Open Water Swimming

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Whether you’re preparing for a race, looking to conquer anxiety or just want to swim more confidently outside – we can help you.

 

Each of our open water courses is limited to a small group of 12 swimmers and two coaches, so you can benefit from regular personalized feedback each session. And they’re designed to adapt to your needs, so you never feel out of your depth.

In addition to one-on-one feedback and advice, we provide:

  • video analysis of your stroke and open water skills
  • online practice guides
  • reference videos for the skills we teach
  • an additional take-home practices each week to help you improve.

 

Now open for registration! 

 

Join the growing community of people who have taken our Open Water courses over the past seven years. We understand the transition to swimming outside from the pool can be intimidating and a daunting experience, so we’ve designed courses for all skill levels. Find yours below.

 

2017 Spring and Summer Seasons 

We offer two Seasons of open water swimming:

 

Spring: May 15th – June 26th (Jericho Beach, Dundarave Beach)

Summer: July 10th – August 21st (Jericho Beach, Dundarave Beach, and Bowen Island)

 

Level 1 – Open Water Comfort

 

“Learn How to Swim Well and Find Your 

Deep Water Confidence Step-by-Step.”

 

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Start here if you have never tried open water swimming before. If you are anxious or feel like you’d have to take it one step at a time, or just want to learn at an easy pace, this is the best place to start.

We’ll start with short swims, easy skills and help you make the ocean feel like a second home.

You don’t need to have any interest in racing or triathlon, this is a course for recreational swimmers, or for anyone curious about a first step in open water.  This course is offered when the ocean and weather are the warmest.

Experience: No previous open water swimming experience necessary.

View Sea Hiker Open Water Comfort courses - Summer 2017

Summer (July-August) 2017

 

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Tuesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  New time!  

1:30-2:30 pm | July 11th – Aug 15th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach 

 

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Wednesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

5:45-6:45 pm | July 12th – Aug 16th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach 

 

Level 2 – Open Water Confidence

“Learn to Be Comfortable in Open Water This Summer!” 

 

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This is a great place to start if even the thought of open water swimming makes you anxious. This course is designed for swimmers and triathletes starting out in open water, but who feel comfortable in the pool swimming laps. You will learn how to breathe in choppy waters as well as sighting so you can swim with ease in the ocean.

Choose this course if you’re a new triathlete with little open water experience or want to get into swim racing.

Experience: No previous open water swimming experience necessary.

 

View Sea Hiker Open Water Confidence courses - Spring 2017

Spring (May-June) 2017

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Tuesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

 7:00-8:00 pm | May 16th – June 20th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach 

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Wednesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

5:45-6:45 pm |May 17th – June 21st, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach

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Wednesdays – Dundarave Beach (West Van) SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

6:45 -7:45 pm | May 24th – June 28th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Peter Scott and Assistant Coach

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Thursdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

 7:00-8:00 pm |May 18th – June 22nd, 2017 | 6-weeks| Coaches: Oscar Peralta & Assistant Coach 

View Sea Hiker Open Water Confidence courses - Summer 2017

Summer (July-August) 2017

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Mondays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

 5:45 – 6:45 pm | July 10th – Aug 21st, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Oscar Peralta 

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Tuesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  3 SPACES LEFT

 7:00-8:00 pm | July 11th – Aug 15th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Oscar Peralta & Assistant Coach 

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Tuesdays – Dundarave Beach (West Van)  3 SPACES LEFT

7:00 – 8:00 pm |July 11th – Aug 15th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Peter Scott & Assistant Coach

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Wednesdays – Tunstall Bay (Bowen Island)

6:15 – 7:15 pm | July 12th – Aug 16th, 2016 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Peter Scott and Assistant Coach

 

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Thursdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver) 

 7:00-8:00 pm |July 13th – Aug 17th, 2017 | 6-weeks| Coaches: Oscar Peralta & Assistant Coach

 

 

 

Level 3 – Open Water Efficiency

 

“Learn to Enjoy Open Water Swimming!” 

