Open Water Swimming Clinic

This is a clinic

OceanFit moves to the flat open water for 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 the open water and help you with triathlon race day preparations, pack swimming and race strategies.




400m Freestyle



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


This clinic is for beginner swimmers through to competitive swimmers (speed is not a factor)


You can swim continuous efficient freestyle with relaxed breathing

400m Swim

You can swim a minimum of 400m freestyle non-stop in a pool

5min Tread

You can tread water continuously for a minimum of 5 minutes

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

Clinic Details




2-hour clinic
Min. two instructors (1:6 ratio)
OceanFit silicone swim cap
Have A Go program
Post clinic advice and support

Clinic Size

Capped at a max. 12 participants

What To Bring

Sunscreen, hat, long-sleeved shirt
Wetsuit (recommended)
Fins (optional)

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.

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

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