About VOWSA

The ocean calls. Open water swimming means finding a natural rhythm in your breath and movement out in the world. Sea water and lake water invites a different swimming practice than a chlorinated swimming pool. We swim as a group on summer evenings at Kits Beach with a lifeguard escort. And we have swim races for you to demonstrate your awesomeness.

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Beneficiaries

Proceeds from the VOWSA practice swims and races support BC Special Olympics and the Vancouver Lifeguard Association.

BC Special Olympics provides high-quality sports programs and competitions that help people with intellectual disabilities celebrate personal achievement and gain confidence, skills and friendships.

The VLA’s  purpose is to raise public awareness of the needs of water safety, provide lifesaving and first aid training, offer lifeguard services for major public events and support sport competitions as a means of improving skills and abilities.