Andre Slade

There are two types of prize draws you can enter by participating in OceanFit’s 8-week ocean swim challenges.

1) An individual 8-week ocean swim challenge prize draw

  • Each 8-week challenge has its own prize draw at the end of the 8-week challenge, i.e. the Bondi To Bronte challenge prize draw
  • Each weekly badge challenge you complete earns you an entry into the draw, for a maximum of eight entries
  • The prize draw is held one week after the 8-week challenge finishes.

2) The 2017-18 grand prize prize draw

  • Participate in any eligible 8-week ocean swim challenge during the 2017-18 season
  • Complete the grand prize quest to go in the draw for the grand prize
  • The grand prize draw will be held on 20 May 2018.

Individual 8-week ocean swim challenge prize draw

Each week, in every training program, there is a single badge challenge.

The weekly badge challenges are:

  1. Going the extra mile
  2. Strong as a plank
  3. Soft sand sorted
  4. Half way round
  5. Swim like you’re winning
  6. Out in the open
  7. Of course I know
  8. Up with the sparrows

If you complete a badge challenge, you earn one chance in the draw to win a fantastic range of prizes.

Complete 1 challenge = 1 chance in the draw
Complete 2 challenges = 2 chances in the draw
Etc.

The prize draw is conducted at the end of the 8-week training program, and all winners will be announced within one week of the goal event.

Challenge prize eligibility

We are relying on your honesty to determine whether you’ve completed each badge challenge.

We are not going to ask you to prove you completed the badge challenge, but if you say you completed it, when you didn’t, we think you’re only cheating yourself and others that have done the right thing.

Weekly badge challenges, and entry to the prize draw, can be completed without completing the weekly training.

Once you have physically completed the badge challenge, you will need to go to the online lesson and click on the “Complete Lesson” button.

When you click on the “Complete Lesson” button, you will see this message:

You will also see the challenge badge change to full colour, i.e.

 to 

Please note: If you physically complete the challenge, and do not click on the “Complete Lesson” button, your entry will not be recognised, and you will not get an entry into the draw.

WIN THE GRAND PRIZE

Get in the draw to win a trip for two to Hamilton Island, including flights*, three nights accommodation and entry into the 2018 Whitehaven Beach ocean swim.

Grand prize draw

To go in the grand prize draw, you need to complete all the required tasks in the grand prize quest. These tasks are designed to keep your training goal on track and help keep the online training community humming (because it’s more fun when people are engaged).

  1. Join an 8-week ocean swim challenge
  2. Complete four (4) of the weekly badge challenges
  3. Write at least three (3) messages on the group activity stream
  4. Participate in your goal event

To join a challenge, simply choose your challenge and click the ‘Sign Up For This Challenge’ button.

There are eight weekly badge challenges, you need to complete any four of them.

Once you have physically completed the badge challenge, you will need to go to the online lesson and click on the “Complete Lesson” button.

When you click on the “Complete Lesson” button, you will see this message:

You will also see the challenge badge change to full colour, i.e.

 to 

Please note: If you physically complete the challenge, and do not click on the “Complete Lesson” button, your task will not be recognised.

This task is designed to increase the engagement of the online community, because it’s more fun when it’s social!

When you signed up to your challenge, you were automatically added to your challenge group.

To find your group activity page, click on the “My Groups” button in your menu, and then enter your group, where you’ll find your activity stream.

You need to write at least three messages, and this can be achieved by:

  • Posting your own message, i.e. “I had a great swim today, I am starting to feel fitter already!”
  • Replying to someone else’s message. i.e. “Awesome to hear you’re feeling fit!”

To write a message, use the text box at the top, i.e.

To reply to a message, click the  button, and enter your reply message, before clicking on “POST”, i.e.

To know if you participated in your goal swim event, we will be checking the online event results.

You need to have started in your event, you don’t need to have finished.

The grand prize includes:

  • Two nights’ accommodation at the Reef View Hotel (twin share for up to two people)
  • Full buffet breakfast daily
  • Return airport/marina to hotel transfers
  • Return airfares from the closet capital city, up to the value of $800 for two people
  • Entry for two people to the Whitehaven BeachOcean Swim.

Track your eligibility

Follow your progress on the grand prize quest here:


Badge Challenges

1 Required Steps

  • Complete four badge challenges.

Group Engagement

1 Required Steps

  • Write a message on an activity stream (newsfeed/wall), three times.

Grand Prize Quest

3 Required Steps

1) This competition is open to all participants, 18 years of age and over, of eligible ocean swim challenges during the 2017-18 season.

2) To go in the draw, you must complete all the requirements of the grand final quest.

  • Participate in an eligible 8-week ocean swim challenge*
  • Complete four (4) of the weekly badge challenges*
  • Write at least three (3) messages on the group activity stream*
  • Participate in your goal event swim+

*You must complete the lesson online, using the ‘Complete Lesson’ button
+You’re participation will be established via the event results system

3) The prize draw will be made on 20 May 2018.

4) There will only be one (1) winner of the grand prizes quest.

5) It is the sole responsibility of the participant to ensure they have completed all the requirements of the grand prize quest.

6) All supplementary prizes will be drawn at random, and the number of winners drawn will be dependant on the number of prizes available.

7) The grand prize includes: Flights for two adults from Sydney including island transfers, three nights twin share accommodation on Hamilton Island, entry for two into the 2018 Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim. Note: winners must find their own way to Sydney. If winner is from Queensland, the flights will be covered.

8) The following challenges are eligible for the grand prize quest:

  • Coogee Island Challenge
  • Bondi To Bronte
  • Newport Pool to Peak
  • North Bondi Roughwater
  • Palm To Whale Beach
  • The Cole Classic
  • North Bondi Classic
  • Wollongong Basin 2 Beach

More challenges will be added to the list of eligible challenges.

Note: The Jervis Bay Swim Classic is not eligible.

Prize winners

18-10-2017 – Jervis Bay Swim Classic – Two free entries – Megan Darling