run revolution this summer

They’re becoming more popular each year, and in NSW there are five fantastic run-swim-run events to get your heart rate up this summer.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 07:  Competitors race in the Cole Classic Ocean Swim from Shelly Beach to Manly Beach on February 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Entries for the 2017 Cole Classic are open

Earlybird entries are now open for the hugely popular Cole Classic ocean swim, with 1km, 2km and 5km distances available to challenge all abilities.

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New additions to the Bondi to Bronte sure to be crowd-pleasers

Ocean swimming tradition in Sydney says summer hasn’t started until the Bondi to Bronte ocean swim has been swum, and this year the event has new organisers, fresh new swims and prizes to boot.

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OceanFit instructor Lia Trebilcock completes gruelling 42km Coolangatta Gold!
OceanFit instructor Lia Trebilcock completes gruelling 42km Coolangatta Gold!

OceanFit’s senior instructor, Lia Trebilcock, has ticked off a major bucket list item by completing the gruelling 41.8km Coolangatta Gold on Sunday.

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The ‘ideal’ ocean swim, as preferred by ocean swimmers

We’ve crunched the data from the 2016 annual ocean swims survey to find out what ocean swimmers say is the ‘ideal’ ocean swim.

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2016 annual ocean swims survey winners announced
2016 annual ocean swims survey winners announced

Were you a winner in our annual ocean swim survey? Find out if you’re one of the lucky ones, as well as a snap shot of the insights we have gathered.

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Congratulations Turia Pitt on becoming an ironman!
Congratulations Turia Pitt on becoming an ironman!

Congratulations Turia Pitt on becoming an Ironman on the weekend, from your OceanFit instructor Lia, and all the team at OceanFit.

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Being hands-on beats the heebie jeebies

Do you get the heebie jeebies when ocean swimming? Learn how to feel more relaxed about sharing the ocean with all its creepy crawlies.

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Top 10 wild swimming locations in Sydney
Top 10 wild swimming locations in Sydney

Sally Tertini, author of Wild Swimming Sydney Australia, reveals ten of the best wild swimming locations in Sydney.

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Figure Eight Pools - Royal National Park
Figure Eight Pools – Royal National Park

Discover one of Sydney’s best kept secrets, the natural wonder that are the figure eight pools in Sydney’s Royal National Park.

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Ocean swim entries down 21% as s***k anxiety builds

There has been a worrying 21% drop in entries to ocean swim events so far this season; what is keeping swimmers away?

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Survey winner Nicola enjoys the trip of a lifetime
Survey winner Nicola enjoys the trip of a lifetime

Thanks to OceanFit, Nicola Logan won herself a trip to Hamilton Island to participate in the Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim – hear how she got on!

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First ocean swim event
5 steps towards your first ocean swim

Would you like to go from ocean bather to ocean swimmer this summer? Join the ocean swimming revolution with these five steps towards your first ocean swim.

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Andre’s 3 essential ocean swim accessories

Learn about Andre’s three essential ocean swimming accessories he says he can’t do without at the beach for ocean swimming.

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Ally Charlton: What it means to be an ocean swimmer
Ally Charlton: What it means to be an ocean swimmer

Let Ally inspire you to enjoy the freedom of the ocean. Listen to why she chose an ocean swimming lifestyle, how she gained her confidence to swim in open water and what it all means to her.

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2015 ocean swimming survey prize winners
2015 ocean swimming survey prize winners

Did you take part in OceanFit’s 2015 Annual Ocean Swimming Survey? We’ve drawn the winners, so you can see if you’ve won a Hamilton Island ocean swimming experience, Vorgee goggles or OceanFit training vouchers!

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Coogee Island Challenge
Coogee Island Challenge from the air

We had cameras on the sand, in the water and in the air to bring you the Coogee Island Challenge like you’ve never seen it before.

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Great white shark caught at Bondi Beach

This morning a Great White Shark was unfortunately caught in the shark nets at Bondi Beach, but this shouldn’t be of concern for rational ocean swimmers.

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Ocean Swimming Is Riding A Wave Of Popularity
How to get on board the ocean swimming wave

Ocean swimming is riding a wave of popularity, so find out how to break free from the black line of the pool and swim as nature intended.

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Is it ok to pee in the ocean
Why it’s ok to pee in the ocean

This this video scientists explain why urinating in the ocean is harmless and is actually good for marine life!

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How to get good quality sleep
How to get good quality sleep

Swimmers are well known as early risers, so whether you’re up early for squad training or to catch the beach at it’s prime you’ll need good quality sleep.

