Event Preparation


New to ocean swimming?

There’s plenty of time to train and prepare for the Napier Port Ocean Swim.


Open Water Swim Confidence

Sport Hawkes Bay has initiated an Open Water Swim Confidence series of swims at Sandy Bay by Napier Port, Hardinge Road, which we recommend for those who are new to ocean swimming. It’s a great opportunity to get familiar and more confident with open water. Book a spot in the Tuesday sessions by emailing Eana Young at eanay@sporthb.net.nz or call on 845 9336 Ext 708.

Spend some time with Surf Life Saving Legends Vicki Moffett and Murray Linnell, learn from the best.

Open Water Swim Confidence Sessions
Thursday 21 December 2017
Tuesday 23 January 2017

Location:  Sandy Bay (By Napier Port)
Time:  Registration  5.30pm
In the water   5.45pm


Napier Ocean Swimmers

The Napier Ocean Swimmers meet to swim every Saturday at 8:00am in front of the Hot Chick on Hardinge Road. Bowl along and join in – they’re a very friendly bunch and everyone is welcome. Connect with them on Facebook here.


New Zealand Ocean Swim Series

The Napier Port Ocean Swim supports the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. To help you prepare for your swim they’ve kindly offered to share fantastic preparation material with us including training programmes, tips, techniques. Click here to find out more.