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Ocean confidence clinic

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This is the original entry-level OceanFit clinic for beach-loving non-swimmers who would like to gain a greater awareness of the ocean environment and grow their confidence in deeper water and waves.

In three fun action-packed hours you’ll get to know the beach environment and then step your way through practical water-based activities to increase your skills and confidence in the ocean.

Previous participants have gone on to learn ocean swimming and complete an ocean swim, become hooked on body surfing, and taken up other ocean sports like surfing, scuba-diving and surf life saving.

With all your new found ocean confidence your summer’s at the beach will never be the same again!

Having lived overseas for five years, I had not been near a beach with waves for some time. Returning to Australia I felt like I needed to regain my confidence in the ocean. Doing the Ocean Confidence clinic really helped. I loved learning about rips and how to read the beach. I definitely finished the course with more confidence and learnt more than I was expecting. – Rachel


Min swim req.100m freestyle
LevelEntry level
Clinic length3-hours

What you’ll learn

  • How elements such as weather, waves and rip currents play a major part in your beach experience
  • How to identify and avoid risks and basic ocean safety survival options
  • The importance of staying in control and using the ocean to your advantage
  • Basic foundation ocean swimming techniques
  • How to body surf
  • All about rip currents, including a practical rip current experience

Clinic details



  • 3-hour clinic
  • Min. two instructors (1:4 ratio)
  • OceanFit silicone swim cap
  • Have A Go 1km online training program ($49 value)
  • Post clinic advice and support
What to bring

For your comfort & safety, please bring the following items to your lesson.

  • Swimsuit
  • Wetsuit (optional)
  • Towel
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen, hat, long-sleeved shirt
Clinic size

Capped at a max. 8 participants.

  • Swim minimum 100m any stroke
  • Tread water for 1 minute
Next steps

Completing this clinic, and having got your swimming fitness to the required level, means you’ll have the confidence to participate in our Learn to ocean swim clinic.


Bondi Beach.

Clinic schedule



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Thanks for a great course! We a lot out of it and really enjoyed taking part. I was really surprised by the amount I got from the day as I was going along to support my partner Sandy. I thought I knew how to get out through the surf and catch waves but the tricks Lia showed us made it so much better! – Mark B

I just wanted to say thank you so much for today’s Level 0 clinic. I’ve never had the confidence to go in the water as I just didn’t understand how it all works. Now I can’t wait to start diving under waves! – Alexis A

I have been living in Sydney for 10 years and I spend many, many hours at the beach and in the surf, trying to catch a wave for bodysurfing. A few times I have been struggling to keep ahead with the waves and the currents. Andre’s course really gave me the confidence to swim with the waves and the currents rather then just trying myself doing the best. – Andrea

Common questions

No, and yes. The majority of the water component of this clinic is based in knee to waist deep water so no swimming involved. However, there is an opportunity for a rip current experience which would require you to float out in a rip, keeping yourself afloat, and making your way back to shore. This experience is only available when the conditions allow, and not participating in it does not detract from the clinic.

Looking to become a stronger, fitter swimmer? Join one of our stroke correction clinics.

The last clinic of the season is usually towards the end of February, although we do run clinics in March if the weather is nice and there is demand that meets the minimum numbers required.

We suggest if you’re looking to get your training in this season that you do the earliest clinic possible so you don’t miss out.


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