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 Hawkes Bay has initiated an Open Water Swim Confidence series of swims at Ahuriri Beach (Hot Chick Carpark, 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. Register on line at https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/70051

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

Tuesday’s, January 15 – February 12
5:30pm: Meet by Hot Chick Carpark, Haringe Road.


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.


Hawkes Bay Ocean Swim Series

For those individuals who like to be tested, measured and pushed, come and join in for the inaugural Hawkes Bay Open Water Series.
The swims will suit individuals who welcome the opportunity to test their abilities against the clock and for others there are 3 distances to match individual preferences and skills.
​All races will be closely supervised with water safety on hand during all events. Click here to find out more.