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3 tips to get the family into ocean swimming during the holidays

You love ocean swimming and the summer holidays are the ideal time to introduce your family to this wonderful sport. Here are our top tips to get the whole family enjoying an ocean swimming lifestyle.

During the holiday season, it can be hard to find a balance between family time and your ocean swimming needs!

But what better time than the summer holidays to get the family involved in ocean swimming?

The sun is shining, the weather is warm and the beach is the perfect place to hang out with the kids.

Here are our top ways to get the family involved in ocean swimming during the holidays.

1. Enter everyone in an ocean swimming event

A community ocean swim event is the perfect morning at the beach.

There are plenty of events that have shorter distances of 400-800m for beginners or children. Some events even have family waves, where the whole family can swim together.

It’s a great way to enjoy summer, get active, spend time with the family and support the local charities organising the events.

2. Go body surfing together

Body surfing is one of the most enjoyable things you can do at the beach.

It’s pure fun, an activity the whole family can enjoy and a skill that can improve your confidence in the waves and general ocean swimming.

Body surfing is a magical way to connect with a wave, and feeling the energy of the ocean pushing you into the beach is truly majestical.

So, grab the whole family and see who can catch a wave all the way to the beach – first to beach themselves like a whale, wins!

Need to brush up on your body surfing skills, check out OceanFit’s blog 4 steps to better body surfing to brush up on your skills.

Body surfing is a great activity for the whole family

3. Bring the family along to your social swim group

When you’re swimming with your ocean swimming group you’re in your happy place, but have your family ever seen you in this way?

Showcase the joys of regular ocean swimming and let them see the smile on your face by having them tag along on a swim or two.

Choose a nice day for the introduction, and be sure that you are confident in their swimming ability.

Before heading to the beach, explain to them the planned course, what to expect in the water and a few safety tips.

The whole family will be left buzzing post-ocean swim and you might just light a spark in them that starts a life-long passion for ocean swimming.

  • Written by Ocean Swims on 10 January 2023
  • (Updated on 3 August 2023)

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