Open Water Swimming

Professional Coaching Services for Endurance Sport Athletes

2016 Open Water Swimming @ Sasamat/White Pine Beach and Buntzen Lake

Join us for coached open water swim sessions tapered to triathletes. We practice everything from race starts, drafting to sighting and many more technical open water swimming elements. A swim course will be setup with small buoys. These swims will help you gain confidence and skills for your race season.

The swims are supported by coaches in Kayaks and SUPs (Stand-Up Paddleboards).

Who can participate: Any current Triathlon BC member 19 years and older. Current Membership card or proof of membership and signing of a waiver are required at your first swim. Need to renew your membership: Follow this link! You need to have some swimming experience. You have never swum open water: no problem –  we can help you. A wetsuit is recommend for the swims. Before each swim we will go over the setup and important safety procedures.

Locations: Sasamat/White Pine Beach (Concession Stand Beach Parking Lot F) and optional Buntzen Lake (Main Beach). The locations for the swims will be mainly be Sasamat Lake but can switch to Buntzen Lake, please watch out for announcements. The water temperature at these lakes ranges from 17 degrees C during the early summer to 24 degrees C during the later summer months.

Combine your workouts: The Belcarra regional park  and the Pitt Meadows/Golden Ears area is very well suited to combine your other workouts for the day. The area offers excellent running possibilities and also bike riding options with country side riding towards Pitt Meadows/Golden Ears. We might add a coached run sometimes after the swim workouts. Please watch out for an announcement.


Please arrive 15min early so you will be ready with your wetsuit on at 9am. The start time will move to earlier times with the weather getting warmer throughout the summer.

Sunday May 15th: 9:00am Sasamat/White Pine Beach

May Long Weekend Saturday and Sunday Swim!

Saturday May 21st: 9:00 Sasamat/White Pine Beach

Sunday May 22nd: 9:00 Sasamat/White Pine Beach

Sunday May 29th: NO SWIM

Sunday June 5th: 9:00 Sasamat/White Pine Beach

Sunday June 12th: NO SWIM (Victoria 70.3)

Sunday June 19th: 9:00 Sasamat/White Pine Beach

Sunday June 26th: 8:30 NO SWIM (Whistler IM Camp)

Sunday July 3rd: 8:30 Sasamat/White Pine Beach

Sunday July 10th: NO SWIM (Vancouver 5150)

Sunday July 17th: 8:30 Sasamat/White Pine Beach

Sunday July 24th: NO SWIM (IM Whistler)

Sunday July 31st: NO SWIM (long weekend)

Sunday August 7th: 8:00 Sasamat/White Pine Beach

August 14th: TBA

August 21st: TBA

Fee: $30 for the season or $5 drop-in

Questions: Please contact us at

See you in the water.

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