Peter started out as someone who feared deep water and disliked swimming lessons. He wanted to be in the water but was timid growing up.
Now he enjoy all kinds of aquatic adventures, such as open water swimming, finswimming, seahiking, and freediving. He loves coaching others and helping them feel as inspired about the experience available in the water.
Peter’s passion is helping people feel confident in the aquatic wilderness at any skill level. He especially enjoys helping people overcome fear and anxiety.
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Stewart is an ex-competitive swimmer from Scotland with experience at National and International levels. He has over ten years coaching experience in Scotland and Canada.
Stewart’s experience as a Breaststroke and Butterfly sprinter has helped him develop a precise understanding of ‘catch & pull’ stroke mechanics as well as rhythm and timing and he uses this as part of his coaching to help clients achieve (and surpass) their swimming goals.
“As a coach I understand the majority of these breakthroughs are only going to come from dedicated focus on technique, while as a competitor, I understand that swimming fitness plays an important role. I try to integrate both aspects into my coaching sessions, helping you develop swimming fitness while also developing more efficient technique”.
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Oscar Peralta, Coach
He’s been through our Open Water coach training program in 2015 and has been a great addition to our team. He’s still an active triathlete in local races.
An avid triathlete, he has a good appreciation for what it’s like to learn open water and pool efficiency skills as an adult and how to overcome the most common challenges adult swimmers face.
Kira Jackson, Coach
Kira loves the water and related activities – especially swimming! Like many adults, Kira began recreational swimming as a child, but only started to train and compete during university, when she joined the triathlon team. At first, she found swimming the hardest discipline and the least enjoyable. Swimming with hundreds of other people in a triathlon was intimidating. But after some focused training, swimming got easier. Soon it was her favourite part of triathlon training. Eventually, Kira enjoyed open water swimming as a stand-alone sport.
The improvements in technique, endurance, and speed that come with focused swim training are huge rewards that have kept Kira hooked on swimming for over a decade. As someone who learned competitive swimming as an adult, Kira understands the challenges of learning a new skill and overcoming fears associated with open water. It isn’t easy, but it is very much worth the effort. She loves to coach anybody who’s interested and strongly believes that swimming is there for everyone to learn, regardless of their current ability.
Kira’s swimming career has included many races, including the Kits Challenge 6k, the Bay Challenge, the Vancouver triathlon, and several Ironman events. While Kira still loves to participate in racing events, competition is no longer the focus of Kira’s swimming. Instead, Kira’s focus is on improving her technique and providing guidance to other swimmers.
It takes tremendous courage to push the boundaries of what we’re able to do in the water and Kira has been inspired by the hard work and success of the people she has coached.
Achieve a breakthrough in your swimming with private instruction tailored to your needs.
Private lessons are for you if you want to conquer your fear of the water, feel comfortable in the deep end, swim effectively at any level, swim with a disability, or achieve a personal best. We can help you swim any stroke, learn how to swim underwater, and understand what obstacles may be holding you back and how to get past them with ease.
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Private lessons start at $85 + GST per hour and are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We highly recommend a minimum of three sessions over 3-5 weeks for new clients.