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Sun, May 19



Open Water Swim Clinic

Only open to past Bios Swim Club Participants An intro to open water swimming. A half hour discussion on safety and how get started with open water swimming, followed by a one hour in water open water technique and skills clinic. Prior pool swim experience necessary. Wetsuit required.

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Open Water Swim Clinic
Open Water Swim Clinic

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Windermere, Windermere public Beach, Windermere, BC V0B 2L2, Canada


About the Event

SPOTS 10 (Only open to past Bios Swim Club Participants)

- This is a swim group with no lifeguard on duty.  We will have paddleboards to assist.  Waiver required. 

Registration: Free, donation or provide a snack.   


Free high visability cap provided. 

This short intro to open water swimming is meant to help you transition from pool swimming to open water in a low stakes group environment.  Learn the basics of equipment and safety as well as technique and skill in open water vs. pool.   

DRYLAND 9:00am - 9:30am

  • Open water safety
  • Temperature concerns acclimation process & equipment
  • Currents, wind, boat traffic and other hazards
  • Sighting and navigation strategy
  • Speed & pacing
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Swimming-induced pulmonary edema awareness and risk factors

IN WATER 9:30am-10:30am

  • Cold water acclimation
  • The warm up procedure
  • Getting comfortable offshore - staying calm
  • Practice swim (incremental distance)
  • Practice sighting
  • Practice group swim

Wrap up and debrief.  After snacks & refreshments.  Option for swimmers to bring items to share with the group.  Coffee provided.   


  • Open Water Swim Clinic

    1.5 hours 9:00am-10:30am Windermere public beach Swim at your own risk Wetsuit required Windermere public Beach Windermere, BC V0B 2L2, Canada

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