Ocean confidence clinic


Gain greater awareness of the ocean environment and grow your confidence in the water

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 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 develop your skills and confidence.

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

With your new found ocean confidence your beach summers will never be the same again!

How you'll benefit

What you'll learn



This clinic is for non-swimmers and hesitant swimmers, and swimming is optional.

If you do not meet these pre-requisites, please do not register for this clinic. Not sure if you’re at the right level? Contact us

100m swim

You can swim a minimum of 100m using any stroke

1min tread

You can tread water continuously for a minimum of 1 minute

1min float

You can relax and float continuously for a minimum of 1 minute


During the summer we run clinics in Sydney (Bondi & Manly), Wollongong, Newcastle, Gold Coast (Palm Beach), and the Sunshine Coast (Noosa).

We look to take our clinics on tour throughout Australia in the summer, so if you’d like us to visit you, and you think there’d be plenty of interest, please contact us.

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? Check out our online training programs.

Yes, you just need to meet the pre-requisites.

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.

The minimum age is 12-years-old.

Children 10-11 years may attend with a participating parent if they are competent in the water.

Only one child per parent.

We believe we have a firm but fair cancellation policy for our clinics that reflects the nature of running a business that has a very limited season in which to operate and that is delivered in a highly volatile ocean environment.

This policy has been in place for more than 10-years, and in part, is the reason why OceanFit is still able to offer our popular clinics.

You should read our Terms & Conditions before you book your clinic, in particular, the sections under ‘Booking conditions’.

Please note:

  1. There are no cancellations (refunds) or transfers offered within 7-days of a clinic for any reason.
  2. Should a clinic be cancelled due to unsafe or unteachable conditions (out of our control), no refunds are given and clinics are postponed to another date or booking given in credit.

We no longer have a specific COVID cancellation policy.

You should read our Terms & Conditions before you book your clinic, in particular, section 15 under ‘Booking conditions’.

Please note, there are no cancellations or transfers offered within 7-days of a clinic for any reason, including COVID.


per person^

Please read the Swim School Terms & Conditions before booking, particularly the Booking Conditions that includes cancellations made by you.

Bondi Beach


Gold Coast

^You will be charged a 2.5% booking surcharge and a credit card payment processing fee of 1.6% = total of $248.90.

Our ocean swim school season has finished

Missed out? We’ll be back in the spring

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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