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The best workout for weight loss
The best workout for weight loss

Ever wondered what the best workout for weight loss is? Well, you’ll be happy to know it’s not rocket science – and you get to choose!

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How to read food labels for healthy eating
How to read food labels for healthy eating

If reading food labels seems confusing then this checklist will help you make smarter healthier food choices when you go shopping.

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10 tips to stay healthy through winter
10 tips to stay healthy through winter

Winter can play havoc on our immune system, so to ensure you stay as healthy as possible during these shorter darker days here are 10 tips to stay healthy.

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Sandstone cliffs tower over the ocean on the swim course from Bondi to Watson's Bay
Video: 2014 South Head Roughwater swim

Murray Cox has put together a little video of the 2014 South Head Roughwater Swim that gives a small insight into the challenges faced by swimmers.

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A metal yellow buoy sits on the beach ready to be put into the water.
Who’s a clever buoy? Facial recognition detecting sharks

“Who’s a clever buoy?!” This buoy obviously, because its new built-in face-recognition software is detecting sharks in the water and texting lifeguards.

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A purple jellyfish lying on the sand.
Is this purple jellyfish a new species?

A bright purple, alien-like jellyfish has washed up on Coolum Beach and an expert says it may be a new species.

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Life is worth swimming by Murray Rose
Life is worth swimming by Murray Rose

Be inspired by Murray Rose’s story of Olympic success, his unique training techniques and the way in which he captured the hearts and minds of Australian’s throughout his life.

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How to choose a wetsuit for ocean swimming

Learn how to choose the right wetsuit for open water swimming, including ocean swimming and triathlons.

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Essential fats in your diet

In this lesson you will learn why not all fats are bad for us and the types of essential fats that our body needs to function well.

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Top 5 winter fitness tips for staying healthy
Top 5 winter fitness tips for staying healthy

We’re all guilty of slacking off to some degree over winter, but there are a few simple ways to keep your fitness and health in check over these cooler darker months.

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Shortest day kicks off countdown to summer
Shortest day kicks off countdown to summer

If you’ve been struggling with the dark starts and ends to your work day as we dive further into winter, you’ll be happy to know that this Friday is Winter Solstice, aka the shortest day of the year.

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Asian Inspired Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Stir Fry is a simple healthy household favourite and it can be prepared in a matter of minutes.

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Teresa’s Omega Berry Smoothie

Protein smoothies are a simple and tasty way to get your daily dose of protein. This smoothie is Teresa Boyce’s fail safe all time favourite.

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Sunscreen: Protection from the sun

If you’re spending a lot of time outside swimming you need to be wearing sunscreen for your own safety.

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Open water swimming wetsuits

Open water swimming wetsuits are great for increasing your speed in open water and have the obvious benefit of keeping you warm in cooler water temps.

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A swimming vest can help make sure you’re seen

Learn about swimming vests which some ocean swimming events may require you to wear for safety or sponsorship purposes.

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Swimming caps are practical, safe and warm

Swimming caps are great for personal and event water safety, keeping long hair under control and keeping your head warm in cooler water temps.

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The ocean swimming attraction
The ocean swimming attraction

There’s really no better all-round fitness activity than ocean swimming, so ditch staring at a black line of the pool and start ocean swimming.

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Protein for recovery

Protein can be used for growth and repair (which is the ideal use for protein) or can be used for energy like carbohydrate and fat. In this lesson you will learn about the protein enriched foods you should be including in your diet for maximum muscle recovery, repair and energy.

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5 healthy eating tips for summer

Summer is the perfect time to commit to a healthy eating and exercise plan but don’t get confused with all the latest diet trends, what you’re looking to do is eat clean, colourful and balanced meals.

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Ocean swimming safety
Ocean swimming safety

The ocean is a hazardous environment at any time and ocean swimmers must always respect it. Learn how to stay safe while ocean swimming.

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Learn how to survive rip currents

Rip currents are our beaches hidden danger and they are responsible for the majority of beach drownings. Learn how to spot, avoid and survive a rip current.

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The OceanFit Ocean Responsibility Code
The OceanFit Ocean Responsibility Code

The beach is Australia’s favourite playground. Keep to the Ocean Responsibility Code to have fun and stay safe at the beach this summer.

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Eating a balanced diet

The key to optimum health and recovery is balance. In this lesson you will learn how to eat a balanced diet to ensure maximun performance and recovery.

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Do we need an ocean swimming etiquette?

The ability to swim freely in the ocean is one of the true magic moments of ocean swimming, but as ocean swimming gets more popular it also means it gets more crowded out in the deep blue. Do we need an ocean swimmers etiquette to allow ocean swimmers to share the freedom of the open ocean in harmony?

