Banana Boat OceanKids

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Are your 7-12 year old kids enjoying their swimming at the pool?

Why not extend their skill range and confidence in a safe and fun environment with the Banana Boat OceanKids – coming to a beach near you this summer.

The Banana Boat OceanKids is an ocean swim which caters to children capable of swimming in the pool. What better way to encourage your children to have fun and be safe in the ocean than being surrounded by their peers and inspiring life guards.

Three distances mean that young swimmers can have the swim of their life at six of our annual events! The 100m swim is perfect for those starting out or finding their flippers in the ocean aged 7 and 8 years old, and the 200m distance is ideal for 9 and 10 year olds. If your 11 and 12 year old tadpole is looking for a bit more of a challenge have a go at the 300m distance.

The Jetstar Super Swim Squad has been an awesome fixture for the past 5 years as part of Jetstar’s sponsorship. Jetstar has chosen to move on this season so unfortunately there won’t be a Squad Camp but we still have loads of great rewards for swimmers in our Banana Boat OceanKids Series, including a finishers medal, photo and video!

What’s in it for the kids?

  • Confidence in the ocean
  • Ocean Swimming techniques
  • Satisfaction and achievement
  • And most importantly, a lot of fun!



What will your kids receive as part of their entry?

  • A fun Banana Boat OceanKids race, supported by Surf Life Saving New Zealand
  • A Banana Boat OceanKids swim pack with a silicone swim cap to wear for the event
  • A Banana Boat OceanKids Finishers Certificate & Medal
  • Banana Boat OceanKids medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd boy and girl in each of the 3 age categories (7 & 8 year olds, 9 & 10 year olds, 11 & 12 year olds)


Events Across the Country

Russell Beach, Russell1 Dec 201811.30am onwardsEntries open 15 Aug
Omaha Beach, Auckland15 Dec 201811.30am onwardsEntries open 15 Aug
Oriental Bay, Wellington27 Jan 201912.20pm onwardsEntries open 15 Aug
Main Beach, Mt Maunganui9 Feb 201912.05pm onwardsEntries open 15 Aug
Tahunanui Beach, Nelson2 Mar 201911.25am onwardsEntries open 15 Aug
Blue Lake, Rotorua16 Mar 201911.30am onwardsEntries open 15 Aug
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