Open Water Swim School

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OceanFit’s open water swim school gives your child an opportunity to build confidence in the open water environment, learn skills to keep safe and make smart decisions in unfamiliar water, and develop a love for open water swimming.

The 4-lesson intensive school holiday program for 5-10 year olds is designed to enhance swimming skills learnt in traditional pool swimming lessons by introducing the unfamiliarity and unpredictability of the open water environment.

Each lesson is one hour, with outcomes focused on open water familiarisation, comfort in cooler, darker, deeper, ‘scarier’ water, and self rescue from an unintentional fall into water.

In collaboration with the Pilot Station – Boating Safety Education Centre, there will also be water craft, boating and lifejacket learning components for an all-round education.

This summer, invest in your child’s aquatic future with open water swimming lessons.




Swimming Lessons



What Your Child Will Learn

Open water familiarisation

Respect for the open water

How to identify & avoid risks in open water

How to recover and get to safety after unintentionally falling into open water

Age-appropriate open water rescue techniques

Open water swimming techniques

Boating and water craft safety


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This clinic is for children who are in pool-based swimming lessons


Your child can swim efficient freestyle with relaxed breathing

50m Swim

Your child can swim a minimum of 50m non-stop in a pool (any stroke)

1min Tread

Your child can tread water for a minimum of 1 minute

If your child does not meet these pre-requisites, please do not register them for these lessons.

Not sure if they are at the right level? Contact us

Clinic Details




OceanFit latex swim cap
Experienced instructors
1:4 teacher to child ratio
Alternative poor weather options
Venue & equipment hire

Clinic Size

Capped at a max. 6 participants

What To Bring

Sunscreen, hat, long-sleeved shirt
Wetsuit (highly recommended)



Watsons Bay Pilot Station – Education Centre
Marine Parade, Watsons Bay

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

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