Vancouver Open Water Swimming

Vancouver Open Water Swimming

Dial in your triathlon skills with these professionally coached Vancouver open water swimming workouts. Take your performance to the next level!

Train with like minded athletes, learn about proper race strategy and practice the skills that you need to be at your best. Whether you’re planning to race at a sprint triathlon or an Ironman, these carefully crafted interval and skill enhancing workouts will help you to maximise your potential for your next race.

With lifeguards on shore to watch over the group as well as being directed from a kayak, the workouts offer a safe environment to train in the ocean.


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Vancouver Open Water Swimming Details

Who can join these workouts?

  • Beginners and experienced althletes are all welcome.
  • You will fit right in, regardless of your pace. Swim paces between athletes varies from 2:45/100m to 1:15/100m.
  • We swim a 400m loop close to shore, this keeps everyone at a safe distance from shore and allows for a wide range of abilities to swim together.
  • You need to be comfortable being in the open water for 45-60min.
  • Although we practice open water skills, these swims are workout based, it is not a swimming lesson. If you are planning to race in a triathlon or an open water event and are looking to improve your skills and endurance, these swims are for you.
  • Although distance can vary, the workouts are usually between 1500m to 3000m depending on ability.


Triathlon Specific Swim Drills

  • Race start simulations
  • Drafting practice
  • Sighting Practice
  • Cornering
  • Water exits to prepare for transition


Tactics and Strategy

  • Race Specific strategies for various distances
  • How to properly warm-up before your races
  • Where to start for mass start swims


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2019 Swim Schedule

  • May 27th to August 26th, 2018 – 13 Weeks Total
  • Every Monday evening except for July 1st
  • Meet between 6:00 and 6:15pm to get ready
  • Walk to the beach at 6:30pm
  • Swim from 6:40pm to 7:40pm



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Locarno Beach, Vancouver

Meet at the Coach Powell Studio conveniently located on the West side of Jericho Park.

1515 Discovery Street, Vancouver, BC, V6R 4K5

The Studio is located at the South East corner of the building, the entrance is in the South courtyard.

Bikes and bags can be locked securely inside the Studio during the workout.



Parking for the Vancouver open water swimming is free along Marine Drive and adjacent streets.



$215 for 13 coached workouts from May 27th to August 26th, 2019

$20 +gst for a single session drop-in

Space is limited, sign up now to reserve your spot!


* Please note that there will be no swim on July 1st for the Canada Day holiday.


Please contact us if you have any questions about the Vancouver open water swimming workouts.


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Coach Powell

Who Is Coach Powell?


Coach Powell, Vancouver-based & coaching online, has been involved in endurance sports for 10 years. Reach new levels of personal achievement!

Andrew Powell came to the sport of triathlon at the age of 27 and climbed quickly to a high level, racing in the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Pro category for 3 seasons.

His late start in the sport has made him a better coach.


  • He knows what it means to be new to a sport and have to learn it from scratch.
  • He appreciates what it takes to train and perform at a high level.
  • He understands what a well-designed, personalized program looks like.


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Why Coach Powell?


Coach Powell cares about his athletes, and he goes out of his way to be there for them. He cares as much for the athlete who is racing for fitness and personal achievement as he does for the athlete who is racing to win.

Andrew’s experience and skill as a coach has helped to put many of his athletes on the podium.


  • National and provincial age-group triathlon champion
  • Overall winner and podium placement at triathlon races
  • Many first-place age-category wins and podium placements for triathlon and running races
  • Overall amateur podium placement at GranFondo events


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Coach Powell’s Philosophy


“Thoughtful planning and scientifically proven methods are the keys to success. Coaching is much more than designing a training program. It’s about understanding an athlete’s needs and being there to support and educate the athlete. Once athletes understand the mechanics and physiology of the human body, they will appreciate the subtleties of their personal program. And with that appreciation comes real opportunity to achieve their goals.”


Coach Powell’s Qualifications and Experience


  • 8 years of coaching experience
  • Former pro triathlete
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) trained triathlon coach
  • NCCP trained cycling coach
  • Former Triathlon Club board member and coach
  • Head Coach of the University of British Columbia Triathlon Team – 2018 Regional Champions (overall male, female, and team titles)
  • Team in Training head coach
  • National age group triathlon champion
  • Provincial overall amateur triathlon champion


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Vancouver Indoor Cycling Workouts

Vancouver Indoor Cycling - Coach Powell

Improve your skills, power, threshold and stamina with Vancouver Indoor Cycling workouts professionally coached by endurance trainer Andrew Powell.

Why do Vancouver indoor cycling workouts in the fall and winter? For a lot of good reasons—and not just because it’s raining outside!


  • Increase your overall strength, power and threshold.
  • Advance your technical skills.
  • Improve your aerobic and muscular endurance.
  • Maintain consistency in your cycling.
  • Increase efficiency.
  • Ride faster.
  • Use the group’s energy to motivate yourself.


These Vancouver indoor cycling workouts are for all levels of athletes and cycling enthusiasts.


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Join these coached spin classes in a 1200 sq. ft. cycling studio conveniently located right next to Jericho Park.

Be part of a tribe of like-minded people while working at your own level. The only person you are competing against is yourself. Improve your endurance in a professional sport environment that will help you reach your full potential.


