Due to COVID-19 impacts, practice events are cancelled for the time being.

We have cancelled all race events for the 2020 season: the Canada Day Challenge, the Kits Challenge and the Bay Challenge.

Read our announcement.

Other Swims and Groups

Links & Other Swim Groups Information

If you are aware of any other local or interesting open water swims please contact us so they may be included. This page may not be up-to-date. If a link does not work, please google the event or group itself.


The Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club is a volunteer-driven non-profit society in Vancouver, B.C., dedicated to promoting our sport and helping our members to achieve their triathlon (swim, bike, and run) and duathlon (bike, run) goals

Other Open Water Swims


Pacific Northwest & Alaska

Central and Eastern Canada

California and Arizona

Global Swim Series

Salish Sea Swim

The Salish Sea (Georgia Strait) swim is a 35km marathon swim from Sechelt BC to Nanaimo BC.

For an account of this incredible swim – the same distance as the famed English Channel swim – from  VOWSA’s very own Jim Close, please click here. A news article from the 2010 crossing can be read here.

The Masters Swim Association of BC (MSABC) also keeps records of marathon swims, including the Salish Sea Swim, at their open water page.