Open water swimming is a rapidly growing sport and Williamstown Beach is the home of Victoria’s biggest open water swimming program.
Thousands of swimmers enjoy our beautiful beach, abundant sea life and and marine sanctuary each year. Williamstown Swimming and Lifesaving Club host the Victorian Open Water Championships each December and the WOW Challenge public participation swim festival.
Every Saturday morning and Wednesday evening after work (during daylight savings) there is a free swimming group and swim coaching classes.
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The Melbourne Ocean Swimming Club ( a free swimming group based at WSLSC) and Williamstown Open Water Swim Coaching host hundreds of swimmers during summer months.
All groups meet 15 mins early in front of WSLSC:
Mid Week Mussels Free OW swim group- 6pm Wednesday.
Challenge Yourself – Learn to Swim in the Sea – 8am Saturdays.
Open Water Skills Group – 9am Saturdays- Learn about sighting, drafting, breathing, body position and tactical OW skills. For pool swimmers and triathletes.
The Mussels Free Swim Group – 10.30am Saturdays – Set your own distance and pace – “It’s not a race.”
Multiclass and Special Olympics OW Squad – 12noon on 11 November, 2 December, 11 December. For the first time, a supported inclusive, respectful OW squad for multiclass and Special Olympics athletes.
Contact Coach Jason to find out more.