Sharing Our Oceans Through Sport, Training & Play

Creating Positive Connections and Experiences in Our Oceans

The OC Swim Club is a US Masters Swim Team and an independent adult open water / ocean swimming and surf lifesaving sports club based in the waters of South Jersey.  Our programs include beginner to elite athletes as well as those with spinal cord injuries.


  • To create opportunities for everyone to discover their own place in the waters around us as swimmers, triathletes, paddlers, surf life savers or ocean advocates.
  • To positively impact how we all feel, think and act towards our oceans & communities.


At the OC Swim Club we want to positively impact how you feel, think and act towards your oceans and community.  Whether you are a... 

  • New swimmer
  • Ocean lifeguard
  • First time swimmer in the ocean
  • New triathlete
  • Professional waterwoman
  • Athlete with a spinal cord injury or disease
  •  Person who wants to connect to our natural waters

Ocean & Weather

NOAA Buoy-Monterey Bay, CA


NOAA Buoy-Atlantic City


Ocean City Bay


7th Street Surf Beach Cam


South Jersey Beach Cams


NOAA Tides & Beach


About Us



We started the OC Swim Club to bring people to the waters we have come to love in South Jersey.  Our passion for the water has taken us from Amerika Samoa to England to Alaska and many bodies of water in between.  Through swimming, surfing and paddling we want to create opportunities for others to have a positive experience in the waters that we call home.  Our mission is to positively impact how we all feel, think and act towards the oceans we all share.  Whether you are training for a triathlon, learning to do a flip turn or attempting the English Channel we have a place for you.

Who - Bruckner Chase


  • NOAA NWS Partner Ocean & Coastal Safety, Science and Conservation, America Swim Coaches Association /WOWSA (ASCA) Level 5 Open Water Coach,  ASCA Level 1 Certified Coach,  ASCA Level 1 Disability Coach, USLA Professional Ocean Lifeguard, American College of Sports Medicine Professional Member, UTBP Ocean Lifeguard
  • Former Division 1 Swimmer - Rice University
  • Professional Surf Lifesaving Athlete 
  • First triathlon in 1984 & first Ironman distance race in 1985, Professional '88 - '94
  • Ultra distance runs include:  Vermont 100, Pine Mountain Georgia 49m, Mountain Massochist 50m
  • Marathon swims include:  8.3m Pennock Island Challenge in Alaska, 12m Trans Tahoe, 22.5m length of Lake Tahoe, 10m Maui Channel, 10K Santa Cruz Pier to Pier, 22.5m Around Absecon Island, 19.6m Around Ocean City, 23m Lake George Marathon
  • Swim Coach since 1989 for age group, high school, masters and adaptive programs
  • Ocean lifeguard trainer / coach - UTBP

Who - Michelle Evans-Chase


  • Competitive swimmer since the age of 6
  • Former Division 1 Swimmer - Rutgers University
  • Grew up around open water swimming with a father who pioneered marathon swims in California and a brother, Shawn, a well known open water swimmer and coach
  • Began surfing at the age of 38
  • Open water swims include: Monterey Bay; San Francisco Bay; Ketchikan, Alaska; Pago Pago, Amerika Samoa; Folkestone, England
  • Has coordinated or directed the swims and support for all of Bruckner’s marathon swims
  • Holds a PhD from Penn in Social Welfare with a research focus on Mindfulness Meditation and Adolescent Brain Development.  Her work is a foundation for our non-profit youth programs.  

Contact Us

Have a question about our programs, or about how we can help you in your racing or training?  Send us a message, and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

OC Swim Club

59th St. Beach, Ocean City, New Jersey 08226, United States

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