Swim Our Waters – Community Open Water Skills Program

We’re thrilled to kick off our Community Open Water Skills Clinics designed for adults who love swimming at the beach, lake and rivers. The clinics are designed to help develop your open water swimming skills and confidence. Join us for our three week community clinics for a morning of learning and practice, right here in the beautiful waters of Western Australia. Let’s dive in and make a splash!

What is the cost?

FREE! Thanks to the support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Who can attend?

This program is aimed at the general public and local community, to encourage swimmers to participate in an active outdoor environment in a supervised and coached open water swimming skills session. All ages 18+ are welcome. This program will accommodate 20 swimmers maximum per session. Participants are required to attend all three sessions. Please note this is not a learn to swim program. Participants must be able to confidently swim at least 50m unassisted in the open water.

What will I learn?

Skills covered during the three week clinic series:

  • How to read beach conditions
  • Wading and dolphining
  • Sighting
  • Turning
  • Finishing
  • Stroke and breathing adjustments
  • Catching waves

Who are the coaches?

Our clinics are run by our qualified Masters Swimming Australia accredited coaches, with the support of an assistant coach. If you have any concerns regarding suitably of the clinic for your level, please contact communications@mswa.asn.au

When and where are the clinics?

Date Time Venue Register
Tue 21 Nov,Tue 28 Nov,Tue 5 Dec 6:20am South Beach www.trybooking.com/CMYJP
Thu 30 Nov,Thu 7 Dec,Thu 14 Dec 6:20am Coogee Beach www.trybooking.com/CMYTF
Sat 13 Jan 2024 3:00pm Busselton www.trybooking.com/CNNXK
Sun 14 Jan 2024 7:00am Bunbury www.trybooking.com/CNEPP
Jan/Feb TBC Mullaloo coming soon
Feb (disability & inclusion swimmer clinic) TBC Mullaloo coming soon
February TBC Mullaloo coming soon
February (disability & inclusion) TBC Coogee coming soon
February TBC Peel coming soon
February/March TBC Coogee coming soon

The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is a major supporter of Masters Swimming WA and the Swim our Waters Program in Western Australia. Sport and recreation creates vibrant, inclusive and connected WA communities.