Event Info

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 and relay option

You can find the course map here.

Race Registration

Registration opens on April 1, 2019 and will close on July 17, 2019 (or when sold out!). Registration for 2019 is limited to 75 swimmers. All of the details on registration can be found here.

Thank you open water distant swimmer extraordinaire Maeve Mucahy for your help with SwimBowen!

Swim Training Series

This year, Bowen Island Adventures and our resident expert swimmer, Billi Behm, will be hosting our swim training series.

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.

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! We’re looking for support in the month leading up to the event. Opportunities to get involved include race day registration, race timing, water safety, logistics and media/communications. Drop us a note and let us know what you’re excited about!