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 Sessions

Sport Hawke’s Bay has initiated an Open Water Swim Confidence series at Ahuriri Beach (in front of Hot Chick Carpark, Hardinge Road). Recommended for those that are knew to ocean swimming and want to develop further confidence with swimming in open water.

These will be commencing on Thursday 27 January 2022 and will run for 4 consecutive weeks on the following dates:

  • Thursday 27 January 2022
  • Thursday 3 February 2022
  • Thursday 10 February 2022
  • Thursday 17 February 2022

Cost $30 for 4 week block or $10 per session (must be paid at first session)

Registration 5.15pm
Briefing 5.30pm
In the water 5.45pm

To register – jump in on the following link: https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/192694

Important Information:

Must be able to swim 250metres freestyle competently in a pool.
These are not learn to swim sessions but more about being able to transfer or build on your skills in open water
As numbers will be limited please get your registration in early


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.