Vancouver Open Water Swimming

Conquer the Sea… and embrace your inner CALM.

Open water swimming can be daunting for many. Gain confidence and hone your skills with these professionally coached workouts.

Vancouver open water swimming allows you to train with like minded athletes, learn about race strategy and practice technique. Whatever you are planning, these carefully crafted interval and skill enhancing workouts will help to maximise your performance at your next event.

Your safety is important. Lifeguards on shore oversee the group as Coach Powell directs from a kayak. We offer a safe and supportive environment to swim in the ocean.

Vancouver Open Water Swimming - Coach Powell Triathlon Training

Who can join these workouts?

  • Pace is not important. All levels are welcome, however you need to be comfortable swimming continuously for at least 400m.
  • We swim 400m loops close to shore. For those with less experience, this allows the option to rest between loops.
  • These swims are workout based. They are NOT swimming lessons.
  • If you are planning to participate in a triathlon or open water event and are looking to improve your skills and endurance, these swims are for you.
  • Depending on ability, the distances covered can be between 1500m to 3000m.
  • The interval workout is optional. You can choose to simply swim for the duration instead to work on endurance.

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



May 30th to August 29th

Monday evening from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM


Locarno Beach, Vancouver

Next to the pier


$245 (+gst) – 14 weeks total


Not ready to commit to the full season? Individual drop-in sessions are also available.

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