Once you have the fundamental skills of smart, efficient swimming then it's time to add
a training component. Suitable for anyone who has completed Level 3 or above and can hold a pace of 2.15 per 100m or faster.
Masters session are frontcrawl focused with
an option to practice other strokes as well.
Put all your learning and training to the test by joining the Coast Swim Team for the 2019-2020 season. We are a fun, supportive and determined group excited to help you achieve your swimming goals. Last year we narrowly missed out on winning the Provincial Team Champions Trophy.
This year we will not miss out!
You are so calm, experienced and friendly which makes it easy to relax and flop around without feeling silly. I cannot stress enough how great it was of you to stay back with me on my first day when I was having a tough time. I was *really* scared going out to the buoy the first time and having you swim alongside me, with all of your coolness and poise, was instrumental in my future success. Thanks a lot and I can't wait to swim again!
Two years ago I decided to do a triathlon. I was 44 and wasn't a swimmer. I could only doggy paddle ...but only when forced, since I hated deep water. Any attempt at front crawl left me coughing and gasping for air. Even a few metres seemed impossible. Thank goodness I found Coach Stewart. He was incredible: encouraging, calm, and patient, with clear and systematic instruction. The gasping and coughing became less and less and I was ready for my first triathlon pool swim in 6 months. What an accomplishment! Thank you ever so much, Coach Stewart, for your gentle and expert guidance.
Coach Stewart fosters a friendly, encouraging environment in his swim groups where people have fun and celebrate each other's progress. He has you swim hard, but he’s so nice about it that you don’t realize how hard you've worked until the session is over and you realize what you’ve accomplished. I leave training sessions feeling energized and can’t wait for the next one. He is generous with his time and his knowledge, and he truly cares about helping people achieve their goals and enjoy the water. Coach Stewart has transformed my swimming.
Thanks for visiting my site. I've been coaching swimming in Vancouver for the last 8 years, helping 1000s of clients become more comfortable in the water.
Whether you want to swim for fun, complete your first triathlon, or race for the podium I can help you achieve your goals.
Get in touch and I'll help you Swim Smart!
I grew up in Scotland very close to the Loch Ness monster. A competitive swimmer through my teenage years, breaststroke was my main event but also
butterfly in my final few years before I stopped swimming - interests shifted while I was studying Physiology & Sports Science at the University of Glasgow...
I moved to Vancouver in 2010, love the outdoor life here and have completed 10-12 triathlons as well as various running, cycling and
mountain biking events. I rekindled my love of competitive swimming in 2016, created a swim team, won medals at Nationals and qualified for
Worlds in Korea and am optimistic I will achieve my goal of swimming faster as an adult than I ever did as a kid.
More recently I've been learning about breath control for free-diving, and started cyclocross racing (more accurately, participating).
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