We have a mix of Beginner, Race Skills and Masters courses each week and a solid line up of Saturday morning social events planned this summer (obviously covid dependant).
All courses have 12 swimmers, 2 coaches,
are 6-weeks long and cost $255 +GST.
Join a few other like minded swimmers at Jericho Beach every Saturday at 9:00 am. This is a friendly meet up for support, not a club, there is no coach, no lifeguard, and no Stewart - WAY to cold for him!
All courses take place at Jericho Beach.
Don't be the swimmer who shows up at
the Jericho Sailing Centre! We meet on the
grassy patch beside the lifeguard office,
concession stand and washrooms.
Wetsuits are mandatory for all courses as they substantially increase safety and warmth.
Check out Rowands Reef Scuba Shop
if you need one.
Swim caps and whistles will be provided.
A SwimBuddy is not necessary for the
course, but highly recommended for your
own practice swims.
This is the best place to start if you feel anxious about open water swimming. We begin with short, shoreline swims to hone your skills and build confidence, gradually progressing towards longer off-shore swims throughout the course. We will cover: wetsuit fit and comfort, open water safety, identifying hazards, reading the tide and currents, acclimatizing to colder water, breathing control, navigation skills and general technique development to improve swim efficiency.
Suitable for anyone who can swim front crawl with their face in the water for 50m without stopping.
Most courses are 6-weeks, currently limited to 12 swimmers, and cost $255 + GST.
Swim with confidence amid the chaos of triathlon or open water swim racing. We'll review the fundamentals of efficient open water swimming skills in the first few weeks and then add more specific racing skills as the course progresses. We will cover everything in the Beginner course, plus: stroke adjustments for open water racing, how to navigate and swim straight without slowing down, pacing and race strategy, starts and exits, and a fancy trick for quickly turning around the swim buoys.
Suitable for anyone who is confident getting in the ocean and can easily swim 100m+ non-stop.
Most courses are 6-weeks, currently limited to 12 swimmers and cost $255 + GST.
Masters classes will return this summer. Previous open water swimming experience required. Expect to start off slow with a review of the basics and gradually build to longer and faster swims throughout the summer.
To join this class you must be pre-approved by Coach Stewart.
All smiles after a close finish to a short and fast relay race!
On the grass under the Willow tree beside the lifeguard office, concession stand and washrooms.
what3words exact location
Jericho Beach, 3941 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1B5, Canada
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Come in and take a look around. Feel free to get in touch and tell me a little about your current swim ability and goals so we can work out the best option for you to improve. Coach Stewart