Event Info

“I had a fantastic time participating in SwimBowen in 2018. The event encouraged me to get outside, stay active, and become more involved in the community.”

– Anna F., Bowen Island


Race Date

Our 2nd SwimBowen will be taking place on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Race Location

Tunstall Bay Beach on beautiful Bowen Island in British Columbia!

Race Distances

1000m and 500m (solo distance only this year!)

You can find the course map here.

Race Registration

Registration opens on April 1, 2019 at 9:00am and will close on July 18, 2019 at 6:00pm (or when sold out!). Registration for 2019 is limited to 75 swimmers. All of the details on registration can be found here.

Swim Training Series – NEW!

This year, Bowen Island Adventures and our resident expert swimmer, Billi Behm, will be offering a swim training series to all registered swimmers.

The 3-session training series will be held on May 26, June 2 and June 9 from 2-3:30pm. To register and learn more, check out the Facebook event and/or their website.

Thank you open water distant swimmer extraordinaire Maeve Mucahy for your continual support & positivity!

Our Swimming Community

If you train and live on Bowen Island, we encourage you to join our open water community:

If you don’t own a wetsuit, but would like to use one for training or race day, you can rent them from West Point Cycles in Vancouver.

Volunteer Registration

If you would to register to help with the event, we’d love to have you join our volunteer crew! Opportunities to get involved on the day of our event include: race day registration, race timing, water safety, logistics, photography/video and social media. Sign up for a volunteer spot via our RaceRoster site.

We’re also looking for a bit of extra support in the month leading up to the event. If you’re interested, drop us a note and let us know!