We have 2 rounds of 5-week courses this summer with Beginner and Race Skill courses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Masters will run for the full season on Monday evenings.
Will open on Wednesday 12 April at 9:00 am.
Save the date, courses usually sell out quickly.
No, you cannot sign up before then.
Cost = $250 +GST
Courses usually sell out quickly.
Transfers are not always possible.
No refunds after the course start date.
$50 cancellation fee if less than 72 hours notice.
All courses take place at Jericho Beach.
We meet on the grass beside the lifeguard
office, concession stand and washrooms.
See map at bottom of this page.
Wetsuits are mandatory for all courses as they substantially increase safety and warmth.
Check out Rowands Reef Scuba Shop and mention Coach Stewart to secure a wee discount.
Swim caps and whistles will be provided. Neoprene booties and caps may be necessary if summer arrives late again this year. A SwimBuddy is not needed for the course, but highly recommended for 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 50m frontcrawl non-stop with their face in the water.
Tuesdays, May 23 - June 20 from 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Wednesdays, May 24 - June 21 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursdays, May 25 - June 22 from 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Tuesdays, June 27 until July 25 from 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Wednesdays, June 28 until July 26 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursdays, June 29 until July 27 from 7:15 - 8:15 pm
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.
Tuesdays, May 23 - June 20 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays, May 24 - June 21 from 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Thursdays, May 25 - June 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesdays, June 27 - July 25 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays, June 28 - July 26 from 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Thursdays, June 29 - July 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Previous open water swimming experience required and you must be pre-approved to join.
You have already acquired open water swimming skills, have racing experience and
want to train with motivated likeminded athletes to swim further and faster.
Mondays, May 29 until July 24 (9 weeks)
Weeks 1-3 has 2 classes, 6:00 - 7:00 pm and 7:15 - 8:15 pm
Weeks 4-6 will be one large class from 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Weeks 7-9 will be one large class from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
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