Surf swim squad

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Bondi Fit runs three weekly Surf Swim Squads with a weekly rookie surf wim squad! Master Coach Spot Anderson takes all squads & after 30+ yeras of experience he will know how to make you feel comfortable! 

We meet at North Bondi Surf Club 15 minutes before our sessions begin, and as a safety standard you need to be able to swim 500m-1km freestyle nonstop. Our Surf Swim Squads run year round #rainhailshine so come down no matter what the weather man says and we'll have a session ready for you! 

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Saturday 8am - Experienced Swimmer Squad:

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This is our premier swim of the week - we swim across the bay, out to the headlands & chase waves! If you a training for an ocean swim or triathlon this is your session! We go for 90 minutes & meet from 7:45am for 8am sharp start! Minimum SAFETY Standard - you can swim 2km non-stop freestyle (slow is OK) & come ready for a great session! 

Saturday 9:30am: Rookies to Advanced with emphasis on surf skills

Coach Spot will be looking after slower swimmers but faster swimmers are welcome as well... This squad consists of heading in & out through the waves with faster swimmers going longer than slower swimmers each time! Depending on conditions we will also swim along Bondi Bay.
Minimum SAFETY Standard - you can swim 500m - 1km non-stop freestyle!
Not Ready for Squad? Click Here for 1 on 1 Surf Swim Page

Sunday 9am - Rookie To Advanced

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A 60 minute session with longer swims in/ out through the break - faster swimmers head out further than slower swimmers so we all pass each other on the way back in before re-grouping on the beach! Every fourth Sunday we do a monthly "Out Of The Bubble" session at Clovelly, Watson's Bay,  La Perouse or somewhere new so check timetable/ booking link here if you are thinking of attending!
Minimum SAFETY Standard - you can swim 500m - 1km non-stop freestyle!
Not Ready for Squad? Click Here for 1 on 1 Surf Swim Page

Monday Sunrise 6am Surf Swim

 A 60 minute session with longer swims in/ out through the break - faster swimmers head out further than slower swimmers so we all pass each other on the way back in before re-grouping on the beach! We swim across the bay, out to the headlands & chase waves! Minimum SAFETY Standard - you can swim 2km non-stop (slow is OK) & come ready for a great session! 

Ready to join Bondi FIt's Surf Swim Squad?

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I park?

There is 2 hour FREE parking in streets behind Bondi Surf Club, or unlimited free parking behind the Bus Depot. Meter parking is also available on the beach car park and surrounding streets. Leave plenty of time on day 1 as we start right on advertised time!

What is the minimum standard to join surf swim?

* Rookie Swim SAFETY standard: you must be able to swim 500m - preferably 1km freestyle non-stop. If you can't do this contact Coach Spot - we can safely look after you and do some stroke correction in a 1:1 Session &/ or swim squads in the pool. 
* Experienced Surf Swim Squad 8am Saturday & Monday Sunrise Swim - we have a minimum standard of 2km non-stop freestyle (slow is OK). Tuesday is 60 mins & Saturday 90 minutes doing longer swims & chase waves when the surf is pumping! 

Do you offer 1 on 1 Ocean Swims for Rookies that cannot swim minimum standard?

YES contact Spot & be sure to mention how far you can swim (freestyle) without stopping! He will make it a fun adventureous lesson.
Experienced Swimmers benefit from 1 on 1 lessons as Spot can improve your surf skills & take you out in bigger surf if you are up for it!

What if I'm relatively new to ocean swimming?

Stay at the back near the coach and start yourself at an easy pace! Don't worry if you don't feel comfortable in the waves at first - we think it takes 3-4 ocean swim sessions to feel like you've got good ocean skills. Be patient and try to commit to a series of squads leading up to your first swim, triathlon or race. TIP - start ocean swim training 4 - 6 weeks before goal race! 

What if I'm pretty experienced?

Great! We're happy to have you and if you need a challenge, be sure to tell your coach and we'll "Scale Up" your swim for greater distance or time. 

Do I need a wetsuit?

Some swimmers are in the water year-round without wetsuits, but we advise you wear one in the winter months. Water temperature drops from July to around 16-18 degrees and won't increase consistently until November or December. Wetsuits also give you buoyancy and help you lot so they're a great safety device for rookie swimmers.