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Open Water 

  • Open Water Squads
  • Introduction to Open Water Course
  • Beginners Open Water Course 

Introduction to Open Water Course

  • 5 Session Course (5x 1hr session)
    • learn how to breathe easy​
    • sighting
    • swim comfortably in rough conditions
    • starts, turning and finishing
  • Suitable for swimmers who can swim at least 400m in a pool or in the open water
  • No open water experience required
  • If you cannot swim 400 meters yet, check out our Beginner Course
  • Location: Black Rock Yacht Club, Half Moon Bay
  • Cost: $100
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Beginner Open Water Course

  • Suitable for swimmers who have difficulty swimming 100m without stopping
  • No previous open water experience required
  • 5 Session Course (5x 1hr session) - 2 Pool Sessions and 3 open Water sessions 
  • If you cannot swim at all or experience fear of water,  book a One on One Session first 
  • Learn how to breathe easy,  become confident in Open Water,  sight and swim further 
  • Location: Black Rock Yacht Club, Half Moon Bay and Aquastar Pool Moorabbin
  • Cost: $100

Upcoming Squad Sessions and Courses

The sessions will be held at: 
  • Elwood - Life Saving Club
  • Half Moon Bay  or Mentone
Any changes due to weather conditions will be posted by 6pm the day before on the Bay Open Water Swimmers Facebook Group.  
Please arrive early and get ready to swim before the session starts. 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we cannot offer any facilities other than what's available to the public. 

Open Water Squads

  • Suitable for swimmers who can comfortably swim 60 min in Open Water
  • Conditioning 60 min sessions with intervals
  • Coach directs session from beach or kayak 
  • Cost: $15 per session
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Beginner Squads

  • Suitable for slower swimmers who can comfortably swim 60 min in Open Water
  • Swim at your pace but get the benefits of a squad sessions with intervals
  • Coach directs session from beach or kayak 
  • Cost: $15 per session
  • If you cannot swim for 60 min or approx. 1.5k, check out our Intro in Open Water 

Your Coaches 

 All three coaches have been active in the Bayside Swimming Community for many years and are very proud of having helped many swimmers achieve their dream of competing at Kona or swimming the English Channel.

Peter Hendriks

Peter is a certified Total Immersion Swim Coach and is passionate about all things technique and open water swimming. 

Charlie Evans

Charlie is an accredited  ASCTA Swim Coach and instructor and Open Water Enthusiast. 

Robert 'Butch'  Butcher

Butch is an accredited ASCTA swim coach and one of Melbourne's most experienced Squad instructors. 

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