Bondi Icebergs | Bondi Beach | The Ocean

Purpose Statement
Creating waves of happiness through ocean swimming.

Salty Fit provides a gateway to adventure and empowerment through swimming and aims to pass on a love of swimming in saltwater and all things salty.

We achieve this by providing unique swimming lessons, stroke correction courses and both pool & ocean training which allow people of all backgrounds and abilities to swim easier and enjoy the freedom of swimming in the ocean.


it’s not what you do, it’s who you swim with

everyone’s born to swim

the ocean is our playground

there is always room to learn and improve

to swim easier, further and more often


Joanna Kyriazakos (aka Mermaid) Founder:  Joanna was given the nickname Mermaid over a decade ago, by locals when she came onto the scene teaching people to swim at the Icebergs Pool and in the surf at Bondi Beach. She has competed in & placed in Ocean swims, Surf Life Saving Titles & completed Molokai to Oahu. She is also the operator of 2 other ocean sports businesses –  Mermaid Swim Academy | WATSSUP WatsonsBay Stand Up Paddling.

Salt water is my elixir. It maintains my physical, mental and psychological wellbeing. I love that I can combine 2 of my greatest passions; one being the ocean and the other making a difference to people’s lives.

Katie has been teaching and coaching swimming since she was 16 both in Scotland and Australia. She has swam competitively from a young age in Scotland at national level and for the University of Glasgow. She has been coaching at Salty Fit since moving to Sydney in September 2017. Since working with Salty Fit, she has developed a love for ocean swimming and regularly competes in ocean swims. Katie is passionate about helping people to swim who have never swam before and helping people to improve their swimming so they can achieve their goals and also become confident swimming in the ocean.

Flora has been teaching for 10 years, both in her home country of England as well as in Australia & America. Since joining Salty Fit in 2017 she has thrown herself into the Australian love for ocean swimming and is a regular at Face the Waves sessions. Flora has also been taught the Salty Fit swimming way and has seen a difference in her stroke and wants to pass on all the tips to her Salty Fit clients.

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