March 23, 2020: Due to COVID-19 concerns, VOWSA has temporarily paused practice swim and race registrations. We will send out more information later in the week.

Welcome to the Vancouver Open Water Swim Association

The Vancouver Open Water Swim Association (VOWSA) is a registered Society under the Societies Act of the Province of British Columbia. We create safe and enjoyable open water swim experiences for people of all ages and abilities through our practice swims and races. We have been a volunteer-led, non-profit organization for over three decades.

Upcoming Events

July 1, 2020

Canada Day Challenge

Canada Day Challenge is on July 1, 2020 at Sasamat Lake.

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July 25, 2020

Kits Challenge

Come for a swim race in our very own practice area on July 25, 2020.

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August 9, 2020

Bay Challenge

Qualified swimmers make their way across the English Bay on August 9, 2020.

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July 1, 2020

Canada Day Challenge

July 25, 2020

Kits Challenge

August 9, 2020

Bay Challenge

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