Learn to Ocean Swim

Can Too NSW Training Programs

Learn to ocean swim and help beat cancer.

Ever stood on the beach, not sure if you can face the waves, or where to even begin?

Well, you're not alone. And when you learn to ocean swim, you won't be ever again.

Since 2005 we've been building a community of everyday people, giving them the education and the experience they need to achieve what once felt like an impossible goal: become ocean swimmers.

And we do it all for a good cause, funding Australia's brightest young cancer researchers so they can find better ways to beat cancer.

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Cancer Prevention

Cancer Prevention

17,000+ Coached

Cancer Research

Cancer Research

$24,000,000+ Fundraised

Face your fears in a safe, fun environment.

Qualified, experienced ocean swim coaches teach you how to read ocean conditions, safely navigate them, and then use them to your advantage.

Water safety crew support you in the water during every ocean session. They're from the surf clubs local to your beach, know the local conditions, and are there to keep you safe.

Team Captains and Mentors are past ocean swim graduates, chosen because they're encouraging and supportive, to keep the team spirit alive throughout summer.

They're all here to help you learn to ocean swim, so you can help those affected by cancer.

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What's your ocean swim goal?



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Swim Programs

Can Too offers 4x swim programs a year:

The Sydney Learn to Ocean swim program trains swimmers to complete the iconic Macquarie Big Swim and the North Bondi Classic with 1 and 2km options.

The 20/21 program coached 400 Can Tooers to achieve their ocean swim goals and raised over $400,000 for Australian cancer research.

The 2021 Autumn swim program trained 145 Can Tooers to realise their dreams of completing an open water swim at the 1km and 2.5km Sydney Harbour Splash plus the 5km Balmoral Swim for Cancer. 

The program raised $173,000* to invest in cancer researchers like program ambassador Dr Emmy Fleuren. 

If you’d like to learn to ocean swim in a safe, supportive environment with Can Too and help beat cancer, please register your interest by choosing your ocean swim goal above 

If you're concerned about your ability, please contact us. We'd love to help you set a suitable goal. 

* Fundraising report from 19th May 2021


Swim Squads

These ten-week swim squads are for those who want to train with the Can Too Community and continue to improve their freestyle swimming ability. 

There is no need to fundraise or commit to a goal event. There will be no Team Captain or Mentor, just swimming with other Can Too'ers under the guidance of a professional Can Too Coach.

The weekly squad session is open to swimmers of a wide variety of abilities, from intermediate to advanced.

This program is perfect for anyone who has just completed a Can Too swim program and wants to keep swimming.

To join this program, you must:

  • Be able to swim 500m freestyle in under 15 minutes
  • Be keen to learn and improve


To register you interest in our next swim squad click here

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