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 December 20172:30pmEnter Now
Oriental Bay, WellingtonSunday 28 January 201812:40pmEnter Now
Blue Lake, RotoruaSaturday 17 February 201812:55pmEnter Now
Main Beach, Mt MaunganuiSaturday 10 March 201812:55pmEnter Now
Tahunanui Beach, NelsonSaturday 31 March 20181:00pmEnter Now
AucklandSaturday 14 April 20182:00pmEnter Now

Jetstar Super Swim Squad 2017/2018


Are your kids advanced swimmers? We’ve got something very special for them to strive to achieve.

The fastest boy and girl in the three age categories (7+8, 9+10, 11+12) at each of the Banana Boat OceanKids events, will form the “Jetstar Super Swim Squad” and win a once-in-a-lifetime experience – a squad camp over the weekend of 27-29 April 2018 with New Zealand’s best swimmers including travel and accommodation, special surprises and specialist swim clinics!

The 36 Jetstar Super Swim Squad members will also receive exclusive squad gear and become role models for other young swimmers and their communities.

Check out the highlights from the 2016 Jetstar Super Swim Squad Camp: