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Sunset at Blue Lagoon, our digs in the Yasawas.

Come to the Brewery

Our Organoleptic Evaluation at the Malt Shovel Brewery (home of James Squire brews) is Thursday next week at 6:30pm. This is a free night of James Squire beer tastings with matching food, put on for us by our favourite ocean swimming brewer, Chuck Hahn, an end-of-season knees-up to brag about the swims just done, etc.

james squire beers in a rowAmongst the etc, we will draw the trip to the Mana Fiji SwimFest in October from amongst qualifying swimmers from the fine ocean swimmers series NSW over the past season. We already have a winner from the fine ocean swimmers series NZ, and he is Andrew Cave.

As well as drawing the winner, we also have four vouchers from ranging in value from $30 to $100 to give away, also by random draws. Another voucher, for $250, also will go to a random draw of the qualifying swimmers in the fine ocean swimmers series NSW who are in attendance at the brewery on the night.

To book your spot at the brewery... Click here

oceanswimsafaris 2016... Last rooms going... going...

Reward yourself for beavering away over the chilly winter months and kick start your summer swimming. Come and enjoy the stunning Yasawa Islands (that's them, above - Sunset from our oceanswimsafari home). Just one room left on this trip, October 11 - 16. It would suit a couple or two friends sharing. Book now before it's too late and someone else gets to enjoy your well deserved break.

One room left also on our second Yasawas oceanswimsafari, October 23-28. Grab a couple of friends and join us for some fun in the sun. Just one large room left... This would each suit two couples or some friends sharing a luxury suite.

It is impossible to not have a good time in this stunning part of the world and the swimming is certainly amongst the best in the world. This is a perfect trip for someone also planning to attend the Mana Fiji SwimFest from October 18-23 - it's a simple add-on either before or after — or for those coming to Fiji just to come to the Yasawas.

There are still places left at Mana Island for the Mana Fiji SwimFest October 18-23. We've had a terrific response this year. It it will be a party week, and some swimming. If you need a qualifying solo swim for Rottnest 2017, you can use the Mana 10km on Thursday, October 20.

Talk to us... Click here

World's Largest Swimming Lesson

A message from our cobbers at Brewer Swimming...

worlds largest swimming lessonBrewer Swimming, run by Coach Graeme Brewer, invites all you lot to take part in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson, as they put it: an event taking place simultaneously in over 500 locations in more than 20 countries around the world. The objective is to raise awareness of the need to learn to swim...

What: The World's Largest Swimming Lesson™
Where: The Gartlan Centre, St. Ignatius College, Riverview.
When: Friday June 24th, from 6.15pm to 6.45pm.
Cost: Free!

Registration... Click here

brewer swimmingThe World's Largest Swimming Lesson™ is a promotional event designed to build awareness and generate local and national press attention about the vital importance of teaching children to swim to help prevent drowning. The 2016 World's Largest Swimming Lesson will take place over the course of 24 hours at an estimated 500 locations in more than 20 different countries!

Come along on Friday 24th June 2016 to help us break the world record, catch up with old friends, meet new friends, chat and enjoy the after party - a sausage sizzle (gold coin donation). All funds received will be donated to the Samuel Morris Foundation, to support their vision in preventing future death and disability from drowning.

Check out some of the amazing work they do at

We hope to see you there!

Graeme Brewer & the Brewer Swimming Team

I ocean swim, therefore...

bsm both views 350 widebsl both 350 wideJust the ticket for cutting a fine figure on Heron Island, or anywhere else you swim, for that matter... With the help of our cobbers from, we've released our very own oceanswims cossies. We haven't put commercial markers on them too heavily because we respect your right not to be a walking billboard. But observing punters will be in no doubt about whom you are: An Ocean Swimmer, ie "I ocean swim, therefore I am".

The Laydees model is designed with racing and swimming longer distances in mind. Mrs Sparkle loves this style, with its narrow straps that slide across the back to suit the way you swim. They run large, she says, so you should go down a size when ordering. They're chlorine-resistant, too, so you can wear them in the pool as well as the ocean.

The Gents model...? There's not much you can do with budgys for boofheads, of course, apart from make them look good, and chlorine-resistant, and the budgysmuggler people have done both of those things.

We love them. And you can buy them now... Click here

Swims open for online entry

Burleigh Heads (Sun, Oct 30)... Click here

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