AUTHOR

Andre Slade

Andre is the owner of OceanFit with over 20 years in the swimming education, lifeguarding and coastal safety industry.

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!

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.

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.

Learn To Ocean Swim Clinic

In this introductory-level, 3-hour ocean swimming clinic we will familiarise you with the basics of this increasingly popular summer activity and give you an abundance

Negotiating The Surf Clinic

As an ocean swimmer, there’s nothing more satisfying than swimming out through the waves like they weren’t even there and then body surfing gracefully all

Ocean Confidence Clinic

This clinic is for beach-loving hesitant swimmers who would like to gain a greater awareness of the ocean environment and grow their confidence in deeper

Learn To Ocean Swim Clinic

In this introductory-level, 3-hour ocean swimming clinic we will familiarise you with the basics of this increasingly popular summer activity and give you an abundance

Learn To Ocean Swim Clinic

In this introductory-level, 3-hour ocean swimming clinic we will familiarise you with the basics of this increasingly popular summer activity and give you an abundance

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.

Coolangatta Cobias

Coolangatta Cobias swim at Coolangatta and meet at Coolangatta SLSC on Sundays at 6.30am. Just turn up, no cost.

Fabulous Five

Fabulous Five swim at Coffs Harbour and meet at the Yacht Club at Jetty Beach on Saturdays at 6.30am. Just turn up, no cost.

Smackerels

Smackerels swim at Merewether and meet at the tables near the pools at Merewether on weekend mornings at 6.30am. Just turn up, no cost.

North Mackay Sinkers

North Mackay Sinkers swim at Pleystowe and meet at Mackay Rowing & Kayaking Club on organised days for open water. Visit Facebook to enquire, membership

Cairns Mudcrabs

Cairns Mudcrabs swim at Lake Barrine and meet at Lake Barrine Teahouse on organised days for open water. Enquire via website, membership required.

Minnamurra River Swimmers

Minnamurra River Swimmers swim at Minnamurra and meet at Rangoon Reserve on organised days. Visit Facebook to enquire, no cost.

Townsville Mermaids

Townsville Mermaids swim at Townsville and meet at grass near Juliette’s Gelateria on The Strand on organised days. Enquire at Tobruk Memorial Baths, no cost.

Season runs from 1 Oct to 30 April. Some contact out of season.

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