 

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Perhaps you’re more interested in swimming smoothly and efficiently in open water – without any specific plans to get into open water swim racing or triathlon. This is the class for you: We’ll be focusing extra attention on how to relax in changing conditions, swim in small groups over longer distances, swim point-to-point confidently, and stay safe.  You don’t have to be racing to advance your skills and confidence in open water!

Experience: Some open water swimming experience.

 

View Sea Hiker Open Water Efficiency courses - Summer 2017

Summer (July-August) 2017

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Tuesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  New time!

12:15-1:15 pm |July 11th – Aug 15th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach

 

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Wednesdays – Tunstall Bay (Bowen Island) 

5:00-6:00 pm |July 12th – Aug 16th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Peter Scott & Assistant Coach

 

Level 3+ – Open Water Race Skills

“Get Ready for Your Best Open Water Race Ever” 

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Getting ready for a triathlon or open water race?

Once you feel at ease in the water, you’ll want to develop your speed without sacrificing efficiency and hone your triathlon racing skills – this course will help you do just that. With intermediate triathletes and swimmers in mind, we’ll work in small groups on race specific and distance skills to get you ready for race day. Fitness and swimmers thinking about open water races are also welcome!

Experience: Some open water swimming experience required.

 

View Sea Hiker Open Water Race Skills courses - Spring 2017

Spring (May-June) 2017

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Mondays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

5:45 – 6:45 pm |May 15th – June 26th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Oscar Peralta  

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Tuesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

5:45 – 6:45 pm |May 16th – June 20th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches:  Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach  

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Wednesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

7:00 – 8:00 pm |May 17th – June 21st, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches:  Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach  

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Wednesdays – Dundarave Beach (West Van)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

5:30 – 6:30 pm |May 24th – June 28th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches:  Peter Scott & Assistant Coach  

View Sea Hiker Open Water Race Skills courses - Summer 2017

Summer (July-August) 2017

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Tuesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  1 Space Left

5:45 – 6:45 pm |July 11th – Aug 15th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Oscar Peralta & Assistant Coach  

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Tuesdays – Dundarave Beach (West Van) 

5:30 – 6:30 pm |July 11th – Aug 15th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Peter Scott & Assistant Coach 

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Wednesdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  1 Space Left

7:00 – 8:00 pm |July 11th – Aug 15th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Assistant Coach  

 

 

Level 4 – Endurance

“Build Open Water Endurance the Smart Way” 

 

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Designed for swimmers training specifically for Ironman and distances of 4km or more, each session will feature skill pace swims, tempo training sets, and endurance challenges.

In this course, we focus on how to adapt your stroke for faster more efficient endurance swims, smarter training strategies, and building speed from week to week.

Each course includes in-water demonstrations of key skills, instruction from your coach and a simple toolbox of drills, exercises and practice sets to have you swimming faster in open water.

Experience: You should be comfortable swimming in open water and have experience with open water or triathlon races OR open water swims of over 1km.

 

View Sea Hiker Open Water Endurance courses - Spring 2017

Spring (May-June) 2017

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Mondays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  SOLD OUT – WAIT LIST

7:00-8:00 pm | May 15th – June 26th, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Oscar Peralta

 

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Thursdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  3 SPACES LEFT

5:45 – 6:45 pm | May 18th – June 22nd, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches:  Oscar Peralta & Assistant Coach

View Sea Hiker Open Water Endurance courses - Summer 2017

Summer (July-August) 2017

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Mondays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)  3 SPACES LEFT

7:00-8:00 pm | July 10th – Aug 21st, 2017 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Stewart Scott & Oscar Peralta

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Thursdays – Jericho Beach (Vancouver)

5:45 – 6:45 pm | July 13th – Aug 17th, 2016 | 6-weeks | Coaches: Oscar Peralta & Assistant Coach

 

 

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