Wading

Wading is an extension of running and is the most efficient way to move through water that is too deep to run but too deep…

Swimming over waves

Not all waves need to be navigated by diving under them. If a wave hasn’t started breaking, and it’s still full and round, the most…

Shallow surface dive

A shallow surface dive is used to navigate small broken waves where the water disturbed by the wave is only a short distance under the…

Sighting backstroke

Modifying traditional backstroke for ocean swimming allows you to observe the wave zone for extended periods of time while still maintaining speed and momentum. In…

Sighting backward

In this lesson you will learn the sighting backward drill to assist you in developing your swimming technique for ocean swimming. Learning outcomes Perform the…

Sighting forward

Sighting is an open water swimming technique that allows you to watch ahead of you as you swim and is used extensively when navigating the…

Soft sand running

Soft sand running is both a fantastic alternative to the footpath and a stage of surf navigation on its own. In this lesson you will…

In the water preparation

Before entering the ocean for a recreational or event swim it’s important you take the time to assess and acclimatise to the conditions. In this…

On the beach preparation

Before entering the ocean for a recreational or event swim it’s important you take the time to assess the conditions and ensure you’re personally prepared.…

Dolphin diving

Dolphin Diving is the most efficient and fastest way to move through waist-deep water that is too deep to wade but too shallow to swim.…

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