Archive of posts tagged "swim"

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2014

December 30th, 2013 @ 11:34am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 94th year on January 1, 2014. New Year’s Day 1939 + 2011. Archives# CVA 371-836 + Photo credit: Michael Kalus – Michael Kalus Print It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the club and the brisk ocean dip has been a New Year’s […]

Waterkeeper Swim Guide App

August 7th, 2013 @ 10:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’m always on the lookout for new and useful apps, with a local twist. Mostly because I love trying them out and seeing the latest technology but in part because I am a frequent guest on Steve Dotto‘s “App Wednesday” radio show on AM650. Dotto invites three guests to bring their best apps to the […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Swimming

July 17th, 2013 @ 3:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s always fun to look back at how Vancouverites used to cool off during the summer months, seeing how our waterfront landscape — and swimming attire — has changed. Since I have previously posted a collection of beach photos (and a short story about the English Bay Pier) today I’m focusing specifically on swimming for […]

Vancouver Outdoor Pools Open for 2013

May 15th, 2013 @ 11:44am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver’s outdoor pools open this weekend for the season, serving up refreshing summer fun and swimming lessons in our communities. The best part about Vancouver Park Board outdoor pools is that they are heated and they have one-of-a-kind seaside locations. Photo credit: colink. on Flickr Opening Saturday, May 18, 2013: Kitsilano Pool; Second Beach Pool […]

North Vancouver Penguin Plunge 2013

December 28th, 2012 @ 10:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

An alternative to the 93rd annual Vancouver Polar Bear Swim is the Penguin Plunge in North Vancouver. Presented by Deep Cove Outdoor and Deep Cove Kayak & Canoe, this frosty affair takes place at Panorama Park in Deep Cove on New Year’s Day. To participate, register at Panorama Park on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 starting […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2013

December 26th, 2012 @ 9:54am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim will have its 93rd run on New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013. This free event is open to the entire community and all those brave enough to splash in the waters of English Bay on the first day of the year. Peter Pantages & Miss E Robinson in English […]

Vancouver Icons: Kitsilano Pool

August 2nd, 2012 @ 11:04am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Like moths to a flame, bathing-suit clad bodies flock to the Kitsilano Pool as soon as the summer sun starts to shine. It’s a bright blue beacon of warm weather recreation at one of the city’s most popular beaches. Photo credit: ecstaticist on Flickr Photo credit: Carolyn Coles on Flickr 1931 – Construction laying out […]

Swimming Lessons in Vancouver

June 6th, 2012 @ 1:27pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Canadian Red Cross is urging everyone to be safe in and around water this summer as we take to ocean beaches, lakes, and pools. Only 46% of children in Canada know how to swim but a great way to learn the basics is by getting involved in a Red Cross Swim program at a […]