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Wet & Wild Weekends

Come on a wild swimming adventure with us as we leave the city, break away from the grind of the day-to-day, and head off on an unforgettable journey.

Our 3-day wet & wild weekends have it all; loads of wild swimming, a healthy dose of ocean and open water swimming training, and plenty of relaxing swims in exotic locations.

On any given weekend you might find yourself swimming in the ocean, rivers, lakes and rock pools. There’s also a chance you’ll be hiking through scenic bush to secluded waterfalls and rock pools, or joining a yoga class as the sun rises or sets.

In-between all the adventure, you’ll get to enjoy the chilled out surrounds of the area (usually state and national parks), meet new friends and toast marshmallows on the bonfire.

These weekends aren’t for the city princess though! You’ll be ‘roughing it’ in shared bunk-room accommodation, eating wholesome home-cooked camp food, and sitting around the campfire under the stars!

If you’re a swimmer looking to explore new locations, meet new friends and get out in nature, you’ll be in your element on our wet & wild weekends.

LEVEL

Intermediate

PRE-REQ.

400m Freestyle

DURATION

3-days

How We Look After You

Coordinated travel to and from camp, and between swim locations

An in-water instructor-to-participant ratio of 1:6

Two nights of basic comfortable accommodation

Wholesome home-cooked food – you’ll never go hungry!

Personal feedback from instructors all weekend

All activities covered, you simply choose what you participate in

5/5

"I cannot recommend the W&WW's highly enough!"

-​ Theresa

Get Wet & Go Wild

You can currently choose from two of our original Wet & wild weekends, with more to come.

@ The Palms

Get off the grid for a secluded weekend between beach and bush

@ The Farm

Enjoy the spoils as we swim in beautiful marine and surf reserves

@ TBC

We've got exciting new weekends in the pipeline - keep an eye out!
5/5

"I can highly recommend these weekends (after doing three of them!), you learn a massive amount about how the ocean works, you get to swim in some amazing places and you are surrounded by instructors to keep you safe the whole way."

-​ John Maguire

Wet & Wild Weekend @

Our Wet & Wild Weekend @ The Palms is the ultimate escape from the hustle and bustle of real life and an opportunity to complete all of OceanFit’s signature training in one go.

You’ll hike your way deep into the park – where a phone signal is rare – and spend your weekend wild swimming in beautiful scenic locations. By the end of the weekend, you’ll have trained to become a well-rounded ocean swimmer, ready to take on your next ocean swim challenge!

Details

Activities

OceanFit’s full suite of ocean swimming training

  • Learn to ocean swim clinic
  • Negotiating the surf clinic
  • Ocean fitness training
  • Breathing & visualisation
  • Stretching & injury mngt

Social ocean swims
2km hike-in-swim-out river swim adventure
Figure eight rock pools
Trail hiking

*Note, all swims are weather and conditions dependent

Location

Royal National Park, Sydney

Accommodation

Shared mixed bunkrooms. No hot showers

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Accessability

Medium/hard. Requires multiple short hikes, incl. hilly tracks & rocks

Swim Level

Mixed swim distances for all abilities

Price

$795

5/5

"The Palms was a fantastic weekend. I loved how well organised it was from start to finish. All I needed to do was enjoy and be open to have fun and meet great people. I felt very well looked after, Andre and Jules are great leaders, perfect weekend with great people, food and destination. I’d definitely recommend anyone who has a passion for swimming and a bit of wild adventure to do this trip!"

-​ Michelle

5/5

"The Wet and Wild Weekend was fab! I would highly recommend it. The swims were great and varied, with excellent instruction and water safety. The food was delicious, and lots of it! Burning Palms is a beautiful spot, and it was a perfect place to spend a sunny weekend. Overall, a great weekend!"

-​ Elaine

Wet & Wild Weekend @

Our Wet & Wild Weekend @ The Farm is the ultimate test of your wild swimming prowess! You’ll experience vastly different open water environments that will test you and ultimately make you a more confident and experienced wild swimmer.

We’ll base ourselves inside the state park with beaches dedicated as surfing reserves right on our doorstep. And not to be outdone, just down the road is a marine reserve just made for exploring. By weekend’s end you’ll be a technically well-rounded ocean swimmer and you’ll have truly experienced what it’s like to be a waterman. 

