Up The Ante

Train for a ocean swim in 8-weeks

Step up a level to the 2-2.5km ocean swim distance with this 8-week training program designed to build you up and guide you all the way to the finish.

Up The Ante takes your swimming training to the next level by increasing session volume and intensity; including a focus on more advanced drills and techniques in the pool.

You may have completed the Have A Go program, or you’ve got a bit of swimming behind you and you’re looking for some structure to your training to reach your 2km to 2.5km goal.

You’ll learn how to eat, train and think like a swimmer. We’ll teach you about how the ocean works, how to approach it as an ocean swimmer and the techniques required to ocean swim efficiently and confidently.

The pool training sessions build up from medium to high-volume and include swim drills each week to help you develop a stroke that is efficient in both the pool and the open water environment.

If you’re not quite sure how to structure your training to reach your goal, then this challenge will take all the thinking out of it, allowing you to enjoy the journey knowing you’ll be fit and ready for the big day.


2km – 2.5km





This Program Includes

Comprehensive training guide

Printable training diary

Guided access to 100+ individual lessons

Eight core strength training workouts to music

Two pool training sessions per week

Weekly health, nutrition and motivational topics

Note: This program is self-guided. For practical lessons delivered by OceanFit, see our swim school.

How To Train

Each week we’ll guide you through your program, simply read through the weekly overview, watch the suggested lessons and complete the required training.

Start Here

Overview of how to get the most out of your training

Week 1

The first week of your training program

Week 2

The second week of your training program

Week 3

The third week of your training program

Week 4

The fourth week of your training program

Week 5

The fifth week of your training program

Week 6

The sixth week of your training program

Week 7

The seventh week of your training program

Week 8

The eighth week of your training program

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

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