The SAA Swim Program is designed to provide a swim training regimen for adult triathletes and adult recreational swimmers of all levels and experience. We provide 5 dedicated lanes and 2 certified coaches for each practice.  Our focus is on stroke technique, endurance, strength, speed, and fun. Swimmers can expect to log between 1800 and 3500 meters per workout. We provide two 60 minute swims per week, from September through July, Wednesday, and Friday early mornings at Watermania in Richmond. Take advantage of our 50 meter pool!!

In late spring and through the summer, we also enjoy open water swims at Boundary Bay, ranging from 1000 meters to 3000 meters..  These tend to be scheduled with less notice as they are subject to weather and tides.

SAA Swim Program: Wednesdays & Fridays

Fall 2017

Dates: Wednesday & Friday

Time: 6:15 to 7:15 am Wednesday and Friday mornings (NOTE: SESSIONS ARE 1 HOUR)
Where: Watermania Pool (14300 Entertainment Blvd, Richmond BC)

Cost: Prefer cash payable to Sarah F or cheques payable to Steveston Athletic Association

DATES FOR Fall 2017

Sept. 27-December 22 = 23 sessions

We also have the pool for 2 additional dates where the lanes will be 25m.  This is due to swim meets using the 50m pool.  Normally, we wouldn’t have swim sessions these days.  These dates are:

  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 17

Fees are:

  • Full Pull (all 23 sessions): $175
  • Single Arm Drill ( one session per week for 13 week): $100
  • Other Single Arm drill ( all sessions for the first 6 weeks – to Nov. 3): $100
  • Drop in: $15

Please note we will not swim on the following dates due to swim meets:

  • Dec. 15

Swim Requirements:

A new swimmer may come out for a one day ‘try-it-out’ but after this must become an SAA member (Membership Details).  A suit, proper fitting and working goggles, and fins are required. A pull buoy is recommended as are paddles (if you have great shoulder health).

– Bring a water bottle to each practice
– Eat something before practice
– Have something nutritious waiting for you after practice
– Enjoy a coffee with your fellow swimmers afterwards at the Ironwood Starbucks.

Our Coaches: SAA is very pleased to have our one and only Tracey Shelley return again this year.  Our assistant coach is Julia Morris (who is also well on her way to becoming a one and only).