Details

Activities

OceanFit’s full suite of ocean swimming training

  • Learn to ocean swim clinic
  • Negotiating the surf clinic
  • Ocean fitness training
  • Breathing & visualisation
  • Stretching & injury mngt

Social ocean swims
2km hike-out-swim-back river swim adventure
Pool-based skills & fitness session
Marine reserve swim
BBQ & bonfire night
Dinner at the local seaside pub

*Note, all swims are weather and conditions dependent

Location

Killalea State Park, Shellcove

Accommodation

Shared bunkrooms or BYO tent

Duration

3 days, 2 nights

Accessability

Easy/medium. Some steep & uneven walks to water

Swim Level

Mixed swim distances for all abilities

Price

$795

5/5

"This was a fun-filled weekend brimming with new swimming challenges and some of my longest swims to-date. I particularly liked the variation that was on offer as no two swims were alike. Overall, it was a rewarding experience shared by a group of like-minded ocean swimmers. I would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good swim."

-​ Gloria

5/5

"What a great weekend! I’ve never done anything like it before and wouldn’t have done without OceanFit. I got to meet some great people, my confidence has grown in open water and it was really fun. It reminded me of when I’ve been on ski trips – outside all day, adventurous, working up an appetite and feeling nicely exhausted… and I love ski trips!"

Oli

Taking expressions of interest for 2020

Schedule

Due to scheduling conflicts (and a new baby in the OceanFit family) our W&WW’s have taken a break. 

Leave your details to express interest in our future weekends, due for early autumn 2020 and beyond. 

FAQ

W&WW’s are scheduled throughout the summer season, with usually one each month.

Keep an eye out on the website for when weekends are scheduled, and book in early to avoid missing out!

The weekends are open to a maximum of 12 swimmers and we support participants with an instructor ratio of 1:6.

No. Weekends are run at a beginner level, with options for longer swims for those fit and able.

Ocean swimming training is included in every weekend.

You will complete ocean swimming training from the Learn to ocean swim and Negotiating the surf clinics. This is a great way to get all the content from both these clinics, plus all the other swims in one great-value package. W&WW’s are the only time you can complete both our primary clinics over a single weekend.

At The Farm we will be staying at the Killalea State Park camp ground. You can choose from a bunk room bed, or you can bring your own tent.

At The Palms we will be staying in the Burning Palms SLSC. There are shared bunkrooms.

We’ll eat classic camp food, like bacon and eggs, salads, pastas, BBQ’s and sandwiches. If you have special food requirements we can discuss this with you.

No! We need minimum numbers booked in before the 4-week cut off to confirm the weekend will go ahead. If you wait to this point the weekend may already have been cancelled.

No. The beauty of our weekend getaways is that we all stay together, build strong friendships, and have fun as a group.

We also have a very tight schedule with loads to fit in, so we need everyone together to get things moving fast.

If you are flying into Sydney especially for a WW&W, we strongly recommend holding off booking your flights until we confirm the weekend is 100% going ahead.

We will be able to tell you if the weekend is going ahead 4-weeks before the scheduled weekend.

Registrations are 100% refunded if the weekend does not go ahead.

We’ll send you a comprehensive list of swimming, sleeping and general clothing and equipment requirements to ensure you’re comfortable and ready to take on all those swims!

We’re not going to make you do anything. There’ll be plenty of options to swim, but if you choose to sit one out, we’re sure you’ll be able to look after yourself.

We’ll be renting vans to chaperone you around the activities. It’s much better value for money and it keeps everyone together.

If you’d like to drive, please discuss this with us first. There is no discount for those who end up driving to the location themselves.

The swims vary in length from 750m to 2km, with some swims merely social dips.

The shorter swim lengths are fixed for everyone, the longer swims have short and long course options.

You need to be able to comfortably swim 1km – but there’s no speed test.

W&WW’s are for swimmers 18+ only.

We accommodate swimmers of all ages, whether you’re 25 or 65! All we care about is that you bring a chilled-out, fun and courageous attitude because these weekends are about making the most of conditions no matter what we’re dealt with.

We’re also going to be spending a lot of time together, so being social and getting on with others is really important – no boring people allowed 😉

Wet & wild weekends will go ahead; rain, hail or shine.

We have backup locations for ocean swimming sessions, no matter what the surf conditions serve up.

There is no refund, or rescheduling, for participants who choose not to attend due to the weather and conditions.

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