Welcome to open water swimming and coaching in beautiful Port Phillip Bay.
Our classes and swim groups:
8am Saturdays Challenge Yourself coached group in the shallow water, swim about 1km total: $22
9am Saturdays Swim Around the Yellow Poles group – 700m course, you choose the number of laps, set your own pace. Great social swimming group going since 2015 – with support from a First Aider on rescue board: $20 or $10 for club members.
12noon and 12.45pm Saturdays – Junior Dolphins (two groups for kids): $22
Private 1-1 or 2-1 lessons on Thursdays and Saturdays: $77
Pool Training Squad for Everyone at VU Aquatic – Tuesday 6am and Tuesday/Thursday 7.30pm – $17 (incl pool entry).
Wetsuit hire is $22 for a class or swim group.
Open Water Swimming Caps: $22.
Click on the Booking Page link below for more information and to book your swim.
UPDATE: February 2023: Water is lovely at the moment. 22c and clear. This is the best time of year for OW swimming in Melbourne.
We take into account EPA guidance, weather forecasts and reports and warnings when scheduling groups, events and lessons.
Wetsuits are NOT required but we have old wettys for hire and new wetsuits for sale, very cheap.
Our most popular groups are the Challenge Yourself classes at 8am Saturdays and and the 9am Swim around the Yellow Poles group ($20 or just $10 for Melbourne Open Water Swimming Club members).
In the Challenge Yourself group you will learn:
breathing for open water swimming,
efficient freestyle stroking,
high body position,
and how to swim straight
in a small group (max 10) all in waist deep water at Williamstown Beach.
In the 9am Swim around the Yellow Poles Group you set your own pace and distance. We set up a 700m square course and keep an eye on conditions (and you) from a rescue board out in the deep water between the yellow boating markers 200m off Williamstown Beach. You can relax and enjoy swimming in the ocean. This is a great way to start the weekend – in a friendly swim group.
We meet at the western end of Williamstown Beach, near the carpark behind the Williamstown SLSC, about 15 minutes early.
Message or call Coach Jason for more info or a chat about swimming, my fave subject:
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Coach Jason is an experienced former lifesaver and is accredited and insured by Swimming Australia, AUSTSWIM and ASCTA to teach and coach open water swimming.