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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Can Too offers three swim programs a year, the Sydney Learn to Ocean Swim from November to February and the Autumn swim program from February to April, in Sydney and Port Macquarie. As well as the Cooly Classic Ocean Swim program in Queensland.

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 Autumn swim program will train 160 Can Tooers to achieve their swim goals – the 1km and 2.5km Sydney Harbour Splash or the 5km Balmoral Swim for Cancer.

The program is projected to raise $180,000 to invest in cancer researchers like program ambassador Dr Emmy Fleuren

The Autumn Swim program is full and the 5km Balmoral swim program is underway and closed to new participants.

If you’re interested in learning how to ocean swim with Can Too and help beat cancer, please register your interest by choosing your ocean swim goal above.


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