Ocean Grease

Ocean Grease

What is Ocean Grease

Ocean Grease is a range of anti-chafing lubricants made from anhydrous lanolin (wool fat) and petroleum jelly for open water swimmers.

Ocean Grease was developed by a pharmacist who recognised that swimmers often found it difficult to purchase anti-chafing lubricants before open water swims.

Ocean Grease has simplified life for open water swimmers by supplying open water swimming lubricants online, in practical quantities and in user friendly packaging.

Ocean Grease will become part of your pre-swim ritual.

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Built tough for Australian conditions

The Story

Edward Beck is a Perth based Pharmacist of 20 years. He has been supplying wool fat to swimmers in Perth for all of these years. He recognised that swimmers often found it difficult to purchase wool fat before an open water swim and were often forced to not only source, but also mix lubricants to create their perfect anti-chafing blend.

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If competing, do not apply Ocean Grease before having your competition number written or stamped on your body. Lubricants may prevent ink or race tattoos from adhering to the surface of the skin.

Use Ocean Grease sparingly over your competition number as the ink may smudge.

In cold weather, leave Ocean Grease in a warm area or immerse closed container in warm water to soften. You may consider filling a thermos with warm (not boiling) tap water.

Grease is messy. Have spare towels handy to sit on particularly if on a boat.

Use disposable gloves to avoid greasy hands and greasy fingerprints on goggles.

Have an old towel or rag handy for removing excess Ocean Grease on completion of the swim/race.

Use warm soapy water to remove Ocean Grease from the body.

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Rottnest Channel Swim

The South32 Rottnest Channel Swim is a 19.7km open water swim from Cottesloe Beach to Rottnest Island held on Saturday, 25 February 2023.

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All Australian

Ocean Grease is an all Australian product and a very important driving factor for creator Edward Beck, having lived in Australia all his life.

The wool fat used in Ocean Grease is sourced from Australian wool and the petroleum jelly and peppermint oil used in the Ocean Grease blends are sourced in Australia as well. 

Ocean Grease is mixed, packaged and labelled in Perth Western Australia.


"Thankyou, thank you, thank you. Your grease got me across the North Channel yesterday. Stayed on all day, I am chafe free and even better it really did help defend against the nasty barbs of the giant Lion Mane Jelly that haunts so many attempts. You literally saved the day."

Anna, North Channel Crossing, 2019


"We were pushed away to the east by a big squall and 2m swells. Huge thanks to Ocean Grease no chafing at all."

Tracey, Tahiti Nui-Moorea Swim (23.38kms), 2019


"Huge thanks to my crew and Ocean Grease for keeping me chafe free."

Tracey, First documented swim around Bora Bora (23.3km), 2019


"I was very pleased to arrive at Rottnest after nearly 8 hours swimming, absolutely chafe free and with no re-application during the swim. Ocean Grease is the first product I’ve used that lasted the entire time. I’ll certainly be using it again in the future"

Cameron, Ocean Grease 60/40, Rottnest Channel Swim, 2019


"It worked so well that I didn't even know I had it on. I completed my first 10 km swim without even a hint of a chafe"

Petra, Ocean Grease Original, 10km swim, 2019


"The product retained its effectiveness over the duration of our long swims. We also liked the option of the 80/20 mix and added peppermint’"

Nicole, Ocean Grease 80/20, Rottnest Channel Swim, 2019


"Not only did it prevent chafing it also helped prevent the stingers getting to my skin. Thanks Ocean Grease, I’ll now be using it for training and competing."

Joel, Ocean Grease 60/40, Port to Pub Swim, 2019


"Great product. Liked the slightly warming feeling like mild deep heat and the smell was pleasant. 

No chafing on either of us. I’ll be buying again next summer"

Tom, Ocean Grease 60/40, Port to Pub duo, 2019


"Amazing product Ocean Grease. All my Eswim Rotto Squad swimmers will be greasing up with Ocean Grease this season"

Elena Nesci (Open Water Swimming Coach)


“Just wanted to thank you for your product. Amazing idea to get lanolin just available for us, OW swimmers. I’ll by all means recommend your product to any of my fellow swimmers.”

Tomasz, Ocean Grease 80/20, Port to Pub Ultra Marathon, 2019

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