Ocean Training Sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • IMPORTANT: Reservations NOT required for current Members.  FOR SUNDAYS ONLY - There are a limited number of drop in spots available and these must be purchased in advance through our Square Store HERE.  If spaces are still available Sun morning after pre-paid & members have signed in, swimmers may sign-in, pay and swim at the beach.  For Thursday sessions you may pay at the beach.
  • Membership cards are for that individual ONLY.  Guests are requested to either pay the single drop-in fee or purchase a membership.
  • Swims take place on the days and within the dates listed above. However we occasionally have to cancel a session due to weather, water or wildlife. We post updates via Twitter using #OCSC the night before and the morning of the swims to give those coming from further away as much notice as possible.  Schedule updates can also be found on our Facebook Page HERE
  • Conditions & Cancellations - The ocean and beach can create it's own micro-conditions that may or may not be safe.  We begin posting conditions the night before, the morning of (6:00 AM) and at the beach (7:00 AM) so you can plan your trip accordingly.  The posts show up on Twitter under the tag #OCSC and on our Facebook page.  
  • Water temperatures vary throughout the season from early season lows in the 50's to mid-season highs in the mid 70's.  Follow the ocean condition links to learn more.
  • Wetsuits are an individual preference.  {So too are Fins, Swim Buoys or any other aid that will not impede or interfere negatively with other swimmers.}  
  • Participants MUST be 18 or over unless they are an active, certified member of one of our approved beach patrols.
  • Participants can swim as much or as little as they like.  There are coached workout options.

Learn More

Our coached and guarded ocean training sessions are where the OC Swim Club started and remain the core of our open water offerings.  The focus has always been and will remain to provide welcoming, inclusive, safe and positive ocean experiences for everyone. 

Dates:  Memorial Day weekend until Mid-September.

Thursdays:  SELECT Thursdays - 6:30 - 7:30 AM,59th St. beach just south of jetty, Ocean City, NJ- Exact 2020 dates TBD  (Weather permitting) - Late June to Early August, 2020

Sundays: EVERY Sunday - 8:00 - 9:00 AM, 59th St. beach just south of jetty, Ocean City, NJ -May 24 - Sept 13 (Weather permitting)

Course:  300 - 400 meter triangular course {Depending on conditions} roughly 100 meters off the beach with guards/coaches stationed on rescue boards, in the water and on the beach.  The OCSC is proud to be setting the standard for safe open water and ocean training, and we will always strive to create safe and positive experiences for all our participants.

Fees:  $20 Single Drop-in for Non-Members, Yearly memberships come with a 10-Session pass card.   Unlimited season passes are available along with other membership options.

NEW in 2020 - Early Pod Sunday Sessions

Offering Pre-Booked, Semi-private Group Sessions

Book a semi-private ocean session for your club or group. These are offered on Sunday mornings in the summer from 6:50 - 7:50 AM with sign-ins starting at 6:30 AM. Groups wishing to book a session for the club or organization must contact us prior to purchasing to insure availability. All sessions are subject to cancellation due to dangerous weather, water or wave conditions. NOTE: Should a session be cancelled due to dangerous conditions, all efforts will be made to arrange an alternate date. Should a date not be available then a refund will be made minus a 10% administration fee.  LEARN MORE & PURCHASE...


Be the First In the Water - Early Pod Sunday Sessions in 2020

Blue Ocean Partners


Pre & Post Season Coached Bay Swims


Take Your Open Water Confidence, Awareness and Speed to the Next Level

These small group sessions of 10 - 20 swimmers are coached in an open water venue behind Ocean City.  The workouts are structured similar to a typical Masters pool session with sets and intervals adjusted to support a wide range of speeds and experiences.   Coaches are on boards providing instruction and support, and these are designed to challenge every swimmer and make them smarter, stronger and wiser across a variety of challenges they may face in any open water venue.  Space is very limited and updated information is mailed to those on our mailing list and posted on Facebook.  Cost is $20 for non-members and $10 for OCSC Members.   NOTE:  Water temps will usually be from 55 - 65 degrees.

SPRING 2020:

Saturday, May 2: 3 - 4:15

Saturday, May 9:  10 - 11:15

Saturday, May 16: 3 - 4:15


Twitter Feed - Club Updates Under #ocsc

Find Us


See above for times and dates. 

Reminder:  Non-members must have advanced reservations on Sundays to be guaranteed a spot.  Walkup are offered if space allows on a first arrived status.

OC Swim Club Ocean Sessions

5801 Central Avenue, Ocean City, New Jersey 08226, United States


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We aren't always the only fast pod in the ocean.  

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