Vancouver Indoor Cycling Workouts Schedule


We offer 4 sessions per week from January 7th to April 6th 2018


Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


We are offering 3 FREE CLASSES at the beginning of the season for those who are interested in trying out the workouts.

The free sessions will be on Wednesday January 2nd, Thursday January 3rd, and Saturday January 5th. If you are already a regular with us and have some friends who are interested, this is a great opportunity to introduce them to these awesome workouts! These extra classes are on a first come, first serve basis. Please make sure to register soon if you are planning to attend.


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Are you ready to improve your overall training?


Professional endurance coach Andrew Powell has designed every indoor cycling workout with the specific purpose of helping you become stronger and faster and ensure that all of your body’s energy systems are properly developed.

Each Vancouver indoor cycling workout starts with a dynamic warm-up including cycling-specific skills and technical-skills coaching. Following the warm-up you’ll be taken through a structured interval-based workout with specific cadence and intensity zones (RPE, heart rate, power).

These Vancouver indoor cycling workouts are for all levels of athletes and cycling enthusiasts.


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Bring your own bike


You need to bring your own bike. You can attach it to one of the Cycleops SuperMagneto Pro trainers provided, or you can bring your own trainer and save money.

Doing workouts on your own bike helps to improve your neuromuscular coordination by training your nervous system to move in exactly the same pattern as when you are cycling outside. This helps to increase efficiency and ultimately to ride faster.


We’ve got the music and the towels!


We have a high quality stereo for music, as well as a projector to show videos while you spin. Towel service is also included, so there is no need to bring your own.

Bring your kick-ass cycling attitude and contribute to this cycling tribe by working at your best.


Cycling Studio Address


Vancouver indoor cycling workouts are held at the Coach Powell Studio

1515 Discovery Street, Vancouver, BC V6R 4K5

Location on Google Map CLICK HERE FOR MAP

Access to the Studio is in the South courtyard of the building


Amenities include


Free parking

Showers & towel service

Cycleops SuperMagneto Pro trainers

Stereo system & video projector


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Invest in yourself


Full 13 Week Season discounted pass with provided Cycleops trainer                         $225.00 for 13 sessions total

Full 13 Week Season discounted pass with your own trainer                                         $200.00 for 13 sessions total – limited spots available

Drop-in Workout                                                                                                                     $20.00 per session


January 7th to April 6th, 2018

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


Sign up now to reserve your spot!

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* Prices shown do not include GST. Season registration guarantees you a spot each week for the specific day of the week that you are registered. If you would like to attend on multiple days each week for the entire season then you need to sign up for each of those days separately. Please note that occasional substitute coaches may stand in for Coach Powell when he is away. Sesssions will also continue as scheduled on holidays.

If you need to cancel any sessions, your account will be credited for a free make-up session as long as you cancel through our online booking with a minimum 24 hour notice. Make-up sessions are valid during the current season only and can be booked on any day of the week. Make-up sessions are strictly based on availability with no guarantee.

To book drop-in sessions for the Vancouver indoor cycling workouts, please visit Online Booking or download the free WellnessLiving Achieve Mobile App on Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Vancouver Cycling Coach

Vancouver Cycling Coach

Maximize your cycling potential! Let Vancouver cycling coach Andrew Powell create a plan for you and watch your skills and technique soar.


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Whether you’re planning to cycle in a GranFondo event, a charity ride or a multi-day endurance test in the Swiss Alps, Vancouver cycling coach Powell will take you on a ride to your best performance:

  • Create a fully customized and personalized training program.
  • Maximize your potential by training the proper energy systems.
  • Improve technique and nutrition.
  • Plan strategically for events and races.
  • Receive motivational advice and constructive feedback.


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Go to these links for information on Vancouver Indoor Cycling and Vancouver Outdoor Cycling.


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Vancouver Run Workouts

Vancouver Run Workouts

Take your running to the next level! Whether you race or simply train to stay fit, these Vancouver run workouts are guaranteed to make you stronger!


Athletes of all abilities are welcome.

Whether you are just starting out or you are an experienced athlete, these fun and challenging Vancouver run workouts will help you to improve your running skills, speed, power and strength.


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How do we do it?

  • A group warm-up at a moderate pace to get the muscles ready.
  • At the workout destination, a group workout that each individual can do at their own pace.
  • Workouts vary from week to week including intervals on short loop segments throughout Jericho Park, along the path by Locarno Beach and Spanish Banks as well as on the hills in the Jericho area.
  • If we’re doing hill repeats, then some people might do 4 repeats and others might do 6 depending on ability.
  • Doing it this way makes it possible for the entire group to workout together and support each other.


What can you expect?

  • Professionally coached workouts.
  • Technical tips and guidance in each session.
  • Personal technical advice as you need it.


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April 18th to August 29th, 2018.

Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm including the warm-up and cool-down.

Please arrive early so that we can start running at 6:30pm.



The Vancouver run workouts start at the Coach Powell Studio conveniently located on the West side of Jericho Park.

1515 Discovery Street, Vancouver, BC, V6R 4K5

The Studio is located at the South East corner of the building, the entrance is in the South courtyard.

Bikes and bags can be locked securely inside the Studio during the workout.



Parking is free along Marine Drive and also at the rear of the Jericho Hostel building.



10 Weeks Spring Season – April 18th to June 20th                 $70

10 Week Summer Season – June 27th to August 29th            $70

Single Drop-in Session                                                               $10



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