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Stuck between a rock and a hard place

Sand comes from the ocean and is brought onshore by wave action, but how did it get there in the first place? Learn about the geology that created the sandy beaches we see today.

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Coastal geology: Tracing back coastal origins

Learn how lots of thrusting, bending and folding activity 300 million years ago shaped Sydney’s Eastern Suburb’s landscape into the coastline we see today.

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Freestyle hand entry should be like posting a letter

Take a look at hand entry and catch as part of an efficient and smooth freestyle stroke including examples of common errors swimmers make.

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The motion in the ocean: Water, wind & waves

Waves are an integral part of an ocean lifestyle. But have you ever wondered where waves come from and why they seem to change every day…and even during the day?

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Total Immersion and the Incredible Hulk

Tim Ferris (‘The 4 Hour Work Week’) shares the story of how he transformed from demoralised drowner to 1km ocean swimmer in two weeks with Total Immersion.

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The complete guide to training for an ocean swim event

Preparing for an ocean swim event? Here’s OceanFit’s complete guide on how to prepare for, participant in, and recover from an ocean swim event.

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Ocean swimming event nutrition

You can’t guarantee how well you will perform on event day but what you can control is your nutrition, hydration and energy levels. In this lesson you will learn about event nutrition and how to fuel your body pre, during and post your ocean swim event.

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Cleaning up your carbohydrates

Training requires adequate dietary carbohydrates especially post training. In this lesson you will learn how to consume a variety of carbs as part of a ‘carb clean up’.

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How slow can you swim well?

Balance and stability are key to great swimming and relaxing in the water has a myriad of positive effects including increased buoyancy and awareness.

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How to become a well-rounded ocean swimmer

Become a more well-rounded ocean swimmer and get more enjoyment out of your ocean swimming by taking the time to work on these three important elements.

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Face-to-face with a great white shark

Deano ticks another thing off his bucket list by going face-to-face with a Great White Shark! + VIDEO

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Stroke counting great tool for measuring efficiency

Stroke counting is the most accessible and specific form of measurement in swimming that can assist you to become a more efficient ocean swimmer.

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Get 'on yer bike' and eliminate summer beach traffic stress
Get ‘on yer bike’ and eliminate summer beach traffic stress

Do you really need all the stress of driving your car to the beach? Leave the keys on the bench, the car in the garage, and jump ‘on yer bike’.

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Choosing nutritious foods

A diet packed with vegetables will provide nutrients and nourishment vital to any training program. In this lesson you will learn how to choose nutritious foods based on their colour.

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Preparing to eat healthy

The first step in any healthy eating plan is to go shopping and get prepared. In this lesson you will learn how to make healthy eating decisions to assist in your ocean swimming training.

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A comprehensive guide to surf lifesaving: Lifesaving

Take a look at the history of surf life saving in Australia, the ongoing transformation of lifesaving services & explore surf life saving beyond the flags.

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A comprehensive guide to surf lifesaving: Surf sports

Take a look at surf sports through the ages, the rise of professional surf sports and the growth in ocean sports outside of surf life saving.

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Do fluro vests spell the end of bare chested ocean swimming?

New hi-vis fluro vests are set to become the norm in ocean swimming events and for ocean swimmers this policy will effectively mean the end to participating in an ocean swim event ‘bare-chested’ or just in cozzies.

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The difference between ocean swimming and open water swimming

Learn about how open water swimming and ocean swimming differ and the different skill-sets required for each type of swimming location.

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How the Olympics can help your swimming

Swimmers at the Olympics are the best of the best, they’ve spent countless hours for most of their lives training and preparing for a shot at Olympic glory. Here are three lessons you can take away from watching swimming at the Olympics.

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Becoming World Masters champion deserves a holiday

Paul Lemmon follows up his 2012 FINA World Masters Championships Open Water title with an ocean swim adventure in Italy.

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Beneath the waves by Bondi Mermaids

The Bondi Mermaids are a group of the Sydney community that want to highlight that there are no ‘passive use’ marine areas in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.

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Ocean swimming training tips for beginners

Learn how ocean swimming can be an enjoyable and rewarding sport with world master’s champion Paul Lemmon’s 7 ocean swimming training tips for beginners.

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End killing and captivity of whales and dolphins

Killing whales is an abhorrent act and is something an enlightened, progressive society should condemn and strive to eliminate.

