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Open water swimming clinic

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OceanFit moves to flat water for open water swimming training that focuses on developing techniques & strategies required for open water swims & triathlons.

If you’re looking to swim more efficiently and become confident in open water – like harbours, lakes and rivers – but you’re not ready for the ocean and waves just yet, then this is the clinic for you.

If you’re a beginner triathlete, or struggling with the first leg in your tri’s, then this clinic will give you a better understanding of open water, develop your stroke for open water swimming and help you with triathlon race day preparations, pack swimming conditions and race strategies.

Min swim req.400m freestyle
Clinic length2-hours

What you’ll learn

  • The open water environment
  • Confidence in deeper, darker water
  • Efficient swimming techniques (stroke development)
  • Navigating through wind and water chop
  • Sighting techniques so you swim straight
  • Buoy turns
  • Swimming in a pack
  • Drafting for competitive swimming
  • Swimming in wetsuits
  • Getting out of your wetsuit (triathlon transition)
  • Preparing for adversity (like losing your goggles)
  • Race strategy & tactics

Clinic details



  • 2-hour clinic
  • Min. two instructors (1:6 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. 12 participants.

  • Swim minimum 400m freestyle
  • Tread water for 5 minutes
Next steps

Once you’ve mastered the open water, why not head to the beach and master the surf? Start with our Learn to ocean swim clinic, or take private lessons with an experienced instructor.




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