Open Water Swimming 2024

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KYC is now offering Open Water Swimming Programs. Whether you're a seasoned swimmer seeking to master the waves or dipping your toes into this exhilarating realm for the first time, our program is tailored to guide you from uncertainty to unbridled confidence.

Open Water Swimming Programs

Embark on a journey of discovery as we unlock the secrets of safe, fun open water swimming, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate vast bodies of water easily. From teenagers honing their racing prowess to young adults seeking to conquer the waves and even masters refining their techniques, there's a place for everyone in our immersive, transformative program. Join us and embrace the thrill of the open water!

We are offering full summer, 5 session, and drop in programs to accommodate to everyone's busy summer schedules.

No open water swimming experience is required, but general swimming knowledge is mandatory. Swimmers will have to purchase a nonrefundable $60 one-year Triathlon Ontario membership, a link will be sent after registration. Before proceeding with your selected program, swimmers are required to attend a safety information seminar and pass a swim test. All programs are taught by a Swim Canada and Triathlon Canada certified coach.

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Intro to Open Water Swimming (Ages 12 - 14)

Bringing swimmers from no idea to no fear! While open water swimming may be intimidating, KYC offers an incredible program to enhance a swimmer’s confidence while gaining the necessary tools to be safe in deep and big bodies of water.

This program is suitable for swimmers aged 12 - 14 with a background in swimming. All swimmers must be able to swim 400m consistently in a pool.

For the Full Program and 5 Session Bundles, swimmers will have to purchase a nonrefundable $60 one-year Triathlon Ontario membership, a link will be sent after registration.

Drop In Cost: $ 40.00

Schedule: Form will be sent out for date selection.

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Single Session Drop InJuly 2 August 23 DROPIN1 Spaces Available

5 Session Bundle Cost: $ 130.00

Schedule: Form will be sent out for date selection.

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5 Session Bundle for Drop In (Requires Non-Refundable Triathlon Ontario Membership $60)July 2 August 23 FIVEINTRO1 Spaces Available

Full Program Cost: $ 240.00

Schedule: Monday and Friday Evenings: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Full Summer (8 Sessions)July 1 July 26 INTROWS1 In Progress
Full Summer (8 Sessions)July 29 August 23 INTROWS2 Spaces Available

Learn to Race (Ages 15 - 17)

Learn to Race is a great way to get comfortable with open water swimming while learning the aspects and skills of racing. The targeted learning outcomes include safety protocols, water comfort, navigation, emergency response, racing strategies, and more! Swimmers will learn not only how to race, but how to be safe and comfortable while open-water swimming.

This program is suitable for swimmers aged 15 - 17 with a background in swimming. All swimmers must be able to swim 400m consistently in a pool. After achieving the requirements, this program will be offered for 4 weeks at a time, swimming 4 times a week with a group size of 10 participants.

For the Full Program and 5 Session Bundles, swimmers will have to purchase a nonrefundable $60 one-year Triathlon Ontario membership, a link will be sent after registration.

Drop In Cost: $ 40.00

Schedule: Form will be sent out for date selection.

2024 Sessions
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Single Session Drop InJuly 2 August 23 DROPIN1 Spaces Available

5 Session Bundle Cost: $ 130.00

Schedule: Form will be sent out for date selection.

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5 Session Bundle for Drop In (Requires Non-Refundable Triathlon Ontario Membership $60)July 2 August 23 FIVELTR1 Spaces Available

Cost: $ 340.00

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings: 6:00am - 8:00am

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Full Summer (16 Sessions)July 1 July 26 LTROWS1 In Progress
Full Summer (16 Sessions)July 29 August 23 LTROWS2 Spaces Available

Swimmer in front of KYC in lake

Masters (Ages 18+)

Swimmers will focus on endurance and refining techniques, emergency protocols, and environmental awareness. A primary focus will be on endurance, navigation, and basic swim etiquette for leisure and racing scenarios. This program focuses on personal goals and development while providing a safe environment for swimmers to excel.

The Masters program is suitable for swimmers aged 25+ with a background in swimming. All swimmers must be able to swim 400m consistently in a pool. No open water swimming experience required. After achieving the requirements, this program will be offered for 4 weeks at a time, swimming 3 times a week with a group size of 10 participants.

For the Full Program and 5 Session Bundles, swimmers will have to purchase a nonrefundable $60 one-year Triathlon Ontario membership, a link will be sent after registration.

Drop In Cost: $ 40.00

Schedule: Form will be sent out for date selection.

2024 Sessions
Start Finish Code Status Add to Cart
Single Session Drop InJuly 2 August 23 DROPIN1 Spaces Available

5 Session Bundle Cost: $ 130.00

Schedule: Form will be sent out for date selection.

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5 Session Bundle for Drop In (Requires Non-Refundable Triathlon Ontario Membership $60)July 2 August 23 FIVEMAST1 Spaces Available

Cost: $ 290.00

Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday Mornings: 6:00am - 8:00am and Wednesday Evening: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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Full Summer (12 Sessions)July 1 July 26 MASTOWS1 In Progress
Full Summer (12 Sessions)July 29 August 23 MASTOWS2 Spaces Available

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Questions?

Contact us!

Samantha Mastel-Marr
Open Water Swimming Coach
swimming@kingstonyachtclub.ca

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