In the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney we are lucky enough to have several beaches and the ocean at our doorstep! Our original Bondi Beach sessions are now opening up for reservations. But in case, you are still looking for other swim sessions, please register your interest right here and we will ensure to get in touch with you.

Ocean Fitness Training (drop in sessions)

Intro - Face the Waves (an Introduction to Ocean Swimming)

Have you recently graduated from an Ocean Swimming Confidence Course?
Are you keen to join our weekly Face the Waves swim sessions??
But unsure what you’re going yourself in for?!

Then our Intro to Face the Waves is the perfect chance to come and find out what these sessions are about.

These sessions will help you to overcome any fear you might have about joining our regular weekly swims and give you the confidence to join pre existing ocean swimmers in our group sessions.

Come and Join us!


Face the Waves (aka Ocean Surf Swimming)

Swimming and training in the surf will get you fit and make you stronger in your general swim training. Learn and improve on your ocean skills and awareness. These sessions are specifically designed to impart our openwater expertise to both beginner and advanced ocean swimmers.

Consistent attendance to these sessions will help you learn to negotiate surf breaks, identify rips and sand banks to best aid your swimming in and out of the surf and also help you remain calm and safe in surf and ocean environments. Learn to body surf and navigate in open water AND get super fit!

Join a great team of ocean swimmers and surf swimming enthusiasts and even join the crew for a coffee and chinwag after each session.

For the safety and enjoyment of this session, a minimum of 1km continuous freestyle or more is required. If in doubt or if itโ€™s your first time, contact us to help decide if this session is for you.

Face The Waves sessions BONDI BEACH:
Monday 6:00-7:00am
Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm*
Friday 6:00-7:00am
Saturday 7:00-8:00am

*Evening surf swim sessions run during daylight savings time starting November 2021.

Meet in front of the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, Bondi Beach.


Ocean Swimming Courses

Ocean Swimming Confidence Course (3 weeks)

Have you ever wanted to try ocean swimming in the surf but need some confidence and skills to do so?

Are looking to meet a group of likeminded ocean swimmers to play in the ocean with you, share the experiences of the surf and laugh off those nerves in the ocean together?

Are you looking to build your swim fitness all the while of learning the movements of the surf zone and open moving water, and have a ball?

Then this course is for you!

Our 3 week Ocean Swimming Confidence Course will introduce you to the magical ocean environment and the basics of swimming in open water, safely and with confidence.

You will learn to negotiate a surf break as well as the art of catching waves and the exhilaration of body surfing!

Join a small group of like-minded swimmers and be in a supportive and fun learning environment with the Mermaid herself Joanna Kyriazakos of Salty Fit.

The course will focus on :

  • Ocean swimming techniques/ stroke.
  • How to swim in waves- catch a wave in, reading the ocean, understanding where is safe to swim and how to tackle the surf.

Pre-requisite: must be able to swim +500m freestyle/ front crawl.

Every swimmer will get a complimentary Salty Fit swim cap โ€“ to make sure you look the part!

WHEN: Saturdays
TIME: 9:00am


Open Water Swim Training

Open Water swimming is becoming the go to form of exercise especially during lockdowns but also because growing media is exposing the benefits of thalassotherapy (swimming in salty ocean water) and also cold water swimming for mental and physical wellbeing.

These sessions are ideal for beginner ocean swimmers as they are held in less surf exposed locations and a favoured choice for swimmers wanting the challenge and fitness that moving water can offer (as opposed to flat water and pools). A great training ground for triathletes for building their navigation in open water environments for race practice.

A minimum of 500 metres of continuous freestyle is required to safely and confidently join these sessions.

We are currently unable to offer group lessons for our Eastern Suburbs location: register your interest here and we will let you know when these sessions can resume.