The Bullants Open Water Academy aims to increase the opportunities for students to train in a variety of Open Water sports including: open water swimming, surf lifesaving and triathlon preparation. The Academy trains officially in terms 1 and 4, and prepares students for open water competition with a focus on developing confidence in the open water, the development on surf awareness skills, endurance and long distance swimming. The Academy also offers the opportunity to come-and-try new sports including surf boats, surf skis, and surfing, in addition to open water swimming.
With several experienced and active open water swimmers on staff, and a wealth of qualified water safety personnel available, this is a fantastic opportunity for young people to be involved in an individual sport with an enthusiastic and safe team atmosphere. Academy goals include completing the four Shipwreck Coast Swim Series swims over January, competing in the inter-school surfing competition and for those interested, the ability to access the surf carnival scene. Our flagship goal is to complete one of the Great Australian Swim Series swims with our first major goal being the 2.2km swim on Australia Day, 2017 in Sydney. Students interested in partaking in this Academy need to be able to meet the minimum swim requirement, with the opportunity to use the College pool facility at lunchtime to improve their technique or endurance over the cooler months.