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Train for an Ocean Swim

... and help us beat cancer!

About this program

This is a 14 week intermediate ocean swim group training program.

It's for pool swimmers looking to face their first ocean swim, or for those who have completed an ocean swim before and looking for further guidance.

After 14 weeks training you will be able to:

  • Use the ocean to your advantage
  • Say "I am an ocean swimmer!"

All ocean training sessions are supported by water safety crew from surf clubs local to our training beaches, familiar with local conditions, close by at all times.

As a registered Australian charity, all our programs fundraise for cancer research — it's an important part of why we do what we do.

We aim to take part in The Noosa Summer Swim as our goal event.

Are you ready to ocean swim?

If you can swim freestyle for at least 100m in the pool without stopping (which is a condition of entry into this program), you’re well on your way


Training format

You'll train twice per week under the guidance of qualified, experienced ocean swim coaches.

Pool swim sessions mid-week focus on:

  • Refreshing swim skills
  • Building base swimming fitness
  • Learning how to swim more efficiently
  • Practicing basic ocean swimming techniques
  • Drills for stroke correction

Open water sessions on Saturday mornings focus on:

  • Identifying changing ocean conditions – waves, rips, tides, sandbanks, and more
  • Learning to enter and exit the water safely
  • Increasing your swim distance in the ocean under supervision
  • Learning advanced surf skills and using the ocean to your advantage


By raising $1195 you will meet your minimum fundraising commitment and become a Fundraising Star.

If you go above and beyond, you could become a Silver Fundraising Star ($1595) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($1995)

Session availability



Stuartholme School Pool + Redcliffe Beach


6.15pm - 7.30pm 
Stuartholme School Pool 

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Alternating between Saturday at Stuartholme School Pool and Sunday at Redcliffe Beach

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Help fund lifesaving cancer research

... common fundraising questions.

What is Bronze level fundraising?

By raising $1195 you will meet your minimum fundraising commitment and become a Fundraising Star.

If you go above and beyond, you could become a Silver Fundraising Star ($1595) or even a Gold Fundraising Star ($1995)

Do I have to fundraise?

Yes, you have to fundraise in return for your coached training program. Don’t let that worry you too much, we’ve been doing this since 2005 so we have plenty of resources available to help you achieve your fundraising goal. Plus, you’ll have a Team Captain to guide you through. The best approach is to have a plan and to start early.

Where does the money go?

When you fundraise for Can Too Foundation, you're fundraising for Australian cancer research and prevention. We focus on investing in early career cancer researchers across all cancer types.Can Too Foundation funded 11 researchers in 2020 and funded a further 11 researchers in 2021. As a registered charity, we will always be careful with every single dollar we spend and completely transparent in our reporting.

What if I don't meet my commitment?

Can Too has been teaching people to run and raise funds for cancer research for sixteen years. We know that you’ll do everything you can to fundraise for Australia's most promising cancer research projects and we’ll help you every step of the way. If, due to personal circumstances, you feel you can’t meet your commitment, please contact us.   

How long do I have to fundraise?

The good news is that you have until 30 days after your program finishes to meet your commitment to cancer research and prevention. You'll have an active fundraising page from the moment you sign up, so our suggestion is sign up early!


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