Festival Events

In addition to a super Sunday of ocean swims, we have festival events across the weekend.

Find out more about each below…


Open Water Clinic

Sat Feb 17 2024 | 10:00am – 12:00pm

This session is an excellent opportunity to get expert coaching, tips & tricks from two well-known swimmers in the same location as the main event on Sunday. 


  • SAM SHEPPARD | 7x Pier to Pub Champion and Australian Dolphin #763
  • SUSIE O ‘NEILL | 2x Olympic Champion & former World Record holder

Clinic Info

  • Saturday Feb 17, 10:00-12:00pm (Meet 9:45)
  • Noosa Main Beach – meet in front of the marquees on Noosa Main Beach, directly in front of Noosa Heads SLSC
  • Bag Storage available at meeting point
  • Warm up, condition check + race prep
  • Approx Swim Distance: 1.5 km
  • COST: $50 per person



Freestyle Clinic

Sat Feb 17 2024 | 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us for an unforgettable Freestyle Technique Clinic presented by Klim Swim & World Series Swims.


  • MICHAEL KLIM | Olympic Champion & former World Record holder
  • SUSIE O ‘NEILL | 2x Olympic Champion & former World Record holder

Event Details:

  • Date: 17/02/2023
  • Time: 2:00PM-5:00PM
  • Venue: Noosa Aquatic Centre
  • Address: 6 Girraween Ct, Sunshine Beach
  • Website:
  • Contact:

Are you ready to take your freestyle sprinting to the next level? Look no further! We are thrilled to present a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from legends of the swimming world: Olympic Champions Michael Klim & Susie O’Neill.

What to Expect:

  • Expert guidance on freestyle techniques
  • Strategies to improve starts, turns, and finishes
  • Personalised feedback to enhance your performance
  • Insights into race preparation and mental focus
  • Exclusive Q&A session with Michael Klim & Susie O’Neil
  • Opportunities for autographs and photos

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to train with swimming legends and gain invaluable knowledge to elevate your performance in the pool! Open to swimmers of all levels and ages. Limited spots available, so secure your spot now!

Register today at or contact to reserve your place.



Swimnastics Sessions

Sunday Feb 18: 8:00am & 9:15am

In 2024 we’re adding some great new FREE dryland warm-up sessions before you swim, hosted by the amazing Swimnastics team.

Swimnastics develops the fundamentals of dryland strength and conditioning training by teaching athletes to move functionally through a great range of movement with kinesthetic awareness.

These free sessions will include:

  • activation for your open water swim
  • an opportunity to learn how to do a dryland warm up specific for swimming
  • by warming up on dryland pre-swim you are able to swim with greater technique by creating flexibility in your body for the positions required.
  • we will work on creating connection through your body and length of your stroke
  • think creating rotation in the upper body and stability in the lower body.