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SwimBowen Registration Opens April 1!

Registration opens April 1 for SwimBowen’s 1500 and 750 metre swim event. 60 spots are available
Swim Bowen
With fast times and big smiles at the 2019 finish line: (L-R) David Bellringer and Scott Curry.

After a two year hiatus, we are stoked to announce that registration opens April 1 for SwimBowen’s 1500 and 750 metre swim event 10:00 am Saturday, July 16, 2022. We are working hard on hosting the best event ever with a great swim, complete with amazing on-water support followed by delicious refreshments and an awards ceremony bursting with fabulous prizes. 

This year’s event is open to 60 swimmers only – so register early as we will definitely sell out. Once registered, every participant has an online page where they can invite friends and family to sponsor their swim. All funds raised support the Cancer Care Fund assisting Bowen Island residents in active cancer treatment. Thanks to everyone’s incredible generosity since our inception in 2018, the SwimBowen Society has gifted $43,800 to date to those doing the hard work of treatment.

The backbone of the event is the legion of volunteers that come together to ensure a safe and fun event. If you are keen to help out on the day – go to the link offered below to sign up.  We would love it! 

The legs of the event are our generous sponsors who keep us running in the most beautiful way. Oceans of gratitude to our sponsors to date offering corporate as well as in-kind support: Artisan Eats, Vancouver Diving Locker, Team Aquatics, SwimBuddy, Ratcliffe LLP, Positively Fit, Rainforest Digital, Tuscany, Cocoa West, Mary Lynn Machado Realtor, Barry Thomas Realtor, Brian Smallwood (Mr California!), and Gord Wolters.  

The heart of the event is of course all the swimmers that come from near and far, putting their best strokes forward at the greatest little event in the Salish Sea. We can’t wait to see you all back and ready to dive into SwimBowen.

Love what we do and want to volunteer, be a sponsor or donate? We would adore it. Go to and follow the links to make it happen. For more information, please email