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

Ongoing

Practice Swims

Practice Swims start May 30, 2022

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July 31, 2022

Kits Challenge

Come for a swim race in our very own practice area.

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July 1 2022

Canada Day Challenge

Canada Day Challenge is at Sasamat Lake.

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August 20 2022

Bay Challenge

Qualified swimmers make their way across the English Bay.

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Ongoing

Practice Swims

July 31, 2022

Kits Challenge

Women waiting for the race to start, with one smiling at the camera.
July 1 2022

Canada Day Challenge

August 20 2022

Bay Challenge

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