Banana Boat OceanKids


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 a 200m ocean swim which caters to children capable of swimming 200m or more 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.

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 200m 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 when they cross the finish line
  • 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, RussellSaturday 16 DecemberTBCEntries open 24 Aug
Oriental Bay, WellingtonSunday 28 JanuaryTBCEntries open 24 Aug
Blue Lake, RotoruaSaturday 17 FebruaryTBCEntries open 24 Aug
Main Beach, Mt MaunganuiSaturday 10 MarchTBCEntries open 24 Aug
Tahunanui Beach, NelsonSaturday 31 MarchTBCEntries open 24 Aug
Takapuna Beach, AucklandSaturday 14 AprilTBCEntries open 24 Aug