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Upper body conditioning for board paddling support crew
Upper body conditioning for board paddling support crew

Paddling a board in support of an ocean swimmer but you’re not in shape? Learn upper body conditioning for board paddling crew by Anthony Carroll.

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5 most common ocean anxieties and how to overcome them

Whether it’s a niggling side-thought, or an inherent fear, your ocean anxieties can be a massive barrier to enjoying the ocean.

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Complete Eastside Radio surf safety interview series

Sit back, grab a coffee and listen to OceanFit’s owner Andre Slade discuss a range of surf safety topics with Dan from Eastside Radio.

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6 ocean swimming products I couldn’t do without

There are six ocean swimming products I swear I couldn’t live without when it comes to visiting the beach and enjoying my ocean swimming – check them out.

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Bucket list: Rottnest Island Channel Swim

Dean Gladstone shares his experience from his first Rottnest Island Swim, one he had always wanted to tick off his bucket list. This article includes Deano’s Top 5 Tips For Taking On The ‘Rotto Swim’.

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Core strength: You can’t fire a cannon from a row boat

Learn why core stability is the key to any sport or activity, especially swimming. It’s the set of muscles that give you the nice firm platform to work off.

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Dogpaddle: It’s sink or swim, you’re more confident than you think

There was one lesson that I learnt from my first family dog Tosh, with the help from my dad, that helps tell the story of ‘sink or swim’.

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How to swim train through a shoulder injury

Learn how using a pull buoy is a great way to reduce the stress on the shoulders allowing you to continue swim training through a shoulder injury.

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Where to swim when not between the flags

Learn how to choose a place to swim when you don’t want to swim between the flags on a patrolled beach or when you’re on a beach without flags.

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Pier to Pub: Swimming in a pack with the thousands is great fun

Paul Lemmon has a great experience at the Lorne Pier To Pub, wins his age group and gives his tips on swimming in a pack.

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Better swimming – It’s all in your head!

If you find yourself avoiding the urge to fight gravity to avoid sinking when you swim then you need to work on finding a balanced state in the water.

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Managing cold water swimming injuries

The cold can play havoc with your muscles. Learn how to best manage cold water swimming injuries with advice given to professional ironman athletes.

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Don’t stop swimming because of sexy shark attacks

Sharks are an ocean swimmers worst nightmare but is the risk of a shark attack while you’re swimming really something to be worried about?

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10 tips for preparing for an ocean swim event

Preparing for an ocean swim event is easy with these top 10 tips from open water swimming world master’s champion Paul Lemmon.

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90 ocean swimming tips from our 2011 twitter campaign

During the 2010/11 summer season we delivered 90 day’s worth of ocean awareness, confidence & fitness tips as part of a 90 days of summer twitter campaign.

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The most important thing that I check before I go to a beach

Learn why knowing what the wind is doing is the most important thing to check before you go to the beach and how it can impact your time there.

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How to recover from an event for ongoing success

Learn how the actions of an athlete straight after a race and the days after has a large bearing on how they will recover and be ready for their next event.

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Knowledge, Skills and Desire – The success combo

You’ve got to know what to do, how to do it, and you’ve really got to want to do it says Elly McGuinness.

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5 tips to avoid drowning at the beach

The beach can be an dangerous and unforgiving place and all beach-goers should know these five basic beach safety tips to avoid drowning at the beach.

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Wetsuits: To wear or not to wear

The wearing of wetsuits in ocean swimming events is a hotly debated topic among a small section of the open water swimming community, which side are you on?

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Do I have swimmers shoulder? How to diagnose your shoulder injury

Swimmers shoulder is inflammation in the tendons of the muscles you use to swim and the most common reasons why swimmers shoulder occurs is poor technique and fatigue.

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Why you shouldn’t self-diagnose your injuries

If you think that previous athletic experience is more important than knowledge when it comes to injury rehab and performance then think again.

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Correct swimming technique comes first

Whatever your reason might be for improving your swimming performance, the key is to get stronger and faster but never lose your technique.

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It’s summer, so it must be shark season!

What are your chances of encountering a shark during your ocean swim and how are the ‘sensationalist media’ affecting our perception of the real risk.

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Big wave charger or beginner? Read this it could save your life

Learning to relax and not to panic is a very important skill and may help you save your life in all types of surf conditions.

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Rip currents: Friend or foe?

Rip currents are the biggest hazard you’ll face at any surf beach and 30-40 people drown in rips annually in Australia making them worth knowing more about.

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Increase your ocean awareness and overcome your fear of the ocean

The ocean can be a scary place and it’s common for people to have a fear of it. You can overcome your fear by understanding the ocean environment better.

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