Pool, Lake, Ocean Nanaimo June 9, 10,11


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Nanaimo Pool, Lake, Ocean

June 9, 10, 11  2023


Total Immersion Swim Camp

Nanaimo, British Columbia

This camp is designed for beginner and intermediate swimmers seeking Total Immersion instruction in the pool and open water. Our philosophy is Kaizen swimming; creating continuous improvement by setting your intention to improve one swim skill at each session.

This is a technique-focused camp, teaching you front crawl technique and with an emphasis on converting to the open water.  Swim with greater ease and flow, which allows you to swim long distances utilizing thousands of effortless uninterrupted strokes. Our camp is perfect for triathletes seeking to exit the water fresh and ready for the bike.

It is highly recommended that attendees be able to swim 200 yards/meters comfortably to obtain the greatest benefit from this experience.  Also, familiarity with the Total Immersion drill sequence using balance, streamline, and propulsion.

Nanaimo is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Nanaimo area is host to numerous swims and triathlon races Westwood Lake Triathlon Cowichan Challenge

Teresa Seibel actively instructs Total Immersion sessions around the province of British Columbia. She became a Total Immersion coach 15 years ago after recognizing the need for technique based swim instruction in her sport of Triathlon. She is currently a Community Triathlon BC Coach and founder of the Kamloops Spring Sprint. She was the Sport Chair for Triathlon for 2011 Western Canada Summer Games, and is Past President of the Kamloops Triathlon club. Teresa is a veteran of 2 Ironmans, 4 Half Ironmans, 5 Marathons, and many short course triathlons, runs and swims.


Chris Østenstad actively instructs Triathlon swimming and cycling programs in the lower mainland.  She completed the 2022 Skaha Ultra Swim 12km, Penticton, BC and The Big Effort Swim 18km, Christina Lake. She loves to share her experiences.

Chris is enthusiastic and believes nothing is impossible. She is excited to work with clients by sharing her passion for coaching and helping others achieve their goals, whether training for an upcoming swim event, aqua bike, or learning to swim for the first time.

Friday, June 9:  Pool
7:00am-7:30amMeeting and introduction in Nanaimo Aquatic Centre lobby (741 Third Street)
7:30am – 9:00am – Pool – Basics of good balance and streamlining in open water, video
9:00am – 10:30am – meeting room for discussion and video review
10:30am – noon – Pool for continuing drills and skills
noon – 1:30pm – Meeting room for video analysis and wrap up
Saturday, June 10: Lake
8:00am-8:30amWestwood Lake – Dryland rehearsals
8:30am-9:30am – Shoreline Drills and skills and sighting
9:30am-11:30am Swim – looped course -choose your distance.  SUP support.
12:00pm optional Group Brunch location TBA
Sunday, June 11: Ocean
8:30am-Meet at the Maffeo Sutton Dock
9:00am – Ferry to Newcastle Island (Ferry cost is extra $15.00)
9:30am – Shoreline Drills and skills
10:00am – 11:00am Swim – looped course – choose your distance.  SUP Support
11:00am – 11:45 Wrap up
12:15pm Ferry back to Nanaimo
You are welcome to bring a lunch and stay all day on Newcastle island. Ferries leave every 30 minutes

  • Expert Total Immersion swim instruction and video analysis
  • TI swim cap
  • Great memories and long lasting friendships
  • Dropbox folder post workshop with downloadable videos of instruction
  • Swim Bouy rental – highly recommended to bring your own
  • Tempo trainer rental

In addition to your normal clothing and toiletries, we recommend bringing the following items:

  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • Shoes/sandals that can get wet
  • Towel(s)
  • Warm clothes to wear post-swim
  • At least 2 pair of goggles or swim masks (tinted and mirrored lenses preferred)
  • BodyGlide, Desitin or other anti-chafe cream
  • Thermal shirt or wetsuit (for those who get cold easily)
  • highly recommended – Tempo trainer pro 

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

Please email Teresa Seibel  or connect with us through the contact page.

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