Coogee Island Challenge 2019

9 Week Ocean Swim Intensive.

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Find Your Coogee Courage

... and help us beat cancer.

This 9 week intensive is designed to prepare ocean swimmers with some experience for the Coogee Island Challenge 2.4km Ocean Swim!

Twice per week you'll be supported by qualified and experienced swimming coaches. In addition, all ocean training sessions are supported by certified water safety crew from the local surf clubs where we train.

As this is an intensive training program you must be able to swim 1km comfortably in a pool and have completed a 1km ocean swim race (or above) in the last 18 months.

If you have questions, please contact us, we'd love to chat to you.

Mid-week/pool sessions.

These sessions focus on:

  • Reinforcing efficient swimming techniques
  • Building swim endurance and speed
  • Practicing ocean swim techniques
  • Improving stroke correction

Saturdays/ocean sessions.

These sessions focus on:

  • Identifying changing ocean conditions – waves, rips, tides, sand banks, etc
  • Reinforcing how to enter and exit the water safely
  • Increasing your swim distance in the ocean under supervision
  • Applying advanced surf skills and using the ocean to your advantage

Minimum Experience

required to join this program.




Pool swimming

without stopping.




Ocean swimming

race completed.

$180 Rego = $425 Value

... and a first timer guarantee.


We employ experienced swim coaches.

Pool Fees

We pay your pool entry fees.


We provide swimming costumes.

Online Yoga

YOGAHOLICS provide follow-at-home videos.


Cream for relief of aches and pains.

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First-Timer Guarantee.

If this is the first time you've signed up for Can Too, and you give us a fair go (by attending four of the first six sessions) and genuinely don't enjoy it — we’ll refund your registration fee.

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Special offer — 40% off when registering.

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We  Coogee Island Challenge

... and you will too!

For over 15 years the Coogee Island Challenge has launched the ocean swimming season in Sydney and this season we will also be closing the season. The Coogee Island Challenge continues to increase in popularity with entrant numbers increasing steadily since the swim’s creation.

Coogee Bay is protected by headlands to the south and north and also by Wedding Cake Island that sits offshore. Conditions are fairly calm; Coogee is not known for currents, rips or difficult surf. But don’t relax too much, previous competitors have been know to find the ride around Wedding Cake Island a little choppy and challenging.

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Question? Let's chat.

All our staff are regulars in our programs. We all started as beginners, faced the same challenges as you, and are here to share our experiences and advice.

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