Jan Morrow Award Nominations Open

By peter | June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Know someone who demonstrates determination, inspiration and a positive attitude within the swimming community? Nominate them for this year’s Jan Morrow Award.

Price Increase March 1st

By peter | February 20, 2016 | 2 Comments

Get our best pricing by registering before they go up on March 1st! the swim is already 50% sold out so we encourage you to register soon. With 1500 swimmers, this year’s event is the largest swim ever and will once again be a highlight of the summer! Come join us on July 16th! You…

Registration for 2016

By peter | August 17, 2015 | 3 Comments

Registration for 2016 is open! Don’t miss out and register soon!

2015 Results

By peter | July 18, 2015 | 4 Comments

All results from 2015 are now posted online.

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

By peter | July 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wow – here we are… already!! Looks like perfect conditions for a swim tomorrow! Here’s a few last minutes items…

New Process for Meeting Up With Your Support Paddler

By peter | July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

You gave us feedback, we listened and we are happy to announce some major improvements to make it easier for you to meet up with your Support Person.

Doctors of BC Award Recipient

By peter | June 24, 2015 | 1 Comment

We are thrilled to be the recipient of the Doctors of BC’s Excellence in Health Promotion Award for funding the YMCA Okanagan Swims program.

Sold Out! (For the Final Time)

By peter | June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

We anticipated a larger number of participants this year, but not this many! We quickly sold out all 1000 spots at the end of March which was the earliest ever. As a result, many swimmers who thought they could register later were disappointed and contacted us wondering how they could get in. We set up a waitlist and investigated if…

Kyle and Keegan on Learning to Swim

By peter | May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Two young swimmers, Kyle and Keegan, and their thoughts about learning to swim in our funded Okanagan Swims program through YMCA Okanagan.

Grand Prize Announced!

By peter | May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce the Grand Prize for this year! Every participant’s name will be entered to win two Economy Class return tickets for travel to any Air Canada scheduled destination in North America including Hawaii, Mexico, and the Caribbean courtesy of Air Canada!


  1. Allan Kempton on June 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

    what days are the packadge pick ups? you have the 14th 3-7 pm,and thats the day of the swim? thanks

    • peter on July 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

      The package pickup days are Thursday, July 12th and Friday, July 13th from 3-7pm

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